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Game of Thrones Season 3 Recap

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Game of Thrones season 3 brought the action, political intrigue, and bizarre fantasy elements of the series to the next level. The Game of Thrones third season aired on HBO in 2013, and with all the plot twists and new characters, families, and locations GoT throws at viewers with each new season, it's always good to refresh your memory with a quick summary, and that's exactly what you'll find in this Game of Thrones season 3 recap.

Now that Robb Stark has fully risen to his height of power as the King of the North, Tywin Lannister has to plan his next move. Meanwhile, the two Stark girls survive every way they can, in very different and equally harrowing circumstances. Jon Snow falls in love with a wildling, Theon Greyjoy loses a very important body part, and Dany's dragons get all kinds of awesome.

Each of the Game of Thrones season 3 episodes seemed to be more epic than anything previously seen on the show. Refresh your memory with this Game of Thrones season 3 episode list and summary and don't forget to check out these recaps of season one and season two.
  • Episode 5 "Kissed by Fire"

    In King's Landing, Tywin Lannister plans to wed Tyrion to Sansa Stark and Cersei to Loras Tyrell, despite their protests against both pairings.

    The Hound kills Beric Dondarrion in trial by combat and wins his freedom. However, Beric is brought back to life by a prayer to the Lord of Light.

    After being delivered to Roose Bolton, Jaime confesses to Brienne why he killed the Mad King.

    Robb Stark plans to make amends with Walder Frey despite the fact that he disobeyed his promise to marry one of Frey's daughters.

    • Original Airing: Apr 28 2013
  • Episode 6 "The Climb"

    In King's Landing, Littlefinger reveals to Lord Varys that he knows the prostitute Roz is working as a spy for him. He also reveals that he has given Roz over to Joffrey, who murders her with a crossbow.

    Robb Stark tries to make up for his marriage to Talisa by offering his uncle Edmure to Walder Frey's daughter in his stead.

    Jon, Ygritte, and the wildlings climb the wall successfully, but lose many men in the process due to an avalanche.

    • Original Airing: May 5, 2013
  • Episode 7 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair"

    Theon's mysterious torturer has him castrated and Arya runs away from the Brotherhood without Banners but is captured by The Hound, who was hiding outside. Melisandre reveals to Gendry that he has king's blood, and he agrees to go with her back to Dragonstone.

    Jaime leaves to return to King's Landing but after hearing that Brienne is still trapped, he returns to his captors. There, he finds that she has been put in a pit and made to fight a bear. He jumps down to protect her and the two escape safely.
    • Original Airing: May 12 2013
  • Episode 8 "Second Sons"

    King's Landing sees the wedding of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark. During the ceremony, Joffrey is very cruel to the both of them, and Tyrion gets very drunk and makes a scene.

    In Dragonstone, Melisandre seduces Gendry and uses leeches to take his blood, which she uses for another spell.

    Daenerys visits a city called Yunkai where she gains a new follower named Daario Naharis.

    On the wall, Sam and Gilly are attacked by a white walker, which Sam unexpectedly kills with a dragonglass dagger he found.
    • Original Airing: Jan 09 1964