Episode 24 Preview: “And Now His Watch Is Ended”
By Ours is the Fury on in Media.

“Mothers do what we can to keep our sons from the grave.”- Olenna Tyrell



“The Night’s Watch takes stock. Varys meets his better. Arya is taken to the commander of the Brotherhood. Dany exchanges a chain for a whip.”

The fourth episode of season three is directed by Alex Graves and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. This week we’ll see more of the new Night’s Watch character played by Burn Gorman, spotted briefly last week in Craster’s Keep.

Ours is the Fury:
Between Dany’s trade with Kraznys, the introduction of the Brotherhood’s mysterious leader, and the tense meeting at Craster’s, this is going to be an exciting episode all around.


142 Comments

  1. Hannah
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Hodor! :D

  2. AngryGoTFan
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    WHEN WILL JON SNOW SAY NO ONE UNDERSTAAANDS?!?!?!

  3. Badger16
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Mother effing Hoe Door!

  4. Omar Brown
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Almost at the halfway point of the season? Why is it going so fast? Why only 10 episodes per season?! WHYYYYY?!

  5. direhound
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    So gathering from early reviews, this episode has been one that people have really liked. There are some obvious scenarios that could make it good but I think the Dany storyline with Kraznys is probably what people are most talking about. Dracarys

    It could be the Night’s Watch scene or even a hinted scene with Sam, Gilly and a White Walker. but some reviewer said they watched a certain sequence like six times in a row so I imagine it’s pretty VFX heavy.

  6. akperidot4
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    i didn’t see any Jon/Ygritte… does that mean they’re not going to be on it at all and I have to wait another week for my fix?!

  7. Maester Mullin
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m so confused about this Theon shit

  8. Assunta
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Waited 2 1/2 years for this episode. Khaleesi gonna kick some butt.

  9. Endless Giraffe
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    I am looking forward to Craster’s more than anything now. I thought last episode was the first that really did north of the wall justice, and the scene they had at was perfectly creepy.

  10. Loki
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m still pissed they cut the battle on the fist of first men. Who knows, maybe we’ll get a decent black screen for Astapor massacre too.

  11. Darquemode
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Lars,

    One more from HBO of Dany with the Unsullied from the episode.
    http://i.lv3.hbo.com/assets/images/series/game-of-thrones/episodes/3/24/episode-24-1024.jpg

  12. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    I wonder what Jaime’s hand necklace will look like? I’m really looking forward to seeing how Nicolaj plays the new Jaime. Also, I hope this is the final episode where it looks like Ramsay is helping Theon. I want the sadistic Ramsay. Daenerys will star in this episode. I just hope from here on we will get more Jon and that they finally start to do him justice. I know a lot of his bigger moments from book 3 will likely be pushed back to S4, but they need to get his story back on track.

  13. Isabelle
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    I am really excited and anxious for this episode–can’t wait for Dany’s trade, or the scene between Olenna and Varys, but am dreading the showdown at Craster’s Keep. I love the Old Bear so much and really don’t want to see him go!!

  14. Beyond the Wall
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Walk of Punishment was SO good, I can’t wait for this one. I have a feeling this season is just going to get better and better.

  15. Darkenmal
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Looks like the Old Bear is going to get betrayed in this episode… thought it would be later.

  16. Zack
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    I’m excited to be at the end of the screener episodes. I won’t be able to be jealous of all the critics after Sunday, and we’ll all be waiting together again :)

  17. BelwasBlues
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Isabelle,

    Me too. So sad.

  18. pntrlqst
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    Zack,

    They usually get weekly screeners a few days prior from here on out.

  19. Walter Harrow
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    This episode is going to be jam packed. I just hope they have enough time to feature all of the stories properly. Dany will probably take 10-15 minutes, Nights Watch should take some time, Kings Landing content will prob be 10-15 minutes (Vary/Olenna, Varys/Tyrion, Cersei/Marg/Olenna/Joffrey, Cersei/Tywin, Sansa all have scenes) Theon/Ramsey will likely be given a fair amount of screen time, and Jaime/Brienne will prob just have one scene.Im just worried about the introduction of Beric. I hope the scene with him, Arya and the Hound isnt just two minutes long and lost in the shuffle

  20. Mike Chair
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Walter Harrow: I hope the scene with … the Hound isnt just two minutes long and lost in the shuffle

    Gotta have MUCH more than two minutes of THE HOUND!

  21. shadowassassinbabby
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Been looking for more speculation on Burn Gorman’s character. Is it too late for him to be a reimagining of Chett? Seems unlikely (though still possible, I guess?) that he could become Coldhands (at least not any version of Coldhands one could remember from the books, because that guy is supposed to have been dead for a while), and what’s the point of introducing a famous name/face when you’ve got Rast and some no name NW bullies to do the heavy-lifting, mutiny-wise?

    Apologies if I missed the discussion elsewhere….

  22. Wilhelm
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Do you think they will show the Brotherhood travelling to the cave or will they be there by the time they appear in the episode? I know that sounds like a weird question, but the episode seems to have so much stuff packed in that i can see them just starting a scene with them already in the cave which. Have they even mentioned that they are going to meet their ‘leader’ yet?
    (I do remember seeing Arya with a bow in the woods in one of the trailers so she does have more scenes outside, but im pretty sure that most of the brotherhood scenes will now most likely be in the cave so that is probably from this episode before they get there)

  23. Walter Harrow
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    shadowassassinbabby,

    He could possibly escape from Crasters keep and return to the wall to become one o Jon’s main antognists during the next few seasons (along with Janos Slynt and Alliser Thorne?) who eventually leads to the downfall of Jon Snow? That is very unlikely but they will need more characters for the wall when Jon becomes commander and he could be used as one of the candidates for new commander (but they will probably just make the election be Jon vs Janos)

  24. Silverstormm
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Walter Harrow,

    You do realise that all of your comment is a spoiler, not just the first part?

  25. pntrlqst
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Walter Harrow,

    Huh? Sam will have seen what he’s done, and will likely not hold his tongue.

