Sunday, May 12, 2013

Discussing Game of Thrones: The Climb

* Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen “The Climb.”

This is already the sixth episode out of ten for the season—nooooo! It’s going way too fast!

The Skinning Knives Are Out

Ah, the joys of traveling together and getting on each other’s nerves. Osha and Meera argue over the right way to skin a rabbit as Bran tries to broker peace. The ladies reach an uneasy truce when Jojen, who’s having one of his visions, draws everyone’s attention. He tells the group that he saw Jon Snow, who was on the wrong side of the Wall . . . .

If Rock Wall Climbing Isn’t Challenging Enough, There’s Always Ice Wall Climbing

You couldn’t pay me to scale the Wall for anything. I would have passed out just looking up at it. Orell is such a turd—nice of him to cut Ygritte and Jon’s tether as they dangled in midair.

I Thought I Signed Up to Be a Smith!

Poor Gendry! He’s all ready to make weapons and armor for the Brotherhood when, BAM! Creepy Melisandre shows up, hands the Brotherhood some gold, and off she goes with Gendry in chains. This wasn’t in the books—Melisandre had her eye on another of Robert Baratheon’s bastards, Edric Storm. It’ll be interesting to see where this plotline goes.

The Skinning Knives Are Out, Part 2

I’m squeamish, and I couldn’t watch most of this scene between Theon and his mystery captor, who’s one of the sickest characters ever. And on a show with no shortage of sickos, that’s really saying something. The show is really taking its time with the “Guess Who I Am?” aspect of this story; I’m wondering if those who haven’t read the books will find out who this guy is before the season’s end.

Who Will Lady Olenna Visit This Week?

Why, it’s none other than Lord Tywin! It seems that she has a sit-down chat with a different character every week, not that I’m complaining, because I love Lady Olenna! I loved this scene, especially when she snapped Lord Tywin’s quill in half.

Who, Me? Yes, You, Edmure!

This guy is such a doofus. It’s too bad the Blackfish isn’t Lord of Riverrun because Edmure doesn’t strike me as the intelligent type. Speaking of the Blackfish, I love this man more every time he’s on screen. “The laws of my fist are about to compel your teeth.” Hahahaha!!!!

My Hatred of Littlefinger, Part 999

I was kind of hoping that he’d trip and fall face first on the Iron Throne and, you know, impale himself. Littlefinger’s arrogance about how smart he perceives himself to be is a thousand times more unbearable than Cersei’s arrogance about how clever she thinks she is. #TeamVarys

Well, This Is an Awkward Dinner

Brienne looked like she was about to put her dinner knife right between Roose Bolton’s eyes, and he deserved it just for making her wear that hideous dress alone, never mind what an ass he was being to Jaime. I LOVED how she and Jaime appeared to be a team, united against the skeevy Bolton. What is this nonsense that Brienne is going to be tried for abetting treason? Oh, hellll nooo! Jaime, do something!

Things We Learned from This Episode

  • Osha’s signature way of greeting you for the first time is holding a knife to your throat.
  • If you’re going to go Wall climbing, do not pick Orell as your climbing buddy!

In the Next Episode

Attention fellow Jaime and Brienne fans: if what I think is going to happen in the next episode happens, you seriously do not want to miss it. I’ve been waiting to see this moment adapted for television for almost two years, since I first read A Storm of Swords. So far, the show has never let me down in bringing the biggest events from the books to life, so this is probably my most anticipated episode of this season.


  1. How did you guys not mention the Sansa/Tyrion development?! LOL. Probably one of the biggest shocks I had when reading SoS and that's saying ALOT. LOL.

    1. I think it was in last week's post for Kissed by Fire, when Lord Tywin ordered his kids around and berated them for not upholding the Lannister legacy. I was running a tad late with this week's post and jotted down whatever I remembered off the top of my head. I really need to start taking notes while watching each episode, lol.


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