The third season of HBO's Game of Thrones will premiere in a month, and we've already been treated to a trailer, some interesting key art, and more teasers from the third season. Now, we have a good deal of the episode titles for the season's ten episodes. And, if you've read the books, they give a pretty good idea of the pacing of the season.
Here's the list, as per WinterIsComing:
- Ep. 301 – Valar Dohaeris
- Ep. 302 – Dark Wings, Dark Words
- Ep. 303 – Walk of Punishment
- Ep. 304 – And Now His Watch is Ended
- Ep. 305 – Kissed by Fire
- Ep. 306 – to be determined
- Ep. 307 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair
- Ep. 308 – to be determined
- Ep. 309 – The Rains of Castamere
- Ep. 310 – Mhysa
While episodes 6 and 8 remain untitled, we've still got a pretty good idea about the direction of the season. The premiere episode, "Valar Dohaeris," plays off the season 2 finale title, "Valar Morghulis." While the finale title meant "all men must die" in the fictional language of High Valyrian, the season 3 premiere title translates to "all men must serve." The season finale title, "Mhysa," is High Valyrian for "mother," which is probably a reference to Daenerys (Emilia Clarke).
Two episode titles take their titles from songs in the Game of Thrones universe. "The Bear and Maiden Fair" and "The Rains of Castamere" are songs; we've already heard indie rock band The National play a version of the latter song over the credits for last season's "Blackwater."
Speaking of "Blackwater," these titles seem to indicate that the ninth episode of the season will again be the one to talk about. Fans of the book series will know that "The Rains of Castamere" has a certain significance to one of the major scenes of the entire series, and it seems likely that episode 9 will be the one to leave us all in shock.
Are you excited?
Game of Thrones season 3 premieres March 31 on HBO.