762 – Game of Drones – All Seasons Tale of the Tape
How many seasons have there been? Can Scoots remember? How many characters will get left out or names forgotten as he tried to recap the entire series in about fifty minutes. This will be a retrospective you can sleep right through.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls and friends beyond the [inaudible 00:00:05]. It's time for the podcast. Or if you was writing a pitch in a show for Tweens, GoT show for Tweens, it'd be called the Three-Eyed Raven … Oh so Raven, a bit of a patron. So thanks for making that possible. And it's time for sleep, and we've podcast to put you to sleep. Here, you up all night, tossing, turning, mind racing, trouble of getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep … Well, welcome. Just sleep with me. Podcast'll put you to sleep. We do have a bedtime story. All that you need to do is get in bed, and turn out the lights and press play, I'm going to do the rest. What I'm going to attempt to do is to create a safe place where you could set aside whatever's keeping you awake. Could be thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, changes in time or temperature, changes in routine. Whatever it is that's keeping you up. Stuff you're thinking about, anything you're experiencing physically or that's coming up for you emotionally.
Those are three of the zones, but it could be some of the travel … Whatever's keeping you up, I'd like to take your mind off of that. What I'm going to do is … I got this nice safe place here set aside, reserved, and it's one of the first … You are VIP, and that means you like where you say, “Hey, come on in.” This safe place is welcoming, opening. It's not exclusive, but it has a feeling of … Believe it or not, we do have … I don't know if you're familiar with the Muppets, but you might not believe this because it's probably not exactly true, but it's imaginarily true. You know the Muppets. They had a Muppet show, so that was a regular gig. And then, the Muppets … I got to get back to the intro, but then the Muppets had … Now they're in movies, right, from time to time. And not every Muppet is like the Kermit, and Ms Pig, the big draws. There's a Muppet center lower on the marquee or the posters. Right?
And, those Muppets may or may not take side jobs or freelance gigs. And, I'm just saying if any Muppets did, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker would probably be running a ‘Sleep with me' labs somewhere. And, they would be the ones working on that. What did I say? Exclusive, where it feels exclusive? Here's the things with me. I've never been on a cruise, never been to Sandals, or to Club Med, or the one with all the romance where everybody's … where the couple looks like they're … I don't know, is that Sandals, or was that in the '80s? I know I've seen an ad where this couple looks like … They say, “Whoa, that looks exclusive,” or at club level. I haven't stayed at club levels, or private clubs, but work clubs in general. What was my point? Oh, but when you think about those things, you think about, “Whoo, it feels exclusive.”
That's what this safe place feels like. You're important, because your sleep's important, and it's important to me. Also, it's important to me to go off topic early. So, I'm going to create a safe place where you could set aside whatever is keeping you awake. Whether it's thoughts, feelings. Oh, I said that. What am I'm going to do is to send my voice across the deep dark night, get mixed up, go off topic. I'm going to use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders, superfluous tangents, stuffing, a lot of stuffing, filler, fluff, all that stuff. And, I wonder if a Muppet has ever written an ode, an ode to my stuffing. Who would do the odes? I'm sure they're … Maybe Sam the Eagle, but that would be a little bit more of a patriotic ode.
I don't think … Fonzie would do a Joko, would make [inaudible 00:04:30] possibly. Miss Piggy would do one probably, but that would go … Who are the Muppets? Oh boy, you missed out. Never too late to discover them. In fact, I think the Mystery Bard watches the Muppet show and it's encouraged me to re-watch the Muppet show with my daughter, and I take that advice … I'm taking that advice to heart. Okay. But where was I? I'm going to send my lulling, soothing creaky dulcet tones. Pointless meanders, if you're new, welcome. Sorry about that. I've gone off. I guess I've got register. I don't know. Maybe, I've had rainbow connection recently with the Muppets or something, as … Hardy Har Har. Okay.
If you're new though, welcome. Glad you're here. This podcast is a bit different. So, when I set up a couple of things for you. One, I'm glad you're here. You're asleep or taking your mind off stuff, keeping you company. That's important to me. So, I'm going to be here just to take your mind off stuff. So, here's the thing. No pressure to listen to me. You can fall asleep whenever you want. You could listen however you want. Some listeners listen close. Some listeners listen, kind of amused or bemused. Some listeners imagine me with a Muppet on … I don't know if anyone's ever imagined me sitting with a Muppet on my knee. You say, “Muppet on your knee, thousand dollar fee,” and it's a great way to … Well, that's just how my brain works. It goes from one thing to another. Oh, that was water on the knee. Thank you.
