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  • Published: 13 May 2019
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 Daenerys went full on mad queen and destroyed Kingslanding but why? And Jaime Lannister back peddled on all 8 Seasons of building towards a good person. Is this the 3rd twist? In this video I will go over Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 The Bells and give my review.
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  • GrayArea
    GrayArea   4 months back

    The Obsidian Nights Podcast Episode 1: The return of the Whitewalkers https://youtu.be/vZjwPZRt9FM

    • asahi151
      asahi151  4 months back

      GrayArea I think Jaime was the one who rang the bells and surrenders the city, not Cersei. So he was trying to save the city and then he tried to save his family

    • Aaron Harper
      Aaron Harper  4 months back

      @Eliza Beth agree with you there just by the fact that cersei believed you win or you die so she would never have risked her life or her child's and she knew there was a high chance she's die for her crimes so it would go against her character to give in, and two we see the wildfire exploding all over the city, the barrels she had placed wverywhere and it's only really at the point when she sees dany burning everything that she looks totally scared I believe she's planned to blow the city up (not the red keep) with danys army in it if worst came to worst but I certainly don't think the bells were a real surrender, we see cersei and think shes lost in a few occasions but she always has something up her sleeve when everyone thinks she's given up or been defeated and has no power or allies

    • Aaron Harper
      Aaron Harper  4 months back

      Did tou notice that when cersei enters map room a crack cuts across westeros and I'm pretty sure the crack is in the same place as ice and fire met in the teaser for s8 where the like Dragon glass wall thing appeared 🤔 maybe dany will rule in the south for a time anyway and she gives everything North of riverlands away ( i think only way she lives is if she ks pregnant or she can prove that cersei was about to blow the city up which would have led to dany and jons soldiers dying aswell) and time jumps and she dies later

    • Norodia
      Norodia  4 months back

      Love your videos, its so good to hear a womans view- all the other videos on YT are made be men, women have allways another point of view, thanks for your great work!

  • Gig Accountant
    Gig Accountant  2 months back

    Last episode you had just stated that you don't care if Daenerys burned Kings Landing to the ground.

    • Dj13e36
      Dj13e36  3 months back

      All this unpleasantness could've been avoided by simply introducing the concept of The Blood (flow) of the Dragon Queen. That's right. Targaryn women who have the Blood of the Dragon have legendary terrible periods. They become psychotic murderous bitches when on the rag. You're welcome.

      • BigHenFor
        BigHenFor  3 months back

        It won't make sense because it was rushed but, the ending makes sense. Dany was human after all.

        • Thang Hoang
          Thang Hoang  3 months back

          Actually, Dany is the product of GRRM's deconstruction of a classical fantasy villain archetype of "an evil queen riding three dragons, leading a horde of barbaric murderers, rapists and brainwashed killing machines, with anyone opposed her being burned to death". She bears every significant feature of a typical fantasy villain, yet GRRM gave her a classical hero's story arc (e.g. freeing slaves). This means she is always on the edge and can easily turn to one path or another.

          • Michelle Saunders
            Michelle Saunders  4 months back

            I thought Dany would be a good queen but when she burned down the city, I knew she wouldnt because off what she did burning innocent people. However I still don't get why she turned????

            • Teddeshia Josephs
              Teddeshia Josephs  4 months back

              I never Liked Dany I Know
              that's blasphemy here, but she couldn't go against her true nature, Aemon
              Targaryen had said "A Targaryen alone in the world and a dangerous
              thing" Dany for all intents and purposes was alone and the only time she
              showed restraint was when someone talked her down from "burning them
              all" she was threatening to do that in Quarth before she even had fully
              grown dragons. "I will answer injustice with justice." The dragon was
              always there her Advisers just always had a chain on it. they didn't
              assassinate her character they simply let it free.

              • Alexander Richard
                Alexander Richard  4 months back

                When was Varys' death by dragon fire foreshadowed?

                • ann lombardi
                  ann lombardi  4 months back

                  Rushed ending where they ruined the story lines

                  • Will Iam
                    Will Iam  4 months back

                    Arguing with my brother... I reckon that the scene which tyrion begged daeny not fight if the bells rang as means the city has surrendered, and then her telling Grey worm you know what to do means that her whole plan all along was to bring the city to its knees. My brother reckons the city never surrendered.. which i think they clearly did

                    • deathkitty 666
                      deathkitty 666  4 months back

                      They needed so much more build up to this! It needed more episodes in season 7 and 8

                      • James Anderson
                        James Anderson  4 months back

                        I mean what up grey, yoou that pissed no ep 6 breakdown? Yeah u pissed... Aight homie.

                        • dontayz99
                          dontayz99  4 months back

                          Daenerys has always been corrupt

                          • Jana Ricker
                            Jana Ricker  4 months back

                            P.S. I can’t wait for more Obsidian Nights!

