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Episode 49: Hardhome

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By Nicole Tanner
Welcome to Geeky Thrones Girl where entertainment journalist Nicole Tanner talks about all things Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire - books, tv and beyond.
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Episode 79: All the News from the Summer of 2019
In this episode, I give a rundown of all of the Game of Thrones-related news that happened over the summer.
05:45
September 10, 2019
Episode 78: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - The Hedge Knight Part 3
 In this episode I talk more about the story of Ser Duncan the Tall, which is detailed in the novel, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms." 
09:55
June 26, 2019
Episode 77: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - The Hedge Knight Part 2
In this episode I talk more about the story of Ser Duncan the Tall, which is detailed in the novel, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms."
08:56
June 19, 2019
Episode 76: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - The Hedge Knight
In this episode, I begin the story of Ser Duncan the Tall in the side novel called A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
06:51
June 12, 2019
Episode 75: The Last Watch
In this episode I offer up my thoughts (very emotional at times) on The Last Watch, which is the documentary that shows all of the behind the scenes work that went into the last season. #gameofthrones #gameofthronesdocumentary
13:15
May 29, 2019
Season 8: Episode 6 Final Thoughts
In this episode I offer up my final thoughts on "The Iron Throne."
16:25
May 24, 2019
Episode 74: The Iron Throne
In this episode I take a look at Season 8, Episode 6 where all of the characters in Westeros meet their fates
22:01
May 22, 2019
Season 8: Episode 6 First Reactions
In this episode, I share my initial thoughts on "The Iron Throne."
13:05
May 20, 2019
Season 8: Episode 5 Analysis
In this episode I offer up my detailed thoughts on "The Bells."
23:27
May 17, 2019
Episode 73: The Bells
In this episode, I take a look at Season 8, Episode 5 where Daenerys and her armies attack King's Landing.
22:32
May 15, 2019
Season 8: Episode 5 First Reactions
In this episode, I give my first thoughts on "The Bells."
10:35
May 13, 2019
Season 8: Episode 4 Analysis
In this episode, I give more detailed thoughts on "The Last of the Starks"
21:35
May 10, 2019
Episode 72: The Last of the Starks
In this episode I take a look at Season 8, Episode 4 where the survivors of the White Walker battle mourn the dead, Bronn gives Tyrion and Jaime an ultimatum, Jon heads south, and Daenerys is ambushed returning to Dragonstone.
29:58
May 9, 2019
Season 8: Episode 4 First Reactions
In this episode I lay out my first reactions to "The Last of the Starks."
09:45
May 6, 2019
Season 8: Episode 3 Analysis
In this episode I share more detailed thoughts on "The Long Night."
21:08
May 3, 2019
Episode 71: The Long Night
In this episode I take a look at Season 8, Episode 3 where the White Walkers attack Winterfell.
21:49
May 2, 2019
Season 8: Episode 3 First Reactions
Here are my quick thoughts upon watching Episode 3, "The Long Night" for the first time.
09:27
April 29, 2019
Season 8: Episode 2 Analysis
In this episode I give my detailed thoughts on “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”
25:22
April 27, 2019
Episode 70: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
In this episode, I take a look at Season 8, Episode 2 where Jaime gets grilled by Daenerys, and then she gets pissed at Tyrion. Daenerys tries to make peace with Sansa, the people at Winterfell learn they have less than a day before the White Walkers arrive, Jon tells Daenerys his secret, Jaime knights Brienne and Tormund tells us how he got his name.
25:28
April 24, 2019
Season 8: Episode 2 First Reactions
In this episode I give my quick thoughts on Season 8 Episode 2, which is called "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms."
09:25
April 22, 2019
Season 8: Episode 1 Analysis
In this episode I take a deeper dive into what happened in the first episode of Season 8, why it happened and what it could mean for the show going forward.
