In Game of Thrones episode 3×7 ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair’ we actually got a bear, and a (sort of) maiden fair. Oh, and everyone is in love. Instead of a recap this week, we are counting down our favorite moments of the episode.
#10 Love vs. Loyalty
It seems that everyone is struggling between love and loyalty. Jon Snow is falling in love with Ygritte, but wanting to remain loyal to the Night’s Watch. Ygritte is realizing that eventually she’s going to have to choose between Jon Snow and the Wildlings (I think she’ll choose Snow, once she realizes the Wildlings don’t really stand a chance). Robb has abandoned his loyalty to Frey for his love for Talisa. Tyrion is struggling between his love for Shae and his loyalty to his family.
#9 Gendry finds out he’s royalty
Melisandre: Your blood is noble.
Gendry: Are you saying my father, he was some lord or…
Melisandre: There. Your father’s house. (pointing to the Red Keep)
Gendry: I’m just a bastard.
Melisandre: The bastard of Robert of the House Baratheon, first of his name, King of Andals and the First Men. Haven’t you ever wondered where your strength comes from? Your talent for fighting?
#8 Girl talk with Margaery and Sansa
Margaery helps Sansa understand a little bit about the birds and the bees as they discuss her upcoming nuptials to Tyrion.
“Some women like tall men. Some like short men. Some like hairy men, some like bald men. Gentle men, rough men, ugly men, pretty men. Pretty girls. Most women don’t know what they like until they’ve tried it. And sadly so many of us get to try so little before we’re old and gray.”
The best part was when Sansa asked Margaery how she knew all this? “Yes, sweet girl, my mother taught me.” Sweet girl aka dumb girl.
#7 Joffrey is actually right
Joffrey and Tywin have a bit of a showdown, each assert their dominance. Tywin wins of course, but Joffrey is right when you think about it. He should be briefed on the small council. And, he’s the only one showing any concern about the impending threat of Dany and her dragons.
#6 Ygritte sees a castle (or a windmill, same difference)
Now on the other side of the wall, it’s Jon’s turn to educate Ygritte about the ways of the land. After mistaking a windmill for a castle, he know he’s got a long road in front of him. He tells her about Westeros girls, how they swoon and wear silk dresses. And of course, how he wants to see her in a pretty silk dress (so he can rip it off). Ygritte replies, “You rip my pretty silk dress, I’ll blacken your eye.”
#5 Dany’s Throne
Could it be anymore perfect?
#4 Girl Power
Dany proves that she’s a force to be reckoned with. To expand her title as “The Breaker of Chains,” she has set her eyes on Yunkai, the home of 200,000 slaves. Yunkai offers her a chest full of gold and a fleet of ships to leave their city alone. Dany counters that she will spare his life if his city releases every single slave. “Reject this gift and I shall show you no mercy,” she says cooly. Then she keeps the gold as the dragons force him to leave.
#3 Jaime saves Brienne
Revealing our title “The Bear and the Maiden Fair,” Brienne is thrown into a pit with a bear and a wooden sword to protect herself. Jaime returns from his release to save her. He jumps into the pit completely unarmed in order to force Bolton’s men into helping. He refuses to come out until Brienne is pulled up safely. Then he scrambles up with the help of Brienne. It was very heroic.
#2 The Bear
#1 Robb’s Bum
I would post a picture, but this is a family friendly blog. 😉