Here's the thing. Oh, you don't need to listen to me. Okay? That's one thing if you're new. Second thing is, there's no pressure to fall asleep. These shows are an hour plus, 'cause I'm here to keep you company as you drift off, and more here as your companion walking at your side, providing you with some friendly banter and distraction as you drift off. Because I really truly believe you do deserve a good night's sleep. But, I feel like there's too much pressure around, right? You deserve it. And, I just want to ease you into it. So, no need to listen. No pressure to fall asleep. And, structurally what to expect. The show starts off with a few minutes of business. That's how we keep a podcast free and coming to everybody. Then, we have an intro. The intro is kind of like a bedtime wind down.
It's like a 12 minute show within a show, where I slowly guide you towards bed to have a bedtime. Like some listeners listen to intro while they get ready for bed. Some listeners listen to the intro while they're in bed, drifting off. Some listeners fall asleep to the intro. A few percentage of listeners skip the intro, and a lot of people … More and more people listen during the day, I guess, particularly to the intro. But, sometimes to the stories too, for a little break during the day too. But, the intro is where I try to explain what the podcast is to new listener every time. And, this is where it is, like a Muppet show or a Muppet movie, or just like the word Muppet. If you didn't … Like you say, “Well, I don't know what a Muppet is,” but I know what that word sounds like. And you'd say, “Exclusive,” sounds like when you're trying to explain what the podcast is for the 775th time and you try. So it's like the [inaudible 00:08:01] part but you never get there, which is like mum part, and I say, “Exactly.”
It's actually part of my Math that actually that's why it's totally intentional that I say. “One day, I'm going to find the perfect metaphor for a podcast.” It turns out that whatever this Muppet based metaphor isn't the perfect one, especially since I don't even remember what my original point about the Muppets was. It was something … Oh, Bunsen … Oh, because they have Bunsen Honeydew, and Beaker. I'm imagining if they worked for me on the side, like if they would be designing new meanders for me. Tricky dulcet tones, making a safe, comfortable place. Of course. Then you'd say, “Well, Scoots, I've watched those Muppet movies. What about all the unintended consequences in it?” Well, doesn't that usually just to happen to Beaker? Beaker's … Here's another totally unrelated thing, but in some sense connected, and I don't know if that … So there was an app a while back, super better. I'm not sure if that's out there. It was trying to teach people resiliency and the importance of resiliency, and that's considered a sport. And, part of … I guess integrated with self care and mindfulness and in flourishing is resiliency, right?
Outcome. Here's the thing. This is a free idea that you will … Free trial offer, which if you use it, at least give me a … And, there's a giant corporation that owns the rights, equal financial stakes. How come Beaker's not used in every resiliency metaphor, or you'd see is there a resiliency institute … will Bunsen Honeydew run it? Probably. But, if there was a model of resiliency, you got the modern major general, that one, you'd say, “What's a model?” And you say, “Well, that's Beakers and a puppet scooter,” and it's a representative model of resiliency, the Beaker story. Well, how about that Beaker, a model of resiliency? Okay. Possibly, right? So, Beaker's a character in the Muppets, that was like the foil to Dr Bunsen Honeydew. The grand plans to help the human condition through science. Actually, through mechanics and science, usually. Okay. And, I'm here to just help you with meanders. So … Oh, structure … So, the intro goes on and on and on.
Eventually, Peter's out not that long from now. Then, believe it or not, we'll go from talking about Muppets to me trying to remember all the plot lines. In 45 minutes, I'll try to remember everything that happened at game of Thrones, all the seasons. And, that should be pretty sleepy, 'cause my recall is not excellent, but really … So, this podcast … So, there's the intro, some business, then a story or a game of Thrones discussion. Be Very Vanilla, don't worry. And then, some thank yous at the end. If you want to skip the ads so you just become a patron, [inaudible 00:11:37] patron. What else? I think that's it. A structure of the show. I thought there was something else that I was going to remember that was Muppet related. So, yeah. Podcast is here to keep you company and to take your mind off stuff, and oh, because I really do believe I want you to be resilient.
I want you to be rested, and be able to go out there tomorrow and flourish. To be in a place where, as you're drifting off or as you're getting ready to get to bed, you can say …It's not easy being you, which you do deserve a nice, resting, safe place, nice place to relax into. And, a nice night of solitude, or whatever you call it. Yeah, I'm sorry. My vocabulary is limited, because I said … Maybe … Pardon me. It's like we got to get ahold of the big resiliency count, the resiliency count so you'll get up and tell them about Beaker. But the thing is, as I said, I believe you deserve a good night's sleep. I believe you deserve a life where you can get out there and flourish, where you feel treated with dignity, and respect, and you can do the same and water some flowers out there in the world. And so, I hope I can help. And, I really appreciate you coming by, and checking out the show. It is a bit different, so give it a few tries. Almost every regular listener says it took a few tries till it worked. But, I really appreciate it that you came by.
