"Game of Thrones" The Climb (TV Episode 2013) Poster

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It is the first time that the Valyrian phrase "Valar Morghulis" is given its proper response "Valar Dohaeris" on-screen.
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".
The conversation between Thoros and Melisandre is the first time High Valyrian has been identified as such, and also the first time it featured in an extended dialogue.
In the book, once Jon and Ygritte reach the top of the Wall, she reveals what was the secret power that the Wildlings were looking for in the Frostfangs: the legendary Horn of Winter, which was used many years ago by the King-Beyond-the-Wall Joruman to wake giants from the earth. Ygritte and Mance Rayder claim that blowing the horn will also destroy the Wall.
In the book, Tywin offers to marry Cersei to not to Loras but to Willas Tyrell, Loras' elder brother. Loras is forbidden of marriage since he is a member of the Kingsguard.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In the novels, the Brotherhood Without Banners never encounters Melisandre, and Gendry is not sold to her and remains with the Brotherhood and is eventually knighted. Gendry's story line was combined with Edric Storm, another bastard son of Robert Baratheon, who is captured by Stannis and Melisandre.

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