The episode begins and the Wildlings have scaled the wall and are now on their way to Castle Black. Although the Warg is skeptical of Jon Snow's allegiances and perhaps even lineage, it seems he also carries a torch for Ygritte. When he professes his love for her and points out that Jon Snow's beauty won't matter when she knows what he is, she doesn't budge. She's all in on Jon Snow and when he melts down pointing out that every time the Wildlings have attacked throughout the centuries, they have failed, she doesn't care, saying this time will be different because Mance Rayder is different. ..Read the full recap
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Episode Title: 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair' is the title of a popular song in Westeros.
Trivia: The episode title was changed several times. The original title was 'Autumn Storms,' which was then changed to 'Chains' before finally settling on 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair.'
Location: Some scenes for this episode were filmed in Los Angeles because the bear, Little Bart, could not be internationally transported.
This is the third episode to be written by 'Game of Thrones' author George R. R. Martin
Tywin Lannister: When I was Hand of the King under your father's predecessor, the skulls of all the Targaryen dragons were kept in this room. And the skull of the last of them was right here. It was the size of an apple.
Joffrey Baratheon: And the biggest was the size of a carriage.
Tywin Lannister: Yes, and the creature to whom it belonged died 300 years ago. Curiosities on the far side of the world are no threat to us.
Joffrey Baratheon: But how do we know that these dragons are just curiosities and not the beasts that brought the whole world to heel?
Tywin Lannister: Because we have been told as much by the many experts who serve the realm by counselling the King on matters about which he knows nothing.
Joffrey Baratheon: But I haven't been counselled.
Tywin Lannister: You are being counseled at this very moment.
Joffrey Baratheon: I should be consulted about such things.
Tywin Lannister: From now on I will see to it that you are appropriately consulted on important matters. Whenever necessary.
Jon Snow: If you attack the Wall, you'll die. All of you.
Ygritte: All of us. You're mine as I'm yours. If we die, we die. But first, we'll live.
Jon Snow: Yes, first we'll live.
Tyrion Lannister: She's a child.
Bronn: She's a foot taller than you.
Tyrion Lannister: A tall child.
Bronn: What's the youngest you've ever had?
Tyrion Lannister: Not that young...
Bronn: How much older?
Tyrion Lannister: Older...
Bronn: You're a lord, she's a lady, and a beauty at that. I don't see the problem.
Jon Snow: Ygritte, you won't win. I know your people are brave, no one denies that.
Ygritte: You know nothing, Jon...
Jon Snow: Six times in last thousand years a King Beyond the Wall has attacked the Kingdoms. Six times they failed.
Ygritte: And how do you know that?
Jon Snow: Every boy in the North knows it. We grow up learning it. Where the battles were fought. The names of the heroes. Who died where. Six times you've invaded and six times you've failed. The seventh will be the same.
Ygritte: Mance is different.
Shae: Golden chains?
Tyrion Lannister: You could buy a ship with these.
Shae: Do I need a ship?
Tyrion Lannister: What?
Shae: Am I going somewhere?
Tyrion Lannister: Of course you're not going anywhere.
Shae: So, am I invited to your wedding?
Tyrion Lannister: I didn't ask for this marriage, I didn't want it.
Beric Dondarrion: The Red God is the one true god. When he commands, we obey.
Arya Stark: He is not my one true God.
Beric Dondarrion: No? Who is yours?
Arya Stark: Death.
In season one, When Daenerys' brother Viserys is describing the dragon skulls to Doreah, he says that they are arranged in the throne room so that they got bigger as they got closer to the Iron Throne. However, in this episode, Tywin says that the smallest skulls are arranged nearest the Iron Throne.
Season 3, Episode 6:
The wildlings, including Jon Snow and Ygritte, climbed The Wall in 3x06 "The Climb
Season 3, Episode 6:
Sansa found out in 3x06 "The Climb
" that she will be forced to marry Tyrion Lannister and will not marry Ser Loras.
Season 3, Episode 6:
The marriage between Lord Edmure Tully and one of Lord Frey's daughters was arranged in 3x06 "The Climb
" in place of Robb Stark marrying a Frey daughter.