HBO Game of Thrones, Sunday, 9 pm ET: Brienne, Bran, Arya (VIDEO)

SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2013 – Fans have more catching up to do as Season 3 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” continues with more walking and more talking this week. We check up on old characters and meet new ones in Episode 2, “Dark Wings, Dark Words.”

Sit tight if you’re itching for a little less conversation and a little more action. There will be plenty of action before the season is over and you’ll be glad you have everything straight from the start.

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Fans will meet the most highly anticipated new character in Season 3 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Sunday, April 7. British acting icon Dame Diana Rigg plays the grandmother of  Margaery’s grandmother, Lady Olenna, also called the Queen of Thorns.

It becomes clear who the ambitious, politically savvy, determined Margaery Tyrell takes after as we watch her grandmother gathering intelligence and putting Sansa Stark under interrogation. Have King Joffrey and his devious mother Cersei finally met their match in the Tyrell women?

A character is introduced who will play an important role in Jon Snow’s life. Actor Mackenzie Crook, who you may know as Gareth from the BBC version of “The Office,” plays Orell. He is a wildling “warg.” A warg has the ability to enter the mind of a creature, see through its eyes and control its actions. It doesn’t control the creature but co-exists with it. Orell demonstrates his skills, and things don’t look too good for Jon Snow.

We catch up this episode with the two youngest Stark children, Arya and Bran. Arya is once again on her own after having parted ways with Jaqen, and meets Thoros of Myr, played by Paul Kaye. He is a a key member of the Brotherhood Without Banners, which fans new to Game of Thrones will learn about. Thoros was a celebrated tourney champion and is also a Red Priest. He was a regular at court during Robert Baratheon’s reign. Keep an eye on this fascinating character. 

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Bran Stark makes his first appearance of Season 3 of Game of Thrones. Photo: HBO.

Bran and his companions face a serious challenge in this episode, and it won’t be spoiled for you here.

Many fans will be glad to see fan favorites Brienne of Tarth and Jamie Lannister, who engage in some verbal swordplay as they make their way to King’s Landing together. There will be a lot more scenes for these two before Season 3 is over. Enjoy our preview in the video window above.

Communities will host a live chat for Episode 2, so join us and Game of Thrones fans from around the world as we enjoy all of our favorite characters and the twists, turns, intrigue, plotting, scary creatures and epic scenery.

Game of Thrones returns with Episode 2 of Season 3, “Dark Wings, Dark Words” on Sunday, April 7, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on HBO East and HBO Latino East (with Spanish subtitles); followed by airings on HBO West and Latino West at 9 p.m. Pacific Time. All four channels repeat the episode immediately four times back to back.

For more details, visit the official Game of Thrones website at

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Media Migraine and Ringside Seat in the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.


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