#4 – Guardians of what now

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Good evening, people! How are you guys? How was the week? I hope it was really really good and productive. And are you ready for this week’s episode? Well, this episode is about a movie that many many people were waiting for. Do you have any idea what movie it is? It is Guardians of the Galaxy Part 2!

I watched the second part of Guardians of The Galaxy this weekend. Well, last weekend I should say. When you hear it, it’s gonna be some time in the future. I must say, I prefered the first one. I think number one was more or better balanced maybe. In this movie I thought some of the jokes were forced and the plot or story line had some problems. Groot was completely useless but soo cute and sweet. But why would you take someone like Groot or baby Groot on those dangerous missions? This is something I did not understand. It would make more sense to leave him somewhere safe. Cause he can’t fight so why put him in danger, right? I think, I will never get used to that racoon. But well, it’s Hollywood, so everything is possible, right? But yeah, the racoon still bugs me. Strange strange guardian. The movie is a Marvel production, so I don’t need to say that the effects were perfect! I don’t remember the first movie so well, but in this one there are a lot of items from the 80s and 90s. From the music that is a very important part of the movie and of Peter Quill’s life to Pacman. I mean yeah, we see a few references of Pacman during the movie as well. It is funny to try to find those things or clues inside the movie. Just like they do with those (easter)eggs, right in some stories. This is really cool. I like it.

In movie number 2, the guardians have to save the galaxy again. This time we also see some family members. Gamora’s sister Nebula is back and we can understand better what happened to them. Why the relationship of the sisters is so complicated. We also learn that Thanos, the father, hurt Nebula and that everything was always a competition for Gamora. But the most important family member we meet in this movie is Quill’s father. Quill’s mother was human but he never knew who or what his father was. His mother used to say he was from the stars. We find out that his father is called Ego and that he is a celestial being. Just like a god. I must admit that I did not understand what exactly Ego wanted with his son. But I also don’t want to give you many spoilers in case you did not watch it until now.

We also see Yondu again. He is the one who kidnaped Quill when he was young and raised him. Now we discover why. The movie starts when the guardians are fighting a monster to protect some powerful batteries. The people who hired them to do that are called Sovereign people. They are golden and perfect. They think they are superior to the other races. When Rocket (the racoon) steals some batteries from them, they aren’t very happy. As you can imagine. I think it is nice to see how all those different races from different planets with very different habits and cultures can work together, be friends. It gives me hope that maybe one day people will be more tolerant and patient with everyone and everything that is a bit different from them. So guys, did you watch the Guardians of the Galaxy already? Have you seen it? And if you did, what did you think? Did you like the movie too? Do you prefer movie number one? What did you like? What didn’t you like? And also if you did not watch it yet, would you like to watch it after our small episode about it? As always, please just comment, share with your friends if you liked it, and if you have friends who are learning English, please send them the link. And tell us what you think. And also, we are always open for new ideas for new episodes. Okay guys? So, talk to you soon, on our next episode. Bye bye!




#3 – The Great Wall

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Hello hello and good morning from rainy Floripa! How are you guys? I hope everyone is doing really really well. And are you ready for this week’s episode? I know it’s been quite  a while. Specially for the beginners podcast. So, today we are going to talk about the movie called: The Great wall. Did you watch the Great Wall? It is a great movie! Maybe you know some of the actors like Mat Damon or Pedro Pascal, who played Oberyn in Game of Thrones.

This movie is about a  group of Europeans who go to China looking for black powder. That means: gun powder. They were not sure it existed, but some people said they saw it. During the journey, many men die. One night, something attacks them and kills 2 men. Will cuts off the arm from one of this creatures and kills it. He takes the arm because he wants to ask someone what he killed. Because he doesn’t know. And by the way, Will is Mat Damon, okay?

When they are running, running from a tribe. That’s like a few days later.  They find the Chinese Wall and many soldiers were there. Tovan and Will, they decide to surrender to the soldiers on the Wall. Tovan is Pedro Pascal.

The problem is that they arrived when the Chinese are preparing for a battle that happens every 60 years. This battle is against an army of the creatures that Will killed.

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I must say, I loved the images, the photography of the movie. The colors and the details from the soldier’s clothes and from some of the other things we see.  It’s just so amazing. Also the scenes with the hot air balloons, the battles, all the special effects were just great. Well, you guys know I love special effects, right! Were there problems in the plot ? Sure! The movie was not perfect. There is for example no explanation for many things during this movie. For example: why the time between attacks is so long, 60 years. Why Ballard stayed with the Chinese for 25 years but now wants to betray them and take the gunpowder away; who sent the group of soldiers to find the gunpowder.

There are many many questions without answers. And yes, there are many cliché moments inside the movie as well. But if you like good battles or battle scenes and special effects, I am sure you will enjoy this movie.

I don’t want to give you many spoilers, so I will not tell you what happens after they arrive at the Wall. Not in detail anyway. So the Chinese, they debate if they should kill Will and Tovan or not. And they want to understand how Will killed the creature, all alone. Because they know this creatures, they are very hard to kill.

 The Chinese army is very well organized. And Will and Tovan are really amazed at how organized they are. how Every group of soldiers has a color. And every group does something different. So, for example the blue group only has women. And they like jump and fight.

And I must say that as a woman I think that it was very nice to see… well now  more and more movies with strong women. Like this one. This leader for the blue group. She becomes something bigger during the story. So it is really really nice to see  slowly women with power, women who can fight. Also being the good ones. Because we are used to see powerful women but usually they are like the bad witch or… well they are bad, usually. If they are powerful, usually women are bad in old movies. And slowly now we see women heroes as well. And I think its amazing. Children need that. They need… Specially young girls, they need to have powerful females to look up to them and say I would like to be as strong as her, as intelligent as her… And this is important.  We also see something else that is very interesting. Because we also get to see a little bit of the capital of China and the young emperor.  Very very quickly. But we get to see them. And so it’s nice to have like this little pick of how life sort of was back then, when they still had an emperor and how the culture and the organization worked.

Did you watch it? What did you think if you did? Did you like it? Is there anything you did not like about the movie? And if you didn’t watch it. Do you want to watch it now? Just tell me what you think!   As you know, this podcast is usually very short, okay? I hope you guys enjoyed it. And please yes, like, share, comment on iTunes or on our website. We always love to hear from you. And its also very very important for us to see what you want, what you don’t want. What you like, what you don’t like. Okay guys? So, I will talk to you very very soon again! Bye bye!






Game of Thrones S7: special epsiode 6 (S7, ep 6)

As Game of Thrones S7 continues, we are back for another episode!

In this episode we will talk about the sixth episode of season 7, that was aired on Sunday (20/08). We will have one episode each week, giving you a summary of what happened, possible spoilers, theories, opinion…

 

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Hello, hello, hello everyone! Oh my God! What was this episode number 6! So yes, sorry. I didn’t even ask you guys how you are. How are you doing? I mean, I am just blown away with this episode. I watched it already like 3 times and I can’t get enough of this episode! It’s really hard to tell with GoT like which episode is the best. In terms of scenes is easy. But with episodes is really hard. But yes, if this wasn’t the best episode it is certainly like in the short list of 3 best episodes of the series. But it might be the best one, really. Because it was so complete and it had it had so many wow moments. It was just… I don’t even have words to describe this episode. It was mind blowing, it was great, it was amazing, it was beautiful, it was scary, I was mad, I was sad… it just brought so many emotions. Even though I had spoilers and I knew almost everything that was going to happen, nothing.. it’s just like with the red wedding, nothing prepares you to actually seeing everything. Seeing the battle, seeing the scene with the dragon…

Let’s go and start at the beginning. We start episode 6 with the group. The same group that we just saw in episode 5 leaving Eastwatch. We see them walking and talking and some of the people they get to know each other a little bit better. So yeah, they are going. They are looking for the whites right. Because they have to capture at least one. We see for example Gendry, he’s complaining to the guys from the brotherhood and he’s winging as the Hound says. I mean he is complaining, so he is winging about what happened to him and the the Hound says: Look, why are you winging about? Then he points to the other guy who already died 6 times and he said: he died 6 times and you don’t see him complaining, do you? And then Gendry looks and he… what can you say right? And the the guy just gives him something to drink and he says good boy. It was not fair but what is done is done and he’s alive and yeah… move on, right.

And so we see then how Jon, he tries to give Jorah Lonclaw back but Jorah refuses. He says he doesn’t have the right to have Longclaw. And gives it back to Jon. Arya is really not so sure about Sansa’s intentions and she thinks now that she read the scroll, she thinks that Sansa was responsible fro the death of Ned Stark. Because she sent that raven to Rob saying yes, our father is a traitor and you need to bend the knee to Cersey… and Sansa said: well, I’m sorry I was just a child and they made me write it. I didn’t want to. I did not betray our family. And the way they were talking and everything happened and the way that later Sansa finds out the mask, the faces. I mean, begs the question. What is happening to those sisters? Is Arya going to kill Sansa? Or something that occurs to me is: maybe in some of those scenes we see like Sansa talking to Littlefinger and things like this. Did Arya already like wear Sansa’s face? Because we know, it is possible to wear someone’s face without them being dead. Because we saw how the Faceless men was wearing Arya’s face even though Arya was still alive. So, is it possible that maybe in some of those scenes we Sansa talking and doing things it actually was Arya trying to understand what was going on. And maybe that is when she realizes that it is actually Litlefinger playing around with them. From the beginning. That would be very nice to see. Or to realize that it was actually Arya in some of those moments and that Littlefinger, he thinks he is playing her but it was her playing him. That would be cool.

We go back beyond the Wall and we see the guys talking. We see the new leader from the free folk and he is telling the Hound how he is in love with Brienne and he wants to make babies with Brienne. And that is so funny, because he seems to be completely and totally in love with Brienne and Brienne just can’t stand him. And the the Hound is looking like: really? You and Brienne? Because they saw each other right. When she was looking for Arya. And then we see Jon and this other guy, the  … I keep forgetting his name. the guy who also died 6 times and they are talking about the Lord of Light and how he brought both of them back. And they are discussing and trying to understand why they are special. Why they came back. And the guy says he also does not have an answer that there has to be a reason why they were chosen.

Then we see a quick scene back at Dragonsstone and we see Daennerys and Tyrion talking and she says she likes that he isn’t a hero because heroes, they make stupid things and they put themselves in danger. And she gives like a list of all the guys in her life and in the end she puts Jon Snow. They talk about him and Tyrion indicate that there is something going on and she says: he’s too little for me. Lame excuse, right? They talk about Cersey, and how they might meet her. Because then Tyrion says that his brother promised to try and keep Cersey on a leash and he says how he promised to make the same with Daennerys. And she goes like: Why would you need something like this? And he says: well, you’ve lost your temper from time to time .. like yeah, you’ve burnt a few people you did not have to burn. With the Tarlys you did not have to burn the son, for example. You could have burnt the father to set an example but you could have given the son a chance. A chance to think and she goes: No, I could not have done that. And he’s: well, maybe you could. But you did not give us time to discuss about it. To see all the options. You just acted. And he says how I mean: you talked about breaking the wheel but fear is one of the things that actually keeps the wheel turning. So as long as you use that, you will not break the wheel. And he says how fear makes the power very brittle. Because if people only follow you because they are afraid of you there’s a big chance that one day they will turn against you, right. And this is all Cersey has right now. This is all most of the kings ever had over people. But that is not the solution that she claims that she wants. And the Tyrion touches a very sensitive topic. Succession and she’s not happy about it. She’s starting to question if Tyrion maybe is plotting against her with his family and she goes like: well, you are thinking about my death already. So I’m not … I don’t even have the crown and you are already thinking about what will happen once I’m dead. But I mean, I understand his point of view and I understand why he’s so scared. Because she could die from so many things, right. She’s going beyond the Wall, she’s going to fight the Walkers and she could just die there and then and then what happens. What happens with the future. So I understand where he’s coming from . I understand why he’s asking those questions but maybe he should have done it in a different way. Because she’s not happy about it. And because she believes she cannot have children anymore. So … in any case. If she cannot have children they have to find a solution for the succession.

Then we go back beyond the wall and we see as the Whites attack the group. The first things attacking them are huge white bears. And they are scary as hell!  We see the guys who believe in the Lord of Light. Their swords, they are like, they turn into flames. And then, as one of them… I don’t remember which one. He goes against the bear and the bear is like in flames. And the hound is just petrified when he sees that. He cannot move anymore. Because we all know he’s afraid of the fire, right? And so the priest goes to help him and we see like as the bear is attacking the priest. And he gets really badly not burnt but I’m not sure if the bear bit him or scratched him only. But its bad. Is really really bad. And the Hound, he just sat there, looking. Horrified about what was going on.

