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Olenna Tyrell, the One True Queen of ‘Game of Thrones’

A necessary shout-out to the one woman who can lose a battle to Jaime Lannister and still come out on top

By Michael Baumann


Was Bran Too Blunt With Sansa?

The ‘Talk the Thrones’ team discusses how the long-awaited Stark reunion didn’t go as expected


‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 3: The Show Hits the Gas

The dots are starting to connect in Westeros

By Alison


Who Is the “Prince or Princess Who Was Promised” on ‘Game of Thrones’?

The question has a couple of obvious answers, but ‘Thrones’ has never been obvious, so let’s think outside the box


‘Game of Thrones’ Doesn’t Need a New Villain

Euron Greyjoy arrived too late to steal this many minutes in Season 7

By Ben Lindbergh


Why Dany Shouldn’t Welcome Melisandre’s Prophecy With Open Arms

Destiny is a fickle thing, especially on ‘Game of Thrones’

By Zach Kram


Should Jon Snow Head South?

The King in the North needs allies, but history says his pursuit won’t end well


What Makes a Good Ruler on ‘Game of Thrones’?

Varys has a vision of how the Seven Kingdoms ought to be ruled. Is it the right one?

By Alison Herman


Ask the Maester: Making Sense of the Prince That Was Promised

Plus: Is there a traitor in Dany’s camp?

By Jason Concepcion


Our In-House Dermatologist on the Cringeworthy ‘Game of Thrones’ Greyscale Surgery Scene

Sam’s #NotEvenAMaester, but his enterprising work on Jorah shocked and awed

By Rany Jazayerli


Examining Arya’s Encounter With Nymeria

The ‘Talk the Thrones’ team breaks down the reunion


‘Game of Thrones’ Mortality Pool Update: Points Are on the Board

Saying goodbye to a couple of fan favorites gives us our first scoring opportunity

By Riley McAtee


Sam Tarly Could Finish ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ Before George R.R. Martin Does

A scene from “Stormborn” hints at a poetic ending for Sam the Slayer

By Danny Heifetz


‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 2: Everyone’s Plans Are Ruined

(Except for Euron’s, obviously)

By Riley McAtee


What Should Daenerys’s First Move Be?

Now that the Mother of Dragons has made it to Westeros, there’s work to be done. We have some ideas for where she should start.


Growing Strong: Inside the Burgeoning ‘Game of Thrones’ Gambling Business

How one sportsbook has turned a television obsession into big money

By Ben Lindbergh


What Is the “Priceless Gift” Euron Promises Cersei on ‘Game of Thrones’?

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion share their theories


Ask the Maester: Sansa and Jon Differ on How to Unite the North

Plus: Why was Dragonstone left empty? And what’s Euron’s “priceless gift”?

By Jason Concepcion


‘Game of Thrones’ Mortality Pool Update: A Quiet First Week

If you haven’t entered the game yet, the door is still wide open for you

By Zach Kram


There’s No Escaping Ed Sheeran, Even on ‘Game of Thrones’

The ubiquitous singer invades Westeros for no good reason

By Andrew Gruttadaro


How to Survive in the World of Ice and Fire

We have some instructions for how to deal with some of the biggest threats in Westeros


Who Will Be the MVP of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7?

Dany? Jon? Tyrion? Gilly? Our staff has some picks for who will win the upcoming season.


‘Binge Mode’: The Champions From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion pick the winners from every episode


Does ‘Game of Thrones’ Have a Dragon Problem?

Maintaining suspense requires putting foes on a level playing field. As Season 7 looms, though, Dany looks poised to light that field on fire — unless a dragon dies.

By Ben Lindbergh


No Spoilers: Grading the ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast on Their Secret-Keeping Ability

Who is the best at deflecting incessant questions about what happens in Season 7? (It’s not Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.)

By Andrew Gruttadaro


The Very Last Piece of the TV Monoculture

‘Game of Thrones’ is the last show that everyone watches at the same time. Enjoy it while you can.

By Alison Herman


Which Missing ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters Will Return This Season?

Gendry? Illyrio? Ser Pounce? Join us for some informed guesses about all the people (and animals) who disappeared many years ago.

By Riley McAtee

‘Binge Mode’: The Champions From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion pick the winners from every episode


‘Binge Mode’: The Champions From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion pick the winners from every episode


‘Binge Mode’: The Champions From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion pick the winners from every episode


Expert Commentary on the Second ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion do a very deep dive on the recently released trailer for Season 7


‘Binge Mode’: The Champions From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion pick the winners from every episode


‘Binge Mode’: The Champions From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1

Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion pick the winners from every episode


George R.R. Martin Ruled Out Your Favorite Spinoff Series Because He’s Sick of Getting Lapped by TV

Robert’s Rebellion won’t get a TV show — because George still wants to write it

By Alison Herman


The 11 ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs We Want to See

Everybody loves Aegon!


Reading Way Too Deeply Into Jim Broadbent’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Casting

Broadbent spilled the beans about his character, so we’re making ‘Thrones’ chili

By Alison Herman


Words Are (Maybe Preventing) Wind

Ever wondered how many non–‘The Winds of Winter’ words George R. R. Martin has written during the seemingly interminable wait for Book 6? We found out.

By Ben Lindbergh


(HBO/Ringer illustration)
(HBO/Ringer illustration)