Game of Thrones 8x05 RECAP & REVIEW - "The Bells"


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  • SpiderboyN2Jesus
    SpiderboyN2Jesus  3 months back

    In the last episode, the dragons were blindsided by the scorpions out of nowhere. This time Danny knew exactly where they were and how they worked. Makes sense to me. Makes a heck of a lot more sense than no one seeing the huge ships with scorpions on them last episode, lol.

    Also, I think this was the straw that broke the camel's back. That's why Danny snapped. She was stretching through the whole episode and finally just snapped by the time the bells rang.

    • Deltaflot1701
      Deltaflot1701  4 months back

      To be fair to the Iron Fleet, it’s a lot easier to hit a dragon when you’re the ambusher, and not the ambushee. Sound tactical flying by Drogon and Dany to take out the Iron Fleet and the scorpions on the walls.

      • 1UpLevelUp
        1UpLevelUp  4 months back

        The only thing predictable about the episode is your reaction to it. Anyone that is mad at the series is because of the way the 3 episode went down. Because of that you disliked the rest of the season. It's ok but predictable.

        • Tanya Lynn
          Tanya Lynn  4 months back

          I agree with you! I think Arya was looking at the white horse cuz she thought it was The Hounds, just a guess

          • Atilio Archilochus
            Atilio Archilochus  4 months back

            im only 10 seconds in..please..quite pressuring me to does game of thrones suck yes or no? i think it sucks big time so if you hate it i will subscribe..just get to it already..subbed!!!...unsubbed..that scene of Arya telling she was gonna kill Cersei was dumb

            • Fred Eric
              Fred Eric  4 months back

              D&D messed it up, true
              They destroyed the characters, true too

              Daenerys going mad is okay but they should give this change of her mind a lot more episodes than those two.

              And to Cersei's death: yeah, I wanted a brutal death for her, too. But during watching this scene I had the symbolical meaning in mind.
              The red keep represented her power, and her system. She died under the throne room, crushed by rock from the red keep. So it came to my mind that her death shows herself that her system crumbles above her. She was killed by her own proud and way of life.

              Maybe this thought makes her death a tiny bit better, or maybe not.

              • Iloyd Martinez
                Iloyd Martinez  4 months back

                The whole downfall to the story lines for Thrones, is the shortened format for seasons 7 and 8.  The previous 6 seasons had a set formula of 1-6 episodes of build up to an episode 7-8 prelude to a climax at episode 9, and an episode 10 lead in to the next season...which usually left you hanging at a cliff for more for a year.  Early splashes and payoffs or lead in's in episodes 1-4, maybe an early payoff in episodes 4-6...The point being, you can't do all that build up stuff to any satisfying end, with a shortened season.  The past 2 seasons, particularly season 8 feel like watching an action movie in fast forward, with actors that don't speak English, so there's no point in even paying attention to the dialog.  You could probably turn  the voice off, just have the music playing, and get about the same amount of enjoyment, with the exception of a few, few choice moments.  And the lack of a battle strategy in episode 3 made me throw up a little in my mouth.  They were all wiped out, where did all these random soldiers come from?

                • Kristen Cyr
                  Kristen Cyr  4 months back

                  Was Jamie just completely cool with the fact that Cersei sent Bronn to kill him?
                  If Bronn had carried out his orders, he and Tyrion would be dead. But yet he ran back to her and she fell apart? PAHLEASE.

                  • Ramon Mercado
                    Ramon Mercado  4 months back

                    Jeez u watched the show why can't anyone say fucking varys properly. Why not go all out Aren't ya Stark. Joan snow or egnogg bartendering

                    • Timothy Verrinder
                      Timothy Verrinder  4 months back

                      Even if Jon Snow is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, who in their right mind would want another Targaryen to sit on the Iron Throne. The last Targaryen to sit on the Iron Throne was the Mad King, a full blown psychotic tyrant who enjoyed roasting people alive with wild fire. Now we have another Targaryen who has burned the people of King's Landing to death with Dragon fire. Are the people of Westeros really going to want another Targaryen any where near King's Landing?

                      • Oh Waker
                        Oh Waker  4 months back

                        It would've been so much better and cooler to see the Northmen following Jon's orders and trying to stop the Dothraki and Unsullied from killing the innocents or at least helping them make their way to safety. It would've shown a nice contrast between Dany's act of revenge at the time and Jon's cool-headed honorable way of acting.

