This episode wraps up Catching Fire, so we follow the plot from the prep time in the Capitol, through the arena, and into the final explosion. Charles and Asia dive into Katniss’ new strategy in the games of saving Peeta rather than herself, and the strange alliance that never made any sense. We get to meet some of the other victors as Katniss meets them, and like her, we generally like them. Asia thinks we could have figured out the clock sooner, but we do concede the horror of some of the more evil segments. As we’ve mentioned this podcast is officially Pro-Peeta, and we really enjoy getting to see Peeta and Katniss together in this section, both trying to die to protect the other.
Next week we will be reading chapters 1-14 of book 3 in the series, Mockingjay.