That you gave it a nice try, and I really hope I can help you fall asleep. So, thanks again for coming by, and here's a couple of ways we keep this show that going. All right, hey everybody, this is Scoots, and this is going to be an interesting tale of the tape. I'm going to have to really … I don't know, it'd be interesting. And so, this is a Game of Thrones tale of the tape, 'cause I haven't prepped for the new season by re-watching anything, and because it's the coolest of the season, I was wondering if I could do in like a 15 minute span, like a train that goes through all the seasons of what I remember, and see what comes out of that. ‘Cause that should be pretty sleepy. Based on my memory alone, unless I get really … So, right now I haven't looked anything up, but at some point I could pause, and say first off, how many seasons have there been?
I'm guessing six so far, but it could be seven or it could be five. So, what we'll do is we'll go through and kind of look at … We'll just kind of go through things and meander. There'll be meandering, recall of what happened over the history of the show, and I guess it gives me about eight minutes a season, depending on how many seasons there are. Though it could be between seasons three, four, five and six. Oh, boy. So, season one was of course the intro. A couple more things, I guess. So, one of the nice things about Game of Thrones, is that despite all the complexities of everything, and the pomp and circumstance in the drama and the action, it really is just these human stories, and a lot of it is like family. And, even the little kids that live inside a space, at least in my opinion, and that it is a show about family dynamics, which is actually how the first season starts off. So, I guess that is a good transition, because it does start off, I believe first off, with the dynamics of two different families.
Episode one. We meet the Starks … No, no, three … I'm sorry. Excuse me. Three different families, and it gets the greater political families, but the … So … Yes. So season one starts off, we meet the Starks … And again, I don't know … I know how it kind of the beginning and towards the end of the show … I don't really know of the season. So, it starts off, we meet the Starks, and what's his name? Papa Stark. If you're a stickler for Game Of Thrones, you're going to be in for it. And eventually I remember it. Actually, even in the teaser, we meet Benjen I think, which doesn't pay off again until recently. And, I remember reading that in the book. Okay. So we see Benjen, then the show opens, and then we meet the Stark family maybe and … Ned Stark, actually. Thank you. Thank goodness I remembered that. Caitlin and Ned. Oh, boy. The Stark family, they live in the North. The Winter fell.
Ned lives by a code. We learn that. We learn he's a kind father. We learn that there's a family dynamics. We learn that Jon is a half son or whatever you call. It's like … I mean they have other words for it, but he's a Snow, and we see the dynamics between … Who do we got in there? We got little Ricky … Ricard, the Three-Eyed Raven, Bran, one day, but … Arya, Sansa, the dude that was king. I forget his name. I want to call him Richard. Maybe, he played King Richard at some point. I'll eventually remember his name. Jon Snow, and old Leonard, the forgotten Stark. That was like … Wasn't there one more Stark son? Yep. Leonard. Everybody forgets about Leonard. Ricard. It was the cute one. Bran was the one where you said, “There's something more to Bran than I know.”
So, those were the Stark kids, I believe. And, the other kid … He was king, king in the North. That's not season … That's season two. So, we've learned the family dynamics. They get their puppies, and we see a Catelyn and Ned, there's something strained there. Maybe, we get some hints about the past, I don't know. So, we meet the Starks. Eventually, also, in the beginning of the season. I don't know about the episodes, but then we meet at the … What is their last name? Baratheons. Robert … We find out Robert Baratheon's king, he's coming to see Ned to make Ned his Hand. We find out his Hand has gone to the big farm. We meet Cersei, we meet … I don't know if we meet Tom and sister. That's a good question. Great question. I don't know. Jaime Lannister, and Joffrey. We definitely meet Joffrey, and we start to get a sense of their dynamics early in the season.
We get Cersei's and Robert's dynamics, and that Robert's a bit of … Not good at governing, good at winning governance, but not good at governing. We get backstory about this three tridents or whatever the heck it was. And, we learned about Cersei and Jaime, then Bran takes a spill. We start to learn these other characters. The Hound, Ilyn Payne. So, we just get some dynamics. We get the Joffs, and not that great. So we see that strain, and then they head towards … Some of them head towards King's Landing with King Robert. Now meanwhile, at some point we meet the future Khaleesi, who's like … We start to learn that she's the one of the Targaryens. We meet her brother who's briefly … Cuts a Jib like killing and Murphy it a little bit, and he's not likable either. Also, we meet all the other characters, like our good friend Varys, we meet Tyrion, and we start to get to know the other Lannisters.