Here we see again how Sansa is like: what I am going to do! How could Arya know all these things. This is maybe one of the moments when  think maybe it was Arya doing that and not Sansa. That would be very interesting. Because is like everyone is playing a game here. And I’m not sure who is really playing whom right now.  It could be that everyone is playing everyone. Littlefinger is playing, and Arya is also playing and trying to find out. And Sansa is  fighting against this power urge that she has. She really wants to be important, she wants to be a queen, but … I mean, after everything she’s been through. Maybe that does not seem so important anymore. Who knows! But I really would not trust Sansa.  Not really. But it could be, yeah. It could be that Arya is… she understood that Littlefinger is playing them, so she is playing Littlefinger. She’s beeing smarter. Could be. Something that is very interesting is that Littlefinger tells her: Look, you should not worry because Brienne is here. So, if something should happen to either of you, she’s here to protect. And then next thing moment, what we see is Sansa is sending Brienne to Kingsklanding! If she’s so worried about Arya, why is she sending Brienne away? This is one of the reasons I think maybe .. either they both already know Littlefinger is playing them and they are already like in on it. Together, plotting against him. Or, it was Arya pretending to be Sansa and she does not want Brienne to be there to save Sansa. Something like this. I don’t know. There are too many open questions here. Too many!

Then we go back beyond the wall. And we see how they attack the small group of whites because  they need to get one, right. To show to Cersey and and also to show to Daennerys. And as Jon kills like the commander most of them like break. They manage to capture one who did not just crumble but then he screams, is like he’s calling for help. From the other ones. And so we see this huge army coming for them. So Jon looks at Gendry and says: Look, run to Eastwatch, send a raven. Tell Daennerys what’s going on and ask for help. And first of course Gendry says: no, I’m not gonna leave you here. But then he understands. Be might be the only chance they got. Because they cannot fight them all. They can’t just kill them all. Poor Gendry. He goes and runs and runs and runs and I’m not sure just how far it is but it seemed very far and it seems pretty cold. And he.. for someone who had never even seen snow before… poor guy. And he arrives at Eastwatch when it was already getting dark or dark. It’s hard to say. How the days work. But there is a moment when he’s going to Eastwatch where he stops somewhere. He looks at something and I’m pretty sure I was supposed to know what that place was, but I’ve no idea. It seemed like a construction or something that has burnt. No idea. Do you guys know what it was? Because I am lost there. And I’ve tried already to look online but so far have not found and answer of what is was. Because I don’t remember them being so close to Eastwatch before. So  don’t know what it was. But then again.. so we see Gendry arriving and he collapses and all he manages to say is: Ravens, we need to send a raven. Poor guy.

And meanwhile in the group, we see how they manage to like run and then when they realize they are on top of a lake maybe, or it is already the sea. I don’t know. But it’s water. But there is like a rock in the middle of it. And you see how they keep running to that rock and because there are so many of the whites, they are so heavy … there is a point where they get where the ice just starts to break so they all stop. And it’s a beautiful scene. They made it from the air. You see them on top of the rock and then like a blank space and then they are surrounded , completely surrounded by whites. And they stay like that for quite some time. They go through the night and .. poor guys, they must be freezing because they don’t have fire, they don’t have anything, right. And when they wake up next morning the priest is dead. So Thoros is dead and the Hound, he takes his… the flask of drink (whatever it was that he was carrying) and he drinks from it. But then, as he was going to drink again, Jon takes it and he says: we need to burn his body, because otherwise he will just become a White himself. Then the guy said: well, if we only had  some fire, right? But then Beric, he makes his sword  burn. I’ not sure how they do that but he touches the sword and it starts burning. And they burn Thoros body. And so they are discussing about how to end this. How they could even have a choice of not just  all dying there. Have a chance to deliver the one White they captured to Daennerys. An so Beric says they could just kill the Night King right. Because he turned them all. So if they kill the one guy everyone else will just crumble. But yeah, this is easier said than done. Because he’s always far far away. He’s well protected. Is not easy to kill the guy. We see the Hound is getting restless with the situation and he throws a rock at one of those whites. And it knocks the guy but he doesn’t really move cause they don’t get angry or anything like that. But then when he throws the second rock, he doesn’t really put enough force s the rock slides and then that show to them, to the whites that the ice is holding now. So you see how slowly but surely the whites are walking towards them and then they go like: Holly mother, right? They are coming! They could have waited a little bit longer until Danny arrives but no, Hound is … he doesn’t have patience.

And the we see this like … I think the scene lasted like 4, 5 minutes but seems it lasts forever. We see how the whites are just taking them and attacking them and … I mean. I already knew what was going to happen but still I .. it felt for me like it was never ending. Like poor guys and they’re all gonna die or something like this. I knew basically what was going to happen but I did not know who exactly was going to die or not. So yeah, and with GoT we all know, we should be worried for everyone and anyone. But the again after 4, 5 minutes of the Whites just  winning and attacking we see Drogon and the other 2 dragons as well. So they just ‘dracarys’ on them. This gives them some time and advantage to be able to escape. So, Daennerys she lands with Drogon so that they could jump on the dragon . but then,    the Night King. The guy is clever maybe. And he sees an opportunity to kill the dragons. But the yeah, Jon snow stayed a little bit behind because he was just holding the Whites as the other ones were mounting Drogon, if you want. And then we all see how the Night King throws this spear ,  I think you could call it. And instead of doing that with Drogon, he does that (I think it was with Vyserion). And this is a big big question from a lot of people. Because Drogon was  a lot nearer the guy and .. but the other one was in the air so not sure why he decided to kill that dragon and not the other one.  We see how the dragon falls and goes into the water and that moment was so heartbreaking, really. I mean, I’ve read about quite a few people who actually cried seeing this scene.   Because it was, it was . I knew it was going to happen but still, it is heartbreaking to see one of those beautiful dragons just dying like that. And the of course, if it could not get any worse, Daennerys just lost a baby , one of her children. We see how  Jo n  Snow just falls into the water and she cannot do anything to save him. She has to leave him behind because they are coming. And the Night king is already preparing to attack Drogon as well. And if she loses Drogon as well then they would be in huge trouble. She has to leave not only her dragon behind but also Jon Snow without knowing even if Jon snow is dead or alive. And that was a very very tense moment, I must say. George Martin already killed the guy once, so why not do it twice. But then, a few moments later we see that he’s alive. He comes out of the water and poor guy. He must be freezing. Because it was cold and the water was very cold. He steps out of it and he’s trying to move , try and go away, but then he’s saved by his uncle Benjen . Benjen arrives on  a horse and opens sort of a way for him. But then, to give Jon a  chance to escape, Benjen stays behind and sacrifices himself. Next thing we know, we see Eastwatch and the group is preparing to leave, but Daennerys is still on one of those lookouts and she looks so sad. Jorah says: look, it’s time to go.

And she says like: let’s just wait a little bit longer. Because she still has hope that Jon Snow is alive and he’s coming. And he is, right. We know he is. As she gives up and she’s going down we hear the horn. The horn that says someone is coming. Jon Snow  arrived at the last moment possible, of course! And the they take him already to the ship and they sail away. They don’t even treat him in Eastwatch. They sail to Drangonstone and we see how Daennerys. She stays in the background, if you want, but she sees how they are treating him and when they take his clothes away, she can see the scars from when they stabbed him. And then she probably understands that Davos wasn’t  just being theatrical when he said that they stabbed him in the heart. They really did and he’s… somehow he is still alive. And we see how then Jon wakes up and she’s there and she’s waiting for him. It’s a really nice and touching moment. And yeah, very romantic! Oh yeah, they hold hands and he says he’s so sorry. He wishes they had never gone beyond the wall. He had never called for her. And she says: I don’t. because ei had to see it. I had to see it to believe. And now I know.  And that’s when she says: you have to understand the dragons are the only children I can ever have. And he (the Night King) killed one of them. So I will help you destroy this guy. And then, surprise surprise! I says well, I wish I could bend the knee but you know, is … I can’t. now we know he bends the knee to Daennerys and the they hold hands a little bit too long. We see the moment. And Daennerys understands the moment and she takes the hand away. And she says well, you should rest. And I will leave. Let’s see what will happen in the last episode . oh my God! Oh my God! What will happen in the last episode! I know it’s a long episode but still there’s still too many things to happen before  we have to wait at least a year. Some people are talking 2019. Way too long. For us to have the last season . but men, yeah. The story is just getting better and better. Let’s see. I probably forgot something. Yes, yes, of course! Last scene we see the Whites taking the dragon out of the water  and then comes the Night King , touches him and he opens his eyes and we have yes! We have an ice dragon now! What that means, no idea. No idea what that means. Does the dragon like spit ice? Some sort of … I don’t know. No idea. I mean, George Martin, he wrote a book about an ice dragon but no idea if he’s going to respect the rules sort of that he used in that book. So I am really excited to see what is going to happen in the last episode of this season! So guys,  again thank you for listening ! please just tell me what you think, did you like it, didn’t you like  the episode, the podcast, and share it with your friends  and give us a thumbs up if you liked it. And I will talk to you very very soon again. On the next episode, okay? Bye bye!

 

If you would like to listen to some more episodes about Game of Thrones, here is a list of episodes we already released about it:

THE NEW KING IN THE NORTH –   for beginners

GoT THEORIES (PART 1) – intermediate/advanced

GoT THEORIES (PART 2) – intermediate/advanced

The episodes about Season 7:

 Season 7, episode 1

Season 7, episode 2

Season 7, episode 3

Season 7, episode 4

Season 7, episode 5

We also wrote a Blogpost about a book that is a prequel  (the story happened before Game of Thrones) of the series:

GOT PREQUEL – A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS

Hope you enjoy it!

The audio for the intro and outro is a production by Rameses B. Go and check out his amazing work on Soundcloud! HERE

 

Game of Thrones, special epsiode 5 (S7, ep 5)

As Game of Thrones S7 continues, we are back for another episode!

In this episode we will talk about the fifth episode of season 7, that was aired on Sunday (13/08). We will have one episode each week, giving you a summary of what happened, possible spoilers, theories, opinion…

 

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Good morning, GoT fans! So, how did you survive this week’s episode? And last week’s episode? Man! Every episode now for me is like, wow! And what about you? What do you think of this season so far? We are past the middle of it. Episode 5 already! O my God! Only 2 more episodes to go! I’m happy and I’m excited and so anxious at the same time. Cause it’s almost at the end already! It’s just… 7 episodes is not enough. Not enough. Not when you have a series as great as this one.

We start episode 5 and we see who saved Jamie. I was Bron. And Jamie of course… funny guy, right… he complains to Bron that he could have killed him. Like yeah, no. The dragon would not have killed me. But the way you pulled me into the water I could have died. I’m like, really Jamie? Are you serious? But okay, yeah. So Bron asks him: what were you thinking when you tried to attack a dragon?  And he says he just wanted to end the war. I mean, killing Daennerys would end the war. That’s for sure. Dumb thing to do when there’s a dragon between you and the person you wanna kill, right? And Bron says that with dragons is where their partnership ends. Because he’s not going to seat around and wait for the dragons to kill him. And Jamie is afraid of what will happen when Daennerys decides to use all 3 dragons at full force to really win a battle. Cause now he has seen just how powerful the Dothraki can be. And how powerful one dragon is. So you imagine 3 dragons. It would be horrible, horrible, horrible.

Then we see Tyrion. He’s walking through the battlefield and he sees the destruction that happened and from his face we can see it really…. How can I say… Those guys are Lannister and he’s a Lannister. He probably knew quite a few of them. So he’s not very happy and he was seeing everything from far away and then we see as Dan… of course, so Jamie and Bron they are like on the other side. So they escaped. But wih the people they stayed in the battlefield. Daennerys is like summoning them all to the same place and she gives them 2 choices. They can either join her or die. I mean, it’s not really a  choice, is there? So you either bend the knee and you join my army or you die. And the Tarly, they refuse to kneel. They are like some stubborn little buggers. And  of course, the father especially, he refuses to even let her send him to the Wall, to take the black. Because he says, you are not my queen. So you can’t really send me anywhere.   And Dickon, he says: if you are gonna kill him, you will have to kill me. And yeah, not so smart but okay. And Tyrion, he tries to convince Daennerys to lock them up for a few days . especially the son and then let him think again about what he’s doing. But she’s determined that if she gives them this choice, a lot of people will make that choice and she says she doesn’t want to take prisoners. She doesn’t want to have people  in shakles. Because she’s actually breaking shakles, right. So how is she supposed to have prisoners like that. She decides, okay. You don’t want to join me, I respect that but then Drogon will kill you. And that’s what she does. Because usually people would decapitate, right. But she says well, I’m not doing that. I’m not beheading people. I am burning them. It sort of remembers us of what her father did. I am more and more worried with Daennerys, you know. She’s becoming her father’s daughter more and more over time. Between her and Cersey I don’t know who has caused more trouble with fire. Maybe Cersey. Because of the wildfire. I don’t know. But yeah. Those are 2 crazy ladies. And she says: I’m nothing like Cersey! Yes, you are!

But then again, coming back here to the episode. Daennerys sentenced both Tarlys to death and Drogon does his job and then we see Jamie arriving at Kingslanding. And he and Cersey are talking about the loses and the future and the mercenaries… and Jamie tells Cersey that actually Olenna killed Joffrey. That she was responsible and that she confessed it just before dying. And so, first Cersey does not wanna believe it.   But then thinking better about it she agrees that she was telling the truth when she confessed. And she says (Cersey), she doesn’t think they have any choice but to keep fighting Daennerys because she does not think that Daennerys is just going to forget what happened so far. And Jamie’s not really convinced because he saw what happened, he saw the destruction … so he knows they are going to lose if Daennerys really decides to come in and attack them with full force.

Then we go back to Dragonstone and Drogon is back. Poor Drogon, he’s hurt but he’s doing okay. And we see this amazing scene where Jon Snow is waiting for them and Drogon just keeps approaching, approaching and they are like really face to face. And poor Jon Snow, you can see the guy is shaking and all fibers in his body are telling him: just run, you fool! But he stays. He’s a brave guy. Stupid maybe, but brave. And he stays there and because he does not know he’s a Targaryen right? And he takes his glove of and he lets Drogon smell him and then he touched Drogon and Daennerys I like: what the hell is going on?? Cause yeah, I mean. Drogon is not a friendly type of animal. And so she comes down and she’s: well, aren’t they amazing? And they talk a little bit about how the dragons are her children … but yeah, it was a nice moment seeing Drogon and Jon connecting. It really is. But yes, in that moment she tells Jon that it doesn’t matter how big they get, how scary they are. They are her children. And they really are, because she does not think she can ever have children of her own again.

And then we see an amazing, beautiful, touching reunion. Jorah arrived. She was having a  moment with Jon and then the Dothraki came and said well Khaleesi, this man says he knows you, he’s a friend. Daennerys sees Jorah… we can see like her eyes were watering, she was just so happy that he’s back and he says he’s cured. And he asks if she would have him and then we see Jon and Jorah making acquaintance. To see that as good servant he did what she asked. He found a cure.

Then we go back to Winterfell and Bran, he’s like warging. Apparently he could see what all those crows were seeing. And the crows, of course, they go like beyond the wall. And we see this huge army of White Walkers. It’s just wow! A lot of people. And the crows were flying and seeing where everyone was and what was going on but then, when the Night King, he saw the crows is like he broke the connection.

I’m really curious to see and learn more about the story of the Night King and to see who he really is and … because there has to be a connection with the Starks although he does not look like a proper Stark if you want. He was like a red head. Before the children of the forest, they made him into the Night King. But I don’t know. A lot of people think he actually used to be a Stark. Who knows. George Martin knows.  Maybe. But we will have to wait and see if they tell us this story. Or if they at least give us some explanation on how they are all connected. Because I’m pretty sure he is connected to the Starks. Because he keeps staring at Jon so hard. I don’t know. He sees all those crows and the connection is cut. And he (Bran) then tells the maester they have to send ravens and they send ravens not just to Jon Snow, but apparently they sent ravens to many places telling them: look, they are coming.

And we go to the citadel and the maesters, they are discussing Bran’s message and Sam is there and he’s listening and he’s listening how they talk about this cripple boy who claims he can see through those ravens and blah, blah blah. And of course Sam, he can never keep his mouth shut, right? And he says: are you talking about Bran Stark? Because he is telling the truth. And they go like yeah, maybe yes, maybe no. and he says: Look, you are so powerful and everyone respects what you say. If you tell people, they should believe this story. They are going to believe it. And they are going to prepare. And so this maester, this high maester that Sam is training with. He says : don’t worry, we will get to the bottom of it. We will know for sure because maybe this is just a  plot and we cannot let people use us like that. And yeah, Sam is just getting restless , right? He knows he should be learning more, he should be doing more. Because they are coming. So he’s not very happy when he sees that those maesters they are not really ready to do something.

We go back to Dragonstone and we see Tyrion and Varys talking about Daennerys and what she did and they are of course worried because like me, they see that she’s becoming more and more like her father. She’s ruthless, she is not afraid to kill people if she has to. Even though… yes, she’s not crazy. So she’s not just killing people for the pleasure of killing. But she’s not afraid to do that. She’s not afraid of making tough decisions. Varys was holding the message that Bran sent and so now Jon finds out Arya is alive and she is in Winterfell; Bran is alive. He’s in Winterfell. But he’s not exactly very happy even though he should be, right. But he’s not happy because of the message that Bran sent. That he saw all those White Walkers waking and coming to Eastwatch. And so they start discussing what they can do, right. Because they need to unite fronts with Cersey to be able to do that. And at least make a cease fire because they cannot fight the walkers and Cersey at the same time. There’s just not enough people to do that. So they decide to go beyond the wall, capture a walker, bring it back to the south and show it to Cersey. So she can believe they exist and maybe then she will agree to a cease fire.

And so they are planning on how they are gonna do this. Tyrion is going to Kingslanding and he’s gonna talk to Jamie so that Jamie can talk to Cersey. Because Cersey only listens to Jamie. Sort of.  And someone has to go beyond the wall to capture a white. So Jorah says : if you allow me, I will go. And the Jon says: the free folk, the wildlings, they can help but they will not help Sir Jorah. So I have to go with them. And at that moment you see like… I mean, when Jorah said he was going, Khaleesi already was not very happy. But the when Jon says that, you can see like her heart is racing and she’s like oh my God, Oh my God. He might go and never come back. Is like you can see all the thoughts going through her mind while she was trying to find the right word to say please don’t go. And she says: Well, but I didn’t  give you permission to go. And the he’s like: I’m sorry  your Grace but I don’t need your permission. I’m a king. I can go. There’s nothing she can say right? Then he says: When I came here I was trusting someone I did not know. Now I need you to trust me.

And of course she knows there’s nothing else she could say than just farewell.

Then we go back to Winterfell again and we see how the people in the North, they are getting anxious because  the winter is there and Jon Snow is not and they are putting pressure on Sansa saying: Maybe we should not have chosen Jon Snow, we should have chosen you. And we see Arya, she’s always observing. And she’s not very happy to see how Sansa is dealing with this whole situation and she suspects that Sansa has other intentions. That she actually wants to ‘dethrone’ Jon Snow if you want and she wants to be Lady Stark. She wants to be the one commanding or head of the family.

And the we see again Tyrion and Davos, they arrive at Kingslanding. In this episode we keep coming and going and cutting through scenes. Davos goes to find Gendry . Yay! Gendry is back! And Bron takes Jamie to the dungeon to talk to Tyrion. Of course Jamie does not know  he’s going there to talk to Tyrion, otherwise he would not have gone. So Tyrion and Jamie, they talk. Tyrion presents to Jamie this idea they have. If she agrees, we will have proof. Because in the mean time Jon Snow and the others; they are going  to Eastwatch  to catch a white. Then we see how Davos and Gendry, they go to the boat and then some soldiers come and Davos pays them because Davos is not really a soldier. He does not like to fight and Gendry is … he does not know how to fight with a sword but he has this huge hammer. When the soldiers were leaving, they see Tyrion coming and they go: we were looking for someone just like you some time ago. Then Davos tries to pay them off but of course this time they’re not taking money. So, Gendry kills them.

We see how Jamie goes to talk to Cersey about Tyrions preposition. No, proposition. And she actually takes it quite well. She’s not crazy. She’s not screaming. She knew, of course, that Tyrion had been there and everything that had happened, sort of. She did not know what they talked about. But she knew they were talking. And she asks if Jamie is going to punish Bron for betraying him and taking him to see Tyrion. And she says: Well, maybe we should listen to what Daennerys has to say. And the she tells Jamie why. She needs time because she is pregnant again. She is expecting a  baby. Jamie’s baby. He’s moved by that. Because this time he really is going to be the father, not just the uncle. And he says: Well, people re not gonna like this idea of us having a baby. She says… just looks at him like: who cares, right. I’m the queen. I can do whatever I want. And then they say that Lannister phrase: The lions do not concern themselves with the opinions of the sheep. They can do whatever they want.

The we go already back to Dragonstone and I mean. Things are moving so fast now.  We don’t see people traveling anymore. It’s just like they  appear in places. So it’s very confusing to have any idea how much time is passing by while all of this is happening. Because traveling, even with the boats. It should take some time. But things are just happening fast. No time here!   We see Davos and Gendry. They are back in Dragonstone already.  And Davos is taking Gendry to see Jon Snow because they just arrived and he keeps telling Gendry: look, let me do the talking. They should not know who you are. But of course, when Gendry see Jon he says : I’m Robert Baratheon’s son. Our fathers, they used to be best friends. Davos goes like:  Okay, he was supposed to keep that as a secret because all Robert’s children are supposed to be dead and Davos saved him. And, question here. What happened to Theon? I mean, we just saw him arriving. We never saw him leaving. No one is talking about Theon anymore.  Good question. Is like people just forgot he even exists. No idea. But okay. Back here to what happened in this episode.

We see Jon and Gendry talking. And Gendry is going with Jon beyond the wall. Then we see the group leaving and Daennerys saying goodbye to everyone. And Jorah wanted to say something to her but then Jon and the others arrived. So he has to cut it or hold it for the next encounter maybe. So yes, when Jon is leaving he says: at least if I don’t come back you don’t have to deal with the King in the North anymore. And she says: but I’m kinda getting used to him. By now. So yay.. love is in the air… yes, something like this. We will see. And poor Jorah. He loves Daennerys but sorry men! The Targaryen family. They tend to stick together!

Then, really really great moment! And I a not sure how many people actually have understood just how important this next moment is. We see Sam and Gilly and they are in the Citadel and they are talking and they are reading. Sam is copying those scrolls and Gilly is reading a book from the maester Highsepton Maynard. This guy just wrote everything down. And she’s like: do you know how many steps and do you know how many windows and blah, blah, blah. But then, she’s like: Sam, what is an annulment. And my ears were already ringing like I annulment, annulment. Did anyone say annulment? Because an annulment is what people used to do or maybe the even still do. When someone is married and they don’t want to be married anymore. It’s like to cancel a marriage license or something. Because he wrote here about a guy named … but she does not say Raeger, she says Ragger. Maybe that’s why a lot of people didn’t really pay attention because eit really seemed like small talk. And that is the thing with GoT. So much important information is given to us as a small talk it’s amazing. That’s why I watched now the first season 5 times and every time I see I go like: O my God! I did not see this before. It’s amazing.  We see how Gilly is reading this book that Raeger got an annulment when they were in Dorne and the same maester already married him to someone else. But, when she was going to read who this someone else was, Sam just stands up and he’s fed up with this whole situation and he decides to do something. What does Sam do? He goes int the library. He takes all the scrolls and books. I think he knows talk about white walkers and the long night. And he takes a wagon and they leave. So that’s where we are right now. Sam is just fed up. He knows they don’t have time for him to complete his training. He needs to learn and he needs to learn fast because they are coming. He needs to find an answer. And yes, big big hopes for Sam there. Because he really has to find something to help the other save the 7 Kingdoms. And then, as they were leaving, Gilly asks him: are you sure? Because you always wanted to be a maester. And then he says something that his father told him some time ago. So this makes me wonder if he already knows his father is dead or not. He says: I am tired of reading about the achievements of better man. So he thinks he has to start acting as well. I couldn’t agree more. But still. It made me think if the maester had a chance to tell him what happened to his father and brother.

Then we go back to Winterfell again and we see how Arya sees Litlefinger plotting and talking to people and she sees as the maester gives him a scroll and Littlefinger even asks him : are you sure this is the only copy? And he hides it in his room so Arya goes there and she finds what it was. She finds the scroll. She takes it. And as Arya leaves the bedroom , we see that Littlefinger was actually there, in the shadows. Seeing. Because he was expecting Arya to do that. What do you guys think? What sort of game is Littlefinger playing now? Cause that guy, he … his plans were if not interrupted, they were changed when Arya and Bran arrived at Winterfell. I’m curious to see how this one will end up. Although I already saw some spoilers and if they are true it’s very  interesting stuff that should happen in the last episode of this season.

And then, last scenes. We see the group arriving at the wall. At Eastwatch. And the Hound and the others, they are already there too. And they are like in prison. Because they were not sure what to do with them. And Gendry tells them they should not trust the guys from the Brotherhood because they sold him to Melisander. But they talk and talk but they decide okay. They need people anyway, right? Jon decides they are all on the same side because they are breathing, right. So it’s basically the dead against the living. He decides they are all going beyond the wall and the Hound and the others , they are part of his group now. And then as the episode ends, we see them going. The door opens and we see the group entering the terrain beyond the wall.