  26. The Red Viper
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    The shot of E04 preview where we see Theon with Ramsey got me wondering: could this be Moat Cailin. I certainly hope not. The dialogue “The are not all your sisters men” could mean, in my opinion, 2 things:
    1 That is Moat Cailin and its guarded by Ashas and Victarions men. So Theon talks to them and lures them into a trap set by Ramsey (i hope they live D&D dont go this road)
    2 This Building is filled with flayed corpses of ironborn killed in Winterfell and the people loyal to the Starks (i hope it is this because the dialogue “They are not all your sisters men” will have a nice trick to it, and maybe we get to see Dagmer Cleftjaw dying of a flayed back and Theon finally knows who his savior really is.

  27. WildSeed
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Walter Harrow:
    shadowassassinbabby,

    He could possibly escape from Crasters keep and return to the wall to become one o Jon’s main antognists during the next few seasons (along with Janos Slynt and Alliser Thorne?) who eventually leads to the downfall of Jon Snow? That is very unlikely but they will need more characters for the wall when Jon becomes commander and he could be used as one of the candidates for new commander (but they will probably just make the election be Jon vs Janos)

    I wondered about Gorman’s role as well. Honestly. I barely paid attention to
    during the episode, especially when the Brother’s returned to Craster’s Keep
    following the FOTFM incident. I’m not sure of his impact at all , at this point,
    but I can’t imagine the producers wasting his talent. Perhaps You’re on to
    something with him becoming Jon’s antagonist at the Wall.

  28. Dzerards
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    shadowassassinbabby

    Burn Gorman’s Character was called Karl on the call sheet I saw. Which was odd as he didn’t seem to have a Club foot!

  29. Endless Giraffe
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    The Red Viper,

    Beware, spoilers from unreleased episode screeners, via Fire and Blood:

    The tunnel is a trick by Ramsay, he asks Theon for information about Bran and Rickon, before leading him through a tunnel right back to his old torture chamber.

  30. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    The Red Viper,

    I know what happens in the scene between the two in this episode. You don’t need to worry about number 1.

  31. WildSeed
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Darkenmal:
    Looks like the Old Bear is going to get betrayed in this episode… thought it would be later.

    Yeah, really sad about that , myself.I hope Rast chokes on a chicken bone.

  32. The Red Viper
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Thanks!

  33. Carne
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    shadowassassinbabby,

    My guess is that Gorman’s character (and Rast) will run into Sam towards the end of the season, only to be killed by a White Walker (then leading up to Sam the Slayer).

  34. WildSeed
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Theon’s faux escape was brilliantly scripted. Having Boy/Ramsey save/release
    him was both cruel and unusual punishment. No doubt the earlier torture scenes
    were at his demand. I’m happy to that the show left a little mystery for viewers during
    the last 2 episodes. Now that the intrigue has developed a little more, Ramsey
    will soon reveal himself at Bolton’s estate, where Ramsey undoubtedly directed Theon.
    I’m relieved that the female torture victims were revised from the script.
    Theon’s
    chase scene got the point across.

    I still wonder why it was necessary to keep Boy‘s name a secret.

    To quote Ours is the Fury, it’s nice to that Varys has met his match, in the
    upcoming episode. Wordplay indeed !

  35. sunspear
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    I wonder whether they’ll use Dracarys or the Mutiny as tonights final scene. I’d rather it be the Mutiny.

  36. mariamb18
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Carne:
    shadowassassinbabby,

    My guess is that Gorman’s character (and Rast) will run into Sam towards the end of the season, only to be killed by a White Walker (then leading up to Sam the Slayer).

    I’ve also been wondering how Gorman’s character will be incorporated into the show. I really like the above suggestion.

    This episode sounds awesome. Can’t wait. But this season is going by too fast.

  37. Jamb0
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Wilhelm:
    Do you think they will show the Brotherhood travelling to the cave or will they be there by the time they appear in the episode?

    They might have some stuff with Arya attempting to escape. Maybe another horse chase, then arriving at the cave at the end of the episode? Not sure if that’ll make it in or not.

  38. Matt Chung
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    Many of the book readers legitimately think that Theon is being released and have no idea who “Boy” is. It’s pretty damn obvious but hey, there are surprises in this show for even book readers.

  39. Moët
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    There’s no way they cast Burn Gorman as an extra and never let him speak.

  40. MyBFFTheHound
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    So freaking excited for Varys + Olenna.

  41. shadowassassinbabby
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t been able to successfully source the originator of this longer version of the pre-episode synopsis, but it’s on several sites. It suggests that Varys’ “better” may also be an “old foe”, though it’s possible that the meeting of Varys’ better involves plotting revenge on another person who is the old foe.

    Frayed nerves and empty stomachs test the mettle of a depleted Night’s Watch at Craster’s. Meanwhile, Margaery takes Joffrey out of his comfort zone, and gives Sansa a glimpse of the future; Arya meets the leader of the Brotherhood; Varys plots revenge on an old foe; Theon mournfully recalls his missteps; and Daenerys deftly orchestrates her exit from Astapor.

    Guest Cast: Clifford Barry; Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell); Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd); Noah Taylor (Locke); Robert Pugh (Craster); Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion); Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow); Joe Dempsie (Gendry); Hannah Murray (Gilly); Paul Kaye (Thoros); Burn Gorman; Dan Hildebrand (Kraznys); Ian McElhinney (Barristan Selmy).

    Do not read the “Guest Cast” list unless you want no surprises re: Theon’s rescuer.

    Speaking of Theon: Theon’s recollection of missteps sounds like a tortured confession. Will it translate into another Goonies-style confession mashup like Tyrion at the Eyrie? This one hopes so.

    Too bad the powers that be didn’t hold onto “frayed/freyed nerves” for later in the season.

  42. shadowassassinbabby
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Moët,

    Absolutely agree. Just finished Torchwood Season 2 (only 7 years late, what), and I’m anxious!

