Game of Thrones: Season 3, Episode 1

Valar Dohaeris (31 Mar. 2013)

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Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, while the Night's Watch survivors retreat south. In King's Landing, Tyrion asks for his reward. Littlefinger offers Sansa a way out.



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Beyond the wall, those of the Night's Watch that have survived try to go south to warn everyone of what is coming. Samwell is taken to task for not having sent the ravens. Jon Snow meets Mance Raydor, the King beyond the Wall and is accepted among them. In King's Landing, Tyrion's face has healed and Cersei pays him a visit worried about what he might say about her to their father. Tyrion enlists Bronn, now a knight, to protect him. He doesn't get much satisfaction from his father who promises him better living quarters but not much else. Lady Margaery is cementing her place at court. Sansa meanwhile may have a way out of King's Landing courtesy of Lord Baelish. Davos Seaworth has survived and is rescued. He returns to Dragonstone intent on stopping Melisandre but soon finds himself in the dungeons. Robb Stark arrives at Harrenhal to find all of its occupants dead. Daenerys arrives in Astapor looking for an army. Ser Jorah tells her the Unsullied are the best fighters in the world. Written by garykmcd

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This episode marks the introduction of a Low Valyrian language (sometimes just called "Valyrian" for short), spoken by Missandei and others in Slaver's Bay. High Vayrian ceased to be a living language after the fall of Valyrian four hundred years ago, and became a lore-language similar to Latin in Medieval Europe. See more »


When Daenerys is on the boat, she is wearing a necklace with 2 things on the front. A moment later she suddenly wears the same necklace only with 1 thing. See more »


Tyrion Lannister: What are they doing here?
Cersei Lannister: Protecting me... I assume. Will you let me in?
Tyrion Lannister: No, I don't think so.
Cersei Lannister: If I wanted to kill you, do you think I'd let a wooden door stop me?
Tyrion Lannister: They stay outside!
Cersei Lannister: I'm not afraid of you, little brother.
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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Jon Snow is in the snow, making his way into the hearts of his captors. He claims that treason is a small price to pay for his end game. Joffrey is certainly feeling his oats but may begin to wonder at the price he may pay for his coming marriage. Margery has the should of the people and stops in a dangerous place to talk to some orphans about the courage of their fathers. She promises that the king will look after them. The queen is obviously disturbed because her Freudian connection may be severed (she has so many edges). Tyrion gets to talk with his father. He finds he has been used again. The family, it would seem, is the center of things, yet Tyrion must always prove himself. The fact that his mother died giving birth to him trumps everything and his accomplishments are constantly diminished. It would appear that the dwarf brother is starting to realize that he has no friends at all. As a matter of fact, it is clear that should he consider carrying on his relationship with the woman he loves, she will be killed summarily. The balancing of all factors going forth in the war is the strength of this episode. We also have Dani trying to raise an army and coming on a pack of 8,000 mercenaries who have killed babies to get where they are. Her dragons are not mature, but she needs troops now and it will be interesting if she will go along with the wishes of the evil.

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