Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the ninth episode of season one, Baelor. Lord Tywin Lannister, played by Charles Dance, informs Tyrion that he plans to use Tyrion’s group of hill tribesmen at the vanguard of an impending battle with the armies of the Stark noble family. Tyrion deduces that Tywin is trying to have him killed. At Tyrion’s request the mercenary Bronn, played by Jerome Flynn, procures the services of the prostitute Shae, played by Sibil Kekilli. A stroke of luck saves Tyrion from dying in the battle.