The Rains Of Castamere (GOT S3)

*Huge Spoiler Alert for Season 3!*

Ah, when we finally understood true heartbreak and betrayal. Game Of Thrones up to this point wasn’t overtly predictable…but after this season we definitely understood that we couldn’t call anything anymore. This whole season was really just one great moment after another whether it was a great moment of Character Development, storylines getting crazier by the second or even the soul-crushing betrayals.

Favorite Episode : Ep. 5, Kissed By Fire.

So many great things happen in this episode. You’ve got The fight between the Hound and Beric Dondarrion, the introduction of Grey Worm, Tywin just being Tywin, Jon and Ygritte in the cave and then my favorite scene of the episode : The Bathhouse. Jaime’s confession and his ultimate vulnerability in this scene is brilliantly performed by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and it delivers a complete turn for his character. Most of the acts he commits in the previous seasons and from here on out are all driven home by this one scene. Jaime is a very complex character and one who can be very sympathetic…but all of this is why that one really controversial scene in Season 4 is so jarring but we’ll get to that next time.

Favorite Scene : The Gathering of the The Unsullied.

I’ve always said that Season 3 is basically the season of Daenerys and this singular scene is one of those primary reasons. When she turns around and starts speaking Valyrian is one of my all time favorite moments from the show. I just love the shock and immediate fear on Kraznys face when she says “A Dragon is not a slave.” It’s just absolutely perfect and I love that the entire Unsullied army chooses to follow her afterwards.

Favorite Quote : “Chaos isn’t a pit, Chaos is a ladder”

This right here…this quote is why Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish is one of the most terrifying characters in the series. The fact that he gives up Ros to be killed and threatens Varys all in the same speech is just so unsettling that you immediately start to fear him. Also, it’s followed by a perfect juxtaposition of Ygritte and Jon climbing the wall which is another great scene.

Most Shocking Moment : The Red Wedding.

Did you really think it’d be anything else? This moment shocked viewers everywhere, even if you had read the books then the brutality of the scene would still get to you. This moment hit people so hard that many viewers questioned even continuing to watch the series. This also paved the way for new characters to absolutely hate in Roose Bolton and Walder Frey. Although these guys weren’t great to start with, this was the point where you started counting the seconds until they died.

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