With the second last episode of the season, tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones was probably the best yet. Right off the start there was action…Jon Snow finally gets his chance to escape the wildling clan, Khaleesi and her men do work…and Robb Stark…well let’s not get into that just yet.
Khaleesi and her army come up with a plan to take over another city…seems like that’s all she’s doing these days. Her new man with the piercing blue eyes knows how to sneak in through the city walls, Sir Jorah is totally jealous that he’s not the go-to-guy anymore. They breach the city walls, but come face to face with an entire army…we see them battle it out and then the scene cuts. In the end, Sir Jorah and her Unsullied return with good news…although they’re covered in blood. Khaleesi looks worried as she asks for Daario. Ser Jorah looks sad…but most likely because Daario is still alive…and very into Khaleesi.
Arya and The Hound make their way to the castle….closer to Arya’s mother and Robb.
Bran, Rickon and the rest of their crew find shelter in an abandoned windmill. As they’re waiting out the storm they hear a horse approaching…all of a sudden two major story lines in the show intersect and the episode just got a whole lot cooler. Jon and his wildling crew have past the wall and are now taking over land. They come across a house and decide to kill the man inside before he can warn the crows. One of the wildlings hears screaming from the windmill…Hodor is inside freaking out because of the thunderstorm. They try to calm him down but he doesn’t stop screaming until Brnn does some weird thing and goes into Hodor’s mind…shutting him up. Bran is surprised at his warg ability…because he’s never done this in real life…especially not to another human. He’s done it in his dreams, but tonight…he does it for realz. Back on the ground, the wildlings catch up to the man on the horse and are about to cut his head off until one of the wildlings asks Jon Snow to kill the guy.
Bran forces himself and uses his warg powers to jump into Summer the direwolf who is on the ground near Jon Snow. He does his weird eye rolling thing and is immediately inside Summer. He can see everything that is happening downstairs…he can actually see Jon Snow. Jon Snow is about to kill the man, Ygritte is begging him to do it, but after a few minutes Jon stalls and immediately starts a fight with the wildlings. Ygritte defends him, the direwolf jumps into the fight ripping the wildlings a part. In the end, Jon Snow breaks free, he gets onto a horse and gallops away leaving Ygritte alone. I completely forgot what happened in the book…I couldn’t remember if Jon comes back for Ygritte…but seeing it happen and seeing the disappointment in her face as he gallops away…it was so emotional!
Back in the tower, Bran advises Rickon they should separate, if anything happens to them at least there will be one heir to Winterfell alive…little do they know now they are the only two left.
So the wedding is one of the biggest moments of this third season, when I read the book I was absolutely shocked when I read it, I literally refused to believe it. I went back and forth reading over the chapter making sure it wasn’t a bad dream…but actually happens. I was confused as to why they would kill more members of the Stark family…haven’t they been through enough? Haven’t WE been through enough? Why can’t they just have a happy ending?
Robb gets his uncle to marry one of Lord Walder Frey daughter’s after Robb failed on his promise to marry one of them. Apparently, Tully never got over this and after the wedding sets up Robb, his wife, and Lady Catelyn. It was the hardest twenty minutes to get through, I knew it was coming, I knew tears would be coming…and I wasn’t mistaken.
It was a really emotional few minutes. Arya and The Hound are so close…Arya is finally going to reunite with her family…and I can only imagine how surprising this must’ve been for fans who hadn’t read the book. After Robb’s uncle and new wife are escorted out of the hall…Robb’s wife tells him that she is pregnant…she has decided on a name for the child if it’s a boy…it will be Eddard Stark. Robb is so proud, he’s so happy…Catelyn looks over at them and she forms a smile for the couple. Everything is going so well…obviously something is going to happen because nothing ever good happens to the Starks. After most of the crowd has left the hall…one of the guards shuts the door…hearing the lock sound…you just know something’s going to happen. Catelyn is totally sketched out…there’s a look on her face…she’s skeptical. Frey calls for everyone’s attention. Robb is beaming with joy…he’s totally ready to get out of there and celebrate his wife’s pregnancy with his people.
Frey reminds them of how they betray him…how they promised Robb would marry one of his daughter’s, Robb took an oath…and he broke it. Catelyn looks over at the guy beside her…she knows…she looks under his suit and he’s wearing his war chains. She stands up and warns Robb but it is too late…there’s a guard charging at his wife, they stab her stomach repeatedly, Robb tries to run for her but a swarm of soldiers shoot down arrows from above.
Arya is at the gates of the hall. She sees the soldiers from Winterfell, she hears them cheering. She’s about to remove herself from the shadows when Frey soldiers come by and kill the Winterfell soldiers. She hangs back until everyone is gone, she knows something horrible has happened. In the end, Catelyn tries pleading for her son’s life. Robb is looking over his dead wife’s body, he is completely dead inside…another guard comes up to him and stabs a final blow into him. Catelyn stands there, she tries to take Frey’s wife captive…but he doesn’t really care claiming ‘he can just find another one’. Catelyn slices the girls neck…and a guard comes from behind and cuts Catelyn’s throat.
She spots the direwolf in the cages, she tries to go and free it but another group of soldiers comes by and six of them shoot arrows into the cage…you hear a small whelp from the direwolf and we see it go down. For the Starks, the direwolf connection is so strong, when Robb is killed…the wolf dies with him. OMG so sad this scene killed me. Just as Arya is about to run towards the direwolf The Hound finds her and picks her up. He hits her over the head and carries her away from the carnage.