This is … Yeah, this is more complicated than I thought. So we meet Khaleesi, and her brother, that Targaryens. Believe me, I don't know if I'll remember any of that. Then, we meet their sponsor, some rich dude who definitely, I don't have any idea. Probably will remember it at some point. And, Khaleesi's brother has grand plans of returning as a triumph for Targaryen. And then, we meet Khal Drogo. I'll just run through Khaleesi season, I guess. And, we're here, then Khal Drogo and Khaleesi marry, which was brothers intention of using that to kind of unify, and to get to Khal Drogo's armies. But he doesn't appreciate how … He likes Khaleesi but not her brother. So he says, “You're out. She's a leader. You're not. She's kind you're not.” And I don't know if it was … Again, I guess it's Khaleesi story, let's just say that it was season one because I don't know if she becomes a leader in season one or season two to be honest with you.
And, maybe I could just file Khaleesi's journey right now, and then go back to the Starks and when I get mixed up. So then, the Khaleesi and Khal Drogo, they start to get to know each other. They will end up, they like each other. He's a horse lord, or the Lord of all the horses. And, we do learn that she's still shares this ambition of saying, “Well, maybe we do need to go across the sea, and to take back my kingdom that's rightfully mine.” We also learned that not everybody … There's challengers to the Khal Drogo's throne. And, at some point, something happens and then everything's kind of thrown into disarray, because he goes to visit a big farm. Khaleesi tries out some other options to keep him from the big farm. Then we learned that she's a mother of dragons. I don't know if that's … She goes and she's like the Phoenix, with the two baby dragons, and they've kind of seems to solidify her leadership for the most part.
There's still … ‘Cause Khal Drogo only you has his portion of his people. So, at some point in this … Oh, we also meet Sir Jorah. And then, eventually as things move on we meet whoever that smooth dude is, Daario Naharis or whatever. So … Yeah. Then, the Khaleesi over those first couple seasons, she not the Khaleesi yet. So, I guess it's important. She does become a Khaleesi. We get to know Sir Jorah who's seriously imperfect, Daario Naharis or whatever his name is. And then, we see as Khaleesi start … I don't know exactly the order of things, because she has to deal with the rest of the horse lords. A Med might be not the Lord of the rings, but she says, “Hey, I'm your leader.” And they say, “Well, we don't know,” and she says “No, no, no. As a matter of fact I am,” and she pulls a smooth switch-a-rue on them.
But, I think earlier on … I'm wondering what the order is, where she starts freeing … I guess it would have been before, but I'm picturing the newer Daario Naharis dealing with Sir Jorah like with the Horse Lords, but I don't know. She goes to meet with all the Horse Lords. They say, “You're not the boss of us.” She says, “As a matter of fact, I am Misa, mother of all people,” and then she solidifies her leadership there. Let's just say that's what happened. Then, the Khaleesi moves on to start freeing people, under the rule of not working by choice. First, she meets the interpreter. And then, she starts the unsullied. Then she starts freeing people, and dealing with the people that wouldn't keep them free, and they don't like that change too. So, that's a couple of seasons of her going through these ups and downs of … I guess and that's difference in Robert trying to lead, and to trying to take over things.
And, at some point over that time, Sir Jorah gets fired. The Khaleesi really … Even though she had some ups and downs, she really solidifies her leadership eventually, both by heart and by thorn or whatever you want to say. She has to keep both in balance. And, she also picks up some new … She has Daario Naharas who gets … They say, “Wow, you look different. He says, “Yeah. Well, I'm more handsome now.” And say, “Well, maybe, I don't know, I guess you are. You're less crafty, more handsome.” Tyrion comes to work with her, Varys becomes a part of her crew. I guess. Yeah. At some point Varys joins up, wonder … And so, those were all delightful parts of seasons, and building towards this idea that eventually she's going to go back and take things over. Yeah. We won't have time to [inaudible 00:25:54] Varys' story anyway, I don't think.
But, they get these new starts with the Khaleesi, and eventually, at the beginning of the previous season or the end of the season before, she says, “Let's get some ships.” I forgot how she got the ships. But, she says, “Let's get some ships, let's go across the sea, and let's start taking things over.” Especially, she hears about how the leadership's going over there. So, she takes over. They go across the sea, and then last season or over the past two seasons, I don't know which one was which. She comes and she deals with the current leadership, which we'll get to in … Wherever that place is called, Westeros. And, she has her ups and downs, learning to deal with that stuff. So, eventually breaks out her dragons, and she's dealing with that stuff. Then also, she gets called to the North because they see, well, there's a bigger thing to deal with other than just … That's kind of how the last season closes. It's like, “Are you going to deal with the humans? Or are you going to deal with this other stuff in the North?”
