Game of Thrones

Season 3 Episode 7

The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 12, 2013 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When the bear breaks Brienne's wooden sword, half falls by the bear and she drops the handle where she's standing, but then there are three pieces and they're all suddenly about 10 feet behind her. Additionally, in the final overhead shot of the arena, the broken sword pieces have disappeared completely.

    • The title of this episode is the name of a popular, bawdy song in Westeros, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair", which tells the story of a bear seducing a fair maiden.

  • Quotes

    • Jon Snow: If you attack the Wall, you'll die. All of you.
      Ygritte: All of us. You're mine as I'm yours. If we die, we die. But first, we'll live.
      Jon Snow: Yes, first we'll live.

    • Tywin Lannister: Curiosities on the far side of the world are no threat to us.
      Joffrey Baratheon: But how do we know that these dragons are just curiosities and not the beasts that brought the whole world to heel?
      Tywin Lannister: Because we have been told as much by the many experts who serve the realm by counseling the King on matters about which he knows nothing.
      Joffrey Baratheon: But I haven't been counseled.
      Tywin Lannister: You are being counseled at this very moment.
      Joffrey Baratheon: I should be consulted about such things.
      Tywin Lannister: From now on I will see to it that you are appropriately consulted on important matters. Whenever necessary.

  • Notes

    • Bart the Bear required country music blasting from the back of a pickup nearby to keep calm and happy during shooting.

  • Allusions