                        • jdsthird
                          jdsthird  4 months back

                          The valonqar prophecy was _never_ a part of the show. The main part of the problem is fans of both book and show mixing the two and expecting payoffs from the book series. Watching 4 more episodes of Dany going insane would be maddening. This is GRRM's story and outline. I'm happy with the season so far and loved this episode. We are forgetting the story and getting wrapped up in character "arcs" and who the hero is.

                          Jamie died the way he always thought and said he would. In the arms of the woman he loves. Why would he kill the mother of his unborn child? We just watched a genocide play out on screen and the main thing we are bothered about is how Cersei died? Says more bout us than it does about the show. *Cheers*

                          • Rikard Hummerhielm
                            Rikard Hummerhielm  4 months back

                            The cersei flashback in the show didnt do the brother prophecy

                            • Emad hero
                              Emad hero  4 months back

                              you are so pretty

                              • Sarah Neu
                                Sarah Neu  4 months back

                                Euron's inconsistency does make sense. The first time he had all the time in the world to aim since denerys wasn't looking down for quite a while, apparently. He also had the advantage of being able to fully see his target. In the second scene, he can't see her because she flew out of the sun. It's a brilliant strategy on her part and people seem to be missing the importance of it.

                                • Jack Rhodes
                                  Jack Rhodes  4 months back

                                  Jon was a bastard not too long ago. While he is loved in the North, not ALL of northern soldiers are necessarily loyal to Jon. To many of them Jon is not even a true Stark. Also quite a few of them would have been bannermen with the Boltons against the Starks that rejoined the Starks after the Boltons were defeated and Jon allowed them to return. These soldiers Jon had to fight might well be some of these men.

                                  • Tim Randall
                                    Tim Randall  4 months back

                                    There was an old song from world war 1 sung by British Tommies, THE BELLS OF HELL GO TINGA LING FOR YOU BUT NOT FOR ME. it fits.

                                    • ironmike
                                      ironmike  4 months back

                                      Season 8:  Four episodes fighting the Night King.  One episode fighting Cersei.  Five episodes watching Dany descend into madness until the people of Westeros finally stop her.  Ten episodes total.

                                      • Bruce Marvel
                                        Bruce Marvel  4 months back

                                        Your a Wonder Woman fan so booo!

                                        • Abbe Satty
                                          Abbe Satty  4 months back

                                          Look! Some "original" whining! "Cool!'

                                          • i SkyWalKing
                                            i SkyWalKing  4 months back

                                            Season 8 > Seasons 6 & 7

                                            • mb8577
                                              mb8577  4 months back

                                              I guess none of y’all heard of “The Straw that broke the camels back!”

                                              Danny broke down from losing her Dragons, people, respect and now the one thing she’s been wanting when she was taking schlong from Drogon, the Iron Throne 🤷🏾‍♂️

                                              • Wiseman W
                                                Wiseman W  4 months back

                                                D&D denied HBO’s offer of 10 episodes..

                                                • sonja binegar
                                                  sonja binegar  4 months back

                                                  This is an antiwar story, she did it for love.

                                                  • Eric Johnson
                                                    Eric Johnson  4 months back

                                                    What are you going to do if George ends his books the same way? Will you have the same level of disappointment? If this is his ending, even though I agree the show was rushed and sloppy, I am okay with it.

                                                    • Don Ellis
                                                      Don Ellis  4 months back

                                                      This show as jump the dragon.

                                                      • Edwin E. Solórzano C.
                                                        Edwin E. Solórzano C.  4 months back

                                                        Frustrating, isn't it? :-/

                                                        • Deerbra
                                                          Deerbra  4 months back

                                                          The "Mad King" only tried to burn the City once it looked like he was going to lose it. Danny had just WON the City!!! Not even the Mad King was as mental as Danny.

                                                        • FlyingPaladin
                                                          FlyingPaladin  4 months back

                                                          Petition to redo season 8

                                                          • max1311
                                                            max1311  4 months back

                                                            I agree with most your points, except the Arya part, for her and the hound to have to reach Cersei to just then realize she should flee and she just accepting it so easy. The time they took talking Arya could have killed Cersei a la night king, she has waited all this goddamn show for that but she killed the night king instead. Arya was there only for us to see the carnage through her eyes, as now she is the main character of the show, that NPC was there for the same purpose. The hound just let Cersei pass for some reason, a Cersei that became a scared little girl at the end, you would think someone like her would have had a escape plan all along, but no. Also Jaime got in from the same caves that are blocked at the end, so Jaime could enter but they were all conveniently blocked when he came back, nice timing there rocks. The hound was supposed to face his fear of fire by pushing the mountain into it, but the way they did it looks like he didn't even knew there was a pool of fire down there. Maybe have him aknowledge he is about to burn to kill his brother or have him see the friking fire. What a mess these writers are a couple of hacks.

