Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5: Eastwatch

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This weeks episode brings us back from the chaos of dragon killing and gives book readers tons of winks and nods. We cannot begin to tell you how excited we are to confirm that the show runners love memes. Gendry is no longer rowing, Arya is getting hoodwinked by littlefinger, Dany is more like her father, and Jon has a stupid plan.

This season is almost over, and that makes us incredibly sad. Thanks for going on this journey with us. 

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7 comments

  1. Hey folks! Love the pod; been listening for years. I’ve heard a lot of fans express bafflement over why Jon doesn’t proclaim his resurrected status, but I feel like the general discussion is missing some key observations: Jon is still anguished and humiliated that his own men betrayed and killed him. He feels like it undercuts his authority as a leader, which is why he takes on the King in the North mantle so reluctantly. Everyone calls him a born leader, and he’s just like, “If I’m such a good leader, why did my own bros stab me to death?”

    Plus, it really does just sound batshit crazy. Think about it. “So, I was murdered by my own men and then resurrected by a witch.” Would that story give you confidence in someone? Or make you step away from them slowly? In fact, I think his refusal to talk about it and his obvious discomfort with the subject are necessary for Dany to believe it when the truth comes out.

    Final thought: I don’t think Dany was convinced by the cave paintings. I thought it was clear she was still dubious, but just mad crushing on Jon. At Eastwatch Jon tells Tormund they have to convince both queens, so Jon clearly didn’t think the cave paintings were enough to make Dany a believer.

    Thanks for the show! So sad the journey is almost over!

    -Steven

  2. Wild speculation… you guys talked about who you think survive this awesomely horrible idea of capturing a wight. Hypothesis time; the Hound dies, and rises with blue eyes. They take him down to Kings Landing, and we get not only confirmation of the Army of the Dead, but UNDEAD FUCKING CLEGANEBOWL!

    That’s my piece.
    ED

  3. thanks for always making great , and no more need for donkeys anymore as people teleport from one place to the other now.

    Haha no one mentionned how majorly akward it will be if Dany and John get married.

    Jon: Have you met my best man Samwell Tarly

    Dany: Hum Tarly, where did I hear this name before … Oh!

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