                            • Jana Ricker
                              Jana Ricker  4 months back

                              Gray... you ok sister?
                              I know we are disappointed (I feel especially so if you’ve read the books and all of our prophecies have been just ignored AF).
                              I’ve been thinking about you and I’m sending you hugs.

                              I still cried and cried and cried when I watched it last night. 🙈(and again today)😢

                              • Carlito Anthony Bronk
                                Carlito Anthony Bronk  4 months back

                                I agree with u 💯 peerrrrrrrrccceennnttt

                                • kayisfish
                                  kayisfish  4 months back

                                  Girl, I keep checking back for your finale video! I want to hear your thoughts!!!

                                  • DirkDiggler69
                                    DirkDiggler69  4 months back

                                    Mhysa horny when I listen to your voice

                                    • An Nie Loffredo
                                      An Nie Loffredo  4 months back

                                      I love you... bran being king... is a villain arch as you pointed out. It's a prequel to minority report!

                                      • Bizzy Slivovitz
                                        Bizzy Slivovitz  4 months back

                                        GRRM is King of the Procrastinators. Choderlos de Laclos only wrote one book. Margaret Mitchell only wrote one book.

                                        • Verata18
                                          Verata18  4 months back

                                          The bitter sweet end it will have, they said. Still waiting for the sweet I am!

                                          • Estelle A
                                            Estelle A  4 months back

                                            Thank you Gray for being honest with your feelings about the show. There is simply no excuse for D&D horrible writing this season. Season 7 was bad but season 8 is beyond bad. Honestly, everything that we have been watching - the story that has been told is not the story that we're watching in season 8. It is ridiculous to see how they totally butchered the show. All that hard work that the actors and the crew have put into making this show look amazing and the writing just kills it all.
                                            I feel as if nothing has meaning and I don't even care about my favorite characters anymore - because there's no point in it. D&D has put zero thought to it. HBO gave them the biggest budget in television history, they offered them 2 extra seasons to not make it so rushed and to avoid the slaughter of a great and fantastic story. But no, D&D - the best writers in Hollywood - just have to leave the project asap. Not even the actors want to leave this mess because they actually care about the show and love their characters.
                                            I'm so mad and tired of disappointment at this point that I simply don't know if I'm even going to watch the last episode.

                                            • Melina Martin
                                              Melina Martin  4 months back

                                              I can completely relate. I too am dealing with a bitter taste in my mouth, and I don't expect much of sweetness next episode to temper this massacre of characters.
                                              Dany is definitely gonna be put down like an 'Old Yeller' (not my expression). I think the reason D&D butchered Jaime's straightforward redemption book arc is because they didn't wish to ''hurt our sensibilities'' by having two powerful female rulers having to be killed off by their male lovers in the he course of two episodes.

                                              • Leslie Woods
                                                Leslie Woods  4 months back

                                                She didn’t have everything she wanted. She didn’t have the love and admiration of the people.

                                                • Leslie Woods
                                                  Leslie Woods  4 months back

                                                  I can’t believe you didn’t see this coming.

                                                • Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen

                                                  Jaime was done with Cersei the first time she threatened to have him killed. So it's ludicrous to have him return for her. In the books he abandons her to die in the hands of the Sparrows. Cersei-Jaime was only a thing when Jaime didn’t trust anyone but his family. When he started to trust Brienne, he left Cersei because her hold of him was over.

                                                  In reality Brienne is inspired by Britomart, the female knight from Spencer's The Fairy Queen. Britomart saved her beloved (Jaime) by killing the witch (Cersei) who put a spell on him, successfully breaking the spell. Britomart, by the way, serves the Virgin Queen, a symbol of Elizabeth the first that Sansa is inspired by.

                                                  • Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen

                                                    I said this on a couple of videos, but what is lacking is a reason for Dany to lose compassion with the poor people of Kings Landing, and we don't get that.

                                                    Instead of the stupidity of forgetting Euron's fleet existed, why not have Rhaegal shot down over Kings Landing? Dany can only look on in horror when vengeful people in the poor quarters hack him to death. Then she retaliates, full of anger and grief, and her retaliation changes something in her as she loses her humanity and stops feeling anything.

                                                    • Jade Cryingwolf
                                                      Jade Cryingwolf  4 months back

                                                      I hope Jonegon and Danaerys kill each other fighting for the throne. Not looking forward to the finale.

                                                      • lazer tag
                                                        lazer tag  4 months back

                                                        D & D gave up on the show even when they were offered more money... and did 6 episodes so they can quit and go do starwars

                                                        • PS Rosemary T
                                                          PS Rosemary T  4 months back

                                                          I agree it’s rushed and lacks story telling. And my favorite..the political intrigue doesn’t hang together.

