Thursday, 26 April 2018

Game of Thrones Gossip #64 Bronn, Shae and Pod

Welcome to my Game of Thrones Gossip, where us fanatics get the chance to discuss everything we love about this amazing TV series. I decided to do a whole series of these discussion posts that let us say everything we want and enjoy every second of it! Please feel free to comment fully and without restriction!

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Now I'm looking at the main characters introduced in season three, what our season two characters were doing and looking at all the bests bits. Enjoy the season three posts! 

Bronn finds that his status has been raised after his heroism during the Battle of the Blackwater and he is knighted by Joffrey. He still does not have any lands so he tells Tyrion that he expects a new improved pay to go with being Ser Bronn. He is summoned to retain his position of protecting Tyrion who is now seriously paranoid about his safety after the attempt to murder him during the battle. Bronn revels in the anger and disgust of the Kingsguard who do not think he is worthy of his Knighthood. He suggests to Tyrion that Pod should be well paid for his bravery and the two of them deliver the unsuspecting boy to prostitutes.

Bronn cares little about Tyrion's worries over the nation being in debt as long as he is being paid and doesn't grasp the concept of why people are expected to pay what they owe, continually asking who is going to force them to pay it if they don't want to. He is a lot more interested in the return of Pod from the prostitutes who liked him so much that they refused to take his money for services rendered. Tyrion and Bronn are determined to quiz Pod for details! He isn't greatly sympathetic to Tyrion's women troubles, pointing out that he can continue to see Shae as long as he does his duty by Sansa, and he will get a beautiful bride and a Kingdom to rule.

Shae's relationship with Sansa has become a lot closer and she has started to care for her soon to be rival. She takes heed of the warning of Ros not to trust Littlefinger's motives when it comes to Sansa. Shae tries to warn Sansa that nobody will offer help and expect nothing in return. Sansa indicates that Littlefinger is a friend of her mother and is upset by Shae's implication that he wants more than friendship from her. Shae decides to tell Tyrion her concern for Sansa.

Shae is upset when she hears of the wedding between Tyrion and Sansa, fearing that Tyrion will lose interest in her when he has his new young bride. Whatever Tyrion says to comfort her, she takes it the wrong way and their relationship descends into petty jealousy and constant bickering, which starts to wear Tyrion down. She has one happy moment when she realises that the marriage has not yet been consumated but Tyrion is trying to keep her at arms length for fear that their relationship will be discovered by spies for Cersei.

It is Varys who decides that drastic action needs to be taken and he approaches Shae with diamonds to try and persuade her to do what is right for Tyrion and leave the city. She is angry at the attempt to buy her off. It makes her even more determined to stay and look after Sansa and be there for Tyrion.

Pod has become one of the few people that Tyrion trusts at King's Landing and he is totally loyal to him, as he proved by saving his life in the Battle of the Blackwater. His reward for his deeds is to have Tyrion pay for him to spend some time with three prostitutes, who enjoy him so much that they refuse to be paid for it. Pod is constantly by Tyrion's side throughout the series, and has a memorable encounter with Olenna Tyrell who is far from impressed by his waitor services.


  1. Bronn is one of my favorite characters. My son's too! He is who he is. Shae just drove me crazy. Never did like her or trust her. And Pod is precious. I just want to hug him. I'm still curious about his romp with the ladies. LOL

    1. I love Bronn. I liked him with Tyrion and was then pleased they put him with Jaime. Pod and Brienne work well together as well. I liked Shae at the very start until they got to king's Landing and she turned into a bitch!

  2. I’m reading A Clash of Kings right now, and I love seeing all these characters alive and (mostly) happy.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I need to get on with part 2 of A Dance With Dragons. I want to get caught up. Mind you, it's going to be at least next year for TWOW so no real rush...