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“Let it be fear.” Daenerys Targaryen’s transition from benevolent breaker of chains to burner of King’s Landing was abrupt, to put it mildly. In this episode of Winter Is Here, Senior Writer Katie Rife and Managing Editor Caity PenzeyMoog discuss the hasty character moves that will probably work a whole lot better over 500 pages of George R.R. Martin’s books than it does in the course of two episodes. But hey: CleganeBowl! Plus Jaime and Cersei’s relationship, Arya’s Walking Dead-esque survival through the city streets, and our predictions for what the final episode could hold in store.

You can watch the above video podcast, and listen to the audio version below. If you like what you hear, please subscribe on iTunes and give us a five-star rating to help other listeners find us. For more discussion, visit our Game Of Thrones experts and newbies recaps, and join us in revisiting pivotal moments in our series, Month Of Thrones. We’ll be back next Monday to weigh in on the final episode of the series.

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