LIVE CHAT HBO Game of Thrones: Bear and the Maiden Fair, Sun, 9 p.m.

SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2013 – HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is in the home stretch, with five episodes left this season. The action is picking up and fans will have a lot to follow from here out.

George R.R. Martin, the novelist who wrote the series “A Song of Ice and Fire” upon which “Game of Thrones” is based, is the screenwriter of this week’s episode, titled “The Bear and the Maiden Fair.”

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Who is The Bear and who is The Maiden Fair in the episode title? The Bear is literally a real, honest-to-goodness furry animal. The Maiden Fair refers to Brienne of Tarth. Where does Jaime Lannister fit into this? To reveal more would be a spoiler, but readers of the books know this is a storyline not to be missed this week.

Many other leading women characters in GOT get screen time this episode. How fitting for Mother’s Day.

The Mother of Dragons, Danaerys Targaryen travels to the city of Yunkai, one of the remaining strongholds practicing slavery. Recall that Danaerys freed all of the Unsullied mercenaries she purchased, because her people don’t believe in slavery. Is she now on a mission to eradicate the practice wherever she can? If you suspect this won’t end peacefully, you’d be right.

Sansa Stark has learned she will marry the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, upon the direction of his father, Tywin Lannister. She isn’t happy to say the least. Nor is Tyrion’s lover, the harlot turned handmaiden Shae, and she makes her feelings known.

Tywin Lannister has turned his focus to his grandson, the cruel, self-centered King Joffrey. He promised Tyrion in the last episode he would get Joffrey under control, and we expect to see him following through.

During her visit with the Brotherhood Without Banners, Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry. It will change the course of his future. Gendry is one character whose storyline has been changed significantly from the books. But with the original novelist Martin as the screenwriter, Gendry’s new role is in good hands.

Communities returns for our weekly Live Chat as we observe and discuss the twists and turns of this marvelous series. Join our live discussion with Game of Thrones fans from around the world as we enjoy all of our favorite characters, plots, epic scenery and a touch of magic, intrigue, plotting, epic scenery, and one big bear.

Game of Thrones returns with Episode 7 of Season 3, “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” on Sunday, May 12, 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.

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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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