The Bear and the Maiden Fair - Game of Thrones: Season 3, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Bear and the Maiden Fair


Critic Score

Critic Consensus: "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" feels like a bit of a holding pattern as Game of Thrones moves its pieces into place for the final three episodes.

Episode Info

'The Bear and the Maiden Fair.' (Season Three) Dany exchanges gifts in Yunkai; Brienne faces a formidable foe in Harrenhal. Ends 09/02

Genre: Drama
Network: HBO
Air Date: May 12, 2013
Directed By: ,
Written By:


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Walda...
as Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" C...
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Paul Kaye
as Thoros
Michael McElhatton
as Roose Bolton
Clive Russell
as Brynden Tully
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
George Georgiou
as Razdal mo Eraz
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Iwan Rheon
as Boy, Ramsay Snow
Thomas Sangster
as Jojen Reed
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Jacob Anderson
as Grey Worm
Jamie Michie
as Steelshanks
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
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Critic reviews for The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Though not filled with fireworks (other than a super sweet bear fight), it nonetheless accomplishes what it sets out to do and gets the majority of the throat clearing out of the way for the season's final three episodes.

Full Review… | March 29, 2016
AV Club
Top Critic

Relationships certainly took center stage this week. Those like Tyrion and Sansa's, while arranged, might be the most honest of all as there seemed to be many a subversive plot brewing.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
TV Fanatic

The Kingslayer has gone from child assaulting incesterer to one of the noblest people on television.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
TV Equals

That was a boring, frustrating episode, probably the worst of the season.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
The Atlantic
Top Critic

It's another busy episode, but there's enough going on in most of the narratives that the audience has a better grasp of what's at stake for each character - though Theon's continued torment at the hands of his unnamed assailant is feeling rather tedious.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016

"Goodbye, Ser Jaime." I didn't expect to be moved to tears by Game of Thrones last night any more than Jaime Lannister himself did, I don't think.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

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