'Game of Thrones' Season 3 episode 3 recap: 'Walk of Punishment'

For those of you out there who have been complaining about the pace that "Game of Thrones" Season 3 has started with, tonight's episode "Walk of Punishment" should help you remember why you loved the show to begin with. Episode 3's cringe-worthy, shocking ending feels like it sent a bolt of energy right through the HBO fantasy series as a reminder that its viewers and characters should never get too comfortable. If you start thinking things are going well, that's the prime time for someone to come along and chop your hand off. Of course, the loss of Jaime Lannister's hand was only made more outrageous by the inclusion of The Hold Steady's "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" in the episode's end credits. Be prepared to have that jingle stuck in your head for at least a day -- and also be warned that this won't be the last time you hear it...



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