Like I said before. I’m so excited and this season is just so amazing but at the same time episode 5 has finished. We only have 2 more episodes left. It’s not enough. But yes, this season is just so so great. What did you guys think? Did you like this episode? I loved this episode. I must say. I really really loved this episode and I’m pretty sure next episode is going to be even better.

As always, thank you for listening, and please just give us a thumbs up, like and share and send it to your friends… use it in your classes with your students…  okay guys? And I will talk to you next week on the next episode. Bye, bye!

If you would like to listen to some more episodes about Game of Thrones, here is a list of episodes we already released about it:

THE NEW KING IN THE NORTH –   for beginners

GoT THEORIES (PART 1) – intermediate/advanced

GoT THEORIES (PART 2) – intermediate/advanced

The episodes about Season 7:

 Season 7, episode 1

Season 7, episode 2

Season 7, episode 3

Season 7, episode 4

We also wrote a Blogpost about a book that is a prequel  (the story happened before Game of Thrones) of the series:

GOT PREQUEL – A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS

Hope you enjoy it!

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Game of Thrones S7: special episode 4 (S7, ep 4)

As Game of Thrones S7 continues, we are back for another episode!

In this episode we will talk about the fourth episode of season 7, that was aired on Sunday (06/08). We will have one episode each week, giving you a summary of what happened, possible spoilers, theories, opinion…

 

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Good morning, everyone! How are you doing? And how is GoT going for you? Man! This season is just amazing! Really. I cannot believe that it’s gonna end in season 8 already! Because  it’s just too good to end. But well, I guess all really great things have to come to an end. And what did you think of the first 3 episodes? Did you enjoy it? Do you think they were good or they could have been better? Were you expecting something different?  I am just loving it! I must say, as the story continues I am loving it more and more every single episode.

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Now, let’s go to episode number 4! Where do we start with episode number 4. We start with the Lannister’s army and Jamie is paying Bron and we see the wagon with all the gold inside. As Jamie gives Bron his share, Bron is not really happy. Jamie cannot understand why. And Bron says: well, this is not a castle. You promised me a title, a castle. I want a  castle, not just the money. Money is nice, but he wants more. Bron also does not understand why it is that Jamie is so unhappy. Let’s say it like that. After killing Olenna he knows that Tyrion was not responsible for killing Joffrey among other things, right. So, he’s not very happy. And then we see the Tarlys, they come and Bron is supposed to help them let’s say make people give the Lannister army their food, their stock… because let’s remind here, people, winter is here. Is not coming anymore. It’s here. And it’s supposed to be like the longest in I don’t know how many years. They are gonna need as much food as they can get hands on. To survive that long.

And then we got o Kingslanding and we see Cersey and the guy from the Iron Bank. She assures him that the gold is on its way. That her brother is bringing it. And he says that they, the Lannisters, they will have the help from the Iron bank as soon as they get their gold. So, as soon as they get their gold, Cersey has a new ally, the bank. And then they also talk about hiring mercenaries . because, they don’t really have like a huge army any more. Because they lost a  lot of allies. So they are talking about hiring mercenaries to work for Cersey.

And then, we go back to Winterfell and what we see is Littlefinger . he’s always plotting, isn’t he? I mean, come on! That guy! I would like to have a better idea on how his mind works, because it’s very intricate, it’s a very complicated mind. And he gives the dagger to Bran. He has no idea who Bran now is, right. He has no idea Bran now is the 3 eyed raven. That Bran knows it all. I’m just not sure how much from … about the future Bran knows. But he knows everything that already happened and that is happening right now. Sorry man, you are barking on the wrong tree. You are not going to influence Bran in any way. Because he’s just smart that way. Littlefinger is giving Bran the dagger that was used to try and kill him. After he fell. And he tells Bran that he’s there for Cat now. Cat, their mum right. And that anything that Bran needs he should just ask. And he said something that for me was very interesting. He (Littlefinger) said that this dagger was indirectly responsible for the war. And, let’s think. He’s not wrong, but we are not sure who exactly was responsible for trying to kill Bran. Or where exactly this dagger came from. It’s valiryan steel. So we know this dagger can also kill white walkers. But who sent the guy and who owned the dagger? Was it Littlefinger’s? because if it is, he just admitted that he indirectly caused this whole war. And then, something that may actually prove my point, is what Bran says to Littlefinger a moment later. He says something that Littlefinger told Varys a long long time ago in season 2 or 3 maybe. He quotes him and says: chaos is a ladder. And Littlefinger looks at him like – what are you talking about? Where have you heard this? But then, in that moment Myra arrives and so he leaves. We will have to wait and see what Bran has in store for Littlefinger.

So, Myra is there and poor Myra, right. And she’s telling Bran that she’s going home, that doesn’t want to leave him there alone, but he’s safe and blah, blah, blah. And Bran is just  looking like he doesn’t care.   For him it’s all the same and poor Myra.   She lost everything. She risked everything for him. And all he has to say is like thank you and so she gets a little bit mad and I mean, I understand her. I would get too. And he says he’s not really Bran anymore. And then she says something really interesting again. I keep repeating my words. She says: you died in that cavern. So maybe that really did happen. The real Bran, he died the moment the original 3 eyed raven died and now bran is the 3 eyed raven.   He’s not really Bran anymore. He’s someone else. Someone bigger, let’s say it like that, than just Bran Stark. Then we go to Arya and man, this moment was so nice! We see Arya arriving at Winterfell. And tehre’s this nice scene where she’s almost there and she’s looking over and she can see Winterfell. She arrives at the gates and of course the guards… no one knows her. They don’t let her pass, just like it happened when she was a lot younger in Kingslanding when she left the castle and then she was trying to get back in and the guards where like: Yeah, right. You are not Ned Starks daughter. And so, it’s funny to see history repeating itself so many years later. But yeah, everyone thinks Arya is dead. But then she convinces them  to let her in. she gets in and as the guards are discussing who is supposed to go and tell Sansa there is this crazy girl there saying she is Sansa’s sister. Arya then escapes and the poor guys now have to go and tell Sansa that the girl who’s supposed to be her sister has disappeared. But then Sansa says, don’t worry. I know where she is. And then we finally see that moment where both sisters are meeting again after such a long time. And even though they never really got along so well, they hug and Sansa, specially, she seems so happy! To have her little sister back. Just like with Bran. Is like she’s just happy to be able to hug someone from her family, to feel like she’s not alone anymore you know. Sansa says: I still remember how happy Jon was when he saw me, so I cannot even imagine how happy he will be sees you. Because Arya and Jon they were really close before. They talk about some of the things that happened to them, Joffrey dying, Arya askls if Sansa was the one responsible. And then Sansa says no and Arya says something that indicates she’s killing people now. She’s like an assassin or something. Sansa just laughs. Because yeah, how could she believe something like this, right? But then, Arya says but our stories are not over yet. Sansa agrees and they hug again. So that wa s a nice moment. Arya also had no idea that Bran was still alive. And then they go to see Bran and Bran was actually surprised to see Arya. Because he had seen her at the crossroad and at that moment she was thinking about going to Kingslanding. Not coming back home. So he is surprised to see that she decided to come home. Sansa says Why? Why would you go to Kingslanding? And then he says: Well, it’s because of her list. Cersey is on her list. They talk a little bit and then Bran gives Arya the dagger that Littlefinger just gave him and Sansa, when she hears Littlefinger gave him a gift; she says you should be careful, because he’s not a good person. He doesn’t just give things to people. And he says : it doesn’t matter because I’m not interested, he will not influence me. I don’t want it. Brienne  sees them coming back together  to the castle and she’s really happy Podrick tells her: you should be proud. Because you kept your word. You found Kathelyn Stark’s children. And she says: well, I didn’t do anything.

Then we go back to Dragonstone. We see Missandei and Daennerys talking and Missandei, she indicates to Danny that something happened between her and Greyworm. And as Daennerys is curious to know more details we see Jon arriving and he takes Daennerys to the caves where Dragonglas is. Because he says he wants to show her something before they start digging. Before it’s all destroyed. And he shows her the paintings that are on the walls. Paintings that supposedly were made by the Children of the forest. So a long long time ago. And we see some symbols on those walls that we have already seen in the series. Like in the very first episode, the symbol that the bodies of those dead people formed and also that symbol around the… that big white tree… and from time to time we see some strange symbols and some of those symbols were on the wall.so indicates it’s … somehow it’s all connected. Because we know already the children of the forest are the ones who created the.. what’s his name again… the Night King. There is a moment there, you can feel the tension between them, they are so close and they are staring at each other… looking at each other…  And Daennerys says she will fight for him, she will fight fro Jon Snow and for the North when he bends the knee. I mean, this woman. She’s like obsessed with this whole bend the knee, bend the knee, bend the knee. Every time they talk she just talks about bend the knee, bend the knee. But I guess she needs the power, right? Then, when they get out of the cavern, Tyrion is there, waiting for them. He has bad news. And she is mad about what she hears. Because that’s when she finds out what happened to the unsullied and they are basically just stranded there. She already lost the Greyjoys, the people from Dorne, and now… she’s not happy. She asks Jon, what he thinks she should do. And of course he’s against using the dragons to d melt people. Because  he says  if she does that, then she’s just the same as the others. So there’s nothing different about her, in comparison to the other ones. Then we go back to Winterfell again. So this episode is basically Winterfell, Kingslanding and Dragonstone. So now back in Winterfell,w e see Arya training with Brienne! And this is really a cools scene because Brienne is huge and her sword and she is well known for being a  very good ‘swordswoman’ ? So they train together and Sansa is looking from above and she’s not very happy about  what she sees. I guess this just goes to prove that her little sister is really not her little sister anymore. She’s someone else. She even like  beats Brienne with Needle. A really small sword. How is that possible? No idea! No idea! Is Got! But I guess maybe the material of the sword, something like this. As they are finishing, Sansa is gone already. She wasn’t so happy. And then Brienne looks up and then surprise surprise, who was there also watching: Littlefinger. And Sansa… Arya just stares at him.

We go back to Dragonstone and we see Davos and Jon talking… about Daennerys. And Davos makes some sort of joke like you din’t find her pretty, you don’t wanna be with her. I’m guessing there’s gonna be some sort of romance in the future. Maybe not season 7, maybe season eight, who knows. Cause they don’t know they are related. Let’s see when that happens. How the whole story might change. We see them talking to Missandei and she asks Jon about his family name. why is he called Snow if his father was called Stark. And so they explain to her that he is a bastard and the concept of a bastard. They ask her how she came to be an adviser to Daennerys. And she tells her … she tells them a little bit of her story. And she says yeah, the moment she decides to leave, Daennerys would give her a ship and she could leave. I mean, she’s not a slave anymore. Or she doesn’t have to stay.

Theon arrives and that is a very interesting moment there, because Jon is there and Theon arrives and Theon had no idea Jon was there. Jon is not exactly happy to see Theon. And Theon is not exactly happy to see Jon. Because he knows he was a bad boy right? I mean, he betrayed Rob and a lot of people still think he Stark boys. Jon tells him: Look, the only reason why I’m not killing you right now is because of what you did to Sansa. So, basically helping Sansa saved Theon’s life. And he says he’s there to ask Daennerys to save his sister from his uncle. But then we don’t see Theon again.

We go back to the Lannister army, we see Lord Tarly coming and he says that the gold is Kingslanding, it’s safe. Dickon meets Bron and they talk a little bit on how it was for Dickon to fight against some of the men he knew, because the Tarly family, they were under the Tyrell family. And then, well, man. That moment was great and scary and so many feelings mixed. It’s when we see the Dothraki army arriving and Daennerys arriving with the dragon. That scene was just epic! I mean, there’s no other way to describe this scene. So many people were complaining, (that) we were missing some great battle scenes because there were a lot of fights (not fighting) but no great battles and for me, especially in the beginning before there is a lot of flames and people burning all over the place… the scene where we see all those Dothraki coming and the dragon coming with them. It was just like, hold your breath you know. It was great, really really great! For me, what came after was… some of it was unnecessary maybe. I mean, not just to show us. I guess that’s okay. But what Danny did. She could have stopped because she knew she had won that battle before killing and burning so many people. My opinion. But well, who knows. Maybe she got carried away or I don’t know. Maybe she just wanted to burn all the wagons or something. Who knows what went through her mind. That scene of the battle was a beautiful scene. Let’s say it like that. It was really really amazing! All those Dothraki coming and… it was well done as well.