And, eventually as the season closes, she goes to the North, her and Jon Snow as we know, kind of solidify their pact. They say, “Wait a second, are you two … ” Well, you know, whatever. We also see the dragon go to the big farm in the sky. I think that was as the season closed. So, we see that, “Oh boy, this is going to be interesting.” I guess that's a little bit of the Khaleesi story. And, what is her name though? Khaleesi … Daenerys Targaryen. Excuse me. But I just call her Khaleesi 'cause that's how the … I would like to keep it professional. Okay. So, let's go back to the Starks 'cause they had quite the journey and probably overlap a lot with … Who are those other people? The Baratheons or … What's the father's name? What's their family name? The dude … Charles Dance. That's just had the actor's name. Lannisters. Okay.
So season one, they all go, Robert and Ned in most of the families, but not the entire families go back to King's Landing. That's like their Washington DC. And Ned's supposed to be working with Robert. Meanwhile, we know there's all these machinations going on. Game of Thrones, you win or you go to the big farm. And we see that Cersei kind of has other things in mind. Robert's not the best partner anyway, or leader. So then Robert goes to big farm and then Ned says, “Oh boy, this isn't going to be good for me,” because Ned is like, “I live by a code, truth before all things.” So, he's trying to figure out what the Game of Thrones is, but by the time he figures it out, the next thing you know, bail or he's in the big farm. Faster than you can say ‘Baylor'. Now, if was my memory serves, who was … Sansa, and Arya, went with Ned, and we learned that during that trip that Joffrey's a good J-U-R-K, but that Sansa was at least initially kind of had this romantic notion about being kings and queens and stuff, as kids do.
And so, then at the end of that season, we learned Sansa is going to stay with the Lannisters, and Arya hits the road. She actually had said … She's heading to join Night's Watch. And, she also makes a friend who she helps, I guess in the second season. So season one closes. Oh, Jon Snow's gone to join the Night's Watch in the North at some point too, in season one. So I think here's what you got. You got Jon Snow head of the Night's Watch, correct. Catelyn, Rickon, Bran, and oldest brother whose name of course I can't remember, in Winter Fell, maybe … I guess, he's the head of … Him and his mom are kind of running things. Actually at some point the mom also … No, the mom, I think she went and then she bailed maybe right before, and she headed back to where she grew up with the Tyrion. She took Tyrion with her. No, they actually just ran into each other in Ian, think that's season two.
So, end of season one, Arya is with a crew of people going to the Night's Watch. Jon's at the Night's Watch, getting trained. Bran and Rickon are at home. Catelyn's traveling, Ned's in the big farm and Sansa's with the Lannisters. And so then, season two. I wish I could remember that guy's name. There was the oldest of the Stark … Oh, I almost had it. It's not Robert Stark, though. King whatever, the king in the North they call him, for a little while. So they start up … So he says, “I'm going to lead my people in the North against the Lannisters,” because they serp things or whatever. Meanwhile, Catelyn, she going back to her hometown to try to get her sister to join her son. And I think, Tyrion has to deal with all that. Arya's having her own adventures with … Initially all these kids joining, then they joined this to like … Whatever it's called. I forget.
Brotherhood without banners. But that's not until … That's … I think the Brotherhood without banners was originally Ned Stark's role. He sent them out to deal with maybe the mountain and The Hound or something. I don't know. But I think season two is the war of the three kings or something, it's called. So, basically Robert's brother Stannis Baratheon, and his … Oh, there's a lot of other interesting stuff I'm realizing. Is this when we have Loras right? Is he a Baratheon? He can't be a Baratheon, but whatever. We learn … Oh no, he's from High Garden, right? What's her name? Forgot about them. So, season two is like Stannis Baratheon watched his brothers. He says, “I'm the king. ‘Cause I was the Baratheon before … I'm older than my brother,” or something.
I also think there's a third Baratheon. Yeah. There is for a little while. Yeah, that's right. He's in a relationship with Loras and … I forget his name though. And, he was actually seemed like he was going to be a good king, and he doesn't … And then Ned's son is busy. He's taking over the North, two Baratheon's are trying to become king, or saying they're king, and I guess they make Joffrey king … Joffrey does become king or leader at some point. Those [inaudible 00:33:50] Queen region most of the time, and kind of calling the shots. Oh, no. At first it's Charles Dance. What was his name? Big boss Lannister. So, anyway, first they have to deal with the oldest Stark, whatever his freaking name is.
And, I don't know if this is season two or season three. Maybe, it spans two seasons, all this stuff. I don't know. Yeah, I think so. So, it looks like they were winning, then they're not winning. Eventually, Catelyn makes it back to join her son, Jon Snow's lake of learning the ropes up at Winter Fell, or wherever that's called. The Wall, Ice Reach or whatever the heck. All those places up there. Cersei's trying to make the best of what she can, which includes different … Think she's going to marry one person. You're getting told what to do, then have another person then initially it's like she's going to marry Joffery, getting told to get her brother in line. Meanwhile, Arya, she has an adventure, and she learns from this other dude about … She gets stuck dealing with Charles Dance for a little while.
