‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 finale spoilers: The meaning of ‘Mhysa’ and more

TyrionBefore we do anything else when it comes to Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” season 3 finale, we have to start things off here with what is a pretty interesting analysis of the title itself: What in the world does “Mhysa” mean? For a finale of all things to have a title like this, you know it has to be important.

“Mhysa” actually is a variation on the word “Mother” in Low Valyrian, the language spoken in Slaver’s Bay. This would mean in some ways that Daenerys (otherwise known as the Mother of Dragons) is sure to have a key role to play here. However, the parallels play into other stories: The remaining members of the Stark family just lost their mother Catelyn along with their brother Robb, while in King’s Landing, Joffrey’s own mother Cersei will almost surely be trying to get herself into the political mix again. After a week off, the entire Lannister family is going to be back in this episode, and there will be some interesting developments for all of them.

As for the other Starks, Arya and Jon Snow in particular have to figure out their place in the world, given that they are both isolated and seemingly have no rhyme or reason to what comes next for them. Arya is surely smart enough to know that bad things have befallen her family, but the tragedy here is that there is no way that she can do anything about it for now.

In between the stories mentioned above, Jaime and Brienne, Stannis Baratheon, and possibly even Theon Greyjoy, will be making appearances in the finale as well. We’re going to be in for quite a jam-packed episode that brings the series to a close for the season.

Want to read more in the wake of the Red Wedding? The link here should do the trick, as Richard Madden reflects on some of his time playing Robb Stark.

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