19:53
April 18, 2019
Episode 69: Winterfell
In this episode, I take a look at Season 8, Episode 1, where Daenerys and Jon arrive in Winterfell, Cersei greets the Golden Company, and lots of reunions between characters happen.
23:32
April 16, 2019
Season 8 "Winterfell" First Reactions
In this episode, I give a quick overview of my reactions to the Season 8 opener.
09:22
April 15, 2019
Season 8 Predictions
In this episode, I lay out my predictions for Season 8. 
17:57
April 12, 2019
Episode 68: The Dragon and the Wolf
In this episode I take a look at the Season 7 closer, where plans are made to fight the Night King, Cersei continues to lie and loses Jaime over it. Jon and Daenerys put themselves in a really awkward position, Sansa and Arya figure out that Littlefinger is behind all their strife and he pays the price. Finally, the wall comes down.
25:36
April 11, 2019
Episode 67: Beyond the Wall
In this episode, I take a look at Season 7, Episode 6 where tensions arise between Arya and Sansa, Jon and company go north of the wall to collect an undead soldier to prove they exist. They would have failed had Daenerys not shown up, but her rescue comes at a huge price as she loses a baby.
23:39
April 8, 2019
Episode 66: Eastwatch
In this episode, I take a look at Season 7, Episode 5 where Tyrion meets with Jaime, Davos fetches Gendry, Jon pets Drogon, Littlefinger starts his plots at Winterfell, and Jon and company decide to go North of the Wall
20:33
April 7, 2019
Episode 65: The Spoils of War
In this episode, I take a look at Season 7, Episode 4 where Arya comes home to Winterfell and does some badass fighting with Brienne. Littlefinger gives Bran the dagger that was used to try to kill him in Season 1, Cersei convinces the Iron Bank to help her out in the current war, Jon shows Daenerys the dragonglass mountain and some cave paintings. He then gives her advice on how to handle the loss of Highgarden. Theon arrives on Dragonstone, and Daenerys takes her army to the Blackwater Rush.
25:08
April 5, 2019
Episode 64: The Queen's Justice
In this episode, I take a look at Season 7, Episode 3 where Jon arrives on Dragonstone and his meeting with Daenerys is more rocky that he would like. The Unsullied take Casterly Rock, but at a cost. Bran arrives at Winterfell, Sam cures Jorah of Gray Scale, Euron delivers Elaria Sand to Cersei, and Cersei gets her revenge.
24:10
April 4, 2019
Episode 63: Stormborn
In this episode I take a look at Season 7, Episode 2 where Daenerys makes Varys swear to serve her and summons Jon to the bend the knee. Jon decides to come, though no to bend the knee, leaving Sansa in charge of Winterfell, Arya decides to head for Winterfell rather than King's Landing, Sam decides to try to save Jorah and Tyrion's master plan starts to unravel.
22:19
April 3, 2019
Episode 62: Dragonstone
In this episode I take a look at Season 7, Episode 1 where Arya finishes off the Freys, Jon and Sansa have differences on how to best rule the North, Cersei decides Euron Greyjoy will make a valuable ally, Sam is finding the Citadel isn't quite like he expected, and Daenerys returns to the place of her birth.
22:52
April 1, 2019
Season 8 New Promo Footage Breakdown
HBO released two new promos for Season 8 on March 31. Here's my quick take on both of them.
06:39
April 1, 2019
Episode 61: The Winds of Winter
In this episode I take a look at the final episode of Season 6, where lots of characters lose their lives in King's Landing, Arya crosses a name off her list, Lady Olenna and the Sand Snakes decide to throw their lot in with Daenerys, Bran discovers a bit about Jon's past, Jon is named King in The North, Tyrion is named Hand of the Queen to Daenerys, Cersei is crowned queen of the Seven Kingdoms, and Daenerys sets sail for Westeros.
27:08
March 31, 2019
Episode 60: Battle of the Bastards
In this episode, I take a look at Season 6, Episode 9, where Daenerys puts an end to the slavers' siege of Mereen, Theon and Yara strike a deal with Daenerys, and Jon Snow faces off against Ramsay Bolton in of the most epic battles of the entire series.