  43. Stephanie
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Endless Giraffe: The tunnel is a trick by Ramsay, he asks Theon for information about Bran and Rickon, before leading him through a tunnel right back to his old torture chamber.

      

    Glad I wasnt the only one to think that Boy just brought Theon right back to where he escaped from, and Theon will be slow to realize that its the same castle because he only saw it at night for like 2 seconds, verses coming back to it in broad daylight.

  44. Hounded
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink
  45. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    shadowassassinbabby,

    Re: Varys plotting revenge against an old foe. I’m pretty sure he tells the story about how he was cut in this episode.

  46. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Wilhelm,

    They will show them entering the cave, as the preview and trailers show Thoros and Anguy leading Arya and Gendry into the cave with hoods over their heads.

  47. WildSeed
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Matt Chung:
    WildSeed,

    Many of the book readers legitimately think that Theon is being released and have no idea who “Boy” is. It’s pretty damn obvious but hey, there are surprises in this show for even book readers.

    To be sure, it’s fun for all. We’re invited along for the episode reveal and new
    scenes. Just hope the revisions allow for some continuity along the way.

    Do I understand you that there is common speculation that Theon is
    indeed being released ? To head to Moat Cailin, for another ambush maybe ?
    Having Bolton’s meet up with Asha would rule out any further connection
    to Stannis’s rescue in later episodes or S4. Well, as you said, there is much
    discovery for readers and non book viewers .

    I’m not so keen on Samwell meeting Coldhands so soon in the series though.

  48. WildSeed
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    shadowassassinbabby:
    Moët,

    Absolutely agree.Just finished Torchwood Season 2 (only 7 years late, what), and I’m anxious!

    Ahhh…… Captain Jack and the Torchwood Team. Can’t wait until Russell T Davies
    finds more time to prepare for a brand new season. He announced, several months
    ago, to not give up on Captain Jack Harkness, they will return ( eventually ).

  49. King Tommen
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    In terms of why they’re keeping “boy” a secret:

    They can’t reveal that he’s Ramsay because it immediately implicates Roose to the audience since Roose was the one who specifically vouched for Ramsay to retake Winterfell with Robb. They aren’t going to say where Theon is and who exactly is holding him until very close to the RW, so we can have the dual reveals.

    Even the reveal this episode will not show the “boy” being the ringleader of the ruse, only that he’s seemingly “in league” with Theon’s unknown capturer’s. He’s not going to go full psycho Ramsey until later.

    And the point of Theon’s staged release (outside of Ramsay’s enjoyment of being a sick bastard) is to have Ramsay gain Theon’s confidence so that he’ll tell him what really happened to Bran and Rickon. Once that information comes out, the “boy” leads him back to the original dungeon so Theon is even more confused than before.

  50. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    King Tommen,

    If the viewers pay close enough attention they should be able to connect the dots and figure out that Theon is being held by the Boltons. He was strapped to the same ‘X’ cross that is on their sigil.

  51. JamesL
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    This is OT but I don’t think I’ve seen anyone bring this up. According to this interview with D&D http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/game-thrones-showrunners-talk-third-439307 it looks like we may see Dontos again. I wonder how they plan on working him back into the story and if it’s going to be this season or next.

  52. Steel_Wind
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Endless Giraffe:
    I am looking forward to Craster’s more than anything now. I thought last episode was the first that really did north of the wall justice, and the scene they had at was perfectly creepy.

    Unfortunately, they have made Craster into such a vile abrasive asshole in the series (not that he was all that much better in the book, but he was not as abrasive) — AND they have permitted Mormont to see further into the expected future than he did in the book, that nothing about Craster’s Keep in Season 3 makes sense anymore.

    Mormont now knows beyond any doubt:

    - that Craster “worships” the White Walkers;
    - That Craster sacrifices to the White Walkers;
    - that the White Walkers are coming in force to the Wall and will invade the South and threaten destruction upon the entire Seven Kingdoms.

    They have not even established the idea of “guest right” in the North, either.

    As a consequence, there is no logical reason — NONE AT ALL — why the Night’s Watch did not just sweep into Craster’s, kill him outright, seize all his food and bring the wildling women back to the Wall. The idea that Craster’s was a necessary evil because it preserved Rangers on their missions north of the Wall is now over. There are no missions north of the Wall anymore and the Wildlings are no longer the threat to the Seven Kingdoms — the White Walkers are.

    That’s a conclusion that Mormont never came to in the novel, but it is exactly the conclusion that Mormont comes to in Season 3, Ep 1. That conclusion should have consequences. Looks like the show isn’t carrying through with where that conclusion logically leads.

  53. King Tommen
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap:
    King Tommen,

    If the viewers pay close enough attention they should be able to connect the dots and figure out that Theon is being held by the Boltons. He was strapped to the same ‘X’ cross that is on their sigil.

    Sure. But that’s just for that small, small percentage of eagle eye viewers. In fact, anyone who has thought about the storyline for any length of time, even without reading the books, would have a pretty good idea that Theon’s being held by the Boltons.

    But the fact that it’s not being made clear is probably enough for most audience members in terms of confusing the issue. Hell, reading most of the book fans talk on this site and others, there doesn’t seem to be an understanding of what the true endgame is with the storyline this season either. So I’m pretty confident it will maintain the secret long enough to get the job done (ie not implicate Roose as a true villain until much later).

  54. WildSeed
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed:
    Theon’s faux escape was brilliantly scripted. Having Boy/Ramsey save/release
    him was both cruel and unusual punishment. No doubt the earlier torture scenes
    were at his demand. I’m happy to that the show left a little mystery for viewers during
    the last 2 episodes. Now that the intrigue has developed a little more, Ramsey
    will soon reveal himself at Bolton’s estate, where Ramsey undoubtedly directed Theon.
    I’m relieved that the female torture victims were revised from the script. Theon’s
    chase scene got the point across.

    King Tommen: And the point of Theon’s staged release (outside of Ramsay’s enjoyment of being a sick bastard) is to have Ramsay gain Theon’s confidence so that he’ll tell him what really happened to Bran and Rickon. Once that information comes out, the “boy” leads him back to the original dungeon so Theon is even more confused than before.

      

    I nearly forgot about lord Roose for a moment, thanks. As for Theon, good to know
    the plot follows the expected course.

  55. Endless Giraffe
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    shadowassassinbabby,

    The Varys bit is very interesting. Perhaps I am missing something, but I can’t think of who this “old foe” would be.

  56. House Snow
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Yeah that Dontos comment is pretty confusing. I saw someone speculate that he will be in the PW, maybe a penny replacement, although why a change in the story would appease book purists as the author suggests I have no idea

  57. sunspear
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Steel_Wind,

    Dude, Mormont did the exact same thing in the novels based on the same information. Of course there is still a chance of them needing to go beyond the Wall again, they can’t just expect to kill every White Walker.

  58. Steel_Wind
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    sunspear:
    Steel_Wind,

    Dude, Mormont did the exact same thing in the novels based on the same information. Of course there is still a chance of them needing to go beyond the Wall again, they can’t just expect to kill every White Walker.

    This dude abides, thank-you.

    I think you need to re-read ACoK and ASoS.

    Mormont knew Craster left his sons to die in the woods. He did not know for a fact the Others were taking them though.

    Mormont never got that far ahead in his reasoning as to how great the threat was. If he had, there would have been no reason to worry about the Wildlings north of the Wall as there would not have been any Wildlings to worry about. Mormont would have accepted Mance’s terms and let Mance and the Wildlings through to the other side. Indeed, Jon tells us that had Mormont seen how great the danger was, he probably would have accepted Mance’s offer and let the Wildlings through at the end of ASoS.

  59. Turri
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    I’m confused about what Varys is up to. Some pure speculation: if he wants revenge against his tormenters, does he maybe mean red priests in general and therefore describes Stannis as the one who “would see the country burn if he could be king of the ashes”? To make Olenna send the Redwyne fleet against Dragonstone? Or is Littlefinger the old foe whose plans with Sansa he wants to destroy? Telling the Tyrells to offer her a marriage?

    Lots of interesting possibilities.

  60. Walter_Eagle
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Who’s falling at the end of the promo? Is that a Bran dream? If that guest list is to be believed, he’s really missing three of the first four episodes (and wasn’t in the main plot description for any of the first eight).

  61. Steel_Wind
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    On a far more serious note, Winter, the banner ad at the top of Winter-is-Coming is now leading your visitors to a site run by the Church of Scientology. While I expect that this is a Goodle Ad — this is NOT okay.

  62. Walter_Eagle
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    shadowassassinbabby:
    I haven’t been able to successfully source the originator of this longer version of the pre-episode synopsis, but it’s on several sites.It suggests that Varys’ “better” may also be an “old foe”, though it’s possible that the meeting of Varys’ better involves plotting revenge on another person who is the old foe.

    Do not read the “Guest Cast” list unless you want no surprises re: Theon’s rescuer.

    I’m gonna call BS on this, or at least the guest list, because this critic’s advance review http://nerdbastards.com/2013/04/19/advance-review-game-of-thrones-s03e04-and-now-his-watch-is-ended/ puts Jojen in the episode (and thus probably Meera, Osha, Hodor, and Rickon, all of whom were left off of that guest list).

  63. JamesL
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    House Snow,

    I think they plan on reintroducing him in the season finale this year. There was a picture of Sansa praying released that supposedly is from next weeks episode but I think it was a mistake, I think it is from the season finale and thats when Dontos will show up. They probably didn’t want to drag the whole Dontos stuff out for 2 full seasons. That will work as the cliffhanger for Sansas storyline this season.

  64. Virtus
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Lars,

    Looks like Sansa is praying to a stump of a weirwood tree. Makes sense that the trees would have been cut down there as well as in most other parts of the South.

  65. Endless Giraffe
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    George is writing season 4 episode 2, so I think we have a hint to when sansa departs.

  66. shadowassassinbabby
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Walter_Eagle,

    If it’s bullshit, it’s not bullshit of my manufacture. I just tried again to find the original source, and although I don’t know for sure that it started on tvguide.com, it is definitely the episode summary in their listing.

    fwiw.

  67. Turri
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Walter_Eagle,
    shadowassassinbabby,
    Could be cool to just have a inside a dream scene with Bran and Jojen only.

  68. Serjeant Grumbles
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Nobody will call Craster a niggard on the show. Trust me on this one.

  69. Shmurb
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    This episode. I can’t wait even more than I couldn’t wait for the others.

  70. Darquemode
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    shadowassassinbabby,

    I never took “Varys meets his better” as anything to do with an old foe. Not sure where that comes from.

    I assumed it was referring to playing the game, and he meets a player better than he is, The Queen of Thorns. Especially after seeing clips of their scene together and later the promo images from the episode.

    That in itself sounded awesome enough to me, no matter the topic of their scene frankly.

  71. mags giantsbabe
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    But… But…. Where the hell is Jon?? How I miss the good old days when Kit had some decent dialogue in this show. Making his name appear at the beginning at the credits doesn’t help at all if you only see him for three minutes per show. They should start putting his name with the other secondary characters. Jon is anytime as complicated a character as Theon, so why on earth not do him justice? I saw Silent Hill: Revelations and it was so great to see him have more dialogue to work with in a foreign accent. The film itself was pretty bad in many respects, but at least I got my fix, since GoT ain’t giving me any!

  72. shadowassassinbabby
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Darquemode,

    Right, I flagged it because it seemed odd. I don’t know why the tvguide.com summary says he plots revenge against an old foe, instead of just “meeting his better” (QoT, surely), but there it is. I’m guessing either both are correct or the tvguide.com summary is just wrong.

