3.7 "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" - SPOILERS

Synopsis from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bear_and_the_Maiden_Fair
In King’s Landing
Sansa (Sophie Turner) is comforted by Lady Margaery (Natalie Dormer), who has heard of Sansa’s betrothal to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). Elsewhere, Tyrion and Bronn (Jerome Flynn) are also discussing the match, and how it will affect Shae (Sibel Kekilli). Tywin (Charles Dance) meets with his grandson, King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson), and teaches him a lesson in ruling. When they meet later, Shae tells Tyrion that she will not continue their relationship when he marries Sansa.

On Blackwater Bay, Melisandre (Carice van Houten) reveals to Gendry (Joe Dempsie) that his father was King Robert Baratheon.
In the North [edit]Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and the wildling party led by Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) continue their journey south. Ygritte (Rose Leslie) stops with Jon to discuss their next move. Soon after, Orell (Mackenzie Crook) offers some harsh wisdom to Jon, and later whilst confessing his love for her, tries to convince Ygritte that Jon is still loyal to the Night’s Watch. Later, Jon tells Ygritte that the wildling cause is hopeless, but she remains undaunted.

Theon (Alfie Allen) is freed from his constraints by two young women, who give him water and clean his wounds. Theon is apprehensive about their aid, until they disrobe and begin pleasuring him. The three are soon interrupted by his tormenter and erstwhile cleaning boy (Iwan Rheon), who orders his men to restrain Theon while he presumably cuts off Theon’s genitals.

Heading for the Wall, Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) speaks to Jojen Reed (Thomas Brodie Sangster) while Osha (Natalia Tena) and Hodor (Kristian Nairn) set up camp. Osha continues to grow suspicious of the Reeds, calling Jojen’s visions “black magic”. When she says they have to continue to the Wall, Jojen reveals that the three-eyed raven is north of the Wall, and that is their destination. Osha refuses to allow them to go north of the Wall, recalling her husband’s death and resurrection as a wight.

In the Riverlands
King Robb (Richard Madden), his advisors, and his army are delayed by rain in their march toward the Twins for Edmure’s (Tobias Menzies) wedding to Roslin Frey. Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) and her uncle Brynden (Clive Russell) discuss their dislike toward Walder Frey, who will see their delay, as well as Robb’s oath-breaking, as a slight against his family. When the Tully’s depart, Queen Talisa (Oona Chaplin) reveals to Robb that she is pregnant.

At the Brotherhood’s headquarters, Arya (Maisie Williams) expresses her anger at Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) and Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye) for selling Gendry to Melisandre. When Anguy (Philip McGinley) tells Beric of a Lannister raiding party near them, Beric orders the men to move out in pursuit. Arya calls Beric a liar, because he promised to take her to Riverrun. She runs away, and is pursued by several of the Brotherhood soldiers, but she manages to lose them. Shortly afterward, she is taken captive by Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann).

At Harrenhal
Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) is visited in her cell by Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who tells her that he will be departing for King’s Landing the next day, and that she will be left at Harrenhal, under the care of Locke (Noah Taylor), as Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) is departing for the Twins. Before leaving her, she makes Jaime swear to uphold his oath to Catelyn Stark, and return the Stark girls to their mother. While on the road, Qyburn (Anton Lesser) checks on the condition of Jaime’s right arm, and reveals the reason why he lost his maester’s chain. When Qyburn informs Jaime that Brienne will not be ransomed by Locke, Jaime manipulates Steelshanks (Jamie Michie), the party leader, to order their return to Harrenhal. Upon their arrival, Jaime finds that Brienne has been forced by Locke and his men to fight a bear with a wooden sword. Jaime tries to ransom Brienne, but is unsuccessful, and instead leaps into the pit to protect Brienne. The bear is shot by a crossbow but continues to attack, before Jaime boosts Brienne out of the pit, and is then lifted to safety. Ultimately Locke relents and lets Jaime and Brienne depart for Kings Landing.

[i]Across the Narrow Sea
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), her knights Ser Jorah (Iain Glen) and Ser Barristan (Ian McElhinney), and her army of Unsullied reach the yellow city of Yunkai. Though she is advised that Yunkai holds no strategic value, Daenerys tells Jorah she will take the city to free its 200,000 slaves. She orders Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) to send a messenger to the city demanding their surrender, or she will sack the city. Grazdan mo Eraz (George Georgiou) is sent by Yunkai to offer terms of peace, which include chests filled with gold bars and as many ships as Daenerys wants. Daenerys denies his offer, demanding the slaves of the city be freed and paid for their service, which Grazdan denies in kind, and departs the tent.


I watch on Blu-Ray when it comes out, but it looks like they’re on track for the episode 9 I figured they’d have this season.

Episode 9 is confirmed

Has anybody else stopped watching the Theon scenes?

No, they’re supposed to be super uncomfortable.

They’re supposed to be shibby.

Has anybody else stopped watching the Theon scenes?

What bothers me about them is that it is episode 7, and we don’t know any more then we did in the first episode of the season. It’s been a whole lot of nothing.

We know Greyjoy is / was … wait for it … HUNG LIKE A BEAR!