Season Three episode titles revealed!
By Hear Me Roar on in News, Production.

Through our sources we have learnt the almost complete list of episode titles for the coming season and can now disclose it to you. Only two of the episodes are still missing their titles, ostensibly due to the recent reshuffling of material and subsequent renaming. We expect to learn the last of the missing info soon. So here goes:

  • Ep. 301 – Valar Dohaeris
  • Ep. 302 – Dark Wings, Dark Words
  • Ep. 303 – Walk of Punishment
  • Ep. 304 – And Now His Watch is Ended
  • Ep. 305 – Kissed by Fire
  • Ep. 306 – to be determined
  • Ep. 307 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair
  • Ep. 308 – to be determined
  • Ep. 309 – The Rains of Castamere
  • Ep. 310 – Mhysa

Hear Me Roar: Now that is a nice batch of episode titles. How do you like them? Time to speculate what each title refers to and what events we can consequently expect in which episode. This should keep us busy for a while.


353 Comments

  1. Matt S
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Oh wow, this is fantastic, I thought we’d have to wait weeks if not months for these! Speculation commence!

  2. Jake Rogers
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    What could ‘Mhysa’ be about?

  3. Oddlyotter
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    EEEE I’m too excited for episode 9

  4. Matt S
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    P.S Episode 9 being called The Rains of Castamere, while a bit obvious for book fans is pretty much a perfect episode title considering the subject matter.

  5. Mark
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Matt S,

    I certainly would hope it wasn’t months, considering it starts again in one month

  6. Lord of Fangs
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Wow, pretty solid titles, they seem self explanatory for readers. A couple of these are like a punch in the gut.

  7. juego de tronos
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    The rains of Castamere!!! This episode going to be spectacular.

  8. M
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure what Mhysa refers to but the rest…ouch. Ouch ouch ouch.

  9. Matt S
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    P.P.S Guess Blue Hills was wrong (or could be one of the unannounced episodes).

  10. Yago
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Rains of Castamere!!! Whow! Nice!!

    I’m a bit confused about Valar Dohaeris. We don’t get to hear that in the books until AFFC, right?
    And now his watch is ended? Hmm, interesting…

  11. Matt S
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Mark,

    I say months because it took almost as long for the last ep of Season 2 to be announced last year.

  12. L3G
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    Mhysa = “Mother” in Ghiscari

  13. Javi Marcos
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    It they want to keep the canon from the books, episode 9 should be Mysha and not Mhysa

  14. caravaggio
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    God bless D&D. I knew they had to name it “The Rains of Castamere!” Though I’m a bit bummered Episode 9 is the climactic season episode and not the out-of-nowhere treatment I was hoping they’d give it!

    And now that that’s out of the way… I majorly “AWWW :(“-ed at “And Now His Watch Is Ended.” Poor Commander Mormont.

    Holy shit. “Kissed by Fire” is awesome and sexy. Will we see The Lord’s Kiss?

    “Dark Wings, Dark Words” is another brilliant, key phrase I knew had to make it as a title.

    And I LOVE that “Valar Dohaeris” is the premiere! Totally connects to the finale of Season 2.

    Let the storm begin!

  15. Nick_Scryer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Isn’t it Mysha not Mhysa?

    Edit: nope I’m wrong.

    Great ep titles btw!

  16. Valdred Dethstorm
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    So, it was The Bear and the Maiden Fair. Wasn’t a difficult guess, but it’s a nice title.

    On the other hand, I’m really disappointed they went on to name “The Rains of Castamere” to Ep. 9 Truly, lame title. Expected something more. The episode should be awesome anyway.

  17. HODOR HODOR HODOR!
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Isn’t Mysha one of the names Dany is called? Im sure it means mother in one of the free city languages.

    May refer to Dracarys moment from Books?

  18. Manuel Lannister
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Well, I have to say “The Rains of Castamere” doesn’t give a clue to those who haven’t read the books nor spoilers

  19. Amarylle
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Isn’t Mhysa one of the names for Dany?

  20. Souleater
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    My guess for Mhysa would be re lated to daenerys and her becoming the all powerful ‘mother’ of dragons backed by an army of super-soldier-eunuchs

  21. Joe
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    M,

    It is one of the Ghiscari words for ‘Mother’, so that should tell you what that’s referencing

  22. Ceri
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Mhysa is the Ghiscari word for “mother”, used by the slaves released by the Wise Masters of Yunkai to refer to Danaerys.

    http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Belwas

  23. Matt S
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Valdred Dethstorm,

    It may be lame to book readers because it’s obvious but to the majority of viewers (i.e. non-book readers) the connection between the events of the episode and the song will be amazing on many levels.

  24. serum
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    wow, what a list of episode titles, this season will truly be a masterpiece, I hope march flies by cause this wait may just kill me!!!!!

  25. Ser Tahu
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Yay! News!

    anyway, my guesses:

    01 – Valar Dohaeris: simply because the finale of season 2 was Valar Morghulis

    02 – Dark Wings, Dark Words: possibly Catelyn and Robb getting the news of Bran and Rickon’s ‘deaths’ and the sack of Winterfell?

    03 – Walk of Punishment: I have absolutely no clue. Maybe a reference to Arya walking through the Riverlands or possibly Jaime as a captive

    04 – And Now His Watch is Ended: I’m not sure, but I think it could be a reference to Mance and Jon finding the aftermath of the battle at the Fist of the First Men. It is far too early in the season for it to be the mutiny at Craster’s Keep

    05 – Kissed by Fire: The Lord’s Kiss

    06 – Y U NO RELEASE TITLE!?! ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

    07 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair: The Bear Pit Scene. I guess this is what GRRM meant when he said he gained a song :P

    08 – (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

    09 – The Rains of Castamere: Obviously the Red Wedding. This is my favourite title of the season.

    10 – Mhysa: Dany Reaches Yunkai?

  26. NewJeffCT
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    If non book readers paid attention, they at least know that the Rains of Castamere is THE Lannister song (“Where’d you learn the Lannister song?” – “Drunk Lannisters”)

  27. Jon
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    Mysha means Mother. It’s Dany getting her army.

  28. Gerald_Raven
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Ep. 304 – And Now His Watch is Ended

    I think this episode will be Mormont’s death

  29. Lollius Palicanus
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    I’m rather surprised the bear and the maiden fair will happen so soon, granted it’s the bear pit scene. This probably means season 3 will end with Jaime already present at King’s Landing.

  30. Caro H
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Aaaa so cool!!! Interesting they haven’t reveled the name for episode 8.. And I know what kissed by fire could refer to but since I believe a certain duel is happening around episodes 4 or 5 by a man who has been kissed by fire.. Yeah makes it more awesome for me :)

  31. Bill Volk
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Yago,

    We hear it spoken near the end of book 3, but we don’t know what it means until book 4. Either way, it’s showing up very early as an episode title. I hear that High Valyrian is being fleshed out as a complete language for season 3, so maybe we’ll be seeing it in places we didn’t see it in the books.

  32. Lindsay
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    Re: “Mhysa,” I had to google it too, haha. Quote from ASOS (not sure if this counts as spoilery but I’m blocking it anyway):

    “Mhysa!” a brown-skinned man shouted out at her. He had a child on his shoulder, a little girl, and she screamed the same word in her thin voice. “Mhysa! Mhysa!”

    Dany looked at Missandei. “What are they shouting?”

    “It is Ghiscari, the old pure tongue. It means ‘Mother.’”

    Dany felt a lightness in her chest. I will never bear a living child, she remembered. Her hand trembled as she raised it. Perhaps she smiled. She must have, because the man grinned and shouted again, and others took up the cry. “Mhysa!” they called. “Mhysa! MHYSA!” They were all smiling at her, reaching for her, kneeling before her. “Maela,” some called her, while others cried “Aelalla” or “Qathei” or “Tato,” but whatever the tongue it all meant the same thing. Mother. They are calling me Mother.”

  33. kurozukin
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    So the title for episode 10 means “Mother”… And I just remembered the speculation that the final scene of the season will be Catelyn’s “resurection”…

    …no, I’m not prepared for this season :(

  34. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    *Sigh.* And Now His Watch Has Ended. So about 4 weeks in, WiC will be doing a post-mortem on the great James Cosmo, who was so great, and of course was awesome as Brendan Gleeson’s father in Braveheart.

    Walk of Punishment is an interesting one. We could be referring to something related to Theon Greyjoy here; some kind of parading that involves his torture that hadn’t appeared in the book. It doesn’t seem likely to be Danys, or something at Riverrun. Perhaps this is Jaime’s hand, too.

    Kissed by Fire — the lighting of Beric’s sword?

  35. Ser Tahu
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Javi Marcos,

    umm… it is Mhysa in the books…

  36. the other guy
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Here we go…

    Ep. 301 – Valar Dohaeris = this one I did not expect so soon, although I guess it’s a logical choice after the last episode of season 2 being named “Valar morghulis”.

    Ep. 302 – Dark Wings, Dark Words = Robb & Cat learning the death of Bran and Rickon ? Maybe Balon’s death ?

    Ep. 303 – Walk of Punishment = As a lot of people mentionned already for this one, I think it’s going to be the walk of dany with the head of the slave masters on pikes. Maybe some Theon stuff ?

    Ep. 304 – And Now His Watch is Ended = Mutiny at Craster’s keep and death of Mormont ? Can’t think of anything else for this one.

    Ep. 305 – Kissed by Fire = Obviously Jon&Ygritte in the cave, BwB scenes with Thoros and Beric introducing the viewer to resurection with the kiss of life, so it doesnt come out of nowhere when Uncat is revealed. Maybe some Mel/Stannis stuff on Dragonstone too.

    Ep. 307 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair = So, Bear pit in episode 7… What will Jaime do for the rest of the season ? Maybe he will get back to KL in episode 10, before the PW. It would be a huge change from the books, but heck, if it works better on tv, why not.

    Ep. 309 – The Rains of Castamere = Well, this one is obvious. Maybe a little too obvious for non-book readers.

    Ep. 310 – Mhysa = Good ending scene for Dany storyline. Also, the fact that mhysa means “mother” might lead to the reveal of UnCat, the Stark “mother”, being resurrected as a cliffhanger. I think PW happening in this episode is even less likely now that we have this title.

  37. Valdred Dethstorm
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    kurozukin,

    Isn’t it a bit early for that?
    To be honest, that was my first thought, and makes sense considering the title, but…

  38. Yago
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Walk of Punishment -> Theon

  39. The Dragon Demands
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    I think the climax of Astapor, meaning Yunkai and Mereen are pushed into next season.

  40. Gamnico
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    I think that MHYSA, maybe is Mother, when Dany frees the slaves.

  41. gisizzlah
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    ASOS is my favorite book in the series, so seeing the titles are giving me goosebumps….

    most excited for 304 305 307 and 309…..

    I’m really anxious to see Jon’s story arc this season…. i think ill have a great appreciation for it than i did in the book….

  42. Dan Spicer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    kurozukin,

    Mother, let’s see… Dany, Zombie Cat, and Cersei with Joff dying in her arms… seems like a good title to me.

  43. Nick_Scryer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    1. Nicely ties in to S2 finale
    2. Maybe the reveal of Bran/Rickon’s “deaths”
    3. The plaza of Punishment for Dany’s storyline. Maybe some Theon punishment too.
    4. Jon “Leaves” the nights watch to be with Ygritte. I think it’s too early for Mutiny.
    5. Lord’s kiss, Hound v Beric?
    6. ?
    7. Sansa talks about Joffrey to Olenna and Margaery. Too early for Bear pit?
    8. ?
    9. RW
    10. Dany frees the slaves at Yunkai

  44. AA
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Kissed by fire – unless it has a double meaning, it has got to be Ygritte and Jon in the cave

  45. Mazzwar
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Valar Dohaeris – reference to season 2 finale.
    Dark Wings, Dark Words – Robb and Catelyn hear about either Bran and Rickon or Hoster Tully.
    Walk of Punishment – Dany sees the crucified slaves in Astapor.
    And Now His Watch is Ended – Mormont is killed by deserters.
    Kissed by Fire – Jon and Yggritte and the Lord’s kiss.
    The Bear and the Maiden Fair – The bear pit scene.
    The Rains of Castamere – The Red Wedding.
    Mhysa – Dany takes Astapor or Mereen/Yunkai with the Unsullied.

  46. Daniel
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    M,

    The part where Danny walks out and all the slaves call her mysha

  47. Ser Tahu
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    For episode 4, a lot of people are guessing that it will be the mutiny at Craster’s Keep and saying “what else could it be?”

    I think that it would be far too early in the season for that scene (I personally am not expecting it to be until the finale). Instead, I believe that it refers to Jon and Mance viewing the devastation at the Fist of the First men. episode 4 seems like the prefect time in the season for that scene to happen.

  48. AdrianAegon
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    o1 – Oh i totally didn’t expect this… it would have been best suited for S4 finale, mirroring S2 finale, because. then Arya heads for Braavos and hears it for the fist time

    02 – Awesome title… no clue… I guess a raven comes with an imp message… could Cat&Robb find out about Bran and Rickon this late?

    03 – Theon’s Walk of Punishment?

    04 – For sure Lord Commander Mormont’s death

    05 – omg, could in this episode be the cave scene?

    06 – no title, no clue of the storyline

    07 – Ahhh yes! The song GRRM hinted. Bart and Brienne for sure. Jorah and Dany also? altough Dany is no longer… a maiden

    08 – no title, but we know that this ep is the one with Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding sooo

    09 – I guess they couldn’t go with RW… maybe because it was way known. Good title choice though.

