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.


David Nutter


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »





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


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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Gave showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss their second nomination for a writing category in the Emmy Awards. See more »


Robb says that Catelyn begged him not to send Theon to negotiate with his father. Actually, Catelyn never objected to send Theon as an envoy on behalf of Robb: she only disapproved of the idea of forming an alliance with Balon Greyjoy. See more »


[realizing that Jon is still loyal to the Night's Watch, Tormund orders his men to kill him. At Tormund's command, the Wildlings charge at Jon. Before Ygritte can shoot, Jon knocks her to the ground. Orell and several more Wildlings attack Jon. Tormund charges at Ygritte before she can reach her bow. Jon kills one of the Wildlings. Tormund grabs Ygritte]
Tormund Giantsbane: He's one of them.
Ygritte: [struggles to get free] No!
Tormund Giantsbane: Do you hear me?
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The Rains of Castamere
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Nothing will ever be the same
6 June 2013 | by reeseslightningSee all my reviews

I had read the books so I knew what was coming. But I was still flabbergasted by the visceral images as the Red Wedding took place. The whole episode was teeming with suspense and you could feel the tension whether you had read the books or not. I can only imagine how it felt for people who hadn't picked up the subtle foreshadowing of previous episodes. It was spooky how chilling everything came together. But this episode had several more important things happening other than the RW: Jon and the wildlings (which I found boring even in the books) kicks up a notch; Bran experiences some seriously weird stuff that is extremely important to not just his story arc but the entire series. Dany's scenes were typical of her standing around letting the men do the fighting but Jorah is officially friendzoned for life.

Though it is tempting, don't skip over Bran or Jon's parts just to get to the end. The payoff of waiting is worth it and you get some character and plot development as well. But Rains of Castamere will go down as one of the most shocking episodes of any TV series ever. This proves that no other show can even touch this series. I can't find one thing wrong with it.

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