25:52
March 30, 2019
Episode 59: No One
In this episode I take a look at Season 6, Episode 8 where Brienne and Jamie get reunited at the siege of Riverrun, Brienne tries to get the Blackfish to help Sansa but he refuses, The Hound gets revenge on those who attacked the villagers he had been living with, the masters come to attack Mereen, Arya faces off against the Waif, adds her face to the wall, and leaves Braavos.
19:31
March 29, 2019
Episode 58: The Broken Man
In this episode, I take a look at Season 6, Episode 7 where Jon and Sansa recruit men for their army, Lady Olenna leaves King's Landing after Margaery warns her that she isn't safe, Cersei actually admits she made a mistake in regards to the High Sparrow, the Ironborn take a stop on their way to Mereen, Arya has a run-in with the Waif, and the Hound isn't dead after all.
19:01
March 28, 2019
Episode 57: Blood of My Blood
In this episode I take a look at Season 6, Episode 6, where Sam takes Gilly to his home, Bran is rescued by his uncle Benjen, Jaime's plot to take Margaery away from the High Sparrow fails miserably, Arya decides to to assassinate who she's supposed to, the Freys have lost Riverrun and Daenerys preps her khalasar for battle.
16:23
March 28, 2019
Episode 56: The Door
In this episode I take a look at Season 6, Episode 5 where Daenerys says goodbye to Jorah, Euron Greyjoy steals the Salt Throne from Yara, Arya is tasked with another assassination, Jon and Sansa try to figure out how to re-take Winterfell, and we learn the truth about Hodor.
19:20
March 27, 2019
Episode 55: Book of the Stranger
In this episode I take a look at Season 6, Episode 4 where Sansa and Jon are reunited, Yara and Theon are also reunited, Tyrion makes a deal with the masters, Jaime and Cersei devise a plan to rescue Margaery, Daario and Jorah go to rescue Daenerys and learn that she's entirely capable of rescuing herself.
21:19
March 27, 2019
Episode 54: Oathbreaker
In this episode I take a look at Season 6 Episode 3, where Jon comes to terms with his new life, Bran gets another history lesson, Arya gets her eyes back, the High Sparrow starts to manipulate Tommen, and Tyrion learns who is funding the Sons of the Harpy.
22:19
March 26, 2019
Episode 53: Home
In this episode, I take a look at Season 6, Episode 2 where Bran learns some history, Tommen makes amends, Ramsay congratulates his father on the new baby, Theon decides to go home, Arya is allowed to return to the House of Black and White and Melisandre tries something she never has before.
21:06
March 25, 2019
Episode 51: Mother's Mercy
In this episode I take a look at the last episode of Season 6, where Stannis gets to Winterfell, Theon helps Sansa, Daario and Jorah set off to find Daenerys. Speaking of Daenerys she gets surrounded by some old friends, and the Night's Watch shows Jon how they feel about him.
25:29
March 22, 2019
Episode 50: The Dance of Dragons
In this episode I take a look at Season 5, Episode 9, where Jon returns to the wall, Jaime convinces Prince Doran to let Myrcella leave Dorne, Stannis makes a terrible sacrifice, and Drogon comes to save Daenerys.
20:12
March 21, 2019
Episode 49: Hardhome
In this episode I take a look at Season 5 Episode 8 where Tyrion comes into Daenerys’s service, Sansa learns Theon didn’t kill her brothers, Cersei is humbled and Jon faces the White Walkers.
27:37
March 20, 2019
Episode 48: The Gift
In this episode, I take a look at Season 5, Episode 7 where the Night's Watch says goodbye to Maester Aemon, Sansa tries to improve her circumstances, Jaime doesn't get quite the reaction he was expecting from Myrcella, and Cersei discovers she has put herself in a difficult position.
