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Walk of Punishment 

Robb and Catelyn arrive at Riverrun for Lord Hoster Tully's funeral. Tywin names Tyrion the new Master of Coin. Arya says goodbye to Hot Pie. The Night's Watch returns to Craster's. Brienne and Jaime are taken prisoner.

Directors:

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss (uncredited)

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:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Stephen Dillane ... Stannis Baratheon
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
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Storyline

Arya may have found a new protector but one of her friends decides not to continue on their journey. Robb arrives in Riverrun for his grandfather's funeral but is not pleased to hear that his uncle Edmure failed to follow his orders and attacked Tywin Lannister's army. His plans to entrap the Lannister's army are now ruined. At King's Landing, Tywin Lannister relieves Baelish of his duties as treasurer and assigns the task to his son Tyrion, who openly admits that he has far more experience spending money than managing it. While collecting the accounting books at Baelish's brothel, Tyrion has a gift for Podrick. In Astapor, Daenerys decides to buy all 8000 of the Unsullied and offers one of her dragons as payment. North of the Wall, the surviving members of the Night's Watch try to stay alive. They stop at Craster's keep and Samwell sees that Gilly is giving birth. Jaime manages to convince his captors that Brienne could bring a hefty ransom provided she is unharmed and left with her ... Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episode title refers to a plaza in Astapor, where tortured or punished slaves are displayed as a warning to others. See more »

Goofs

Robb tells Edmure: "Do you think he'll [Tywin] sue for peace because we have his father's brother's great-grandsons?". Willem and Martyn Lannister are not Tywin's father's brother's great-grandsons - they are his nephews, sons of his brother Kevan. See more »

Quotes

[Tyrion is reviewing the kingdom's ledgers]
Tyrion Lannister: For years I've heard that Littlefinger is a magician: whenever the Crown needs money, he rubs his hands together and - poof! - mountains of gold.
Bronn: Let me guess: he's not a magician.
Tyrion Lannister: No.
Bronn: He's stealing it?
Tyrion Lannister: Worse: he's borrowing it.
Bronn: What's wrong with that?
Tyrion Lannister: We can't afford to pay it back. That's what's wrong with it. The Crown owes millions to my father.
Bronn: Seeing as it's his grandson's ass on the throne, I imagine he'll forgive that debt.
Tyrion Lannister: Forgive a debt? My ...
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References Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bear the the Maiden Fair
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Written by George R.R. Martin
Performed by The Hold Steady
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Building momentum
14 April 2013 | by vickychijwaniSee all my reviews

Game of Thrones is all about momentum, and that's what this episode stays true to: it builds up momentum. Without giving anything away, let me just say that viewers who found this season's previous episodes sluggish will be really pleased.

There's a lot going on in this episode. All the varied elements that we've come to expect from Game of Thrones at its best are here: emotion, action, humour, cliffhanger.

Highlights - Ciarán Hinds makes his first move; I couldn't wait to see him get into the action. Meanwhile it's heartening to see another actor from the cast of HBO's Rome introduced: Tobias Menzies as Catelyn's brother, Edmure Tully.

There are also some powerful emotional scenes, spectacularly acted and directed.

I especially loved Tyrion and Pod's antics in this episode. In a TV show all about war and death, the lightheartedness is a welcome relief.

Altogether a great episode. Can't wait for the next one!


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