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    Jon leaves Castle Black as Aemon passes away. Sam and Gilly are attacked by two black brothers but are saved by Ghost. Stannis' army are suffering in the snow but he insists they push on. Melissandre suggests that they use Shireen's blood. Sansa asks Reek to light the candle for her but he informs Ramsay who flays the old woman who set up the signal. Olenna goes to see Baelish after the High Sparrow refuses her entreaty. Cersei tells Tommen that she will talk to the High Sparrow but crows over Margaery instead. Instead the Sparrow has her thrown in a cell on Lancel's testimony. Myrcella doesn't want to leave with Jaime. Bronn seems to find the antidote to his poison. Jorah and Tyrion are sold to the same man whose fighting pit is visited by Dany. Daario asks Dany to marry him, suggests she slaughters the old masters and that she marry him.
    29 May 2015 - 12 comments
  • 55
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    Sansa marries Ramsay and Reek is forced to watch. Baelish arrives in Kings Landing lobbying to become Warden of the North. Ser Loras is tried before a synod and he and Margaery are imprisoned in front of Lady Olenna. Jaime, Bronn and the Sand Snakes fight over Myrcella before being captured. Tyrion and Jorah are captured by pirates and convince them to take them to Meereen. Arya discovers that she is not ready to become a faceless person.
    21 May 2015 - 10 comments - Podcast Available
  • 69
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    Don visits Stephanie and goes on a retreat with her by the California coast. Joan offers Peggy a partnership in thier own company.
    20 May 2015 - 1 comments
  • 67
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    Jon asks Tormund to lead his people south. Tormund insists that Jon go with him. Stannis sets off for Winterfell. Sansa runs into Miranda and Reek. Dany threatens the leaders of Meereen but ends up agreeing to reopen the fighting pits and marrying Hizdahr zo Loraq. Jorah takes Tyrion through the ruins of old Valyria and they are attacked by the Stone Men.
    17 May 2015 - 11 comments - Podcast Available
  • 67
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    Duck runs into Pete and asks for a favour. Don's car breaks down and he moved into a Kansas hotel for a week. Betty falls down at school and gets some terrible news from the doctor.
    12 May 2015
  • 68
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    Don walks out of a McCann meeting and heads off to find Diana. Joan struggles to deal with the boys club mentality at the new office while Peggy and Roger remain at the old SC&P office.
    5 May 2015
  • 57
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    Stannis affirms his love for Shireen. Melissandre tries to persuade Jon to come to Winterfell. Baelish returns to King's Landing. Cersei arms the Sparrows and they arrest Loras. Tommen is unable to free him. Jaime and Bronn land in Dorne and kill some guards. Ellaria plots to kill Myrcella. Tyrion recognises Ser Jorah and mocks his plans. The Sons of the Harpy coordinate an attack on the Unsullied.
    14 May 2015 - 10 comments - Podcast Available

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  • Hey, I have moved the Game of Thrones podcast (A Pod of Casts) to Libsyn (the dedicated podcast hosting service). This means that most of the links at thetvcritic. org to those podcasts won't work. Your Itunes subscription should work fine and if you prefer to download the files individually go here: http://apodofcasts. libsyn. com/. If you need to know the RSS feed address it's http://apodofcasts. libsyn. com/rss. If you want episode one of Season 5 right now then download from here: http://traffic. libsyn. com/apodofcasts/A_Pod_of_Casts_501_The_Wars_to_Come. mp3 If you are wondering why I don't get those links fixed then go back to the "Sort of Goodbye" Blog post.
    16 April 2015
  • *I may be gone for now but check out these podcasts:* The Angel Rewatch (with Derek and William)[https://theangelrewatch. wordpress. com/] Return to Stars Hollow: A Gilmore Girls Rewatch (with Cordia and Celeste)[http://returntostarshollow. blogspot. co. uk/] Trailerclash: The Movie Trailers Podcast (with Roberto and friends)[http://trailerclash. wordpress. com/] Hi everyone, As you can probably imagine producing podcasts takes a lot of time. An hour to watch the show, sometimes an hour to write, an hour to read and edit feedback, an hour to record, an hour to edit and post and prepare for the next one. Between "The Walking Dead" podcast and the Buffy Rewatch my spare time is well used up.
    5 September 2014 - 43 comments

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  • Fluids on The Gift
    ***POST PODCAST COMMENTS*** Wow! I loved this podcast. You guys hit it on the head with what’s wrong with Cersei and the High Sparrow scenes. There’s no series of feedback scenes from the popul...
    29 May 2015
  • Roberto on The Gift
    @Syrio Thank you! You know I had a sense this was explained in the books, but it's been so long since I read book 4 that I had forgotten this important fact. This context would go a long way into expl...
    29 May 2015
  • The TV Critic on The Gift
    Great commens guys. @Syrio thank you for the information, that does sound better and entirely plausible. @David only problem with that is that Tyrion might have died if kept in the box that long :-)
    29 May 2015
  • Syrio on The Gift
    I really object to Roberto implying that the weakness in this episode is due to the weakness in the source material. When in fact almost all of the weakness comes from straying from the source materi...
    29 May 2015

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