Robb Stark has won every battle, but he’s losing the war. And his decision to betray Walder Frey may come back to haunt him and his family, including mom, Catelyn, the Queen of the North, who we know in George R.R. Martin’s novel, suffers a horrific fate. However, you’ll have to wait and see what the HBO showrunners; Benioff and Weiss have in store for all of us. On Sunday’s exciting episode of “Game of Thrones,” we witnessed Arya’s awakening. No one had seen this side of Arya, when the culmination of losing her father, by King Joffrey’s beheading, the long journey she’s endured at the hands of Tywin Lannister’s torturers, and so much has changed her. Robb Stark was betrayed and ultimately it led him to behead a one-time ally, and later Jaime Lannister, defamed by the title: King Slayer poured out his heart and soul to Brienne.Jaime you see, though he did a ghastly thing, by throwing Bran Stark out of a castle window, was actually not the bad guy in the taking of Kings Landing, and removing the Mad King from the Iron Throne. The Mad King, possessed and obsessed by fire, wanted and ordered Jaime to kill everyone in the Capitol by fire. Jaime chose to slit the King’s throat, and was destroyed by his silence. He chose not to explain why he killed the King, possibly in arrogance and wanting the title of King Slayer, but minus his hand and his dignity by the men of the North, now Jaime is bared open emotionally and describes his decision to end the Mad King’s reign.
“Kissed by Fire” leads right to the next episode, where Jon Snow and the Wildlings attack the Wall. The Wall was built to keep the White Walkers, Giants, Cannibals and everything North of the Wall (Beyond the Wall) out of Westeros. It all changes Sunday. And here’s an exclusive HBO clip of Inside last week’s episode.
Game of Thrones Season 3: Inside the Episode #5
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