if you haven't read the books, then i should like to point out that the Kingslayer was part of the Kingsguard (kind of like the secret service) so that alone leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Imagine if one of the secret service killed the president. not to mention that the Lannisters (the kingslayer's family) joined them in the war when it was all too obvious they would win. right up until the last minute, the Lannisters stayed neutral. what makes it equally bad was that they were able to kill the mad king through treachery. they took the castle by treachery, not by force. Tywin Lannister, the then Hand of the King (and the father of the twins) arrived at the gate and the Mad King thought he was there to join their side, opened the gates and let the Lannisters in. that was when the Kingslayer turned around and killed the King he swore to protect. This, in a day and age when chivalry and honor is everything to men. You get this? And Ned Stark is the biggest uptight dick there is when it comes to honor and stuff. He's the sort of man who'll say, "Pick up your sword. I refuse to kill a man without sword," kind-of-guy. He's the sort of guy who'll see you as worse than scum if you broke your oath.
Robert (the present king) is mighty grateful for the Lannisters though for ending the war easily. His hatred of the Mad King is so great he'd overlook anything so long as it brought about the Mad king's downfall. if you notice, in episode 3, when he finds out Daenerys Targaryen (one of the last living descendant of the Mad king; the other one was Viserys - the one who sold his sister to get an army) was pregnant, he literally wanted to send out an assassin to kill both Daenerys and the unborn child. Ned (the ever honorable guy) dissuades him of this and they argue saying they are not into killing children (Daenerys is just 13 or 14 in the books) and unborn kids. In the sacking of the palace (in the war), the Lannisters killed the then queen and her children (a small kid and a babe) to prove to Robert they really were joining his side. When Ned Stark arrives in the palace, this grisly act leaves even more of a bad taste in his mouth. as you've probably guessed, Ned Stark is not into the killing of women and children, even if it is war. Robert, in his unending hatred for the Mad king and all Targaryen-related things (Targaryen is the Mad king's line) overlooks this grisly act and calls the Lannisters murder of the queen and her children as proof of their loyalty to him.
backgrounder: to understand Robert's hate of the Targaryens, you have to look back at the cause of the war. Robert is bethrothed to Ned Stark's sister, Lyanna. He loves Lyanna like the moon and stars, yada, yada. Rhaegar Targaryen, the prince, kidnaps Lyanna (a page right out of Troy). and of course, a war starts because of this. Lyanna dies before the rescue arrives and the rest, as they say, is history. Robert kills Rhaegar on the Trident River, and the Mad King is killed by Jaime Lannister. and since then, Robert will kill anyone named Targaryen.
all of this would be understood better if you read a bit of background (spoilers) here
Why then the passive agressive dislike of Jamie Lanister by King Robert? It's not like he knows that the guy is nailing his wife / his sister.
I would think that Robert would pamper the guy for turning on The Mad King. But instead he belittles him.
Ned I get. There's consistency in the way he behaves. But I haven't quite figured out the motive for Robert's opinion of Jamie.
that part isn't in the books. in the books, Robert isn't derogatory to Jaime. only tolerant. he tolerates Jaime because he is the queen's twin. but make no mistake, Robert thinks little of Jaime's namby-pamby sword skills and thinks he's just the by-product of Lannister gold (Lannisters own the gold mines. they mine and mint the gold coins. hence the "crown" being in debt to them. they're like the bankers of the kingdom).
Just watched all four episodes and read up in here. This story and world seems pretty fantastic, almost makes me want to even read the books. Maybe I will at some point, but for now the show will do. Happy I stumbled upon this thread
dammit, now I gotta go watch it again, was it a quick scene? I was so shocked during episode 2, I was lost for a good minute like wtf happened
I saw it during the episode 2 review before the episode, but not during the actual show.
yeah, bran was climbing the tower, hears some grunting and moaning so he heads to the window to investigate, queen and brother were going doggy style and queen looks up and sees bran watching from the window. jaimie grabs bran and tosses him out the window.