Hammond Chamberlain has braved the entire series of Game of Thrones to be here to discuss the latest episode of season 5. Many evenings died, to bring you his opinion. Outside of Westeros, Joel has been watching the beautiful documentary, Planet Earth on Netflix.

Be sure to stick around after the credits for short Avengers: Age of Ultron a spoiler chat with Hammond and Alastair McFly.

Episode No: 146
Episode Title: Lighting Candles

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Game of Thrones – Winter is Coming Season 5

Game of Thrones Season 5 (wiki)
Season 5 Episode 04 – Sons Of The Harpy (wiki)Plot Summary:
The Sparrows seize Loras Tyrell, and Margaery is enraged, but Tommen proves too weak to arrange his release. Melisandre tries to seduce Jon Snow in an attempt to convince Snow to go to Winterfell with Stannis. In the crypts of Winterfell, Baelish reveals he has been summoned to return to King’s Landing by Cersei. Before leaving, he tries to dispel the misgivings of Sansa towards Ramsay Bolton, telling her Stannis will defeat the Boltons and rescue her. Bronn and Jaime land secretly in Dorne, and they kill four horsemen who come across them. Ellaria convinces the Sand Snakes to plan to avenge the death of Oberyn by abducting Myrcella, but they know they must beat Jaime to it. Ser Jorah plans to redeem himself to Daenerys by presenting Tyrion to her. In Meereen, Hizdahr zo Loraq makes another appeal to Dany to reopen the fighting pits; the Sons of the Harpy run amok and ambush patrolling Unsullied inside the citadel and start massacring soldiers; Grey Worm and Ser Barristan are (amoung them).
  • Joel’s Notes
    • Margaery & Tommen
      • While I don’t want Tommen to turn into his older brother, I wish he would be a bit more aggressive. I get it. He’s young. Frustrating!
      • Any show with religious zealots in it gets my goat. Fanaticism is a scary thing. (Seen later with Sons of the Harpy.)
    • Jon Snow & Stannis
      • Melisandre is hot. Creepy, but hot.
        • “You know nothing Jon Snow…” Weird.
      • I thought the scene with Stannis and his daughter Shireen was touching, but also measured. You get to see his disapproval of his wife’s treatment of Shireen how he blames himself for her grayscale, but also that he’s not an overly affectionate man.
    • Sansa & Little Finger
      • I like that Sansa doesn’t really whine this season as she did in previous. She’s more collected.
      • She trusts Little Finger though, and that makes me worry for her.
    • Jamie & Bronn
      • Where we left off with witty banter between Tyrion and Varys, we pick up with Jamie and Bronn. Great fun!
    • Daenerys
      • You always know something bad is going to happen when there is laughter in this show. They like to warm you up to characters right before they’re involved in something to remind you, “Oh, yeah. I really like this character.” (Ser Barristan)
  • Hammond’s Notes
    • I agree that Cerci’s clock is ticking, She’s going to pull one string a little too hard and it will snap on her.
    • The Parallels that have been drawn cannot be on accident.
    • Jon is one of a very few people I can count on as a viewer.
    • The father daughter relationship theme is very heavily explored in this series. so many examples – Ned and his kids, Jamie and his quest to save his daughter, The Hound and aria, Aria and The Faceless man, little worm and sansa, Cerci and her father, Grayjoys, and maybe more.
    • I predict that Sansa is going to grow up to be a very scary person. She has been played by almost everyone and when she has power to return the favor, she is going to lay waste to everyone – like Aria, but she will order it to happen, Aria will do it herself.
    • why hasn’t Jaime thought about using his metal hand as a shield/weapon before this?
    • I was not shocked by the events in Mareen. I felt like it was brewing and thought it would be worse actually.
    • Tyrion used  his Bat-Man/CSI like detective skills to figure out who his captor was. seemed like they needed to get the across fast, maybe should have given it a little bit more time.

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