- Tyrion's rise in Clash contrasted with his fall in A Storm of Swords
- Sansa navigating performances of power, from Cersei to the Tyrells to Littlefinger
- Catelyn's faith in the system fraying with each step of her journey
- Theon realizing that no one buys his act before Ramsay reshapes his identity
- Bran's journey into, away from, and back to Plato's Cave
Next week: Luke from the People's History of the Old Republic podcast joins us to discuss the most Star Wars-y (and metal) character in ASOIAF: Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers!