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Kissed by Fire

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Critic Consensus: Despite lacking the big action reveals of the previous episode, "Kissed by Fire" is anchored by a devastatingly intimate scene between Brienne and Jamie, and plenty of Lannister intrigue.

Episode Info

'Kissed by Fire.' (Season Three) The Hound is judged by the gods; Jaime is judged by men. Jon proves himself; Robb is betrayed. Ends 09/02

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Michael McElhatton
as Roose Bolton
Paul Kaye
as Thoros
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Clive Russell
as Brynden Tully
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
John Stahl
as Rickard Karstark
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Jacob Anderson
as Grey Worm
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Will Tudor
as Olyvar
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Critic reviews for Kissed by Fire

The first finale this season to not hinge on a violent showdown, it opens new lines of intrigue, deepens the oh-so-fascinating daddy issues in House Lannister, and to my eye, plants the possibility of a familial mutiny.

March 25, 2016 | Full Review…

If this felt somewhat like a rushed episode of a daytime soap, I'll forgive it just for all enjoyment I'll get from Tyrion attempting to untangle all these threads.

March 25, 2016 | Full Review…

The whole "My name is Jaime" line while he lay in Brienne's arms, her calling for help for The Kingslayer, was perfect.

March 25, 2016 | Full Review…

All in all, while relatively low on real action, this is a strong, densely plotted episode with many story elements and twists.

March 25, 2016 | Full Review…

"Kissed by Fire" lacked a climax as world-rattling and satisfying as Daenerys's emancipation conflagration (though Jon Snow and Ygritte might beg to differ), but it more than made up for it with an hour of deeply unsettling foreplay.

March 25, 2016 | Full Review…

The episode began with a sword fight we'd all been looking forward to: Beric Dondarrion (aka the Lightning Lord) vs. The Hound.

March 25, 2016 | Full Review…

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