Peruse our list of the most shocking season three moments, then vote for your favorite!
With Game of Thrones‘ third season finale just hours away — the final hour airs June 9 at 9 p.m. on HBO — HollywoodLife.com is taking a look back at the moments that made this the most unforgettable season yet. From the loss of a hand to the loss of two fan-favorite characters, we’re counting down the moments that broke your DVR. Or at least your rewind button.
5 Most Shocking Season 3 ‘Game Of Thrones’ moment.
“Red Wedding” deaths: Even fans of the book watched in horror as Robb (Richard Madden), Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) and all of the Stark soldiers were slain at the infamous “Red Wedding,” which left poor Arya (Maisie Williams) mother and brother-less. Don’t even get me started on Talisa and her baby; that was a double-murder in itself.
Daenerys’ fiery revenge: One of the first ‘big momens’ of season three came at the end of episode four, when Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) turned one of her flaming babies on Nakloz, the owner of the Astapor slaves. Did anyone not enjoy watching that d-bag burn to a crisp, along with the rest of his god-forsaken city?
Crazy engagements: Westeros is known for pretty ridiculous pairings, but nothing even comes close to Cersei (Lena Headey) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) being married off to Loras and Sansa (Sophie Turner), respectively. And while the Tyrion-Sansa wedding was awkward, to say the least, I can’t even imagine how uncomfortable Cersei and Loras’ sex-less wedding night would be.
Jaime loses his hand: You’ve got to hand it to Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), he’s really adapted to his new disability. I’m, of course, referring to the Kingslayer getting his hand cut off after begin taken captive by the men of House Bolton. I have a feeling he’ll prove to be a fighter yet, but it won’t come easy.
Jon Snow sex: Though Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Ygritte spent most of season three covered by layers of durable hides and fur, their most memorable encounter involved far less clothing. The Stark bastard forgot all about the Oath of the Night’s Watch, taking the hot young Wildling for a romp in the cave.
HollywoodLifers, which of these moments shocked you the most? Cast your vote below, then drop a comment with your predictions for the finale.
— Andy Swift