The Bear and the Maiden Fair
Season 3, Episode 7
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Series Game of Thrones
Air date 12 May 2013
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Daenerys exchanges gifts with a slave lord outside Yunkai. As Sansa frets about her prospects, Shae chafes at Tyrion’s new situation. Tywin counsels the king, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry. Brienne faces a formidable foe in Harrenhal.

Plot Summary

Jon confronts Orwell for trying to kill by cutting the rope while they were on the wall. Orwell tells Jon that he does not see Ygritte complaining about it because he understands it needed to be done. He then tells Jon that is why he will never keep Ygritte. Orwell later tries to persuade Ygritte that he is the better man than Jon, but Ygritte reafirms that she loves Jon.On the way to Castle Black, Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys' army passes by the city of Yunkai. Though capturing the city would not help towards becoming ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, she decides to take the city when she hears the city holds thousands of slaves.She sends her soldier, Grey Worm, to the city to ask for a surrender or she will invade. At Blackwater Bay, Melisandre shows Gendry the castle of the king. As they pass by, she reveals to Gendry that he is Robert Baratheon's bastard son.

A Yunkai leader named Razdal mo Eraz meets with her to discuss terms, He tries to appease her by offering gold and ships if she would leave them peacefully. Daenerys counters with her offer. She will spare Razdal's life and Razdal will free all the slaves and give them all the property they can hold for their years of service. Daenerys promises that Yunkai will not be spared if her offer is turned down.Razdal becomes infuriated and threatens that Yunkai's "powerful friends" destroy her gladly. When he reaches for the gold, Daenerys' dragons stop him. As he leaves, Daenerys asks her knights to look into who these "powerful friends" are. At King's Landing, Tyrion and Sansa are miserable because of their upcoming wedding. Tyrion is afraid that this wedding might hurt his relationship with Shae and he is proven right when she tells him she will not sleep with him again.

At the Brotherhood Without Banners' hideout, Arya becomes disenchanted with the group and decides to runaway. She does not make it far before she is kidnapped by Sandor Clegane, who had been hiding behind a tree. At Lord Bolton's castle, Jaime escorted with Maester Qyburn on the path to King's landing. He then learns that Brienne's father has offered Locke money for Brienne's safe return, but Locke has refused because he believes Brienne's father owns the largest sapphire in Westros. Jaime convinces the guards to let him back into Lord Bolton's Castle. There he finds the soldiers enjoying themselves as they watch Brienne fight a bear with a wooden sword. Jaime jumps into the ring and helps Brienne escape. Locke tries to stop them from leaving, but Jaime stands his ground and Locke backs down. Jaime and Brienne then leave the castle together.

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