TV Recap: Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 6

The Overthinkers recap Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 6, “The Climb.”

Peter Fenzel, Shana Mlawski, and Matthew Wrather recap Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 6, “The Climb.”

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2 Comments on “TV Recap: Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 6”

  1. patience is a virtue #

    Watching you guys now, so this is a bit bit-by-bit reactionish and ranty, but I hope you enjoy:

    Yes, it was Little Finger sailing away (note the Mocking Bird on the sail), meant to illustrate what he was saying in the monologue at that moment, i.e. that some folks have opportunities to climb, and they make mistakes – Sansa chose not to go with him, therefore she has certainly “missed the boat”.

    Also, was wondering what you thought of the climactic views from The Top scene at the end. We see Johnny and Egret struggling to The Top, in spite of betrayal, breathless, aweing views, embracing. My interp of the writers’ message:

    Climbing the ladder succesfully is not best about conquering chaos for the sake of power (as per the Neitzchian LF – AKA Little Fascist), but about love and wonder. The inadequte lie of the Realm (i.e. any organizing system) is best revealed when we reach the heights of beauty and love. Even if these too could be said to be human-made inventions, and perhaps fleeting – we’ll see if/how Johnny betrays love in episodes to come.

    As to Revolutionary France (creative and destructive chaos). The Wildings are the peasants (in France many of them were old school anti-clerical pagans, and their unrest arguable drove the revolutionary dynamic in Paris more than vice versa, although they get short-shrift in most history books because urban intellectuals write more shit down/leave more historical sources for later urban intellectuals to base history upon… but I digress). Pagan peasants only tenuously connected to an emergent centralized state. Their ways are not portrayed by GoT (and SoIaF?) as democratic except in an Anarchic-sense. It is Libertarian survival of the fittest. Dog eat dog. As Peter/the Hound said, “if someone is stronger than you and has a knife…”

    This is a little harsh on the pagan peasantry, but pretty status quo from a modernist perspective. And pretty harsh on democratic Anarchists, but pretty status quo from a Republican perspective.


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