And, what else, what else… we see that Tyrion is like observing the battlefield from far away in safe distance and the yes, as the dragon is there killing people Bron, he goes and he takes that weapon that Cersey was creating for hurting the dragons. And he shoots at Drogo and he hurts Drogo on like the wing. Drogo doesn’t die from that but he goes down. Daennerys is on the ground, she’s getting of the dragon to help take the spear and at this moment Jamie is not so far away and he sees that Daennerys is there and she’s vulnerable. And we see Tyrion just saying, just run and go away, you idiot. Don’t try and do something stupid! And we are like hoping that he can listen to his little brother right? But he doesn’t. and so yes, he finds a spear somewhere on the ground and he looks at Daennerys and he’s going for Daennerys. But them in this moment, feels like Daennerys is in trouble and he looks at Jamie and he’s about to fry Jamie when someone comes with a a horse and jumps and they go into the water. I’m not sure who it is. Who saved Jamie. I think I saw an armor, so in that case it would be Dickon. But a lot of people think it was Bron. So, I will have to wait like you guys for next week to see what exactly happened. But my God! This episode, especially the end with all the fighting and everything was just… great episode as ever!

So guys, what did you think of this episode? Do you think something different should have happened? Is this what you guys were expecting? What do you think? Did I maybe forget something?  Because there’s always so many things happening  in one episode now. Just comment, share, send it to your friends who love GoT and are learning English or if you are a teacher and you think you can use this episode during your classes, please just feel free to use it, okay guys? I will see you and talk to you next week, on the next episode! Bye, bye!

 

If you would like to listen to some more episodes about Game of Thrones, here is a list of episodes we already released about it:

THE NEW KING IN THE NORTH –   for beginners

GoT THEORIES (PART 1) – intermediate/advanced

GoT THEORIES (PART 2) – intermediate/advanced

The episodes about Season 7:

 Season 7, episode 1

Season 7, episode 2

Season 7, episode 3

We also wrote a Blogpost about a book that is a prequel  (the story happened before Game of Thrones) of the series:

GOT PREQUEL – A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS

Hope you enjoy it!

The audio for the intro and outro is a production by Rameses B. Go and check out his amazing work on Soundcloud! HERE

Game of Thrones S7: special episode 3 (S7, ep 3)

As Game of Thrones S7 continues, we are back for another episode of our podcast!

In this episode we will talk about the third episode of season 7, that was aired on Sunday (30/07). We will have on episode each week, giving you a summary of what happened, possible spoilers, theories, opinion…

If you would like to listen to some more episodes about Game of Thrones, here is a list of episode we already released about it:

THE NEW KING IN THE NORTH –   for beginners

GoT THEORIES (PART 1) – intermediate/advanced

GoT THEORIES (PART 2) – intermediate/advanced

The episodes about Season 7:

 Season 7, episode 1

Season 7, episode 2

We also wrote a Blogpost about a book that is a prequel  (the story happened before Game of Thrones) of the series:

GOT PREQUEL – A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS

Hope you enjoy it!

The audio for the intro and outro is a production by Rameses B. Go and check out his amazing work on Soundcloud! HERE

 

DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT: HERE

Hello, hello and good morning from sunny Floripa! How have you been, guys? Good week, bad week, cold week, warm week… And what did you think of GoT episode 3? Man! This is… it’s good! It’s getting there. I mean, so excited! The thing is, that is also the problem, right?  The cooler it gets and then the harder it gets to really wait for the next Sunday and yeah… to see what is going to happen.

I saw yesterday some spoilers, possible spoilers for the next episode. Man! Blown away! About the meeting from Sansa and Arya. So, so great! But well. Let’s start here with episode 3. What do you think? It was one of the most expected moments maybe from GoT. We finally see the meeting between Daennerys and Jon! And I mean, I don’t know what you were expecting but I kinda was hoping for a moment where they look at each other and the something happens or they realize they are like blood or something. But no, nothing.  Nothing at all like that. So I don’t know. Well, Bran said he needs to talk to Jon, right? So yeah, maybe that is when he’s going to find out what is going on. But so, okay, let me rewind here. And like always will give you like a summary and then at the same time say what I think, or some spoilers, some theories and things like this, Okay?

So yeah, the episode starts with Jon arriving at Dragonstone and…  it was very quick, right? I know that time in GoT is strange because we are never sure how much time has passed. But still, I mean, I was expecting at least to see him traveling, going to Dragonstone but  no, he was already there. So yeah, they really are getting to the point here.   When you only have 7 episodes I guess that’s what happens, right? And so, as Jon and Davos arrive there, we see how  they give up their weapons and then we also see how the Dothraki take their ship or ships, right. And then he already goes like, mhm maybe it was a bad idea to come. Maybe not. But he still wasn’t so sure what to think about , everything was going on. And then yeah, Tyrion and Missandei were waiting for him and and he talks to Tyrion. Missandei introduces herself or rather Tyrion introduces Missandei and she says that the Mother of Dragons is waiting for them. Then we see them like climbing Dragonstone if you want. Those stairs. And Tyrion tries to explain to Jon what happened to Sansa or with Sansa if you want, right. Because they got married and he says: Look. I didn’t want it but I tried my best to protect her. And Jon says well, it’s in the past.

And then we see, well, they finally see the dragons. Because Jon had not seen the dragons yet. And of course they get … I mean, they go down to the floor because those beasts are huge! And they were flying really low. So yeah, they were all quite scared.  At the same time we see Melisander. She is far away seeing everything that’s happening and then we see Varys with her. And he’s like: wow, you begged us to bring Jon here, don’t you think it’s a bit strange that you are no there to greet him? And she says she did not part ways with them in good terms. Because we all know she burnt the little princess and Jon has banned her from the North. So she said: I would only be a nuisance, I would only distract him if I was there. So she thinks is best if she stays away. She says she’s going back home to Volantis and Varys says: good idea. You shouldn’t come back. And she says: well, I need to die in a foreign country just like you. And then Varys looks like, how do you know that?

The we see finally yes, Jon Snow arrives at the Throne Room, I think it’s called. And there is Daennerys sitting in her throne and waiting for Jon.

And so she gets introduced, right. I mean, a lot of names. She’s mother of this and blah, blah blah. And she expects Jon Snow to bend the knee. And of course, he doesn’t. So, that is one moment that I thought was kinda interesting to see how they are dealing with the whole power thing. You know. Cause yes, she is the rightful heir but she says she’s the last Targaryen and we know she’s not. Because Jon Snow is also a Targaryen. She says well, I am the only queen from the Seven Kingdoms so if you say you are a king, from the North, then you are in act of rebellion. And that moment, when you see like, it was really getting stressful maybe, the situation. Yes, Varys comes in and he says something in Daenerys’ ears and the she’s… she takes a deep breath and just well… I forgot how tired you must be so you should just go and refresh yourself and see… then we will talk later. And then he asks if he’s a prisoner and she says: not yet. 

But yes, that’s the moment when Varys comes and tells her what happened to Yara, Theon and… I keep forgetting her name. The woman from Dorne.   Alarya, yes. And then well. When Daennerys finds out her whole plan just collapsed because, yeah, she doesn’t really have the ships to take  a siege of Kingslanding and she doesn’t really have the Dornish help anymore. So yup! Things are not looking good for Daennerys and we will talk until the end of this episode how… I mean, if you look in a very critical way. Actually it seems like the war is lost for her already and she has barely begun. Because yeah, she has 3 dragons but they can’t do the entire work alone, right? Even if Cersey doesn’t really have a lot of allies it does not look good for Daennerys. Not at all. Specially if she doesn’t have the help from Jon Snow and company.

So yeah, poor mother of dragons! But again. She was a bit like… how can I say it… nose in the air, maybe. Maybe the power is going to her head, you know. Cause she’s like: yeah…  I mean, the man doesn’t know her. The other way around it also goes. Jon then wants her to believe in his whole story of the White Walkers and that the dead are coming … and yeah, no one has seen a White Walker in I don’t know how many hundred years. And the same was true for dragons. No one had seen a dragon in 3, 400 years. They were all dead. They are like walking on eggs or something like that… egg shells… because they have responsibilities and they have power but at the same time they need each other and they will have to find a way slowly now … how to coexist, work together and things like this.

Continuing here we see Theon being rescued… so, some people from the Iron Islands, they rescued him. They ask him: is you sister dead? He says: well, no. Euron has her. I tried to rescue her but I couldn’t.  And the the guy looks at him and says: well, if you has really tried, you wouldn’t be here. And I guess he knows that… we all know that, right? If he really had tried to save Yara he would be dead. Maybe that’s why he chose to jump ship.

And then we see how Euron arrives at Kingslanding with the 3 women behind him and man! People are cheering and they are so happy to see him. Like a parade, you know. And he’s feeling good! He’s like: Oh, man! That’s the life! That’s what I want! People love me! And it’s really funny because he seems to be very cruel. Some people even say he might be even more cruel then Ramsey. Not sure about that yet. Could be. The present he promised Cersey in this case was Alarya, right? He gives her Alarya and her daughter. And apparently he will keep Yara for himself. And what he said when he gave her Alarya, I thought it was very interesting. He told her: I give you justice for the murder of your daughter. Because that was something that Jamie could not do. Because yeah, by the time Mircela died, they were already in the middle of the ocean and on the way home. So he didn’t really just turn back and try and find whoever poisoned her. That was a very interesting point too. And the she (Cersey) tells Euron he will get what he wants . But, they will only get married after the war is won. Very clever that woman! In the end you must like her. I mean, it’s impossible not to see just how clever and intelligent she is. She’s really really good! Specially with what we see later. What she did. Where she put all her soldiers and how she attacked. Wow! She was born to be a leader! She’s a bad one. But yeah, if she wasn’t so crazy and so mean, she would be an amazing queen.

Then, of course, we see Cersey telling Alarya how she’s going to make her pay for killing Cersey’s only daughter. And we see that she intends to make feel the same she felt. Because she gave Alarya’s daughter the same poison that killed Mircella. And of course they are both trapped in a dungeon or something. She said that Alarya is going to stay there and have to watch her daughter die slowly and then she will stay there and she will have to wait and see her daughter rot. How cruel is that. I mean, yeah, okay. she loved Mircela, but still. Come on. That is way too cruel! But okay, that’s Cersey, right! The one who exploded and killed everyone downtown.

So, what else do we have here. Oh yeah. Right after that she goes to Jamie’s room or maybe  Jamie was in her room and they spend the night together and then in the next morning someone knocks at the door and Jamie says: don’t open it because people can’t really see us like that.

And she says: Well, I’m the queen now. So, who cares. I can do whatever.

And she goes and opens the door. Someone tells her that a visitor from Bravos is there and as Cersey goes to see and talk to that person we see that it is someone from the Iron Bank. Because as we know, they owe a lot of money to the bank and yes, Castlery Rock doesn’t have any gold left. The situation is bad. So the guy tries to convince Cersey tp give him the money they owe because otherwise maybe they will go and give money to Daennerys. And as they talk and talk and she says: Look, if you stay -I think a fortnight or something like this – then I will give you all the money I owe you. I’m not sure how she intends to do that. Maybe because in Highgarden they have money and she is expecting Jamie to come back or something. So that she can give the guy the money. Or that Euron had some. I don’t know where she’s… where she thinks she’s gonna get the money so quickly. But well, she thinks she can and of course, for the bank money is money, right. They don’t really care who seats on the Throne. As long as they have the money they are happy.

Then we see…. We go back to Dragonstone. Yeah, we spend a lot of time in Dragonstone this time. And we see Tyrion and Jon talking. Jon of course is not very happy. He feels like a prisoner. And Tyrion said he has his troubles too, right. Cause he just found out all their allies are dead or gone. And the, in the end , Tyrion knows. For him it’s clear. They need Jon’s help. And the help of the North. And so he asks Jon what he can do for Jon. I mean, if Jon has  a request that he could actually try and convince Daennerys to grant. And so yes, Jon says okay well. Maybe you don’t want to help me defeat the White Walkers but maybe you could let me mine Dragonglas. Because that’s one of the reasons why he went to Drangonstone in the first place. Because they need Dragonglas. So Tyrion talks to Daennerys and in the end she agrees to let Jon mine it. And she even says that she will give him manpower to do so. I mean, anything he needs. Someone.  Probably the Dothraki or someone else. They will help him. To mine it and do whatever he needs. So that is cool and then he asks her if that means that she believes him. She doesn’t answer. She just tells him: You should hurry. So yeah… do you think what? She still doesn’t…  he’s hard to believe, right. When you haven’t seen them (the White Walkers). But do you think maybe she just doesn’t want to say yes or no or maybe she’s doubting … but they seem like… more friendly maybe. One thing I don’t understand is why it is that so far she hasn’t even contemplated the idea of marrying Jon. Because yeah, if he’s the King in the North. She needs him, he needs her. An easy way to solve this problem would be for them to marry. Because then yeah, who cars. He’s the king, she’s the queen. But yeah, maybe she’s not ready to get married again. Cause she lost Drogo, the she had that lover … yeah, maybe she’s not ready. Who knows!

