Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 4 “The Spoils of War” Video Recap Roundup

Dany with Drogon

Welcome to the videos recapping this week’s episode, “The Spoils of #Wargasm,” how embarrassing that HBO keeps misspelling the title everywhere.* It was a pretty wargasmic episode though, no? Who lost their damn mind with Dany’s aerial sneak attack? Did you feel some sparks between Jon and Dany? #Targcest More Stark reunions!

I’m still tickled like a Lannister bannerman at the business end of Needle that Gay of Thrones is on YouTube now, also Amanda Seales is on this week.



Ozzy Man with an Ozzy plan!


History of Westeros: Sean and Aziz dropping that mad Westeros knowledge this week.


Emergency Awesome!


No Cenk or Ben this week on What the Flick, maybe that’s a good thing for some of you. Props to Cenk though, as a total Unsullied to books and show he figured out R+L=J LIVE in the middle of one of the videos, so maybe he’ll have some more predictions that play out as the season progresses.

Moar for ya:
Happy Cool Zero actual seconds in and Kenny is having what I would characterize as a wargasm (#wargasm, #ConofThrones, #ShippingPanel2018)
Nerdist
Rawrist

Thanks for reading the best video recap roundup you can find on WatchersontheWall.com. Which character would you like to see Dany’s dragon spew fire at next? I kept this week lean but video suggestions are always welcome, remember that I have a rotating list!

*Con of Thrones 2017, Con of Thrones 2018 (TBD)

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    1. …and I don’t have time to make my own video reviews. All thanks to my thesis work. Makes me sad.

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    2. Kenny would kill it as Howland Reed!

      I love these guys, especially their analyses-breakdown videos that come out later in the week, but they have some nice ideas in this informal video, too. I particularly love the theory that the dragons could die like their namesakes, with Drogo dying from an infected shoulder wound, meaning Drogon could die from not an infected but a poisoned shoulder wound. Since Bronn’s spear was fired from a “scorpion,” which are known to have poisonous venom, it would make sense for Qyburn to have poisoned the spear.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpsn4wyLlsI

      I am also loving the theory that Cersei gave the catspaw dagger to Bran’s assassin so that Bran could eventually give Arya the same dagger to kill Cersei. Round and round. At the same time, that might be at odds with book prophecy.

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    3. No CenK OR Ben AND Meredith?! UGHHHHhhhhh Did Cenk do a solo vid?!

      Gay of Thrones was great this week but Does anyone know what the “Brother D” / Jaime reference is? It’s like the one I can’t figure out.

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    4. I couldn’t watch WhatTheFlick this week. First, Cenk was missing, and then MEREDITH???? It would have been so much better if she wasn’t there.

      OTOH, I quite liked AfterBuzzTV this week.

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    5. Ginevra: I particularly love the theory that the dragons could die like their namesakes, with Drogo dying from an infected shoulder wound, meaning Drogon could die from not an infected but a poisoned shoulder wound. Since Bronn’s spear was fired from a “scorpion,” which are known to have poisonous venom, it would make sense for Qyburn to have poisoned the spear.

      Ginevra,

      Very interesting theory, but it looks like Drogon is fine in the preview for episode 5. Though, it’s a bit hard to tell for sure.

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    6. Mr Derp,

      This is the second time I read this theory that the bolt that hit Drogon could have been poisoned and I’m starting to worry!! If the poison is the “Long Farewell”, the effects on Drogon won’t show up until very late… Damn it!!

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    7. Ginevra,

      Interesting theory about the dragons. So…. Viserion will be killed with some molten metal on his head? Rhaegal from a hammer to his head?

      I read something about the direwolves that seemed interesting too. Meera told Bran that he died in that cave. Of course, Bran’s dire wolf, Summer, did actually die in that cave.

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    8. Ginevra,

      I’m not familiar with “the theory that Cersei gave the catspaw dagger to Bran’s assassin so that Bran could eventually give Arya the same dagger to kill Cersei.”

      I thought Joffrey supplied the dagger, though I don’t think that was ever made clear.

      However, what I did find interesting during Ep4 (when LF gave the dagger to Bran) was that Bran asked LF point blank:

      “Do you know who this belonged to?”

      LF replied: “No. That very question was what started the War of the Five Kings.”

      I wonder what will happen if Bran is able to “trip” back in time to when LF lied and said it was his dagger, but Tyrion had won it from him in a bet. (That in turn led Catelyn to falsely arrest and accuse Tyrion of attempting to murder Bran, Jaime attacking Ned, etc.)

      It’d be great if LF’s lie catches up to him finally. At the very least, Bran could call out LF for being a liar.

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    9. Ten Bears,

      All we “know” is that the Dagger was originally Roberts’ (and before that it belonged to the Targaryen Monarchs) & Jaime and Tyrion both independently conclude that Joffery gave it to the cats’ paw. So I’m def looking forward to a reveal on this…

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    10. I don’t think the scorpion bolt will have been poisoned and the idea might not even be mentioned, as in they didn’t think of it. They probably don’t have any information on effective poisons on grown dragons, and delivering a lethal amount on a bolt may not be achievable. That’s just my wishful thinking of course. Besides, they need the dragons for the big war.

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    11. The guys (and Melanie) at Blind Wave should really be in here. Skip their reactions if you don’t want to watch those, they’re only ~10min of the whole video, but they always have lengthy and insightful discussions after that and they’re a good mix of book readers and show onlies. They’re my favorite by far.

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    12. Kay:
      Ginevra,
      So…. Viserion will be killed with some molten metal on his head? Rhaegal from a hammer to his head?

