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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.

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Oona Chaplin ... Talisa Stark
Rose Leslie ... Ygritte
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
David Bradley ... Walder Frey
Mackenzie Crook ... Orell
Michael McElhatton ... Roose Bolton
Ian McElhinney ... Barristan Selmy
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Catelyn tells Roose Bolton that there was no bedding ceremony at her wedding because Eddard forbade it. The books explicitly state that there was indeed a bedding ceremony at Eddard and Catelyn's wedding. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

The closing credits roll in silence. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in South Park: Titties and Dragons (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Title
Written by Ramin Djawadi
Performed by Czech Film Orchestra and Choir
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Intense and Satisfying, The Rains of Castamere sets up the stakes really well

The Rains of Castamere is not only the best episode next to episode 4, but it's also intense and very satisfying. There's nothing I can fault this with because it's another classic that does exactly the same thing that the last two episodes of Season 1 and 2 did.

The storyline/script is still well-written with more intensity and more satisfying drama, the performances are still compelling, the relationships are even more interesting than I thought, the pacing is superb, the directing is solid, the scenery is still gorgeous, Ramin Djawadi does a great job creating some intense moments in his score, the editing is still sharp, and the characters are even better as the plot progresses. So, overall, another classic episode and I'm finishing up Season 3.


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