Headey appears as Queen Cersei Lannister in the fourth episode of Game of Thrones, Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things. Sean Bean plays Lord Eddard Stark, the Hand of the King. In King’s Landing, Cersei visits Eddard in his chambers. She suggests putting recent friction between the Stark and Lannister children behind them, and says that as Hand, Eddard will share her fate of attempting to control the behaviour of King Robert Baratheon. She taunts Eddard that he is a loyal soldier, and he responds that he was trained to kill his enemies. Cersei responds that she was, too.