‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 3 Premiere: ‘Valar Dohaeris’ Sets the Stage [Video]

‘Game of Thrones’ is back to HBO Sunday night with Season 3 picking up right where its fans were left at.

‘Game of Thrones’ is back on screens tonight after a long wait. The fantasy premiere episode, “Valar Dohaeris,” had a lot to live up to and a lot of ground to cover.

With the beginning of the highly expected third season, the mother of dragons is acquiring the most feared slave soldiers in the world to prepare her assault on Westeros, Zap2It reports.

Fortunately for her, those who are now on the Throne are fed up with their own problems and they don’t realize that there could be something that can threaten to take their kingdom.

Of course, Westeros is more likely to become the target than Dany: the White Walkers. Only those north of the Wall know the wights exist, much to the chagrin of Lord Commander Mormont.

The men of the Night’s Watch should inform the people they protect about the undead warriors, and also fend off the assembled Wildling army.

Though not much has changed after the first  episode of the new season, the pieces are moving again as the war between the  Houses of Westeros continue to battle in the wake of Stannis’s defeat and Renly’s assassination.

The powerful Houses of the South have formed an  alliance with the Lannisters, with Margaery Tyrell running away  from Renly’s  bed to an engagement with the boy king, Joffrey.

“Meanwhile, Rob Stark marches ever closer to King’s Landing, happening across the ruins of Harrenhal and the slaughter left for him there by Gregore Clegane, the Mountain. His mother, Catelyn, remains in disgrace for her freeing of Jaime Lannister—a character whom we sadly did not encounter in the Season Premiere,” Forbes reveals.

One of the best moments of the new episode is definitely the scene between Tyrion and Tywin Lannister. Tyrion, upset by his father’s failure to visit him wafter the battle of Blackwater Bay, goes to demand Casterly Rock, the seat of House Lannister.

Tywin responds with as unusual for him  cruelty, all but denouncing Tyrion as his son and certainly denouncing him as heir: “Oh and one more thing,” he adds, as Tyrion storms silently from the room. “The next whore I find in your bed I’ll hang.”

The new episode also includes the scene between Sansa and Littlefinger, as he plots and plots some more and “our damsel in distress hopes and wishes for a way to escape. No Aria this episode, unfortunately, though in such a short span of time we can’t fit every major character.”

The first episode of the highly expected season ends with Dany arriving in Astapor, one of the slaver cities where the renowned “Unsullied” are trained and sold. Later, Dany is almost assassinated by a young and heartless assassin, only to be saved by Barristan “The Bold” Selmy.

According to Wikipedia, “Game of Thrones rapidly became a critical and commercial success after it started airing in April 2011. A few days after ratings for the second season’s premiere, “The North Remembers”, hit a series high of 8.3 million viewers, HBO announced the show’s renewal for a third season.”

“Prior to that announcement, there had been rumors and reports that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss planned to shoot seasons three and four simultaneously. Benioff said that this would be very efficient, but impossible to write.”

Share This article

We welcome comments that advance the story directly or with relevant tangential information. We try to block comments that use offensive language, all capital letters or appear to be spam, and we review comments frequently to ensure they meet our standards. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Coinspeaker Ltd.