But, wherever the mountains house was … We kind of see that she's against them. Then, she says, at the end of season three I think, maybe it's season two. She's met this cool dude. Oh gosh, I forgot his name too. Again, I'm just winging this, and again, this is where I make you sleep at. Yes. My brain doesn't exactly record things in order, or in a sensible way, but so she heads to Bravos eventually, 'cause she had originally learned a fencing from a bravo see, then she meets this mysterious dude who's one of the faceless people, and because he owes her, he gives her a coin to go there. So yeah, I don't know. So then, at the same time when that closes out or as that's about to close out, we also find out that … I think it's the end of season three, and Catelyn … What's the king's name? King … My brother, Stark … I don't know, whatever the oldest Stark was with the beard. He's a handsome guy, but he made some political decisions that weren't so great.
And so, eventually they need this one bridge that this one old troll runs, and instead of sharing the bridge and his people with them, he sends Catelyn and the King of the North, we'll say. And also, was a new bride. They all go to the big farm. This is actually … I think Arya finds out about this. And then she … Yeah, and I guess she's with The Hound at some point. She hooks up with The Hound, and then she says, “Forget this whole thing.” And then, maybe this is three and four. Because then also at the same time, it gives us a little bit more stretched out. So, that's kind of Arya's journey a little bit. Then Sansa, she was stuck in the North. So, basically in the King's Landing, you get Cersei and Joffrey trying to run things with their advisors, and their dad. They're also not that nice to Sansa. Sansa's supposed to get married to Joffery, then she's supposed to get married to Loras. Then Joffrey supposed to marry … Who does he marry? This wedding is like this big deal.
Oh, he's marrying Loras' sister, I believe … Yeah. Again, another character's who name escapes me. And also at the same time, Jon Snow goes into the North, and meets the Northern people who were totally being … Said they weren't that great, and it turns out they are. So then, whatever, they're defending King's Landing, they take out one of the … They send one of the Baratheons to the big farm using some undercover method, I think Stannis does that. Then, Stannis tries to take King's Landing. He fails. And then, yeah, this is definitely sleepy stuff 'cause … So then, Joffrey goes to marry one of the people from Highgarden, they're not Targaryens. Loras and … These are good questions. And so, then Joffrey visits big farm, we actually get to spend some cool time with the people from Sun Spear, because everybody's saying it's simple. Tyrion gets in trouble for one thing, and I think he's in trouble for another thing. And eventually Tyrion gets out of trouble because of the dude from Sun Spear who's still one of the coolest of but I don't know his character's name. I know the actor's name, but …
Tyrion … We kind of followed Tyrion's journey. So, Joff goes to the big farm, Cersei's not happy, but she doesn't even know who's behind it. Then she puts Tommen in charge. While all that's happening, Sansa gets out of there at some point, and then she ends up … At some point she crosses brass with Brienne of Tarth, who had promised her mother she would look after her daughters, and bring them into her aunt's, I believe. Yeah. So, Brienne of Tarth eventually brings Sansa to her aunt. Her aunt's not great, but that's where Sansa meets Baelish. Also, that's where Arya, The Hound and Brienne of Tarth all cross paths. I think this was before Arya broke out. This must have been afterwards where Arya heads to Bravo's. Speaking Arya, so she goes to Bravos, I think this is probably season four and season five. And, she studies at the House of Black and White to become a faceless person.
And, she's kind of torn as she's learning between becoming an expert at this stuff, and losing all semblance of her individuality because they're kind of a collective being type group. And, there's a lot of mythology there, but, eventually, Arya your figures out, “This isn't for me, or is it?” I guess I still didn't understand that. But she learns a lot of the skills, but I don't think she's 100% down to just have her identity … She still identifies as Stark. So then, the cool thing in season five or season six, Arya goes back to the bridge and the troll. Deals with the troll at the bridge on behalf of her brother and her mom, and then eventually makes her way back to Winter Fell. Now, Sansa … Oh, boy. Sansa. So, she had to go from Joffrey, to thinking … She hung out with Loras. But then, somehow they got her out of … ‘Cause Cersei was kind of keeping her as, “Well, I had kind of have you as a bargaining chip.”
So, eventually she got out. Then she had to deal with her aunt I think. No, no, no. Is that first or second? I guess that's … When was that? That's a good question. I'm a little mixed up, but a simple way. She deals with her aunt, she deals with Baelish I think before that she … So what happened to her when she got away first? Maybe she went back to Winter Fell, and is that right? And then eventually the Bolton's took over, and she had to deal with Bruce Bolt and poor … The other … It's not a Baratheon. Is he … I guess we don't have time for every character. But so Sansa ends up having to be married to Ramsay Bolton, who's the worst person … I'm trying to think. It was many worst people on the show. At least Cersei has some redeeming qualities. Ramsay's one of those characters who's just not redeeming.
