“If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
I can’t believe season 3 of Game of Thrones is almost over. Seems like it just began. This week it seemed like everyone was on the move. While the Stark children (save Rob and Sansa) are all trying to make their way to see their brother Jon Snow at Castle Black, Jon is actually climbing the Wall with the Wildlings. As Theon Greyjoy continues to be tortured by Ramsey Bolton at Deepwood Mott, Tyrion and Cersei are being tortured with the prospect of marrying against their wishes. At Harrenhal, Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth discover that while Jaime is to be sent to his family in King’s Landing, Brienne is charged with abetting treason and will remain there. “The Climb” showed what can happen when people form strange alliances with those who are thought to be their enemy. Some of these alliances look more promising than others, but all hang by the most tenuous thread. As we head into the final four episodes of the season, it won’t be long before we find out which of these alliances bare fruit, and which rot on the vine.
“Lady Reed has got a stick stuck so far up her ass, it’s a wonder her feet can touch the ground.” Watching Bran listen to Osha and Maera argue over who skins rabbits was the best. These the headstrong women apparently have fought non-stop since they met, and it was interesting to see how much authority Bran has over them. While Bran wielding the power of his voice over the two women was intriguing, Jojen’s vision seizure was the most important part of the scene. Unlike Bran, Jojen has had the Greendreams for a long time, and they are taking their toll on his health. When watching Jojen writhe on the ground, Bran undoubtedly saw his future. (More…)