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The Profound Emotional Trauma on Game of Thrones

A new episode of “The Vulture TV Podcast” is here! TV columnist Margaret Lyons, Vulture editor Nate Jones, and TV editor Gazelle Emami discuss just how much of Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones diverges from the book, the emotional trauma on the Wall, and the deal with greyscale. Later, we wonder if Mad Men’s finale will have a future jump, and West Coast editor Joe Adalian asks a TV-network executive how he would describe Upfronts to an alien.

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:

0:43–1:56: Game of Thrones, “Kill the Boy”
1:56–3:11: The season finale of Grey’s Anatomy
3:12–4:48: Veep, “Convention”
6:50–22:27: Game of Thrones, “Kill the Boy”
22:28–38:59: Mad Men, “The Milk and Honey Route”

Further reading: Nina Shen Rastogi’s recap of Game of Thrones; Greyscale 101; Matt Zoller Seitz’s Mad Men recap; Margaret Lyons on Mad Men’s hobo callback; Vulture’s ongoing Upfronts coverage.

Tune in to “The Vulture TV Podcast,” produced by the Slate Group’s Panoply, every Monday, on iTunes or SoundCloud. And please send us your burning TV questions! Tweet us @Vulture or email

The Emotional Trauma on Game of Thrones