                                                            Edit: John Snow has become a secondary character this past couple of episodes. He may kill Danny next episode but maybe they will subvert our expectations by having Arya the main character of this show do it.

                                                            • metal art idaho
                                                              metal art idaho  4 months back

                                                              the had her turn mad so jon will kill her it was just a rushed season

                                                              • Crazy Cool Clips
                                                                Crazy Cool Clips  4 months back

                                                                Jon Snow brought back from the dead, for nothing... rode a dragon, for nothing... oh that's right, subversion of expectations... lets follow Jon and Tyrion for years as central figures in the show... for nothing. Oh wait... there is one more horrible episode yet to go....

                                                                • vic Oregano
                                                                  vic Oregano  4 months back

                                                                  "Boohoo the show isn't going exactly how I would had written it or like it to end, Boohoo everything has to go the way I want it or else I don't like it, boohoo" that's what you sound like, get over it and grow up cry baby.

                                                                  • max1311
                                                                    max1311  4 months back

                                                                    Lol I guess for you "bad writing" doesn't exist then. If you have a complaint about any movie or series ever is because it is not going as you would have written it then? Brilliant mate.

                                                                • Pedro Arevalo
                                                                  Pedro Arevalo  4 months back

                                                                  I have to agree with you on most points, but thankfully the series are not ruined for me, I am fully enjoying the last season. Maybe I am a simple guy, I don´t question things, or I just believe them as they are being told.
                                                                  Why did the arrows miss this time when they tried to hit the dragon? Well I supposed this time it was flying faster because it was attacking.
                                                                  Why did Cersei´s prophesy was not completed? I think prophesies are not always true, and it kept you guessing all this time.
                                                                  Why did Dany go nuts? It is like in real life. Mass murderers usually show little to no signs of being able to commit such horrors. Hate makes you snap instantly, not progressively.
                                                                  Why did the Night King got defeated so fast? Because he got cocky for one second and Arya took that chance to stab him. The entire episode the dead beated the living, but it took only one stab.
                                                                  Why did Bran warp during the Battle for Winterfell? Because he can´t fight, the only thing he could do was to watch the battle from above.

                                                                  The show is not going to be rewritten or relaunched, this is it and it is over. There are many things that could have been done better, probably since season 1, but we have to enjoy it as it is. I really hope the show is not ruined for most, as for me, I am waiting for next Sunday!

                                                                  • max1311
                                                                    max1311  4 months back

                                                                    Your comment section is the first one I find where there are so many people ok with Dany sudden 180 into the mad queen. Sooo her advisors are the reason she wasn't crazy before? I don't remember her ever saying well yes we should burn all the innocent, even women and children to achieve our goal. She didn't care about her enemies but she always protected the weak and oppressed. When she saw the children killed and crucified she was pissed and when her dragons killed 1 kid she imprisoned them for 2 seasons. So please what are you talking about people? Hinting something is not the same as having a character arc explaining the reasons behind the character actions. This here is lazy writing.

                                                                    • Jasmine Kelly Love
                                                                      Jasmine Kelly Love  4 months back

                                                                      I keep hearing the complaints...but I don’t get it. To me, this is where Daenerys has been going all along. This season has been phenomenal. I’m sad so many fans are so disappointed.

                                                                      • scbene
                                                                        scbene  4 months back

                                                                        Seems a lot of fans were not paying attention to her character at all. How many times did Danny tell us she would take what was stolen from her with fire and blood and that she would burn cities to the ground.

                                                                    • Raveous Carlias
                                                                      Raveous Carlias  4 months back

                                                                      Honestly Dany has been bad for a while were just to brainwashed because of gurl powa.

                                                                      • max1311
                                                                        max1311  4 months back

                                                                        Riiiiiiight? She has a couple of seasons burning innocent people I don't know what the fuzz is about.

