Game Of Thrones - Episode 3.09 - The Rains of Castamere
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.
(Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by David Nutter.)
Note: Premieres JUNE 2 (There is a two-week gap between episodes 308 and 309 due to American Memorial Day weekend.)
I love how vague the HBO episode descriptions are. They certainly do a fine job of teasing what might happen (See--Episode 308: 'Sam and Gilly meet an older gentleman,' which translated to the screen as, 'Sam and Gilly are attacked by a white walker intent on taking Gilly's baby son'. So take the Game Of Thrones Episode 309 'The Rains of Castamere,' description as if it were on par in detail with 'an older gentleman' equaling 'a white walker'.
Let's break it down a bit.
First of all, the episode title alludes to the true story that Cersei (Lena Headey) regaled Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) with at Tyrion's (Peter Dinklage) and Sansa's (Sophie Turner) forced wedding, just before Cersei threatened to have Joffery's (Jack Gleeson) bride-to-be 'strangled in (her) sleep', should she ever refer to Cersei as 'sister' again.
Recounting the Rains of Castamere must have gotten Cersei's bloodlust aroused. It is also your clue about the upcoming GoT episode which airs after a 2-week hiatus, due to the American summer holiday weekend.
There will be blood--plenty of it after 'Robb presents himself to Walder Frey, and Edmure meets his bride.' BOOK SPOILER. Keep in mind that in the TV show Robb Stark plans to ally with the Freys after breaking his promise to wed a Frey daughter. Walder Frey has no intention at all of making peace, quite the opposite is planned in a manner which is beyond Frey's capacity. Frey has joined with another force entirely.
The question isn't 'Will Robb (Richard Madden) survive', but will his wife and unborn child? If GRRM had written this episode I'd expect poor Talisa (Oona Chaplin) to get a knife or arrow to the gut. The penultimate Episode 309 was written however, by the guys that are adapting this behemoth for television, David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, so I'm hoping that with all the carnage, they might have chosen to let Talisa live.
The allusion to Bran discovering 'a new gift' sounds like it is taken from this photo set:
It appears that Bran and Co. have made it to a point on the Wall. Bran is obviously having a vision but of what? His brother Jon and the wildlings? The Red Wedding? Danger in the form of a white walker?
More Screencaps from the promo video of Game Of Thrones - Episode 3.09 'The Rains Of Castamere' &