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The Bear and the Maiden Fair 

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Jon and the wildlings travel south of the Wall. Talisa tells Robb that she's pregnant. Arya runs away from the Brotherhood. Daenerys arrives at Yunkai. Jaime leaves Brienne behind at Harrenhal.

Director:

Michelle MacLaren

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Oona Chaplin ... Talisa Stark
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Storyline

Robb and his entourage are traveling to the Freys but wet weather has delayed them. Talisa has big news for him. Jon Snow, Ygritte and the others have crossed into the south and are headed to Castle Black. Margaery has good advice for Sansa who dreads the thought of having to marry Tyrion. For his part, Tyrion thinks she's too young. Shae is also unhappy with Tyrion's upcoming marriage and she wants them to run away. Tywin Lannister makes sure King Joffrey knows exactly who is on charge. Daenerys and her army arrive at Yunkai, the Yellow City. Ser Jorah recommends that they simply bypass the walled city as conquering it serves no useful purpose. She disagrees but the slavers of Yunkai refuse to free all of their slaves. Melissandre arrives in King's Landing with Gendry and tells him of his ancestry. Arya meanwhile runs off on her own and into the arms of an enemy. Jaime begins his trip to King's Landing but refuses to leave Brienne behind. Theon Greyjoy is comforted by two young ... Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bear and the Maiden Fair See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

GBP4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The original title of the episode was "Autumn Storms". Later it was changed to "Chains". Since scenes from another episode being moved into it, it was finally titled "The Bear and the Maiden Fair". See more »

Goofs

Tywin tells Joffrey that the dragon skulls that once lined the throne room were arranged largest to smallest, with the smallest next to the Iron Throne. In Game of Thrones: Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things, Viserys tells Doreah the opposite, that the largest skull was next to the throne. See more »

Quotes

Jaime Lannister: I owe you a debt.
Brienne of Tarth: When Catelyn Stark released you, we both made a promise to her. Now it's your promise. You gave your word. Keep it and consider the debt paid.
Jaime Lannister: [nods solemnly] I will return the Stark girls to their mother. I swear it.
Brienne of Tarth: [nods] Good-bye, Ser Jaime.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Two Swords (2014) See more »

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A Lannister Always Pays His Debts
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Written by Ramin Djawadi
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Boring, boring, boring...
13 May 2013 | by UnsustaiNiNableSee all my reviews

What the hell is happening? This show used to be fast paced, interesting, brutal, clever, creepy.. now it's just boring talk. Everyone just.. TALKS.. a LOT..

This episode, thanks to its ending, was kind of more dynamic compared to the last 2 or 3 ones, and yet it's pretty much just dialogs everywhere, and not any kind of dialogs, no.. these are boring, pointless and clever-wanna-be dialogs. Season 3 is just pathetic compared to the first two amazing seasons. The only interesting characters are Tyrion, Dany and Jaime, and we only see them for a couple of minutes per episode.

I would love to keep liking this show but I think that after season 3 I'm done with it (because I hate how they keep the action and interesting parts for the last 1 or 2 episodes, and then it just starts boring and slow again and again and again.. pure disappointment.

This show is sadly turning into the perfect sleeping pill, people.

Oh, and I repeat, this episode is WAY better than the last ones, but it's still plain boring.


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