1. When Sansa did not tell the truth about Joffrey and the butcher boy.
Sansa was frustrating to watch for most of the first season. Her dreams of becoming Joffrey’s queen made her turn a blind eye to his true nature, which she witnesses here for the first time. We lost two Stark direwolves that day because she refused to tell the truth about Joffrey.
2. When Ned told Cersei he knew about Joffrey’s true parentage but didn’t tell Robert.
This moment encapsulated Ned’s most admirable trait and biggest weakness: his sense of honor. Rather than going straight to Robert, he gives Cersei a chance to save her children’s lives by warning her that he knows the truth. This was a huge mistake to make in the Game of Thrones, and he paid for it with more than his life.
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