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The Rains of Castamere 

Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai.



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Robb, his wife Talisa and mother Catelyn arrive for the marriage of Edmure Tully to one of Walder Frey's daughters. There is considerable tension between the two families but Robb's sincere apology for not marrying one of Frey's daughters is well received. It doesn't stop the elderly Frey from being both crude and rude towards his guests. Edmure is pleasantly surprised to see that his bride is to be Frey's prettiest granddaughter, Roslin. The festivities continue but Walder Frey has something very special planned. Arya and Sandor Clegane arrive at the Twins but too late to do anything. Daenerys meanwhile orders the attack on Yunkai based on information provided by Daario. Brandon learns the strength of his powers. Jon Snow is forced to choose between the Watch and Ygritte. Written by garykmcd

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2 June 2013 (USA)  »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)

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The episode title refers to a song written about Tywin Lannister's crushing victory over rebellious House Reyne of Castamere and House Tarbeck. The song is also a reminder of the fate awaiting for those who cross the Lannisters. See more »


When Catelyn is looking at Roose Bolton's arm resting on the table, an inner sleeve appears between shots, even though he has not moved his arm. See more »


Walder Frey: The Septon has said his prayer, the words have been said, and Lord Edmure has wrapped my daughter in his cloak. But, they are not yet Man and Wife. A sword needs a sheath, and a Wedding needs a Bedding!
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The Rains of Castamere
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The Rains of Castamere is the best episode of season 3, and perhaps of the series
3 June 2013 | by (Australia...) – See all my reviews

There is nothing that can prepare you for this latest episode of Game of Thrones. Even those who knew what was coming (which i didn't), will probably be shocked by this incredibly powerful gut wrenching episode.

Now, i'm not going to into what happened in depth. I just need to tell anyone who reads this. The Rains of Castemere is arguably the BEST EPISODE OF SEASON 3, and perhaps the best episode of the series. The performances, the writing, the screenplay, EVERYTHING about this episode was PERFECT. Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark and Maise Williams put in the best performances of the season. And the ending... So GUT-WRENCHING, HEART BREAKING, SHOCKING AND POWERFUL all at the same time. I'm telling you now, if you thought Game of Thrones was slipping into meritocracy, then this episode will BLOW YOUR MIND. It is UNFORGETTABLE.

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