Another week, another new epsiode of of Game of Thrones! "Kissed By Fire" is the fifth episode this season, marking the halfway point. Only 5 left, very sad. But when they are this good, I suppose we should not complain. Read on for the recap!
Well, the Hound and the One-Eyed Man – who has a name, it is Beric – fight, and Beric's sword is on fire! No matter – after a pretty nice swordfight with lots of growls and yelling, the Hound slices down upon Beric's shoulder, essentially cutting him in two. The priest of the Lord of Light falls upon his body, and a then he LIVES. What the what. Arya doesn't know what to make of it either; and she is pretty mad that the Hound gets to go free, and then later she asks Beric if the Lord of Light can bring back men who've lost their heads, like her dad. Sad face. Beric shows her his scars and tell her that he's died six times now – even the Hound's brother killed him once. Arya is also preparing to get to Camp Stark in Riverrun, and asks Gendry (King Robert's bastard) to come with her. He refuses, saying he wants to choose his own path, and wants to stay with the Brotherhood. Arya is quite sad this episode.
Robb is pissed. The lord of house Karstark marched into the castle with some men and killed the two Lannister squires in revenge for the loss of his own sons and soldiers, even though they technically didn't do anything. Robb is upset that men are flouting his orders left and right, and orders everyone involved to be hanged. Catlin and her brother tell him that if he hangs Lord Karstark, he'll lose their men, a loss he can't afford. He angrily beheads Lord Karstark anyway.
Later we see Robb puzzling over his war plans, moving small figures around a table to figure out his next move. His wife Talisa comes in and soothes him a bit, and then he decides he will attack Casterly Rock for revenge on the Lannisters. He will, however, need more men. He realizes that the men he needs are from the house of the girl he was supposed to marry – House Frey. We see a plan forming in a little lightbulb over his head!
Beyond the Wall
Jon Snow and Ygritte finally get it on in a cave with hot springs. Nudity all around!
Hit the jump for the full recap!