Category Archives: Season Three

Recap of Season 3, Episode 1: “Valar Dohaeris”

Season Three begins not with the normal opening sequence but with a cacophony of sounds – shrieks, shouts, clanging swords, unearthly growls. As daylight illuminates the scene, we see Samwell Tarley running for his life in the blizzard-like North. He … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 3, Episode 2: “Dark Wings, Dark Words”

It’s sad seeing the smoke rising from the Winterfell animation during the opening sequence.  Sadder still is realizing that Bran Stark is no longer the cute little boy we left last season.  Continuity, schmontinuity, puberty waits for no man. Onward! … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 3, Episode 3: “Walk of Punishment”

New location during the title sequence, Riverrun.  Riverrun is the castle/seat of the House Tully, Catelyn’s family.  Her father, Hoster Tully, has died and the funeral for him is being held there. The boat carrying Hoster Tully’s body is pushed … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 3, Episode 4: “And Now His Watch is Ended”

The opening shot is of Jaime Lannister’s right hand, the one that once made him famous and feared as one of the great swordsmen of the realm.  But now it hangs on a rope around his neck, a reminder that … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 3, Episode 5: “Kissed by Fire”

New location, Yunkai, one of the three great city-states of Slaver’s Bay, located north of Astapor. It is time for the case of the People v. the Hound.  At the cave housing the Brotherhood Without Banners, Thoros of Myr is … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 3, Episode 6: “The Climb”

Sam and Gilly are adorable.  Sam never lived in the wild, nor this far north, nor had to do much of anything for himself.  He thinks when it comes to fires, the more wood, the better. Gilly has lived her … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 3, Episode 7: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”

The episode begins south of the Wall with the scouting party heading towards Castle Black. They’re waiting for Mance Rayder to give the signal to attack the Night’s Watch. Ygritte teases Jon and the ways of his people and he … Continue reading

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