21:44
March 18, 2019
Episode 47: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
In this episode I take a look at Season 5, Episode 6 where Jons heads North, Arya sees what it actually means to be a faceless man, Littlefinger and Lady Olenna visit King's Landing, Loras and Margaery are arrested and Sansa gets married.
18:18
March 15, 2019
Episode 46: Kill the Boy
In this episode I take a look at Season 5, Episode 5 where Daenerys doles out punishment for the attack on Grey Worm and Ser Barristan, Jon makes a deal with Tormund to help save the free folk, Sansa starts to get an idea about Ramsay's twisted personality, and Jorah and Tyrion take a trip through Valyria.
19:05
March 13, 2019
Episode 45: Sons of the Harpy
In this episode, I take a look at Season 5, Episode 4 where Melisandre puts the moves on Jon, Littlefinger gives Sansa advice about her forthcoming marriage,  Cersei gives the High Sparrow the tools to wreak havoc, and Ser Barristan is defeated in battle. 
21:30
March 12, 2019
Episode 44: High Sparrow
In this episode, I take a look at Season 5, Episode 3 where Tommen marries Margaery, Cersei decides religion needs some new leadership, Arya takes another step toward becoming no one, Jon is tested at Castle Black and Tyrion arrives in Volantis.
20:17
March 12, 2019
Episode 43: The House of Black and White
In this episode, I take a look at Season 5, Episode 2 where Jon has the chance to become a Stark, Brienne finds Sansa, Jaime convinces Bronn to take a little trip with him and Daenerys is faced with the difficulties of ruling once again.
23:54
March 11, 2019
Episode 42: The Wars to Come
In this episode I take a look at the season opener to Season 5 where Tyrion is given choice about his future, Littlefinger is taking Sansa somewhere she doesn't know, Daenerys realizes her dragons are pissed at her and Jon is unsuccessful in getting Mance Raider to help his people.
20:11
March 10, 2019
Episode 41: The Children
In this episode, I take a look at the Season Finale of Season 4, where Stannis appears at Castle Black, Daenerys decides to lock up her dragons, Arya gets ready to start a new chapter in her life, and Tyrion confronts Tywin for the last time.
22:02
March 9, 2019
Episode 40: The Watchers on the Wall
In this episode I take a look at Season 4, Episode 9 where the wildling army attacks the wall.
22:34
March 7, 2019
Episode 39: The Mountain and the Viper
In this episode I take a look at Season 4, Episode 8 where Daenerys learns the truth about Jorah. Ramsay makes his father happy. Sansa has learned to play Littlefinger's game and Oberon Martell fights the Mountain.
17:48
March 6, 2019
Season 8 Final Trailer Reactions
HBO just released the final trailer for Season 8. Here are my thoughts.
14:58
March 5, 2019
Episode 38: Mockingbird
In this episode I take a look at Season 4, Episode 7, where Daario gets a little closer to Daenerys, the Hound lets Arya help him. Brienne and Podrick get some unexpected information. Tyrion reminisces with Oberon and Littlefinger professes his true love. 
24:34
March 4, 2019
Episode 37: The Laws of Gods and Men
In this episode I take a look at Season 4, episode 6 where Daenerys learns exactly what it means to be queen. Davos squeezes some money out of the Iron Bank. Theon refuses rescue and Tyrion demands a trail by combat.
19:31
February 28, 2019
Episode 36: First of His Name
In this episode, I take a look at Season 4, Episode 5 where Arya gets smacked by the Hound, Cersei tries to glean some information from the judges for Tyrion's trial, and Jon gets rid of the mutineers and meets up with an old friend.
20:56
February 27, 2019
Episode 35: Oathkeeper
In this episode I take a look at Season 4, episode 4 where Daenerys gives justice to Mereen, Jon gets the go ahead to hunt down the Night's Watch mutineers, Margaery makes her first move with Tommen and we find out just what happened to all of Craster's baby boys.
