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Game of Thrones S8E6 Review: “The Iron Throne”

It’s over. Turns out asking who ends up sitting on the Iron Throne was asking the wrong question. Someone goes Into the West but someone else is the true Frodo of this situation. Tyrion arranges some chairs. Fateful decisions are made. And we ponder the meaning of final episodes of TV series. Please join Jason and Brian as they search their feelings about “Game of Thrones” one last time before the end of the Game of Thrones Flashcast.

Jason Snell and Brian Hamilton


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Previous Episodes

Game of Thrones S8E5 Review: “The Bells”

So it’s come to this, the climactic penultimate episode of “Game of Thrones.” Jason and Brian both enjoyed the spectacle while having some pretty serious thoughts about the character decisions the show is suddenly making. Jason has a not-so-wild theory about how the show will end. Brian climbs on top of a mountain of rubble and declares it his conspiracy corner. Jason invokes President Truman. We try to explain scorpion geometry. There’s a “Princess Bride” reference.

(We’ll be back a day late next week for the final episode! See you then.)

Jason Snell and Brian Hamilton


Game of Thrones S8E4 Review: “The Last of the Starks”

This week we join the surviving characters to pause to honor a colleague and friend who has fallen on the road to the final episode—and along the way we send some strong words out to the Internet’s own horde of zombie trolls. Then we turn to the episode at hand, as the dead are burned, questions of what makes a good leader are debated, feelings are revealed, Arya gets an offer (and Hot Pie gets an implied job offer), some characters say goodbye, and more shocking deaths are witnessed.

Jason Snell with Brian Hamilton


Game of Thrones S8E3 review: “The Long Night”

So it’s come to this—the action-packed, movie-length, extremely dark Battle of Winterfell. After two episodes of character moments and table setting, how did we react to this massive action spectacle? One of our hosts hated it, one of them loved it, and the other felt quite mixed. Isn’t it weird to know that one major phase of this story is over? Did the amount of character death feel appropriate? Why does Bran love his stories so much? At least someone remembered to stick them with the pointy end. Alphabet soup all around!

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


Game of Thrones S8E2 Review: “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

It’s the eve of battle! Which means that everyone in Winterfell is a little bit on edge as they spend their time checking in with each other to see who’s still holding grudges about everything that happened in the first seven seasons. Jaime Lannister gets a full trial, while Theon Greyjoy gets away with a quick hug. Brienne of Tarth gets what she’s always wanted (although she’s always denied it), and Arya gets what she wants even though she’s never seemed that interested before. And we’re not talking about that cool new weapon. There’s a lot of talk about how everybody’s probably about to die, but that’s not until next week. For now, enjoy the big fire and Podrick’s singing voice.

Monty Ashley with Brian Hamilton and Kelly Guimont


Game of Thrones S8E1 Review: “Winterfell”

It’s back! In this episode we discuss the final season premiere of “Game of Thrones.” A lot of people show up at Winterfell. There are more meaningful looks and facial expressions. Jon and Dany go on a magic dragon ride. Cersei compliments Euron’s arrogance. And Brian has a theory about how the show will end! Join us for this six-episode slide into oblivion.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


Game of Thrones S1E10 Rewind: “Fire and Blood”

We wrap up our rewatch of season 1 of “Game of Thrones” with a look at the aftermath of Ned’s death, how the centrality of Jon and Dany to the story are pretty obvious in hindsight, and the morality of Catelyn Stark’s beating a prisoner—even if the prisoner is Jaime Lannister and his family just killed her husband. And that final scene! It’s not nearly as impressive as we remembered it—which might be the most impressive thing about it, after all.

See you next year!

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


Game of Thrones S1E9 Rewind: “Baelor”

Ned’s dead, baby! This is the big moment. Arya and Sansa witness Ned’s confession that he’s a traitor, and in the end it doesn’t matter—Joffrey says “off with his head.” Also, Jon has a conversation with the show’s most interesting character, Dany fails to deal with the impending death of Drogo, and Tyrion makes a lousy warrior.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley


Game of Thrones S1E8 Rewind: “The Pointy End”

We continue our hindsight-tinged look back at season 1 with an episode that really sets you up to think that Ned might get away with all of this. Arya claims her first victim. Sansa just wants to be a pretty princess. Robb is on the move. Jon kills his first zombie. And Khal Drogo gets a cut that definitely won’t linger, nope, no sir.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


Game of Thrones s1e7 Rewind: “You Win Or You Die”

Kelly Guimont joins us once again, this time to discuss the episode where it all goes south. (Though to be fair, from the perspective of the wildings, everything’s south.) Tywin guts a symbolic stag! The assorted rapists and friendless wretches of the Night’s Watch get a pep talk and take an oath! Drogo seriously khalsplains to Dany. Ros auditions for Littlefinger in the show’s most eye-rolling sexposition scene yet. And King Robert is dead, long live… uh, Ned, are you sure you want to make this bad decision?

Jason Snell with Kelly Guimont, Monty Ashley and Brian Hamilton


Game of Thrones s1e6 Rewind: “A Golden Crown”

Kelly Guimont joins Brian, Monty, and Jason to discuss an action-packed first-season episode (with spoilers for the rest of the run of show, of course). In this episode, Tyrion participates in a SNL sketch that may lead to his death in one of many different ways, but instead he survives a Trial By Combat that seals this show’s ultimate character pairing: Tyrion and Bronn. Ros the prostitute heads south. Dany tries to cook an egg and eat a horse heart. Viserys gets what’s coming to him. And Jason, gray of hair, watches in horror as Ned very laboriously figures out that Joffrey is really a Lannister.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Brian Hamilton and Kelly Guimont


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