SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2013 – Millions of viewers are still seeing red after last week’s shocking episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The Red Wedding came to life on screen, and even some who had read the novels found it disturbing to watch. Others took to Twitter and other social media with howls of anguish and anger.
No surprise that the episode setting a viewing record for HBO with over 15 million people having watching sometime during the week, becoming its highest rated series.
The final episode of Season 3 airs Sunday, titled “Mhysa.” Mhysa means Mother, perhaps referring to the Mother of Dragons, Danaerys Targaryen. In the preview we see flyng dragons. Both of the previous seasons have ended with a scene that features the Mother of Dragons. It would not only provide a cohesive theme, but focuses on one of the few GOT characters who embodies optimism and looking forward to better days. After the Red Wedding, the fans could use a dose of optimism.
We have seen the first part of Melisandre’s blood prophecy born out about the three usurpers. Will it continue to be played out with the remaining two, or will this wait until next season? I’d bet on seeing it Sunday night.
One more wedding awaits us, Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell. It takes place in the third novel, but Season 3 will end about halfway through this book. It may not happen until Season 4, but it would be fitting payback for fans of the HBO series.
Tension within the Lannister family plays out, including Jaime Lannister who is making his way to King’s Landing with Brienne of Tarth. Does Jaime still love Cersei, or does he see potential in a relationship with a very different kind of woman? The Kingslayer has been forced to look at his life in a new way since losing his sword hand. Count on a cliffhanger, although it’s hard to say what fans of the HBO series will know after Sunday, and what awaits Jaime and Brienne in Season 4.
Fair warning and not a spoiler for those who haven’t read the novels, we are not quite finished with the events of the Red Wedding. Steel yourself for some nasty business.
Among the many other plots which need to be touched upon before we take our leave of Westeros: Arya and The Hound; Bran’s journey to the north with Jojen and Meera Reed; and the path of Stannis Baratheon. Don’t forget Jon Snow, who has broken away from Mance Rayder and the wildings, heading for Castle Black and whatever remains of the Night’s Watch.
Communities helps fans work through the Red Wedding and we’ll be with you through the finale with our last Live Chat of Season 3. Join our live discussion with Game of Thrones fans from around the world as we live – and die –with our favorite characters through all of the plotting, prophecies, revenge and bloodshed.
Game of Thrones returns with Episode 10 of Season 3, “Mhysa,” on Sunday, June 9, 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 through the evening.
For more details, visit the official website at HBO.com
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