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The Rains of Castamere


Critic Score

Critic Consensus: The most unforgettable episode of Game of Thrones thus far, "The Rains of Castamere" (or as it shall forever be known, "The Red Wedding") packs a dramatic wallop that feels as exquisitely shocking as it does ultimately inevitable.

Episode Info

'The Rains of Castamere.' (Season Three) House Frey joins forces with House Tully. Jon faces his most difficult test yet. Ends 09/02

Genre: Drama
Network: HBO
Air Date: Jun 2, 2013
Directed By:
Written By: ,


Peter Dinklage
as Orell, Tyrion Lannis...
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister, Ro...
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Nikolaj Coster-Walda...
as Barristan Selmy, Jai...
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish, Tormu...
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" C...
Charles Dance
as Osha, Tywin Lanniste...
David Bradley
as Walder Frey
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Sophie Turner
as Jojen Reed, Sansa St...
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon, M...
Alfie Allen
as Gilly, Theon Greyjoy
Michael McElhatton
as Roose Bolton
Jerome Flynn
as Bronn, Grey Worm
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Conleth Hill
as Missandei, Varys
Gwendoline Christie
as Brienne, Hodor
Thomas Sangster
as Jojen Reed
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont, Lothar...
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Stephen Dillane
as Black Walder Frey, S...
Jacob Anderson
as Grey Worm
Carice van Houten
as Melisandre, Rickon S...
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth, Old ...
Sibel Kekilli
as Marei Frey, Shae
Tom Brooke (III)
as Lothar Frey
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Natalie Dormer
as Joyeuse Frey, Margae...
Tim Plester
as Black Walder Frey
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
Sean Buckley
as Old Man
Grace Hendy
as Marei Frey
Alexandra Dowling
as Roslin Frey
Ed Skrein
as Daario, Daario Nahar...
Kelly Long
as Joyeuse Frey
Will Champion
as Musician
Oddie Braddell
as Wendel Manderly
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Critic reviews for The Rains of Castamere

The Red Wedding is a bravura scene, but it goes so quickly... It feels like it's over within seconds, even though it takes a few minutes. It's awful and horrible and everything the sequence needed to be, and it marks a new high watermark for the series.

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

Game of Thrones Season 3 has delivered on so many levels, despite feeling like it just premiered a few short weeks ago.

Full Review… | March 29, 2016
TV Fanatic

Needless to say, Benioff and Weiss lived up to their legend regarding penultimate episodes.

Full Review… | March 29, 2016
TV Equals

Benioff, Weiss, and director David Nutter deserve applause for how slowly and artfully they, uh, twisted the knife. The sequence of transitional shots remains indelible even the morning after.

Full Review… | March 29, 2016
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Seeing how the world of Game of Thrones works is one the most fascinating aspects of the series.

Full Review… | March 29, 2016

Whether you came to this episode blissfully unspoiled or spent the last three years anxiously awaiting it, the impact was still absolutely punishing.

Full Review… | March 29, 2016
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

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