Beltalowda – 313 – Abaddon’s Gate

Here to close out the season with the discussion of yet another excellent episode are Jim and…. Levi.  They may not be the hosts the podcast deserves, but they’re the hosts the podcast needs right now.  Seriously though, we have a great conversation and a lot of fun on this guest-hosted season finale.  Thank you to Levi for filling in this week.  Tune in next week for your regularly scheduled season wrapup.

Watching Dead – 816 – Wrath

Jim and A.Ron put AMC’s The Walking Dead to rest at the end of it’s eighth season, with the finale episode “Wrath”.  It’s not the worst episode of TWD, but it certainly isn’t a good one, and it ends on a puzzling conspiracy against Rick perpetrated by his closest friends.  There are crazy character flip flops involving Morgan, Eugene, even Jesus and Daryl get caught up in it, and we say, enough.  We’ll be back next week with a Podcast Fiesta Wrap Up Extravaganza with some of our fondest memories of the show, and this podcast we’ve been doing for the better part of a decade.  Want in? Send us an email or hit up the rocking and rolling wrap up thread on our forums.  

Game of Thrones – 707 – The Dragon and the Wolf – SpoiLore Edition

Jim and A.Ron consider some book-based speculation and theories from the latest episode of Game of Thrones!  If you’re a show-only watcher who doesn’t want any spoilers, it’s best to just skip this one.  Need to catch up?  Here’s a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure.

Game of Thrones – 707 – The Dragon and the Wolf

Jim and A.Ron develop their thoughts on the season finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “The Lion and the Wolf”.  Many were pleased, yet there are some lingering resentments.  We try to talk through why we thought Cersei’s scheming, Sansa and Arya’s collaboration, and the Night King’s ultimate plan to cross the wall made a lot of sense both from a plot and character standpoint, but we definitely leave room for people who have trouble looking past how we arrived there.  In the end, we both agree that the series is set for a thrilling and satisfying conclusion, and the DD’s have nearly twice the time to develop it.  Will they succeed?  Can Martin eventually do better? Join us next week as we wrap up our Season 7 coverage and try to answer these questions and more.  And don’t forget Friday, as we delve into the deeper meanings and book implications for the events of this season!  See you then.

Game of Thrones – 707 – The Dragon and the Wolf – Instant Take

Jim and A.Ron declare that the finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf”, did enough to, if not completely excuse the issues of the past few episodes, at least have us back to being fully excited and eager to see the story resume… probably  sometime in 2019.  That’s a long wait, and for as much grief we’ve given the Double D’s here and there, we’re really going to miss their show while it’s away.  But that’s just two guys opinions.  What did you think?  Tell us at the links below!  We’ll be back Tuesday for a full featured analysis and tons of feedback, then we’ll talk about how the finale impacts our understanding of book and show prophecies and predictions.  See you then!

Following The Leftovers – 308 – The Book of Nora

Jim, A.Ron, and hundreds of listeners grapple with their feelings about the series finale of HBO’s The Leftovers, “The Book of Nora”. Was it good just because it was a work of art that was brilliantly written, expertly acted and shot, and in it’s rigid adherence to ambiguity the most Leftovers Leftovers of all? Was it bad because it answered nothing, or everything, or betrayed characters we cared about or gave short shrift to, or invalidated what we felt about past episodes? The answer, more than usual, rests with the viewer, and everybody’s got thoughts. We try to capture as many as we can. But we also promise to return next week for more! One final podcast before we say goodbye to The Leftovers, forever. If that’s not worth of a Max Richter soundtrack, what the hell is?