  73. Phil
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    I wonder what Ceresi’s comment “The tyrells are becoming a problem refers to. Because, it’s edited to seem to be a response to “mothers do what they can to keep their children fromt the grave” but I feel like that’s too close to revealing Olenna’s role in Joffrey’s murder. Sorta hoping there is a cut line that will appear in the episode that the Tyrell’s are planning to wed Sansa to, well I guess it’ll be Loras in this version. They need to start setting up the Tyrion/Sansa plot.

    looking forward to this episode dracarys and the mutiny and the beginning of the Hound/Beric fight

  74. Darquemode
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    shadowassassinbabby,

    Yeah it’s just odd. First I have heard of that bit of info.

    I’m not sure what to make of it either. Even if he talks about being cut that is not the same thing as plotting against an old foe in my mind. If he does in fact plot, why would he discuss it with Qot?

    Makes more sense for it to be two different scenes, maybe he plots with Tyrion? Still seems odd! XD

    The timing of Varys revealing that much about his scheming is wrong to me no matter who he would be discussing it with. Be interesting to see how it turns out… if it happens like TVGuide states.

  75. Steven Swanson
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap:
    shadowassassinbabby,

    Re: Varys plotting revenge against an old foe.I’m pretty sure he tells the story about how he was cut in this episode.

    That was exactly my thought. The old foe is magic, represented by Melisandre and Stannis.

  76. Steven Swanson
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    Steel_Wind,

    You’re making the erroneous assumption that Mormont would make decisions according to strict logic without any sense of honor. Whether guest right has been established in the show or not (and they may still mention it in the next episode) flat out killing Craster and taking his women would be completely out of character.

  77. Steel_Wind
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    Steven Swanson:
    Steel_Wind,

    You’re making the erroneous assumption that Mormont would make decisions according to strict logic without any sense of honor. Whether guest right has been established in the show or not (and they may still mention it in the next episode) flat out killing Craster and taking his women would be completely out of character.

    I am not suggesting they would be taking his women as *spoils* (at least as far as Mormont is concerned), but to rescue them (and the babe) from the White Walkers – and Craster. While killing a host would indeed be dishonourable, they didn’t need to let him become one before doing it. I’m not seeing the dishonour in this, sorry. Indeed, like Jon Snow, I’m seeing the dishonour in NOT doing it at this point.

    We know it all ends differently; however, it is a problem which arises because of the changes made to the plot, what the characters know – and when. When you start making changes, the consequences can become pernicious. This is one of them.

  78. Baihu1983
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    I’m going to miss Mormont. And are they really thinking of not having Penny in the show?

  79. JamesL
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure Varys rival will be Littlefinger and the “king of the ashes” comment is probably about Littlefinger too.

  80. eetrebor
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    JamesL:
    I’m pretty sure Varys rival will be Littlefinger and the “king of the ashes” comment is probably about Littlefinger too.

    The “king of ashes” quote was what Aerys II said when he decided to burn King’s Landing: “Let [Robert] be king over charred bones and cooked meat. Let him be the king of ashes.” Jaime mentions it in the bath scene with Brienne

  81. kelly
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    I said it before and I will say it again. If the final scene of this episode is Dany using Drogon to set the slavers ablaze I really hope they make some small changes. It will be so anti-climactic if she just says “dracarys” like she did in the House of the Undying. I was actually kind of bummed that they used the command last season for a number of reasons.

    My hope is that the scene plays out similar to the books but with a different “ignition” phrase. My guess is after she hands Drogon’s chain over to Kraznys and confirms with him that the Unsullied are hers to command (her saying “is it done?” in the preview) that we will see Kraznys pulling Drogon’s chain and saying something about him not obeying as Dany appears to start to walk away. Then she turns and says to him in Ghiscari Valyrian ” a dragon is no slave” and commence the fireworks.

    Mostly I just don’t want to hear her use “dracarys” which is a bummer because it is such an epic surprising scene in the books.

  82. Josla
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    I hope they give Jon something to do this episode. His story was great on the first season but since has been extremely flat, especially this season imo

    he needs to reject Ygritte’s advances a few times before “doing it”, otherwise is going to be so out of charactr for him

  83. Darquemode
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    kelly,

    Completely agree…
    That is one of the many reasons I hated the House of the Undying scene last season.

  84. zod
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    Josla,

    He already rejected her several times in season 2. That’s probably the reason why they gave Ygritte and Jon so much screen time in S2: so that they wouldn’t have to spend several episodes on those two building some kind of relationship in S3.

  85. JamesL
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    zod,

    They didn’t build a relationship in S2 though, it was just Ygritte teasing him and the tiny bit we saw of them this season was the same. There hasn’t been the tiniest hint of romance between them. I don’t think Jon is in this weeks episode and ep. 5 is the kissed by fire scene. They haven’t done justice to their relationship at all.

  86. Josla
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    zod,

    That looked to me as if she was just trying to distract him to get a chance to either kill him or scape.

  87. JamesL
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    eetrebor,

    The king of the ashes quote i’m referring to is one that Varys says in one of the trailers.

  88. Tenesmus
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Steel_Wind,

    Agree. My wife, a non-bookie, started complaining in ep 3, “why doesn’t someone just put a sword through his heart? I don’t understand, just kill that bastard!” All I could say is, “shh… honey, shhh…just watch the show.”

  89. Josla
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    JamesL,

    That’s exactly what I meant. Kiss by fire is coming already and is gonna feel rushed if they don’t do something this week

  90. zod
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    JamesL,

    The thing is they’re going to combine “Jon & Ygritte’s first time” and the “cave scene” in the TV show… because it will make for a more powerful and a more beautiful scene than just having the two one them fucking under some animal’s skin.

    Now, when does their first time happen in the books? In Jon’s second chapter. What romance is there at this point between them? None.

    And why does he finally break his vows in the books? Because the wildlings think he’s still a crow inside him since he keeps rejecting Ygritte’s advances. Now, what does the synopsis for episode 5 says? “Jon proves himself”. Seems to me that the reasoning behind the loss of his virginity will be exactly the same as in the books.

    And there probably will be some romance between them in the TV show… AFTER their first time. Just like in the books.