But so what happens? So eventually … I don't know. I'm trying to think of Sansa's journey 'cause she does … So she has to be married to Ramsey. She keeps thinking that the people in the North are loyal. I think she gets out with Brienne of Tarth. Would that be when she goes back to her aunt's place? That kind of makes sense. And then, meets up with Baelish. Maybe, that's how everything happened. I don't know exactly. And, eventually she comes back with Baelish's army at the same time, it was to going to Jon Snow. So … Is that right? Jon Snow in charge of then? I guess, yeah. So, Jon Snow's trying to deal with everything in the North. Then, he meets up with Stannis Baratheon. After he meets up with the Northern people, and I don't even know what … Yeah, I'm a bit lost. Stannis, I think he tried to recruit the Northern people to go to King's Landing. Maybe not. But, Stannis ends up at … So, I thought he forged a pack with Jon Snow, maybe he didn't though. I don't know.
And, he did. I'm trying to think of how Brienne of Tarth got involved because eventually … How is Brienne of Tarth in there, 'cause she ends up seeing Stannis. But, Stannis ends up helping who try to take the North back? Does this sound correct? With Jon Snow, and so the Northern people, and it doesn't work well for Stannis. Then Jon Snow's in charge. And, maybe with some of the other Northern people, I don't know. But eventually, Jon Snow tries to take Winter Fell back from the Boltons. And then comes in and saves the day is this Sansa with Baelish's army. Sansa comes in and saves the day. Now, maybe that was a message she sent out. I don't know if she was still stuck there, but I think I could see her on a horseback … But whatever they take back the North. Jon snow and Sansa. And, that's how a season closes. ‘Cause then eventually Arya joins up with them. And then, I think last season was spent with Jon … Oh, Bran, you're right.
So then Bran at some point, they have to get out of Winter Fell when they lose a Winter Fell. So Bran, Rickon, they sneak out, and eventually Bran realizes they've got to head North, to … He sees this Three-Eyed Raven. He keeps having these dreams. I don't know if this is accurate, but … So eventually, they head North, and Bran actually becomes the Three-Eyed Raven. Oh, so raven, he's just Oh, so raven, Three-Eyed Raven. So, eventually we realize that … What do we realize? So, eventually they get to Winter Fell back. And then, Arya comes from her adventures. Oh, it was the Three-Eyed Raven. So, Bran goes to North, becomes the Three-Eyed Raven, which gives him powers, and also he realizes there's trouble in the North too. And so, he comes back to Winter Fell. And, it was like there were all trying to figure out to how to protect it. They see, “Well, there's this coming from the North of the supernatural stuff, but isn't that more important than our infighting.”
And then, it's kind of … Last season is all the Starks trying to come together. Again if the family, the remnants of the family I guess try to come together to protect all of Westerosian humanity, from this oncoming supernatural threat. Ian uniting people and working together, getting Khaleesi on board, trying to convince Cersei in them, and leading towards this season where it looks like, oh boy, those odds are stacked against Westerosian humanity, and they kind of catch up where Khaleesi was. So Khaleesi's got Varys, there's also red woman comes in and out. I'm not sure about that. There's Missandei, who's the interpreter, who's my … That's the character that makes my heart flutter. But there's also Melisandre, I think, the red woman and that's another kind of supernatural. And, it's trying to tell where they're at is really confusing. So, at this point it looks like Khaleesi has joined with Jon Snow to try to protect the North, is where we kind of left off.
Then, back in King's Landing, Cersei has been through a lot of political Game Of Thrones. So she's been playing the Game of Thrones. She says this, the title of the show, I don't know what everybody says. It's not Game of Dragons. It's not Game of Walkers, it's not Game of Freedom. It's Game of Thrones. Me and Sansa are really the only ones that get this. So, she's actually been playing the Game of Thrones the whole time. I wouldn't play with her by the way, 'cause then Cersei's son becomes … Tommen becomes king, and Tommen marries whoever the people are from Highgarden whose names I can't remember. Then in two seasons ago, maybe this religious movement crops up, and Tommen get charismatic but kind of religious movement, which is threat is another Game of Thrones. You said, “Well, it's not just in the throne. That's a throne too.” Which also becomes … That was the season before last I think, 'cause that seems to threaten Cersei's power. And so, towards the end of that season, Cersei pushes all her chips in on Game of Thrones. She says, “The name,” again, the game of show isn't game of parents. It's not game of mom, it's not game of fair. It's Game of Thrones.
