We got a lot of answers in the finale. But were they satisfying answers? Listen in on some of the closing theories about this season and the next. Are there more half-elves running around? Will Jeff Bezos make a cameo? A.Ron has a Swedish Death Metal song for you. And don’t forget to send in your feedback for the final wrapup episode.
David has returned and his veil has been lifted! David and John discussed their hot takes for Episode 8 and then deep dive into the lore around Sauron’s near redemption, the forging of the Rings of Power, and the coming of the Istari. They tied up the episode with some listener feedback about accents, character motivations, and the reception of the show before discussing the future plans for the Lorehounds.
The power has been restored to this show. Great sacrifices are made, destinies intertwined, and identities revealed. Though original Tolkien lore was trampled a bit, it was a job well done all around. We’re looking forward to seeing our heroes and villains in the next season. And don’t miss the feedback and wrap up episode next week!
King Jimherys and Ser A.Ron are keepin’ it leal. Though Team Black is looking pretty cool, we’re trying to give Team Green a fair shake. Is GRRM fixing the universe’s history? Could abdication have saved the realm? And did any of us really believe that Rhaenys was over not getting the crown?
This is the sizzle before the scorching fire. Is Viserys your favorite character now, too? Alicent is more dangerous than before. Rhaenyra and Daemon are already quite the pair. Having twins in the Kingsguard was clearly a play by Viserys to have his own campy 90s movie setup. And could someone write a concise guide to the names of these characters? Jim has had enough.
John was joined by Aron from Bald Move to discuss the whereabouts of Celeborn, the words of Meteor Man, and production updates on Season 2. John received the last audio diary from David before he returns for the season finale next week. Then, Craig from the Legendarium Podcast and John discussed their thoughts on the Silmarillion, Silmaril Trees, and Uncle Benjen’s transformation into an Orc. Finally, Aron and John took on some listener feedback.
We’re careening towards the end of the first season of HOTD and the drama just keeps getting hotter. A.Ron warms up to the Melisandre theory. Who is under the Assassin’s Creed cloak? Did you know that dragon eggs each come with a matching leather purse?
Whether you’re mourning or celebrating this season, tune in for Jim and A.Ron’s lively discussion on the season finale. In the words of Dylan Thomas, we’re asking this show “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against what this new acquisition might do to you.” If it doesn’t get a season 5, just could consider this show on a recursive loop.
The feels are running high in this episode. Sympathy for Danny? Believe it or not, you’ll feel it! Russians crying over American counterparts? It’ll tug your heartstrings. The eggheads get their badass moments to shine which confirms our personal theory that nerds are cool too.
Ouch. A lot of people avoided becoming chunky salsa, and we’re actually disappointed. The episode had to pack in A LOT of information to wrap up the season full of psychopaths and potential patricide. Between the smackdowns, The Deep’s stoic murder felt too tame and that’s when we know that The Boys has corrupted our brains. And, um, where did Stan Edgar go?! Next season looks like it might be a return to a similar place as Season 2.