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The Climb 

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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.


Alik Sakharov


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Joe Dempsie ... Gendry


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) See more »

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Box Office


GBP4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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. 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 »


[Melisandre enters the Brotherhood's hideout unannounced]
Beric Dondarrion: Forgive my manners. I don't see many ladies these days.
Thoros of Myr: Lucky for the ladies.
[Melisandre walks over to Beric and examines his scars]
Melisandre: [to Thoros] How many times has the Lord brought him back?
Thoros of Myr: Six.
[Melisandre looks shocked]
Melisandre: [in High Valyrian] That's not possible.
Thoros of Myr: [in High Valyrian] The Lord has smiled upon me.
Melisandre: [in High Valyrian] You should not have this power.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Eastwatch (2017) See more »


Main Title
Written by Ramin Djawadi
Performed by Czech Film Orchestra and Choir
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Another solid episode for Season 3

The Climb is another solid episode for Season 3 even if it didn't live up to episode 4. My only quibble is that the plot advancement in some scenes were a bit rushed and could've used some fixing by keeping it slow and steady. That's what I would've liked. Maybe there are some deleted scenes, but I'll see if I could find them.

Anyway, everything else turned out great. The performances are still solid, the relationships continue to shine, the music score and scenery are still beautiful and gorgeous, the directing is superb, the story/script is still well-written, and the editing is still sharp. And that's all I have to say, so, this is another solid episode and looking forward to review the last four. :)

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