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The Climb


Critic Score

Critic Consensus: Tywin Lannister and Olenna Tyrell steal the show with their exquisite negotiation as "The Climb" builds towards the Wildlings' death-defying scaling of The Wall.

Episode Info

'The Climb.' (Season Three) Four Houses consider make-or-break alliances. Jon and the Wildlings face a daunting climb. Ends 09/02

Genre: Drama
Network: HBO
Air Date: May 5, 2013
Directed By:
Written By: ,


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen, ...
Nikolaj Coster-Walda...
as Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Iain Glen
as Beric Dondarrion, Jo...
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Paul Kaye
as Thoros
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Jerome Flynn
as Bronn, Orell
Rory McCann
as Osha, Sandor "The Ho...
Clive Russell
as Brynden Tully
James Cosmo
as Brynden Tully, Jeor ...
Stephen Dillane
as Edmure Tully, Stanni...
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth, Torm...
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell, Ram...
Michael McElhatton
as Roose Bolton
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Thomas Sangster
as Jojen Reed
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Tom Brooke (III)
as Lothar Frey
Tim Plester
as Black Walder Frey
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
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News & Interviews for The Climb

Critic reviews for The Climb

Color me pleasantly surprised that I ended up quite enjoying "The Climb." It does nothing more than get a bunch of pieces in place for the season's final plunge but it also did a lot of necessary character work.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
AV Club
Top Critic

Regrettably no Dany or her dragons this week, but all in all a very strong episode that dealt with a great many story lines and did well to try to tie them together.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
TV Fanatic

Despite the amount of time Game of Thrones spends with characters on the fringe... tonight's episode hammered home the series' most crucial point: All people are merely pawns for those in power to play with as they like.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
TV Equals

Last night's installment offered a rare chance for viewers to catch their breath. Having summited the treacherous surface of the season's first half, we can now make like Jon and Ygritte and look back at where we came from.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
The Atlantic
Top Critic

In the end, the episode integrates the characters at varying stages of the same figurative climb quite well.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016

Streamline this episode, cut away on storylines, try to wrap everything up in a neat thematic bow, and you'd lose that accumulation of detail, that range of emotion, that sense that each new scene can present you with an entirely new look at the world.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

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