Closer and closer, we inch toward the premiere of HBO’s adaptation of George Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, Game of Thrones-Season 3 and it seems every week something new, drips from the grape vein. The latest are the character stills for the coming season and a tiny rumor about the premiere episode.
I’m not one to care much about synopses, but this show is special, for I know, what is to come. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that I’m more eager to track the story’s every move. However, this blurb does very little in the spoiler department and for those that need a nibble to tide them over, well, this might do the trick.
*If, by chance you are still concerned about being spoiled (and I don’t blame you), just scroll down to the pics.
Rumored synopsis: Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, while the Night’s Watch survivors retreat south. In King’s Landing, Tyrion asks for his reward, Littlefinger offers Sansa a way out, and Cersei hosts a dinner for the royal family. Arya runs into the Brotherhood Without Banners. Dany sails into Slaver’s Bay.
Truly, this “synopsis” is more of a summary of possible key events in the premiere, which, for spoiler freaks is pretty good. But with that said, I will bet this rumor is close to correct, though anyone who’s read the novel could make this educated guess. The preview should be dropping any second, but it’s nice to have something to hold onto as we wait.
The third season of Game of Thrones begins March 31, 2013.
“You are prettier with your mouth closed.” Cersei Lannister-Baratheon (Lena Headley)
“Half-truths are worth more than outright lies.” Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dicklage)
“I’ve never been quite sure what the point of a eunuch is, if truth be told. It seems to me they’re only men with the useful bits cut off.” Olenna Tyrell (Dianna Rigg)
“He was a traitor and I want his stupid head. I’m going to make Sansa kiss it.” Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson pictured with Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell)
“When I wanted to escape, you wouldn’t take me, and now, I don’t need to.” Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)
“The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.” Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance)
““If I could wish the Kingslayer back in chains I would. You freed him without my knowledge or consent… but what you did, I know you did for love. Love’s not always wise, I’ve learned. It can lead us to great folly, but we follow our hearts… wherever they take us.” Robb Lannister (Richard Madden pictured with Oona Chaplain)
“Wars need to be fought to the last drop of blood. You would not be the first king to bend the knee, nor even the first Stark.” Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley)
“It is no disgrace to miss your shot. Edmure should hear that. The day my own lord father went downriver, Hoster missed as well.” Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully (Clive Russell)
“The truth is all around you, plain to behold. The night is dark and full of terrors, the day bright and beautiful and full of hope. One is black, the other white. There is ice and there is fire. Hate and love. Bitter and sweet. Male and female. Pain and pleasure. Winter and summer. Evil and good. Death and life. Everywhere, opposites.” Melisandre of Asshai (Carice von Houten)
“It’s not the walls that make a lord, it’s the man.” Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane)
Beyond the Wall
“The Wall can stop an army, but not a man alone.” Mance Rayder (Ciaran Rinds)
“You’re mine. Mine, as I’m yours. And if we die, we die. All men must die, Jon Snow. But first, we’ll live.” Ygritte (Rose Leslie)
“We will fight a battle, and then we will rest. Alive or dead, we’ll rest.” Jon Snow (Kit Harrington)
On the Road
“One voice may speak you false, but in many there is always truth.” Daenerys Stormborn, “The Khalessi” (Emilia Clarke)
“Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time.” Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead)
“Live. Live, and fight, and take revenge.” Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie)
“Come, curse me or kiss me or call me a liar. Something.” Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau )
“Any knight can make a knight and every man you see before you, has felt a sword upon his shoulder. We are the forgotten fellowship.” Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer)
“Sweetling, the flames don’t lie.” Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye)
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” Arya Stark (Maisie Williams)
“If ice can burn, then love and hate can mate. Mountain or marsh, it makes no matter. The land is one.” Jojen Reed (Thomas Sangster)
“I feel almost a giant, standing high above the world.” Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick)
[quotes courtesy of “A Storm of Swords”; stills Game of Thrones-Facebook ]