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Historic Recap: Battle of the Bastards, Season 6, Episode 9

Episode 9 – “Battle of the Bastards” – of Season Six Game of Thrones is epic – not because it necessarily surprised anyone but because the battle scenes were so phenomenally well produced. This episode has tons of historic tidbits for history lovers – and this recap will take you through a few of them. The episode only has two storylines: Meereen and Winterfell. Both places are under attack. This week’s recap focuses on a few specific historical events from the…

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Khal Moro: Eat Your Heart Out — Part 1

[Author’s note: A few episodes ago Daenerys was back in Vaes Dothrak, where Khal Moro and his cronies threatened her with effective imprisonment, rape, or slavery. They should have known better than to bully Daenerys where she once had one of her most glorious moments (after she ate the wild stallion’s heart). This two-part article takes a look back at the gruesome history behind Season 1’s heart-eating ritual. Warning: No shocker, but this article gets a little gross. And, the second half is much…

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Recap: No One (Season 6, Episode 8)

Author’s note: Jamie being unavailable, recap duties fell to me aided by a large glass of brandy. Before we start, if there is one thing we can be sure of in Game of Thrones, either Arya or the Waif will be dead by the end of the episode. Preview: Tommen declaring the crown and the fait. Cersei trial by combat. Jamie meeting the Blackfish. Tyrion and in trouble in Mereen. The Hound meets ‘the brotherhood without banners’. Arya fighting the Waif…

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Historic Recap: The Broken Man

Coming into this episode from last week, the big question that everyone wants answered is: “Will Arya survive?” Or will the Waif succeed in killing her? It’s easy to assume that Arya isn’t in real danger. After all, she is everyone’s second or third favorite character – at least according to most polls. But, this is Game of Thrones – and as we know from Lady, Ned, Catelyn, Robb, Hodor, Summer, Osha and many others, anything can happen. Tonight’s episode…

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A Greensighting of Mad King Aerys

In Episode Six of Season 6 (“Blood Brothers”), we caught a glimpse of the notorious Aerys Targaryen through the greensight of Bran – aka the incoming Three-Eyed Raven. We see flashes of the alchemists mixing the wildfire, a tunnel exploding, and King Aerys on his throne. Some fans theorize that Bran caused Aerys’ madness by whispering at him through time. The real-life Aerys-es’ madness had entirely different causes — one may have had paranoid schizophrenia and the other may have suffered…

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