Season 3 – Game of Thrones Recap and Cosplay
Tyrion is demoted from Hand by Tywin – who blames Tyrion for causing his wife’s death in childbirth – and forces him to marry Sansa. Joffrey is meanwhile engaged to Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Renly’s widow, in the hopes of establishing a Lannister-Tyrell alliance.
Beyond the Wall, Jon Snow encounters Wildling leader Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds) who anticipates a battle to the death with the White Walkers. Snow finds himself in a complex relationship with his one-time prisoner, Ygritte (Rose Leslie).
Robb decides against marrying Roslin Frey after falling in love with Talisa (Oona Chaplin), a healer. Nevertheless, the Starks are invited to her wedding to another, which turns out to be a trap sprung by Roslin’s resentful father Lord Walder Frey (David Bradley). Robb, Catelyn, the pregnant Talisa, and their bannermen are all butchered at the reception, with the blessing of the Lannisters.
The killings are witnessed by Arya, who finds a reluctant protector in Sandor “The Hound” Clegane (Rory McCann). For his part in the massacre, the treacherous Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) is made Warden of the North.
Elsewhere, Bran Stark discovers he can project himself into the body of a dire wolf, Brienne and Jaime continue their journey south and Daenerys gathers an army of 8,000 Unsullied in the east.