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  • Felipe Martinez

    Just some little trivia here guys: Gendry is actually Gendry Waters as he was born in the crownlands, not stormslands 🙂

  • jon dunn

    Addressing two of Rob’s questions about the Mountain:

    1) Is the Mountain a general?

    Not really. As Robb Stark called him in season 3 – the Mountain is Tywin Lannisters rabid dog. He was sent out to destroy the Riverlands during the war of the Five Kings. He has his own crew and they randomly going around raping and pillaging. Remember the soldiers that The Hound and Arya kill at the in in the first episode of this season? Polliver talks about how he gets tired of the ‘torture, torture, torture’ he has to do as part of the Mountain’s crew. The Mountain and his crew also were responsible for torturing prisoners at Harrenhall in season 2.

    The Brotherhood without Banners basically formed as a renegade force to protect innocent farmers and villagers against the Mountain.

    The Mountain was first sent to the Riverlands to eff stuff up in season 1 after Tyrion was captured by Cat Stark. Here is a scene from season 1 where Ned calls for The Mountain to be brought to justice by Beric Dondarrion (a different actor played him:

    http://youtu.be/uKB0ogglzGQ

    • jon dunn

      oh yeah second question:

      2) What is the Mountain doing killing those random people in this episode?

      Yeah it was weird. I have a theory though – they looked like prisoners because they were in chains. My guess is these are all people who picked ‘trial by combat’ rather than a normal trial, and they have no one to fight for them so they have to face the Mountain themselves and he makes quick work of them

      • Linus Wesley

        I like that theory!

  • jon dunn

    I think Rob is off base by thinking Arya has the skillset to be a ruler. At this point in her development, she is kind of a rabid animal with a sociopathic streak. She is an outsider, and that’s great because that is what makes her fun to watch, but she could never deal with people or politics effectively.

    Arya never would have been able to survive King’s Landing in the way Sansa has. She probably would have been killed at some point by being rebellious. Sansa has learned how ruling actually works, and like Josh said, now she has a great teacher.

    Compared to the other Starks, not that she really has a whole lot of competition with wild child Rickon or head in the clouds Bran, but she seems most set up to be an actual ruler

  • hint

    Hehe, the first book is nowhere near 8h in audio 😛
    They are 34h, 37h 47h, 31h and 49h respectively.

    • Josh Wigler

      you know nothing josh wigler.

      • I had to have a little chuckle at your 8hr suggestion too. I think it’s safe to say the audiobooks are a solid +/-150 hr investment. A delightful investment, of course, but one much, much longer than 8hrs a pop. Though there are moments I wish it were closer to 8 – it kills me that I’m only halfway through book 4 and I can’t listen to your book club podcasts!! Still have a solid 50 hours of listening ahead of me!

        Anyhow, always love the podcasts, and look forward to them every week. Thanks for all the hard work, Rob and Josh. 🙂

  • jon dunn

    Rob…….Littlefinger runs brothels. If he only cared about beauty, he can have anything he wants, and he probably has. Clearly his love for Cat ran deeper.

    and if you need to imagine what a young Cat Stark looks like, Sansa is supposed to look like a young Cat. So there you go….

  • Guest

    Stannis’ chapters are all in the first half of ASOS (told through Davos’ perspective) and he has none at all throughout the second half until he reaches his destination at the end. So where Season 3 finished (the message from Davos) was his last chapter in the book until the very end, so they’ve had to add filler to the storyline for Season 4 because you can’t just have him disappear for 8-9 episodes like he does in the books.

  • Zany

    Stannis’ chapters are all in the first half of ASOS (told through Davos’ perspective) and he has none at all throughout the second half until he reaches his destination at the end. So where Season 3 finished (the message from Davos) was his last chapter in the book until the very end, so they’ve had to add filler to the storyline for Season 4 because you can’t just have him disappear for 8-9 episodes like he does in the books.