Game of Thrones - Season 3

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Game of Thrones
Season 3
No. of episodes 10
Country of origin United States
Network HBO
Original run March 31 – June 9 2013
DVD release February 18, 2014
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Season 3 of Game of Thrones is the third season of the series. It ll began filming on Summer 2012. The series consists of ten episodes.

Season 3 is closely based on the first half or thereabouts of A Storm of Swords, the third novel in the Song of Ice and Fire novel series by George R.R. Martin.

George R. R. Martin wrote the seventh episode, formerly tentatively titled "Autumn Storms",[1] now "The Bear and the Maiden Fair".


# Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Valar Dohaeris" Daniel Minahan David Benioff & D.B. Weiss March 31, 2013 4.37[2]
Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, while the Night’s Watch survivors retreat south. In King’s Landing, Tyrion asks for his reward, Littlefinger offers Sansa a way out, and Cersei hosts a dinner for the royal family. Dany sails into Slaver's Bay.
2 "Dark Wings, Dark Words" Daniel Minahan Vanessa Taylor April 7, 2013 4.27[3]
Sansa says too much. Shae asks Tyrion for a favor. Jaime finds a way to pass the time. Arya runs into the Brotherhood Without Banners.
3 "Walk of Punishment" David Benioff & D.B. Weiss David Benioff & D.B. Weiss April 14, 2013 4.72[4]
Tyrion shoulders new responsibilities. Jon is taken to the Fist of the First Men. Daenerys meets with the slavers. Jaime strikes a deal with his captors.
4 "And Now His Watch Is Ended" Alex Graves David Benioff & D.B. Weiss April 21, 2013 4.87[5]
The Night’s Watch takes stock. Varys meets his better. Arya is taken to the commander of the Brotherhood. Daenerys exchanges a chain for a whip.
5 "Kissed by Fire" Alex Graves Bryan Cogman April 28, 2013 5.35[6]
The Hound is judged by the gods; Jaime is judged by men. Jon proves himself; Robb is betrayed. Tyrion learns the cost of weddings.
6 "The Climb" Alik Sakharov David Benioff & D.B. Weiss May 5, 2013 5.50[7]
Tywin plans strategic unions for the Lannisters. Melisandre pays a visit to the Riverlands. Robb weighs a compromise to repair his alliance with House Frey. Roose Bolton decides what to do with Jaime Lannister. Jon, Ygritte and the Wildlings face a daunting climb.
7 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" Michelle MacLaren George R. R. Martin May 12, 2013 4.84[8]
Dany exchanges gifts with a slave lord outside of Yunkai. As Sansa frets about her prospects, Shae chafes at Tyrion’s new situation. Tywin counsels the king, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry. Brienne faces a formidable foe in Harrenhal.
8 "Second Sons" Michelle MacLaren David Benioff & D.B. Weiss May 19, 2013 5.13[9]
King’s Landing hosts a wedding, and Tyrion and Sansa spend the night together. Dany meets the Titan’s Bastard. Davos demands proof from Melisandre. Sam and Gilly meet an older gentleman.
9 "The Rains of Castamere" David Nutter David Benioff & D.B. Weiss June 2, 2013 5.22[10]
Robb presents himself to Walder Frey, and Edmure meets his bride. Jon faces his harshest test yet. Bran discovers a new gift. Daario and Jorah debate how to take Yunkai. House Frey joins with House Tully.
10 "Mhysa" David Nutter David Benioff & D.B. Weiss June 9, 2013 5.39[11]
Joffrey challenges Tywin. Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. Dany waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator.


Main cast

Guest cast

The guest cast is listed in order of rank or social importance by the region they appear in.

At and beyond the Wall

From the North

From the South

At King's Landing

On the Iron Islands

Across the Narrow Sea


  1. "GRRM 11 April 2012"
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  9. Sunday Cable Ratings:’Game of Thrones’ Wins Night, ‘North America’, ‘Mad Men’, ‘Veep’, ‘The Client List’ & More, May 21, 2013
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