‘The Wolf and the Lion’ Get Their Freak On


By Steve Marzolf


Breast-feeding, eye-stabbing, nipple-shaving, horse-chopping … the action on ‘Game of Thrones’ got a little twisted this week, and everyone seems to dig it.  We got peek into Robert and Cersei’s awesomely dysfunctional marriage, which the show’s creators had a few comments on. And our friends running @GameofThrones said that Twitter lit up like the Spear Tower after Theon Greyjoy unexpectedly released his Kraken.

In other bedroom news, the TV versions of Lord Renly Baratheon and Ser Loras Tyrell are officially an item, a relationship that was only alluded to in George R.R. Martin’s books. The Star-Ledger was quick to identify Loras as "the Justin Bieber of Westeros," and Mo Ryan nailed down the now indisputable fact that “Sansa really, really does not know how to pick boyfriends."

  • What was your favorite scene from this week’s episode?
  • Are Robert and Cersei more alike than we might have guessed?
  • Is Varys actually someone who should be trusted?

A NOTE ON SPOILERS: In the comments, please avoid mentioning or alluding to any events from the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books that haven’t occurred on the television series. All the fans experiencing this story for the first time will appreciate it!