Game of Thrones Re-Watch: The Climb

The next season of Game of Thrones starts July 16.  As preparation, I’m re-watching the first six seasons of the show. Below are 10 thoughts I had while watching the sixth episode of season three, “The Climb.” Spoilers for the entire series, but for this episode in particular.

Ygritte and Jon Snow in The Climb

  1. It’s a wonder Meera and Osha didn’t kill each other within ten minutes of meeting.
  2. We get more foreshadowing that Melisandre will bring Jon back from the dead in season six when she visits Thoros in this episode.
  3. The scenes with Jon and the wildings climbing the Wall are shot so beautifully. I can’t imagine the work that went into them.
  4. God, every scene with Ramsay makes me long for the Battle of the Bastards to come.
  5. Looking back, the scene where Ramsay flays Theon’s finger is a hint as to his real identity.
  6. Edmure may be screwup, but it sucks that he’s forced into an arranged marriage because Robb weaseled out on his end of the deal. Still, I suppose it’s only fair considering how often women are forced into arranged marriages on this show.
  7. Olenna’s acceptance of Loras’s homosexuality is just another reason why I love her.
  8. Loras is so awkward around Sansa. I feel especially bad for him now that I know what misery is in store for him.
  9. Tywin really is a particular type breed of monster, managing to find a way to make the lives of four people Hell all at once simply for his own gain.
  10. Poor Ros! She didn’t deserve to go out like that.

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