    10 – This one I expected it and I guessed it! I knew it, I knew it!! Mysha!!! UnCat also?? Yes!!

    EDIT: How awesome that most here think the same… most have the same guesses related to episodes :X

  49. kurozukin
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Valdred Dethstorm,

    We never actually saw her resurrection in the books. Chronologically, it would have taken place a couple of days after the Red Wedding, so episode 10 would make sense. It also fits the pattern of previous season closers — a shocking scene with a strong supernatural element. It also may serve to give new viewers a twinge of hope after the Red Wedding, that at least certain parties will be getting a dose of zombie vigilante payback.

  50. Lord Varys
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    This should settle a lot of things.

    1. We won’t get to Meereen in season 3. Mhysa means ‘mother’ in Ghiscari and is how Dany is greeted by the the freed slaves of Yunkai, not by the Meereenese.

    2. The Purple Wedding is not going to be in season 3!

    On the episode titles:

    ‘Valar Dohaeris’ is first mentioned in ASoS, but we only get to its meaning in AFfC. Arya is greeted this way by the Braavosi captain in her very last chapter. But since it means ‘All men must serve’, I think they will be able to give those lines some meaning in the first episode. In Tyrion’s, Jon’s, Sam’s, and other stories.

    ‘Dark Wings, Dark Words’ may refer to the news about Bran and Rickon’s alleged deaths, as well as about the news about Lord Hoster dying. Riverrun is supposed to be introduced in episode 3, is it not?

    ‘Walk of Punishment’ could be connected to the Place of Punishment of Astapor. Perhaps we won’t see this place but a walk of punished slaves, triggering Dany’s decision to steal the Unsullied and free the slaves rather than to buy them from the Astapori.

    ‘And Now His Watch is Ended’: Most definitely the deaths of Craster and Lord Commander Mormont!

    ‘Kissed by Fire’: Jon and Ygritte, of course, but maybe also stuff involving Melisandre. They hopefully keep the whole cave sex scenes, and the story about the wildlings lost in the tunnels

    ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’: Brienne and the bear, Jaime rescuing her.

    ‘The Rains of Castamere’: Obviously the Red Wedding. The Lannisters will get their revenge, and the Purple Wedding is going to happen in season 4.

    ‘Mhysa’: Dany’s victory over the Yunkai’i and their sellswords, the slaves of Yunkai are freed. Perhaps also the the attack on Dany by the Titan’s Bastard, and her rescue by Barristan Selmy.

  51. argilac's antler
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    I’m really hoping we are introduced to Lady Stoneheart the same way readers were introduced to her in the books. I don’t want to see Catelyn’s body resurrected by Beric. I think it will have a much bigger impact to see this mysterious woman pull back her hood to reveal an undead-throat-slit-vengeful-eyed Catelyn Stark.

  52. FrYo
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Mazzwar:
    Valar Dohaeris – reference to season 2 finale.
    Dark Wings, Dark Words – Robb and Catelyn hear about either Bran and Rickon or Hoster Tully.
    Walk of Punishment – Dany sees the crucified slaves in Astapor.
    And Now His Watch is Ended – Mormont is killed by deserters.
    Kissed by Fire – Jon and Yggritte and the Lord’s kiss.
    The Bear and the Maiden Fair – The bear pit scene.
    The Rains of Castamere – The Red Wedding.
    Mhysa – Dany takes Astapor or Mereen/Yunkai with the Unsullied.

    I second that :)
    Loves the fact that ‘Kissed by Fire’ comes in time to reference two stories at once.

  53. Dirty
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Haven’t Catelyn and Robb already found out about brand and rickons deaths in season 2??

  54. the other guy
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Ser Tahu:
    For episode 4, a lot of people are guess that it will be the mutiny at Craster’s Keep and saying “what else could it be?”

    I think that it would be far too early in the season for that scene (I personally am not expecting it to be until the finale). Instead, I believe that it refers to Jon and Mance viewing the devastation at the Fist of the First men.episode 4 seems like the prefect time in the season for that scene to happen.

    Well, it happens in chapter 33 of ASOS (RW is 51, and it’s ep 9). The NW’s survivors can’t just flee the walkers and do nothing else for the majority of the season. Episode 4 seems just about right for me.

  55. Markus
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I think you are all wrong. Bear and the maiden fair I think is Sansa and Tyrion’s wedding and not the bear pit scene, I am pretty shure the later will be saved for episode 10.

  56. Laurentius
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    I thought the episode 2 title might refer to a certain letter written by a certain bald man in one tower to another older bald man in one of two twin towers, laying out the details of plans that will involve yet another, but younger, bald man with pale eyes.

    What do you think?

  57. Littlejanet
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I think the bear and the maiden fair may also refers to a Sansa / Tyrells scene in the same episode.

    Who will teach the HBO audience what Valar dohaeris means? Maybe Talisa – she’s good for Valyrian exposition. And sexposition. We might also hear Valyrian at the seaport in Qarth. Does Shae know any Valyrian? Because Tyrion does. It’s also possible Arya coulda ask somebody what Valar morghulis means.

  58. SerCountryFriedSteak
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Shuffling stuff around? Still? Another sign this ‘should be great’ could be reaching ‘end of season 2′ level mess.

  59. Lord Varys
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’ could indeed be Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding. Isn’t it already confirmed that this is going to happen in episode 7?

  60. juniorbhoy1888
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    not long now to the return of the best tv series ever

  61. Yago
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    I’m a bit disappointed with Valar Dohaeris :( Should’ve been the season 4 finale!

  62. ertty
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    Mysha= mother=Danerys
    try figure it out

  63. AdrianAegon
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Markus,

    Why would they name an episode ” The Bear…” and have an actual bear in a later episode ?? :)) it’s silly. they might have moved that wedding in ep 7, but Brienne and the bear happens in this ep.

  64. Ryan71
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    can someone remind me what the episode 1 title stands for?

  65. Quowala
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Wow great names! The most interesting one for me is ‘Kissed by Fire’ as it seems this could refer to three things.

    Ygritte. She and Jon get it on? Bow chica bow wowwwwww

    The Hound VS Beric

    Dany takes the Unsullied with dragonfire

    If they all happened in episode five it would make for an absolutely insane episode!!!!!!

  66. joaquin
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I strongly feel that wil be the final scene of the season.
    kurozukin,

  67. AdrianAegon
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Vanessa Taylor’s episode: Dark Wings, Dark Words (2) – better than the ones from S2

    Bryan Cogman’s episode: Kissed by Fire (5) – good as always

    GRRM’s episode: The Bear and the Maiden Fair (7) – never had a doubt, but is better than all other 2 titles this episode had.

  68. Matt
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Im gonna call the final moments of Season 3

    Dany turns to Mis, what are they saying? Its Giscari it means “Mother”
    Dany turns back at the people chanting “Mhysa” The chanting continues but starts to fade out while we cut to Beric resurrecting Cat, and her opening her eyes. Maybe screaming over the credits.

  69. caoimay
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Cmon mhysa is dany’s ride through her people on horseback with them chanting mother in all the different languages, its one of the series most iconic scenes and it was a vision form the house of the undying as well

  70. Na
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I wonder how could Brienne be a ‘Fair’? (No offence) IMO, that title should’ve been only ‘the bear and the maiden’.

    Also, can we try to name the title for 8th episode until it is officially out? What could be the best title for TS Wedding?

  71. Drfunk
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Ep. 301 – Valar Dohaeris : Opener to tie up the various storylines and get them moving along, mainly introduction to the new characters of S3.

    Ep. 302 – Dark Wings, Dark Words: Probably Robb/Cat learning of the sack of Winterfell and the fate of Bran/Rickon, growing dissent with Karstark arc.

    Ep. 303 – Walk of Punishment: My guess would be the beginning of Brienne&Jaime’s excellent adventures through the riverlands.

    Ep. 304 – And Now His Watch is Ended: Mutiny at Crasters and the Old Bear’s death prob from Rast judging from the trailer.

    Ep. 305 – Kissed by Fire: Softcore porn debut for Jon/Ygritte

    Ep. 306 – to be determined : My guess would be Dany getting her unsullied

    Ep. 307 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair: Bear pit, cripple Jaime vs epic bear. FINISH HIM!

    Ep. 308 – to be determined: Siege of Yunkai, introduction of the various merc armies. Namely the sleezy Dhaario and the Mero from the Second Sons. Followed by Dany’s treachery and epic win.

    Ep. 309 – The Rains of Castamere: No comment, this episode will hurt too much.

    Ep. 310 – Mhysa: “Mother” in Ghiscari, the finale will most likely tie up all the storylines but the title could prob reference Dany walking through the peasants to get her Diva treatment only to get ambushed by Mero. This could be the big reveal in her arc to see Pimpinstan come to her rescue.

  72. Markus
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    AdrianAegon:
    Markus,

    Why would they name an episode ” The Bear…” and have an actual bear in a later episode ?? :)) it’s silly. they might have moved that wedding in ep 7, but Brienne and the bear happens in this ep.

    It is the natural ending of the whole Jamie/Brienne arc and elsewhere they would have them just on the walk to King’s Landing as an ending, which doesnt have the same climax to it.

    It is also an upnote way to go on after episode 9, also it will leave room for Jamie’s conversation with Roose around episode 7 which seems about right to be just before episode 9.

  73. azad injejikian
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Some strange choices

    -Learning Valar Dohaeris this early on?

    -Why would they name Ep 9 THAT?! Might as well give the whole episode away. Its a Lannister victory song. Even non-book readers who watch the show will be tipped off.

  74. Joan Català
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Valar Dohaeris – I had thought they would save this title for the episode where Arya trades the coin Jaqen gave her. Obviously that’s not happening on Ep.1. I guess it’s purpose is to have some continuity with last season’s finale title.
    Dark Wings, Dark Words – News of Winterfell and the ‘deaths’ of Bran and Rickon reach Robb?
    Walk of Punishment – There’s already been much speculation, and I honestly don’t know what to expect.
    And Now his Watch is EndedMutiny at Craster’s, probably? Mormont’s death.
    Kissed by Fire – immediately Ygritte comes to mind, so it could be her romance with Jon in the caves, or even the climbing of the Wall? It could also apply to Dany – could it be the Fall of Astapor?
    TBD
    The Bear and the Maiden FairBear Pit, obviously.
    TBD
    The Rains of Castamere – You all know what.
    Mysha – Has to be the taking of Yunkai. I had hoped for a final shot of Dany surrounded by freed slaves calling her Mother! Seems my prayers to the Old Gods have been answered.

  75. Chibarin
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Omgomgomgomg

    Ep:7 The Bear and the Maiden Fair

    Excuse my fangirling, but I think I know what that episode will contain. <3

  76. Xyx123
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    It means “mother.” Probably refers to Dany in the battle of Yunkai

  77. Iram
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    the other guy,

    Agree. Althought, it could be Mysha for 3 motherly events:
    - Danny having her childs/soldiers
    - Cat’s resurection
    - And, Cersei loosing her son.
    Anyway, would be too far fetched.

  78. Dave
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Robb and Catelyn already found out Bran and Rickon died, didn’t they? Hoster Tully seems like a good guess. Or a raven Sam sends out about being attacked by the wights/white walkers?

  79. Clay
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    “Mhysa” is Ghiscari for Mother. Possibly referring to Dany freeing the slaves and they all called her Mother.

  80. littlejanet
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Matt,

    I think you’re right on about the end of the last episode. Allow me to add in a few more scenes that will happen a little earlier in the episode:

    Arya and her rough travelling companion, having escaped a harrowing circumstance, are bedded down for the night in the woods. Arya is having a vivid dream. We cut to a wolfs’s eye view near a river. Perhaps the wolf looks at itself in the water. The wolf sees a dead body floating in the river, and the wolf is drawn to the body and drags it out of the river.

    There’s another mother near the end of the season also. A mother with a newborn, travelling with the man who loves her. They encounter a relative of a friend in an unlikely place and are able to offer assistance.

  81. Abyss
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    azad injejikian,

    I wouldn’t worry about that. GoT doesn’t show the episodes titles in the opening credits and fans who take the effort to seek out the names of the episodes beforehand are most likely book reader anyway and/or don’t care about spoilers.

  82. Joel Andrews
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    Mhysa is “Mother” in Ghiscari, It’s what people were shouting to Dany.

  83. Blaat
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    azad injejikian,

    The way I see it it is not a victory song, it is a cautionary tale for Lannister opponents. Anyway, I don’t think it will spoil anything. While reading the books the Rains of Castamere was more elaborately explained and (at least for me) the RW came as a big surprise. Of course non-readers will expect something, but expecting something this horrible? The episode titles are great, though I am already saddened by the many deaths of favourite characters and the holes that those actors will leave behind.

  84. Turncloak
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    the other guy: Well, it happens in chapter 33 of ASOS (RW is 51, and it’s ep 9). The NW’s survivors can’t just flee the walkers and do nothing else for the majority of the season. Episode 4 seems just about right for me.

    Exactly, people saying episode 4 is too early for Commander Mormont’s death are clueless

  85. Bill
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I really hope the last episode isn’t as disappointing as the Season 2 finale. I know it’s hard to follow up on something like the battle of Blackwater bay, but I found the House of the Undying scene to be rather lacklustre.
    Unless it ends with a bunch of slavers getting their faces melted off by dragons, I’d be ok with that…

  86. Turncloak
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Markus:
    I think you are all wrong. Bear and the maiden fair I think is Sansa and Tyrion’s wedding and not the bear pit scene, I am pretty shure the later will be saved for episode 10.

