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Dark Wings, Dork Words

Chuck Davis

A discussion of the HBO series 'Game of Thrones' based on books by George R.R. Martin
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1:08:35 | Jul 29th, 2017

Daenerys sends the sea snakes on Yara's fleet to gather the forces of Dorne, sends the Unsullied to attack Casterly Rock and plans a siege of King's Landing. She has a heart-to-heart with Varys, warning him to be more honest and loyal than he has pro...Show More

44:40 | Aug 11th

After trashing King's Landing and murdering all the innocent townsfolk they could get their blades into, the Unsullied execute captured soldiers. Tyrion finds his siblings dead, conveniently toward the top of a pile of rubble. Daenerys throws a Nurem...Show More
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48:02 | May 15th

Dany executes Varys. Jon won't show her any love, but still swears fealty. Tyrion hopes for a relatively peaceful surrender and frees Jaime to try to engineer it. Dany blows shit up. The Hound talks some sense into Arya, who then struggles through th...Show More

0:00 | May 8th

The survivors in the North mourn their dead, burning them on funeral pyres. During a somber feast, Daenerys names Gendry Lord of Storm's End to great huzzahs. He then seeks out Arya and proposes to her, but she says thanks but no thanks. Jaime and Br...Show More

45:46 | May 2nd

The Dead arrive at Winterfell and relentlessly slaughter the defenders, pushing their way over the walls. Before all hell breaks loose Melisandre arrives, sets the Dothraki's arakhs ablaze, inspiring them all to charge off and die instantly. This ala...Show More

1:14:35 | Apr 23rd

Jaime is more or less put on trial for murdering Daenerys' father, but Brienne vouches for him, and Sansa says 'as long as we got a voucher'. Jaime later apologizes to Bran for pushing him out the window, but Bran says 'whatevs'. Tyrion is in the dog...Show More

1:23:01 | Apr 21st

All the heroes converge upon Winterfell and learn the White Walkers have broken through the Wall with an undead dragon. Sansa and the Northern lords are suspicious of Daenerys and don't believe the Lannisters are sending reinforcements. At King's Lan...Show More

57:54 | Sep 3rd, 2017

Almost all the major players converge on the dragon pit to negotiate an armistice. The hound opens up the wight's crate, who is shy at first, then lunges for Cersei's face.  Euron pretends to bow out, and Cersei says she'll agree to help defeat the N...Show More

1:01:31 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Arya reminisces about her dad, then confronts Sansa about the letter she found. Sansa rifles through Arya's stuff and finds faces. Tyrion tells Daenerys to play it cool with Cersei. The ranging party gets their asses kicked by the undead beyond the w...Show More

42:22 | Aug 16th, 2017

Jaime and Bronn resurface from the abyss safely out of sight of their enemies and return to King's Landing. Daenerys disregards Tyrion's counsel and toasts some Tarlys. Jon pets Drogon under Dany's admiring gaze.  Jorah shows up and gets a hug from h...Show More

47:09 | Aug 9th, 2017

Arya returns to Winterfell, where she is told by the guards to fuck off, but eventually is reunited with Sansa in the crypt.  Later she spars with Brienne, revealing her badassitude. Bran says see ya to Meera.  Littlefinger gifts the Valyrian steel d...Show More

53:08 | Aug 5th, 2017

Jon arrives at Dragonstone, where he comes face-to-face with Daenerys.  She wants him to bend the knee.  Jon asks for help to fight the Night King and the Army of the Dead.  Daenerys is baffled.  Melisandre skips town, but says "I'll be back".  Bran ...Show More

55:59 | Jul 21st, 2017

Seven be praised, Game Of Thrones is back and so are we!  The new season kicks off with a killer cold open featuring Arya, followed by a lot of table setting.  We get a good look at where are the surviving major characters are and what their motivati...Show More

1:12:44 | Jul 1st, 2016

The season ends with a bang as the High Sept of Baelor gets blown up wildfire style.  Cersei takes the Iron Throne after wiping out all her enemies.  Tommen goes emo and takes a plunge.  Dany dumps Daario, makes Tyrion Hand of the Queen, and departs ...Show More

54:41 | Jun 22nd, 2016

Epic.  Jon leads his coalition of loyal troops to face off against the Boltons in a last ditch effort to reclaim Winterfell, and just about everybody dies in the ensuing battle.  Too bad Rickon never learned to serpentine.  Littlefinger's Army of the...Show More

