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The Climb 

Jon and the wildlings scale the Wall. The Brotherhood sells Gendry to Melisandre. Robb does what he can to win back the Freys. Tyrion tells Sansa about their engagement.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime Lannister
Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Samwell Tarly


In King's Landing, Tywin Lannister and Lady Olenna meet to discuss his children's proposed marriages. She puts up a good fight but in the end is forced to admit defeat. Tyrion and Cersei bemoan their fate. Tyrion is forced to tell Sansa what his father has decided. Baelish meanwhile eliminates a spy in his midsts. Arya takes an immediate dislike to Melisandre when she arrives at their camp. That dislike grows when she learns Melisandre is taking someone away with her. Jaime negotiates his release and return to King's Landing. Robb, his army depleted, realizes he has no choice but to repair relations with the Freys. However, since Robb didn't marry one of the Frey daughters as promised, they demand Edmure Tully marry one of them instead. Jon, Ygritte and many others arrive at the Wall and begin the 700 ft. climb Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

5 May 2013 (USA)  »


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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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The episode title refers either to the Wildlings' climb on the Wall, or to Littlefinger's metaphor of chaos as ladder and the fate of those who try or refuse to climb it "the climb is all there is". See more »


Whilst at dinner with Roose Bolton and Brienne, Jaime is initially seen in closeup attempting to cut his meat with the side of a two-pronged fork, but in the wide shot, the fork has changed to a knife. In the following wide shot, he is once again holding the fork, and is then seen setting it aside and picking up the knife instead. See more »


Tywin Lannister: My stomach remains quite strong, however. The only thing that might turn it are details of your grandson's nocturnal activities. Do you deny them?
Olenna Tyrell: Oh no, not at all. A sword swallower through and through.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Eastwatch (2017) See more »


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Written by Ramin Djawadi
Performed by Czech Film Orchestra and Choir
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Climbing the Wall
6 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Tywin summons Lady Olenna Tyrell and forces her to accept the marriage of Loras and Cersei. Meanwhile Tyrion discloses his father's decision to Sansa in front of Shae. Melisandre meets the Brotherhood without Banners and takes Gendry into her custody, delivering two sacks of gold to them. Edmure is forced to marry Walder Frey's daughter to help Robb. Theon Greyjoy continues to be tortured and loses his little finger. Jon Snow, Ygritte and the wildling party climb the Wall, but when the ice cracks, they almost die.

"The Climb" is an average episode of Game of Thrones, where the most exciting part is the climbing of the Wall. The rest is the usual plots, this time evolving marriages for alliances. Theon is getting what he deserves. My vote is seven.

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