    Nope u r wrong. Sansa/Tyrion’s wedding has already been confirmed for episode 8

  87. Anne
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I think some of these titles probably have double meaning, referring to a couple of key scenes, the obvious ones “The Bear and The Maiden fair” and “Kissed by fire” = Bear pit and Jon/Ygritte but also Tyrion/Sansa and Thoros of Myr.

  88. Turncloak
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Lord Varys:
    ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’ could indeed be Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding.Isn’t it already confirmed that this is going to happen in episode 7?

    No Tyrion’s/Sansa’s wedding had been confirmed for episode 8

  89. Turncloak
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    caoimay:
    Cmon mhysa is dany’s ride through her people on horseback with them chanting mother in all the different languages, its one of the series most iconic scenes and it was a vision form the house of the undying as well

    Very surprised at how many did not know what Mhysa stood for. It is one of the most important scenes in a song of ice in fire

  90. Hickspy
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    Yunkai?

  91. argilac's antler
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Dirty:
    Haven’t Catelyn and Robb already found out about brand and rickons deaths in season 2??

    Dave:
    Robb and Catelyn already found out Bran and Rickon died, didn’t they?

    Nope, in the books both Catelyn and Robb already knew by this point (it was that news that weakened Robb to seek comfort in the arms of his future wife, and it was that news that weakened Catelyn to freeing their PoW in hopes of getting her last remaining living children back).

    The TV series has delayed that news to them with Season 2 ending with Robb and Catelyn still unawares. The ONLY news they got was that Theon had betrayed them and taken Winterfell, NOT what he did with the hostages.

  92. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Turncloak,

    Edit Ice and Fire*.

  93. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Anne:
    I think some of these titles probably have double meaning, referring to a couple of key scenes, the obvious ones “The Bear and The Maiden fair” and “Kissed by fire” = Bear pit andJon/Ygritte but also Tyrion/Sansa andThoros of Myr.

    No bear scene is in episode 7. Tyrion/ Sansa has been confirmed for episode 8

  94. Breaker of Ice
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    In case anyone (non-book readers) wonders Valar Dohaeris means “All men must serve” in High Valyria, while Valar Morghulis means “All men must die”.

    Sources: awoiaf.westeros.org

  95. Deme
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Oh…”And Now his Watch is Ended”!!! So sad!

    I really don’t like “Rains of Castamere” for ep. 9. I know that a lot of non-book readers won’t get it…but I would have likes something more subtle.

  96. Critical Geek
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    With any luck Episode 1 will introduce Arstan saving Dany from the Sorrymen, Arya joining the Brotherhood, the Tullys joining rob, Tyrion getting a new job, Jon joining the WildlingsBasically everyone joining their new masters…appropriate for Valar Dohaeris, eh?

  97. TheLightningLord
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Yago,

    I’m pretty certain the first we see that phrase is at the end of ASoS when Arya books passage to Bravos

  98. Winter Soldier
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Kissed by fire huh…niiccce.

  99. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Bill:
    I really hope the last episode isn’t as disappointing as the Season 2 finale. I know it’s hard to follow up on something like the battle of Blackwater bay, but I found the House of the Undying scene to be rather lacklustre.
    Unless it ends with a bunch of slavers getting their faces melted off by dragons, I’d be ok with that…

    Wow, really? I enjoyed the wind-up given there was so much to get to. Other than seeing ghoulish faces seated around the room where Danys was held by Pyat Pree, I thought they did a very nice job with the House of the Undying.

  100. The Kingslayer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    as a Jaime fan i’m waiting for episode 307 more then episode 309. Martin wrote this episode so it’s gonna be awsome. after the 3 season Jaime will have a lot of new fans!
    i hope episode 304 is about Theon and Ramsay. can’t wait to see Iwan Rheon.
    shit one more month to wait..

  101. Jentario
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Dan Spicer:
    kurozukin,

    Mother, let’s see… Dany, Zombie Cat, and Cersei with Joff dying in her arms… seems like a good title to me.

    It’s too early for UnCat .

    The best part of that scene was how surprising and out-of-nowhere it was. If you bring her back an episode later it will just seem like a cheap fake death and not as powerful as the scene in the books. The viewers need time to take RW in before this scene and one episode is not enough. Plus, you got to leave an awesome finally for season 4 and this season finale will be awesome either way (if you believe that PW will be in it as I do, and I take it from your comment that you do).

  102. Max
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    When I hear “Walk of Punishment” in relation to GOT/ASOIAF, the first thing that comes to my mind is Cersei’s second chapter in ADWD, although obviously that’s not it.

  103. BlackTalon
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Would people please stop spelling it “Mysha” …

  104. kevin
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    The Dragon Demands,

    Why? Mysha was Yunkaii

    azad injejikian,

    Explain to me where non-book readers will know that? They maybe know the song but they don’t know the title of that song.

    Episode 4: Mormont’s dead. Good episode too put that in. Episode 1 and 2 fleeing killing other. Episode 3 crastens keep. Episode 4 mutiny. Episode 6 or 7 Coldhands. Episode 10 Bran meets Sam.

    About Davos: I think he will be seen around episode 3. As cliffhanger, he’s alive. therefore some things can happen without him. Burning traitors etc.

    Can’t wait.

  105. TyrionForPresident
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Agree with all who said Rains of Castamere won’t be as obvious to non-book readers, I think it’s a nod to the book readers so we know what’s coming. Also agree with those who think Bear and Maiden Fair will have double meaning I’m hoping it’s Jaime and Brienne in the bear-pit but Sansa and Tyrion’s wedding would be good as well

    As far as Mhysa unfortunately I see another season ending with some drawn out Dany in the waste being annoying. But then again, I’m not a fan of her or her storyline.

    UNcat appearing at the end would be a great mirror to the shadowbaby ep but I really don’t see them just squeezing the purple wedding in there at the end, much more effective for non book readers if we get some revenge against Joffers early on in season 4

  106. Aemon
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    SerCountryFriedSteak:
    Shuffling stuff around?Still?Another sign this ‘should be great’ could be reaching ‘end of season 2′ level mess.

    Straight from GRRM’s mouth: “happens all the time on any serialized drama.”

  107. Ross
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    The prediction for undead Cat as the final shot of season 3 is a good one I think. It makes sense with the title they have chosen and is a massive WTF? moment which will be great (if maybe weird) for non-book readers. As a related aside, I do wonder how Michelle Fairley feels about this ‘development’ of her character – she is a classy actress, and I wonder if it will feel a bit hokey for her and for us

    As for the bear and the maiden fair, it feels like a good time to have Jorah starting to show his feelings for Dany.

  108. TyrionForPresident
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Question:

    How do we know Tyrion/Sansa wedding is for sure episode 8? Can someone give me a link/reference to how we know this?

  109. azad injejikian
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    After singing it in ep.9, Bronn is asked “how do you know the lannister song?”

    And its named on the soundtrack performed The National.

    A casual fan, would not pick up on it. But if you’re paying attention, you can put two and two together.

    kevin,

  110. sati
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    “The Rains of Castamere” is a brilliant title for episode 9!

  111. umuckurlife
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Epsiode 305 looks to be epic!
    Kissed by Fire:
    Kraznys Mo Nakloz has his eyes melt down his face
    Beric & the Hound
    Jon & Ygritte in the cave
    Jaime’s stump getting cauterized?

  112. Maxwell James
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    I like.

    As for the surprising title of Episode 1 – I wonder if it refers to the introduction of Arstan.

    While it probably won’t happen, I do hope Ep. 6 or 8 ends up titled as “The Knight of the Laughing Tree.” One of my favorite chapters in all the books.

  113. Gregory Kelton
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Why do people keep suggesting that “Dark Wings Dark Words” will be Robb and Catelyn learning about Bran and Winterfell? Didn’t they learn this in Ep10 of Season 2? Isn’t this what drove Robb into making sweet love with the nurse?

  114. Andrew
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Episode 305 has to be when John Snow and Ygritte kiss in the cave! Cause she’s a red head, kissed by fire.

  115. Gregory Kelton
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Laurentius:
    I thought the episode 2 title might refer to a certain letter written by a certain bald man in one tower to another older bald man in one of two twin towers, laying out the details of plans that will involve yet another, but younger, bald man with pale eyes.

    What do you think?

    This.

  116. kevin
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    TyrionForPresident,

    Maybe episode 7 contains the feast with sansa and the tyrells and the bear scene?
    azad injejikian,

    How many non-book reader fans do you know that watch an episode more than once?

  117. Maxwell James
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Gregory Kelton,

    No – they learned in season 2 that Theon had taken Winterfell & killed Ser Rodrik, but they never learned what happened afterwards.

  118. Rhaegar
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Matt S,

    I agree, I figured it would be the 9th episode anyways. It seems that it’s always the 9th that has the biggest season ramifications.

  119. Hi-Fi
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Speaking of UnCat, I really wonder how they’re going to deal with this. It’s not like she’s a POV character, they won’t spend time with her and the Brotherhood outside their few scenes with Brienne and the Freys. What does that mean to Michelle Fairley?

    I think they’ll postpone her debut until the time where she’s really needed for the plot (I’m thinking Season 4 finale/Season 5) otherwise Michelle would have no scenes to be in it for a whole Season.

  120. wargsareawesome
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    hmmm…. lets see… just gonna mention what I didn’t see mentioned already:
    Dark Wings, Dark Words: perhaps Stannis, Davos & co get the raven from the Nights Watch asking for help?.

  121. Jen
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I think a lot of people are forgetting how much quicker the pace is in the show … There’s no way the Sansa/Tyrells conversation would happen late in the show – that’s very early in the book, even. Also, A LOT happens in each episode, so the titles (aside from Rains) are probably referring to multiple important plot points.

    Also, Rains of Castamere is not obvious at all to non-book readers … I watched the first two seasons before I got into the books. I watched several episodes of season 2 more than once, and I didn’t remember “the Lannister song” at all … It wasn’t until I had finished reading Storm of Swords, went back and realized OH they have played/sang/whistled this song multiple times! So your casual watcher who has only seen seasons 1 and 2 once will likely not remember …. And probably won’t be paying attention to episode titles (I never did before reading the books!)

  122. Seven Hells Bells
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I like ‘Rains of Castemere’ being chosen for the penultimate episode when a certain wedding takes place (most likely). Like ‘Baelor’, it’s subtle enough to keep non-bookers/casuals unperturbed but enough to inform the readers what that episode actually contains

  123. Ross
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    Oh man that one will rock! No spoilers here, but it will focus on Danny bringing justice to a particular city. “Mhysha! Mhysha! Mhysha”

  124. Jen
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Jen:
    I think a lot of people are forgetting how much quicker the pace is in the show … There’s no way the Sansa/Tyrells conversation would happen late in the show – that’s very early in the book, even. Also, A LOT happens in each episode, so the titles (aside from Rains) are probably referring to multiple important plot points.

    Also, Rains of Castamere is not obvious at all to non-book readers … I watched the first two seasons before I got into the books. I watched several episodes of season 2 more than once, and I didn’t remember “the Lannister song” at all … It wasn’t until I had finished reading Storm of Swords, went back and realized OH they have played/sang/whistled this song multiple times! So your casual watcher who has only seen seasons 1 and 2 once will likely not remember …. And probably won’t be paying attention to episode titles (I never did before reading the books!)

    Oh also, no I don’t think Rob and Cat know about Bran and Rickon yet in season 2 (just rewatched the season!)

    Also, I am a sick and twisted and disgusting person bc I am giddy with excitement over getting to see Theon tortured into submission :D

  125. Maxwell James
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I strongly suspect we’ll get another preview in the next couple of weeks with “Rains of Castamere” playing. They’re going to want non-readers to be very familiar with that song.

  126. Kevin
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    Ummm it means mother.

  127. NewJeffCT
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Dark Wings, Dark Words might also refer to Robb, Cat, etc getting the news about Winterfell and the deaths of Bran & Rickon.

    I think Valar Morghulis and Valar Dohaeris were used by Dany and/or her entourage in the books prior to Arya boarding the vessel, but not in conjunction with each other.

  128. Kevin
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    It means mother

  129. Littlejanet
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Gregory Kelton,

    Will we see Maester Aemon in the dark wing episode receiving tidings from beyond the wall?

  130. Lord Varys
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    The scene with Sansa, Margaery, and Lady Olenna has to happening rather early in the season, since one of its consequences will be Sansa’s secret betrothal to Willas Tyrell, and eventually her marriage to Tyrion Lannister in episode 8.

  131. TyrionForPresident
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    kevin,

    ah good point, I didn’t think about the sansa/tyrell scene. personally I’m hoping for Jaime and Brienne as much as possible this season

    Still curious to know –and perhaps you know– how everyone knows the episode number for the sansa/tyrion wedding

  132. Winter Soldier
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Maybe in Bear and the Maiden Fair;Pardon me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t Jorah confess his love for Dany or something along those lines eventually?

  133. Jen
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Winter Soldier,

    Oh yeah, this does happen … Pretty early in the book, but it could come later without changing the plot.

