Game of Thrones (2013): S03E07 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair


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.


In the North, much to Osha’s dismay, Jojen tells Bran they must not stop at Castle Black, but travel beyond the Wall to find the Three-eyed Raven; Osha warns of the dead.

Jon and Ygritte’s relationship deepens, angering jealous Wildling, Orell.

Theon’s torturer castrates him.

Talisa informs Robb she is pregnant.

Arya escapes the Brotherhood, only to be captured by Sandor.

Melisandre tells Gendry that his father was King Robert.

Shae warns Tyrion that their relationship will end once he marries Sansa. Tywin and Joffrey discuss Daenerys; Tywin dismisses her as a potential threat. Daenerys reaches Yunkai and declares war on the city.

Roose Bolton leaves Harrenhal for Edmure Tully’s wedding while Jaime bids Brienne farewell as he departs for King’s Landing. On the road, Jaime learns Locke has refused Brienne’s father’s ransom. Jaime returns to Harrenhal to find Brienne in a pit fighting a bear. He saves Brienne, and they depart together.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Michelle MacLaren.
  • Writer(s): George R.R. Martin.
  • Release Date: 12 May 2013.
  • Running time: 50-60 minutes (approximate, per episode).
  • Rating: 15/18 (depends on season).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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