May 23, 2019
Tread Perilously finally makes its way to Westeros with the final episode of Game of Thrones. And though we didn't know it during our recording, the episode was called "The Iron Throne."
When Jon Snow is advised by just about everyone that his aunt -- the Mad Queen Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen the Unburnt, First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals, The Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains, and Protector of the Realm -- will definitely kill him at the first opportunity, the Prince of Indecision debates the merits of killing her first versus his own desire to see her naked again. After he finally makes a decision, the Realm must deal with the repercussions.
Despite a Targaryen plot against Tread Perilously's sound quality, Erik points out the absence of Jon Connington, Little Aegon, and a few other Ice and Fire characters. He also admits he missed one episode of the series. Justin discusses the difficulty with endings. He also praises the visual excellence of the episode. Superior air power comes into play. Erik loses his mind over the sudden appearances of Edmure Tully and Quentyn Martell. Issues of plot convenience are discussed and Daenerys's heel turn is examined at length. Also, Erik makes a bold Winds of Winter prediction regarding Little Finger.