  134. Ours is the Fury
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    The reaction to “Valar Dohaeris” as a title reminds me of the reaction last year to “The North Remembers” as an episode title.
    I don’t think it matters much. There are loads of great titles to be found in the books. A season won’t be hurt by a title that would’ve been great for Season 4-5-6 being used in an earlier season.

  135. Lin Beifunk
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think “The Rains of Castamere” is obvious. Even if you were a non-reader following the show pretty closely (but without spoilers), you might just think there’s a major Lannister victory in that episode. No one — except the Unsullied over on that one forum — are expecting mass fucking slaughter. A war scene in which Robb takes huge losses? Perhaps. Cat dying, maybe? Yes. Some really fun Stark bannermen quickly introduced to be annihilated? Yes. Talisa? Yes. Tullys? Could be. But — anecdotal evidence, sorry — most people I know think the Starks are poised for an uneasy truce and alliance with Daenerys this season or next, and have NO IDEA what’s coming up.

    You have to remember that people are still very used to typical fantasy tropes where the good guy comes out on top, just as a more somber human being.

  136. Kyle
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    M,

    Mhysa: Ghiscari for ‘mother’. That should give you a clue to the reference.

  137. sunaeryn
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Ep. 309 – The Rains of Castamere

    This title hurts so much.

  138. The Anchoress
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Valar Dohaeris follows Valar Morghulis. Of course. These are fun.

    TyrionForPresident,

    My guess would be seven or eight. George’s episode would be completely badass if it toggled between Sansa/Tyrion and Jamie/Brienne and perhaps a little Jorah/Dany stuff. Many bears and their maidens fair, and at least Martin would get to write one wedding. :p

    It took me a moment to get Mhysa and then I did, and I’m not sure why, but the allusion makes me very happy indeed. Love it, and so excited for that sequence now.

  139. Gregory Kelton
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Maxwell James:
    Gregory Kelton,

    No – they learned in season 2 that Theon had taken Winterfell & killed Ser Rodrik, but they never learned what happened afterwards.

    Wow, this makes his whole scene with the nurse feel less… emotional. I thought he was all sad about Bran and Rickon, now I know he was just looking for an excuse to break him off a piece.

  140. Lin Beifunk
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Gregory Kelton,

    That’s a big reason why some people thought Robb’s character arc was weird last season, although you could make the case that your very best friend betraying you/your mom generally being a douche* is enough to want comfort.

    * (Robb’s opinion, not mine.)

  141. ploo
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m a little confused. A lot of people are looking forward to certain events that happen in book 3. I recall reading somewhere, that they are cutting book 3 into 2 pieces, the first half being season 3, the second half season 4.

  142. Jacarb
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi-Fi:
    Speaking of UnCat, I really wonder how they’re going to deal with this. It’s not like she’s a POV character, they won’t spend time with her and the Brotherhood outside their few scenes with Brienne and the Freys. What does that mean to Michelle Fairley?


    I think they’ll postpone her debut until the time where she’s really needed for the plot (I’m thinking Season 4 finale/Season 5) otherwise Michelle would have no scenes to be in it for a whole Season.

    She’s going to have her role reduced to recurring. That’s all. They will still need her, but they’ll be able to get all of her scenes for future seasons wrapped in a few days on the same location. It’s not a bad deal, when you think about it: “Hey, so, your character is getting killed off, but we still want to pay you for a few scenes each year.”

    Not worried at all about Rains being a giveaway. If anything, it’s a misdirect for attentive non-book readers. They’ll be waiting to see what the Lannisters do.

  143. Lin Beifunk
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    ploo,

    They split the book but not directly in half. Now they’re just going for an overall adaptation rather than “book-by-season.” I wouldn’t be surprised next year if AFfC and ADwD started leaking into a mostly-ASoS season.

  144. Arkash
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    And the climbing of the Wall takes place, logically, in episode 5… so this is gonna be a hell of an episode !

  145. novichaso
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    MYSHA!

  146. arden
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    glad George is writing Jaime & Brienne’s bear pit episode, one of my favorite scenes in the book

  147. Mormegil
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    littlejanet: There’s another mother near the end of the season also. A mother with a newborn, travelling with the man who loves her. They encounter a relative of a friend in an unlikely place and are able to offer assistance.

    If by that you mean Sam and Gilly in Braavos then that won’t happen till the end of Season 4 at the earliest, probably season 5.

    If you don’t mean that then I really can’t think what you are describimg.

  148. Jake
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Jake Rogers:
    What could ‘Mhysa’ be about?

    It’s Dany freeing the slaves. In turn, they call her “myhsa”, which means “mother”.

  149. wargsareawesome
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Mormegil: If by that you mean Sam and Gilly in Braavos then that won’t happen till the end of Season 4 at the earliest, probably season 5.

    If you don’t mean that then I really can’t think what you are describimg.

    Likely Weasel

  150. Mormegil
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    arden: glad George is writing Jaime & Brienne’s bear pit episode, one of my favorite scenes in the book

    By the sounds of it though he won’t have written that scene since the episode probably only got it’s current title when that scene was moved into it.

  151. Villane
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    I like the idea of Dany’s final scene this season taking place after her big Mhysa moment. I want it to end with her discovering the line of crucified slave children pointing the way to Meereen. That would get people pretty fired up for Season IV. Also, if Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding happens in the yet unnamed Episode 8, I’d love for it to be titled “Why the Gods Made Whores.”

    If I remember correctly, I think episode 6 was gonna be the one where she takes the Unsullied in Astapor. “Dracarys” seems a likely title for that one, assuming it did not get shuffled into a different ep.

  152. arden
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Mormegil,

    as long as “I dreamed of you” is there ;)

  153. Ren Snow
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    HODOR HODOR HODOR!,

    The “Mhysa” scene refers to Daenerys after liberating the slaves of Yunkai. The Dracarys scene will probably happen in one of the still-to-be-named episodes.

  154. Quowala
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    6 should be “Dracarys”
    8 should be “Why the Gods made Whores”

  155. Perkins
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I thought RW was supposed to be episode 8?

  156. Pyramid
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    “Mhysa” is one of my favorite scenes in Dany’s arc. That scene for me was heartbreaking. After all, I think Dany’s whole arc is about finding a real home.

  157. Carne
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Probably mentioned elsewhere on the site, but looks like there will be an extended season 3 trailer next week: http://www.hboondemand.com/apps/hodschedule/hod/details.do?FID=PMRS396013

  158. Dan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Mormegil,

    She was referring to the scene with Sam and Bran

  159. The last dragon
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I think episode 8 might be the battle at castle black

  160. Korey Lindberg
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    argilac’s antler,

    Hear, Hear!!

  161. A-Gone
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Carne:
    Probably mentioned elsewhere on the site, but looks like there will be an extendedseason 3 trailer next week: http://www.hboondemand.com/apps/hodschedule/hod/details.do?FID=PMRS396013

    Oh yeah ! Didn’t know. Thx dude

  162. azad injejikian
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m confident we can get the ASoS epilogue. I just hope they go for it.

    -Assuming Arya takes the axe to the head at the end of ep9, we can start with her wolf dream of pulling Cat out of the water. After the Mhsya Climax, we can end on UnCat reveal

  163. Harli
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t it too early for the Cersei/joffrey/mhysa idea? I think they would want to save that for season 4 and let the RW be the big bad of this season. And I’m hoping against hope that they keep gendel’s story in the cave scene!

  164. Mormegil
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Dan,

    Oh yeah, forgot about that meeting. Yeah that will probably be at the end of this seasson.

  165. GeekFurious
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    As I’ve said many times over the past few months, I would LOVE to have season 3 end on the PW. I just think it is too soon to use up all that good material.

    Though, season 3 sure would be enormous and mind blowing for the uninitiated…

  166. Tycho Nestoris
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Mother!!!???
    Jake Rogers,

  167. nightwolf
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I must admit, up until now I was pretty meh about S3, but these titles have got me excited.

  168. billjonson
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    caravaggio,

    Kissed by fire is referring to jon screwing igrit!

  169. Nancy
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I read the books and I wish the titles of some of the episodes were a little less obvious. I know the non book readers won’t have much of clue (and how many of them will look up any meaning behind them on the net? I don’t think many)…but I’d at least like to wonder when certain events would take place on the show.
    Episode 9 is going to slay me. I think I will need serious therapy after seeing that on the screen, when I read in the books I was like, WTF George? WTF? I am so dreading the RW. In addition to that, I know when Jon & Ygritte are going to get it on and when Mormont dies. Bummer!

  170. The Kingslayer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    The last dragon,

    episode 8 is about dwarf’s and Sansa’s wedding. it is known

  171. Zarot
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    am I the only one who thinks episode 3 walk of punishment might be Tyrions walk with Sansa down the aisle?

  172. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I don’t understand why so many want to see Beric giving Catelyn the kiss of life? The reveal of Lady Stonerheart is PERFECT in the books and it lends itself perfectly to screen, hopefully in the season 4 finale. Throughout season 4 we can hear about a number of hangings throughout the Riverlands. People can speculate on who is doing it, specifically the Frey’s. Then, in the final scene of season 4 we cut to a drunken Frey arriving to ransom one of his family members. Who does he meet? It’s Anguy and Thoros! The Brotherhood. But where is Beric? They seize the Frey and tie a noose around his neck. He asks “why?” Then, Thoros turns to a woman with a hood covering her face, and she slowly removes the hood. OMFG! It’s Catelyn! How could you want it any other way?

  173. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Zarot,

    This was confirmed to be in episode 8.

  174. Luigi
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Yago: We don’t get to hear that in the books until AFFC, right?

    The last Episode of season two was named “Valar Morgulis”. 3.01 being the next in line, therefore HAS to be named “Valar Dohaeris”.

  175. Dan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    The Walk of punishment refers to a badly beaten group’s walk through hell and the birth of the Slayer.

  176. The DarkStar
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Ep 1 Dany gets to astapor
    Ep 2 dany makes her deal and delivers some “dark words” for peeps via dark wings.
    Ep 3 “walk of punishment” is for the astapor elite.

  177. Rygar
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Don’t quote me, but I have a fairly reliable source that episode 306 is titled “Bathtime Fun with a Naked Jaime”.

  178. KG
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    They really need to shake up the episode 9 shocker/episode 10 Dany format.

  179. Suzaku
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Bit late to the party, but I do think some of these episode titles have double-references.

    Namely Kissed by Fire, Jon with Ygritte, obviously, but also probably ties in with the Trial by Combat between the Hound and Ser Berric, and The Bear and the Maiden Fair, the bear pit scene, but also probably Sansa’s conversation with Margaery and the Queen of Thorns, a scene which may have been moved from episode 8 into episode 7, explaining how George’s episode “gained a song”.

  180. Morrigan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    “Kissed by fire” refers to Ygritte of course, but the Beric/Thoros connection isn’t about the “kiss of life” to Catelyn; this happens much later, though we can see Thoros reviving Beric once, perhaps, to establish the precedent. But I think it refers to the flame sword and his duel with the Hound. :) Double-pun on fire!

  181. Gatehouse Ami
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    We know you are reading this, Cogman!

  182. TyrionForPresident
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    The Anchoress,

    I think it would be really cool if they could combine all those—-I’m sure someone will pounce on the timing and how those three events may not be at exactly the same time but GRRM made up his own seasons…let’s not get too picky with the timeline haha

    As long as I get plenty of Jaime this season, I will be one happy camper

  183. Vinicius
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    it’s about dany and the freed slaves, i think.

  184. Dan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    The strange part is that alot of you are right on about your predictions. It is an HOUR long show not just about an event in a single chapter.

  185. Rafa
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    If I remember correctly it probably will be when Dany destroys the Slave trading place and takes the Unsullied or something like that

  186. BrostavoFring
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I can see the RW starting in episode 8 and ending on a cliffhanger for episode 9, where it will conclude and show some of the aftermath.
    I’m more excited than ever before! So much great stuff to come.

  187. zzz
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Cant believe no one made the connection. Walk of punishment. sam the slayer.

  188. Greg
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Valar Dohaeris- It ties in nicely with the Season 2 finale, but I think it would be much better suited for the finale of Season 4.

    Dark Wings, Dark Words- Can’t say I have a problem with this one. It’s one of the most famous sayings from the books and it’s about time it’s made its way into the show.

    Walk of Punishment- I’m sorry, but they shouldn’t have used THIS title THIS early. It would be much better suited for Cersei’s walk than Jaime’s or Dany’s or Theon’s.

    And Now His Watch is Ended- If this is referring to Mormont’s death, then it’s perfect. Though part of me wishes it could have been saved for Mance’s “execution” in Season 5/6

    Kissed By Fire- I like that it could be referring to both Ygritte/Jon and the Hound/Beric fight. Good title.

    The Bear and the Maiden Fair- Nice title, and I’m glad this song is finally showing up, but I think “Chains” was a pretty cool title too.

    The Rains of Castamere- Meh, maybe a little too obvious. I was hoping for something more along the lines of A Son For A Son or maybe something not at all relating to the RW. That would make it much more of a surprise. Plus, I think one song/episode title is enough, personally.

    Mhysa- NICE. Easily my favorite of these eight. I love that it covers both Dany and also possibly Cat. Personally, I hope they hold off on Stoneheart until the end of Season 4, because by that time, people may have semi-forgotten about Cat, and when they see her all zombified they’d freak out. I think a great season-ending scene would be the one that the title is named for.

    Overall, a good batch of titles. You know you’re obsessed with a show when you write multiple paragraph-long comments critiquing episode titles…

  189. Mr sharpy knife
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    damn, i still hoped episode 09 to be named “Twins”

  190. Gatehouse Ami
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Dan,

    Ep 08 “Lord Walder’s Crossing?”

    I don’t require prizes. ;)

  191. ACVG
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    i dont mean to start drama on this commentary, but could everyone stop referring to Talisa as “nurse” if your looking to compare her to a modern medical proffesional, the one you are looking for is “doctor”
    she is diagnosing and performing surgeries all around, not assisting.
    Thank you

  192. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Dan Spicer:
    kurozukin,

    Mother, let’s see… Dany, Zombie Cat, and Cersei with Joff dying in her arms… seems like a good title to me.

    Exactly what this woman was thinking…it could very well be so, and now the wait is on!

  193. Nick_Scryer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Hopefully ep6 is titled “The Usurper” or “Leech”

  194. Dan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    ***SPOILERS***

    I think that Lady Stoneheart will oversee the hanging of Lame Lothar who will be in Merret’s place due to economical reasons unless they introduce him beforehand. It would be so worth it to watch that wormy s.o.b pee himself!

  195. WildSeed
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    Thanks.

  196. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Dan: ***SPOILERS***

    I think that Lady Stoneheart will oversee the hanging of Lame Lothar who will be in Merret’s place due to economical reasons unless they introduce him beforehand. It would be so worth it to watch that wormy s.o.b pee himself!

    Why would Lady Stoneheart hang a Tyrell? The only Lame Lothar I know is the brother of Loras

  197. Nezzer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Tom O’ Sevens: Why would Lady Stoneheart hang a Tyrell? The only Lame Lothar I know is the brother of Loras

    No, that’s Willas. Lame Lothar is a Frey.

  198. Lexyvil
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    These are great names so far! Now I can’t wait to see what the other unknown names will be.

  199. WildSeed
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Dan:
    The strange part is that alot of you are right on about your predictions. It is an HOUR long show not just about an event in a single chapter.

    GoT averages approximately 52 minutes. There was discussion some time ago about
    some episodes increased in time length, perhaps up to 4 minutes. Huffington Post
    reports that season three episode one and the finale, will be 60 minutes in length.
    Not sure of the official word on this, WiC posted the facts a few months ago.

    A lot more can be said or demonstrated in a few minutes more.

  200. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Dan: ***SPOILERS***

    I think that Lady Stoneheart will oversee the hanging of Lame Lothar who will be in Merret’s place due to economical reasons unless they introduce him beforehand. It would be so worth it to watch that wormy s.o.b pee himself!

    Why would Lady Stoneheart hang a Tyrell? The only Lame Lothar I know is the brother of Loras

    Gatehouse Ami: Dan,

    Ep 08 “Lord Walder’s Crossing?”

    I don’t require prizes. ;)

    Don’t think we will get 2 episodes at the twins.

  201. Kyrenna
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Ah. Such lovely shivers over some of these titles :)

    Valar Dohaeris
    Neat. As a tie to the last season, and in it’s meaning of ‘All men must serve’. First one I’m thinking of is Tyrion (because he goes from being Hand of the King to…what, exactly?). Stannis being completely under Melisandres control again after his defeat. She’ll start nagging about the royal blood she needs. Service by sacrificing.Jorah (and with him the one he so painstakingly serves, Dany). Arstan? I forgot where that scorpion ish thing got smashed, but talk about picking masters to serve..ha. Maybe even Loras already, if he’s to replace Willas in the Tyrrell plotting to marry Sansa to their house. And I think we’ll get a look into the Stark encampment for sure, as well. They need to re-establish the Karstark sentiments asap.

    Dark Wings, Dark Words
    This is one that gave me shivers, simply because it’s so beautiful. For a millisec I thought of Drogon, but ofcourse this is about the messenger ravens. Definitely the news of Bran and Rickon reaching Cat and Robb. And Sansa. I also hope we’ll get to see ‘news’ of the Fist reaching the Wall. Or even Dragonstone? Andeh, news of Harrenhall falling into Stark hands reaching Kings’ Landing? Or maybe news of certain Lannister POWs being dead…

    Walk of Punishment
    I don’t really know what to make of this one. Robb dealing punishment to lord Karstark? Theon getting tortured? Joffrey being his regular nasty self? Tywin trying his hand at reining in Joffrey, and failing? Nah :) Slaves walking in the sun without water? Davos walking up to Dragonstone wanting to kill Melisandre and getting imprisoned? Whoever said ‘Sam’: what’s he getting punished for, then? Being fat, cowardly and still surviving it all? He thinks that to himself, but…meh. Maybe?

    I can’t get Cersei off my mind, *that* will be a walk of punishment in a season to come >:(

    And Now His Watch is Ended
    If this is anything else then the mutiny at Crasters’ Keep, and consequent deaths, I’m going to throw a hissing fit :) Beautiful title that’s going to get all the non book reader Jon fangirls into hysterics. Or so one can hope :P If they look up episode titles, anyways.

    Kissed by Fire
    Beautiful! References abound: Ygrittes hair, kissing in the cave, and Beric fighting the Hound. Who was kissed by fire in a slightly different way. Heh. I’m wondering if we’ll get the Melisandre leech scene, and if it will be here.

    Ep. 306 – to be determined
    If we do get the leech scene, here should go the news of Balon Greyjoy’s death so it can be sort of forgotten till episode 9. Or maybe not, ’cause what will camp Stannis do for the rest of the season otherwise? Bicker about a royal blood sacrifice till episode 9 ish? I can see that happening too, and good actors they got for those debates, but then Balons’ death news will be later, or even next season.

    The Wall will be scaled here. Dany should most definitely be on a boat by now.

    Ep. 307 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair
    I don’t particularly care for the whole bear pit scene, or Jaime and Brienne for that matter, but using this title for that episode is a really nice nod to those that do care about it, I think. Will this be the one where Queenscrown happens? I forgot.

    Ep. 308 – to be determined
    Poor Sansa. Poor Tyrion. Depending on how this one gets handled, I might even cry. Looking forward to seeing players of the Game of Thrones gloat, and be grumpy, and drop hints for what’s to come next.

    Ep. 309 – The Rains of Castamere
    Damnable song. If I’d be a slightly inattentive non book reader, though, I’d think it was about pride leading to downfall. Which it is, but I’d tack that pride to the Lannisters of Casterly Rock. If I bothered to look up the title, at all.

    I don’t think this will be a Blackwater type episode even if the RW is the one thing D&D wanted to film. There will be other storylines to make the RW happen sort of sudden. One other storyline I can imagine (or two) are fighting at the Wall, or the Reeds/Bran. Basically anything White Walkery, underscoring Robb’s dying in the wrong war. That’s what I took away from the RW, anyways (apart from being shocked n all): it’s not the war in the south that matters, it’s the war north of the Wall. Promotional material seems to point to that, too.

    Ep. 310 – Mhysa
    Dany is obvious. I do think they’ll bring back Cat this episode. Arya’s wolf dreams included. Makes sense to me to do that in thesame season you’d introduce an undead Beric Dondarrion. I can also imagine Melisandre saying ‘that’s two’, cut to Cersei being worried about her children (or relieved Robb Stark is dead so her little horror pumpkin is safe), cut to Myrcella in Dorne, reminding people of the Martells. Or something like that. Theres also Queen Selyse (Stannis’ wife) who’s a mother to Shireen, but I have no clue whatsoever how that one could play into this episode.

  202. Ingrun
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I see another possible meaning for “Dark wings dark words”: The dwarf woman could be scared when she meets Arya on that hill, where the brotherhood stays for the night. That was a lot of foreshadowing in the books. Hope they keep the Scene.
    It would also fit in the timeline.

  203. Kyrenna
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Ingrun:
    I see another possible meaning for “Dark wings dark words”: The dwarf woman could be scared when she meets Arya on that hill, where the brotherhood stays for the night. That was a lot of foreshadowing in the books. Hope they keep the Scene. It would also fit in the timeline.


    Seeing what they did with the House of the Undying sequence, I’d not keep hopes up. I’m also thinking they’re keeping any Children of the Forest appearances for next season. When Bran is over/has passed under the Wall n such.

  204. Casterly Rock? Never
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Jentario,

    I dont think the PW be in this season. I beleive seeing UnCat will have a great impact on the audience (a positive one). It wont feel cheap beacuse viewers will know the Lords Kiss by now. Also people need some sort of relief after the RW. Remember the supernatural effect, its been working so far.

  205. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Iram:
    the other guy,

    Agree.Althought, it could be Mysha for 3 motherly events:
    - Danny having her childs/soldiers
    - Cat’sresurection
    - And, Cersei loosing her son.
    Anyway, would be too far fetched.

    Works for this woman!

  206. David Jones
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Interesting some of the titles seem to relate to specific events that are likely to feature in those episodes, others to general themes.

    Ep. 301 – Valar Dohaeris

    As with both previous season openers this one will simply set the various story arcs in motion.

    Ep. 302 – Dark Wings, Dark Words

    Bad news arriving for some, possibly news of Winterfell to the Starks, news of Theon’s capture to the Greyjoys, Tyrion getting shafted by Tywin

    Ep. 303 – Walk of Punishment

    I would assume that this refers to a general theme, with several punishing walks: Jaime and Briene’s trip to Harrenhal with the mummers, the Night’s Watch retreating to Crastor’s Keep, Jon travelling with the wildings towards the wall, possibly Theon’s difficulties.

    Ep. 304 – And Now His Watch is Ended

    Clearly the Old Bear’s death. Might also refer to Balon Greyjoy buying the farm.

    Ep. 305 – Kissed by Fire

    Again multiple events potentially correspond to this theme: Beric’s resurrection, the death of the Astapor Slavers, Ygritte’s hair and Jon’s relationship with her. It also might reference Sam slaying the walker, (assuming they move that here rather than after the first retreat).

    Ep. 306 – to be determined

    Ep. 307 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair

    This obviously relates to the Queen of Thorns and her political shennanigans, however I wonder if it might also reference Jorah and Danaerys. Possibly Jaime and Brienne in the bear pit, (although it seems it is perhaps a little early for that?)

    Ep. 308 – to be determined

    Ep. 309 – The Rains of Castamere

    Well we all know whats going to happen here, the RW will clearly dominate the episode, I can only assume in a way much like the conclusion of a Godfather film with Tywin Lannister giving a Michael Corleone impression.

    Ep. 310 – Mhysa

    This clearly relates to Danaerys and the liberation of the Yunkai slaves, however it might also relate to Catelyn Stark and the impact of her death on her children (not to mention the lazarus style return).

  207. Casterly Rock? Never
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Greg,

    I really want to see a the end of the season, if that doesnt happen it will endalongside the music of Danys song we listened to when her dragons hatched.

  208. Adam Whitehead
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Looks like some people are forgetting something Michelle Fairley let slip in a BBC interview before Season 1 started airing:

    She’s already confirmed that she knows that Catelyn becomes an undead, that she’ll have to be in lots of make-up for it and, IIRC, that she’ll be around a bit less. Sounded like she was cool with it all.

    As for the speculation on Episodes 7/8:

    Recall they’re still editing the later episodes right now and moving scenes around. They may have filmed Sansa and Tyrion’s wedding for Episode 8 and done that in the filming process (it was in the script for 8 etc), but may have decided just a few days ago to drop it back to 7. If 7 had come up short and they could do that (both episodes having the same director also makes it easier credit-wise, I believe), there’s no reason not to.

  209. Casterly Rock? Never
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Casterly Rock? Never,

    I really want to see Uncat in the end of the season, if that doesnt happen it will end with the camera slowly getting away from a mass of people shouting MOther Mother (leaked footage seen on a link video remember?) probably alongside the music of Danys song we listened to when her dragons hatched.

  210. Lin Beifunk
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    Well, Dany is pretty clearly the show’s MC alongside Tyrion. Blame marketing…

  211. Mitchjava
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Tom O’ Sevens,

    Lame Lothar or Lothar Frey is Walder Frey’s son, your thinking of Willas Tyrell (who is crippled)

  212. JamesL
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    I thinkJoffreys death and Sansas escape will take place in episode 8. I seen a post on tumblr that said something about extras who were on set for Sansas and Tyrions wedding saying there was fake blood involved. Some of us have been saying for a while that Joffreys death and Sansas escpae have to happen this season otherwise the story arcs won’t work. You cant just cut storys off in the middle. Both their arcs will be building to this moment all season. It would be like ending S1 with episode 8 and then having Neds excution and the dragon birth at the beginiing of S2, it just wouldn’t work. Those are climactic events that have to happen at the end jut like Joffreys death. The only thing that made me hesitant about the PW happening in the season finale was that it seemed unlikey that there would be 3 weddings back to back. I also wondered why they pushed Sansa and Tyrions wedding until episode 8 when it happens quite early in SOS but now it makes sense, we aren’t going to see Joffs wedding with Margary, they will combine what happens at that wedding with Sansa and Tyrions wedding.

  213. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Rygar:
    Don’t quote me, but I have a fairly reliable source that episode 306 is titled “Bathtime Fun with a Naked Jaime”.

    Make it so Number One!

  214. JamesL
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    nightwolf,

    Why would you be “meh” about S3?

  215. Dan Spicer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Dan Spicer,

    Slaves chanting “Mother!” Joff whispering, “Mother..” as he dies, and Arya shouting “Mother!” after warging and seeing Cat brought back. I think it works as there will be some exposition and foreshadowing with the Red Dead guy who gets tired of being dead

  216. Baramos
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    It’s what the freed slaves call Dany. It means, “Mother” in Ghiscari.

