Game of Thrones – 609 – Battle of the Bastards – Instant Take

Jim and A.Ron survey the horrors of war that is episode 609 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”, and proclaim it brutal, ultimately satisfying, if a tad predictable. There were no real surprises to be found tonight if you’ve been paying attention the past few weeks, but it’s still nice to see the end of some truly nasty regimes tonight, even if the casualties were high in both the statistical and personal sense. At this stage each loss of life is going to hurt in the war to come, that still awaits north of the wall. And we still don’t know the true cost of the hasty alliances made with the Greyjoys and Littlefinger’s Arryn forces. And will Sansa’s talk of “no one” be prophetic? We ponder all this and more in this Instant Take. Be sure to rejoin us on Tuesday for our complete scene by scene break down with tons of commentary from our fellow fans.

Game of Thrones – 608 – No One – Instant Take

Jim and A.Ron are not sure what to make of Arya’s plot tonight during the latest episode of Game of Thrones, “No One”. And yes, while the Mountain wrecking and Sandor chopping was admittedly cool, and the 30 seconds of Dany kind of made up for Tyrion’s stale comedy stylings, and far be it from us to look askance at any scene where Jaime and Brienne make moon eyes at each other and speak of honor, we’re kind of bummed that the King and High Sparrow seems to have dumped a bucket of cold water on our Cleganebowl hopes. No man is as accursed as a Hypeslayer, Tommen.

Game of Thrones – 607 – The Broken Man – Instant Take

Jim and A.Ron GOT HYPE!!! for the latest episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “The Broken Man”. Give a listen, and see if you’re hype meter doesn’t peg as well. So much to like. Jaime, Olena, and the Blackfish were on point tonight. The Double Ds built a draw bride. Some people live, some people die, and then some person is dying? Another shocker, or audience manipulation? We’ll have to wait a frustrating 7 days to find out, but in the meanwhile let’s debate! We’ll be our main cast a day early (Monday afternoon), so it’s off to the races for feedback, and of course we’ll be back Friday to collectively lose our minds in the SpoiLore podcast!

Game of Thrones – 606 – Blood of My Blood – Instant Take

Jim and A.Ron give their snap observations and opinions of the latest Game of Thrones episode, “Blood of My Blood”. One the one hand, it’s kind of classic “move the pieces around the chessboard” episode, but on the other hand, anyone who has said politics is boring has never seen a stump speech given while mounted on a dragon. Also, sword heists, Waif Watch, and The Bronn That is Promised! We’ll be back Tuesday with a whole lot more podcast and a big old bag of feedback. See you then!