May 30, 2011 06:13:14 GMT
The eldest son of Ned Stark, however, will rally his father's northern allies and heads south to war now that his family is being threatened.
With Ned Stark being captured following King Robert's death, the Lord of Winterfell's family is now in danger. In an upcoming episode of "Game of Thrones", Ned's eldest son Robb Stark is called to King's Landing to swear his loyalty to the new king, Joffrey, but he rallies his father's northern allies against Tywin Lannister and heads south to war.
Also in the episode, Syrio and Arya face off against Lannister guards, while Cersei manipulates Sansa to her own ends. Tyrion forms an uneasy alliance with the hill tribes and reunites with his father. Jon lashes out at Ser Alliser Thorne and battles a mysterious attacker from beyond the Wall. Dany is forced to reconcile her desire to conquer Westeros with Drogo's savagery after the Dothraki raid a peaceful village.
"The Pointy End" will air Sunday, June 5 at 9 P.M. on HBO. This eighth episode of season 1 is written by George R. R. Martin, the author of "Game of Thrones" book series.