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During Game of Thrones S03E03 Tyrion donates his squire Podrick a stay with three whores as a reward for his services, especially during the battle of Blackwater. But when he returns he gives the money back to Tyrion saying that they wouldn't take it, much to the wonder of Tyrion and Bronn:

Bronn: What did you tell them?
Podrick: I didn't tell them anything.
Tyrion: What did you do to them?
Podrick: Lots of things.
Tyrion: And they seemed to like these things?
Podrick: Yes, mylord.
Bronn: Of course they seemed to like it, they're paid to seem to like it.
Tyrion: Only they weren't paid.
Bronn: What you saying, those ladies enjoyed him so much they gave him the time for free?

But I wonder, was there anything more serious behind this scene or is Podrick really just an exceptionally good lover? While this question might seem trivial or speculative, I couldn't help but feel that this whole incident and conversation didn't contribute anything to the overall plot at all (especially in light of the IMHO rather minor role Podrick has in the story anyway). Yet, on the other hand Podrick's loyality doesn't seem in question when judging by the rest of the story so far, so it isn't too likely that he made some sinister deal either. So was this merely a little distraction or cheerful addition to Podrick's character or was there actually more to it that ties this scene in with the bigger picture (or maybe the source material is more elaborate)?

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Good question, but what about Podrick just lying about it? From what I recall of that set of scenes, I got that impression. –  DustinDavis Jul 7 '14 at 21:06
@DustinDavis I didn't think about that, especially since that money "was much more than [Tyrion] pays [him]", so he would have serious problems to get that together. Or do you mean he didn't actually sleep with the whores at all? –  Napoleon Wilson Jul 7 '14 at 21:08
While I don't recall if he returned the money, if not, maybe he wanted to keep it. But I meant maybe he didn't sleep with the whores at all. The reason for lying I don't know, but speculate to boast about his "talents". –  DustinDavis Jul 7 '14 at 21:23
The implication is that he's extremely well endowed. –  RedSirius Jul 8 '14 at 10:05
Or it might have been that the whores wanted to have a joke at Tyrion's expense, knowing that he would spend many sleepless nights wondering about it :)) –  Luaan Jul 10 '14 at 13:46

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There's probably no deeper meaning to it

Podrick is pretty much seen as the comedic sidekick. In both the books and the TV show he is the unfortunate recipient of plenty of witty quips (mostly by Tyrion), even the fandom have picked him up as a funny meme of sort ("I blame Pod" is very widespread among fans). Also, the incident with the whores never happened in the books. However, what did happen in both books and show was Pod showing his true mettle during the Battle of the Blackwater.

This leads me to believe that it's just poking fun at Pod while also giving the impression that there's more depth to Pod than a bungling squire.

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You might not have watched it yet, but in the season finale Podrick went to the courtyard to tell Tyrion there was a family meeting going on, and a couple of girls giggled and said, "Ooh, that’s him!", indicating that his reputation is spreading by word of mouth. I think the in-universe answer is supposed to be yes, Podrick really is a good lover.

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I have watched it, but didn't remember this. –  Napoleon Wilson Jul 7 '14 at 23:08
I interpreted it the same way as you, but then again I can't help but wonder if the whole thing is part of Tyrion's "thank you". Have the women give the money back so Pod thinks he's a stud, and spread word about his abilities so others do as well. –  Dean Jul 8 '14 at 17:21
@Dean Hmm, interesting. Maybe a bit too elaborate, but definitely an interesting theory. –  Napoleon Wilson Jul 9 '14 at 17:57

After watching that episode and reading the books i too have asked myself a couple of times what exactly Podrick did to those three whore and the thing is i've come to believe that maybe he really didn't do anything. What if it was just the other way around.

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If he was a very bad lover, why would the whores return the money? –  svick Jul 8 '14 at 14:30

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