What else happened . Then we go back to Winterfell and we see how Sansa is all: I am the Lady Sansa Stark and she really was prepared to be a lady, right. So she’s giving orders, she’s asking questions, she’s making sure they have enough food. Because they don’t know how long this winter is gonna last and she really is stepping up. I thought this was really great. And it really suits her. She’s good at that. And Littlefinger knows that too. Because he goes to her like: yeah, you were born for that and she just looks at him like: Aha.keep hoping. You’re not getting it, man! And then someone arrived and it was Bran! And Sansa was really moved. She was happy to see him but I thought it was so strange when she huged him. She was all crying and everything and his face was like. I don’t know, blank. Without any feelings. I mean, it almost looked like he was annoyed. And that I thought was very very strange. What d you think this means? Cause I mean we all know Bran knows the past and the future. So, do you think maybe this means Bran knows Sansa is gonna do something and something that he does not agree with. But he can’t really influence her maybe now or something like this. I don’t know. I just really thought so strange. And then they go to the Old Gods and they talk and Bran tries to explain to her how it works, being a 3 Eyed Raven. But Sansa doesn’t get it .To try and prove to her what it is that he can do, he starts telling her about the day she got married to Ramsey. Because he wasn’t there. He was nowhere near there. But still he talked about how it was snowing, how beautiful her dress was… so she said: well, I need to go. And she went. She did not wanna listen anymore.

And then we see Jorah and he seems cured. His skin doesn’t look so good yet but yep. They are letting him go. And its all because of Sam! Of course they lied to the Maester and the in the end, when Sam and Jorah, they were saying goodbye they say they they’d meet again. I think it might happen. They might cross paths  again. And then we see how Sam talks to the Maester  and of course he’s afraid they might expel him, he’s not so sure what’s gonna happen. And the the Maester tells him: Look, you should be proud, you saved his life. But it was very dangerous, what you did. Because a lot of people had tried it and it did not work. And then, when this happens, of course Sam thinks: Okay, so now he , he’s going to reward me for what I did. But he doesn’t.  Or maybe he did, and Sam just doesn’t realize it. Because we are not sure what is written in all those papers he’s supposed to copy. So maybe all those papers are about the White walkers. And the guy found this as a way to indirectly maybe help him in his search. Who knows. Could be.  

And what else. Yeah, some people really think that all those things happening with Sam, they are big indications that in the end we will find out the story was already written by Sam. So everything we see now already happened and Sam of course already knows the end of it. That would be interesting, right. To have like a last scene where we see Sam closing the book. That he was reading, who knows, maybe to his son or something like this. But back to episode 3, so we see then the Unsullied attacking Castlery Rock and later how the Lannister Army attacked Highgarden. And that I thought was so clever. They all thought the army was going to be guarding Castlery rock but of course they were not, because they know Tyrion and as Tyrion is the one who was doing the whole strategy, they though we’re gonna play him. They only left enough people in Castlery Rock for them not to get too suspicious maybe. And then Euron Greyjoy burnt all the ships so now they can’t just leave by sea, they will have to march. And winter is coming so it’s not gonna be anything beautiful to see. And in the meantime they (Lannisters) were attacking Highgarden and the we see in the end as Jamie is talking to … I always forget her name… Olenna. And he gives her this poison and they are talking. She said: Well, Cersey. She’s gonna be the end of you. And he says well, maybe. But then right before she dies, we see her all proud telling him she was happy, she was not going to die like Joffrey. And she tells him actually, she is the one who killed Joffrey. And the Jamie goes like:  what? But well, yeah. It’s too late. The poison he gave her Is not going to make her hurt half as much. But she tells Jamie: Please tell Cersey. I want Cersey to know I did it. So it wasn’t Tyrion. It was no one else. It was her. She was responsible for killing Joffrey. Men, what an ending!

So, what do you think is gonna happen next week. Do you think… on the next episode. Do you think Daennerys and Jon will get along? Well, like I said, from the spoilers I saw already we will have this meeting between Arya and Sansa . it’s about time! Arya finally arrives home, so we will have 3 of the Starks back home now. Sansa, Bran and Arya. And what else do you think is gonna happen? I think is also about time that we see the Hound again and where he and those other guys are. If they are going to the Wall or wherever it is that they are going. I think we might also see how Jorah gets back to Dragonstone and I am really looking forward to see how it is that this is going to play out. Is Daennerys just going to agree that Jon returns home? Is she going to agree that Jon goes to the wall and finds a White walker and then brings it to her to prove that he’s not crazy? I don’t know! What do you think is gonna happen? As the story develops, you get more and more obsessed with what is going to happen, right? Spoilers are good but sometimes the surprise is very good too. Right guys? So, I wish you and amazing week, and we will talk again very soon on the next episode! Bye, bye!

 

Game of Thrones S7: special episode 2 (S7, ep 2)

As Game of Thrones S7 continues, we are back for another episode of our podcast!

In this episode we will talk about the second episode of season 7, that was aired on Sunday (23/07). We will have on episode each week, giving you a summary of what happened, possible spoilers, theories, opinion… The episodes will be released every Monday and the transcripts a few days later.

If you would like to listen to some more episodes about Game of Thrones, here is a list of episode we already released about it:

THE NEW KING IN THE NORTH –   for beginners

GoT THEORIES (PART 1) – intermediate/advanced

GoT THEORIES (PART 2) – intermediate/advanced

The episode from last week: Season 7, episode 1

We also wrote a Blogpost about a book that is a prequel  (the story happened before Game of Thrones) of the series:

GOT PREQUEL – A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS

Hope you enjoy it!

 

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Good morning, everyone! And we are back for episode 2! What did you think? Did you agree (with)  or like what happened in episode 2? And what did you think of our episode about episode 1? Do you think I forgot to talk about something special that happened in that episode or, I don’t know. Do agree, disagree… Do you think I gave maybe too many spoilers … I don’t know. Just yeah, your feedback is really, really important for us. Ok?

So today, we will talk about episode 2 and as you may have already noticed. What will happen today is the same that happened last week. We will give like a summary of what happened and at the same time we will already discuss  maybe some theories , what I think, I will give you my point of view about a few things. OK?

So yes, we start episode 2 where we left of episode 1. At Dragonstone and we see Daenerys and Varys and Tyrion and they are discussing about the night Daenerys was born. And then we arrive at a point where Daenerys is questioning Varys and his loyalties. Because, I mean, he served under her father and then Robert and he was always involved in those plots to get rid of hose kings. And the situation gets a little bit … how can I say it… tense if you want. And then Varys tells her  that he’s loyal to the people and that if he thinks that a king or a queen is not good for the people, then yeah, he will do something to change that situation. So, in the end, they get to some sort of an agreement that if he thinks that Daenerys is not really fulfilling her duties if you want , he will tell her instead of going behind her back. And trying to find someone else to replace her.

Then, what happens is that Melisandre arrives . Wow, I was not expecting that one. I mean, I was asking myself already where she was and what was going on with her, but I did not think that … at least not so quickly, you know. That she was going to arrive at Dragonstone so quickly. And then, of course, surprise surprise, she tells Daenerys she should summon Jon Snow because she thinks Daenerys as well as Jon Snow, they have a very important part to play in what’s going to happen in the future. So, exiting, exiting. I don’t know, what do you think? Is really the whole theory about the 3 dragons … is it gonna happen? Yes, no … but then again, if there are 3 dragons we need another person. Who would that one be? There are too many questions still. But so, yes, Melisandre tells her she should summon Jon and then Tyrion knows Jon a little bit a least and he says yeah, I agree with her. I cannot talk about what a  God wants, but I know Jon Snow and if he really is the King in the North , you should summon him because he will be a good ally. An important ally. So they do that. Tyrion sends Jon Snow a raven , asking him to come and talk to Daenerys.

 And we see that Jon receives this raven quite quickly even more so than the raven from Sam. Because the raven that Sam sent arrived a few days later only. Even though in the story Sam should have sent that raven way before Daenerys sent hers. So I don’t know what happened there.  And the we see Jon discussing with Davos and Sansa what he should do. If he should answer and go or not because yeah, it’s a bit dangerous, right for him to just leave the north and go south specially because no one has any idea what Daenerys is planning. They all know her father was crazy but they don’t know her. But he trusts Tyrion and Sansa also says that Tyrion is different from the other Lannisters . that they can trust him. Because he was always very kind to her. And they are still married, in case you have forgotten. I did not! I really don’t know what’s gonna happen with Sansa. And then, they think it’s dangerous so Jn Snow doesn’t really know what to do. But yeah, it seems like he’s really accepting the advice from Sansa. So yeah, that cool and the we go back to Cersey.

And summons some bannermen and she’s talking about Daenerys and the fact that she’s a Targaryen, she’s crazy, she’s going to kill everyone and such things. And we see someone very interesting there: we see the … not the Tyrells, we see the Tarly. So Sam’s father and brother,they are there. And usually they are the bannerman from the Tyrells. But now the Tyrells are with Daenerys and against Cersey … so we see how Jamie in the end goes and talks to Sam’s father and says  yeah, I’m so thankful that you came, because people respect you and they know a lot of people just came because you came and we need your support during the war that’s coming … and Sam’s father doesn’t really say what he’s going to do but when Jamie tells him that after the war he would be a perfect replacement for… what’s the name of… Olana. Olena… the Tyrell woman. Then he thinks like twice, you know. So I guess, maybe, yeah.. maybe Sam’s father  is going to fight for Cersey against Daenerys. We will see. But he doesn’t really give like a definite answer. We will have to wait and see what happens in the future.

And then we see Jorah again. And there is a Maester who is examining him. And he tells him  it’s too late, he should have cut his arm as soon as he was touched. But Sam just can’t accept that because  I mean, he saw Sherine and he knows that someone managed to save Sherine and he asks the Maester. And the Maester says yeah, it’s very different, she was treated as soon as she was touched and she was a baby and he’s a grown man, it’s very different. And in the end, as he was leaving, he finds out that the man is actually Jorah Mormont. And as you may remember, Mormont was the name of the leader from the Nights watch. So Sam knew Jorah’s father. And I think that  really got to him, you know. He was already very uneasy or he was not accepting already what was going on with Jorah and now that he knows he is Mormont’s son I’m guessing he will accept it even less. And as we see later yes, he really decided to do something about it. He didn’t really care for the consequences .

And then  we see Cersey again. She is with that new Maester of hers. They go all the way down to where the dragon skulls are. A place where usually we don’t really see many people. But he takes her there to show her a new weapon he is developing  and is like a huge bow or something. And so he demonstrates the weapon to Cersey and he show her that yeah, dragons can be big, but they can be hurt. They can be killed. And that’s what we see at that moment, right. How they destroy  this huge skull.

And the we go back to Dragonstone and we see how Yara is telling Daenerys she should invade and attack Kingslanding now before Cersey has time to prepare. And the we see that lady from Dorne as well. She’s also saying yeah, we should do that. And the her a Tyrion sort of get into a fight because she killed his niece and he says well, they don’t do things like that in Dragonstone or Daenerys is not going to be a queen like that. And then Daenerys says that she’s not going to be the queen of ashes and this is something that Tyrion told her. So when she says that, Tyrion looks at her like wow, OK, she’s listening to me. That’s good. And she really is not her father. Because she does not want to be queen but have no one there to rule over, to listen to her. And that’s good. A good sign. So Alana (Olena), the lady Tyrell. She then tells a little bit about her granddaughter and how she was so loved and now she is just ashes. Because yeah, Cersey killed her. And she also says that the lords and the common people they are only going to obey her if they are afraid of her. And then later on she also compares Daenerys and she asks … she compares Daenerys to the common people you know, and she asks her if she’s sheep and she says well, you are not sheep. You don’t follow, you are a dragon, so you should lead. Because she’s telling Daenerys    that she shouldn’t listen too much to Tyrion because he’s a very clever man but she should make her own mind. She should lead. And they they decide that they are not going to attack  Kingslanding but they are going to make a siege around the city so that they won’t have food and this is going to happen with the Tyrell and Dorne’s army. They are not going to use the Dothraki or the Unsullied because then people would be against them. So they are going to use those 2 armies to take Castlery Rock. Because, yeah, the money from the government, let’s say it like that, is coming from Castlery Rock. Castlery Rock is the home of the Lannisters and so yeah, if they take the money, if they take Castlery Rock the family is going to lose power . so they decide to attack in 2 fronts. The unsullied and the Dothraki are going to attack Castlery Rock and the Dornish army and the army from the Tyrells are going to attack. Well, not really attack but yeah, be around Kingslanding and not let anything through. So people will go hungry.

And then, big big moment everyone was waiting for . Missandei and Greyworm finally had their moment together. I mean, they are finally spending a night together.  I mean, this is something we could really see was going to happen right… because they like each other so much and he keeps telling her, she is his weakness. He didn’t have anything that he was afraid of losing before and now he has. So is just like when he was attacked he said I was weak I was afraid of dying. Not because of dying, but just because then it would mean I would never see you again. And I really had to see you again. I think it’s so sweet! And their relationship is so so sweet. I am very happy for them. And I am very excited to see how that one is going to be, you know. In the future. How they are going to be as a couple. So, what else.

