Watch or Download Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 5 Kissed by Fire, The Hound is judged by the gods; Jaime is judged; Jon proves himself; Robb is betrayed; Tyrion learns the cost of weddings.
Game of Thrones explores a medieval-like fantasy world with its plethora of characters all struggling in the only game that matters -- the game of thrones. An epic battle ensues among seven kingdoms and between two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne, the possession of which ensures survival through the 40-year winter to come.
Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 5 who stays behind to work at a random inn when Arya, Gendry, and the Brotherhood move on. “Don't get stabbed,” he tells his friends in a touching goodbye. He also gives her a loaf of bread in the shape of a wolf, and it's adorable. Nice knowing you, Hot Pie. Hope the life of an inn baker works out. Later, Tyrion swings by Littlefinger's whore house to pick up the royal ledgers, because of course that's where Littlefinger keeps the books. And, oh look, Tyrion's squire Podrick stares at Ros's boobs because … ya know. This show. Littlefinger passes on his best accounting advice: “They're only numbers on paper. Once you understand that, it's easy to make them behave. Trivial, even.” Tell that to Wall Street, dude.
Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 5 Of course, it turns out Littlefinger isn't so much a master of finances as he is someone willing to borrow too much from Tywin Lannister and the Iron Bank of Braavos and then skip out on the job before figuring out how to pay it back. And if you think Tywin's the biggest problem Littlefinger is leaving behind, think again: The Iron Bank will fund the the crown's enemies if the kingdom can't cough up the cash to return the loan. Have fun with that, Tyrion.
We'd be remiss if we didn't also mention the scene where Podrick is regaled with three naked whores, apparently entirely to set up a tedious joke about the squire being good in bed. The showrunners have to be trolling us at this point, right?
The Brotherhood Without Banners: Say Goodbye to Your Little Friend
As we predicted last week, the Brotherhood Without Banners hasn't let Arya go now that her identity is out; they claim she's not their prisoner, but they won't let her walk away, either. The same does not go for her friend Hot Pie,
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 3: "Walk of Punishment" ended with a bang and a scream. It was a whammy of an ending. What can you expect from the next installment, Season 3, Episode 4: "And Now His Watch Is Ended"?
Entertainment has already seen the episode, and while we won't spoil anything big about it, we do want to whet your appetite with a few hints, memorable quotes, and first impressions about what you're in for when Sunday rolls around.
Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 4 If you want to know absolutely nothing about what to expect, now's the time to click away. For the rest of you: Here are 10 hints about the Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 4: "And Now His Watch Is Ended."
1. Three standout scenes from the book go down. One only begins, one is about what we expected, and one is everything we could have wanted and more.
2. “One misfortune, and you're giving up?”
3. One set of characters who have been in all three episodes so far are MIA this week.
4. "I distrust you because you're not as smart as you think you are."
5. There's an added scene between two non-Book POV characters that is pure gold.
6. “He would see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes.”
7. "We mothers do what we can to keep our sons from the grave. But they do seem to yearn for it."
8. The Spider is back, and better than ever.
9. “I made a choice, and I chose wrong.”
10. Many people's suspicions about one mysterious character seem to be confirmed.
Don't miss the episode on Sunday, April 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO. Don't miss it!
Game of Thrones Season 3 starts March 31 on HBO. At this point, we're still about two weeks away — winter is here and spring is coming— but details are out on the first few episodes. You can read intel on the premiere here. Below are new episode synopses from HBO.
Episode 2, "Dark Wings, Dark Words" (Sunday, April 7) "Sansa says too much; Shae asks Tyrion for a favor; Jaime finds a way to pass the time; Arya encounters the Brotherhood Without Banners."
Episode 3, "Walk of Punishment" (April 14) "Tyrion gains new responsibilities; Jon is taken to the Fist of the First Men; Daenerys meets with the slavers; Jaime strikes a deal with his captors."
Episode 4, "And Now His Watch Is Ended" (April 21) "The Night's Watch takes stock. Varys meets his better. Arya is taken to the commander of the Brotherhood. Daenerys exchanges a chain for a whip."
Mutilation, rape threats, gratuitous nudity — Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 3: "Walk of Punishment" has everything we've come to expect from this show, for better and for worse