  91. Joshua Taylor
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    zod,

    Your wasting your breath my friend, possibly one of the best episodes of the series is airing this Sunday and all some of these people see is doom and gloom. Your arguing with brick walls who can’t possibly view the show through their perspective. I feel sorry for them but they can’t help their reactions.

  92. JamesL
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I don’t know what your talking about. I’m not doom and gloom at all. I love this show and this season so far, I just don’t think they have done a good job with Jons story so far this year.

  93. Josla
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    zod,

    Your wasting your breath my friend, possibly one of the best episodes of the series is airing this Sunday and all some of these people see is doom and gloom.Your arguing with brick walls who can’t possibly view the show through their perspective. I feel sorry for them but they can’t help their reactions.

    Oh wow. This person is amazing. He talks as if he could read our minds and hearts. No one is seeing “doom and gloom”. We are simply discussing that we feel Jon and Ygritte should play some more before the cave comes. I don’t see why you see that as a reason to pity us. That’s just plain idiotic.

  94. Joshua Taylor
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    I’m sorry guys. There’s just too much negativity on this board as of late and most cases I could stomach it because I have said negative things before about the show as well.
    I think the song fiasco shook me up honestly.

    I’m gonna take a break from the site for a least a day or so, because all I see is doom and gloom. For when it comes to the internet the positive need not be spoken of. I do agree that it seems that Jon’s storyline has been thin thus far but I guess I have optimism that ep 5 will be the start of his journey. If he gets the same reel of highlights as he did last season then I will fall in step with your current feelings

    Sorry, not a good day for me.

    Peace.

  95. sweet summer child
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    YES! So disappointed in how Jon’s arc has been adapted so far.

  96. Ser Habakuk Tibatong
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Concerning Burn Gorman: If he’s involved in the mutiny, he can hardly return to the Night’s Watch, as there will probably be surviving witnesses. But if he survives this season, maybe he’ll show up again in Arya’s storyline in Braavos next season? Basically taking the place of Dareon, only without being part of Sam’s group. Maybe he and Arya could already meet on the ship to Braavos and have a bit of interaction throughout next season, as Arya’s story arc needs to be fleshed out over the next two seasons anyhow?

  97. WheelofIceandFire
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Does anyone know how much screentime Arya will have in this episode? Ive been very disappointed by the amount of scenes she has had so far (only three scenes and 9 minutes altogether). I love Theon as a character and Alfie Allen has been great, but i find it annoying that he has had more screentime than Arya this year (i know they need to feature him this season but he shouldnt be getting more time than someone who played a big part in the third book). I actually feel the same for Tyrion in the show. His scene with Shae wasted time that could have been given to any of the others and the scene at the brothel (although it was funny) added nothing. It looks like the next episode will have Arya randomly showing up at a cave with a sack over her head. They could have given her one or two scenes to let the viewers know where they are going, instead of having her ride off with Thoros (with no bag on her head) in episode 3 and showing up the next episode at a random cave with a bag on her head.
    Basically, im a really big fan of Arya (almost obsessed really) and am worried that she will be forgotten about after the trial of the Hound. I hope they include a few scenes of her and the Hound leading to the RW but i have a feeling that D&D would rather give screentime to Robb/Cat/Tyrion/Theon

  98. Hounded
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire,

    I think that Arya’s storyline will properly take off after Beric and the Hound’s duel.

  99. Leer mas
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    nice episode this fourth!

  100. mags giantsbabe
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    I’m with you Josla, although I also tend to agree with Joshua Taylor (like I do a lot of the time). Since Dany’s and Theon’s stories are moving pretty quickly, maybe Jon’s story will really kick off in ep 5 like last season (which it kind of did), and so will Arya’s probably. I don’t think we are being doom and gloom. We just care a lot for the adaptation of our favourite characters. Season 3 is my favourite so far, enjoying every minute of it, even ep 3′s song.

    If there is more than one scene between Jon and Ygritte in ep 5 then the cave scene will be successful, look at what was achieved with Dany’s arc alone in ep 1.

  101. Ours is the Fury
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Reminder, everyone, to cover your comments about future episodes, please!

  102. Lord Selwyn
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire:
    Does anyone know how much screentime Arya will have in this episode? … It looks like the next episode will have Arya randomly showing up at a cave with a sack over her head. They could have given her one or two scenes to let the viewers know where they are going, instead of having her ride off with Thoros (with no bag on her head) in episode 3 and showing up the next episode at a random cave with a bag on her head.

    How about you wait and see how the scene actually pans out, instead of jumping to conclusions? Tiny glimpses on a trailer can be quite misleading. As for spending time on Theon, they obviously need to show various things that are only revealed in memories in later books, and it is best to show them at the chronological time they happen, not when the books reveal them in Theon’s memories. Also, if you have read / listened to what Dan and David have said several times, from Season 3 onwards they are going to be combining stuff from ASOS, AFFC amd ADWD in ways that they think best tell the overall story. So they are always not going to follow the exact order of events in the books.

  103. Magnar of Thenn
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    No offense but I think you actually need to do a little re reading. Mormont was at the battle of the fist was he not, he saw an entire white walker/wight army slaughter most of his camp. So I think its suffice to say mormont understands the threat thats beyond the wall in the book the same as the show

    Steel_Wind: This dude abides, thank-you.

    I think you need to re-read ACoK and ASoS.


    Mormont knew Craster left his sons to die in the woods. He did not know for a fact the Others were taking them though.

    Mormont never got that far ahead in his reasoning as to how great the threat was. If he had, there would have been no reason to worry about the Wildlings north of the Wall as there would not have been any Wildlings to worry about. Mormont would have accepted Mance’s terms and let Mance and the Wildlings through to the other side.Indeed, Jon tells us that had Mormont seen how great the danger was, he probably would have accepted Mance’s offer and let the Wildlings through at the end of ASoS.

