History Recap / GameOfThronesS3E2DarkWingsDarkWords

9th Aug '17 8:53:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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In '''King's Landing''', Joffrey and Cersei banter over Joff's upcoming nuptials and the kind of person his bride would be. Unfortunately for Cersei, Joffrey's not in for a talk and dismisses pretty much everything she says before leaving. Sansa in the meanwhile has a heart-to-heart with Shae, who promises to protect Sansa from any harm, even if that harm comes in the form of Littlefinger [[{{Lolicon}} looking at her the wrong way]]. Sansa scoffs that Littlefinger's not in love with her, to which Shae simply retorts that it isn't ''love'' Littlefinger would want.

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In '''King's Landing''', Joffrey and Cersei banter over Joff's upcoming nuptials and the kind of person his bride would be. Unfortunately for Cersei, Joffrey's not in for a talk and dismisses pretty much everything she says before leaving. Sansa in the meanwhile has a heart-to-heart with Shae, who promises to protect Sansa from any harm, even if that harm comes in the form of Littlefinger [[{{Lolicon}} [[PaedoHunt looking at her the wrong way]]. Sansa scoffs that Littlefinger's not in love with her, to which Shae simply retorts that it isn't ''love'' Littlefinger would want.
18th Apr '17 6:32:23 AM Malady
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* AutomatonHorses: Apparently Olenna's late husband was looking at the sky and so didn't notice his horse wandering off a cliff. Either this trope, or the horse deliberately committed suicide.
15th Apr '17 4:48:19 AM cherrychels
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Along the way, Talisa tries approaching a [[TheEeyore very embittered and grieving Catelyn]], who is making a protection charm. She explains only a mother can make them and reveals she has made one twice before -- once when Bran fell and another time when one of the boys became ill -- Jon Snow. She remembers how angry she was when her husband Ned brought Jon home as a baby -- his son by another woman -- and Catelyn prayed to the gods to take the child away. When Jon ''did'' get ill with the pox as a young child, Catelyn was riddled with grief and guilt, explaining how terrible she felt for having previously condemned an innocent child because she was jealous of his [[MissingMom mother]]. She prayed for Jon's life and made a BargainWithHeaven that if the gods would just let Jon live, she'd treat him like her own and love him. However, Catelyn tells Talisa that couldn't keep her promise and proclaims that [[ItsAllMyFault her inability to keep this promise is the cause of all the bad things happening to House Stark]].

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Along the way, Talisa tries approaching a [[TheEeyore very embittered and grieving Catelyn]], who is making a protection charm. She Catelyn explains only a mother can make them and reveals she has made one twice before -- once when Bran fell and another time when one of the boys became ill -- Jon Snow. She remembers how angry she was when her husband Ned brought Jon home as a baby -- his son by another woman -- and Catelyn prayed to the gods to take the child away. When Jon ''did'' get ill with the pox as a young child, Catelyn was riddled with grief and guilt, explaining how terrible she felt for having previously condemned an innocent child because she was jealous of his [[MissingMom mother]]. She prayed for Jon's life and made a BargainWithHeaven that if the gods would just let Jon live, she'd treat him like her own and love him. However, Catelyn tells Talisa that couldn't keep her promise and proclaims that [[ItsAllMyFault her inability to keep this promise is the cause of all the bad things happening to House Stark]].



** In the book Brienne and Jaime travel with a third companion, Cleos Frey -- after the latter is killed by outlaws, Jaime grabs his sword for the escape attempt. Instead Brienne is carrying two swords, one of which Jaime snatches off her.

