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Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 9

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There is no denying that I’ve been hooked into this epic series on vengeance, treachery, obsession, battle for power and love. How each episode was episode to bring together a culmination of one great story.

I’m writing about Game of Thrones the first time,  after watching more than a handful of episodes already.

I feel that the Episode Nine, entitled “The Rains of Castamere,” is one of the most memorable episodes in all three seasons. And though, I may find it not the way, I would exactly like it, all the more that I find Game of Thrones interesting.

Personally, I like Starks, starting-off with Ned Stark who since from the start showed integrity, honor, dignity, righteousness and discipline – one to fit to rule – if it had been voted upon by “right-minded” people.

Seeing how this particular episode ended, put me in a rather a little “off” for a moment. Because what I have hoped for, to get to the Iron Throne, would be the Starks. However, this episode showed another point of view.

Robb Starks, the King of the North and eldest among the Starks of Winterfell, died, not in a face-to-face battle, but rather in the treacherous assault in the hands of Walder Frey of Riverlands and Roose Bolton – brought about by the “golds” and influence of the Lannisters.

Another gripping scene was when Robb’s wife, Talisa Maegyr, was stabbed in the womb, while crossbowmen feasted on the unarmed Starks and his army.

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This episode also showed how some people can wield the power of wealth, pride and power – over honor and dignity.

Game of Thrones continuously shows how anyone can fall prey to lust for wealth and greed to power.

I never saw it coming – as if, Robb Stark for me, was the protagonist of the story all along, waiting for the right moment to attack. And at this point, I thought that it was the start of the end of the Lannister and King (brat) Joffrey.

Or is it that I am still denying myself of the fact, the the creators of Game of Thrones (and the writer – George R.R. Martin) has a better ending to all this menace.

Game of Thrones creators just proved that this series is not like no other we’ve seen yet. From the storyline, cinematography and direction, this I would say, one of the best ever there is in TV series.

Of course, personally, I would not vouch this being watched by my son (especially the mild pornographic scenes), but I appreciate so much of how the story unfolds episode after episode.

Sadly, Arya Stark, was too close yet was away again with her family. Moments before the Starks were killed, Arya was just outside the gates of Frey’s castle with Sandor Clegane. She came too close to see her family again, yet she got quite far from being dead – as again – Sandor saved her by knocking her down.

In other happenings on episode nine, Jon Snow (the bastard son of Ned Stark) killed some of the Wildlings as he was put to kill and old Crow member.

While Danerys Targaryen conquered another city with the help of a Daario Naharis, Jorah Mormont and Barristan Selmy.

Now, I can’t wait for more on the season finale next week of Game of Thrones Episode 10, entitled “Mhysa” meaning “Mother.”

I don’t know what this could mean for the episode.

Would this mean that the “Mother of Dragons” – Danerys, is going to unravel to everyone her army and power (and of course the dragons)?

Or is Sansa Stark – now Sansa Lannister (after being wed to Lord Tyrion Lannister) would be a mom? This is far fetched though – considering Tyrion loves Shae.

Or will King (brat) Joffrey just call on his “mom” for help, as some episode 10 spoilers say that it will be a confrontation between Tywin and Joffrey?

Or will it be that the King Joffrey’s Mother will regain her “influence” and power?

Who knows? I wouldn’t know. I didn’t read the book. I don’t intend to read the book (yet).

I want the series to hit me the way it should be – with a SURPRISE – every episode.

So, what about you? What’s your take on this?

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