  104. Magnar of Thenn
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Please excuse my spoiler, Im on my phone and I cant seem to use the spoiler tag…

    SPOILER-

    I agree, Gorman is way too talented to just play a part of one of the mutineers. I think one way to keep him around would be to have him play one of the NW members Bran sees Coldhands kill next season, they could make it like he was one of the NW members to take over and live at Crasters keep, and Coldhands stops there on there north to kill

    Ser Habakuk Tibatong:
    Concerning Burn Gorman: If he’s involved in the mutiny, he can hardly return to the Night’s Watch, as there will probably be surviving witnesses. But if he survives this season, maybe he’ll show up again in Arya’s storyline in Braavos next season? Basically taking the place of Dareon, only without being part of Sam’s group. Maybe he and Arya could already meet on the ship to Braavos and have a bit of interaction throughout next season, as Arya’s story arc needs to be fleshed out over the next two seasonsanyhow?

  105. Ser Habakuk Tibatong
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Magnar of Thenn,

    Yes, that sounds somewhat more likely than my idea. If that is the case, I suppose either Bran or the Reeds will be captured by the NW mutineers and will have to be rescued by the rest of their group. In any case, I think we will probably see Gorman again next season.

    Concerning Theon: Once it has been established that he will in fact not be rescued (at the end of this episode, I assume), I hope he will disappear from the series until maybe the last episode of the season. I would very much prefer them to skip most of the torture and only show the eventual result.

  106. Ser Hound
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    King Tommen,

    I don’t think revealing the “boy” as Ramsay would really implicate Roose. Most non-book readers are still pretty pissed at Theon and are not really viewing his captors as “bad guys” at this point. Revealing “boy” would just show that Ramsay is a sadistic little bastard, but wouldn’t lead to implications of Roose being a “bad guy” too. He’s already revealed how much he loves to torture people, e.g. “A flayed man has no secrets”.

  107. SillyMammo
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    I just hope they end this episode and every other one with “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”!! Can you imagine how much more shocking Ep.9 will be when the end scene immediately rolls into that song? :0P

  108. Steven Swanson
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    JamesL:
    zod,

    They didn’t build a relationship in S2 though, it was just Ygritte teasing him and the tiny bit we saw of them this season was the same. There hasn’t been the tiniest hint of romance between them. I don’t think Jon is in this weeks episode and ep. 5 is the kissed by fire scene. They haven’t done justice to their relationship at all.

    You may think so, but just about every non-reader I’ve seen who mentions them expects that they’re going to hook up sooner rather than later.

    And don’t you think teasing is just a little sign of romantic interest?

  109. mags giantsbabe
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, completely forgot to spoiler tag!

  110. CT Wahoo
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Another guess at Varys’ “old foe” is Tywin Lannister. Based on ADWD, it’s clear that Varys has allegiance to the Targaeryns. Given that, he may certainly view Tywin as a foe given that it was he and his army that ultimately put the last nail in the coffin of their dynasty.

  111. Magnar of Thenn
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Yeah I do like that idea, They could show how in the beginning Bran and company are very untrusting of coldhands, because of the fact that, you know, he’s dead lol, and maybe somehow try and get away from him after discovering he is dead, and have them wind up at Crasters keep with Gorman and the rest of the Mutineers who set up shop there, and basically have Coldhands rescue them and killing all the mutineers but at the same time I do like the Idea of him being Dareon, that way we can actually see Arya killing someone, which I hope we get to see this season, I just don’t know how
    I really wish they hadn’t killed the Tickler last season, because its one of my favorite moments in ASOS when she kills him screaming “Is there gold in the village?!?! Gems?!?

    Ser Habakuk Tibatong:
    Magnar of Thenn,

    Yes, that sounds somewhat more likely than my idea. If that is the case, I suppose either Bran or the Reeds will be captured by the NW mutineers and will have to be rescued by the rest of their group. In any case, I think we will probably see Gorman again next season.

    Concerning Theon: Once it has been established that he will in fact not be rescued (at the end of this episode, I assume), I hope he will disappear from the series until maybe the last episode of the season. I would very much prefer them to skip most of the torture and only show the eventual result.

  112. Magnar of Thenn
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think thats actually what he meant exactly. It would implicate Roose because he already vouched for his “bastard” and charged him to retake Winterfell. And we find out early this season that Roose says by the time his bastard got to Winterfell Theon had put the castle to the torch and Bran and Rickon were missing, and when Cat asked if they had heard anything from Theon about where he was or if he had made any demands for Bran and Rickon as hostages, Robb tells her no. So if they made it obvious that Ramsey Snow was indeed holding Theon, it would reveal that he and Roose Bolton were lying to Robb Stark, which would implicate him and his plans to betray Robb

    Ser Hound: don’t think revealing the “boy” as Ramsay would really implicate Roose. Most non-book readers are still pretty pissed at Theon and are not really viewing his captors as “bad guys” at this point. Revealing “boy” would just show that Ramsay is a sadistic little bastard, but wouldn’t lead to implications of Roose being a “bad guy” too. He’s already revealed how much he loves to torture people, e.g. “A flayed man has no secrets”.

  113. Turncloak
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    It would be out of Character for Mormont to kill Craster Guest rights or not. Dude is scum but has saved the lives of Rangers by providing free lodging.

  114. mellowjohn
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Loki, how could this not be redacted?

  115. alexandria
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think Ramsey’s identity reveal will oust Roose. Theon at this point is still considered an enemy of the North. None book readers will likely assume it was Ironborn men who torched it on their way out, and or he may say his name but not admit to being Roose’ bastard or straight out lie to Theon about everything as a way to continue playing games with him. I do think the statement “not just your sister’s men” is cryptic and Yara will be getting tortured . I know alot of people won’t agree but I don’t think her role in the tv series will be all that pivotal as so many characters need screen time, also if summary is correct I could see him really regretting past choices if she is dead or tortured.

  116. Endless Giraffe
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    alexandria,

    she is scene walking in armor among a large group of iron islanders in one trailer.

  117. voicareason
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire,

    Thing is, Arya didnt play that great a role during SoS. Most of the first half of the book, she is just being dragged from place to place, witnessing things.