And, that's how that season ends. She says Tommen and his new wife, the charismatic religious movement, and they play by their own rules too. She says to them … WelL, I think it backfired on her. I think she tried to use that religious movement, but she's got a lot of crafty people working for her too. But, she says, “This is Game of Thrones,” pushes all chips in again, and as last season progressed at least initially, she was in the throne. She had a new … She had her own crown. She was in charge. She was putting Jamie to work or Jamie was torn of course. But then she was playing Game of Thrones with the Khaleesi, until the Khaleesi was pulled North. And, she was working with that Reever dude, “You're on.” And, she has that mad scientist. She has a blue faced man working for her. Jaime's also very …
I don't know who the most tragic character is that's made it through all seven seasons. You get a lot of to pick from, and I don't mean heroism and tragedies. I mean just pure tragedy. Say like Sir Jorah, Jaime Lannister, Cersei … She might be too unredeemable to be tragic, I guess. Who are the other most tragic characters? There's gotta be … Maybe the red woman, I don't know. I guess we don't have enough character for her. Could be Tyrion, we could see something with Tyrion. A lot of the Starks have been through a lot … Like they've dealt with tragedy, but this is more where you just … Jaime's the one character's just can't get … And, Jorah They can't get anything right. So, what are you thinking every time you say, “Can we sit down for a second?”
With Jaime it makes a little more sense 'cause he's just devastatingly handsome. Well, I just got to … “Look at me man. I make bad decisions but I don't have to think about,” I say, “Okay.” And Sir Jorah does have rugged handsomeness to him, but he has … Yeah, he has a bit of handsomeness to him too. I don't know. Could it be Khaleesi? I'm trying to think of what other … Sansa's is definitely had her journey. She's had ups and downs, where … Yeah, I don't know. Jaime and Sir. Jorah have had moments. I don't know. I just think about them … We'll see. Other things. I missed other characters that had the smaller journeys. Brienne of Tarth of course, The Hound. So, The Hound was one of the Lannisters laquues for a long time and got on Arya's a bad list. Even eventually hooked up with Arya at some point, and they were a crew, which was a cool crew. Then, he hooked up on again and off again with the Brotherhood of Banners.
And then, at some point he took a quick visit to the big farm in the sky. Then he hooked up the Brotherhood of Banners again. Eventually hooked up … He's in Jon Snow's crew, with the Brotherhood of Banners, which is sort of … Currently, even before Khaleesi got there, that's the best crew to be in. So, there's that. I guess it'd have to re-watch those episodes. I don't even know who's around. I'd have to watch that last couple of two episodes again. But, I'm sure I missed a lot. Of course I did with Tyrion's journey, Tyrion's been around in a very similar way. You have Bronn, who's going to like Jaime's … He was originally Tyrion's side kick, then he's become Jaime's side kick. I'm sure maybe he'll return to being Tyrion's side kick again. Bronn's a cell sword. Tyrion's the smarter but more conscious … Makes his decisions … I guess there's more or less … He's the most intellectual character I guess. Probably.
Varys may be … Khaleesi, she's … but, yeah. So, eventually Tyrion's gone from being a Lannister to the Khaleesi crew. But, at the last episode to say, “Well, what's going to happen to Tyrion next?” Bronn was for a short time in Catelyn's crew, but then he joined up with Tyrion. But, he's kind of … It's the character. We have the characters in the South. We haven't really heard from the North. We'll hear from them again. I don't know. The Bravosian, I don't know if we'll hear from any of the Bravosee again. A good deal with that dude, you're on. Sooner, the better for him. And, he's from that island. I forget about that character. Theon Greyjoy, who's that? That name just popped in my head. Is that who I'm thinking it is? Is Theon … There's another tragic character. Is that who Theon is? Theon Greyjoy is … Yeah. There's Euron Greyjoy. So, Theon I think, he's … Holy cow.
He another one, but he doesn't … He's an unlucky. He makes poor decisions too. So, I guess, for me the tragic characters are the ones that make the poorest decisions. ‘Cause the characters are trying to make the best decisions they can. They're just always terrible. So, you have a triad of Jaime, Theon, and … Who's the other person I already forgot? Oh, Sir. Jorah. So, Theon … He was just … It's complicated, but he was kind of living with the Starks just like a guest. And, as a bargaining guest, but he's kind of part of the family, but never totally part of the family. He definitely had an inferiority thing. He wasn't as handsome as the Stark boys. Just a fact. Or quite as skilled. So he was always trying too hard.
And then, he had those issues where he wanted to go home but he wasn't welcome at home, and never good enough. So, he's gone on quite a journey too. Just a brilliant show overall. I guess trying to put six seasons or whatever, and remember them all in 50 minutes isn't easy. But yeah, just a little bit of the tale of the tape, of what I remember of the first six, or five … Six or seven seasons of Game Of Thrones. Just to get you caught up for this season that's about to start soon. Good nights.