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The Bear and the Maiden Fair



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


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
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" Clegane
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
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

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

March 28, 2016 | Full Review…

They slowed things down, giving room for scenes to breathe and fold out naturally, but also wasted a good chunk of time.

March 28, 2016 | Full Review…

I'm starting to think that the show just hands off those Theon moments to Eli Roth. I actually had to leave the room the last two weeks during those extended scenes of torture porn.

March 28, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode RULED. High fives, all around my people.

March 28, 2016 | Full Review…

"The Bear and the Maiden Fair" wasn't a particularly good episode of Game of Thrones. I found it draggy and digressive, which was a surprise considering it was written by author George R.R. Martin.

March 28, 2016 | Full Review…

None of the Westerosi-set storylines feel like happy days are right around the corner. For a show once criticized as slow, Game of Thrones is moving like a freight train towards some awful, immovable object.

January 18, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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