21:59
February 26, 2019
New Sizzle Reel Footage
HBO released a new sizzle reel for what they've got coming in the next year and we got a few new snippets of Game of Thrones.
05:04
February 25, 2019
Episode 34: Breaker of Chains
In this episode I take a look at Season 4, Episode 3, where Tyrion is accused of Joffrey’s murder, The Night’s Watch debates how to deal with the Wildling threat, and Daenerys arrives in Mereen.
21:24
February 22, 2019
Episode 33: The Lion and the Rose
In this episode I take a look at Season 4, Episode 2 where Lord Bolton learns the Stark boys are alive, Bran has some visions, and Joffrey and Margaery get married.
22:39
February 14, 2019
Episode 32: Two Swords
In this episode I take a look at Season 4, Episode 1 where Jon warns the Night’s Watch about Mance Raider, Tyrion welcomes the Dornish to King’s Landing and Jaime finds a lukewarm reception upon coming home.
29:06
February 10, 2019
Episode 31: Mhysa
In this episode I take a look at Season 3, Episode 10 where we see all of the characters and where they’re going to heading in Season 4
26:43
February 10, 2019
Episode 30: The Rains of Castamere
In this episode, I take a look at Season 3, episode 9, where Daenerys captures Yunkai, Bran learns a new ability and the Starks attend a wedding.
18:28
February 9, 2019
Episode 29: Second Sons
In this episode I take a look at Season 3, episode 8 where Daenerys expands her army, Tyrion and Sansa get married, and we find out just what dragonglass is good for.
19:31
February 7, 2019
Episode 28: The Bear and the Maiden Fair
In this episode I take a look at Season 3, episode 7 where Daenerys shows off her dragons, Robb Stark gets closer to his doom, and Jaime takes on a bear.
23:04
February 1, 2019
Episode 27: The Climb
In this episode, I take a look at Season 3, Episode 6 where Jon and Ygritte get to the top of the wall. Rob Stark negotiates with the Freys and Theon gets tortured...again.
17:22
January 31, 2019
Episode 26: Kissed By Fire
In this episode I take a look at Season 3, Episode 5 where Jon solidifies his wildling ties, Beric Dondarrion gets brought back to life for the 6th time and Tywin commands his children to marry people they don't want. 
19:56
January 30, 2019
Episode 25: And Now His Watch Is Ended
In this episode I take a look at Season 3, Episode 4 where Varys gets some revenge and plots to marry Sansa Stark to Loras Tyrell. Cersei is worried about how much Margaery can manipulate Joffrey and Daenerys executes a brilliant plan that gains her a free army.
24:06
January 29, 2019
Episode 24: Walk of Punishment
In this episode I take a look at Season 3, Episode 3, where Daenerys offers up one of her dragons as payment for the Unsullied, Ramsay Snow continues to torment Theon, and Tyrion becomes Master of Coin.
21:43
January 29, 2019
Episode 23: Dark Wings, Dark Words
In this episode, I take a look at Season 3, Episode 2, where we learn of Robb Stark's grandfather's death, Arya and her friends get captured by the Brotherhood without Banners and we meet Lady Olenna Tyrell for the first time!
19:26
January 25, 2019
Episode 22: Valar Dohaeris
In this episode, I take a look at the first episode of Season 3 where Daenerys meets the Unsullied, Jon is accepted by the Wildlings, and Margaery starts to make her mark in King's Landing.
19:58
January 23, 2019
Episode 21: Valar Morghulis
In this episode I take a look at Season 2, Episode 10, which wraps up all of the major plot points for the season and sets up the paths for the characters in Season 3
23:41
January 23, 2019
Episode 20: Blackwater
In this episode I take a look at Season 2, Episode 9 where we see the siege of King's Landing and the first major battle episode in the show.
26:24
January 22, 2019
Episode 19: The Prince of Winterfell
In this episode I look at Season 2, Episode 8 where Theon gets a vist from his sister, Robb makes more mistakes, Stannis prepares to hit King's Landing and Tyrion realizes he like the political "Game."
