Ahoy ye scurvy dogs! This episode has nothing whatsoever to do with pirates, I just really wanted to say that. This week we're discussing the following three chapters from A Clash of Kings:
In Jon's chapter, he and the Night's Watch crew have finally reached the Fist of the First Men, where they are protected by a spooky, magical ringfort! Ghost leads Jon to an even spookier cache of Dragonglass weapons in the forest, which appears to have been planted by Benjon (Daario? Euron?) himself! We get into some Bloodraven, Ice Dragon, and Horn of Joramun tinfoil, and it is delicious.
Bran continues to have the worst childhood ever, no thanks to Jojen's warnings that he and everyone he knows will soon die a terrible, skinless death. We empathize with Jojen, but think he could stand to be a wee bit more tactful.
Meanwhile, Tyrion and Cersei share some eerily touching sibling moments as she resists the plot to marry Joffrey to Margery. Littlefinger is sent off to propose the alliance to the Tyrells, because he is so super trustworthy.
We had a lot of fun recording this episode, and Melissa is really sorry for a burping into the mic. Yes, we left it in.