                                                          • Last Shadow
                                                            Last Shadow  4 months back

                                                            The “D” will calm some ladies down.

                                                            • Born Justice Rule
                                                              Born Justice Rule  4 months back

                                                              Episode 5 of the final season is my favorite episode of the series so far.

                                                              • Born Justice Rule
                                                                Born Justice Rule  4 months back

                                                                i love the fact she burned down King's Landing. that city represented everything she hated about the wheel she vowed to break. fuck that city and she didn't burn the entire city just 80% of it. Daenerys IS NOT THE MAD QUEEN, she just got fed up with the bullshit and flexed her muscles

                                                                • Born Justice Rule
                                                                  Born Justice Rule  4 months back

                                                                  @Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen Queen Daenerys forever long may she reign

                                                                • Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen
                                                                  Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen  4 months back

                                                                  She didn't just burn 80% of a city. She burned the people in it. The poor people. Women and children. People who didn't represent anything but just tried to survive. While the rich people, the people who daily exploited the poor people that Dany's slaughtered, remained untouched. How's that for breaking the wheel?

                                                                  But I agree. Dany isn't mad. The writers are.

                                                              • Tanisha Parker
                                                                Tanisha Parker  4 months back

                                                                Who said these people are innocent?

                                                              • Angel Leigh
                                                                Angel Leigh  4 months back

                                                                Jamie was my greatest disappointment but after Theon's redemption. they couldn't have two. Cerci's dying in his arms was too much Peace for her and all he ever wanted, the entirety of his life. If you can't trust a Targareon then you sure as Heck can't trust a Lannister. Daenerys, Daenerys, Daenerys, when she heard the bells it was, Too Much Too Little Too Late. She wasn't going to let Cercie use her compassion as a weakness again, she would avenge Visserion and Missandea, unleash her rage for the betrayal of Jon, Tyrian and Varys, She conquered these soldiers before and here they are again and Cercie would feel fear she has never experienced before as she watches what she thought would never happen, happen, Daenerys, s torching everything and everyone headed straight for her. Daenerys, became a dragon, just as she should have.

                                                                • Sura Majeed
                                                                  Sura Majeed  4 months back

                                                                  2:22 😂😂😂

                                                                  • L Mel
                                                                    L Mel  4 months back

                                                                    I agree with everything you said. I'm sad that some people are trying to push Daeny's character into a mold of some sort of "mad queen" without truly thinking about the journey of this character, the other things characters have done in the show, and the reality of even real life war events in the past, through the middle ages, or time periods seemingly similar to the GoT world. Queen Elizabeth was a strong queen, killed people (some would say innocent) and I don't remember anyone calling her mad. We have people like Vlad the Impaler in history, which seems more like what the writers tried to turn Daeny into, but it doesn't fit. Overall, I just think Daeny is being screwed over in the storyline, to try and give other characters a good ending at her expense. Doesn't seem right. At this point, if she has to go, I almost hope Drogon fries and eats all the characters and sits on the throne, himself. I'd be happier with that than a lot of the other possible options that make no sense. Bran on the throne would be worse than Daeny so far as tyrant potential, Jon doesn't want it and would be so busy trying to make people get along he'd get beheaded like Ned, Sansa would turn into Cersei. If it can't be Daeny, give it to Gendry. Or Drogon can eat the throne, IMO.

                                                                    • kingdick2050
                                                                      kingdick2050  4 months back

                                                                      if you go look at the scene daenerys tells tyrion they captured jaime.......the pull away shot as he walks down the throne steps...you can see daenerys sitting on dragonstone throne in the posture of joffrey baratheon (lannister) they are showing us she has completely lost it.....with the joffrey mannerisms and all......

                                                                      • Linda Kent
                                                                        Linda Kent  4 months back

                                                                        Agree and disagree here -- agree that this season often feels rushed, but I don't think she's being painted as a mad queen by any stretch. Dany's goal has never been to be a benevolent ruler -- it's been to conquer and not much more thought beyond that. She's played the game strategically and cannily since Viserys' death in Season 1. She's played at ruling as a way of getting to the objective of conquering Westeros. And she happily abandons what she's gained to move forward to Westeros. John's decision to love her platonically, Varys' decision to betray her, and the general lack of love she gets from people when she's on the ground with them, makes her decision to choose fear as the means to power absolutely logical. The loyalty of both the Dothraki and the Unsullied are rooted in acts of mercilessness. The rushed nature of the season detracts from her character's full development, but the outcome is far from unreasonable.

                                                                        • Lawrence Lane
                                                                          Lawrence Lane  4 months back

                                                                          I thought Dany going mad was appropriate. She fulfilled her friends last request (dracarys aka burn this bih down) ,she believed that cersi army and westros ppl would take her kindness for weakness.

