Wed, 24 April 2019
Hello, lords and ladies of the realm! The Cast Beyond the Wall continues our recap and review of Game of Thrones season 8 with a look at the latest episode, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms." Host Caleb Masters is re-joined by co-hosts Austin Lucari and Daniel Stull to do a scene by scene breakdown of one of the year’s most anticipated events in entertainment. Rounding out one of our favorite The Cast Beyond the Wall traditions, we are paid our annual visit from recurring guest host, Ben Friend.
“A Knight in the Seven Kingdoms” slowed things down one last time before the show heads into its climactic final chapters by spending quality time with our favorite surviving characters. After arriving in Winterfell, Jaime Lannister is immediately questioned about his loyalty in the face of his family's oldest enemies. After making peace, he is reunited with his closest friends, his brother Tyrion and Brienne of Tarth for a trip down memory lane. The trip ends in what will likely be one of the most iconic moments of the series, the knighting of Ser Brienne of Tarth by Ser Jaime Lannister.
While many of our characters spend their final hours drinking, finding love or spending time with those who mean the most, Daenerys Targareyn continues to seek reassurance and loyalty from those who would fight alongside her. Jon reveals his heritage to Dany, but is unable to make amends or resolve the conflict before the White Walker army arrives at Winterfell.
This is an emotionally somber episode filled with the classic Game of Thrones "talking and scheming in chambers" moments that have been far fewer in recent seasons. We close out our conversation by picking the most likely deaths in the epic battle for Winterfell. Tune in to hear the scene by scene review and break down from Caleb, Austin, Daniel, and this week's guest Ben Friend.