And so we bring the third season to a close.
An episode we won't soon be forgetting.
Weddings, for all their joy and spangle, have a way of bringing out the worst in people.
Love unspools in many ways in Westeros, as last night’s episode made clear.
Or a pit. It's one of them.
Last night’s episode was tied together by some key visual motifs: flames and, uh, butts.
After three hours of listless flitting, Game of Thrones let fly last night with a tight, rip-roaring belch of fiery goodness.
This episode was all over the place — until that very last scene.
We catch up with everyone else and Diana Rigg shows up as the Dowager Countess of Westeros.
And so begins season three.
Last night's season finale spread its arms wide to catch a lot of falling balls, then tossed them all back in the air.
We always knew we were going to get a big, ass-kicking battle in this episode, and director Neil Marshall did not disappoint.
Last night's episode established romantic love — and its cousin, chivalry — as forces to be reckoned with.
Surprisingly, Theon Greyjoy has become the heart of the show.
At this point, the values espoused by dear old Ned Stark have been pretty thoroughly dismantled.
We’ve reached the halfway point of season two, and suddenly there’s one fewer person clashing for the Iron Throne.
Congratulations, Melisandre! Your baby Dementor is adorable.
Oh, just another Sunday night, watching a kid get knifed in the throat.
In which we are introduced to yet another piece of Westeros — the Iron Islands.
Welcome back to Westeros, where women are strong, men are good-looking, and children live under constant threat of impalement.
Can the season finale possibly keep up with last week's major developments?
Love is the death of duty.
"The Pointy End" has a not-so-gentle heart.
Who knew prostitution lessons could be so illuminating?
Viserys really has the Midas touch.
Are there any rules on 'GoT'?
'Thrones' is getting much, much creepier.
And who's better at sword fighting: Jon? Or Arya?
What do the characters want? Something! When do they want it? Eventually!
A newbie and a superfan debate the premiere.
Did you know there was incest in Game of Thrones?
Jerome Flynn charmed the crowd at his solo panel.
She wants to!
He has a beautiful voice, that Dinklage.
They can probably just wear their own clothes.
You might've also seen him in World War Z and Nashville.
Sansa and Lady forever.
Sadly, they aren't some mystical half-dragon/half-fish.
"I'd love to kill Joffrey ... I need to find a way to slit Joffrey's throat."
It makes morally abhorrent behavior wildly entertaining through the power of great writing and acting.