                                                                          And she promised to rip out the Lannister root and stem... Well she did exactly that.

                                                                          • Lawrence Lane
                                                                            Lawrence Lane  4 months back

                                                                            @Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen see I predicted it from last season, there were enough clues for me to suspect it, the fact that after the victory of slaying the night King... She felt like a stranger and repeated her brothers words about not being loved here and would chose to be feared and when my wife, missandei got beheaded.... It was enough. She was losing her grip on reality

                                                                          • Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen
                                                                            Katharina Mackenzie Jakobsen  4 months back

                                                                            I don't think anyone would disagree. It's just the lack of clues in the previous seasons. The writers lack the ability to foreshadow character change.

                                                                        • Zòè Fezius
                                                                          Zòè Fezius  4 months back

                                                                          Dany's Story arc is like telling: Cesar defeated the germans, survived betraying in the triumvirate, got elected as leader, stepped across the Rubicon to marry Cersei.. ähm Cleopatra.. and therefor was killed as a tyrant. And one can only think, hä??? Not completely untrue, but that wasn't the story at all.

                                                                          • Jedia Care
                                                                            Jedia Care  4 months back

                                                                            What I would of rather seen and would of made more sense to me is if after the city surrendered cersie was the one who blew everything with the wildfire that mad king was going to use, cersie has been known to kill her self and children before she let's the enemy get to them

                                                                            • XFACTOR 04
                                                                              XFACTOR 04  4 months back

                                                                              There was over a million people in the kingdom. How many did she kill? 100,000. Half a million. More I have no ideal. But d&d was right nobody saw it coming because it made no sense

                                                                              • XFACTOR 04
                                                                                XFACTOR 04  4 months back

                                                                                I got nothing for u. Made no sense. After the first ten minutes of her just burning the city I was in disbelief. She wasn’t burning the Lannister army. Doesn’t go straight to the red keep for Cersei. Nope just the people who really had no dog in the fight. I still can’t believe it. Give me a reason why she did it. Nothing in the show gave me any reason for this. Keep preaching because I’m about sick after this episode. I’ve been positive this whole season even though wasn’t liking a lot of this season. But I got nothing. Not even excited for episode 6. I’ve been in this since episode 1 season 1. From the beginning, yes 9 years of my life for dumb and dumber to butcher the ending.

                                                                              • King Kai
                                                                                King Kai  4 months back

                                                                                Nice to hear a rationale woman break this down. Agree with everything she said!

                                                                                Rushed, lazy, lack of continuity and crappy character developement. Let alone, what happened to the dialogue?

                                                                                • Brenda Bonser
                                                                                  Brenda Bonser  4 months back

                                                                                  Does there have to be a reason why Dany went mad? She reached her breaking point. We, as an audience and as “reasonable” people want and seek a justifiable reason behind every horrible act. The more horrible the action, the more we want a “justifiable” reason. I think we need to “ask why”, because we need to find balance (or justification) for every act. In real life, we always ask “why” and “how could this have been prevented” after every tragic event in which human life has been needlessly snuffed out. The horrifying and simple truth is there isn’t always a reason...at least not a seemingly justifiable reason a person “snaps”.

                                                                                  Perhaps this season the storyline has been rushed, substance sacrificed to visual effects (fantastic visuals, by the way), but perhaps no justifiable backstory or story development was purely intentional by the writers because, unless we could get into Dany’s head and know what she was thinking, there was really no story to develop other than what had already been portrayed. I think everyone was shocked and horrified by Dany’s decision to destroy King’s Landing, which is exactly the reaction I think the show writers wanted...and no one understands her justification for doing so because there is no possible justification that anyone would reasonably accept. Further, the fact that there is no possible justification for her actions will make it believable (to the audience) that, in the finale, Jon Snow/Aegon Targerian will have justification to remove (attempt to remove) Dany from power.

                                                                                  I also want more story, but I think is because I have loved following the show (and the books) and, while I desperately want to know what happens next, in my heart I am not ready for the show to be over. I could continue watching these characters (and cast, crew, visual effects team...all areas of show production) indefinitely...as long as the storylines are well written and well told. I simply want more or everything.

                                                                                  • Jessica Larsen
                                                                                    Jessica Larsen  4 months back

                                                                                    I just can't. This damn Bell episode. This damn Season. The character assinations are ridiculously executed. You said it best Gray Area here. Thanks for all your great videos.

                                                                                    • Rochelle Smith
                                                                                      Rochelle Smith  4 months back

                                                                                      I mean, you did say in your episode 4 review that if Dany burned King’s landing to the ground you wouldn’t care. 🌝

                                                                                      Sansa & Varys were correct. She’s not fit to lead... somebody has to say something. 🌝🤣