  217. Nick_Scryer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    Hmmm…Actually possible.
    Jaime could reach KL in ep 10 then and all the rest of the consequences could start.

    But we’d lose all the great post RW reaction scenes and stuff :(

  218. Ryan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    M,

    Mhysa means “mother” in Ghiscari

  219. Phil
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Seriously hope that cat’s resurrection is not in season 3. The final scene of episode 9 will probably be her getting killed, they can’t bring her back already in episode 10.

    also who said tyrion and sansa’s wedding will be episode 8. Seems weird to have that right before the red wedding. They have two seasons to tell this story, don’t rush it, and don’t add too much of their own stuff, and they should have no problem telling the story of ASOS

  220. Joshua Taylor
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    If that’s the case then it’s a bad move. It makes what happens in ep 9 pointless.

    I will be disappointed if this is the case.

  221. Quowala
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Have you guys heard there’s gonna be an extended trailer (2 mins) airing on Sunday ??

  222. Joan Català
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    The showrunners have made some changes, some good and some bad, but this is the type of change that would be unforgiveable. It also ruins the likely season 4 finale (tywin’s death), as it wouldn’t be possible to drag the trial all season.

    Now you have put the fear in me and I will be watching Tyrion-Sansa wedding with fingers crossed that it doesn’t happen as you predict.

    EDIT: It would also be quite difficult for Sansa (the Bride) to get out of the city unnoticed.

  223. zod
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Phil,

    They aren’t rushing anything by having Tyrion and Sansa’s marriage in episode 8.

  224. Melisandre
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Lots of people are saying Valar Dohaeris would be a much better title for the finale of Season 4.

    My bet, though, is that they will have Arya sail to Braavos at the end of THIS season. If you look at the book, there are only three Arya chapters between the RW and Saltpans. It’s hard to imagine an entire season of Arya and Sandor just walking about the Riverlands.

    I guess they will find a way to summarize the fight at the inn and Sandor getting wounded and Saltpans in the last episode. It’d make a much better finale for this season and Ep1′s title would work as reference to Arya’s narrative arc.

  225. Lord Varys
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Arya could leave Westeros for Braavos in the middle of season 4. But it won’t make any sense to get her in one episode from the Twins to Saltpans. And it will be impossible to squeeze in all the stuff between her and Sandor. She also has to get Needle back.

    On Joffrey’s wedding:

    This won’t be part of season 3. It never made any sense to assume this from the moment they revealed that ASoS would have been split, but the list of episode titles enforces this as well.

  226. Joe Bowers
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    I am a little disappointed that we will be seeing Theon’s torment at the hands of Ramsey this season. I loved how he disappeared for a long time and then came back as Reek.

  227. Roopert
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar: Make it so Number One!

    Well, could bathtime with naked Jaime be anything BUT fun? ;-)

  228. AdrianAegon
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Seriously now, if I see one more post about the translation of Mysha, I’m gonna go crazy!!
    Read some of the comments above!! there are tens of them. means “Mother”..

    Anyways, I agree with the title “Dracarys”, if that scene happens in that episode (6). It is directed by Alik Sakharov, and he did an awesome job last season with “What is dead may never die”, written by Bryan Cogman. Awesome indeed.
    And for ep 8, hmm.. “Until the Last of My Days”… the final saying in a wedding?

  229. Montresor
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Phil:
    Seriously hope that cat’s resurrection is not in season 3.The final scene of episode 9 will probably be her getting killed, they can’t bring her back already in episode 10.

    I agree. The phrase “What? Too soon?” leaps to mind. It needs to happen a few eps into S4 at the earliest.

  230. Lord Varys
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    On Theon:

    If they do it right, we won’t get many Theon scenes, and leave him while he is still himself and sane, only to meet him again in season 5 as Reek. They won’t give us Theon torture scenes through two seasons. That would be ridiculous and boring.

  231. WildSeed
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Lord Varys,

    Your outline rings truer. I was also considering that , for so early in the season,
    H Tully’s death, and mention of the Stark boyscould make sense at
    this point. Other than that, the title itself represents a foreshadowing
    of the entire season.

  232. Jimbo
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    CANT WAIT FOR EPISODES 7 & 9! I really wish they could get Alan Taylor back from Marvel – I loved some of his episodes the most! :)
    Not long now!

  233. JamesL
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Joan Català,

    I don’t see how it will ruin the RW and Tywins death will not be the S4 finale. SOS is not going to be 2 full seasons. A lot of you seem to misunderstand that the whole SOS being 2 seasons just means that they won’t cover the entire book in one season not that it will take 20 hours to tell it. SOS is a longer book but not by that much compared to the first 2. You would only need about 12-14 episodes to tell the whole thing.

  234. Anonymous Edd
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Drfunk,

    Pimpinstan! Love it.

  235. TyrionForPresident
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Rygar:
    Don’t quote me, but I have a fairly reliable source that episode 306 is titled “Bathtime Fun with a Naked Jaime”.

    oh. yes. please

  236. WildSeed
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Kyrenna,

    Nice. Don’t forget to include Hoster Tully. Probably an oversight
    in such a thorough post *>* . I got shivers also, when WiC posted the subject.

  237. l24INS0FC4ST4M3R3
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure… Maybe something about a mother???
    Jake Rogers,

  238. Dark Sister
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    “Mhysa”means Mother!!!

  239. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    Not going to happen. D&D have stayed true with all of the big moments. There is a less than zero percent chance they skip the PW and have Joffrey die during Sansa’s wedding to Tyrion. Do you really think they’d kill off Joffrey before the Red Wedding? Why would they slash a major event like the Purple Wedding, especially when they have two seasons to tell the story from ‘ASOS’? You are overthinking things.

  240. Stannis Baratheon
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Stop posting “Mhysa = mother” ffs.. Everybody knows that by now.

    JamesL,

    12 episodes? Really?

    You expect them to cram the battle at the Wall, Stannis saving the day, Jon’s election to Lord Commander, the PW, Tyrion’s trial, the Red Viper’s introduction, the duel, Tyrion’s escape and killings, the taking of Meereen by Daenerys, LF and Sansa’s escape to the Eyrie, Lysa’s death.. in 2 episodes?

  241. Paul
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Permalink
  242. JamesL
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Stannis Baratheon,

    Maybe not in 2 episodes but it definitely doesn’t need an extra 10 hours to tell SOS. They would need a lot of filler if they were going to try and stretch SOS over 2 full seasons.

  243. zod
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    My guess is that they will stretch some events to the end of Season 4 (Battle at the Wall, the whole trial at KL, …). BUT, they’ll have to start some AFFC/ADWD stories as well. The Kingsmoot, Brienne’s journey, Bran beyond the Wall.. and some stuff like that

  244. kevin
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    Make that 16/18. the second part happens more. only about 60% of SOS will be in season 3. There’s much too tell. and probably some part of aFfC and DwD will fill the last 2 episodes. And don’t forgot that probably the iron island storyline get told in season 4. (Who will be the new king)

  245. Dan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Please remember that not a lot of things are in a linear fashion in the ASoI&F books. So they could adopt the flashback of Theon’s captivity in the Dreadfort the first few nights when he and the girl escaped only to be hunted down.

  246. Dan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I also think that the Storm of Swords will probably be split into at least 2 and half parts or so. So we still may see some things carry over into Season 5 and so forth.

  247. Selmy
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    As for the PW in episode 10….probably not.

    Episode 10: Arya walking with the hound, wondering where she is gonna go now. Jaime arrives in KL. Small council reunion discussing the RW, Tyrion and Tywin talk. Bran and Osha going on their own way or Bran arriving at the wall. Stannis considering taking the North now that Robb is dead. Dany entering Yunkaï and being called Mhysa (Who could have forgotten that word after reading the books?). Sam arriving at the Wall, Jon being taken prisonner by Janos Slynt as the Wildlings arrive. I don’t know if that battle will be in. Theon… who the hell knows. Sansa mourns her family and a scene with Littlefinger I presume.

  248. Sarah
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Mysa means mother doesn’t it?

    Jake Rogers,

  249. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Selmy,

    Jaime won’t arrive in KL before the PW. It then makes no sense for him to send Brienne to find Sansa when she is already there. There is also no way that Janos arrives at the Wall before both of the Wildling attacks. How is Jon supposed to lead the defense of the Wall if he is arrested?

  250. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    kevin,

    There will be several ASOS storylines that last through both seasons. The Viper vs Mountain,Tyrion’s killing spree,Jon being named LC, and Littlefinger pushing Lysa through the moon door will all happen in episodes 9-10 of season 4.

  251. Johnny Reno
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone else think that Episode 8 might end with the Red Wedding and that the Rains of Castermere suggests that the Lannisters being behind the plot is revealed? This would certainly throw everyone off. Not only that but they could then have both weddings in the same episode…

  252. Jaqen is Q
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Johnny Reno,

    It’s been confirmed to be in Episode 9.

  253. Fatpom
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Dark Wings, Dark Words

    “Some wars are won with Swords, others with quills and ravens”-TL

  254. Johnny Reno
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Jaqen is Q:
    Johnny Reno,

    It’s been confirmed to be in Episode 9.

    Where? Not that I’m doubting, but I know the rumours were around that it was to be episode 9, but I’ve never seen 100% confirmation.

  255. JamesL
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    I can guarantee all of that will happen well before episode 9-10 of S4. If all that happens in episodes 9-10 of S4 than what what the hell would be going on in S4 epi 1-8.

  256. JC
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    As some others have already said, Uncat at the end of this season would be a HUGE mistake, undercutting both a great twist/shock that could be utilized in Season 4, AND squandering the impact of the RW. I strongly, strongly hope they do not do that at the end of this season.

  257. Ser Tahu
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    For episodes 6 and 8, here are the titles that I want them to pick:

    6 – Dracarys

    8 – I am Hers and She is Mine OR From This Day Until My Last Day (or something to that effect)

  258. Casterly Rock? Never
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    JC,

    What do you suggest as a final scene?. I dont see anything else that will leave non readers craving for the next season. Maybe the scene at White tree with the appeance of Coldhans shouting Brother!
    Trust on the supernatural ending, it worked on both previous seasons. It doesnt have to be Cat killing freys already</b>, it could be the lords kiss only.

  259. charles
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    the other guy,

    It would be good just to have some scenes with Jaime and Tyrion.

  260. Alan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    While I could see Uncat ending the season, does anyone really think this thing doesn’t end with the Mereneese freed slaves shouting Mhysa! around Dany a la the end of Season 1?

  261. Valyrian
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Am I the only one who hates how they always seem to be willing to shuffle EVERYTHING around just to have Dany as THE-LAST-OMFG-EPIC scene of the season? That scene is AMAZING, it’s great, but SERIOUSLY. There are OTHER good scenes in which her storyline could end, without the need to squeeze in something that happens 8 chapters before the stuff in episode 9. I don’t usually complain about the tv show because I don’t really care about whatever changes they make, but this is getting on my nerves.

  262. Nezzer
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Alan:
    While I could see Uncat ending the season, does anyone really think this thing doesn’t end with the Mereneese freed slaves shouting Mhysa! around Dany a la the end of Season 1?

    I doubt it. The final scene of each season has been a shocker so far, and that scene you mentioned is not shocking at all. It’d be like ending season 1 with the “King in the North” scene.

  263. Rae
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    caravaggio,
    I see where you’re getting at being bummed that The Event isnt out of nowhere but they probably wanted the people who read the book a warning considering they already confirmed it was happening this season. Im glad to know what episode it is even tho i kinda already figured it was ep 9 since thats the climatic episode per season.

  264. Boyintree
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    I have only one concern about the premiere – but I’m shivering to the answer for ‘valar morghulis’ – when suspecting that a lot of arcs and new faces will appear on screen in this. Well, that strategy kind of scrambled Stannis arc and splitted the prologue of ‘Clash’, was worse at all. Considering we have the Brotherhood, Tyrell’s, Reeds, Dreadfort, and more, I hope they’ll appear with enough time in screen, and perhaps the story and character ‘s motivations become more credible. Other effect I observed in ‘North Remembers’ was place’s decharacterizations, important when the game runs in different locations – and very remembered in every opening’s show.

    Unfortunatelly, ‘Dracarys’ as title was wasted last season on ‘House of Undying’. If I was a non-reader and already know the episode’s name, I could probabily suspect that Dany would use that trick again… or no. I’ll go for ‘Red Bricks’.

  265. Django Djavos
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    Quowala,

    Yeah, exactly what I was thinking!

    A few other thoughts re: titles with multiple meanings…
    Bear and Maiden Fair: Brienne in bear pit / Tyrion-Sansa wedding / Jorah+Dany
    Myhsa: Dany freeing Yunkai slaves / Rise of undead Cat (+ I’m still not ruling out season closing with Cersei cradling dead son Joffrey)

    Clever D+D ;)

  266. Bran The Builder
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to see Arya’s dream about Nimeria pulling Catelyn’s body out of the river.

  267. Delta1212
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Valyrian,

    Seriously, first season they shift everything around to make Dany and her dragons the last scene, and then they do it again in season 2 just to get that shot of her surrounded by a zombie army. Every time, man. Every time.

