It was difficult to not have lower-than-normal expectations for Game Of Thrones' season 3 finale, and the ratings slip seems to validate that assumption
Jon Snow is carried 'home' to the Wall and Jaime Lannister completes his journey home to the (slight surprise?) of his sister, Cersei.
When critiquing the television adaption of Book 3 in the A Song Of Ice and Fire series, " (A Storm Of Swords) it ia probably good to keep in mind that it is being split into two parts in HBO's, "A Game Of Thrones". There was a single ending to book 3--or at least a single ending for each character with a POV and there will be at least two in the TV tale.
In season 3 of Game Of Thrones finale, we are stopping before the actual finale, so some threads are not hanging, some are. It's just not quite hit every note it needs to, roughly two- thirds of the way the book version.
In an otherwise pretty heavy episode it was nice to see, in episode 3.10, newlyweds Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Sansa Stark Lannister (Sophie Turner) chatting amiably and casually joking. In this snippet, the joke is on Sansa (though she doesn't get it).
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They DID go there.
Book readers knew there was no avoiding the Red Wedding and we were dreading it something fierce.
But, it seemed like by the end of episode 9 (last week's ''The Rains Of Castamere') we'd blown right past it after a fair amount of gore and suffering. Arya was barely stopped by the Hound, who had gone ahead of her and witnessed the slaughter of the Red Wedding feast. He said, "We are too late," Arya refused to listen and tried to make a break for it so the Hound clonked her over the head with a rock and scooped her up with him, galloping off to try to find safety.
Robb and his direwolf, Grey Wind's body were mutilated after the Red Wedding Massacre. Robb's head was cut from his dead shoulders and Grey Wind's head treated in the same fashion. The direwolve's head was then roughly sewn on Robb's body, which was mounted atop a horse: This is how it went for Robb, his direwolf, Arya and The Hound:
Oh hell no! Arya's already convinced that her true god is Death. It started when her father Ned Stark, was unjustly beheaded in front of her.
Now she gets a face full of both Robb's headless body and Grey Wind's giant dead head. Holy crap! She has zero chance of turing out human now! Thank George R.R. Martin for tweaking the televised version of this scene to the point of exploitation. <Grrr. Pandering to the lowest common denominator.>
Finally, let's take a look at the breakup of Jon Snow and the girl with Hair Kissed by Fire, Ygritte. Turned out to be a very painful, messy split.
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Some notable recaps, screencaps and reviews of the season three finale of Game of Thrones: