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The Rains of Castamere 

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Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai.


David Nutter


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Oona Chaplin ... Talisa Stark
Rose Leslie ... Ygritte
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
David Bradley ... Walder Frey
Mackenzie Crook ... Orell
Michael McElhatton ... Roose Bolton
Ian McElhinney ... Barristan Selmy


Robb, his wife Talisa and mother Catelyn arrive for the marriage of Edmure Tully to one of Walder Frey's daughters. There is considerable tension between the two families but Robb's sincere apology for not marrying one of Frey's daughters is well received. It doesn't stop the elderly Frey from being both crude and rude towards his guests. Edmure is pleasantly surprised to see that his bride is to be Frey's prettiest granddaughter, Roslin. The festivities continue but Walder Frey has something very special planned. Arya and Sandor Clegane arrive at the Twins but too late to do anything. Daenerys meanwhile orders the attack on Yunkai based on information provided by Daario. Brandon learns the strength of his powers. Jon Snow is forced to choose between the Watch and Ygritte. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

2 June 2013 (USA) See more »


Box Office


GBP4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Catelyn tells Roose Bolton that there was no bedding ceremony at her wedding because Eddard forbade it. The books explicitly state that there was indeed a bedding ceremony at Eddard and Catelyn's wedding. See more »


Some of the guests at the Red Wedding are shown being killed and being alive in different shots, inconsistently. See more »


Daario Naharis: There. It's a back gate. My men use it when they visit Yunkai's bed slaves.
Jorah Mormont: Your men, but not you?
Daario Naharis: I have no interest in slaves. A man cannot make love to property.
[Daenerys gives Daario a sidelong glance]
Daario Naharis: This is where we enter the city. Very few guards. They know me. They let me inside...
Barristan Selmy: We're not going to sneak an army through a back gate.
Daario Naharis: I kill the guards. I take your two best men and lead them through the back streets, which I know well, and open the front gates. Then comes the army. ...
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Sons of the Harpy (2015) See more »


The Rains of Castamere
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The North will never forget
16 September 2013 | by g-p-young-767-718231See all my reviews

This episode is the best episode of any show that i have ever seen. I had heard before watching it that it was going to be a good episode, and i expected it to be just as good as many other episodes from the show. When i watched it though, my mind was blown. I literally had my mouth open, staring at the screen, amazed at the intensity of the episode. i wouldn't change a thing about this episode, the directing, acting, writing is perfect. There is a reason its rating is so high, but i think it should be higher. The whole story of the show contributes to the greatness f this episode, the quality of the previous episodes all combining into this one episode. It left me shaking for an hour after it finished, i questioned if what i saw was real, that it cant have just happened. if you haven't seen this episode you have not lived.


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