                                                                    • pipo de clown
                                                                      pipo de clown  4 months back

                                                                      The white horse resembles death within the story of revelation. You know, the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. More religious cheesyness in an already ruined story full of dumb tropes, plotarmour and character assassinations.

                                                                      • Syisulis Solease
                                                                        Syisulis Solease  4 months back

                                                                        I feel this way too smh....

                                                                        • CRazy Antipodian Productions

                                                                          You dont know much about the actual history that this story is based on do you

                                                                          • Michael Nunnery
                                                                            Michael Nunnery  4 months back

                                                                            Davos provided a dinky and left it on the beach at the bottom of the Red Keep.

                                                                            Tiryon used his status as Hand of the Queen to demand that he sees Jamie.

                                                                            • Justin Rita
                                                                              Justin Rita  4 months back

                                                                              My friend was telling me that Arya with the white horse is kind of like a biblical reference. The reference regarding a "pale horse and the rider sitting upon it is death and hell following with him". If that's true then maybe they were just hinting that Arya is going to kill Dany.

                                                                              • Skermitmol
                                                                                Skermitmol  4 months back

                                                                                I feel that was a appropriate way for cerci to die.  That character did bad things in the show but was not pure evil like ramsey or joffrey.  It was good that she died peacefully with the last person left that she loved instead of being stabbed by Jamie.

                                                                                • Trainer RED
                                                                                  Trainer RED  4 months back

                                                                                  Technically...Jaime did lead Cersi to her death. He lead her to a cave with no exits. So I guess you could say Prophecy complete.

                                                                                  • Ryan Springer
                                                                                    Ryan Springer  4 months back

                                                                                    I think what the show runners were trying to accomplish with the white horse was the symbolization of death. Is it Arya is it Dany? I don't know, and I'm getting to a point where I just don't care. I just want to watch the final episode so I have some sort of closure after investing years into this world. I think I will hold off on the prequels until they wrap, and only if I hear positive things. At this point I see the Long Night prequel as a cash grab by HBO - want your answers about the NK and WW? Pay your monthly fee to watch the spinoff.

                                                                                    • Jennifer Taylor
                                                                                      Jennifer Taylor  4 months back

                                                                                      Amen sister!!! You literally said everything I’ve been feeling!! I’m still team Targaryen and Cleagane bowl was fabulous but I’m still hoping George Martin will finish the book series cause this is just....I can’t even 🤣its terrible

                                                                                      • Master of None
                                                                                        Master of None  4 months back

                                                                                        Ugh. Pay attention. Of course Dany is crazy. Those seeds have been planted since season 1. She said she must rule through fear. She said she will be the queen of Westeros, not just KL. Killing an army and Cersei is not going to instill fear in all 7 kingdoms. Razing an entire city WILL make all 7 kingdoms fall in line to avoid the same fate. Also, she honors Missandei's last words by lighting it all up. Oh, and she never learned from her mistakes- she just had people she sometimes listened to, but mostly just kept making mistakes. She is a terrible ruler- always has been.

                                                                                        The problem isn't that these are the wrong choices for the characters- they actually ARE, eventually. The problem is that they made the right choices happen too quickly. They needed these things to develop over at least another 10 episode season. But these characters were going to do these things. They just did them a bit too quickly, so people are freaking out. Well, people also freak out because they think they know everything about how they think the characters should be and forget, like, everything from the past 7 seasons. These arcs make sense- if they would have taken longer. They were meant to, obviously, but D&D didn't want to. That does suck. But the choices are justified and the characters are not ruined.

                                                                                        The prophecy in the show only included her dead kids, not the fact that her little brother would kill her. The symbolism of her death was cool, the two of them going out together, crushed by the weight of all their bad deeds. Awesome.

                                                                                        • max1311
                                                                                          max1311  4 months back

                                                                                          Right is not that she can't become the mad queen, is how they handled it. Everything feels rushed and out of left field. I think that they should have missandei and her other dragon die this last episode instead, and that in the heat of the moment is when she snaps. But how we got it it feels like is the bells that drive her crazy. This writers man.

                                                                                      • Susan Appleby
                                                                                        Susan Appleby  4 months back

                                                                                        I remember Cersei saying "I have other plans for the mother of dragons" I was actually expecing her to do something really smart when Dany showed up with her last dragon. I was thinking omg dont you dare kill Drogon I will hit the tv. But she did nothing but stare out the damn balcony. I was so frustrated ever since episode 3 I was really pissed when Dany went full on psycho on all the innocent people.