Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 6 Hindi plans strategic unions for the Lannisters. Melisandre pays a visit to the Riverlands. Robb weighs a compromise to repair his alliance with House Frey. Roose Bolton decides what to do with Jaime Lannister. Jon, Ygritte, and the Wildlings face a daunting climb.
“The Climb” is the sixth episode of the third season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 26th episode of the series. Directed by Alik Sakharov and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, it aired on May 5, 2013.
The episode’s title comes from climbing of the wall by Jon Snow and Ygritte, and also the references from dialogue between Lord Petyr Baelish and Lord Varys.
The episode marks the final appearance of Esmé Bianco.
In King’s Landing
Tywin meets Olenna to discuss having Loras marry Cersei. They trade barbs about Cersei’s age and accusations of incest with Jaime, as well as Loras’ well-known homosexuality, before Tywin threatens to make Loras a knight of the Kingsguard, an order which renounces their right to inheritance and marriage. Olenna relents, and consents to the marriage of Loras and Cersei.
Sansa tries to get acquainted with Loras. Closely watching the situation, Cersei and Tyrion compare their impending marriages before Tyrion accuses Cersei of trying to have him killed during the Battle of the Blackwater. Tyrion deduces that it was in fact Joffrey who ordered Ser Mandon Moore to kill him, but Cersei tells him his life is not in danger from Joffrey now that Tywin is the Hand. Tyrion then goes to Sansa’s chamber, where he reveals to her and Shae that she will not wed Loras, but himself.
Varys finds Baelish in the throne room. Baelish tells Varys that he is aware of Varys’ arrangement with Ros, and that he has given her to Joffrey to kill for his pleasure. Later, Sansa watches tearfully as she sees Baelish leaving on a ship, realizing that her chances of leaving the capital have gone.
In the Riverlands
While Anguy helps Arya improve her archery, Arya spots Melisandre and a small group of Baratheon soldiers. Melisandre speaks to Thoros before he takes her inside the Brotherhood’s hideout. Melisandre is shocked when she learns of the six deaths of Beric, who asks her why she has come to them. She replies that the Brotherhood has someone the Lord of Light needs, and has her men take Gendry into her custody. Arya is disgusted on discovering the Brotherhood turned over Gendry partly because of Melisandre’s money. Arya confronts Melisandre and accuses her of being a witch. Melisandre, visibly unnerved by the young Stark, replies that Arya will “shut many eyes forever”, and that they will meet again one day.
At Riverrun, Robb and his advisors meet with Lame Lothar Frey and Black Walder Rivers to discuss an alliance with House Frey for his planned attack on Casterly Rock. The Freys carry Lord Walder Frey’s demands for an alliance, which includes a formal apology from Robb, the castle of Harrenhal and all of its lands and incomes, and for Edmure to marry Roslin Frey, one of Lord Frey’s daughters. Edmure is reluctant to marry a woman he has never met, but eventually agrees to go through with the arrangement.
Roose Bolton has dinner with Jaime and Brienne. Bolton tells Jaime he will send him to King’s Landing on the condition that Jaime swears to tell his father that Bolton had nothing to do with his maiming. Jaime assumes that Brienne will accompany him, but Bolton informs them that he intends to keep her with him, under arrest for abetting treason.
In the North
Tension rises at camp between Osha and Meera Reed before Bran defuses the situation. Jojen Reed has a seizure while sleeping, and Meera explains they are caused by his visions. When he wakes, Jojen tells Bran that in his vision he saw Jon surrounded by enemies.
Elsewhere, Theon’s captor awakens Theon to continue torturing him. The boy threatens to remove Theon’s little finger if he cannot guess his true identity and their current location. After several attempts, during which the boy flays part of Theon’s finger upon each wrong guess, Theon guesses that the boy is a Karstark and that he is being tortured at the Karhold as punishment for his betrayal of Robb. The boy acts for a moment as if the guess was right, but he continues flaying Theon’s finger, telling him that he was lying and that Theon’s torture is happening solely for the boy’s amusement. Theon eventually gives in and begs his torturer to remove his finger.
Beyond the Wall
Sam and Gilly stop to camp during their journey to the Wall, after having fled Craster’s Keep. Sam shows Gilly the dragonglass dagger he found at the Fist of the First Men and tells her about Castle Black.
At camp at the base of the Wall, the wildling party led by Tormund prepares to climb. Jon and Ygritte talk about their impending climb and their relationship. Ygritte reveals she is aware that Jon is still loyal to the Night’s Watch, but tells him their loyalty to each other is of greater significance, implying she joined Mance’s cause from self-interest rather than trust in him. While climbing, Ygritte strikes the Wall and causes a massive crack, which inadvertently causes an avalanche that kills a few members of the wildling party and leaves her and Jon hanging by their safety rope. Before Orell cuts the rope, Jon manages to secure himself to the Wall, saving Ygritte, and they later reach the top of the Wall together. Gazing out across the landscape of the lands beyond the Wall, they embrace and kiss.