2x01 The North Remembers
First Aired: Apr. 01, 2012 on HBO
Summary: While Robb Stark and his army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in Port Royal to advise Joffrey and moderate the excesses of the young king.
Main Characters in this Episode
Ser Jorah Mormont: If we go south to the land of the Lhazareen, the Lamb Men will kill us and take your dragons. If we go west to the Dothraki Sea the first khalasar we meet will kill us and take your dragons.
Daenerys Targaryen: No one will take my dragons.
Robb Stark: If I left you with one of my bannermen, your father would know within a fortnight and my bannerman would receive a raven with a message, "Release my son and you'll be rich beyond your dreams. Refuse and your house will be destroyed, root and stem."
Robb Stark: You don't trust the loyalty of the men following you into battle?
Robb Stark: Oh, I trust them with my life, just not with yours.
- Goof (factual errors): Stannis says "when Eddard Stark learned the truth [about Cersei's children], he told only me". Eddard Stark wrote a letter about that and gave it to Tomard with specific instructions to deliver it personally to Stannis, but Tomard was killed before he could deliver it to Stannis, thus Stannis could not hear that from Eddard.
- According to the novel, only one of Robert's bastards was killed by Cersei's command - baby Barra. It was not Janos Slynt, but one of the Gold Cloaks named Allar Deem who killed her and her mother who tried to stop him.
- There is no Alton Lannister in the novels. According to the novel, it was Cleos Frey, Jaime Lannister's cousin (son of Tywin's sister), who was sent to King's Landing to deliver Robb's terms.
- According to the novels, the names of Daenerys' bloodriders are Jhogo, Aggo and Rakharo. In the series, one of them is called Kovarro instead of Jhogo.
- According to the novels, Davos' left fingers are cut at the first joint, as result of the punishment Stannis gave him for breaking the law for years. In the show, it was changed from Davos' left hand to his right, because the actor Liam Cunningham is left-handed.
- The episode title refers to the rebellion of the North under their new King Robb Stark, in response to the execution of his father Eddard Stark. The phrase is also used prominently in the novels, mostly in the context of a warning that the people of the North will get even with the Lannisters and their allies for all their atrocities.