Game of Thrones – Season 2: Episodes 8 and 9 Podcast

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Time Stamps
0:00 – Introduction
0:51 – Resolving the Ep. 7 cliffhanger, and which characters understand leverage?
4:41 – Arya, the clever Stark
6:31 – The Blackwater battle
13:02 – Cersei, power, and Sansa
17:30 – Odds & Ends
19:51 – Wrap-up

Episode Length: 20:50

Disclaimer: Neither of us have read beyond the first novel in the Song of Ice and Fire series, and therefore our discussion of the events and predictions for future episodes are exclusively based on the events depicted in the HBO series.

After nearly two full seasons, Game of Thrones finally delivered the epic battle that fans have been craving. And “Blackwater” did not disappoint! In this week’s podcast, we discuss a few interesting developments from episode 8 such as the resolution of the Bran/Rickon cliffhanger, how well the young men of Westeros understand leverage and how Arya used her final name for Jaqen H’ghar. Most importantly, we also give our thoughts on episode 9, “Blackwater,” focusing not just on the epicness of the battle scenes (and oh yes, they were pretty epic!), but also examining the complicated journey Cersei’s character seems to be on, including her “relationship” with Sansa.

Let us know what you think after listening to the podcast! Leave us a comment here or tweet us. You can also visit our newly launched Facebook page and leave a comment there! We love feedback and will respond either with a comment or in our next published show.

Also, to read our thoughts about the events of season 1, follow the link here.

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