Another week, another episode of History of Westeros! Ashaya was unable to appear today, so Aziz and Sean break down the transitional and controversial S04E03 of Game of Thrones. The discussion revolves around power dynamics, likable characters doing unlikable things, and how initial reactions can evolve quite a bit after gaining some perspective. As always, we illuminate the backstory and explain the subtleties, keeping you prepared for the next episode and beyond!
Sean is an Unsullied TV viewer whose unspoiled perceptions are quite the contrast to HoW’s thorough Game of Thrones education, and this makes the review unique. Sean is an insightful reviewer who first joined us in our Red Wedding discussion episode, and has been our previous two Season 4 episode: episode 1 and episode 2.
I don’t think I can kill a hundred wildlings.
The ominous they.
If you’re a famous smuggler, you’re not doing it right.
You’re the worst shit in the Seven Kingdoms.
Every scene (and there were a lot) of S04E03 is discussed, what we liked and didn’t like, noting interesting but non-spoiler comparisons to the books. As usual there is special attention paid to hidden detail and backstory.
Sean is asked to make a few predictions, while Aziz struggles not to tell him how right or wrong he is!
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