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Rob Cesternino and Josh Wigler get back together to answer questions that were sent in from the Post Show Recaps audience about Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 6.

In this episode, Rob and Josh discuss the following questions:

Are the people of King’s Landing supportive of Tyrion in his trial because Joffrey was an unpopular king?

Was Tyrion’s decision to ask for a trial by combat all part of an elaborate plan that he came up with?

Is money going to necessarily fix any of Stannis’ problems?

Do we think that Bronn has turned against Tyrion?

Should Daenerys have taken the Masters down or left them up on the crucifix?

Was Tywin Lannister part of the assassination of Joffrey?

When will we see Rickon and Osha or Gendry again?  Will we see them in season four?

What did Varys mean when he was talking with Prince Oberyn and glaring at the Iron Throne?

How do we explain the murder of Jon Arryn’s squire in the first season of the show at the hand of the Mountain?

Where is Margaery’s mom, The Lady Tyrell?

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  • Trixie02

    Congratulations on the 8th place iTunes ranking, Rob and Josh.

  • Snazzy Bean

    Congrats from me, too, on the iTunes ranking. That’s so exciting! Love the show as always. Laughing out loud at the Sam/Tywin impressions. More of those, please.

  • LosPollosHermanos

    LOVE all the GOT coverage.

    So far I use Post Show Recaps for SNL and GOT. Good start on the website, Rob.

  • LosPollosHermanos

    Love the Stannis appreciation.

    I think they should have mentioned in season 2 to further underline why Stannis and Renly had a contentious relationship. Stannis got screwed and got Dragonstone, and Renly was YOUNGER and got Storm’s End.

    that was such BS. STANNIS is the true king of Westeros.

    Josh is right, there are a lot of ardent Stannis fans in the book reader crowd.

    • -E-

      Yeah I was wondering about that. Dragonstone seems pretty terrible. Was that Robert’s decision? Did Stannis offend him or something? (I haven’t read the books.)

      But I’m still not convinced that Stannis’s new fortune is going to allow him to reclaim the throne. Especially since the 7 kingdoms are pretty unified at the moment.

      • LosPollosHermanos

        Yes. After Robert’s Rebellion was successful, Robert decided to give Storm’s End (Basically what Winterfell is to the Starks, Storm’s End is to the Baratheons. It is the main castle in the region known as the Stormlands). He gave Stannis Dragonstone.

        Robert never liked Stannis. But in the books they establish that Stannis is actually a badass warrior. He is the one that completely crushed the Greyjoys during the Greyjoy Rebellion (the one that ended up with Theon as a ward of the Starks).

        Here is some relevant non spoilerly information if you care:

        ‘Stannis’s stubbornness and determination are legendary and served him well duringRobert’s Rebellion. He successfully held the Baratheon castle of Storm’s Endagainst Mace Tyrell’s siege,[4] which lasted the majority of the war, unintentionally ensuring one of the largest loyalist forces did not take the field against the rebels. His garrison held under desperate conditions, only avoiding starvation by the timely intervention of a smuggler, Davos. His cargo of onions allowed them to hold the fortress. After the siege was lifted by Lord Eddard Stark, Stannis took Davos into his service, dubbing him “The Onion Knight” and allowing him to choose the name Seaworth for his new house. True to Stannis’ inflexible sense of justice, he also punished Davos for his crimes as a smuggler by removing the first joint from each finger of Davos’s left hand, as payment for his past crimes. Davos accepted the punishment provided Stannis carry it out himself.

        Following the Sack of King’s Landing and the surrender of the Tyrells at Storm’s End, the new king, Robert Baratheon, charged his brother Stannis with building a new fleet to seize Dragonstone, which was still loyal to the Targaryens. Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen were smuggled from the island before Stannis could capture Dragonstone, which upset Robert. The king blamed Stannis for letting the Targaryen heirs escape,[5] although the two children had been spirited to safety by Targaryen loyalists shortly before Stannis set sail.[6] After commanding the successful assault on Dragonstone, Stannis was displeased to discover that King Robert had named him Lord of Dragonstone, instead of the wealthier Storm’s End, which was given to their younger brotherRenly, who had not done anything of true note during the war. Stannis resented this as an intentional slight,[2]which Cersei Lannister agrees with.[5] However, Robert needed a strong ruler to control what had been a holdout of the Mad King’s loyalists, and Stannis was much more suited for this role than Renly was.[7] The island castle was the traditional seat of the heir of the Iron Throne, the Prince of Dragonstone, so the then-childless Robert was granting it to his heir at that time, Stannis.[8] It had the added advantage of taking prickly Stannis away from the mainland of Westeros. True to his nature, Stannis became an effective and efficient administrator as head of House Baratheon of Dragonstone.’

    • susan appleby

      I do feel that Stannis has a valid claim to the Iron Throne. I doubt that he will get there. (No spoilers, haven’t read the book.)

  • Inigo Montoya

    Interesting that people are sending in more written feedback than the voice mails. I thought about sending in a voice mail, but i have a strong accent and didn’t think you guys would be able to understand what I am saying.

  • susan appleby

    Would you consider adding a brief segment that reviews the main characters and their physical locations in the episode? I forget who is where, who is on their way and where they are going and, in particular, where armies in the field are located from time to time. I get so lost from week to week.