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Return of the King – Game of Thrones Season 3

Who will sit upon the Iron Throne of Westeros? Daenerys, Robb, Stannis, or will Joffrey continue his tyrannical reign? If you can’t get enough of the show, you already know that the struggle and uncertainty is the best part. Although seeing a beloved character meet a swift end can cause traumatic repressed memories to bubble violently to the surface years later. Or so I’m told.

As we mentioned weeks ago on our State of the Dead, Easter Sunday brought us an end and new beginning. The Walking Dead concluded it’s mixed third season, and Game of Thrones continued to steam roll onward. A charged night a television watching no matter how you slice it.

Gendry, Arya, and Hot Pie (in order)

Two weeks in and we’re celebrating the survival of not one but two portly heroes Samwell Tarly and Hot Pie. The former being a very, very green member of the Night Watch and the latter being blamed for the country’s food crisis. Meanwhile Margerie and house Tyrell plot their dominion of the Lannister crown by supplanting King Joffrey with an extension of their Matriarchy.

While things seem to be picking up for Daenerys as her dragons continue to grow, she’s seemingly under attack by Warlock’s keen on using her magic for their own devices. Even if it means seeing her dead, her dragons are all they care about. Jon Snow has his every move being dissected by Mance Rayder, the King beyond the Wall. Ygritte undermines his self worth at every chance, but everyone knows she’s just trying too hard to get him to notice her.

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Jon Snow beyond the Wall

Robb Stark, the King in the North continues a somewhat muddled honeymoon with his new foreign queen, Talisa. His mother Catelyn has decided she cannot change her son’s mind after the fact so she decides to open up to her, finally. All the while Stannis Baratheon is back at home, licking his wounds from the defeat by Tywin Lannister. Devos his trusted hand returns just in time for Stannis to make a grumpy cat face and lock him away in the dungeon. Melisandra has clearly been whispering more dark lies in his ear, although she does have a point of their possible success if she had not been left behind. Hindsight, 20/20 and all that.

Tyrion and Bronn are BFFs again — not that they ever stopped, or started — the checks just arrived again. Shae is working her hardest at protecting Sansa, and now she has to contend with the lecher Littlefinger who since being spurned by Sansa’s mother Catelyn in Season 2 has decided they bare a striking resemblance. No means no m’lord.

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Tyrion and Bronn – BFFs

The last event of Episode 2 had a rather one sided duel between Brienne and Jamie Lannister. The latter having his manhood brought into question at his inevitable defeat. Jamie did however have reason to celebrate as he and Brienne seem to be on their way to returning to the Stark camp where a jail cell and a Dire Wolf most assuredly await him.

Seriously. How can you not love this show?

 

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