Game of Thrones

Season 3 Episode 9

The Rains of Castamere

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 02, 2013 on HBO
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  • Episode Summary

    Robb and Catelyn arrive for a wedding in the Twins. Up North, Jon's loyalty is tested and Bran discovers a new gift. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys and her band plan their invasion of Yunkai.

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    • The Rains

      Definitely some shocking deaths in this episode. I did not love it or revere it as an instant classic in TV history as some did, but this surely stood out in Season 3.
    • I Hate that rob died....

      well, thats life. It was a huge hole in my heart that Robb dead. The writer wants to leave the Stark family with just infants. Is he want to make the story of a vengeance of the cripple orphan? But i remember a lady say "when one important thing taken away, and you just weep?"

      Sad, but thats what life is, that just drama. this episodes has the best drama for me.moreless
    • Another classic GoT episode

      What is Game of Thrones without heartbreak, blood and tears? This episode delivers EXACTLY that. Well more like slams you with it. And you wont even see it coming. Only GRRM could possibly make a wedding into a bloody affair.
    • The Rains of Castamere

      It will leave forever an indelible mark
    • Robb Stark

      It's really sad to see Robb Stark go. I didn't read the books and I really did not see that coming. I could have guessed his wife to go, or his mother or even his wolf but not him. Very sad and totally shocked. He will be missed.

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The title of this episode, "The Rains of Castamere" is a song that was written about Tywin Lannister after he had a whole noble family, the Reynes of Castamere, slaughtered.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Brynden Tully: Didn't you marry one of these Frey girls?
        Roose Bolton: Aye. Lord Walder let me choose any of his granddaughters and promised me the girl's weight in silver as a dowry. And so I have a fat, young bride.
        Catelyn Stark: I hope she makes you very happy.
        Roose Bolton: Well, she's made me very rich.

      • Arya Stark: I'm not afraid.
        Sandor Clegane: Of course you are. You're almost there and you're afraid you won't make it. The closer you get, the worse the fear gets. No point in trying to hide behind that face. I know fear when I see it. Seen it a lot.
        Arya Stark: I knew fear when I saw it in you. You're afraid of fire. When Beric's sword went up in flames, you looked like a scared little girl. And I know why too. I heard what your brother did to you. Pressed your face to the fire like you're a nice juicy mutton chop.
        Sandor Clegane: That give you some ideas?
        Arya Stark: Might do.
        Sandor Clegane: Go ahead then. Might get away. Might even make it there on your own. They're just over the river. Closest you've been to your family since Ilyn Payne snipped your daddy's neck.
        Arya Stark: Someday, I'm going to put a sword through your eye and out the back of your skull.

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