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In King's Landing, with the help of Littlefinger, the Lannisters discover the Tyrells' plot to marry off Sansa Stark to Loras Tyrell. To prevent the union, Tywin Lannister plans to marry Sansa to Tyrion, and Cersei to Loras instead, despite Cersei and Tyrion's protests. At Dragonstone, Stannis visits his wife, Selyse, to confess about his infidelity, only to realize that his wife has always known and approves it. He then reveals to his daughter, Shireen, that Davos is imprisoned, and she sneaks into the dungeon to visit him and teaches him to read. In Riverlands, the Hound defeats Lord Beric in trial by combat and is released, angering Arya Stark. Gendry decides to stay with the Brotherhood, and Thoros and Beric plan to ransom Arya to her brother, Robb Stark. At Riverrun, despite many objections, Robb Stark decides to execute Lord Karstark after he murdered two captive Lannister boys. With the Karstarks abandoning him, Robb plans to make a desperate alliance with Walder Frey. Beyond the Wall, Jon Snow struggles to earn the Wildlings' trust while holding back the imperative information. Later, he and Ygritte have sex. Across the Narrow Sea, while on the march, Daenerys Targaryen's Unsullied select Grey Worm as their leader.
The episode begins with Beric Dondarrion asking the Lord of Light to cast his light upon them and show him the truth. Beric asks the Lord of Light to give him wisdom. He is going to fight the Hound, because the Hound has chosen trial by battle. The Hound and Beric fight it out. Eric’s sword is on fire as he aggressively attacks the Hound and the people chant that the Hound is guilty. Things do not go well for Beric and the Hound kills him. Arya grabs a knife and tries to get to the Hound. They hold her back and she screams for the Hound to burn in hell. She is told by Beric, who is alive, that he will, but not today. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 5.35 Million Viewers
Episode Title: 'Kissed by Fire' is a term used by wildlings to describe people with red hair. Red hair in wildlings is rare and is considered a sign of good luck.
Awards and Nominations: 'Kissed by Fire' won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic).
Tywin Lannister: Your sister has learned that your new friends the Tyrells are plotting marry Sansa Stark to Ser Loras.
Tyrion Lannister: Very well. She's a lovely girl. Missing some of Loras' favorite bits, but I'm sure they'll make do.
Arya Stark: Could you bring back a man without a head? Not six times. Just once.
Thoros of Myr: I don't think it works that way, child.
Beric Dondarrion: He was a good man, Ned Stark. He's at rest now, somewhere. I would never wish my life upon him.
Arya Stark: I would. You're alive.
Lady Olenna Tyrell: (to Tyrion Lannister) I was told you were drunk, impertinent and thoroughly debauched. You can imagine my disappointment at finding nothing but a browbeaten bookkeeper.
Tyrion Lannister: The Tyrell army is helping us to win this war. Do you really think it's wise to refuse them?
Tywin Lannister: There's nothing to refuse. This is a plot. Plots are not public knowledge. And the Tyrells won't carry this one out until after Joffrey's wedding. We need to act first and kill this union in its crib.
Tyrion Lannister: And how do we do that?
Tywin Lannister: We find Sansa Stark a different husband.
Tyrion Lannister: Wonderful.
Cersei Lannister: Yes, it is.
Tyrion Lannister: (Tyrion realises they mean him) You can't mean it.
Tywin Lannister: I can and I do.
Tyrion Lannister: Joffrey has made this poor girl's life miserable since the day he took her father's head. Now she's finally free of him and you want her to give her to me? That's cruel even for you.
Tywin Lannister: Do you intend on mistreating her? The girl's happiness is not my concern - nor should it be yours.
Tyrion Lannister: She's a child!
Cersei Lannister: She's flowered, I assure you. She and I have discussed it at length.
Robb Stark: Rickard Karstark, Lord of Karhold. Here in the sight of gods and men, I sentence you to die. Would you speak a final word?
Rickard Karstark: Kill me and be cursed. You are no king of mine!
Gendry: They're a family. I've never had a family.
Arya Stark: I can be your family!
Gendry: You wouldn't be my family. You'd be m'lady.
Tywin Lannister: You'll marry Ser Loras.
Cersei Lannister: I will not.
Tywin Lannister: The boy is heir to Highgarden. Tyrion will secure the North. You will secure the Reach.
Cersei Lannister: No, I won't do it.
Tywin Lannister: Yes, you will. You're still fertile. You need to marry and breed.
Cersei Lannister: I am Queen Regent, not some broodmare.
Tywin Lannister: You're my daughter! You will do as I command and you will marry Loras Tyrell and put an end to the disgusting rumors about you once and for all.
Cersei Lannister: Father, don't make me do it again, please.
Tywin Lannister: Not another word! My children. You've disgraced the Lannister name for far too long.
When The Hound is fighting in the trial-by-combat he destroys parts of his opponents shield, knocking off the wooden facing. However, a moment later, the shield is in one piece again.
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When Ser Jorah and Barristan Selmy are getting on their horses after letting them drink from a stream, a crew member can be seen holding the far side of the black horse's bridle.