19:08
January 19, 2019
Episode 18: A Man Without Honor
I take a look at Season 2, Episode 7 where Theon makes a big choice, Sansa gets an unpleasant surprise, Jaime escapes only to be captured again, and Daenerys learns where her dragons are.
22:30
January 18, 2019
Episode 17: The Old Gods and the New
In this episode, I take a look at Season 2, Episode 6 where Theon takes Winterfell, a mob attacks Joffrey and Dany has a crisis with her dragons.
21:00
January 16, 2019
Episode 16: The Ghost of Harrenhal
In this episode, I take a look at Episode 5 of Season 2 where Renly Baratheon meets his fate and Arya sees what Jaqen H'ghar is capable of.
24:47
January 15, 2019
Crypts of Winterfell Teaser Breakdown
I take a quick look at the new trailer that was released on January 13.
06:56
January 14, 2019
Episode 15: Garden of Bones
In this episode I take a look at Season 2 Episode 4 where we see two new locations and just how real Melisandre’s magic is.
19:46
January 12, 2019
Episode 14: What Is Dead May Never Die
In this episode I take a look at Episode 3 of Season 2 where we meet a few new characters and start to see the war of the five kings take shape.
23:14
January 11, 2019
Episode 13: The Night Lands
In this episode I take a look at Season 2 Episode 2 where we meet even more new characters.
25:00
January 9, 2019
Episode 12: The North Remembers
In this episode I take a look at the opening episode for Season 2. We get updates on the characters from Season 1 and meet a bunch of new ones. For questions or feedback email geekythronesgirl@gmail.com
25:45
January 8, 2019
Golden Globes New Footage Breakdown
During the Golden Globes last night HBO aired a sizzle reel of all of their upcoming shows, and of course, Game of Thrones was included. And we got some brand new footage! I break it down and give you some of my thoughts about what it means for the final season of the show.
04:35
January 7, 2019
Episode 11: Fire and Blood
In this episode, I talk about the final episode of season one and how it sets everything up for season two.
26:31
January 3, 2019
Episode 10: Baelor
I take a look at Season 1, episode 9, where the most important thing from the whole season takes place.
23:32
December 18, 2018
Season 8 Teaser Breakdown
In a break from my regular episodes, I take a quick few minutes to talk about the recently released teaser trailer for Season 8.
04:28
December 18, 2018
Episode 9: The Pointy End
In this episode, I take a look at Season 1 Episode 8, where the Stark girls are in precarious situations, Robb Stark has decided to go to war, and Tyrion Lannister is faced with the prospect of fighting in that war.
24:23
December 15, 2018
Episode 8: You Win or You Die
I take a look at this pivotal episode where the claim to the iron throne is upended.
21:01
December 13, 2018
Episode 7: A Golden Crown
This time I take a look at Season 1 Episode 6, which has one of the best death scenes in the show.
29:03
December 12, 2018
Episode 6: The Wolf and the Lion
I take a look at Season 1 Episode 5, which includes some well-written conversations and some fancy sword fighting.
22:12
December 10, 2018
Episode 5: Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things
In this episode I take a look at Episode 4 of Season 1, which introduces us to a couple new characters.
25:44
December 6, 2018
Episode 4: Lord Snow
I take a look at Season 1 Episode 3, which is called Lord Snow. We meet a lot of new, important characters in this episode and get a few pieces of very important information. If you have questions for me, you can send an email to geekythronesgirl@gmail.com.
29:44
December 4, 2018
Episode 3: The Kingsroad
I take a look at The Kingsroad, which is episode two of season 1 of Game Thrones. I think this episode holds what could be one of the most important clues as to what might happen in season 8.
28:05
November 30, 2018
Episode 2: Winter Is Coming
In this episode I take an in-depth look at the first episode of Game of Thrones, Winter is coming.
22:09
November 27, 2018
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