In the books, the war of the boy king is Catelyn’s story, subverting tropes of the dashing young hero who beats the odds and triumphs over all. She adds an emotional level to the story, as the mother who worries for her children, but she’s also a strategist and deeply pragmatic. She’s one of the few figures who realizes that they’re not merely playing at war, and understand what that must mean. In the show, however, Catelyn is merely the mother of the king, and no one wants to see what the mother is thinking or doing when the true hero is elsewhere.
This week on Westeros’ Next Top Model, the judges critique the latest fashion trend—appendage necklaces, why Ser Loras knows more about broaches and pins than all the other highborn lads and ladies, and the use of a certain lady of the night as a background prop in a twisted show (we won’t say whose).
Jon finally shows us all that he knows just where to put it.
WHAT’S UP NEXT WEEK
Episode 12: The Bear and the Maiden Fair (s3, ep7)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) exchanges gifts with a slave lord outside Yunkai. As Sansa (Sophie Turner) frets about her prospects, Shae (Sibel Kekilli) chafes at Tyrion’s (Peter Dinklage) new situation. Tywin counsels the king, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry (Joe Dempsie). Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) faces a formidable foe in Harrenhal.