Game Of Thrones Season 3: Access' Guide To Episode 306's Big Moments & Highlights

For the first time this season, "Game of Thrones" didn't introduce any new main or main-adjacent characters in Sunday's episode.

So, with no new characters to run down like we usually do on AccessHollywood.com , tonight we're recapping the big moments that shook the regular residents of Westeros and beyond in Episode 306, "The Climb."

The Reeds & Osha: Bran Stark's wildling nanny, Osha, and spear-proficient Meera Reed got into an argument over skinning rabbits. "It's a quite difficult skill," Ellie Kendrick, who plays Meera, told AccessHollywood.com of the task, which likely had a fair few viewers squirming. "I never realized how hard it was. ... It's all very gory." Aside from the gruesome rabbit moment, which Natalia Tena, who plays Osha, also addressed with Access in this interview at the show's LA premiere, the big development of their journey in 306 came via Jojen Reed. After returning from using his warg abilities to enter the mind of an animal, he reported to young Bran Stark that he saw Bran's brother -- Jon Snow -- on the other side of The Wall, surrounded by enemies.

PHOTOS: 'Game Of Thrones' Who Is Who? The Photo Guide

Jon Snow: Jon may be with the wildlings (the enemies Jojen spoke of), but Ygritte revealed she knows Jon hasn't actually become one of them. After promising to keep his secret, Ygritte tells Jon she expects him to stay true to her. "I'm your woman now, Jon Snow. You're going to be loyal to your woman," she notes. Later, while climbing The Wall, disaster strikes and Jon and Ygritte are left dangling hundreds of feet above the ground. The wildling and warg Orell, who clearly dislikes Jon, cuts the rope that holds them. Before the lovers can plunge to their death, Jon shows off his hero skills by swinging to the side, pummeling his axe into a chunk of the ice and saving them. Orell looks less than pleased when the couple makes it to the top of The Wall at the end of the episode and kiss.

Melisandre & Gendry: Stannis Baratheon is still aching for the crown, and Melisandre seems to have carte blanche to do what she wants to help him get it. Earlier this season, Stannis wanted her to wield more magic and give him another son (like the shadow baby that killed Renly Baratheon in Season 2). At the time, Melisandre told Stannis he was too weak. She also suggested more royal blood was out there. Enter Gendry. For those who may have forgotten, in Season 1, Ned Stark actually figured out that Gendry was the bastard son of King Robert Baratheon. Last year, in this interview, Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry, shared his thoughts with Access about why his character hasn't figured out who he is. "He knows that there's something up. He knows that Jon Arryn came to see him as Hand of the King and ended up dead and then Ned Stark, and the same thing happened," Joe said at the time. "His world has been so far removed from anything that could even compare to being the son of the King. I think if someone told him, I think if he found out, if he discovered his true parentage, I think he would be shocked. But I think that'd he'd believe it.

PHOTOS: 'Game Of Thrones' Stars In Street Clothes

Arya Stark: Before she left with Gendry, Melisandre marveled while staring at Arya Stark. "I see a darkness in you," the red priestess commented. She also said (to Arya) she saw eyes of different colors -- "eyes, you'll shut forever." "We will meet again," Melisandre told the young Stark as she left.

Robb Stark & Edmure Tully: In Season 2, Robb Stark married a girl he met on the battlefield - Talisa. Problem was, in Season 1, in order for the Stark armies to cross The Twins, his mother, Catelyn Stark, made a deal with Lord Walder Frey (who owns the bridge castles) -- Robb would have to marry one of his daughters. Robb didn't like it, but said he'd honor the bargain. He didn't, so in this episode, with Robb now wanting help from The Frey army, two of the Freys came to Riverrun with Lord Frey's demands. One of the demands is Lord Frey wants Harrenhal. His second demand is that Edmure Tully (Robb's uncle, and Catelyn's brother) marry his daughter, Roslyn, 19 as a sort of make good. "You're paying for my sins, uncle," Robb said, after Edmure reluctantly agreed. "It's not fair, or right. I'll remember it."

Theon Greyjoy: The mystery of who is torturing Theon continues for non-readers. As his pinky was being flayed, "The Boy," as HBO has called him thus far, let Theon play a guessing game about who he is. Theon guessed he is a Karstark (note: Robb took off Lord Rikard Karstark's head last week). First "Boy" said he was right. Later, he said he (Boy) is a liar.

