Sansa is now a pup alone, surrounded by lions. Joffrey is a monster and Cersei rules in his name. Will Ned’s daughter be savvy enough to recognize the Hound and Tyrion as allies? Jan Doolittle Wilson returns to talk it over. Then historian Iain MacInnis discusses House of the Dragon and historical parallels.
Prof. Brian Pavlac explains how oaths fealty worked between lords and kings. Then Steve accidentally predicts Tyrion’s final scene in the show.
Medievalist Danielle Alesi talks about Sansa’s budding political ambition. Steve talks about the resurrection of Jon Snow. Then Anthony reveals a bit of House of the Dragon gossip (no spoilers).
Stephanie Barbé Hammer discusses Sansa’s budding political perception. Steve is unimpressed with sports in Mereen. Anthony shares his email exchanges with Elio Garcia and Carol Parrish Jamison about knights.
Linda Antonsson (GRRM’s co-author) covers the Hand’s Tourney. Medievalist Jana Mathews talks more about guest right. Steve and Anthony dissect the intricacies of the season three finale. And Anthony talks about named weapons in medieval literature and Game of Thrones.
A.Ron and Anthony disagree on who among the HBO cast is the worst actor. Medievalist Jana Matthews talks about Joffrey’s metaphorical sword and Sansa’s metaphorical box. Steve discusses the proper etiquette of decapitation and what to do with unwanted projectile spittle.