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Game of Thrones podcast: A defense of Olly in Oathbreaker

A defense of Olly!

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Another week, another Game of Thrones episode, another beloved long-running character brutally killed. The third episode of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season reintroduced a few characters – welcome back to the land of the living, Jon Snow! Where’ve you been the last couple seasons, Osha and Rickon? – but the scales of justice required that a few characters depart this mortal coil.

The episode ended with the demise of a couple key figures in the Jon Snow assassination, and in the newest episode of EW’s Game of Thrones podcast, we offer some kind words for dearly departed Alliser Thorne (he was only doing what he thought was right!) and Olly (he was just a boy!) From there, we launch into a discussion about the deeper Westeros history explored in Bran’s excursions into his family’s past.

Subscribe to the podcast here, or listen below, and feel free to send your questions to GOTpodcast@ew.comCheck out our full recap of “Oathbreaker,” and see what Kit Harington has to say about Jon Snow’s exit from the Night’s Watch.