O yeah, we go back to Sam and Sam is asking the Maester again about a way to treat Jorah and he says he thinks he found a way and then the Maester says no, it’s too dangerous. The guy who tried it , he died of the scales. I don’t remember the name of the disease but yeah. The disease that makes people become stone people, right. And then, of course, Sam doesn’t really listen to what the Maester is telling him and he says no. Jorah, you’re not gonna die today.   I’m here to help you. And then Jorah asks him, have you ever done this before? He says no, but no one else is willing to try. So I’m your best shot. I’m your best chance. And it’s so sweet of Sam.But yeah, it seems … the procedure seems so painful! Poor Jorah! But I guess it worked, right? Because yeah, like I told you last week already, we see him… we are going to see him at Dragonstone or in Dragonstone. On the beach, while Jon Snow is there too.  So we will see. What will happen now. But yes I’m guessing the procedure is going to work so Jorah can go back to his Khaelesi … because he was writing her a letter when Sam arrived. Because I’m guessing he was going to kill himself or something like this. Before he loses his mind. Sam is doing some pretty illegal things so I’m not so sure he really is going to finish his apprenticeship. Maybe. And become a real Maester because the process is obviously too slow for him. He needs answers now. He needs to be able to do things now. Because the White Walkers are coming and I think it takes like years and years to become a Maester. And he just doesn’t have time.

And then, what else happened. O yeah, we see Arya and she visits the tavern where Hotpie is working. And she’s telling him that she’s going to Kingslanding and then happens the one moment I was waiting for. He asks her why she’s not going to Winterfell. And she goes like: why should I go to Winterfell? There are other people there. And he goes: no. Jon Snow killed them. And he is now the King in the North. And the she has some trouble accepting and she says: no, you are lying! And he said: why would I lie to you? I have no reason to lie to you. Your brother is there and so, yay! She decided to go back home. I mean, the moment she leaves the tavern she’s still like torn between killing Cersey or going back home. But her heart was… talking louder maybe. So she decided to follow her heart and go home. And on her way home we have this one scene so many people were waiting for. She sees a Direwolf and she thinks, we think, it was Nymeria. But then again in the end she says: well, then it wasn’t you. Because the wolf or the Direwolf. A huge one by the way. Man, I would freak out if I ever saw a wolf that big! They don’t attack Arya but the wolf didn’t quite connect with her. But then again, if it’s not Nymeria, who would it be? Because it’s not Ghost and if I’m not mistaken all the other wolfs are gone. Oh no, there’s Bran’s wolf as well. Maybe it was Bran’s wolf then. I don’t know. Or is the wolf dead? Don’t think so. I think Arya’s and Bran’s wolves and Ghost , they are still alive. But well. So yes, we have this moment but not sure if it really was Nymeria or who it was. So yeah, they did not attack her but if it was Nymeria, Nymeria will maybe come back later when Arya really needs her , maybe. Who knows. It’s GoT, right? And what else happens…

Jon gets the raven from Sam and then now he decides he is going to visit Daenerys  and he tells his bannerman. I don’t know how it’s been since last time we saw him talking to his bannerman but they are still all there. And of course everyone is like: no, are you crazy? It might be a trap. So you’re going but maybe you will never come back. And he says: well yeah, it’s a risk. But I have to take this risk. And even lady Mormont she’s against. She says : no, the winter is here, we need you here. But he says: I’m sorry. I have to go. And then he leaves Sansa in control. And again, as soon as he does that, we see Littlefinger’s face and he’s like: Yes! He has plans for Sansa. We will see if Sansa also has plans like Littlefinger or not. Because right now she’s kinda shady, right.

So we will have to wait and see but then, before Jon Snow leaves, we see him in the crypt. He is saying goodbye to his father and maybe even to his mum without knowing she’s his mum. And so Littlefinger goes down and starts talking to Jon Snow and he says: I love Sansa. And then Jon Snow got real mad at him. And he says: you leave my sister alone! If you touche her, I will kill her myself (oops!) I will kill you myself. He is very protective of his sister and he knows that Littlefinger is not really one to be trusted. But I don’t think Littlefinger’s gonna listen to him. Do you? I don’t think so. And in the end of the episode a very long episode, by the way. A whole hour.

We see Euron Greyjoy attacking the ships from his family, his niece. We see Euron and… people had already said that if we thought that the guy who kept Theon captive. If we thought he was already a bad guy, that Euron was gonna be like twice as bad. And that might be true. ‘cause the way he attacked Yara’s ships was very, very violent. It was extremely violent. And he really was not afraid to kill everyone and  loose the ships as well. He was not interested in taking the ships back. He really just wanted carnage. I mean, he wanted blood. He was after blood. But now we know what he’s going to give as a gift to Cersey. Because he has the lady from Dorne and he has Yara. And I think also one of the daughters from the snake, Dorne there. She’s also still alive as far as I could see and tell. The other 2 were dead. But one has survived. So yeah, I’m guessing he’s taking all 3 of them to Cersey and Theon just escaped, right? I mean, he saw all of that and he was fighting until he saw his uncle and his uncle was holding Yara and he said: come on and save her. And he just couldn’t  deal with the situation. Or maybe he decided that if … he saw that if he did that, he was gonna die as well. So maybe, maybe it’s not really because he was a coward. Maybe is because he thought they would have a better chance if he survives and then takes some extra people and then goes back and saves his sister. Who knows. But in the moment it really felt like he freaked out and he just jumped. And decided to save his own skin instead of trying to save his sister. And that’s where episode 2 finished. With Theon escaping and seeing Euron’s ship going away again.

So what do you think is gonna happen in episode 3? I’m pretty sure, from the scenes we saw Jon Snow is going to arrive at Dragonstone and what else. What else do you think we can expect from episode 3? And what did you think of episode 2? Were you expecting maybe even more excitement , more action? Or maybe you think it was a nice episode. I don’t know. I must say I was expecting a little bit more but the way it was was not a bad episode. It was a good one. I guess. The problem is, we only will have 7 episodes, right. So each episode really counts. But then again they need to build the story. We will talk again next Monday after episode 3. Again, thank you for listening! If you enjoyed it and maybe you think one of your friends or even if you are a teacher maybe if you think one of your students would like it and enjoy it. Please just share. I f you liked it as well just give us a like or a thumbs up… leave us a comment. Is always nice to hear what you guys think about the epsiodes. Be it on Stitcher, on our webpage or whatever, ok? or on Itunes as well. And yeah, I wish you guys an amazing week and I will talk to you next week on the next episode talking about episode 3. Bye, bye!  

 

Game of Thrones: special episode n. 1 (S7, Ep 1)

We are back!

And what better way to come back than talking about Game of Thrones S7 ep 1?

In this episode we will talk about the first episode of season 7, that was aired on Sunday (16/07). We will have on episode each week, giving you a summary of what happened, possible spoilers, theories, opinion… The episodes will be released every Monday and the transcripts a few days later.

If you would like to listen to some more episodes about Game of Thrones, here is a list of episode we already released about it:

THE NEW KING IN THE NORTH –   for beginners

GoT THEORIES (PART 1) – intermediate/advanced

GoT THEORIES (PART 2) – intermediate/advanced

We also wrote a Blogpost about a book that is a prequel  (the story happened before Game of Thrones) of the series:

GOT PREQUEL – A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS

Hope you enjoy it!

The audio for the intro and outro is a production by Rameses B. Go and check out his amazing work on Soundcloud! HERE

Good morning, everyone! Long time no see, right? But well, as I explained to you in the other podcast already, we are coming back! And what better way to come back than with Game of Thrones! Game of Thrones is back, that’s right and we are going to have special episodes every  single week about GoT. I know I’m gonna go crazy with it, but GoT just deserves it, doesn’t it?

So, what did you think of episode 1 of season 7? Did you like it? Didn’t you like it? Did you think that… some people thought it was maybe a little bit boring. I didn’t, really. I must say, I loved the episode. I know besides the whole thing with Arya not many things… exciting things happened during this episode. But I really thought it was very important what they did because it’s like they were preparing the ground, you know. Like they were giving us a, I don’t know, a review of what was going on and so now we know exactly where everyone that is important, let’s say ti like that. Where everyone is right now and so now they can start to develop. And besides, I mean, depending on what you have been seeing and reading after the episode, a lot of people have been looking fro clues inside this episode for things that will happen or might happen and yes, as GoT goes… yes, there might be quite a few clues. Let’s say it like this, to things that maybe will happen. Like yeah, we have already found everywhere inside GoT.

But, so yeah, before we continue, let’s just do some sort a summary of all the main things that happened inside GoT, OK? So it starts with Arya. What a first scene!! Wow! I mean, many people who did not really look for spoilers were quite lost when they saw Walder Frey again, right. Because, come on! She killed him in season 6. So what the hell is he doing back on the show? But then, people who knew that … well, how can I say it. That, I mean, he had his contract for another season but he was already dead. So, a lot of people were already speculating  that she would become Lord Frey so that she could kill hos whole family and that’s what she did, right? I mean, come on! They all trusted him, I mean, to a certain extent. They were his family. So yeah,she killed the guy and then she used his face to kill his entire family. I mean, she did not kill them one by one because the family was obviously way too big. But the of course she used Lord Frey to poison the whole family. And that was cool maybe. I don’t know. But yeah, the way she did it. She was very clever.

And then, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the opening has changed as well. I mean, now we only stay in Westeros. So we don’t have the other continents anymore. And we have a few new places. For example now we see Dragonstone, The Twins, we see the Citadel and Oldtown. And those are things we did not see before. So, what does that mean? Why are some of those places in the opening now? That might also indicate that some things will change this season. That we will focus in a few new families, a few new people, maybe.  So yeah, very excite

Then we have another big moment.  Bran arrives at the Wall. And he enters it. They let him pass. So, does that really mean now that because Bran has passed and entered and crossed the Wall that the White Walkers can cross it too? I don’t know. Maybe. And then we saw, of course, the Night’s King with the White Walkers. They are coming, right? And they are coming with the storm. Is like they are bringing the storm with them.  And then that reminds us of something Jon Snow  said, that yeah, they are bringing the storm. So yeah, we will see what that… how that will go.

Then, staying with Jon Snow. We see him talking to his bannermen and he’s asking them all to talk to the Maesters and look for Drahonglas because yes, they need to prepare. He knows. They are coming. And then he also tells everyone to prepare boys and girls or men and women between  1 and 60 to fight. Ok? So they all have to prepare for the war and of course then some guy says: No, come on, I’m not going to prepare little girls. To fight. And then, oh Lady Mormont! Don’t you love her! She is such an amazing little girl! Really, I just wish she was a little bit older, so she could marry Jon Snow and they could rule the 7 Kingdoms together. I mean, come on! If she was older and Drogo was still alive and things like this. Yeah, GoT would have been over like in 3 seasons.  We would not need 8 seasons  for this whole war to be over. Because, I mean. Come on, she is just a  great little girl. So. Coming back. She said that she was not going to seat around knitting while men were fighting. She was going to do that too. And because she said that, everyone else had to agree sort of, otherwise they would seem like cowards or something like this. So yeah, she saved the day yet another time.

And then he talks to the Wildlings right. Because they need people to go and stay at those abandoned castles near the wall. And the guy, I forgot his name now. He said, the one who is in love with Brienne. He says they are gonna go and they are gonna do that. What else. Oh, of course. Then there is this whole discussion about the Karstarks and the Karholds because they betrayed the family, right. And then Sansa gets involved. And she says: No, they should lose everything! Because, yeah, they betrayed us… and Jon Snow says: no.  So, what do you think that means? Do you think that because Sansa did something like this she’s like preparing a coup. Because, I don’t know if you saw, but man, the face of Little Finger when she was meddling and the whole thing. He was soo happy! So, I really don’t know . maybe Sansa really is just trying to help him. Or maybe  she is planning something. ‘cause I don’t know. It’s GoT. Everything is possible, anything is possible. So, who knows. I mean, yeah, maybe like she said latter, she really just wants to advise him. But I guess we will have to wait and see. But what do you think, mhm? Does she have good intentions or bad intentions?

And then, what else happened. Yeah, well. Let’s go then to Cersey! Cersey is painting that huge map of all the Kingdoms  and blah blah blah. And then Jamie arrives, right? And the they talk and she keeps telling him: they have enemies everywhere and she is walking and showing us where the enemies are and the families… and then she asks him if he’s afraid of her.  And I love his answer. He gives the question back: Should I be afraid of you? And yes, there has been a lot of talk about how she’s going to die because yeah, the Maggie already told her, right, a brother, a little brother is gonna kill her. And so yeah, first everyone thought it had to be Tyrion, right. But now, yes, slowly slowly a lot of people think that it might actually be Jamie. Maybe yeah, maybe she’s going to become so crazy or so much like the Mad King, that he will feel he has to do that. He will have to kill his loving sister. Who knows! Who knows! That’s one of the reasons why I love GoT so much! We never know!

