Everyone on the dais, from Cersei to Varys, yells for Joffrey to change his mind. First aired on June 12, 2011, it was written by the show's creators and executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Alan Taylor, his directorial debut for the series.. Ned is dismissive of the offer: "You think my life is some precious thing to me? The Great Sept of Baelor, also called the Great Sept and Baelor's Sept, is the center of religious worship for the Faith of the Seven and the seat of the High Septon of the Faith. "Stark, Tully, Lannister, Baratheon... Give me one good reason why I should waste a single thought on any of you." ), At Castle Black, Lord Commander Mormont checks in with Jon Snow. Welcome to A World of Ice and Fire. Soon they're smooching. Eddard Stark is brought up to the dais and is called upon to confess his treasons. For Ned. Drogo's horse has its throat slit, the blood splashing down over the khal's body. When the khal dies, they join him in the night lands. There is a swish and a squelch. As the events of Loras' trial, Cersei's plot to fry the Sept of Baelor, and Tommen's suicide unfolded, a haunting piano piece flawlessly punctuates the rising tension and shocking deaths. As the events of Loras' trial, Cersei's plot to fry the Sept of Baelor, and Tommen's suicide unfolded, a haunting piano piece flawlessly punctuates the rising tension and shocking deaths. The conversation between Maester Aemon and Jon, where Aemon questions Jon about whether Ned would choose honour or family in a complicated situation, like the one going on. Cersei is schedule to be put to trial at the Great Sept of Baelor for the murder of King Robert I, as well as for committing incest. Joffrey steps forward, smugly triumphant. Tyrion Sherlock Scans his way through Bronn's past, but is completely flummoxed by Shae's. It has all the rooms in it that we've seen in the show, including the wildfire cache. âGame of Thronesâ Season 6 Finale: Remember, Remember, the Great Sept of Baelor By Vinnie Mancuso and Ben Philippe â¢ 06/27/16 11:30am Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister. Arya stares down at the crowd, appalled at the sight of all these people cheering at the idea of her father's death. Tyrion is also awake and thus a witness to the battle against the 2000 men Robb sent to fight his father. However, even at these few commands, Drogo's bloodrider Qotho balks. Before the invasion of Aegon the Conqueror, the center of the Faith in Westeros was the Starry Sept of Oldtown. Tyrion is carried along by the press until a clansman's mallet swings out of nowhere and knocks him out. Now aware that this is probably his last night on this earth, Tyrion retires to his tent. (No, seriously. All rights reserved. Ultimately subverted when he lies to try and save his daughters from the Lannisters. Today, Aemon is an old blind maester in service at Castle Black and he tells Jon, "I will not tell you to stay or go. Sacking Rome is not the same as sacking the Vatican as sacking King's Landing is not the same as sacking the Great Sept of Baelor. When Daeron was killed on campaign in Dorne, Bâ¦ The Lannisters are left victorious, but wondering where Robb took the other eighteen thousand. While Walder Frey is a bannerman of Catelyn Stark's father, he's also sworn loyalty to the Crown as he points out, which Robb Stark and his army are currently rebelling against. The sword — his own sword, Ice, the Valyrian steel BFS of House Stark, the one he beheaded the deserter with nine episodes ago — clangs and sings as Payne pulls it free of its scabbard. Hence their hostility towards Daenerys. Inspired by George R.R. beheading on the steps of the Great Sept of Baelor. She announces that the khal is indeed beyond her healing arts... though not beyond supernatural ones. That I would trade my honor for a few years of..." Varys walks away, pitying: "And what of your daughter's life, my lord? Ser Jorah's assessment is that Drogo will not live out the night, and he advises her to flee at once, but Dany refuses to leave her sun and stars. Even with his clothes on, it is clear that the wound in his breast is festering. 2020 Bustle Digital Group. Unfortunately Joffrey has him executed anyway. As Cerseiâs trial got underway in the Great Sept Of Baelor, the potential Mad Queen smirked and poured wine with the knowledge that nearly all of her enemies would soon go up in great green flamesâ¦ "Baelor" is the ninth and penultimate episode of the first season of the HBO medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones. In the episode, Ned chooses family for Sansa's sake over his honour, which, as we learn in Season 6, is the same choice he made at the end of the Rebellion years ago. Will this Trope Exemplar of Honor Before Reason choose his honor or his family? In return, Catelyn reveals that Robb must agree to take on one of Frey's sons Olyvar as a squire, trade Arya's hand in Arranged Marriage to another son (also named Walder), and give his own hand in Arranged Marriage to one of Lord Frey's daughters. in for drama. Baelor I Targaryen, also known as Baelor the Blessed, Baelor the Beloved, and The Septon King (he was a septon in addition to being king) and also mockingly known as Baelor the Bamboozled, is a character from the A Song of Ice and Fire universe. The novel describes (albeit through third parties) exactly how Robb was able to capture the Kingslayer and defeat an army much larger than his own. There is a grand square in front of the Sept, from where the High Septon can address the masses. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. He chooses his family. As I have...". She wasn't religious in the slightest, and ordinarily she wouldn't even come near the Great Sept of Baelor, but that day a contact had agreed to meet her there, and he was late. Great Sept of Baelor by Marc Simonetti ©. that would be less detrimental to the war effort. In the streets of Kingâs Landing Arya Stark scrounges for food when she hears her father is to be taken to the Great Sept of Baelor. Catelyn returns just after sundown; she has found one good reason why House Frey should ally itself with the Starks, and has won Robb his crossing, as well as Lord Frey's levies. Still stunned, Jon realizes, "You're Aemon Targaryen." After Khal Drogo collapses off his horse, Daenerys' hold over his khalasar becomes dangerously fragile. Wait, who sacked the Vatican ever? Bronn's response is that his mother hit harder. The moment. Robb frets over the situation: Storming the Castle would take too long, he cannot meet Lord Frey in the castle for fear of being taken hostage, and he cannot send other men to do his work for him. Ramin Djawadi, who is the show's composer, also composed this piece, which was released the day after the finale aired to the critical praise of "straight fire." The wildlings are ferocious enough, but Tyrion highlights their discipline problems—which is the last thing you want on the front lines. This is why, he explains, the Night's Watch forswear lands, family, wives, children — so that they can remain True Neutral and mind the realm as a whole. Then it's chaos on the steps of the Sept of Baelor. The one is â¦ Catelyn asks Robb if he consents and Robb asks his mother, "Can I refuse?" This song cuts off his attack and he leaves her. Throughout the series , Cersei has climbed the ladder ... in a tower cell at the Great Sept of Baelor . Ned asks if he can free him, and Varys admits that he can, but won't. He Will Not Tell a Lie, but will he go against his own nature to save those he loves? He was the ninth member of the Targaryen dynasty to sit on the Iron Throne. Tyrion correctly guesses that Bronn's father beat him as a child. Varys is playing the long game; what he wants is peace, and he asks Lord Stark to bend the knee because it will best serve The Needs of the Many. Mirri Maz Duur then banishes Daenerys as well: "Once I begin to sing, no one must enter the tent. Mormont's assessment is reinforced by Qotho, who has progressed to open defiance of his khaleesi. Varys says that boys have been conquerors before, likely a reference to Daeron Targaryen, who conquered Dorne at the age of fourteen (though he wasn't able to hold onto his conquest for long). Catelyn, plainly no man, goes in his stead as she has known Lord Frey since she was a girl, confident Lord Frey would never harm her. We're giggling too.) The track, called "Light of the Seven," is a 10-minute long piano, cello, and organ instrumental, with a some brief creepy choral voices thrown (throne?) It will take you right back to the lit (literally and figuratively) opening, which more than one outlet have compared to the baptism montage from The Godfather. It turns out that the Starks stole a march and are arraying for battle. Slynt forces Ned to his knees whilst Payne advances, donning the black hood of his office. At other times, the music frantically swelled, like when Pycelle was being stabbed to death by a zillion (okay like, seven) "little birds," when Margaery tries to escape the Sept of Baelor, and when Lancel tries to blow out the candles before they set the wildfire off. The episode â The Winds Of Winter â (season six, episode 10) Thereâs nothing so mechanically sophisticated as a time bomb in the Seven Kingdoms, but the beginning of âThe Winds Of Winterâ ticks and tocks like one nonetheless. In A Song of Ice and Fire, the Great Sept of Baelor is located atop Visenya's Hill in King's Landing. He was zealous in his faith and spent most of his life (not to mention his reign) in pursuit of holiness. Once he dies, Dany and her son will be killed. Even better, it's a hand-and-a-half sword, sometimes known as a "bastard sword, and its been refitted with