Game of Thrones

Season 3 Episode 8

Second Sons

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 19, 2013 on HBO

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  • Arya and the Hound, or Here comes the bride.

    It was one of those great stories, that you can't put down at night, but the reason Arya smiled is the reason she once sulked too. For her hero was the Hound and he was carrying her back home. One shot at killing him he gives, several reasons not to as well, his food to share and their despise for the Brotherhood and the Lannisters alike. Stranger things than a pack of two neither of them has seen, yet they remain one for the time being.

    Sansa's wedding is an entirely different matter. If there's one thing worse than being alone, is to be with someone who makes you feel lonely. For Tyrion failed attempt at intimacy with his wife contrasts the intimacy achieved by Jaime and Brienne, yet the effort is no lost on Shae, the groom's only victory the fact that he hasn't lost her.

    I wish it were that simple for Sam, but the night is dark and full of terrors. And no matter how powerful Gendry's blood may be, some of those terrors are coming for Gilly's baby tonight. Stannis is too preocupied, Daenerys is taking a bath, the King in the North and the one in King's Landing are too bussy with weddings and Sam is all there is to chase the shadows away.