Tyrion Lannister: He was scarred in the Battle of Blackwater when Ser Mandon Moore attempted to kill him, and in Episode 306, Tyrion finally figured out who was behind the hit. When his older sister, Cersei Lannister, wouldn't answer his questions, Tyrion figured out that it was King Joffrey who ordered Ser Mandon to kill him. Later, Tyrion had to approach Sansa Stark and his mistress, Shae (who is serving as Sansa's handmaiden), and tell them both that he is now betrothed to Sansa. "This is awkward," he started. Although they didn't actually show Tyrion making the revelation (or Shae's immediate reaction), Sansa, later on, is spotted in floods of tears as she watches Littlefinger's boat (a boat she could have been on) sail away.

WATCH IT NOW: Maisie Williams Dishes On How Her Life Has Changed & 'GOT' Season 3

King Joffrey Baratheon: It appears the child of twins Cersei and Jaime Lannister is more sadistic than first thought. Ros, the prostitute-turned-manageress of Littlefinger's brothel, was traded to the King, who killed her, brutally, with his crossbow. Littlefinger made the deal because he realized Ros had betrayed him and told Lord Varys about his plans to take Sansa with him when he left for The Eerie.

"Game of Thrones" airs Sundays at 9 PM on HBO.

-- Jolie Lash

Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Loading...

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • 'Downton' producer doesn't shut door on big-screen film
    'Downton' producer doesn't shut door on big-screen film

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With "Downton Abbey" coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility. …

  • 'Downton Abbey' to get a float in the 2016 Rose Bowl parade
    'Downton Abbey' to get a float in the 2016 Rose Bowl parade

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Maggie Smith's character on "Downton Abbey" might find the pomp and circumstance uncomfortable, but the PBS show is getting its own float in the Rose Parade, two days before the premiere of its sixth and final season on Jan. 3. …

  • Zayn's 'Big Love' For One Direction
    Zayn's 'Big Love' For One Direction

    Zayn Malik has given a sweet shout-out to his former "One Direction" bandmates. Zayn's congratulatory words come just days after he announced a new record deal with RCA, and ignited a bit of blowback with an "explanation" for his departure from One Direction in March. …

  • Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral
    Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky. …

  • Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years
    Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

    PHOENIX (AP) — Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over — he's going to release his first album in 15 years. …

  • Correction: TV-MSNBC-Shows Canceled story
    Correction: TV-MSNBC-Shows Canceled story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 30 about MSNBC canceling 3 daytime shows, The Associated Press implied that Ari Melber was named the network's chief legal correspondent last week. He was named to the position in April. …

  • 'Downton Abbey': Cast, EP Talk End
    'Downton Abbey': Cast, EP Talk End

    "Downton Abbey" returns in January for its sixth and final season, and fans have creator Julian Fellowes to thank for concluding it later than was originally planned. "Rather than being curtailed it was extended," star Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham/Robert) told reporters on Saturday at the Masterpiece on PBS "Downton Abbey" panel at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour. Shooting on the final season of "Downton" is currently underway, with filming set to conclude for good on August …

  • At 93, TV producer Lear seeks to keep pushing boundaries
    At 93, TV producer Lear seeks to keep pushing boundaries

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Veteran TV producer Norman Lear of "All in the Family" fame is looking ahead to his next groundbreaking series. …

  • Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Celebrity News - Fri, Feb 20, 2015 1:47 AM PHT
    Beyonce's unretouched L'Oreal photos only latest in her long history of Photoshop controvers …

    Beyonce’s #Flawless image is embroiled in controversy once again. On Wednesday, a web site called The Beyonce World leaked 224 allegedly raw photos of the musician. The images showed Bey in full makeup for the 2013 L’Oreal ad campaign — but with the kinds of “imperfections” we all have — beauty marks, bumps, creases. In the wake of Cindy Crawford’s unretouched photos, the images have been praised by critics of a beauty industry that sets impossibly high standards, standards that Queen Bey …

  • Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    omg - Sat, Feb 14, 2015 12:14 AM PHT
    Taylor Swift reveals ‘Style’ video

    The 25-year-old released the video for her third cut from platinum selling album 1989. …

  • My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    Write Away - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 2:29 PM PHT
    My mother-in-law’s personal encounter with the pope

    For my mother-in-law Mrs. Elsa Yrastorza Yuzon, flying and soaring in the skies is part of her normal routine. But it reached new heights when Pope Francis boarded Shepherd One. …