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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:

£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

This is the second episode of the series, following Game of Thrones: Lord Snow (2011), with no deaths of any kind. 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

Jon Snow: Ygritte, you won't win. I know your people are brave, no one denies that.
Ygritte: You know nothing, Jon...
Jon Snow: Six times in last thousand years a King Beyond the Wall has attacked the Kingdoms. Six times they failed.
Ygritte: And how do you know that?
Jon Snow: Every boy in the North knows it. We grow up learning it. Where the battles were fought. The names of the heroes. Who died where. Six times you've invaded and six times you've failed. The seventh will be the same.
Ygritte: Mance is different.
Jon Snow: You don't have the discipline. You ...
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2019) See more »

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The Bear and the Maiden Fair
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Performed by The Hold Steady
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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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