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Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere

Robb presents himself to Walder Frey, and Edmure meets his bride. Jon faces his harshest test yet. Bran discovers a new gift. Daario and Jorah debate how to take Yunkai. House Frey joins with House Tully.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x9
Airdate: Sunday June 02nd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) May 27, 2013
NZ (Prime) Aug 19, 2014


Guest Stars
Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson
As Rickon Stark (Youngest Son of Eddard and Catelyn Stark)
Clive RussellClive Russell
As Brynden "Blackfish" Tully (Knight of House Tully, Uncle of Catelyn Stark)
David BradleyDavid Bradley
As Lord Walder Frey (Lord of The Crossing and Head of House Frey)
Ed SkreinEd Skrein
As Daario Naharis (Lieutenant in The Second Sons Mercenary)
Ellie KendrickEllie Kendrick
As Meera Reed (Older Sister of Jojen Reed)
Ian McElhinneyIan McElhinney
As Lord Commander Barristan Selmy (Lord Commander of the Kingsguard)
Jacob AndersonJacob Anderson
As Grey Worm (Commander of The Unsullied)
Kristian NairnKristian Nairn
As Hodor (Servant Carrying Bran)
Kristofer HivjuKristofer Hivju
As Tormund Giantsbane (Leader of Warband of Wildlings)
Mackenzie CrookMackenzie Crook
As Orell (Wildling and Warg Marching For The Wall)
Michael McElhattonMichael McElhatton
As Roose Bolton (Lord of the Dreadfort and Head of House Bolton)
Natalia TenaNatalia Tena
As Osha (Woman of The Free Folk, Helping Bron and Rickon)
Nathalie EmmanuelNathalie Emmanuel
As Missandei (Translator for Daenerys Targaryen)
Thomas Brodie-SangsterThomas Brodie-Sangster
As Jojen Reed (Heir of Lord Howland Reed of Greywater Watch)
Tim PlesterTim Plester
As Black Walder Frey (Great Grandson of Lord Walder Frey)
Tobias MenziesTobias Menzies
As Edmure Tully (Son of Lord Hoster Tully, Brother of Catelyn Stark)
Tom BrookeTom Brooke
As Lothar Frey (Son of Walder Frey, Arranging Marriage)
Alexandra DowlingAlexandra Dowling
As Roslin Frey (Frey Daughter Wed to Edmure Tully)
Will Champion (2)Will Champion (2)
As Drummer (Assassin Who Poses As A Musician)
Main Cast
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
As Daenerys Targaryen
Kit HaringtonKit Harington
As Jon Snow
Rory McCannRory McCann
As Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Iain GlenIain Glen
As Ser Jorah Mormont
Richard MaddenRichard Madden
As Robb Stark
Michelle FairleyMichelle Fairley
As Lady Catelyn Stark
John Bradley (2)John Bradley (2)
As Samwell Tarly
Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams
As Arya Stark
Rose LeslieRose Leslie
As Ygritte
Oona ChaplinOona Chaplin
As Queen Talisa Maegyr


This episode begins with Rob mulling over tactics. Caitlyn, who is present, asks why he is telling her. He states that he did not heed her advice when it came to Theon. He is not about to repeat his mistake. She glances down to the map in front of them and mentions the possibility of being trapped between the Lanisters and the water. She states that they have to take the Casterly Rock first. She tells him to show the Lanisters what it is like to lose what they love. Rob’s men march on Casterly Rock. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 5.22 Million Viewers

Episode Title: 'The Rains of Castamere' is the title of a song written about Tywin Lannister after he murdered the Reynes of Castamere.

Casting: George R.R. Martin had hoped to play one of the guests who is killed at the Red Wedding, but his schedule was too busy.

Trivia: This episode marks the first time that the credits roll in complete silence.

Awards and Nominations: 'The Rains of Castamere' was nominated for two 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. One for Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series and one for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain TitleOpening Credits

Episode Quotes
Walder Frey: The Septon has said his prayer, the words have been said, and Lord Edmure has wrapped my daughter in his cloak. But, they are not yet Man and Wife. A sword needs a sheath, and a Wedding needs a Bedding!

Brynden Tully: Didn't you marry one of these Frey girls?
Roose Bolton: Aye. Lord Walder let me choose any of his granddaughters and promised me the girl's weight in silver as a dowry. And so I have a fat, young bride.
Catelyn Stark: I hope she makes you very happy.
Roose Bolton: Well, she's made me very rich.

Arya Stark: I'm not afraid.
Sandor Clegane: Of course you are. You're almost there and you're afraid you won't make it. The closer you get, the worse the fear gets. No point in trying to hide behind that face. I know fear when I see it. Seen it a lot.
Arya Stark: I knew fear when I saw it in you. You're afraid of fire. When Beric's sword went up in flames, you looked like a scared little girl. And I know why too. I heard what your brother did to you. Pressed your face to the fire like you're a nice juicy mutton chop.
Sandor Clegane: That give you some ideas?
Arya Stark: Might do.
Sandor Clegane: Go ahead then. Might get away. Might even make it there on your own. They're just over the river. Closest you've been to your family since Ilyn Payne snipped your daddy's neck.
Arya Stark: Someday, I'm going to put a sword through your eye and out the back of your skull.

Orell: (about Jon Snow) He's a crow, he'll always be a crow, and here's his crow wife guarding him. He'll stab us in the back first chance he gets.
Tormund Giantsbane: Kill him.

Walder Frey: The King in the North arises...
Catelyn Stark: Lord Walder! Lord Walder, enough! Let it end! Please. He is my son, my first son. Let him go and I swear we will forget this. I swear it, by the old gods and new, we will take no vengeance.
Walder Frey: You already swore me one oath right here in my castle. You swore by all the gods your son would marry my daughter!
Catelyn Stark: Take me for a hostage, but let Robb go! Robb, get up, get up and walk out. Please, please!
(Robb doesn't move)
Walder Frey: And why would I let him do that?
Catelyn Stark: On my honour as a Tully, on my honour as a Stark, let him go or I will cut your wife's throat!
Walder Frey: I'll find another.
Robb Stark: Mother...
(Roose walks up to Robb)
Roose Bolton: The Lannisters send their regards.
(Robb is stabbed and killed)

Episode Goofs
Factual Error: Jojen tells Bran that even wildlings living beyond the Wall who are wargs cannot enter into the minds of humans. However, this is not true. It is possible for wargs to enter the minds of humans, but they won't because it is considered to be a heinous crime and an abomination.

Cultural References
Coldplay: Will Champion, the drummer from the band 'Coldplay,' makes a cameo as a musician during the Tully and Frey wedding feast.

Episode References
Season 3, Episode 8: Sansa Stark was wed to Tyrion Lannister in 3x08 "Second Sons" against her will.

Season 3, Episode 8: Samwell Tarly and Gilly were attacked by a White Walker in 3x08 "Second Sons."

Other Episode Crew

Associate ProducerOliver Butler  |  Annick Wolkan
Line ProducerLisa McAtackney
First Assistant DirectorMark Taylor (2)
Second Assistant DirectorTrevor Puckle  |  Paul Taylor (1)
Music SupervisorEvyen Klean
Executive Story EditorBryan Cogman
Visual Effects SupervisorJoe Bauer
Visual Effects ProducerSteve Kullback
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