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Game of Thrones: Tower of Babble Breakdowns

The Tower of Babble Crew breakdown the latest episodes of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones every week from two different points of view of a show watcher and book reader.

The Tower of Babble Crew breakdown the latest episodes of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones every week from two different points of view of a show watcher and book reader.

The Tower of Babble Crew breakdown the latest episodes of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones every week from two different points of view of a show watcher and book reader.
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The Tower of Babble Crew breakdown the latest episodes of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones every week from two different points of view of a show watcher and book reader.




S1E10 "Fire and Blood": ToB Breakdown Rewatch

With the first appearance of dragons, season one of Game of Thrones comes to an end. Julian and Dan sit down to discuss all the nitty-gritty details of the show's first season finale as the youngest Stark's have visions, things get even worse for Sansa, Arya becomes Arry, Tyrion gets a new job, Jon tries to desert, the Lannisters retreat, and Danny acquires three new friends.


S1E9 "Baelor": ToB Breakdown

A day late but never a dollar short, Julian and Dan break down the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones' inaugural season. The guys discuss how the iconic ending overshadows a stellar episode in which Ned puts family first, Catelyn brokers a deal with Walder Frey, Tyrion meets a new friend, Robb wins a major victory, Jon receives a gift, Drogo falls ill and Danny makes a difficult decision.


S1E8 "The Pointy End": ToB Breakdown Rewatch

With three new shows in three weeks I think we can officially call this a new a streak. Unfortunately, it won't last long as we're quickly coming up to the end of this season one rewatch. This week, Julian and Dan tackle the eighth episode of the season: "The Pointy End", which finds Ned in the Black Cells, life getting tough for the Stark girls, Rob raising an army, Danny having a crises of conscience, and Jon facing a new threat.


S1E7 "You Win or You Die": ToB Breakdown Rewatch

Once is a fluke, twice is a coincidence; so we'll hold off until our S1E8 breakdown before calling this a new streak, but we're back for the second straight week to break down more Game of Thrones goodness for you! This week Julian and Daniel discuss Robert's last wishes, Ned's continued blunders, Jon's vows, Danny's brush with death, and much more!


S1E6 "A Golden Crown": ToB Breakdown Rewatch

After a long, and unexpected, hiatus Julian and Daniel are back to break down the second half of Game of Thrones season one. Our most sincere apologies for dropping off the face of the known world. In this episode the guys discuss Ned's reinstatement as Hand, Robert's boar hunt, Tyrion's trial by "combat", and Drogo's gift for Viserys. Plus, Lookout for a special message to begin the show laying out the plan for the rest of the season. Cheers!


S1E5 "The Wolf and the Lion": ToB Breakdown Rewatch

Tyrion finds himself on the Eastern Road, Ser Barristan stands vigil for the fallen knight Ser Hugh, after losing to Ser Loras a furious Gregor Clegane goes berserk, forcing the Hound to intervene, Bran attends his world history class, Arya stumbles across ancient Dragon skulls in the dungeon, Yoren warns Ned of Tyrion's abduction, Robert issues an assassination order, Ned abandons his role as Hand, Jaime confronts Ned and Jory outside Littlefinger's brothel, and the first observable blow...


S1E4 " Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things": ToB Breakdown Rewatch

Tyrion visits Bran with a gift, Drogo's Khalasar arrives in Vaes Dothrak, Ned follows Jon Arryn's trail, the Hand's tourney begins, Jon protects a new recruit at the Wall, Ser Hugh rides against the Mountain, Viserys vents his frustration, Sansa hears the story of the Mountain and the Hound, and Catelyn confronts Tyrion at the Inn at the Crossroads.


S1E3 "Lord Snow": ToB Breakdown Rewatch

Ned meets the Lords of the Small Council, Bran wakes up with no memory of his "accident", Catelyn and Rodrik try to sneak into the capital, Daenerys learns that she is with child, Jon embarrasses the other recruits, Arya refuses to forgive Sansa for the tragedy on the Kingsroad, Jorah rides for Qohor, Tyrion meets with the Commanders of the Night's Watch, and Arya meets her Dancing Master.


S1E2 "The Kingsroad": ToB Breakdown Rewatch

Julian and Dan are back to break down Episode 2: "The Kingsroad" in which: the Royal procession prepares to leave Winterfell, Dany tries to cope with the Dothraki lifestyle, Tyrion decides to visit the Wall, Jon Snow bids farewell to the Starks, Robert and Ned butt heads over the Targaryen threat, and Sansa finally meets her prince, only to see his true colours on the Kingsroad.