a wolfs head pommel. Then the only noise is a flock of pigeons, and Arya's breathing as she screws her eyes shut and presses her face into Yoren's chest. To tell you, that I hold true to the faith of my King and the trust of my friend Robert. Is that a precious thing to you? The crowd is jostling, yelling, heedless. We return to the other tent we vacated so hastily, to find Tyrion, Shae and Bronn playing drinking games. A khal who cannot ride is no khal, and Daenerys only holds authority through him. I swore to defend and protect his children, however Joffrey Baratheon is not his son. Tyrion gets mutated form of "Never have I ever" going in which one player guesses a true-or-false statement about the other, and the loser drinks. The pregnant pauses in the piece were perfect accents during the opening sequence to score seemingly mundane moments — like the sparrows filing into the Sept, Loras shivering on a cell floor, Margaery looking around for Cersei, a prostitute asking Maester Pycelle for money, and The Mountain blocking Tommen from leaving his chamber — with silence. He bends his head, exposing his neck, startlingly pale and vulnerable. He knew she was behind that explosion. He was glad that Sandor Clegane had actually listened to him about finding a mob of pilgrims headed for the Great Sept. And the episode ends, with the viewer realizing in shock that the series just killed its protagonist... while there are still seven more seasons. Tyrion calls for his squire to help him put on his armor, but Bronn points out that Tyrion doesn't have one. The most interesting dollop of Back Story, though, is that Tyrion himself used to be married. Jon goes to the dining hall, where the other boys are all excited about Jons Cool Sword. Some of the younger Freys do their best to rein in their father's vitriol towards Catelyn. (Not that the Walder Frey himself really helps the issue. Cersei finally did the damn thing and made the Sept of Baelor go boom on tonight's season finale of Game of Thrones.In one of the most amazing openings to an episode of this show that I â¦ One of the best surprises in the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale had nothing to do with the plot. Stew-shops, screeching children, and little else of note banked both sides the street. In honor of its recent destruction, I decided that I would be the one to build it. I am genuinely ignorant of this ever happening (barbarians aside). Basically, these three Dothraki warriors are attached to young khal-to-be as a Praetorian Guard, and protect him with their lives; they call themselves and each other "blood of my blood" to formalize this sworn brotherhood. Be prepared to create your own house and challenge the Seven Kingdoms in this adaptation of Game of Thrones. Qotho, furious at the spilled blood on her face, begins to enter, but is prevented by Ser Jorah, now armed and armored; the two duel furiously. (Audiences are hardly calmer.) "Baelor," Ned says to him, "Baelor!," and Yoren turns to see the girl on the statue. he will be sent to serve in the Night's Watch), but then... Ned is executed. If you're going through season finale withdrawals, cue this bad boy up for insta-feels. The piece also scored the "Inside the Episode" mini-doc for "The Winds of Winter," in which showrunners David Benoiff and DB Weiss seem genuinely scared of a world ruled by Cersei. During Robert's Rebellion, in which several noble houses rose up in rebellion against King Aerys II Targaryen, the Mad King commissioned the Alchemists' Guild to place caches of wildfire underneath King's Landing. The after-action report indicates that the battle was largely a slaughter; the "twenty thousand men" reported by Robb's friend the scout turned out to be only two thousand, with no Stark leaders or lords in sight. Some septs are small and humble while others are large and magnificent, such as the Great Sept of Baelor.Some septs have crystal or leaded windows.. Every sept houses representational art portraying each of the seven aspects of the Faith. Qotho, the most Jerkass of Drogo's bloodriders, is disgusted with Daenerys's willingness to use blood magic to cheat the natural order. Baelor was the youngest son of King Aegon III and the brother of Daeron I. Baelor was quiet and bookish, and strong in the Faith of the Seven. "I loved a maid as fair as summer, with sunlight in her hair...", The office of "bloodrider" isn't really explained in the TV shows. Martin's A Song â¦ When Catelyn answers, "Not if you want to cross..." Robb agrees. The Great Sept of Baelor is located on top of Visenya's Hill, and it features a large statue of Baelor.It consists of a dome and seven crystal towers, each of which has bells. Cersei destroys the Great Sept Of Baelor. Joffrey seems ready to go with mercy as was promised (i.e. Rather, many fans noticed the chilling, eery music that