  118. zod
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Early recap for tonight’s episode. Lots of SPOILERS:

    http://www.buzzsugar.com/Game-Thrones-Recap-Now-His-Watch-Ended-29582703

  119. Magnar of Thenn
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I disagree, Arya’s storyline with the hound is one of my favorites from the whole book, I can’t wait to see their interactions with each other, for one I love watching the difference between how he interacts with sansa and arya, like how he calls sansa “little bird” and he calls arya “little wolf bitch” lol

    voicareason:
    WheelofIceandFire,

    Thing is, Arya didnt play that great a role during SoS. Most of the first half of the book, she is just being dragged from place to place, witnessing things.

  120. Malaz
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Has it even been mentioned that Thoros is taking Arya to the Commander of the Brotherhood? Last episode she just jumped on to the back of his horse and road off. It would be a bit weird for non books readers to suddenly see her in the next episode with a bag over her head and in a mysterious cave

  121. Josla
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    zod,

    Liked Theon’s “confession” specially the part about Ned. Not so sure about littlefinger and varys though. Have to watch it to decide…

  122. Mike Chair
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Magnar of Thenn: Arya’s storyline with the hound is one of my favorites from the whole book, I can’t wait to see their interactions with each other

    If I don’t get some more Hound soon, there will be trouble!

    And by “trouble” I mean quotes, petitions, puns and, of course, poems.

    “And in that town a dog was found,
    As many dogs there be,
    Both mongrel, puppy, whelp, and hound,
    And curs of low degree”

    – Oliver Goldsmith, “An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog

  123. Carne
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I’m hearing episode 4 is already available on ‘On Demand’ in Canada.

  124. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    zod,

    Littlefinger fans are going to be even more upset. It was Littlefinger and the QOT who masterminded the PW. Why does it sound like the QOT is working against him? It was also Littlefinger who arranged the Tyrell-Lannister alliance.

  125. kanjisheik
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Carne:
    I’m hearing episode 4 is already available on ‘On Demand’ in Canada.

    Interesting. Can any of our Canadian friends confirm that please?

  126. Endless Giraffe
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Huge littlefinger fan myself, and i’m not that upset by it. Mostly because that means that he will come out on top in the end, after telling the Lannisters.

    The Varys part sounds really weird though. Maybe this will give us a chance to see those terrible parts of maegors dungeons we hear about when Tyrion is escaping.

  127. voiceareason
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,
    It’s probably a political move by Olenna so that the Tyrells seembeyond suspicion when Joffrey gets killed, proving her loyalty to the crown. This could lead to a twist where it turns out that LF and the Tyrells were working together the whole time

  128. Joshua Taylor
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    kanjisheik,

    Canadian member of WicNet here and I can confirm that that episode 4 is NOT available on HBO On Demand,

  129. Helen
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Ahhhh, can’t wait for this!!!! Season 3 looks to be the best so far. I just got my in-laws hooked on this show. :) They think the Starks will ultimately come out on top, while I’m supporting the Targaryens. And Tyrion.

    http://tiny-tran.blogspot.ca/2013/04/crystal-clay-game-of-thrones-part-1.html

  130. Steven Swanson
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap:
    zod,

    Littlefinger fans are going to be even more upset. It was Littlefinger and the QOT who masterminded the PW. Why does it sound like the QOT is working against him? It was also Littlefinger who arranged the Tyrell-Lannister alliance.

    But they were partially working against each other in the books as well, as Dontos told Littlefinger about the Tyrells’ plans for Sansa, and then he most likely told the Lannisters. The last thing Littlefinger wanted was for them to take Sansa away to Highgarden.

  131. Hassan Madkour
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Baihu1983,

    Terra Jole for Penny! You heard it here first, ladies and gentleman

  132. Jack Slap
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    check out this recap of tonights episode..

    http://www.buzzsugar.com/Game-Thrones-Recap-Now-His-Watch-Ended-29582703

    i dont think it should be online til after the show airs!

    what really caught my eye was this part about varys..

    It’s my sorcerer in a box! Varys reveals to Tyrion how he came to be a eunuch: basically he was tricked by an evil sorcerer. Varys has always seemed powerful but also kind of gentle — until now, when he reveals to Tyrion that he’s captured the sorcerer and is ready to exact revenge. The lesson here? Varys may not have balls in the literal sense, but he definitely has them in the metaphorical sense.

    i dont recall this part in the books..

  133. Shmurb
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Steven Swanson,

    Exactly this. I don’t think it’ll change much, in the long run. All these players have their hands in multiple pots. Littlefinger fucks with the Tyrell plan to marry off Sansa, but helps Olenna take out Joffrey. Varys may help Olenna here, but still frames the Tyrells later on to cause chaos. No real loyalty here, that’s for sure.

  134. zzz
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    anybody else hgo go acting up

  135. Timmen
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Jack Slap,

    sounds interesting actually

  136. Carne
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Must have removed it then, because someone on Reddit posted this (SPOILERS): http://i.imgur.com/ZnjzvnD.jpg

    Edit:
    More: http://imgur.com/a/e8A0t#jaUQ77I

  137. Shmurb
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    Good gravy Sansa is tall.

  138. pipepro
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember Theon in the storm of swords, am I wrong, did I miss that whole story?

  139. Kroy
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    For me Ramsay’s character is just getting more clear. I mean he’s a bit different from the book but we all know he’s a bastard, educated well (Ironmen stories) and really cruel. He doesn’t start with the same power as in the books but he works his way up the ladders step by step killing and accusing those who might have power in his house. None will make him the heir without question, but killing those previous leaders and plus one to accuse for letting Theon free will strengthen his status and also earns him credit for taking Theon back. That’s a compensation with more Theon time for not getting the introduction of the Boy as the groom of lady Hornwood or the burning of Winterfell as the treacherous Reek. Those were really scary things in the book!

  140. Stimwalt
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  1. [...] Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Director: Alex Graves Runtime: 57 minutes Synopsis: The Night’s Watch takes stock. Varys meets his better. Arya is taken to the commander of the Brotherhood. Daenerys exchanges a chain for a whip. Video: Preview [...]


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