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    Sansa is taken to Little Finger who kills Ser Dontos for his efforts. Tywin begins instructing Tommen on who a King should listen to and then arranges Tyrion's trial. He approaches Prince Oberyn about becoming a judge and a member of the Small Council. Cersei asks Jaime to help her kill Tyrion and Jaime rapes her. Arya and the Hound are taken in by a farmer who offers them work. The Hound robs him. Stannis wants to press his claim to the throne and in the Iron Bank of Bravos Ser Davos sees an opportunity. The Wildlings begin slaughtering villagers in an attempt to lure the Nights Watch away from Castle Black. Sam takes Gilly to Mole's Town where he thinks she will be safe.
    23 April 2014 - 9 comments - Podcast Available
  • 68
    Sally comes into the city for a funeral. She loses her purse and has to go to Don for help. Betty mistakenly believes some flowers on Shirley's desk are for her. She sends Ted some confusing messages as a result and asks Joan to switch Shirley. Joan is already dealing with Lou not wanting Dawn around and Bert not wanting her on the front desk. Pete is frustrated to land a big client but be told he has to ask Chevy's permission.
    23 April 2014 - 4 comments
  • 83
    Ramsay demonstrates to Lord Bolton that Theon is now thoroughly broken in as Reek. Bolton gives orders to drive the Iron Islanders from Moat Cailin and track down Bran and Rickon. Tyrion sends Shae away to Pentos and gets Bronn to help Jaime learn to fight left handed. Bran is spending more time inhabiting Summer. He touches a Weirwood tree and learns where they must go next. Stannis burns more of his people. Melissandre is sent to talk to his daughter. Joffrey and Margaery get married. Afterwards all manner of entertainment takes place along with much tension as various characters interact. Joffrey takes his torment of Tyrion to another level but after eating his wedding pie he collapses in agony and dies.
    16 April 2014 - 16 comments - Podcast Available
  • 67
    Don is bi-coastal while Meagan's career begins to take shape in L.A. Pete seems happy there too. Roger is experimenting with free love. Peggy is struggling to connect with Don's replacement as well as dealing with being a landlord. Joan takes business advice from a Professor to help her handle more account business.
    18 April 2014
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  • 52
    Raj brings Emily on a double date with Howard and Bernadette and Howard is shocked to recognise her. Sheldon wonders whether he has been wasting his time with String Theory and should switch to some other field.
    14 April 2014 - 3 comments
  • 63
    Tywin makes two swords from Valyrian steel. He gives one to Jaime who refuses to head to Casterly Rock. Joffrey mocks him, Cersei won't touch him and Brienne reminds him of his oathe to protect Sansa. Sansa is spending time alone but agrees to wear a necklace given to her by Ser Dontos. Oberyn Martell arrives in Kings Landing with talk of revenge. Arya acts out vengeance of her own in partnership with the Hound. Jon Snow justifies his actions to the Nights Watch while Ygritte nurses her grudge in the company of cannibalistic Thenns. Daenerys watches her dragons grow up while flirting with Daario Naharis. The road to Meereen is paved with dead slaves.
    9 April 2014 - 18 comments - Podcast Available

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