45:29 | Jun 15th, 2016

Arya graduates early from Faceless Man U.  The Hound joins the Brotherhood without Banners.  Jaime achieves a bloodless coup at Riverrun.  Brienne fails in her mission to recruit the Blackfish, but gets to keep Oathkeeper as a consolation prize.  Bro...Show More

58:20 | Jun 8th, 2016

The Hound returns, and chops lots of wood.  Jaime puts some Freys in their place by taking over their pitiful siege.  The Blackfish is unimpressed.  Edmure Tully is grateful to not be hanged.  Yara tells Theon he needs to man up.  Sansa, Jon and Davo...Show More

1:03:16 | Jun 1st, 2016

Sam and Gilly find no thrill up on Horn Hill, but they do come away with some valyrian steel.  The High Sparrow gains the upper hand, with Tommen sitting in the palm.  Exit Hodor, enter Coldhands.  Dany appeals to her base by demonstrating her riding...Show More

1:03:08 | May 25th, 2016

No more Hodor.  But wow, there was great Night King & White Walkers vs. Children of the Forest action.  Sansa gives Littlefinger a verbal smackdown, then hatches a plan to retake the North with Jon.  The Kingsmoot happens.  Jorah and Dany share a tou...Show More

1:01:09 | May 20th, 2016

I'm afraid there's a drop in the audio quality of this one, but it's still listenable.  Lots to talk about.  Jon Snow doesn't even step foot out of Castle Black before Sansa arrives to pull him back in.  Brienne tells Melisandre and Ser Davos of Stan...Show More

48:27 | May 11th, 2016

Jon finds a cosmic loophole to get out of his oath to the Night's Watch.  Melisandre finds a new "Prince who was promised" to obsess over.  Ser Allister and Ollie find the end of a rope.  Tommen finds resolve to face the High Sparrow, then quickly ge...Show More

41:19 | May 4th, 2016

Lord Balon Greyjoy: Dead.  Lord Roose Bolton: Dead. Lady Walda and the newborn heir to House Bolton: Dead.  Lord Commander of the Night's Watch Jon Snow: Alive.  A girl is: No One.  Tyrion Lannister pets some dragons.  King Tommen hugs his mother.  B...Show More
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54:06 | Apr 27th, 2016

We're back in the thick of it, reconnecting with our old pals Ser Davos, Dolorous Ed, Ghost, Melisandre, Reek, Sansa, Brienne, Podrick, Ramsay, Roose, Cersei, Jaime, Margaery, The High Sparrow, Tyrion, Varys, Ser Jorah, Daario, and Daenerys... I thin...Show More
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54:24 | Jun 16th, 2015

Six, count 'em, Six established characters die in this episode.  Vengeful murder aplenty, with a dash of suicide.  And lots of cliffhanger moments for the survivors.
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41:51 | Jun 9th, 2015

Stannis does something unspeakably terrible.  Things come to a head in Meereen at the opening of the fighting pits.  Prince Doran appears to accommodate Jaime and chastise Ellaria.  Jon returns to the wall with the wildlings but is greeted coldly by ...Show More
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32:40 | Jun 3rd, 2015

The Crow King and the wildlings face off against the army of the dead in spectacular fashion at Hardhome.  We witness Valyrian steel in action, see a Giant tearing up zombies left and right, and meet the Night King.  Elsewhere Sansa learns from Reek ...Show More
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46:38 | May 27th, 2015

Ser Jorah, the non-lethal gladiator, and Tyrion the lucky-to-be-alive, finally come face-to-face with Danerys, who does not seem pleased to see them.  Things are looking bleak for Sansa as she foolishly hopes Theon will help her escape Ramsay.  Jon a...Show More
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1:00:04 | May 19th, 2015

Arya excels at the fine art of corpse maintenance, Tyrion and Jorah share a bonding moment before they enter into bondage, Everyone in Dorne converges at the Water Gardens, and Sansa enters into unholy matrimony.
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44:46 | May 13th, 2015

Jorah and Tyrion paddle their way across the ocean to the smoking doom of Valyria.  They spot Drogon flapping by when suddenly all the Grayscale foreshadowing comes to fruition with a stone men attack.  Danerys gets some random vengeance for Ser Barr...Show More