“Game of Thrones” Season 3 Final Recap – Jon Comes Back to the Wall
After last week’s heartbreaking episode, Game of Thrones had to work hard enough to end its third season on a memorable note.
A dismembered phallus? Yeah, that will be fine.
While the episode is a far cry from the flash or seriousness of last week’s Red Wedding, it held a few little reveals and absolutely stellar scenes between a few of our favorites, and it put all the pieces in place for it. next season. In the end, I liked (disliked) – although judging from the poll results so far, many of you disagree. So let’s go ahead and review what happened in “Mhysa”.
GRAYJOY HOUSE | Theon’s torturer, whom I called Georgelgänger, turns out to be Roose Bolton’s bastard son, Ramsey Snow. And yes, he decidedly emasculated Theon a few episodes ago, but no, that thing he eats when we first see him isn’t Greyjoy’s missing appendix. (Side note: Gross.) My new name for a downed Theon: Lord Greyjoyless. But Ramsey has a better one: Reek, because all that torture and penis loss gave Theon that not-so-fresh aroma. As Ramsey beats Reek into accepting his new nickname, little Theon walks up to Papa Greyjoy in the Iron Isles. If the Ironborns don’t leave the north, Ramsey promises, Theon will die in a very painful way. Balon roughly says “Meh”, but Yara gathers a boat and a crew and leaves to save her brother.
HOUSE STARK: MINI-MURDER EDITION | Arya wakes up from the blow of the dog just in time to see Frey’s men scroll past Robb’s body, who has Gray Wind’s head sewn up where his brother’s head should be. (A few side notes: First, totally disgusting and horrible. Second, these are Martha Stewart’s efficient crafting levels. Robb is dead, what, five minutes?) On the road a few days later, Arya catches a man in one camp boasting that he was the only one doing the macabre couture. Ned’s daughter plays the innocent until she can get close, then plunges the Hound’s knife into the man. Her captor / rescuer jumps into the fray and they kill the whole gang, then Arya pulls out her coin and says the phrase. Valar morghulis, which we have come to know means “All men must die”.
HOUSE STARK: TÊTE-NORD EDITION | Bran, Meera, Jojen and Hodor spend the night in Nightfort, where they meet Sam, Gilly and the baby. One glance at Summer and Sam realizes that Bran is Jon’s parent. “If you are his brother, you are also my brother,” the stout Night Watch told him. Though he doubts Bran is equipped to fight the beasts of the north, Sam gives the Stark group the rest of the Glass-Dragon weapons and shows them the way through the wall. Next, Tarly and his companions make their way to the wall, where Maester Aemon (still alive!) Greets them again and asks Sam to write raven notes on the undead apocalypse that befalls the south. . (Side note: Gilly named the baby after her savior, that was a nice touch.)
HOUSE LANNSTER: KNOW YOUR LOCATION – BOY EDITION | Tyrion and Sansa seem to get along well, if the sociable air between them on an afternoon walk is any indication. I would even say they’re cute together, if I didn’t think Shae – who’s here for the walk – would cut me for it. They are interrupted by Podrick (the ladies who whisper about him in passing receive a “heh” from me), who summons Tyrion to a meeting of Joffrey’s small council.
The Boy King vibrates with excitement at a coded message conveying the death of Robb and Catelyn Stark. He wants Robb’s head sent to King’s Landing, because “I’m going to serve it to Sansa at my wedding feast.” I don’t know what makes me love Tyrion the most: when he says it won’t happen because “She’s no longer yours to torment him” or when he responds to Joff who calls him a monster with: “Monsters are dangerous, and just now, kings are dying like flies. Tywin has even less patience for his psychopathic grandson, telling him that “Any man who has to say ‘I am a king’ is not a real king.” Because he doesn’t have a prostitute on hand to riddle with arrows, Joffrey channels his frustrations by calling the Hand of the King a coward – which causes the boy to go to bed like the impudent toddler he is. He even shouts: “I’m not tired! like all the 5 year olds that I have looked after.
Tywin dismisses everyone but Tyrion, initiating an incredible exchange between Papa Lion and his less desired offspring. Tyrion finds out that Frey’s massacre was supported by the Lannisters, and his father says he did it – essentially ending the war – first and foremost to protect the family. There is a lot of back and forth about the good of the last name versus the good of its members: Tyrion refuses to create an heir with Sansa by force, then challenges his father to name once the “good of.” family ”was Nor is Tywin’s own good. On the day of Tyrion’s birth, the old man responds. “I wanted to take you to the sea and let the waves take you. Instead, I let you live. Phew. Well, Tyrion, you asked.
HOUSE LANNSTER: GUESS-WHO’S-BACK EDITION | Tyrion goes to tell Sansa the bad news about her family, but when he finds her, her tear-streaked cheeks indicate that she already knows it. Unable to comfort her (although I might have liked to see him try, given the growing closeness we witnessed earlier), he drinks from a heavily served Pod. Cersei interrupts them to urge Tyrion to put Sansa with a child, and quickly, as a way to save the girl. Although her own children didn’t make her very happy, Cersei admits, “They’re the reason I’m alive.” It’s the sweetest and most honest that we’ve seen the Queen Regent in quite some time, and it’s a lovely scene.
Meanwhile, at the gates of King’s Landing, Jamie and Brienne are treated like human garbage by some low-level officials. I know I’m already excited about the shorthand that Gwendoline Christie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau have developed as these two unlikely friends, but I’ll do it again – the sympathetic look she gives him when the keeper fails. not to recognize Jaime is just perfect. Jaime later finds Cersei alone in her room, and neither of them can take their eyes off her missing hand. I’m very interested to see how next season is going to go for these two.
BARATHEON HOUSE | Ser Davos befriends Gendry, who is being held in the Stannis dungeons, about their joint upbringing in the Flea Bottom slum of King’s Landing. The best part of the scene is Gendry’s reasoning for undressing with Melisandre: “Bad words, no clothes. What would you have done? “(Ha!) When the red priestess in question decides that Gendry’s blood is so strong that it must die a sacrifice – and Stannis is on board – Davos lets go of the blacksmith and places him in a boat bound for his hometown. Stannis and Melisandre then decide that Davos must die for his betrayal, but he mentions the note he received from Sam’s Raven and argues that Stannis will need strong advisers in the difficult times ahead. Although Stannis isn’t very open to the idea at first, Melisandre burns the piece of paper, looks into the flames and says “Yes, that checks” – thus saving the life of the man she had previously wished was dead. ( and vice versa).
TARGARYEN HOUSE | Although it seems for a moment that the slaves of Yunkai won’t join Daenerys, they end up doing so. She gives them her standard, stimulating strain talk, and they all start calling her “mhysa“- or” mother “. Sensing the love, she comes out among the masses. In no time she is surfing like it was Lollapalooza 1992 and she is Anthony Kiedis.
THE SAVAGES | Ygritte catches up with Jon, who says she always must have known who he really was, then adds that he loves her – and that he knows she loves him. The redhead gives us one last “You don’t know anything, Jon Snow” of the season before landing three (!) Arrows in her darling. Girl does do not Act like a fool. More seriously, the fact that they both got so upset during this conversation is a cool call on the turmoil their affection for each other has caused. Jon ends up coming back to the wall, where Sam and the other brothers take care of him.
Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the episode? Rate it via the poll below, then sound off in the comments!