One of the things we love about Game of Thrones is that George R.R. Martin, the man who's writing the still-ongoing A Song of Ice and Fire saga on which the hit HBO series is based, also gets to write one episode per season. Today, the author revealed that his episode has undergone a title change.
The title change was revealed by Martin, who posted the news on his Not a Blog Livejournal page.
Martin—who gave us the magnificent "Blackwater" episode last year—has written the seventh episode of season three, which was originally called "Autumn Storms."
The episode I scripted for the third season of HBO's GAME OF THRONES has been retitled.
It was formerly "Autumn Storms," which I never much liked... but the episode did have a lot of rain in it.
The rain went away. So did the title.
The episode is now "Chains." I like that better. And it works on both a literal and metaphorical level.
It will still be the seventh show of the season, episode 307.
"Chains" is quite a sparse title and could mean many, many things to the book readers. What do you guys think this episode will be about? Do you like the title change? And what do you think happened to the rain (besides that it "went away"), and why?