Here we are again, fans of Westeros! I was underwhelmed by episode 5 of Game of Thrones, "The Climb" so I decided to roll it into my recap of the most recent ep, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair". They were two okay outings, with a few standout moments. Here we go!
We very briefly see Samwell and the woman and baby he rescued from the incest compound. It's a pretty dull scene! He gives her an arrowhead, and he sings a little. They seem very alone in the cold snowy woods.
Very short scene with Bran, Tonks, and their new redhead warg friend. The redheaded boy has a seizure while having a vision; apparently the visions take their toll. He sees Jon Snow and the wilding group in his vision, however. More on him later!
Arya & the worshippers of the Lord of Light
Well, Arya is still miserable since the Red Woman rolls into camp making all sorts of proclamations and demands. Maybe someday Arya will shut her up for good! For now, the RW is impressed that Beric has been brought back from the dead no less than six times. Beric doesn't sound that thrilled – he says all there is on the 'other side' is darkness. The RW doesn't really believe him, though. Then she demands they hand over Gendry, bastard of King Robert. For a bag of gold, they willingly oblige despite Arya's angry cries and protests. Gendry himself does not want to leave either. The RW pauses a moment to tell Arya that she will kill people, and that they (Arya and the RW) will one day meet again. Creepy!
Robb isn't have the best time of it. He sees some representatives from House Frey, who want an apology and also Harrenhal (oh, is that all?). Robb says that while he won't marry the lord's daughter, his uncle (Catlin's brother) will do so. He ain't thrilled! He refuses at first but then agrees.
Theon is still tied up in this tedious storyline. The jerk holding him captive says some stuff about being a Karstark (the lord of which was beheaded by Robb earlier, as you may recall), but then says he could be lying. He cuts off Theon's pinkie finger to much screaming. Ugh can Theon please just die already?
Jamie and Brienne
Jamie is still at Harrenhal, and his stump is healed slightly. Brienne is stuck in her pink dress, and the two of them are bargaining for freedom. They are told that Jamie is going back to his father, as a show of good faith, but Brienne must stay for ransom (of the supposed thousands of sapphires her dad owns). Sigh. Jamie's lie is going to come back and bite his ass! Or hers.
Hit the jump for the full recap!