Game of Thrones (2013): S03E05 – Kissed by Fire


The third season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered in the United States on HBO on 31 March 2013 and concluded on 09 June 2013.

It was broadcast on Sunday at 9:00 pm in the US, consisting of 10 episodes, each running approximately 50-60 minutes.

The season is based roughly on the first half of A Storm of Swords (the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R.R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation). The series is adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

HBO renewed the series for a third season on 10 April 2012, nine days after the second season’s premiere. Production began in July 2012. The show was filmed primarily in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco.


Tyrion, knowing the Crown is deeply in debt to the Iron Bank, persuades Olenna to pay for half of the royal wedding. Sansa tells Littlefinger that she intends to remain in King’s Landing. Tywin discovers the Tyrells’ plot to marry Sansa to Loras. To prevent this, he plans to marry Sansa to Tyrion, and Cersei to Loras, despite both siblings’ protests.

Stannis confesses his infidelity to his wife, Selyse, who says she knows and approves. His daughter, Shireen, sneaks into the dungeon to visit Davos and teaches him to read.

Sandor kills Dondarrion in the trial by combat and is released. Thoros resurrects Dondarrion, seemingly using the power of the Lord of Light. Gendry remains with the Brotherhood, who intend to ransom Arya to Robb.

After being delivered to Roose Bolton, Jaime tells Brienne he killed “Mad” King Aerys Targaryen to stop him from destroying King’s Landing with wildfire.

Robb executes Lord Karstark after the latter murders two captive Lannister boys. With the Karstarks abandoning him, Robb hopes to make a new alliance with Walder Frey.

Ygritte seduces Jon, who breaks his Night’s Watch vows.

Daenerys encourages the Unsullied to choose a leader among them; they choose Grey Worm.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Alex Graves.
  • Writer(s): Bryan Cogman.
  • Release Date: 28 April 2013.
  • Running time: 50-60 minutes (approximate, per episode).
  • Rating: 15/18 (depends on season).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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