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Game of Thrones S07 E02: Stormborn

Game of Thrones treated us to a dark and stormy episode two, as our heroes face internal whirlwinds, uneasy allies succumb to a tempest of emotion, and the fog of war once again envelops Westeros.  Lots to talk about this week after the break. Spoilers abound!

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Game of Thrones S07 E01: Dragonstone

Arya’s revenge spree kicks into high gear, the first cracks appear in an old alliance just as a dangerous new one is forged, and Sam makes a lot of new discoveries, not all of them to his liking.  Game of Thrones‘ seventh season kicks off with its foot squarely on the gas and doesn’t let up the entire episode.  Find out what what flying in this whirlwind of action right after the break. (and yes, the spoiler warning is in full effect)

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Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E08: No One

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This week’s episode gave us a tense, thrilling episode that started slowly before reaching its full, butt-clenching, head-popping boil. We are reminded that it’s best not to ever get too happy or self-satisfied, that the Clegane brothers really do have a lot in common, and it’s really the badass ladies who ultimately rule the Game of Thrones. Find out why, after the break!

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Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E07: The Broken Man

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In this week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” an old frenemy returns, the Jaime-Bronn bromance is back, and a lot of characters act against their own self-interest as a second straight placeholder episode jumps between plotlines like a Braavosi Water Fighter on speed. Let’s talk about what it means and all the reasons I’m pissed after the break. (Of course there are spoilers, silly)

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Jim Knipp Reviews Game of Thrones S06 E06: Blood of My Blood

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After a week spent weeping every time someone asked us to hold the door, we really needed some additional time to decompress and see where the kingdoms were going next.  Thankfully, the showrunners of “Game of Thrones” heard our prayers.  Not a lot actually happened, but what did set up the series for the remainder of the season (and beyond). We get to revisit some old friends and some old enemies, characters make some important and game changing decisions, and we’re left to wonder what exactly has Drogon been eating over the last few months while his Mom was working on the recipe for Khal-krispies.  Find out what went down and what it might mean after the break.  And yes, lots and lots of spoilers.

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Game of Thrones S06 E05: The Door

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Hard to believe we’re at the halfway point of season six of “Game of Thrones.”  Fittingly,  it’s a time of transition as  the great wheels of war begin rolling again.  We say goodbye to old friends, perhaps make a few deals with the devil, and find out what ‘hodor’ means in the most f*cking depressing way possible.  Oh dear, spoilers and such. More after the break.

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Game of Thrones S06 E03: Oathbreaker

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Heroes are reborn, truths are revealed, we start seeing everyone as an oath breaker of sorts, and “Game of Thrones” teases the hell out of us at the Tower of Joy (which is exactly what you’d expect at a place called “The Tower of Joy.”  Let’s talk about what happened and what it might  mean after the break!  (And yes, lots and lots of spoilers)

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Game of Thrones S06 E02: Home

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AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! AAAAAHHHH!!! Holy F@&# DID YOU SEE THAT!!!??!!! SHE TRIED… AND THEN HE… AND… CAN’T BREATHE!!!

Okay, relax… deep breaths.  “Game of Thrones” is just a television show, not the answer to world peace.

I’ll try to resume some modicum of control, after the break… and of course spoilers ahead…  AAAAAA…

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Game of Thrones S06 E01: The Red Woman

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Game of Thrones” is back.  After a wait that felt as never-ending as The Long Night that Old Nan Used to Scare Bran Stark with back in season one, we’re finally going to get some answers to questions raised last year: Is Jon dead or alive? How did Sansa and Theon survive a sixty-foot leap off the castle wall? What will this Dothraki horde do with the Queen of Dragons?  And we’re going to have it answered in one 52-minute episode, right? Find out after the break.

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Doctor Who S09 E05: The Girl Who Died

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When details and titles of the current season of “Doctor Who were announced, most of the buzz was about an episode or two featuring actress Maisie Williams, better known as Arya Stark from “Game of Thrones.” Over the past five seasons of the HBO fantasy series, she has given standout performances and has been one of the best things about the show. Now Ms. Williams brings her brilliance over to The Doctor’s corner of the multiverse. Meet me after the time and space jump for my thoughts on “The Girl Who Died.”

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