Category Archives: Drawing of the Three

Ep. 13: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — Final Shuffle



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we conclude The Dark Tower, Book 2, The Drawing of the Three, Final Shuffle.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Plot recap (00:44)
  • Who were the titular three? (01:29)
  • Snake symbolism (06:53)
  • The Quest (08:56)
  • Who is Death? (16:41)
  • Fantasy genre and tropes (21:01)
  • Reversed portal (thanks, Emily Cait!) (22:29)
  • Fun stuff (25:14)
  • Chekhov’s jawbone (25:33)
  • Artwork – two Phil Hale commissions (27:19)
  • Some TV tropes (31:23)
  • Critical reviews of The Drawing of the Three (35:20)
  • Listener feedback (38:54)
  • Outro (43:25)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: May 31; We start The Dark Tower, Book 3, The Waste Lands, Bear and Bone.


Ep. 12: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — The Pusher



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book 2, The Drawing of the Three, The Pusher.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Plot recap (00:44)
  • A fish out of water (02:04)
  • Matters of fate (05:41)
  • Delusions of grandeur (06:09)
  • Roland as hero (11:59)
  • Romper Room “Do Bee” song (18:27)
  • What is Roland’s intent with the third door? (19:54)
  • Roland’s plan (28:43)
  • Fun stuff (36:10)
  • Outro (47:23)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Romper Room “Do Bee” song from Romper Room, Jim Timmens, Golden Chorus, and Golden Orchestra. New York : Golden, 1964.

Next Episode: May 17; We finish The Dark Tower, Book 2: The Drawing of the Three discussing the Final Shuffle and the book as a whole.


Ep. 11: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — Reshuffle



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Book II of the Dark Tower, The Drawing of the Three, “Reshuffle.”

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Odetta Loves Eddie (01:58)
  • King paints a pretty romantic picture (06:35)
  • Twilight Time (08:35)
  • Is Odetta aware of Detta? (11:41)
  • Does Detta know about Odetta? (14:16)
  • Roland’s increasing affection for Eddie (17:44)
  • Is NYC significant? (27:22)
  • Reshuffle structure (28:05)
  • King is UP TO SOMETHING (32:08)
  • Thank you, listeners (35:01)
  • Listener feedback (36:47)
  • Outro (38:33)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: May 3; We explore Book II of the Dark Tower, The Drawing of the Three, “The Pusher.”


Ep. 10: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — The Lady of Shadows



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book II, The Drawing of the Three, The Lady of Shadows.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Plot Recap (00:50)
  • Why Odetta/Detta? (03:43)
  • Why is Odetta so Wealthy? (09:30)
  • Roland Needs to Merge Odetta and Detta (12:55)
  • Writing Style Reflects Content (18:36)
  • More Cultural References (25:28)
  • Jay’s Favorite Word (27:44)
  • Changing Character Dynamics of the Group (29:32)
  • Huh? Moments (37:30)
  • Closing (46:05)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: April 19; We discuss The Dark Tower, Book II, The Drawing of the Three, the Reshuffle section.


Ep. 9: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — Shuffle



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book 2, The Drawing of the Three, Shuffle.

  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Plot Summary (01:04)
  • Cards Metaphor (02:32)
  • Talkin’ Ka (06:56)
  • Talkin’ Eddie (16:42)
  • Relationship Between Eddie and Roland (30:02)
  • Random Thoughts (32:07)
  • Roland’s Backstory (39:14)
  • Closing (42:40)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: April 5; We explore The Dark Tower, Book 2, The Drawing of the Three, The Lady of Shadows.


Ep. 8: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — The Prisoner



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore Book 2 of the Dark Tower, The Drawing of the Three, The Prisoner.

  • Introduction (00:15)
  • Chapter Recap (00:50)
  • Evolution of King’s writing style; Gunslinger to Drawing of the Three (01:49)
  • Roland’s Greek Chorus (14:23)
  • The Prisoner: Eddie Dean (21:01)
  • TV Tropes: The Likable Junkie (31:33)
  • King Errors (32:34)
  • Listener Feedback (44:19)
  • Listener Voice Memo (46:22)
  • Closing (50:10)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: March 22; We cover Book 2 of the Dark Tower, The Drawing of the Three, Shuffle.


Ep. 7: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three — Prologue: The Sailor



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore The Dark Tower, Book II, The Drawing of the Three: Prologue: The Sailor.

Roland Deschain
Roland Deschain by Sonya Lucas
  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Plot recap (1:00)
  • Publication history (2:38)
  • Illustrations by Phil Hale (7:53)
  • Argument (9:37)
  • Prologue: The Sailor (15:35)
  • Fan art from Sonya Lucas (32:12)
  • Outro (33:26)

For more information about the show, check us out at twoguystothedarktowercame.com. You can also email us at twoguysdarktower@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2guysdarktower/ and our and our Twitter feed is @2guysdarktower.

Intro and outro music is Western Cowboys Logo by Shorties.

Next Episode: March 8, 2017; We will discuss The Dark Tower, Book II, The Drawing of the Three, The Prisoner.