Game of Thrones: Season 1's Most Jaw-Dropping Moments -- From Direwolves to Dragons!

Game of Thrones Season 1Holy dragons! HBO’s sweeping Game of Thrones is back at war for the crown this Sunday at 9/8c. To celebrate the return of the direwolves, the amazing Khaleesi and baby dragons, TVLine has put together a refresher of Season 1’s 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments, from the first shock to the last.

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10. Bran stumbles upon Cersei and Jaime, and gets the boot

The only thing more surprising than the young Stark boy’s discovery that the sibling duo was more than, er, friendly? Seeing Jaime swiftly push him off the building’s ledge with a nonchalant, “The things I do for love.”

9. Joffrey (deservedly) gets bitten

After picking on the butcher’s son, the future king got his comeuppance when Arya’s loyal direwolf came out of nowhere to take a chunk out of the brat. Did we mention that he then cried for mercy?

8. Ned kills Sansa’s direwolf as Bran finally wakes up

As punishment for Arya’s direwolf biting Joffrey — ugh, yet another reason to hate that kid — Ned was forced to kill Sansa’s own pup (Arya’s smartly ran off). And he hadn’t even done anything! In a bit of perfect, symbolic timing, Bran woke from his post-fall coma just as Ned delivered the deadly cut and the wolf cried out.

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7. Daenerys eats a raw stallion’s heart

Before American Horror Story served up intestines, the Khaleesi had to prove herself to Drogo and his people by chowing down on a heart. Making her act even more impressive: She kept it all down.

6. Drogo “crowns” Viserys

Heavy is the crown that melts on your head.

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