Noooooooo ... this Sunday marks the final episode of season 3 of Game of Thrones. Noooooooo, I say. Hodor, as Hodor would say. After the amazing "The Rains of Castamere" episode last Sunday, "Mhysa" has a lot to wrap up. It's just way too soon to start the countdown for season 4. This can't be happening. Someone hold me.
It's been a phenomenal season, but seeing as A Storm of Swords will be broken up into two, we might not be getting a whole lot of closure. But let's hope we at least get a glimpse of all of our favorite characters, from Tyrion to Daenerys to Jon Snow to Jaime Lannister to ... I guess I can't complain that this series has too many characters after the Red Wedding last week, eh?
Beware if you haven't read A Storm of Swords and want to know nothing about episode 10. The Internet is dark and full of spoilers. They are ahead.
FYI, "Mhysa" is a word from the Low Valyrian language that is spoken in Slaver's Bay. It means "Mother."
So here is the official HBO synopsis:
Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) challenges Tywin (Charles Dance). Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator.
In the book, after hearing of the Red Wedding, Joffrey announces that he wants Robb's head to serve to Sansa for dinner. Tyrion calls him out for being a sicko and then his grandfather Tywin compares Joff to cray King Aerys. Joff tells Tywin that he was scared of Aerys, and when Cersei asks him to apologize, he obviously refuses. So awkward. Still, hopefully in this scene, Tywin will deliver this awesome line: "Explain to me why it is more noble to kill ten thousand men in battle than a dozen at dinner."
Bran and company will most likely be headed to the Nightfort, one of the abandoned castles along the Wall. The Nightfort was featured a bunch of times in Old Nan's scariest stories. Maybe this will be the episode when Samwell and Bran finally meet! Or some Coldhands? Please?!
Dragonstone is the island located near Blackwater Bay where Stannis and company are headquartered. Perhaps the "mercy" is in reference to Gendry and Melisandre's evil plot to sacrifice him? In the book, Davos sends Edric Storm (the TV show uses Gendry instead) away without the king's knowledge. Stannis and Melisandre get pretty upset with him.
Daenerys will most likely free the slaves from Yunkai (without a fight in the book), and this is probably what the title is referring to.
And, of course, we all can't help but wonder if we're going to see Robb's and Catelyn's bodies and how horribly they were mutilated. I don't know if I'm prepared for that!
We'll also see Theon's sister, Yara, Jon Snow and Ygritte, and Arya and the Hound. Should be an action-packed episode! But the season can't be over yet. It's just not possible.
Here is the preview in case you missed it:
Are you excited for the season 3 finale of Game of Thrones? Can you believe it's almost over?
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