'Game of Thrones' Finale: In the Wake of the Red Wedding
Last week, the Freys ambushed the Starks, leaving King Robb dead, along with is mom Catelyn and pregnant wife Talisa in a massacre known as the Red Wedding. In the Season 3 finale, we see the surviving characters either celebrating or reeling in the wake of so much bloodshed.
Arya Stark turned bloodthirsty and angry in her grief. As she traveled on horseback with the Hound, they came across a group of soldiers. One boasted that he was among the men to create the gruesome Frankenwolf from Robb’s body and his direwolf’s head. Before the man knew what hit him, little Arya stabbed him to death.
King Stannis Baratheon and Lady Melisandre seemed smug about the Red Wedding claiming they are being rewarded for their faith in the Lord of Light. Lord Davos wasn’t having it and plays a trick on the duo, releasing Stannis’ bastard nephew Gendry, the one they’ve been using for king’s blood.
The Season 3 finale also saw Jamie Lannister’s King’s Landing homecoming, as well as Jon Snow’s return to Castle Black… shot full of arrows by his Wildling girlfriend Ygritte no less. Bran Stark even got a helping hand from Sam Tarly on his journey to find the three-eyed crow.
Things are looking bleak for Theon Greyjoy (or should we say Reek), but there is hope. His sister Asha vows to rescue Theon after receiving his manhood in the mail.
The episode ended with a message of hope, as Daenerys Targaryen greeted the newly freed people of Yunkai. With overwhelming gratitude they hoisted her on their shoulders, chanting Mhysa (mother).