Tyrion, on the outs, scrapes his chair as loudly and slowly as possible to the end of the table, making him both equal and as far away from his father as possible. A few moments with Arya and Hot Pie (with a guest appearance by the Hound) were very engaging, whereas Jon had a blink-and-you'll-miss-him moment that didn't really establish enough (like the Robb at Harrenhal scene from the first episode this year, it seemed shoehorned) aside from a focus on the undead. (In fairness, this looks hard.). There was a lot of humor, too, which also probably helped things (bless you, Bronn). Paul Bettany & Alan Ball on 'Uncle Frank,' 'WandaVision,' & Having Similar Directing Styles, 'Gremlins' Writer Chris Columbus on His Hard R, Darker Original Script, Like 'The Queen's Gambit'? Tywin keeping all of the chairs on one side was a nice game elevated by Littlefinger, Varys and Pycell jockeying for position (and Littlefinger swooping around Varys to get the seat closest to Tywin). A lot. Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 3, Episode 3 of HBO's "Game of Thrones," titled "Walk of Punishment." I can't imagine how difficult it must be to adapt a work like A Song of Ice and Fire, with its myriad of POVs, internal thoughts and pages and pages of legend, exposition, description of meals and the legacy of the old houses. -- Two actors from HBO's Rome are now on the show, and I couldn't be happier: Ciaran Hinds (Caesar / Mance) and Tobias Menzies (Brutus / Edmure). so much that they gave the money back to him, and Tyrion and Bronn wanting to know every detail was utterly fantastic. Last week, the introduction of Thoros and Anguy were similarly memorable -- important for new characters -- whereas Jojen and Meera dropped knowledge like "warging" and "by the way I can visit you in your dreams" without much fanfare. Today is National Voter Registration Day! As does Tywin's decision to give Tyrion the apparently insulting job of Master of Coin. The White Walkers don't have to talk at all, when their artful arrangements of chopped-up horse corpses speak so eloquently. The Drowned God is doing you no favors. Theon Greyjoy's mysterious helper still hasn't uttered his name, but he keeps proving his friendship by saving the sadistic knucklehead's life. Et tu, Edmure? Part of HuffPost Entertainment. The Game of Thrones third season aired on HBO in 2013, and with all the plot twists and new characters, families, and locations GoT throws at viewers with each new season, it's always good to refresh your memory with a quick summary, and that's exactly what you'll … Catelyn's brother, Edmure, is proud of his rogue exploits on the battlefield, but his ineptitude is underscored by his inability to hit his father's funeral barge with a flaming arrow. How timely that Tyrion is suddenly in charge of paying down the national debt. So many scenes this week were quietly indicative of character. The two have had great chemistry onscreen just like in the books, and it was an important transition for Jamie to go from not caring whether she lived or died to advising her on her certain rape ("close your eyes and think of Renly,") to actually attempting to do something about it by telling the Bolton bannerman that her father will reward him in sapphires if she remains undefiled. For established characters though who didn't get a lot of time this week, there were also varying degrees of success. Indies, horror films, and even big studio movies that didn't catch on make up our curated list. Middle school teachers, prepare yourselves for a rash of naughty boys threading to f--k each other into the dirt at recess tomorrow. What was done so masterfully in "Walk of Punishment" was its purely visual storytelling, something that seems obvious but hasn't always been executed well on the show. Keeping that in mind, it might be a good thing that Jaime has lost his hand -- it dims that smarmy, Bush-family-style aura of rich-boy entitlement that has made him so easy to hate. Not only does he kill all his sons and sleep with all his daughters, but now he's gone and fat-shamed Samwell. Actions speak louder than words in this week's episode of "Game of Thrones," which unfurls at a slightly less stately pace than the season's first two installments. All in all, a really nicely done episode that, to me, showed what Game of Thrones is capable of at its best. 'Game Of Thrones' Recap, Season 3, Episode 3: Need A Hand, Jaime? Season 3 of HBO's GAME OF THRONES continues with episode 3, "Walk of Punishment." In the book series, he loses his hand for reasons that have to do with larger political motivations, but I can see, maybe, why this change happened: one, because those political motivations aren't really in play in the onscreen version, and two, it completes Jaime's total fall from grace, privilege, and his cocksure attitude. Is this going to be another Kevin-Youkilis-joining-the-Yankees situation? Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 3, Episode 3 of HBO's "Game of Thrones," titled "Walk of Punishment. Tough to maintain one's reputation as the best swordsman in the Seven Kingdoms with one hand lying in the dirt. Maybe it's because we're finally far enough in to the series that everyone feels comfortable with most of the characters, but of course that doesn't explain the Tullys great entrance. By the light of R'hllor, what a fantastic hour of television -- this is Game of Thrones at its best. ", Actions speak louder than words in this week's episode of "Game of Thrones," which unfurls at a slightly less stately pace than the season's first two installments. Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 3, Episode 3 of HBO's ". The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Hit the jump for why horse-part crop circles are all the rage north of the Wall. I hate to say it, but that line is going to be repeated. And the contortionist really took that to a new level. -- As much as I hate Talisa, I can't grumble about too much because she genuinely gave some good cheek to the Lannister hostages. This creep Craster has some nerve! Tyrion's squire Podrick is a man of few words, but he's apparently so phenomenal in the bedroom that Littlefinger's girls won't even take his money. I love Jerome Flynn's portrayal. But the most important thing though to me is keeping the central integrity and motivations of each of the major characters intact, even if the actual scenes don't match up to the book series. -- Missandei: "Valar Morghulis." Maybe there's hope for this fellow yet. 'Run' Director Aneesh Chaganty on Channeling Hitchcock and Shyamalan for His Thriller, Why Tim Curry's Pennywise Is Still Scarier than Any Modern-Day Monster, Nuclear Take: Apollo Creed Deserved to Lose in 'Rocky IV', Kate Mara on Almost Booking 'Lost' During Her First Pilot Season, 'Small Axe' Star Shaun Parkes on "Mangrove" & Working with Steve McQueen on the Amazon Anthology.