Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones (2011)

6 mistakes in The Pointy End

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The Pointy End - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Ser Barriston throws his armor and sword on the floor after being demoted, the sword stops by his armor. However when Sansa kneels down, the sword is now a good distance from the armor. (00:52:40)

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The Pointy End - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Arya and Syrio are practising at the start, we see them stop with their swords touching and crossed. Camera changes and Syrio's sword is much lower and no longer touching Arya's. (00:02:10)

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The Pointy End - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: Just after Jon is told he is confined to quarters, there is a shot of outside with snow falling. However the snow is actually rising. Indicating the shot has been reversed. (00:22:55)

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The Pointy End - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Catelyn confronts her sister about the raven's message that arrived at dawn. When she does, the roll of paper is rolled completely differently between the 2 camera angles. (00:16:05)

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The Pointy End - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Ser Barriston throws his armour and sword on the floor after being demoted, the armor and sword are inside the black tiled square on the floor. Camera changes to show Sansa kneeling before the council and now the armor and sword are outside of the black tiled box despite no-one touching it. (00:52:30)

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Kissed by Fire - S3-E5

Question: Although Tywin is Cersei's father, she is Queen Regent. Isn't she still in a higher place of power than him, and able to refuse to marry Loras?

Answer: As Hand of the King, Tywin is the second most authoritative person in Westeros behind only the king. The Hand's duties include sitting on The Iron Throne and dispensing order, justice and judgment, similar to what Ned Stark did in the Season 1 episode "A Golden Crown" while then-king Robert Baratheon was out hunting. It's also worth pointing out that Tywin's enormous wealth makes him the de facto most powerful person in Westeros, which he demonstrates in the Season 3 episode "Mhysa" when he sends King Joffrey to bed without his supper and remarks to Tyrion "You're a fool if you believe he's the most powerful man in Westeros. Do you really think the crown gives you power?"

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Answer: The position of Queen Regent is largely a cipher as the Hand of the King is the actual regent for the king, handling day to day affairs and heading the small council. Tywin is still the leader of House Lannister and commands the army. Cersei's power derives from him, mostly. This is why she cannot truly counter Tyrion when he is acting Hand of the King or Master of Coin, both given by their father. She only starts acting like a queen when Tywin is dead.

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