Game of Thrones Season 3 Spoilers: What Happens on Episodes 4-8?
SPOILER ALERT! Some show and A Storm of Swords book spoilers ahead.
HBO has released synopses for all but two episodes on Game of Thrones Season 3. So we have a rough idea of what's headed our way, starting with this Sunday's Episode 4 and ending — as of this latest press release — on Episode 8 with a wedding in King's Landing and Tyrion and Sansa spending the night together. Hmm. Could the two events be related?
Here's what's up (along with some changes from the book, in case you think you already know what's going to happen):
Episode 4: “And Now His Watch Is Ended” (April 21) "The Night’s Watch takes stock. Varys (Conleth Hill) meets his better. Arya is taken to the commander of the Brotherhood. Daenerys exchanges a chain for a whip." Written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Alex Graves.
Episode 5, "Kissed by Fire" (April 28) "The Hound (Rory McCann) is judged by the gods; Jaime is judged by men. Jon proves himself; Robb (Richard Madden) is betrayed. Tyrion learns the cost of weddings." Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Alex Graves.
Episode 6, “The Climb” (May 5) "Tywin (Charles Dance) plans strategic unions for the Lannisters. Melisandre (Carice van Houten) visits the Riverlands. Robb (Richard Madden) weighs a compromise to repair his alliance with House Frey. Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) decides what to do with Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Jon (Kit Harington), Ygritte (Rose Leslie) and the Wildlings face a daunting climb." Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Alik Sakharov.
Episode 7: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” (May 12) "Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) exchanges gifts with a slave lord outside Yunkai. As Sansa (Sophie Turner) frets about her prospects, Shae (Sibel Kekilli) chafes at Tyrion’s (Peter Dinklage) new situation. Tywin counsels the king, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry (Joe Dempsie). Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) faces a formidable foe in Harrenhal." Written for television by George R. R. Martin; directed by Michelle MacLaren.
Episode 8, “Second Sons” (May 19) "King’s Landing hosts a wedding, and Tyrion and Sansa spend the night together. Daenerys meets the Titan’s Bastard. Davos (Liam Cunningham) demands proof from Melisandre. Sam (John Bradley) and Gilly (Hannah Murray) meet an older gentleman." Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michelle MacLaren.
Interesting to see Melisandre visits the Riverlands and reveals a secret to Gendry since ... that's new. Hmm. We can't wait to read what else is coming on Episode 9, "The Rains of Castamere" and Episode 10, "Mhysa."