      Well, their theory was that Gendry has his own Baratheon war hammer and he could possibly take Rhaegal out with it. Seems stretching it to me, though. And then a golden crowned Lannister could take out Viserion, which also might be a stretch. But these ideas are all still interesting even if not highly plausible. And I hadn’t considered the scorpion being poisoned.

      I read something about the direwolves that seemed interesting too. Meera told Bran that he died in that cave. Of course, Bran’s dire wolf, Summer, did actually die in that cave.

      And did Sansa die partially with Lady? Robb died literally near to Grey Wolf. Rickon and Shaggy Dog’s demise weren’t far apart. And Arya told Nymeria that being a pet at Winterfell wasn’t really her, but isn’t that perhaps true for Arya, as well? Will she not be at Winterfell long?

      I see a much stronger connection between the wolves and their Starks than I do between Dany’s dragons and their namesakes. Perhaps, however, there will be as significant a connection between each dragon and his rider.

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    13. The last two episodes of WhattheFlick sucked big time… no Czenk, no John and in the last one, no Ben, puff!

      I am seriously enjoying the Collider ande the NewRockStars videos this time around.

      Ozzy’s review this week was epic… I could not stop laughing at his super excited play-by-play. It reminded me of my country’s (Costa Rica) soccer narrators during the 2014 World Cup… They almost had a seizure every time our national team moved on!

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    14. My favourite 3 this week.The first 2 are especially funny!

      Nerd Soup’s review

      Sean TankTop aka Burlington Bar dude’s review:

      GameSpot Universe’s Lucy, Dave, and Tamoor discuss Daenerys’ tantrums, their love for Dickon Tarly, Jurassic Park, and that amazing battle sequence

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    15. Ginevra,

      Hi Ginevra,
      Yes! New Rockstars really rock. They analyse many aspects and achieve interesting and IMO plausible insights. I discovered them last year while poring over reviews of my all-time favourite episode, Winds of Winter. They included the best analysis of the subtleties and thematic ties of Light of the Seven to what was happening on-screen at the time. I like the addition of Maude Garrett this year. BTW, I recently read an article someplace about GoT fan-fave commentators, and it focused on NR.

      Re: the Direwolves. I think Lady died because Sansa betrayed her sister for the Lannisters, both during the fight and before King Robert. She could have redeemed herself if she hadn’t lied, literally and metaphorically. Literally, because if King Robert had known the truth about Arya and Joffrey, he probably wouldn’t have let Cersei put down Lady. Arya won’t be a “pet”–she’ll stay a warrior at WF or going to Kings Landing. In Book 1, it’s clear that of the siblings, only Arya gave deep consideration in choosing her wolf’s name. I think (and hope) in 8.06 Arya follows the steps of Rhoynish warrior Queen Nymeria and leads her war-weary people west to a new land. For that queen, the new land was Dorne. For Arya, it will be west of Westeros.

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    16. viki,

      Thanks for the vid of a real swordsfighter analysing the Arya/Brienne sparring session.

      On my first viewing, I first felt it was a bit cartoonish, too much superpowered ninja, but by the end loved it, Arya’s happy grin and Brienne’s almost motherly smile and acknowledgement. The swordfighting guy explained it quite well, and real kudos to Maisie and Gwen for doing it all themselves.

      The scene of course served the purpose of demonstrating to Sansa that her little sister’s talk of a kill list wasn’t just talk, so disconcerting. (Sansa be like: my big brother died and was ressurrected, my little brother is a spaced-out tree god, my little sister is a badass killer… Am I the only normal one around here?)

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    17. talvikorppi:
      viki,
      Thanks for the vid of a real swordsfighter analysing the Arya/Brienne sparring session.

      On my first viewing, I first felt it was a bit cartoonish, too much superpowered ninja, but by the end loved it, Arya’s happy grin and Brienne’s almost motherly smile and acknowledgement. The swordfighting guy explained it quite well, and real kudos to Maisie and Gwen for doing it all themselves.

      The scene of course served the purpose of demonstrating to Sansa that her little sister’s talk of a kill list wasn’t just talk, so disconcerting. (Sansa be like: my big brother died and was ressurrected, my little brother is a spaced-out tree god, my little sister is a badass killer… Am I the only normal one around here?)

      Glad you liked it, there is some talk about how realistic it was, and I thought this would help us regular non-sword-fighting people understand it a little better. There are probably more like it – but this was the first one I came across and I thought he explained it fairly well – it was also interesting to read the comments section below the video too, not too toxic by youtube norms but there are a lot of people with some knowledge contributing to the discussion.

      But over all it was a decent, if not good fight, especially by GOT standards! and Both Maisie and Gwen did it so naturally. When I have time, I’ll check out his other videos, sounds like he did a few other GOT fights, the Hound vs Brienne, and Oberyn vs The Mountain should be good one 🙂 and the battles too – just need more time in the day

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    18. Jared:
      viki,

      That was fantastic. Leslie Jones is so great. And the special guest appearance was delightful!

      right, she is like 5 people in one and unlike some of the actual review shows, she actually knows the characters names, even if she has a slight problem pronouncing one, lol

      The guest was great! such a surprise, that is why I posted it here – otherwise it is just another reaction video, but the guest made it a little more special for posting here. I loved the end when Jones gets all serious and takes their hands and starts asking ‘who’s side are you really on? I’m worried…” lol such a fan

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    19. viki,

      Thanks! That explanation and exploration by the sword-fighting specialist was really interesting. I did a little fencing, a very very very long time ago, and have seen Arya’s Needle as a fencers’ weapon. I did wonder a bit about the ‘cutting’. But overall as the expert said it was enjoyable.

      As Jon said, ‘stick them with the pointy end’ 😀

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