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Starks greet the royal family

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Official Synopsis – When the king arrives he greets his old friend with a bear hug and immediately asks to visit the crypts of Winterfell. (Source: HBO)
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Arya watches the procession

Scene shifts to grand entry of the king’s horses and men. The king’s party passes through Winterfell’s outlying town. ARYA, wearing a Stark guardsman’s helmet and cloak, pushes her way into a tall wagon for a better look. 

In rides JOFFREY, followed by the HOUND.

She watches the procession in fascination while the other Starks wait in a greeting line.

The Starks wait in a greeting line

CATELYN: Where’s Arya? Sansa, where’s your sister?

Sansa shrugs her shoulders. 

Outside the castle, we see more riders with banners, as ARYA rushes back inside the castle to get there ahead of the royal party.  She scoots past her parents to get in the receiving line with the rest of her family in the courtyard. Eddard admonishes her.

NED: Hey,, hey, hey, hey. What are you doing with that on?

NED Pulls off ARYA’s helm.

ARYA (pushing BRAN): Move!

The royal party rides through the gate

When the royal party begins to ride through the gate. JOFFREY rides in, SANSA smiles at him, ROBB glares at JOFFREY. The HOUND pulls up his helm. The coach carrying CERSEI lumbers in, followed by KING ROBERT.

All the Starks and everyone else kneels. ROBERT heaves himself off his horse.

The Starks greet the king

NED looks shocked at the sight of his old friend, now fat and red-faced. ROBERT signals for all to rise and looks at NED.

NED: Your Grace.

ROBERT: You’ve got fat.

NED gives ROBERT a “What about you?” look. They start laughing.

Robert gives Ned a hug and a pat on the back. 


CATELYN: Your Grace.

Robert hugs Catelyn, and then places his hand on top of Rickon’s head standing next to her, before moving back to Robert.   

ROBERT: Nine years. Why haven’t I seen you? Where the hell have you been?

NED: Guarding the North for you, Your Grace. Winterfell is yours.

CERSEI and her other children descend from the coach.

ARYA (to Sansa): Where’s the Imp?

SANSA: Will you shut up?

ROBERT (to Robb): Who have we here? You must be Robb.

They briefly shake hands as ROBERT moves down the receiving line.  He passes SANSA making no physical contact.  

ROBERT (to Sansa): My, you’re a pretty one.

ROBERT briefly stops in front of ARYA (and makes no physical contact with her, either.)  

ROBERT (to Arya): Your name is?

ARYA: Arya.

Lastly, ROBERT appears before BRAN. Again he makes no physical contact.  

ROBERT (to BRAN): Ooh. Show us your muscles. You’ll be a soldier.

The camera then jumps to JAIME who is removing his helm and looking around.

ARYA: That’s Jaime Lannister. The queen’s twin brother.

SANSA: Would you please shut up.

The Starks greet the queen

CERSEI approaches the receiving line. She smiles at NED while placing her hand out which he kisses. She appears more reserved than the king.    

NED: My queen.

CATELYN: My queen.

ROBERT: Take me to your crypt. I want to pay my respects.

CERSEI: We’ve been riding for a month, my love. Surely the dead can wait.


ARYA: Where’s the Imp?

CERSEI, who appears annoyed, walks back to JAIME.

CERSEI: Where is our brother? Go find the little beast.

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Winterfell is the seat of the ruler of the North and the traditional home of House Stark. It is a very large castle located at the center of the North, from where the head of House Stark rules over his people.

The castle is located alongside the Kingsroad as it makes its way from the Wall to the capital at King's Landing, more than a thousand miles to the south.


Epic / Breathtaking

First Appearance of Characters


Robert Baratheon

Cersei Lannister

Ned Stark

Catelyn Stark


Robb Stark

Sansa Stark

Arya Stark

Bran Stark


Joffrey Baratheon

Sandor Clegane

Rodrik Cassel


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