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House Slate: On Game of Thrones, the Men Are the Diplomats and the Women Are the Warmongers

In the fourth episode of Game of Thrones, characters struggle to choose between boring old diplomacy or waging far more TV-friendly all-out war. House Slate hosts Amanda Marcotte and Marc Faletti notice that it’s the ladies who are eager to burn their enemies to the ground, while the men tend to hesitate.

The High Sparrow has some fancy medieval theology about setting aside material things to look to the greater good, but neither Queen Margaery nor House Slate seems to be buying his line. Instead, the last honest man in Westeros appears to be … Dolores Edd?