706 – Beyond the Wall – 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.

706 – Beyond the Wall

HBO’s Game of Thrones episode 706, “Beyond the Wall” has been extremely polarizing for all of us fans, which, say what you will, isn’t something that you want to be saying about the penultimate episode of the penultimate season of the biggest TV show in the history of the world.  Are people too focused on picking nits?  Or has the storytelling really gone off the rails this season?  Whether we’re seeing the first signs of shark jumping or just hitting a rough patch remains to be seen, but we discuss the good, bad, and ugly of this week, including the many fine conversations between our heroes, saying good bye to characters both red shirted and beloved, and arrive at the conclusion of the fairly silly plan to convince Kings Landing to join in the fight against the Army of the Dead.  Next week will be better.  Please?

706 – Beyond the Wall – Instant Take

A.Ron and Jim are loving this episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall”, that is admittedly about 20% ridiculous and 80% pure awesome.  I know that 20% is going to bother a lot of you guys and gals, but come on!  So many epic things are happening!  Ice zombies! Dragons!  Ice zombie dragons?!?  Don’t worry about the logic of Jon’s plan, or his idea of fighting a ridiculous single man rear guard, or the Night King’s questionable targeting decisions.  In our book, when Game of Thrones follows the Rule of Cool, it tends to rule plain and simple.  Tell us why we’re wrong!  We’ll talk about it, at length, Tuesday.  See you then!