There is another somewhat famous valyrian blade in the books: a valyrian arakh (the dothraki half-sword half-scythe), wielded by a sellsword captain called Caggo Corpsekiller, who was last seen in A Dance with Dragons in Meerenn during its siege. IF the show decide to make it appear, I’d bet it would be with Daario Naharis, should he go to Westeros somehow.
– Thiago Waldhelm
The little “E” at the end of your podcast means you can use profanity. You didn’t have to bleep out “dick”.
– Nick B
I don’t want to take anything away from Battle of the Bastards, and in fact I agree that it is one of the better battles of the series. However, I think the “force field” that prevents major characters from being hurt or killed in movies like Rambo, etc, was, in my opinion, nowhere else more present than in the BotB. If I remember more arrows were shot and landed in close proximity to Jon in that battle than all the arrows shot combined in the Burninator. – Greg
Jamie’s conversation about being spread too thin would lead us to believe only part of the train was destroyed, which would leave true rest of it as easy pickings. Olenna is pronounced OH LEN AH God’s woods is The God’s Wood There was one more in the latest but I can’t remember now. It’ll come to me 😉 Just discovered your podcast. Love it. Except for mispronounciations, it’s Perry but as a book lover it’s really distracting. – Stephanie
Listening to Gene right now complaining about people who pick apart the minutia and physics of dragons flying… wasn’t he the one up in arms about how Bronn couldn’t possible operate the crossbow by himself? I call hypocrite. He picks apart the minutia all the time!!
– Tom (NYC)
Worst TV coverage podcast. Fuck Big D. – Jared Lorance
Your theme music sounds just like “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes. Was this on purpose? Love the show! – Noel
Ok not so much an umm actually but a question?? Is it “the night’s king” or “the night king”??? – Luke
Game of Thrones takes place in WESTEROS not WESTWORLD. Forgive me, I haven’t quite figured out whose voice belongs to whom yet, but one of you guys keeps calling Westeros Westworld and it’s driving me nuts!!!!! – Sarah
Was just listening to the episode 4 deep dive pod. You guys said Hodor and Sam were the only pure characters. Princess Shireen??
#UmActually Stannis told Sam about the cave. The dragon glass cave was common knowledge. It’s easy to assume no one explored it.
#umactually the message from Lysa to Cat came by rider, not a raven. #justsayin
My wife Jessica just turned me on to your “On the Throne” Podcast. She said to hit you up with my theories. Here you go. The no-brainer is that the books are a part of “A Song of Ice and Fire.” It was obvious right away that “Fire” refers to Daenerys Targaryen, but we only began to speculate that John Snow was the likely representative of “Ice.” Of course, his bastard blood is sure to be Targaryen-royal. This finally got some play when in the TV series John met with Daenerys. It seems like they are moving toward a conclusion of a John/Daenerys-ruled 7 kingdoms fighting the White Walkers.
Before they solidify their victory, however, they have to take down Cersei and Jamie. The resolution I would like to see here is as follows: Cersei, knowing that she’s about to lose the final battle at King’s Landing, becomes the preverbal Mad Queen–bat-shit-crazy, and commands the city be burnt down with wildfire. Jamie, torn between his love for Cersei and saving the city, again chooses to do the right thing, thus adding Queen-slayer to his title. He kills her and then kills himself as he can’t live without her.
In the process, Brianne of Tarth becomes Queens Guard to Daenerys, and she finishes off writing about Jamie’s exploits including how he killed the Mad King to save the realm, and then added regicide by killing his sister, the Mad Queen, again saving the realm. That would be sweet don’t you think?
Hey just a little tidbit about Danys dragon riding moves, dragons aren’t like horses, they know they are dragons (very strong and hostile), there is really no controlling what they do. Once Dany jumps on from there it’s pretty much Drogons choice. At least in the book she says Drogon steers toward danger to attack rather than flee. Love the show.
Thanks for the work y’all have done this season on Game of Thrones. It’s the first season I’m listening to a podcast on the show for 2 reasons. 1) I never was a huge fan of the existing podcasts. and 2) I listened to every one of your Westworld podcasts, and it was beyond entertaining and insightful. You guys even got me to watch the old movie prior to the show’s official airing.
Anyway, here’s my pet peeve that is along the lines of the cliff hanger trope — which I agree are terrible. They are the Applebees of TV writing. They work fine for big audiences, but anyone with good taste finds them repulsive. My friends think I’m crazy but, there’s another horrible trope that Game of Thrones is pretty guilty of, and that is whenever a main character is in a sword fight, and his assailant has him on the ropes. He’s about to die when another character (that we know) happens to be in the right place at exactly the right time to stab said assailant in the back. This happened this week with Dickon and Jaime, it happened with Howland Reed and Ned, it happened with Tyrion and Poddrick, and it’s happened many more times throughout the course of the series. I’ve always been bothered by this, and wondered why no one ever talks about it. I’m writing to you guys, because I can no longer stomach elevator conversations in TV and cinema after listening to your Westworld podcast, (so thanks for that), and this is along those same lines. Both are overused plot devices that, to me, come off as lazy writing.
When you guys were discussing the times Littlefinger betrayed the Starks you mentioned Harrenhall & him marrying Sansa to Ramsey Bolton. Ummm actually you missed the first and the most major time Littlefinger betrayed the Starks. In season 1 episode 7 Ned has a conversation with Littlefinger in the tower of the hand, Ned tells him that King Robert has no true heirs to the throne and Stannis is the next line to the throne. Ned asks Littlefinger for the support of the city watch when he confronts Cersei and her Lannister soldiers, Baelish tells Ned he has the support of the city watch. Later in the throne room when Ned confronts Cersei and Joffery the city watch turn on Ned and his men allowing the Lannisters to take Ned as a prisoner for treason. Littlefinger even holds a dagger to Ned Stark’s throat and says “I did warn you not to trust me.” Littlefinger is then rewarded by the crown with Harrenhall. Once Robb hears that Ned is being held as a prisoner in the dungeons below the red keep he calls his bannermen to fight the Lannisters and rescue his father and sisters.
Prior to that you were discussing how Littlefinger started the war of the 5 kings as he claimed to Bran in the most recent episode and you all mentioned the death of Jon Arryn and the attempted assassination on Bran’s life. While it can be argued that Jon Arryn’s death is what got all the wheels turning, Littlefinger merely played a small part in that (acquiring the poison for Lysa) It was Lysa Arryn who truly wanted Jon Arryn dead, she couldn’t bear to part with her son Robin. Jon, his father planned to send him to Dragonstone to be fostered by Stannis. Littlefinger helped Lysa to kill Jon Arryn for a number of resaons: 1. To free Lysa & make her available for marriage to himself. 2. To prevent Jon Arryn from telling King Robert the true parentage of Joffery, Marcella, and Tommen. 3. To pit the Starks and Lannisters against each other.
Littlefinger only acts to promote Littlefiner, it has been seen in the seasons and he has said it himself. You also mentioned the attempt of Bran’s life, although it has yet to be determined who sent the assassin to kill Bran, some think it was Joffery. I think it could be argued that when Robb called his bannermen and rode south to save his father & sisters & declared himself King of the North the war had begun. Since it was Littlefingers betrayal of Ned Stark that led to his imprisonment, it can be said that he did in fact start the war of the 5 kings indirectly.
Just thought I should point out the Ned Stark betrayal out since it spiraled and caused so much to happen after that.