Game of Thrones Recap & Review Podcast: S5 E10: Mother’s Mercy

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Rachel, Clare and Brendan discuss the Season 5 finale “Mother’s Mercy.”

  • David Johnson

    Alright Clarify That Episode. Did they forget about another hour or two of episode??????

  • David Johnson

    Before I hit play I’m pouring a BIG glass of wine!!!!!

    • Clare Kramer

      Ha! Perfect.

      • David Johnson

        Just remember to remind who ever packs the SDCC @GeekNation Booth Supplies to remember Coffee Cups (I could have got coffee into PHXCC so hope SDCC the same) & any additives You or they usually use.

  • David Johnson

    It was a great episode, but they needed to not waste time like Bronn’s Puke Slap last week & a few other filler segments!

    • Clare Kramer

      Totally agree.

  • David Johnson

    So the Blind Waif You all brought up a couple weeks ago was now added to the story as Penance for Arya to still become a Faceless Hit Girl!!! The other Waif isn’t blind on the show only in the book.

  • David Johnson

    Good Girl & Bad Pussy could be a good James Bond Bad Girl Line!!!!

  • David Johnson

    By the look of the food surrounding Dragon he’d been there for awhile. So the Dothraki would know he was there so were they waiting for the Mother Of Dragons. Thought Drogon was trying to Hatch Her when He layed on top of Her. Will there be a Love Triangle between Tyrion, Missandei, & Grey Worm.

  • David Johnson

    Arya’s blindness, Cersi’s haircut & walk of shame, Melisandre losing her power ticket all Penance for future story lines!

  • David Johnson

    Rachel I bet there is already a “SHAME” Ring Tone you could probably have Your refrigerator activate it!!!

  • David Johnson

    Melisandre meet Thoros who had brought back Beric many times.

  • David Johnson

    I’m waiting for Georges GoT Prequel coming out in October, Hell i’m looking at it like my birthday gift this year!

  • Clare Kramer

    Hey guys! Enjoy the episode. Although packed with information, we attempted to touch on all aspects, characters and development for each storyline. Leave your thoughts below, and we’ll respond….

  • Dale Baines

    Sorry guys, this is a long
    one. I really enjoyed the season finale, despite its flaws, and even
    though the ending did piss me off, I still thought it was a solid
    finale. I do love GoT even on its worse days, so any criticisms below
    do come from a place of love:
    Claire, great point regarding
    Arya’s blindness…it will be really cool if that does turn on her
    warging abilities. And I agree with you guys, I do not understand why
    the hell that girl is there at the House of Black and White…she is
    annoying as hell. If Arya isn’t ready, then based on attitude, neither
    is that little brat.
    Sandsnakes
    have been a complete fail for me, and it’s not really the actresses’
    fault but the writing for them. I’m glad the story ended up where it
    did since it will be kinda exciting to see King’s Landing going to war
    with Dorne. Honestly, I don’t think Myrcella will
    be saved, and actually I was also a little annoyed at how obvious that
    kiss was. I mean, did Jamie and Bronn do ANY research on the Sandsnakes
    and how they deliver their poison? It was such a weird moment you’d
    think one of them would’ve said, hey, wait a minute…
    I
    don’t believe Stannis is dead. I think there was someone behind
    Brienne, and she probably got conked in the head by that person or
    worse. My only guess is that it might be The Hound. I hope Brienne lives
    though, but I want Stannis to live too so that in the end he gives
    Melisandre what she deserves for all the deatha she caused.
    I
    never for one second thought Sansa and Reek would die from the jump. I
    think we should be more concerned at how they’re going to get away from
    Ramsay and his men since they were already on their way back.
    As
    happy as I am to see Tyrion in power with Varys at his side, I thought
    the idea of Greyworm carrying any weight in
    the city was laughable. They did try to kill him already; it doesn’t look
    like anyone really cares or respects him. And while The Unsullied do
    listen to him, honestly, who cares considering their guarding skills are
    shit. I mean, the stadium scene aside, look how close Varys got up to
    Tyrion and yet no one even announced him.
    Lena
    Headey’s performance was awesome, but she has always been awesome in
    this show. I think Cersei will be the Big Bad the next season.
    Especially with Myrcella dead. And now that she has a monster working for her. Lots of people, esp the High Sparrow, will be fucked.
    Finally
    Jon. I know the timing of Melisandre returning to Castle Black was no
    coincidence, and I know no one really believes Jon is dead despite what
    the actor and the writers have said. But I do believe in the theory that
    he will be revived, but he won’t be the same Jon Snow anymore and maybe
    not even be played by the same actor, and because of
    that I am kinda pissed. We spent five seasons with this Jon Snow, and
    if you think about it, he has accomplished NOTHING. Yes, he got the
    wildings to the Wall, but if he dies, most likely so will they, at the
    hands of those dumb fucktards he calls brothers. So ultimately, what was
    the point of his existence? The crows still hate the wildlings, they
    still don’t believe in the Whitewalker threat, there is no change in the
    status quo at Castle Black…so if he stays dead or even morphs into a
    totally different person, then his entire existence, as he is now in the
    story, was pretty much pointless. That thought angers me, and the only
    way I can be assuaged is if he comes back as just good old Jon Snow. I
    don’t want to see him as Ghost cuz how much can he do as a bigass
    direwolf? Unless he could SPEAK as a direwolf. I want the same
    personality, same actor. I would love to see take over the Night’s King
    role, but AS JON SNOW. He can develop into a bad person,
    but I don’t want him to magically TRANSFORM into a bad person. That
    type of deus ex machina crap would just be beyond tacky. I’ll keep my
    fingers crossed about the whole thing, but it’s hard to muster up much
    optimism.

