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The Bear and the Maiden Fair 

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:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Melisandre reveals to Gendry that Robert Baratheon is his father, the tune from 'The King's Arrival' from season one can be heard. The song was played when Robert arrived in Winterfell and is the theme for House Baratheon See more »

Goofs

When Razdal offers gifts to Daenerys, his servants bring two chests with gold, two men carrying each. Gold is one of the densest materials, thus each of the ingots shown would weigh around 20 kg (44 lbs). The total weight of each chest would require a forklift truck. See more »

Quotes

Ygritte: Is that a palace?
Jon Snow: It's a windmill.
Ygritte: Windmill...
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Connections

Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Broken Man (2016) See more »

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The Bear and the Maiden Fair
(uncredited)
Performed by The Hold Steady
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The Bear and the Maiden Fair shines through

This episode isn't nearly as excellent as episode 4, but everything else makes it very worthwhile.

Yes, some of the pacing could've used some more fixing, but it doesn't matter. The storyline/script is still well-written, the relationships are still interesting, the performances still shine, the some of the pacing is fine, the directing and editing is sharp and focused, the music score is still gorgeous, the scenery is still beautiful, and the characters along with the new characters continue to be compelling to this day including Tyrion Lannister. So, overall, another great episode for Season 3.


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