'Game of Thrones' Recap: Nipplegate!

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 3, Episode 1 of HBO's "Game of Thrones," titled "Valar Dohaeris."

How fitting for a season premiere that tonight's "Game of Thrones" was all about new beginnings -- and one ending, for the nipple of a certain unfortunate warrior-for-hire.

The episode itself begins with a rare cold open -- and boy, was it cold! (Sorry, this will get better, I promise.) After a few ominous dragon shrieks over a black screen, we see Samwell Tarly fleeing through the driving snow -- presumably on the run from the gigantic army of Others we saw in the closing moments of last season. He comes upon a comrade, only to discover that the poor sucker is holding his own head in his arms. Then another comrade attacks Samwell, his eyes a telltale zombie blue. Just before Samwell meets the same fate, a direwolf attacks the wight -- then the monster spontaneously combusts. Read More...



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