VoK 292: DragonCast – “The Book of the Stranger” (S06E04 Review)


DragonCast returns to review the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, “The Book of the Stranger”.

Join Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (drownedsnow), Bing (Shoeshiner), Katie (LadyGriffin), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Michal (inkasrain), Alex (LuckyCharms), Casey (Blue-Eyed-Queen), Matt (Varley), Jeff (jeff14), Amber (amberrocks), and Zach (Alias) for another Game of Thrones review with more hosts joining by the minute as Skype chugs along with them.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones (including Season 6 promotional material), as well as all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

00:40 – Introduction and Ratings
6:45 – The Wall
23:15 – Runestone
30:30 – Meereen
36:15 – King’s Landing
43:45 – The Iron Islands
48:30 – Winterfell
54:00 – Vaes Dothrak
1:10:35 – Aftershow

Edited by Alias
A Song of Ice and Fire by Alpine Universe
Kellen the Undying by Drumurboy

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One response to “VoK 292: DragonCast – “The Book of the Stranger” (S06E04 Review)

  1. solely_magnus

    Well I think you guys are very inconsistent and your opinion of this episode was greatly skewed by the emotional scene between Jon and Sansa; last weeks episode was miles better yet you shat all over it. This episode was full of plot holes and a lack of character consistency. How did two foreigners somehow manage to sneak into Vaes Dothrak, which is 100,000 strong going unnoticed and unchecked; until it was conveniently added when they were NEAR the temple of the Dosh Khaleen. From the geography we can see that the temple is surrounded by the city, excluding a southern pass (starting at the Bronze horses) leading to a wide open plane. How did they manage to kill the guards of the temple again without going unnoticed; yet somehow the Khals already have information of the murder of a Dothraki screamer [since when did head bludgeoning conceal a stab wounds through the chest. Wouldn’t the Khals be concerned about the tool used for perforation? But wait they’re not very religious apparently.] How did the super Daario brothers manage to get to the back of the crowd again. Since when was there a, ‘Khal gets first dibs on rape rule’ when Danny (who is apparently unknown at this point) was captured. Wish Eroeh had that sort of plot amour. Was anyone else concerned with Emilia/Danny’s smirking during the scene.

    As for Mereen, how is Tyrion going to free the slaves… with money, well Lincoln already tried compensated emancipation and manumission; he attempted to buy the freedom for border state slaves. The legislature refused. Why would a slaver give up such a profitable lucrative profession without due force. Where is Tyrion going to find the money to pay for these slaves? Is he going to sack the Mereenese pyramids/temples, and steal the wealth of the Great Masters, is he going to take Quarth, or Tyrosh what is he going to do to prevent further escalation. Is he going to take a loan from the Iron Bank and plunge the Iron Throne in to more debt. A trade embargo or tariffs, what?? Doesn’t make any sense to me. Misandei said it best ‘you know but you don’t understand’.

    Why would a character who sacrificed 50 good men and her life treat Theon with such contempt?
    Why is Daavos fighting for Jon, has he completely abandoned Stannis’ cause?
    Why has Daavos not completely confronted Melisandre?
    Nothing was wrong with the Ramsay scene Osha is of no use to anyone now that she has been captured D&D made there decision by making him the Lord of Winterfell.

    I’ve forgot what else to criticize you on. I’m just disappointed in your review.

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