Game of Thrones (Season Three)
I have recently finished Season three of Game of thrones. It begins shortly after the White Walkers attack and the Survivors, including Tarly and Jeor, pledge to return to the Wall to warn the Seven Kingdoms. Snow is brought before Rayder, the “King beyond the Wall”, and pledges his loyalty to the Wildlings. A scarred Tyrion tries to get Casterly Rock from Tywin. Margaery engages in charity work with the orphans of King’s Landing. Baelish offers to help Sansa escape King’s Landing. Ros advises Shae not to trust him. Davos is rescued by Saan, and returned to Dragonstone, where he unsuccessfully tries to kill Melisandre, and is imprisoned. In Essos, Targaryen arrives in the city of Astapor to buy an army of brutally-trained slave soldiers, the “Unsullied”. She is saved from an assassination attempt by the warlocks of Qarth by Selmy, the former Kingsguard commander, who pledges his loyalty.
Brienne continues escorting Jaime across the Riverlands to King’s Landing they encounter Bolton soldiers. After receiving the news of the sack of Winterfell and the disappearance of Bran and Rickon, Robb attends the funeral of Catelyn’s father’s in Riverrun, angering Karstark, who seeks vengeance for his sons who were killed by the Lannisters. Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie also make for Riverrun, but are waylaid by a rebel group, the “Brotherhood without Banners”. Meanwhile Margaery and her grandmother Olenna, the “Queen of Thorns”, convince Sansa to tell them about Joffrey. Theon is tortured by unknown captors. Bran, Rickon, Osha and Hodor encounter the siblings Jojen and Meera, children of the Stark bannerman Howland. Jojen, tells Bran that he is a warg, able to enter the minds of animals.
Robb and Catelyn attend the funeral in Riverrun. Tywin decides to send Baelish to Lysa intending to have them married in order to secure her alliance, making Tyrion the new Master of Coin. While Hot Pie decides to stay at the inn, Arya and Gendry follow the Brotherhood. Learning of the massacre at the Fist of the First Men, Rayder sends Snow with a band of Wildlings to scale the Wall and attack the Watch. The surviving men of the Night’s Watch arrive back at Craster’s Keep, where Tarly witnesses Gilly give birth to a son. Theon is freed by an unknown man, who later rescues him again. Melisandre leaves Dragonstone stating that the blood of a King is required for victory. Targaryen agrees to buy all the 8,000 Unsullied and the translator Missandei for one of her dragons. Jaime tries to save Brienne, but pays a heavy price.
Theon is betrayed by the rescuer, who returns him to the prison. After a failed escape attempt, Jaime almost gives up; but Brienne supports him Varys advises Tyrion to be patient for vengeance. At Craster’s keep, the surviving Night’s Watchmen, argue with their host. Craster and Jeor are slain in the struggle and Tarly flees with Gilly and her son. Arya and Gendry are taken to the secret cave of the Brotherhood, meeting their leader, Dondarrion, who later sentences Sandor Clegane to trial by combat with him. Targaryen meets with Kraznys to complete the trade of a dragon for the Unsullied army. She tests the Unsullied, then orders them to kill their former masters, reclaims her dragon and frees the Unsullied, who all decide to follow her freely.
Tyrion convinces Olenna to pay for part of the royal wedding. Sansa tells Baelish about her decision to stay in King’s Landing. The Lannisters discover the Tyrells’ plot to marry off Sansa to Loras. To prevent the union, Tywin plans to marry Sansa to Tyrion, and Cersei to Loras. Stannis confesses his infidelity to his wife, Selyse, meanwhile His daughter, Shireen, sneaks into the dungeon to visit Seaworth and starts teaching him to read. Sandor Clegane kills Dondarrion and is released. However, Dondarrion is resurrected seemingly by the power of the Lord of Light. Gendry decides to stay with the Brotherhood, and Thoros and Dondarrion plan to ransom Arya to Robb. After being delivered to Bolton, Jaime confesses to Brienne why he killed Aerys. Robb executes Karstark for the murder of two captive Lannister boys. With the Karstarks abandoning him, Robb plans to make a desperate alliance with Frey. Snow and Ygritte have sex. The Unsullied select a warrior called Grey Worm as their leader.