And then, one thing that I also thought was very interesting, was that she thinks Tommen betrayed them by killing himself. What do you think? Isn’t that a bit strange, sad, sick? I don’t know.  I mean, come on. The little boy, ‘cause he was still a little boy, he was so sad for what had happened. He killed himself. And she goes and she says: no, he betrayed us. So I will not cry. They are dead, I’m alive. We have to keep moving.

And then we go to Euron Greyjoy. We are still with Cersey and he arrives with his fleet of 1000 ships and then, of course he offers his ships but in return he wants Cersey to marry him. Ans he knew it. She knew what he wanted when he came but she was very clever. She said: no I cannot trust you so I will refuse your offer. But she knows she needs him and he knows that too. So he tells her OK, I will bring you a gift that is so special you cannot refuse me. I think I already know what that gift is. Do you? Do you have any idea what this gift may be? Little spoiler here: I think it’s a person. From all the spoilers I already saw, heard it will be a person or a few people, maybe.

And then we got o the Citadel and we meet Sam again. So Sam is at the Citadel. He is learning to be… well, yeah, he’s learning to become a Maester  and he finally found a way that’s not the right one but he finally found a way to learn more about the White Walkers. He found a way to trick people and enter that forbidden or something like this. A library. The restricted one and so now he is learning about them and he discovers that Dragonstone has  a mountain full of Dragonglas. So he says: well, I have to tell Jon Snow, because they need Dragonglas. They need something. But while he is going through that one book, we also see a few things like a dagger and some things like this. And some people think that that one dagger that we see there is the same dagger people used, that guy used to try and kill Bran. So what would that mean? Where is that dagger, by the way. Does anyone remember? I think it was Tyrion who had it last, because it was supposed to be his, but the it was Little Finger’s. I don’t know. But what does that mean? I mean, something that’ so old and the to be there, well.. then again everything in GoT is somehow connected so we will have to wait and see. And the we also find out that Jorah is at the Citadel! And there is still no cure. And he is doing a lot worse. I mean, his whole arm is like covered in scales but then I also saw somewhere in a video that apparently in that same book that Sam was reading, they talk about using Dragonglas as a cure. So maybe that’s where Jorah is gonna get his cure because, spoiler alert here! Yeah, we saw some pictures of Jorah in, at Dragonstone, OK? Whe Jon is there as well. So yeah, I’m guessing he will at least maybe not get better, I mean, not cured completely, but yeah some Maester already found a way to stop the disease with little princess Shireen. So maybe yeah, maybe it’s Dragonglas, maybe something else. We will have to wait and see. But yeah, I’m excited to see how that happens and I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be Sam doing it. So yay, go Sam!

Then we see Arya again and Ed Sheeran. I really don’t know why so many people are being so mean to the guy. He was great! He was singing! He didn’t really do anything else. I mean, there wasn’t even a chance for poor acting or something like this. And really, I don’t understand what the big fuss is all about. Poor guy even had to delete his twitter account because yeah, there were too many hatters. They needed someone to sing, why not get him? So yeah, we see Arya, she just killed the Freys and then she is on her way to Kingslanding to kill the queen and she tells then that and everyone laughs. But what do you think? Is Arya still going to Kingslanding or maybe is someone, one of those soldiers maybe gonna tell her. Her family is back in Winterfell? Because I really think, she thinks her whole family is dead or yeah, disappeared or yeah she doesn’t have anyone left. So do you maybe think that if she finds out they are alive she’s going back home? I hope so. Because yeah, come on, going to Kingslanding  trying to kill Cersey … Oh, maybe it’s Arya who looks like Jamie  and then kills the queen. That would be cool too. But well, OK. back to episode 1.

Yeah, very cool. We see  the Hound, Clegane. He’s, of course, still alive and now he is with that guy who does not die. What’s his name again? Dandarion. And they are going somewhere. We are not so sure. Then they stop at one house, a small farm, where… the Hound and Arya have been in season, I don’t know, 4, 5 something like this. And they took all the food from those people away. And, because he said he knew  they were gonna die anyway. And of course they arrive there and they are dead. Because I mean, yeah, they didn’t have anything left after the Hound stole from them. And so he’s not feeling very good about being there and he’s like haunted   by what he did. And then they keep talking and he questions why it is that the Lord of Light keeps Dandarion. Because he’s nothing special! He said I don’t hate you, but you are not special. So why did he chose you to do that, to come back. And that’s a very interesting question, because I mean, he also almost died, right? So maybe he’s asking Dandarion but he’s asking actually about himself. Because yeah, Arya left him to die and … but he’s not. So maybe he is, yeah… he’s questioning why God or whoever kept him alive. And then, you all know he’s very afraid of fires. Because his brother burnt him when he was little. But then they convince him to go and look inside the fire and then he sees the White Walkers and he sees where they are gonna cross and things like this. And so yeah, maybe now that’s where they are heading. Maybe they think that’s their job. They have to stop the White Walkers. So yay! Maybe we will see all of them together. That would be very cool, right. Clegane, and Jon Snow, and the big boss of the Wildlings now, that I keep forgetting his name, but well. So yeah, I’m very excited to see what’s gonna happen with the Hound.

And then , yes, it was about time! Daenerys finally arrived at Dragonstone! It was a moving moment. A very nice scene. And I loved the way they stopped it. She says: let’s begin; let’s get started. So yeah, I really think that’s what the first episode was all about, you know. Really settling and showing us and now yeah, now things will get started. And yeah, one of the things I thought was quite cool and yeah, they keep doing that in GoT. Is the fact that Sam is sending Jon word that he has to go to Dragonstone and that will give him the excuse to go there.  And that’s where he will meet Daenerys. Because he will have to convince her  to dig the Dragonglas and maybe even ask her dragons to make some new Dragonglas, right. Who knows.

Like I said in the beginning, I really really liked this episode. I think it was very important to show us and… it’s been also a  very long time, right. So I think it was important to just know and remember where everyone is, what’s going on with everyone. So that now yeah, now things can get started. And I am very, very very curious to see what’s gonna happen in the next few weeks. So, again. We are going to have a new episode every single week now, only about GoT.  So I know this week this episode is coming a little bit late, on Wednesday, but the next few weeks is going to come out on Monday. But so, what will happen is: the episode comes out, but the transcript will only be available a few days later, OK? Guys, I’m sorry but it’s just not possible to do the episode … well:  watch, record and do the whole transcripts so quickly. Ok, so you can already enjoy the episode , listen to it but then yeah, then the transcripts are going to come out a few days later. I will try and have them until Friday but I cannot guarantee, ok. maybe they are just going to be like a week later. So that I can finish them on the weekend.

So yeah, if you liked it please thumbs up and share, comment, tell me what you thought, what you think is gonna happen, just if you give spoilers, please, just right first: spoiler alert what you think is gonna happen, OK? and I will see you next week for episode 2! Have an amazing week, bye bye!

 

 

 

 

Passengers – the worst experience could mean the greatest adventure

Imagine you are on a mission to colonize a planet called Homestead II. The journey is supposed to last 120 years, all passengers are placed in This triggers the tooltiphibernation pods. Suddenly you wake up, you are  groggy but the main computer tells you this is normal. You get scanned and checked and then the computer shows you the way to your room.

On the next day, you get out of your room and realize it’s too quiet. There are 5.000 people inside the ship. But there is no one to be seen.  Who never had a dream or a nightmare similar to this? This is how the movie Passengers begins. What would you do in a situation like this? You still have 90 years before arriving at the new planet and before the others wake up. You have 90 years of solitude before you.

Passengers – a summary

Starship Avalon is taking 5 thousand colonists plus crew to another planet. This journey will take 120 years and the passengers are supposed to wake up 4 months before arrival.  During the journey, though, the ship encounters an asteroid belt and gets hit. This causes a malfunction and one passenger is now awake: mechanical engineer Jim Preston.

After a whole year of isolation, having only an android bartender  as company, Jim is desperate. He is thinking about suicide. Meanwhile he tried everything possible to go back to hibernation or to access the bridge of the spaceship without success. One day, as he is checking the pods he sees Aurora Lane’s pod and starts falling in love with her. He sees her video profile, reads her books (she is an author). It is almost as if he knew her.

There comes the big question and struggle. Should he wake her up and sentence her to die on the ship with him? If yes, how could he ever tell her the truth? She would certainly hate him, wouldn’t she? In the beginning he lets her think an anomaly woke her up too. But he knows, he will have to tell her the truth someday.

 

Thoughts and opinions

No surprise here, it is a sci fi movie again. Even though the story had some big problems, the special effects  and the pace of the story pleased me a lot, in general. Jennifer Lawrence is amazing and she works quite well with Chris Pratt. But the way Jim started stalking Aurora’s life and woke her up is a bit creepy, if you ask me.

 

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Yes, in the end everything is oK and they live happily ever after on the spaceship. On their own private world, quite literally. But he did sentence her for a premature death when he decided to wake her. Did he have a right to do that? I don’t think so. After she wakes up we find out all the plans she had for the future, all the things she wanted to do and accomplish.  She wanted to see the future. To be the only person alive to have had the experience of going to a colony and going back home 200 years later. Without aging much. And he took that away from her.

Is a love story really worth it? What’s worse, when he woke her up and got obsessed about her he did not know if it was going to work. If they would have chemistry, get along. He was very selfish in my opinion. Or am I being too rational here? Maybe he thought it was love at first sight. And love conquers it all, right? But isn’t trust a big part of it too?

What do you think? What would have done in such an impossible situation?

 

 

 

Episode 2: The boy who lived

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Harry Potter was born in July 1980. He is an only child. That means he does not have any brothers and sisters. His parents are called James and Lilly Potter.  Lilly was a muggle, so Harry is a half-blood.

James and Lilly, they were killed by Voldemort when Harry was only one year old. ‘You know who’ wanted actually to kill Harry, but his parents protected him.  His mother Lilly, she gave her life to save him and this act of love protected Harry from Voldemort’s attack. As a result, Harry was unharmed. That means he did not get hurt. While ‘You know who’ ceased to exist in physical form. What does that mean? It means that it seemed he had died… but is almost like his body died but his spirit didn’t. Or something like this. And the only thing that reminded Harry of what happened that day was a scar on his forehead with the shape of a lightening.

After that, after his parents’ death, Harry went to live with his aunt Petunia and her family. Petunia’s husband, uncle Vernon and Harry’s cousin, Dudley. Because the Dursleys, they did not like anything magic related at all, Harry grew up without knowing anything about his parents or the wizarding world. He had no idea he was famous. He had no idea he was a wizard and even less that people called him “the boy who lived”.

Harry’s life with the Dursleys wasn’t very easy. As you might remember, right? His relatives didn’t like him very much and they loved to remind him of that. And as you may remember, his bedroom, if we can call it that, was a very small room with no windows under the stairs of the house. It’s really not comfortable at all.

But it all changed when Harry was almost 11 years old. This is the age when children (who are special), they get the letter to go to Hogwarts that is the most famous wizarding school. And so an owl and later many owls, they tried to deliver this letter to Harry, but the Dursley’s they didn’t let him read it. So in the end, Hagrid delivered the letter himself to Harry. He went in person. I mean, the Dursleys they tried to hide Harry. ‘Cause they thought if they were not at home, if they went somewhere else, maybe they would not find Harry. But Hagrid found him. So Hagrid gave the letter to Harry and told him who he was and that he was supposed to go to Hogwarts.

So Harry did not have a lot of time to learn about all of that. This magical world and his parents, and anything, actually before taking the Hogwarts Express and going to his new school. On the train Harry meets Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. And they soon became his best friends. All 3 of them were then sorted into Gryffindor.

Because of the way Harry grew up, or maybe also because this was part of his character, Harry did not like the attention he got from people when they found out he was THE Harry Potter. He really didn’t like it. He felt bad and he wanted to hide. So yeah, he does not like the spotlight very much. And some teachers like Professor Snape for example. They were harder on him, and they expected him to be better than the others in class. Because he was so famous. They had no idea he had never heard of a wizarding world, for example. So they just expected him to be the best in class.

So, what else do we know about Harry? We know the he is very shy and that he has a good heart. He also has a natural talent as a flyer and he became the youngest Quidditch Seeker in over a century. Both his parents were also quidditch players and his father was a seeker as well.  We soon find out that Harry is also very brave and that he always seeks the truth. And something interesting is also that Harry arrives at Hogwarts around the same time ‘You know who’ starts getting stronger again and he is preparing a come back.