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** In the book books, Brienne and Jaime travel with a third companion, Cleos Frey -- after Frey. After the latter is killed by outlaws, Jaime grabs his sword for the escape attempt. Instead Instead, Brienne is carrying two swords, one of which Jaime snatches off her.
15th Apr '17 4:37:10 AM cherrychels
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We're back '''beyond the Wall''', where Jon takes a walk with Mance Rayder, who is trying to explain the difficulties in uniting the diverse and chaotic Wildling band. Jon is also introduced to Orell, a warg or "skinchanger" - one who is literally able to [[GrandTheftMe slip his consciousness into that of another being]], preferably an animal. Orell reports many "dead Crows" on the Fist of the First Men. Cut to Samwell Tarly, still with the Night's Watch - which has been decimated to about fifty people. Sam is pretty close to giving up and just lays down on the cold ground, but Lord Commander Mormont isn't having any of it and orders him ''[[TryNotToDie not to die]]''.

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We're back '''beyond the Wall''', where Jon takes a walk with Mance Rayder, who is trying to explain the difficulties in uniting the diverse and chaotic Wildling band. Jon is also introduced to Orell, a warg or "skinchanger" - -- one who is literally able to [[GrandTheftMe slip his consciousness into that of another being]], preferably an animal. Orell reports many "dead Crows" on the Fist of the First Men. Cut to Samwell Tarly, still with the Night's Watch - -- which has been decimated to about fifty people. Sam is pretty close to giving up and just lays down on the cold ground, but Lord Commander Mormont isn't having any of it and orders him ''[[TryNotToDie not to die]]''.



In '''the Riverlands''', Robb and Catelyn receive two letters containing the eponymous "dark words" - one detailing the events at Winterfell and the disappearance / assumed death of the Stark boys, the other informing them that Catelyn's father, Lord Hoster, has died. Robb's party sets out to Riverrun to attend Lord Hoster's funeral service, leaving Roose Bolton behind to attend to Harrenhal. Lord Karstark starts expressing serious doubts about the possibility of a victory, calling the journey to Riverrun a "distraction" and telling Robb he lost the war the moment he married Talisa.

Along the way, Talisa tries approaching a [[TheEeyore very embittered and grieving Catelyn]], who begins speaking of a time long ago - when Jon Snow had the pox and she was so angry at herself for a brief moment in which she hoped he'd perish, she then prayed that if he lived, she'd treat him like her own and love him. But she couldn't love the product of her husband's infidelity, and in her current bitterness proclaims that [[ItsAllMyFault her inability to keep this promise is the cause of all the bad things happening to House Stark]].

'''Elsewhere in the Riverlands''', Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie are also heading for Riverrun, though they have trouble finding it. [[AudienceSurrogate Gendry]] laments Arya's choices of victims in last season's [[BalancingDeathsBooks contract]] she had with Jaqen H'ghar. After a while, they are discovered by a band of travelling mercenaries called the "Brotherhood Without Banners", led by [[LargeHam a flamboyant red priest]] named Thoros of Myr. Arya's threats against the men turn out ineffective, but Myr promises them that if they come with them to the local tavern and answer their questions, they'll be free to go afterwards. In the tavern, Arya briefly tries swordfighting with Thoros, but he easily knocks the sword out of her hand. Not a minute later, a large captive is hauled in - it's Sandor Clegane.. ''and he recognizes Arya'', identifying her to the Brotherhood as "a Stark bitch". Whoops..

Lastly, Brienne and Jaime are still making their way through '''the Crownlands''' [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple while bickering all along the way]]. Jaime continues insulting Brienne, but she only takes offense once he implies she served Stannis. Once she begins talking about her service to Renly, Jaime immediately (correctly) guesses Brienne "fancied" her king, and they discuss Renly's sexuality, apparently the "[[TransparentCloset worst kept secret at court]]". However, Jaime is sympathetic towards both Brienne and Renly's feelings, saying "We can't choose who we love" (which [[BrotherSisterIncest he knows better than anyone]]). After a while, the duo come across a peasant. Jaime suggests killing him just to make sure he won't rat them out, and Brienne considers it but decides not to. They reach a bridge - while on it, Jaime performs sort of a half-assed WoundedGazelleGambit and grabs Brienne's spare sword, engaging her in a fight. Not before long though, a group of riders arrives - it's the "hunters" Roose Bolton sent last episode, and they came onto Brienne and Jaime through a tip of the aforementioned peasant. OhCrap, indeed.


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In '''the Riverlands''', Robb and Catelyn receive two letters containing the eponymous "dark words" - -- one detailing the events at Winterfell and the disappearance / assumed death of the Stark boys, Bran and Rickon, while the other informing informs them that Catelyn's father, Lord Hoster, has died. Robb's party sets out to Riverrun to attend Lord Hoster's funeral service, leaving Roose Bolton behind to attend to Harrenhal. Lord Karstark starts expressing serious doubts about the possibility of a victory, calling the journey to Riverrun a "distraction" and telling Robb he lost the war the moment he married Talisa.

Along the way, Talisa tries approaching a [[TheEeyore very embittered and grieving Catelyn]], who begins speaking of is making a protection charm. She explains only a mother can make them and reveals she has made one twice before -- once when Bran fell and another time long ago - when one of the boys became ill -- Jon Snow had Snow. She remembers how angry she was when her husband Ned brought Jon home as a baby -- his son by another woman -- and Catelyn prayed to the gods to take the child away. When Jon ''did'' get ill with the pox as a young child, Catelyn was riddled with grief and guilt, explaining how terrible she felt for having previously condemned an innocent child because she was so angry at herself for a brief moment in which she hoped he'd perish, she then jealous of his [[MissingMom mother]]. She prayed for Jon's life and made a BargainWithHeaven that if he lived, the gods would just let Jon live, she'd treat him like her own and love him. But she However, Catelyn tells Talisa that couldn't love the product of keep her husband's infidelity, promise and in her current bitterness proclaims that [[ItsAllMyFault her inability to keep this promise is the cause of all the bad things happening to House Stark]].

'''Elsewhere in the Riverlands''', Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie are also heading for Riverrun, though they have trouble finding it. [[AudienceSurrogate Gendry]] laments Arya's choices of victims in last season's [[BalancingDeathsBooks contract]] she had with Jaqen H'ghar. After a while, they are discovered by a band of travelling traveling mercenaries called the "Brotherhood Without Banners", led by [[LargeHam a flamboyant red priest]] named Thoros of Myr. Arya's threats against the men turn out ineffective, but Myr promises them that if they come with them to the local tavern and answer their questions, they'll be free to go afterwards. In the tavern, Arya briefly tries swordfighting with Thoros, but he easily knocks the sword out of her hand. Not a minute later, a large captive is hauled in - -- it's Sandor Clegane.. ''and he recognizes Arya'', identifying her to the Brotherhood as "a Stark bitch". Whoops..

Lastly, Brienne and Jaime are still making their way through '''the Crownlands''' Crownlands,''' [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple while bickering all along the whole way]]. Jaime continues insulting Brienne, but she only takes offense once he implies she served Stannis. Once she Brienne begins talking about her service to Renly, Jaime immediately (correctly) guesses Brienne "fancied" her king, and they discuss Renly's sexuality, apparently the "[[TransparentCloset worst kept secret at court]]". However, Jaime is sympathetic towards both Brienne and Renly's feelings, saying "We can't choose who we love" (which [[BrotherSisterIncest he knows better than anyone]]). After a while, the duo come across a peasant. Jaime suggests killing him just to make sure he won't rat them out, and Brienne considers it but decides not to. They reach a bridge - and while on it, Jaime performs sort of a half-assed WoundedGazelleGambit and grabs Brienne's spare sword, engaging her in a fight. Not before long though, Soon after, a group of riders arrives - it's -- they are the "hunters" Roose Bolton sent last episode, and they came onto Brienne and Jaime through a tip of the aforementioned peasant. OhCrap, indeed.




* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Catelyn prayed for the gods to take away Ned's bastard son. He fell ill and wasn't expected to live. Guiltridden, she then prayed for him to live, promising she'd love him like her own sons. Jon survived but Catelyn was unable to stick to her side of the bargain.
-->'''Catelyn''': I prayed to the gods "Take the boy away. Make him die". He got the pox...and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone I knew then that I was the worst woman who ever lived]]. ''A murderer''. I'd condemned this poor, innocent child to a horrible death, all because I was jealous of his mother, ''a woman he didn't even know!''
* BodyHorror: Theon's crushed foot and denailed - possibly flayed - finger.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Catelyn prayed for the gods to take away Ned's bastard son.infant son with another woman. He fell ill and wasn't expected to live. Guiltridden, Guilt-ridden that she then wished this on an innocent child, Catelyn prayed for him Jon to live, promising she'd love him like her own sons. Jon survived but Catelyn was unable to stick to her side of the bargain.
-->'''Catelyn''': I prayed to the gods "Take the boy away. Make him die". He got the pox... and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone I knew then that I was the worst woman who ever lived]]. ''A murderer''. I'd condemned this poor, innocent child to a horrible death, all because I was jealous of his mother, ''a woman he didn't even know!''
* BodyHorror: Theon's crushed foot and denailed - possibly flayed - de-nailed (possibly flayed) finger.



* ItsAllMyFault: Catelyn feels this way about what's happened to her family; she believes it's the gods' punishment for her breaking her promise to them to love Jon Snow like her own son.

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* ItsAllMyFault: Catelyn feels this way about what's happened to her family; she believes it's the gods' punishment for her breaking her promise to them to love Jon Snow like her own son.



** Sandor Clegane is brought in far earlier in the story than he is in the Book. It is he who identifies Arya instead of one of the former Stark Retainers.

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** Sandor Clegane is brought in far earlier in the story than he is in the Book.books. It is he who identifies Arya instead of one of the former Stark Retainers.
5th Mar '17 1:29:27 AM JackG
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* HopeSpot: Having fed and interrogated Arya and her companions, Thoros tells them they are free to go. Then Sandor is brought in...
5th Mar '17 1:24:18 AM JackG
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* UnskilledButStrong: Comparatively speaking; Brienne is highly skilled by the standards of most people, but is not able to beat MemeticBadass Jaime Lannister on skill alone. He tires more quickly than she does, however, and she saves her strength until he is already panting and exhausted.

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* UnskilledButStrong: Comparatively speaking; Brienne is highly skilled by the standards of most people, but is not able to beat MemeticBadass Jaime Lannister on skill alone. He tires more quickly than she does, however, and she saves her strength until he is already panting and exhausted. She also can't kill Jaime, as the latter points out, forcing her to wear him down instead of finishing him off.
5th Mar '17 1:15:35 AM JackG
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* WeaponTwirling: Gendry does a sword twirl in a futile attempt to intimidate Thoros.

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* WeaponTwirling: Gendry does a sword twirl in a futile attempt to intimidate Thoros. Thoros does this when 'fighting' Arya, to better effect.
5th Mar '17 12:59:34 AM JackG
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* WeaponTwirling: Gendry does a sword twirl in a futile attempt to intimidate Thoros.
5th Mar '17 12:46:43 AM JackG
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The Reeds are introduced in this episode instead of before the fall of Winterfall in the last season.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: PragmaticAdaptation:
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The Reeds are introduced in this episode instead of before the fall of Winterfall in the last season.



** The Boltons capture Brienne and Jamie, rather than the Brave Companions (though the Bolton captain is an expy of Vargo Hoat minus the speech impediment and the Qohorik background).

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** The Boltons capture Brienne and Jamie, rather than the Brave Companions (though the Bolton captain is an expy of Vargo Hoat Hoat, minus the speech impediment and the Qohorik background).


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** In the book Brienne and Jaime travel with a third companion, Cleos Frey -- after the latter is killed by outlaws, Jaime grabs his sword for the escape attempt. Instead Brienne is carrying two swords, one of which Jaime snatches off her.
12th Feb '17 3:03:21 PM Wyldchyld
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* [[GirlsWithGuns Girls with Crossbows]]: Joffrey [[FetishFuel clearly likes the idea]].

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* [[GirlsWithGuns Girls with Crossbows]]: Joffrey [[FetishFuel clearly likes the idea]].idea.
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