  268. Nerd
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    1. Kissed by Fire definitely 100% refers to Jon and Ygritte in the cave. My theory is that this will be the first time they actually get it on (and the Lords Kiss?). If you are reading this then you should know that is not what happens in the book, they hook up a little while before the cave scene. Im okay with the change. Its not really a change as much as an economical compression of events to save time and increase dramatic effect. Who wouldn’t want to loose their virginity to Rose Leslie in an cave?

    2. Walk of Punishment. I don’t see how they could put the word Punishment in any title and not have it refer to Theon. Or Reek. Or whatever they end up doing with “Boy.” The way I see it, every other major character has an episode or two named after their story lines except of Theon (unless his is one of the unnamed eps).

  269. iRaven
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I just started rereading ASOS and forgot how many great little nuggets there are in there. I think everyone (myself included) gets so focused on the major scenes, we forget the minor details that make us love this story. For example…Tyrions conversation with Tywin at the very beginning on the book comes to mind…and I know Dinklage and Dance could just NAIL that scene!

    Sent from my iRaven

  270. GregoftheNorth
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    The title of the first episode must be more than a tie to last season

    who might know the phrase
    mel – saying something to stannis? maybe, dont think so
    varys – I bet he could relate something to this phrase but i don’t see it
    whitebeard – think his introduction could link to this, maybe

    also I agree that uncat should be held for season 4 even if the episode is named mother

  271. Shan
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    TyrionForPresident,

    Seconded!

    It actually would be pretty neat if the bathtub reveal stuff happened in “Kissed by Fire.” Jaime certainly talks a lot about fire when he’s telling that story…

  272. Turncloak
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Johnny Reno: one else think that Episode 8 might end with the Red Wedding and that the Rains of Castermere suggests that the Lannisters being behind the plot is revealed? This would certainly throw everyone off. Not only that but they could then have both weddings in

    No.

  273. Bill Volk
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Delta1212,

    What? The dragons really were the last scene in book 1. And book 2 is the only one not to end on a twist or cliffhanger, so I can see why they moved the White Walkers up from the prologue of book 3 to give season 2 something big to end on.

  274. Marissa
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    The Rains (Reynes) of Castamere= The Red Wedding. I’m gonna die.

  275. AA
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    For those worried that Theon has not much to do except being tortured for two seasons, remember that HBO refuses to admit that Iwan Rheon is playing Ramsay. Seems to me that he will be in the show for at least a few episodes before it is revealed who he is. So perhaps they will reinterpret the Ramsay/Reek plot that was skipped from ACoK, which could elongate Theon’s story until the flaying begins.

  276. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    JamesL,

    What resolutions will happen in the second half of the season if they finish ASOS material in the first 4-5 episodes of season 4? Having the second half of a season be just the start of AFFC/ADWD would be a terrible idea. You know how I know they will stretch the material out? D&D said they would need to ask HBO for more money than they had for ‘Blackwater’ for a battle that will be “late in season 4″. The battle they are referring to is the battle at the Wall. There is enough material to stretch the King’s Landing and Wall stories from ASOS over two full seasons. The producers have made it a point of saying they are no longer adapting each book individually, but rather the series as a whole. They will move events around to suit the show.

  277. Shan
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    I am seriously betting on Uncat being the big reveal in the last ten seconds of Mhysa. This show does love its double meaning titles — look at “A Golden Crown” and “A Man Without Honor.”

    I don’t know that it would ruin the reveal with Merett Frey (or whoever they decide to use on the show) either. She could pull a Barristan Selmy and just disappear for the rest of Season 4, leaving everyone to speculate about where she’s going to turn up. Is she off to KL to rescue her daughters? Off to the North to rally Robb’s scattered men against the Boltons? The truth about what she’s actually doing will still be shocking enough, I think, to take people aback.

    Remember: non-book readers haven’t really had as much of a chance to see that side of her yet. We’ve seen a lot of signs that she’s tough, but her vengeful side is played down — she’s not as cruel to Jon Snow in the beginning, she’s more concerned about Tyrion’s safety when she arrests him, etc. Finding out that she’s the one who’s been lynching Freys all over the Riverlands for the past year will still be a pretty big shock, even if we already know that she aten’t dead.

  278. pntrlqst
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Not that I am completely advocating this approach, but…

    I could definitely see a season that begins at a breakneck speed and torpedoing to the climactic moments of ASoS in six episodes. Then, in the final four episodes, the melancholy feeling that the entirety of “A Feast for Crows” was meant to evoke can be capitalized on. A reversal of the typical structure of a season by beginning with the 120mph snowball effect we all look for in good television before destroying it all with Tywin’s death, Littlefinger’s reveal, UnCat, and all else I’m forgetting in episode six. There’s artistic merit in it, I think, although wholly unconventional and definitely risky.

    Our episode seven would be aptly called “A Feast for Crows,” and until the finale Tyrion would disappear, making Cersei’s fears of him returning palpable to the viewer. The finale would end with Tommen/Margaery’s wedding and the burning of the Tower of the Hand, Jon executing Janos Slynt, Tyrion’s conversation with Illyrio and the beginning of his journey, Dany confining her dragons, and whatever else may fit.

  279. Anne
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    I see Iwan Rheon is identified on IMDB as RS – you have to go into episodes s3 episode 1 full cast and crew (so needs a bit of digging)

  280. Selmy
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    You know what, you’re probably right about that. It’s been a long time since I’ve read ASOS. I thought Jon was arrested when he tries to warn the Wall about the wildlings attack. Must have mixed order.

  281. razha
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    Concerning having the remaining chapters of ASOS covered in ib the early epps of Season 4 –
    I guess the most complicated part is Tyrion and Kingslanding story, all the rest are more or less idependent stories that can be stretched/reaaaranged all over season in various manner.
    I can see 2 options of adressing KL story:
    1PW right in the first epp of S04, tyrion in prison epp2, trial and oberyns offer – epp 3 and 4, trial by combat epp 5, escape epp 6, then we don’t see tyrion for next 3 epps, during which sersei goes frantic and searches for him and then we have a big reveal in the last (10th) epp of teh season – he is in pentos and “gets instructions” form illirio, in this case we don’t see pentos anymore in season 5 -and start with Tyrion meeting griffs and co…

    2 or going even further into AFFC/ADWD :

    entire PW/escape story covered in first 2-3 epps, and then have tyrions story from ADWD up to his meeting with jorakh – that would provide quite ok cliffhanger for his story arch in Season 5

  282. Shan
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    razha,

    Those are two good approaches, but they could stretch the trial stuff further, too, if they really wanted to draw it out.

    There’s some preliminary stuff before it — not being able to find any witnesses, realizing that even Kevan thinks he did it, realizing that Tywin is going to use it as an excuse to kill him, etc. — that are not very action-packed but could lead to some great emotional scenes.

    The trial itself could really be a multi-day affair. There’s the first part, when everything just seems to be going very badly. Then there’s the second part, when you realize that the first part was actually the good part — the part where they bring in Shae and Tyrion finally snaps and tells them all off.

    I’m not saying that they should drag it out that long, but they certainly could — especially considering what they did with the “where are my dragons” thing.

  283. AdrianAegon
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    razha,

    S4 can go like this also (and this is an extended version):
    01 – Tyrion goes to meet the dornish host (with or without Arianne). Welcoming by all KL characters. especially Tywin – Oberyn
    02 – Oberyn character developement. Plus some Oberyn being seductive towards Cersei and Arianne – Margaery rivalry.
    03 – PW , ending with Joff dead, and Cersei shouting “Arrest him!”
    04 – starts imediatly afterwards with Cersei asking for the dwarf’s wife, Sansa fleeing, Sansa – LF scenes on the boat. Tyrion in prison.
    05 – first part of the trial. Tyrion brought before the 3 judges.
    06 – Tyrion – Oberyn discussion. some Elia – Oberyn stories, and his history, plus Tyrion revealing his father involvement in Elia and her children’s death, especially Aegon. Oberyn’s promise!
    07 – second part of the trial. Shae and Varys confess against him. Tyrions breakdown. Oberyn offers for him.
    08 – the duel: Mountain vs. the Red Viper. ending with Oberyn’s death, and Tyrion brought back to jail, him knowing he is doomed.
    09 – Jaime and Varys with Tyrion, Jaime’s confession, Tyrion’s anger and lie, Tyrion kills Tywin and Shae!
    10 -Tyrion arrives in Pentos. Has dinner with Illyrio. He tells Tyrion to serve the dragon with three heads!

    What do you think?

  284. Turri
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    GregoftheNorth,

    who might know the phrase

    - Thoros to Arya
    - Talisa to Robb
    Lots of options.

    AdrianAegon,
    Yes, that’s about what I imagine. The show does not need to concern itself with plausible travel times and everybody loves TV Tyrion.

  285. zod
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    AdrianAegon,

    Sounds good to me.

  286. gabbo
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    I know WIC reported it as confirmed that the Red Wedding will happen in episode 9 , (how? by whom?) but I still think there is the possibility that it will happen in episode 8 together with Sansa’s wedding . It would make way more sense from a storytelling perspective.

  287. Ser Tahu
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    AdrianAegon,

    I personally wouldn’t expect the PW until the middle of season 4. here is my prediction for how the King’s Landing storyline plays out:


    at some point in season 3 – Tywin offers the Dornish a seat on the council
    31 – Tywin tells Tyrion that he is to welcome the Dornish host
    32 – The introduction to Oberyn.
    32-4 – expansion on the Tyrell-Martell fued, development of Tyrion and Oberyn’s friendship, wedding preparations
    either episode 34 or 35 – The PW (I suspect that it will be episode 5. there is a lot of Oberyn and pre-wedding stuff that I suspect will be moved from the first half of ASoS into season 4, as well as the invention of more Oberyn and Tyrell scenes).
    36-37 -Tyrion’s joke of a trial (maybe starting in 35, if the PW is in 34)
    38 – Tyrion is abandoned by Bronn, and Oberyn agrees to be his champion
    39 – Tyrion’s trial by combat. It will be the climax of the season (i’m expecting the seige of the Wall to stretch for a few episodes, maybe from 6-8, with the last few either the election or setting up the election for the start of season 5)
    40 – Tyrion escapes, kills ‘Shae da funneh whorre’ and Tywin, with the season ending on him returning to Varys and Varys saying something to the effect of ‘It is time to go, my friend’. Varys won’t mention a ship, and Tyrion would be absent for the first few episodes of season 5, allowing for the whole ‘Cersei wondering where Tyrion is hiding’ thing.

  288. Ser Tahu
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    gabbo,

    except that it would make far less sense from a storytelling perspective, and given the episode titles it makes even more sense for the RW to be in episode 9

  289. AdrianAegon
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Ser Tahu,

    I do believe that what you put in 31 will actually happen in S3 finale (30). With Tywin and Tyrion discussing the RW, and Tywin telling Tyrion he is to meet the dornish host, for the Martells are coming!
    the deaths of Tywin and Shae are to happen in ep 9 of course.
    it’s a tradition! :)) and because ep 10 is always reserved for setting the ground for the next season. For the same reason I put the trial in ep 8.
    I must admit whom I’m gonna miss after S4 is Varys! I beg to God they find a way to sneak him into S5 and 6, besides his S6 finale appearance when he kills Pycelle and Kevan

  290. Mance
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Everyone who predict S4 storyline seems to have forgotten the climax point in 9th episode should be Stannis’s surprise attack on the wall. Am I right ?

  291. ph2586
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    No way we are going to have UnCat this season. If there is I am going to be very dissapointed.
    We have to start getting introduced to the Stark kid’s ability to warg. Of course it is going to start with Bran. Then we have to see Jon’s but the scene that Arya finds out is heartbreaking… I think they are going to use it on episode 10. Show us Robb/Greywind head exchange and then Arya’s wolf dream to confirm Cat’s death (and of course so that the viwers realize that Arya can warg as well). Uncat must be left for season 4 ending along with Tywin’s death. Then it will be a real surprise. If they kill her on episode 9 and bring her back on the next episode it is going to be disapointing and uninspired.

  292. Jesse
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    This is the high Valerian response to”Valar Morghulis.” and it means “all must serve”… it means that Arya owes a debt to the faceless men.

  293. gabbo
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    Ser Tahu,

    It’s quite possible that it is. Still, I hope the episode will deal with the aftermath. From the perspective of the show it would definitely be smarter to place the event in episode 8, since everyone expects something big to happen in episode 9. As for story telling, making an episode about two weddings doesn’t make sense to you?

  294. Bolan
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Walk of Punishment – For me this just screams of the Night’s Watch’s awful trek from the Fist. If anyone remembers the chapter and Sam forcing himself to put one foot in front of the other to survive despite the awful conditions and the pain. Since the episode was previously called Chains there might also be a general theme of torture centering around Dany’s experiences in Astapor and Theon’s awakening in the Dreadfort dungeons.

  295. Cindy O
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    So, is Jar Jar Binks making an appearance in “Mhysa”…

  296. Cindy O
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    L3G,

    According to Jar Jar Binks…

  297. Ser Tahu
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    AdrianAegon,

    it is my personal hope that the scene that you mentioned as the season 6 finale will actually happen in late season 7. I will be extremely disappointed if D&D compress AFfC and ADwD into 2 seasons because:
    1) it gives GRRM less time to finish the books
    2) a lot of material would have to be cut
    3) they will have lost the chance to expand on the things that the book did not.