scored the opening sequence of the show, affectionately known as the wildfire barbecue. Aemon asks Jon what his father would do if asked to choose between honor and the lives of his family and Jon answers that his father "would do whatever was right, no matter what," which doesn't really help us figure out what Ned is going to do now that this dilemma has been posed to him. Lord Walder Frey is just as prickly and lecherous as we've been led to believe, and he sees no point in aiding any of the other Houses, all of whom look down on him and his House. My brother Aegon reigned after him when I had refused the Throne and he was followed by his son Aerys, whom they called the Mad King." Baelor obeyed, but extremely reluctantly and refused to consummate the marriage. When Aegon's army advanced towards Oldtown after his great victory on thâ¦ So fans might still be wondering, what is the song from the Game of Thrones finale? Stunned, Jon asks him, "Who Are You??" Aemon knows that, sooner or later, every man is tested eventually and tells Jon he understands his pain — love for his family vs. observance of the Watchs oaths: Oh, it hurts, boy, oh yes. When an upset Jon explains he cant know his pain — Ned is his father and Robb is his brother — Aemon reveals how he experienced the same painful conflict Jon is experiencing now. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/GameOfThronesS1E9Baelor, Once again we are in the black cells beneath the Red Keep, where Eddard Stark rots in the dark. The Great Sept of Baelor in King's Landing is the most important building of the Faith of the Seven in Westeros. In Jon's case, they are preparing for battle and the septon starts singing the same hymn. And he knew that he had been kept from going from him. Although it remains to be seen what Cersei Lannister's fate will be in George R.R. Martin's hit book series A Song of Ice and Fire, it's safe to say that when it comes to Game of Thrones, she nearly won the titular game and even gave the mother of dragons a run for her money.. RELATED: Game Of Thrones: 10 Moments Fans Expected To See In The Final Season (That Didn't Happen) She's pretty, certainly, but she also has the sass to keep up with him in conversation. The battle was a well-orchestrated ambush, resulting in the Kingslayer's capture. Khal Drogo is mumbling in his feverish sleep, calling for his horse; Daenerys attends him, but there is little and less she can do. Luckily, the piece was released as part of the Season 6 Game of Thrones soundtrack, which is now available on Spotify. He believes Ned will be allowed to take the black and join the Night's Watch. Its last bearer was Mormont's son Jorah, who at least had the decency to leave it behind when he fled across the narrow sea. The next morning, Tyrion is roused by the sound of warhorns. The only friendly faces are Sansa, on the dais; Arya, whom he sees on her perch; and Yoren, that recruiter from the Night's Watch. The resulting explosion, which blew up the Sept of Baelor and killed her religious enemy the High Sparrow, her reviled daughter-in-law Margaery â¦ Aegon's coronation and/or marriage to Margaery and/or Arianne takes place in the Sept of Baelor, with the entirety of his new court in attendance. Joffrey shakes off the protesters, a smug little grin on his face. "But they have the soft hearts of women," Joffrey continues. Averted when Catelyn Stark tries to intimidate Lord Frey with the large army camped on his doorstep. A girl who's almost raped doesn't invite another man into her bed two hours later. As the Twins are protected by two castles and a wide river, with Lord Tywin's army bearing down on them, he's not impressed. I have seen plenty of people build the book version of the Great Sept of Baelor in minecraft, but never the show version. She jumps down from the statue and starts hustling towards the dais, one hand on Needle. marry Arya and Robb to two of Lord Walder's children, Jorah might have fared even better if he'd bothered to wear a helmet, though, cut another clansman's throat in a squabble over a sausage, anger and contempt in Maester Aemon's voice, whether he knew in advance that it was going to happen, which he used to execute someone in the first episode, entirely willing to come to terms with the Starks, doesn't prosecute Jon for attacking an officer, will kill his daughter as retaliation for defying them, merely wanted to keep Tywin in one place while the Stark army heads towards Riverrun, should go to the next male member of his line. The Art of A Song of Ice and Fire The Art of A Song of Ice & Fire: Vol. "This war is far from over," Robb declares. A sept is a single building with seven walls. Jon's hand is healing from its burns, which means it's time for Mormont to give Jon his reward: Longclaw, a Cool Sword made of Valyrian steel which Mormonts have carried for five centuries.