S1E1 "Winter is Coming": ToB Breakdown Rewatch

Surprise! Happy Valentines Day, Game of Thrones friends. With the final season not set to premiere until 2019 the wait for season 8 feels unbearable. Fortunately, Julian and Daniel are here to ease the pain and deliver some Game of Thrones goodness during this "long night". Join the guys as they break down every single scene from Game of Thrones inaugural season, and bath in the nostalgia of what became the start of a phenomenon.


ToB Interlude - Marvel's The Defenders

This week's episode includes our review of Marvel's The Defenders. A short 15 minute, spoiler free review of Netflix's latest superhero fare. This is an excerpt from The Tower of Babble Podcast. Our news and reviews show covering a broader range of topics in the geek world. If you're looking for more ToB content; this is it.


Season 7 Bonus Episode: ToB Breakdown

The 7th and penultimate season is over and it's time to look back and reflect on the season that was. Julian and Daniel discuss the season as a whole and give their overall thoughts on the state of the series. After that it's time for predictions, speculation and prognostication as the guys turn their gaze to the future and look ahead at what might happen in the 8th and final season. But it doesn't end there! Fan questions are answered, prizes are awarded, donors are thanked and much more...


S7E7 "The Dragon and the Wolf": ToB Breakdown

That's it. Another season of Game of Thrones has come and gone. With this year's finale now behind us, the question becomes did they stick the landing on what has been a somewhat rocky season? Julian and Daniel sit down to provide an answer to that complicated question and in the process dissect every detail of this week's extended 80 minute episode. An episode that saw Danny and Cersei finally meet, Tyrion make a plea, Sam and Bran come to a profound realization, Sansa and Arya put aside...


S7E6 "Beyond the Wall": ToB Breakdown

Game of Thrones storms back from last week's disappointing outing with an action packed episode that also featured some great character moments and a shocking ending. Unfortunately it also spent a lot of time on the much maligned conflict between the Stark sisters. However, with this episode coming in as the longest in series history at 70 min, it's easy to look past the short comings as they used that extra time to showcase another thrilling action set piece.


S7E5 "Eastwatch": ToB Breakdown

Last week we were treated to one of Game of Thrones best episodes of the series. This week we got "Eastwatch", an episode that many would agree took a step back from the lofty heights of last week. Julian and Daniel break down upwards of 20 distinct scenes that saw Danny set an ultimatum, Jon make new friends, Jaime and Tyrion have a meeting, Cersei reveal a secret, Sam depart from Oldtown, Sansa and Arya bicker and the return of a long lost character. Oh and Bran sent some ravens.


S7E4 "The Spoils of War": ToB Breakdown

Marking just over half way through this penultimate season HBO delivered one of the best episodes of series this week. Not only was it perfectly paced it also came with a stunning surprise ending that had us on the edge of our seat. This episode saw Cersei pay down the crowns debt, Bran receive a gift, Arya return home, Jon offer advice to Danny and, Jaime's army ambushed.


S7E3 "The Queen's Justice": ToB Breakdown

It's the season's third episode and the pace won't let up. Julian and Daniel breakdown this weeks hectic episode wherein: Jon and Davos travel to Dragonstone, Melisandre takes her leave, Sansa leads the North in Jon's absence, Euron presents his gifts to Cersei, Jon refuses to bend the knee, the Three-Eyed Raven comes to Winterfell, Cersei savours her revenge, the Unsullied lay siege to Casterly Rock, while Jaime launches a siege of his own.


S7E2 "Stormborn": ToB Breakdown

Game of Thrones really picked up the pace as they set up some exciting character meetings and toss a wrench into the works for Danny. Julian and Daniel dissect the latest episode in which all the major parties prepare for war. Daenerys assembles her commanders, Arya meets an old friend, the Lannister's rally their remaining allies, Jorah receives a prognosis, Jon and Littlefinger visit the Winterfell crypts, Arya meets another old friend, the Greyjoy's sail for Dorne, Cersei faces the Black...


S7E1 "Dragonstone": ToB Breakdown

It's been a long wait but Game of Thrones has finally returned. With that comes the return of the Tower of Babble Breakdowns with Julian and Daniel here to break down every detail. Let's jump right in. This week Arya continues her revenge mission (and chats with a pop star), Cersei and Jaime take stock of their situation, Jon and Sansa prepare for war, Dany reaches Dragonstone, The Hound has a moment of clarity and Sam... washes chamber pots?


Bonus Episode - Game of Thrones Spin-offs: ToB Breakdown

Surprise! Julian and Daniel are back for another off-season ToB Breakdown episode. HBO just announced that it was going forward with a Game of Thrones spin-off (probably a prequel). Four different writers plus George RR Martin himself are involved in putting together speck scripts for four different possible shows. The guys discuss possible time periods for these spin-offs and debate the value of exploring past events and characters.