Game of Thrones Season 3 Finale, Episode 10 "Mhysa" will be airing June 9. To watch the Season Finale of GoT tune into HBO on Sunday at 9 p.m. EST. Check back with us on Sunday to watch the live stream of Game of Thrones here!
Note: There are major spoilers throughout this article.
What. The. Stark.
Last week's episode of Game of Thrones, which was dubbed "Red Wedding," most likely had you rocking back and forth in fetal position while humming "The Rains of Castamere." Don't be embarrassed! We can admit that's how we coped with the jaw-dropping ending of the fantasy HBO show. Actually, we're still trying to cope and understand the series of unfortunate events that occurred during Season 3, Episode 9 of Game of Thrones.
Why, oh why would George R.R. Martin write such a horrific turn of plot? Well, the writer sat down with Entertainment Weekly and explained the method behind his complete and horrifying madness. According to the writer, he knew he was going to kill off Robb and Catelyn Stark almost at the beginning of writing Game of Thrones.
"I've said in many interviews that I like my fiction to be unpredictable. I like there to be considerable suspense. I killed Ned in the first book and it shocked a lot of people. I killed Ned because everybody thinks he's the hero and that, sure, he's going to get into trouble, but then he'll somehow get out of it," Martin continued. "The next predictable thing is to think his eldest son is going to rise up and avenge his father. And everybody is going to expect that. So immediately [killing Robb] became the next thing I had to do." Were you expecting Robb and Catelyn to avenge Ned?
If you were then maybe you should realize that there may not be a happy ending to Game of Thrones. Although Martin claims there will be a bittersweet conclusion to the show, we feel pretty confident he is going to go heavy on the bitter and light on the sweet.
But don't think that Martin wasn't just as upset over the killing of Robb and Catelyn as you were. The writer even admitted that he felt as if he killed two of his children when it came to writing that blood bath of a scene.
"That was the hardest scene I've ever had to write. It's two-thirds of the way through the book, but I skipped over it when I came to it. So the entire book was done and there was still that one chapter left. Then I wrote it," Martin said. "I try to make the readers feel they've lived the events of the book. Just as you grieve if a friend is killed, you should grieve if a fictional character is killed. You should care. If somebody dies and you just go get more popcorn, it's a superficial experience isn't it?"
Moving On ...
So now that you know a little bit of why the scene occurred, it's time to move forward. We still have a long winter ahead, no? June 9 will air the Season 3 Finale of Game of Thrones and we couldn't be more excited. Take a look at our nails and you'd see evidence of the anticipation growing inside us! The Season 3 Finale, Episode 10 of GoT is called "Myhsa."
What does Myhsa mean?
According to reports, the word "Mhysa" is a word from the Low Valyrian language spoken in Slaver's Bay. The term derives from older Ghiscari language, and it means mother. After Catelyn Stark, mother to five children: Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran and Rickon.
What's going to happen during the Season 3 Finale of Game of Thrones?
The official HBO synopsis of the Season 3 Finale, Episode 10 is: Joffrey challenges Tywin. Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. Dany waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by David Nutter.)
Will we see any more bellies stabbed or families torn apart? Perhaps. The Northerners will find out on what happened to their beloved Robb and Catelyn Stark at the Twins, and we doubt that they're going to take the situation lightly. "The Northerners will never forget," says Tyrion during the Season 3 Finale promo. It's quite chilling to think of how the Northerners will retaliate to the murders of their King and Ned Stark's widow.
The Lannisters now have a lot on their plate with the death of the Starks. It seems as if the murder has taken a toll of the family and you'll see how the shed blood will affect Tywin and King Joffrey. The grandfather-grandson feud will transpire. According to reports Tywin is going to challenge his little tyrant King. "Do you really think that crown gives you power?" we hear Tywin say to an anonymous figure in the Season 3 Finale promo. Should we expect the death of Joffrey to occur Sunday? With Martin's unpredictable writing, we think the King may be safe for a few more episodes. But his death would be sweet after Robb and Catelyn were viciously murdered in that sacrilegious act at "The Red Wedding."
Reports also claim that Asha Greyjoy and Jaime Lannister will be returning to grace us with their presence in the Season 3 Finale. Do you think the Lannisters will raise a glass to the death of the Starks? Or start preparing for a bigger war than they expected?
Are you excited for the Season 3 Finale of Game of Thrones? Let us know your predictions in the comments section below and make sure to tune in June 9 to see how the Northerners will react to their King's death. Make sure you wear a jacket GoT fans ... we have a feeling it's going to be a bitter cold Season Finale.