    I hope they stretch AFfC and ADwD over 3 seasons, ending on either Stannis vs the Boltons or The Battle for Mereen or both (bringing them forward from the start of TWoW to be the climax of season 7). They have an opportunity to expand on all of the following storylines, even if only a bit:
    - QUENTYN’s interactions with Doran and his trip to Volantis
    -Jorah between being exiled and capturing Tyrion (although it might be better to keep Jorah as a surprise)
    - JON CONNINGTON AND AEGON between hiring the Golden Company and landing in Westeros, as well as their campaign there before Arianne inevitably joins them and becomes the POV for Aegon.
    - KEVAN LANNISTER in general, and his efforts to restore peace and stability in the realm. If D&D don’t expand on these storylines in particular and fail to build up these characters, I will be extraordinarily disappointed with them, it is such a golden opportunity for them.
    -Rickon and Osha journey to and time in Skagos
    - Bran’s training north of the wall.
    - The Wildlings following Mother Mole and her pilgrimage to Hardhome and the attack of the White Walkers there
    - The Wildlings following Tormund. how they are going to get him back north of the wall in the tv series though, I have no clue. the stuff with the Weeper could easily be left off screen as it is in the books, though.
    - Stannis between leaving the wall and defeating YarAsha at Deepwood Motte
    - Dorne in general
    - Euron and the Ironborn’s war on the west coast of Westeros
    - The tensions in the Vale and Sansa becoming politically aware
    - Arya’s adventures in Braavos (although this could, admittedly, become quite repetitive)
    - Varys. just Varys (perhaps inventing a minor subplot with him going to Pentos and meeting with Illyrio?)

    - I’m sure that I’ve forgotten some, but these are the ones that I could think of off the top of my head.

    If D&D have any sense when it comes to the long term stability of the show, they will expand on these plots as they:
    1) give some actors stuff to do instead of having them absent for multiple years and risking them not being available when they return to the story
    2) gives GRRM time to finish ADoS (I have no doubt that he will finish TWoW either next year or the year after, well before they catch up to him. ADoS, on the other hand…)
    3) builds up characters that would otherwise be neglected, further strengthening the (many) minor storylines and adding much more depth to the series.

    gabbo,

    I can see where you are coming from, but:
    1) that would make the episode far too cramped, as for them to do the RW any justice they will need to give it at least 15 minutes, if not more
    and 2) that would remove any chance for Catelyn and Robb’s reaction to Sansa and Tyrion’s wedding like they did in the books, as that was another major nail in the coffin that was Robb’s reign as King in the North. and If I’m not mistaken it was also one of Roose Bolton’s reasons for deeming Robb’s cause lost and betraying him

  298. MATTHEW
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    My guess is that the Walk of Punishment has multiple meanings.

    One plotline will be Samwell Tarley’s miserable trudge (along with a few of his Brothers) through the snow as well as the encounter that earns him the name “Slayer”. This makes sense because the next episode (Craster’s death, Mormont’s death) takes place when the remnants of the Night’s Watch have regrouped at Craster’s Keep.The other plotline, as many have deduced, will involve Theon. He will face a harrowing walk, in chains, from Winterfell to the Dreadfort. His only friend during this march will be the disgused prisoner played by Iwan Rheon (known to us as “Boy”) but who much later will be revealed to be the Bastard of Bolton himself.The title could also refer to Jaime and Brienne who are forced to march behind the group of miscreants lead by Locke (or Vargo Hoat, in the books).

    Maybe it will feature all three punishing walks!

  299. MATTHEW
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Lord Varys: On Theon:If they do it right, we won’t get many Theon scenes, and leave him while he is still himself and sane, only to meet him again in season 5 as Reek. They won’t give us Theon torture scenes through two seasons. That would be ridiculous and boring.

    This is HBO. Torture and blood and uncensored degredation are never boring.

  300. Nick_Scryer
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    There is only one scene I am dreading over the next few years.
    Sure, I’ll be devastated after ep9 this year but I can take it.

    The scene I will not be able to take (If they show it) is Theon losing his member. :O

  301. AdrianAegon
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    Ser Tahu,

    D&D will do best no mather what!
    and about affc and adwd… 2 seasons, no more, imo. there are 2000 pages, yes, but they have the same amount of story asos has. And you must not spread the events into seasons, but to take each character story and manage to split it into seasons. Take Tyrion’s story for ex:
    s5: Tyrion leaves Pentos, meets Griff, YG and co., their boat trip, ending with him being kidnapped by Jorah.
    s6: Tyrion and Jorah in Volantis, then on the boat, getting enslaved, reaching Meereen, Tyrion in the pits, ending with both of them making the deal with the sellswords.

    And then take Sansa’s or Bran’s story. She has 4 chapters and he has 3… in 2 books! I mean how much you can get from those few chapters to make a 30 episode show? If they do it in a 20 ep, from those chapters, we can say thanks. imo.

    But we are going way into the years, and S4 is not even greenlit yet :P altough is a certainty.

  302. Ser Tahu
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    AdrianAegon,

    the problem with that is that if you go through all of the Sansa and Bran stuff too quickly then the timelines will get screwed up. that’s why they either need to show those characters less often or expand on the material, and considering that they are quickly catching up to GRRM, they really should be expanding in AFfC and ADwD, especially given the amount of stuff that is mentioned but not actually shown in the books (in my list above).

    for Tyrion’s storyline, here is how I would want it to play out, keeping in mind that I want them to expand on all of the stuff that is only mentioned in AFfC and ADwD, and that he doesn’t have to appear in every episode:
    season 5 – starts on the ship in the narrow seas, ends with the Jorah capturing him cliffhanger
    season 6 – expands on the stuff in Volantis and explores the politics of Volantis with regards to Yunkai’s war on Daenerys a bit. ends with them being captured by the slaver ship
    season 7 – finishes Tyrion’s ADwD material, and then ends with the battle for Meereen which is at the start of TWoW

  303. Aditya V. Iyer
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    The first episode title was kinda obvious and not surprising at all. The others are very intriguing, just can’t wait!

  304. Dan Spicer
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    ph2586,

    I think you are wrong. There will be a need to wrap up the Thoros and Dondarrion arc, and what better way than to have what ever power was given to Dondarrion be transferred to Cat. We will get foreshadowing of Thoros’ power and Dondarrion’s weariness after the duel with Sandor. After the RW, Arya will warg and drag her mother’s body to Thoros who takes the gift from Dondarrion and gives it to Cat in an awesome CGI scene that ends the season

  305. Moff
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Am I the only one who thought of Jorah and Dany with “the bear and the maiden fair”?

  306. Boyintree
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    AdrianAegon,

    I really like that. Make audience love Oberyn and…

  307. Setiger12
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    “Mhysa” is the name given to Daenerys by the slaves she frees. It translates to “mother”

  308. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    I take it GRRM wrote the penultimate episode… which should be a good one.

    In a coat of gold or a coat of red,
    a lion still has claws.
    And mine are long and sharp, my lord,
    as long and sharp as yours.

  309. Phil
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I don’t see how they can possibly do tyrion/sansa’s wedding in episode 8 and then the RW in episode 9 Too much happens in between for them to do that without vastly changing the books. I think it’ll either be episode 4 or 5, maybe the untitled episode 6

    i also hope that they save the widling’s attack on the wall and Ygritte’s death for next season. Maybe end Jon’s story with him escaping the wildings or have him get back to castle black and the wilding attack begins as the final moments of the season

  310. Eleanor
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Looking at the titles and speculation below, all I can think of is how very, very depressing S3 will be.

  311. biobi
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think Jake Rogers’ question got answered enough times.

  312. Illuminatus1312
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Now we just have to hope that D&D and GRRM somehow managed to talk The Pogues into recording a version of “The Bear & the Maiden Fair” to be played during that episode. Extra points if the band is dressed up as tavern musicians and actually play the song “in scene.”

  313. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins,

    George wrote episode 8. D&D wrote the RW episode, as it was the reason they wanted to adapt the series in the first place. Plus, George has said that he <b?wouldn't want to write that scene again.

  314. KG
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Lin Beifunk:
    KG,
    Well, Dany is pretty clearly the show’s MC alongside Tyrion. Blame marketing…

    Yeah, but how many times is that trick going to work? It’s already feeling stale on the third go-round.

  315. Toast
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Anne,

    nice catch, a little more digging reveals that Dean-Charles Chapman is playing Martyn Lannister. I know there was a post to speculate about his role but never saw any conformation, perhaps this is it?

  316. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Toast,

    He’s playing a Lannister prisoner that the Karstarks kill.

  317. JCoop
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    I believe the actor that plays Pycelle said Charlie Dance (Tywin) had a wonderful death scene. It was in an interview with the British interviewer linked often. Wouldn’t that mean both Tywin and Joff get killed off this season?

  318. pooyaka
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    301- Tyrion demoted from hand to master of the coin, Dany meets Arstan&Belwas maybe, Jon meets Mance, Jaime and Brienne trekking across the river lands, attack on the Nights watch at the fist, Bran meets the reeds.
    303- The thing I thought of when I read this title was when the nights watch are walking through the haunted forest from Sam’s POV in the book, Theon and Ramsay could also work.
    304- Jon “leaving” the watch, Mormont’s death at Craster’s keep, and although it has nothing to do with the night’s watch, Karstark’s execution.
    305- We meet Beric and Thoros, potentially the fight with the hound, Jon an Ygritte getting cosy ;) etc. (although I think this is too early in the season for this, Dany could get the unsullied here and use her “Dracarys”)
    307- I immediately thought of Sansa and Tyrion at the name if this episode, I guess it could be Brienne and the bear but I hope it isn’t as I think that’s too early in the story personally.
    309-goes without saying…
    310- Dany gets the Unsullied, frees Astapor on the start of her conquest, UnCat maybe…

  319. Daemon Blackfyre
    Posted March 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Mhysa is “Mother” in Ghiscari… just a translation.

  320. Daemon Blackfyre
    Posted March 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Cindy O,

    Mysha is “mother” in old Ghiscari

  321. mike
    Posted March 3, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    M,

    it means mother in ghiscari, its what the slaves called dany when she freed them. i think we all know what that means the episode will contain!

  322. JoffreyTheTrueKing
    Posted March 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Am I the only one who hates most of this titles? The just looke like famous phrases from the books shoehorned in just for the sake of being shoehorned in. Was kind of exited when we got “Chains” and “Walk of Punishment” as they’re mostly things we didn’t recognize at first, but now, living hell.

    Yet looking back I realized most of the titles are like this. Seems the show can’t just grasp a good title.

    (“Mhysha” is probably the only one I find kind of acceptable. Would prefer simply “Mother” though).

  323. Al Swearengen
    Posted March 3, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    I just realized, is episode 1 of s3 going to be the first time Winterfall won’t be in the opening credits ?

  324. Eleanor
    Posted March 4, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Al Swearengen,

    Winterfell will always be in the credits because the Starks, however scattered or dead, will always be the heart of the show.

  325. aalyceh
    Posted March 6, 2013 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    GreatJon of Slumber,

    Yes! All this lord’s kiss frenzy- beric and the hound is what i want to see!

    ” I’m the terror here”

    *Faints*

  326. HipsterStark
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Yago,

    Maybe so it would have a feel of continuity since Season 2 Episode 10 is Valar Morghulis? :))

  327. Nick_Scryer
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Any word on the remaining two episode titles?

  328. serum
    Posted March 12, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    JoffreyTheTrueKing,

    As a book reader I like the titles because I can kind of figure out whats going to take place in what episode. That coupled with the fact that I actually think they are good titles!

  329. prisoner
    Posted March 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    Mhysa means mother in the Low Valyrian.

  330. DavidMG
    Posted March 16, 2013 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Ser Tahu,

    I don’t think it’s too early in the season for the mutiny. Think about it: it’s episode 4, whereas the mutiny started in the prologue of ASOS. And we already saw a tiny bit of the prologue in the ending of season 2.

  331. OldRod
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    JCoop: (removed – how do you get spoiler coverage in quoted posts?)

    They surely wouldn’t move that up so early would they? That comes way later in the book…

    They said they are splitting SoS into two seasons. If they put the RW, PW and Tywin all in this season… what’s left for next season? LOL

  332. Anvil
    Posted March 20, 2013 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    According to HBO’s schedule episode 6 is called “The Climb”.

  333. Gepeto
    Posted March 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Jake Rogers,

    If you’ve read A Storm of Swords:
    Mhysa means in ghyscar-speak “The Mother”
    So it could be about Daenerys finally conquering Meereen and meereen thrall folk hailing her with these words.

  334. Sue Eisert
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Caro H:
    Aaaa so cool!!! Interesting they haven’t reveled the name for episode 8.. And I know what kissed by fire could refer to but since I believe a certain duel is happening around episodes 4 or 5 by a man who has been kissed by fire.. Yeah makes it more awesome for me :)

    Moff:
    Am I the only one who thought of Jorah and Dany with “the bear and the maiden fair”?

    pooyaka,

  335. Stark in Winterfell
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    kurozukin,

    Catelyn’s resurrection is probably next season

  336. Erasure25
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Souleater,

    I’m guessing Mhysa also refers to Lady Stoneheart. It gives hope to viewers that a “good” character has returned after losing two of them in the previous episode. I think there will be a double whammy finale with Catelyn and Dany.

  337. Chapp Lovegood
    Posted April 25, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Rains of Castamere! I’m so excited! Also, ‘Bear and the Maiden Fair’: could be about Jorah and Dany?

  338. Marion
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    M,

    Mhysa is Ghiscari for mother, so again Dany will end the season

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