In King’s Landing, Tywin coerces Olena into agreeing to marry Loras to Cersei, who reveals to Tyrion that it was Joffrey who tried to have him killed during the siege. Tyrion confesses to Shae and Sansa about the upcoming marriage. Baelish tells Varys that he has caught Ros as Varys’ informant and has given her to Joffrey, who kills her. In the Riverlands, Melisandre buys Gendry from the Brotherhood, foretelling that Arya will kill many people. Robb gives Harrenhal to Frey and betroths his uncle Edmure to Frey’s daughter, Roslin. Bolton plans to send Jaime to King’s Landing, but refuses to send Brienne with him. Meanwhile Theon is still being held captive. In the North, tension arises between Osha and Meera. Beyond the Wall, Tarly continues his flight with Gilly and her son, while Snow and Ygritte manage to climb the Wall with two other Wildlings.
In the North, Jojen tells Bran they must go beyond the Wall to find the raven, against Osha’s wishes. Snow and Ygritte’s relationship deepens, making fellow Wildling Orell angry. Talisa reveals to Robb that she is pregnant. Arya runs away from the Brotherhood, and is captured by Sandor Clegane Melisandre reveals to Gendry that his father was Robert. Shae tells Tyrion that she will not continue their relationship once he marries Sansa. Tywin counsels Joffrey and discusses Daenerys, who has reached the city of Yunkai. Bolton departs Harrenhall for Edmure’s wedding while Jaime says farewell to Brienne and departs for King’s Landing. On the road, he finds out that Locke refused Brienne’s father’s ranso so he returns to Harrenhall and rescues Brienne.
King’s Landing hosts Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding and Tyrion gets drunk. Meanwhile Sandor Clegane reveals to Arya that they are heading for the Twins to ransom her to Robb. Stannis releases Seaworth, demanding he respect Melisandre, who arrives in Dragonstone with Gendry, whom she seduces and extracts blood from. Stannis names three usurpers: Robb, Balon and Joffrey. Daenerys is joined by the Second Sons in Yunkai after a lieutenant named Naharis kills the other leaders and pledges the company’s loyalty.
Tarly and Gilly are attacked by a White Walker but eventually arrive at the Wall. During a thunderstorm, Bran enters Hodor’s mind to calm him down. Nearby, Snow refuses to kill a farmer, whom Ygritte kills before Snow is attacked by the other Wildlings. Bran uses his warg ability to save Snow, who kills Orell before escaping, leaving a furious Ygritte behind with chief Giantsbane. Osha, Rickon and his direwolf depart for the Last Hearth, while Bran and his remaining company plan to go beyond the Wall. Meanwhile Daenerys sends Mormont, Naharis and Grey Worm to infiltrate Yunkai and open the city gate for her army. Yunkai soon falls to her forces. Robb arrives at the Twins and apologizes to Walder Frey. Edmure marries Roslin and they leave to consummate their marriage. However Walder’s men murder Catelyn, Talisa and most of the Stark bannermen, while Bolton, kills Robb. Arya also arrives at the Twins and witnesses a part of the massacre.
The mastermind of the massacre offers Walder Frey the Seat of Riverrun and appoints Bolton as the Warden of the North meanwhile Theon’s captor is revealed and Yara Greyjoy decides to rescue him. Arriving in the capital with Brienne, Jaime is reunited with Cersei. In the North, Tarly’s party encounters Bran’s and gives them the Dragonglass weapons before arriving back at Castle Black, where he and Maester Aemon send ravens to alert the Seven Kingdoms to the White Walkers. Jon also returns to Castle Black. In Dragonstone, Seaworth helps Gendry escape, while Stannis heads north to aid the Watch against the White Walkers.