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Game of Thrones: Second Sons

King's Landing hosts a wedding, and Tyrion and Sansa spend the night together. Dany meets the Titan's Bastard. Davos demands proof from Melisandre. Sam and Gilly meet an older gentleman.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x8
Airdate: Sunday May 19th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) May 20, 2013
NZ (Prime) Aug 12, 2014


Guest Stars
Daniel PortmanDaniel Portman
As Podrick Payne (Young Squire Working For Tyrion Lannister)
Diana RiggDiana Rigg
As Olenna Tyrell (Matriarch of House Tyrell, Grandmother of Margaery)
Ed SkreinEd Skrein
As Daario Naharis (Lieutenant in The Second Sons Mercenary)
Finn JonesFinn Jones
As Loras Tyrell (Heir to Highgarden, Brother of Margery Tyrell)
Hannah MurrayHannah Murray
As Gilly (Travelling With Samwell, Daughter of Craster)
Ian BeattieIan Beattie
As Ser Meryn Trant (Knight of The Kingsguard)
Ian McElhinneyIan McElhinney
As Lord Commander Barristan Selmy (Lord Commander of the Kingsguard)
Jacob AndersonJacob Anderson
As Grey Worm (Commander of The Unsullied)
Julian GloverJulian Glover
As Pycelle (Former King's Grand Maester)
Nathalie EmmanuelNathalie Emmanuel
As Missandei (Translator for Daenerys Targaryen)
Paul BentleyPaul Bentley
As The High Septon (Head of The Faith of The Seven)
Ross MullanRoss Mullan
As A White Walker (Attacks Samwell Tarly and Gilly)
Mark KilleenMark Killeen
As Mero (Sellsword and Captain of The Second Sons)
Ramon TikaramRamon Tikaram
As Prendahl na Ghezn (Captain of The Second Sons)
Talitha Luke-eardleyTalitha Luke-eardley
As Yunkai'i Whore (Helps Second Sons Decide Who Will Kill Daenerys)
Main Cast
Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage
As Tyrion Lannister
Lena HeadeyLena Headey
As Queen Cersei Lannister
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
As Daenerys Targaryen
Rory McCannRory McCann
As Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Charles DanceCharles Dance
As Lord Tywin Lannister
Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
As Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Iain GlenIain Glen
As Ser Jorah Mormont
Stephen DillaneStephen Dillane
As Stannis Baratheon
Liam CunninghamLiam Cunningham
As Davos Seaworth
Carice Van HoutenCarice Van Houten
As Melisandre / 'The Red Woman'
John Bradley (2)John Bradley (2)
As Samwell Tarly
Sophie Turner (2)Sophie Turner (2)
As Sansa Stark
Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams
As Arya Stark
Conleth HillConleth Hill
As Lord Varys
Joe DempsieJoe Dempsie
As Gendry
Jerome FlynnJerome Flynn
As Bronn


The episode begins with Arya holding a rock above a sleeping Hound. He not really sleeping though and warns her to kill him because if he lives he will break both her hands. He tells her to quit trying to kill him because he's taking her to her family. The Khaleesi and her men observe the sell swords arriving at Yunkai. They are the Second Sons. She orders her Grey Worm to send a man to see if they would rather fight for the winning side. The three leaders of the Second Sons meet with them in the Khaleesi's tent. The leader taunts her like she's a whore but Dario seems more reasonable and intelligent, noting that they have 8,000 Unsullied, not 10,000. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 5.13 Million Viewers

Episode Title: 'Second Sons' refers to the name of a mercenary company in Essos, as well as to Tyrion Lannister, the second son of Lord Tywin and Lady Joanna Lannister.

Awards and Nominations: 'Second Sons' was nominated for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits

Episode Quotes
Daenerys Targaryen: I'd like to talk to the Titan's Bastard about winning.
Barristan Selmy: He may not agree to meet.
Daenerys Targaryen: He will. A man who fights for gold can't afford to lose to a girl.

Lady Olenna Tyrell: (To Loras) So, their son will be your nephew after you're wed to Cersei, of course. And you will be the king's stepfather and brother-in-law. (To Margaery) When you marry the king, Joffrey's mother will become his sister-in-law. And your son will be Loras'...nephew? Grandson? I'm not sure. But your brother will become your father-in-law, that much is beyond dispute.

Stannis Baratheon: What do you mean to do with him?
Melisandre: You know what I mean to do with him.
Stannis Baratheon: Then why bathe him and dress him in fine clothes? If it needs to be done, then do it. Don't torture the boy.
Melisandre: Have you ever slaughtered a lamb?
Stannis Baratheon: No.
Melisandre: If the lamb sees the knife, she panics. Her panic seeps into the meat, darkens it, fouls the flavor.
Stannis Baratheon: And you've slaughtered many lambs.
Melisandre: And none have seen the blade.

Mero: I'll come looking for you when this is all over.
Daenerys Targaryen: Ser Barristan. When it come to battle, kill that one first.
Barristan Selmy: Gladly, your Grace.

Joffrey Baratheon: Time for the bedding ceremony!
Tyrion Lannister: There will be no bedding ceremony.
Joffrey Baratheon: Where's your respect for tradition, uncle? Come, everyone! Pick her up and carry her to her wedding bed. Get rid of her gown. She won't be needing it any longer. Ladies, attend to my uncle. He's not heavy.
Tyrion Lannister: There will be no bedding ceremony.
Joffrey Baratheon: There will be if I command it!
Tyrion Lannister: Then you'll be f--king your own bride with a wooden cock!
Joffrey Baratheon: What did you say? What... did you...say?
Tywin Lannister: I believe we can dispense with the bedding, your Grace. I'm sure Tyrion did not mean to threaten the king.

Loras Tyrell: My father once told me...
Cersei Lannister: Nobody cares what your father once told you.

Episode Goofs

After Tyrion and Sansa are wed, Tyrion gets drunk at the reception feast. The level of wine in his cup changes from full to the brim to much less full without Tyrion ever taking a sip.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 7: Jaime Lannister saved Brienne of Tarth from captivity and death in 3x07 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair."

Season 3, Episode 7: Gendry was told by Melisandre in 3x07 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" that his father was King Robert Baratheon.

Season 3, Episode 7: Jojen revealed to Bran that he plans to take him North of The Wall in 3x07 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" instead of to Castle Black.

Season 3, Episode 7: Arya was captured by The Hound in 3x07 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" while trying to run away from The Brotherhood.

Other Episode Crew

Associate ProducerAnnick Wolkan  |  Oliver Butler
Line ProducerLisa McAtackney
First Assistant DirectorStuart Renfrew
Second Assistant DirectorEdna Doherty
Music SupervisorEvyen Klean
Stunt CoordinatorPaul Herbert (2)
Executive Story EditorBryan Cogman
Visual Effects SupervisorJoe Bauer
Visual Effects ProducerSteve Kullback
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