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The Climb



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


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen, Thoros
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Iain Glen
as Beric Dondarrion, Jorah Mormont
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 Hound" Clegane
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Clive Russell
as Brynden Tully
James Cosmo
as Brynden Tully, Jeor Mormont
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Stephen Dillane
as Edmure Tully, Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth, Tormund
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell, Ramsay Snow
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
as Lothar Frey
Tim Plester
as Black Walder Frey
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
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Critic reviews for The Climb

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.

March 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Two minutes of an ominous speech played over a montage of semi-related images does not make up for the slog of the previous hour.

March 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Way to go, show: you've got this huge, multifaceted symbol to work with, but in the end it still all comes down to "wow, we are really, really high up, and we're both really attractive; let's make out and pretend we're on the cover of a romance novel."

March 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Similar to last week's installment, this episode is heavy on the interpersonal exchanges, scheming and plotting that "Game of Thrones" does so well, this time tinged with even more of an air of desperation and terror.

March 27, 2016 | Full Review…

While the little pawns suffered and schemed, it was left to the grown-ups to provide "The Climb" with its best scene. Tywin Lannister vs. Olenna Tyrell was a heavyweight title bout without a single punch, a savage sword fight devoid of any blood.

March 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Certainly the effects, tension and story development carry the hour, with some big moments for Jon Snow and the Lannisters, thought "The Climb" suffers greatly from Game of Thrones' tendency to drift across narratives.

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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