    Whew!
    Sorry for the thesis!! It was fun listening to you guys despite my
    yelling at Rachel. (^-^) I hope to hear you again next season!

    • Miss T

      I like yours and Clare’s theory about Arya’s blindness but where the hell is her direwolf? We have not see her wolf since season 1. Could her wolf still be alive all this time? Jon Snow…..I have mix feelings. I want him to come back but I just don’t know if I want him as Ghost or the New Bad Ass Ice King. And the girl in me who likes bad boys…HEEHEEE would love to see him come back as the Ice King of the White Walkers. I agree with you Dale though on the actor. It has to be Kit himself no one else. I’m already seeing picks going around that he has already cut his hair. I also want to say as I was driving home today from the movies Jon should have known better about Benji and here’s why… even though ghost brought back a hand Jon should have considered that his uncle was dead. #2 as much as Ollie hated the Wildlings why would he rush in to say such stuff and I don’t remember Jon telling Ollie anything about his uncle Benji. If he did I missed it. Lastly wouldn’t it be off the wall crazy to see his uncle Benji as part of the White Walkers Crew and boom Jon Shows up as the King…..I’m just saying…food for thought.. or maybe in my own GoT dream…LOL!!!

      • David Johnson

        Now did Cersi have Arya’s Direwolf killed or was it Sansa’s. Seem to remember Ned Stark actually did the deed!

        • Miss T

          It was Sansa’s direwolf. Arya made hers run away.

          • David Johnson

            Thanks didn’t want to try rewatching that far back.

  • Miss T

    Ok, I got spoiled by a post from someone about Jon’s death so no screaming for me this time around but it did leave me with a feeling that he’s not dead yet. To Dany really quick, I laughed when she tried to get on Drago’s(sp) back and he was like typical teenager, no dude I’m tired just chill. I wanted to clarify the Ring Dany threw on the ground was her mothers ring. She said that in Season 1 or two I think. She never parts with it until that scene. Tyrian(sp) to has a chance to see what it feels like to rule the city of Mereen until Dany returns. Like a trial run which I’m wondering if that’s what Varys had in mind for him to do after all and in some way that’s how he prepares to teach Dany. If anyone is keeping score seems like Varys beat Lil Finger at this cheese game so far…..The one thing I can think of with Stannis….he’s either not dead or he is and comes back. He’s had a lot of the Lord of the Light instilled in him by Mel so I’m not sure we have seen the last of Stannis. Mel on the other hand I think her visions where correct she was just backing the wrong future King or Queen. Brendan was onto something their I think….The whole Cersi thing…..Kill them ALL comes to mind next season and the High Sparrow and that lady uenell are going to die last. P.S. I knew it was a body double b/c Lena is skinnier than the body double and I knew she was preggers. Thanks @clarekramer:disqus for this podcast this year. I really wish you or someone on your team would have done Penny Dreadful as a podcast too. I am falling in love with the actress Eva Green and that show is not getting the respect it deserves.(just putting that out there) Thank you @brendan Cowles really loved your views and interpretations of the show and I hope you come back next season. Much enjoyed. Rachel liked you on the show, loved your enthusiasm on the show but you gotta let people talk and finish there sentences and or thoughts. Otherwise thank you for your time. Have a Great One Everyone and see someone of you or a new crew next season.

    • Dale Baines

      Oh my God, YES! Why aren’t you guys doing Penny Dreadful or Bates Motel or HANNIBAL?? The AfterBuzz and some of the other post-show podcasts on Apple are HORRIBLE. You guys actually do it better. Is it a ratings issue? Since, those shows don’t pull in high ratings? If so, then I will be ok if you do The Walking Dead, at least. Unless you don’t watch it? (I’d be surprised though)

      • David Johnson

        We’ll know in a couple month whether @GeekNation is doing a Walking Dead PC when the spinoff starts in August.

    • David Johnson

      Vary’s definitely Won this Season, but with Cersi out with Mountain 2.0 at Her bidding Littlefinger is still in the game. My self I believe the Dartraki were waiting for Dany. Drogon had been there awhile by the look of all his bones, & the Dartraki are Nomads but also Warriors so they knew He was up there. So do they want their Mother Of Dragon/Kalesi back?

      • Miss T

        Hummmm good point but only problem with that is most if not all the Dartraki people died while following Dany and they may want payback after Drago died knowing Dany use blk magic. It’s going to be interesting to see how this one plays out. Lord knows she could use more soldier cause her Hugh Unsullied army is declining but then again the Dartaki are not controllable either.

        • David Johnson

          Well only 9 month for the HBO version to start, I think the book is slated afterwards! Your right about the Unsullied & its not like they get New Recruits!

        • David Johnson

          Wait didn’t most of them leave Her when She took on the conquered people as subjects. Plus they talked about the other Dartraki Tribes when they were wondering in the badlands.