Welcome to another beautiful day in Westworld, I mean... Neuromancer! Wait, no, I mean...reality! Welcome to another day in our beautiful, flawless world. This week we're discussing the following two chapters from A Clash of Kings:
In Jon's chapter, Qhorin Halfhand and his men finally reach the Fist of the First Men, and they bring unsettling news about the Gathering of the Wildlings. It's like the Gathering of the Juggalos but with less meth, and more murder. Qhorin wants to take Jon with him on a suicide mission into Wildling territory, and Mormont reluctantly agrees. We talk about the Frostfangs, Benjen, and Jon's inability to predict assassinations.
Tyrion is informed by Lancel that Cersei is shipping Tommen off to Rosby. Say that five times fast. Tyrion hopes to supplant her men with his own, but allow Tommen's escape as it's actually not a half bad idea. He goes on to visit Shae, scares off a singer, slaps her in the face, relives the Tysha incident, and generally has a bad time. Varys stops by, disguised as a smelly old pervert, and engages in some light plotting. We discuss Tyrion's Madonna/ Whore complex, which is mostly just a Whore complex at this point.