Welcome to a NEW episode of a “Game of Thrones-centric” podcast, “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things.”
“What A Fool Believes“
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Today, the one and only Heath Snow and I discuss S#4 Ep#6 of Game of Thrones, “The Laws of Gods and Men.”
This is a very BIG episode of the season all about our favorite little guy, Tyrion Lannister.
The TRIAL OF TYRION LANNISTER….takes up most of this episode. It’s a brilliant set-piece filled with awesome performances and electrifying direction.
On the docket today:
1. Justice and Finances – Stannis and Davos meet with the bankers of Braavos. Numbers are cold and immutable, but Davos makes and impassioned plea on behalf of his king. This scene represents justice at it’s most logical.
2. Justice and Love: Yara Greyjoy tries to free her brother Theon and encounters Ramsey Snow…and his pet, Reek. Later, Ramsey gives Reek a gift and asks him for a favor. This is justice at it’s most illogical because it has to do with feelings.
3. Justice and Leadership: Daenerys has her first full day as a leader in Meereen. She is instantly confronted with the complexities of leadership and the many subtle nuances of justice.
4. Justice and the Truth: The entire sequence involving the Trial of Tyrion Lannister examines the nature of truth. What is the truth? Who decides what the truth is? How can justice be issued if the truth is corrupted?