Game of Thrones 8x05 Breakdown! Kings Landing Battle Analysis!

  • Published: 15 May 2019
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 gets an in-depth breakdown for all the subtle details you might have missed! Get 20% OFF Manscaped + Free Gift with ROCKSTARS20 at
    Game of Thrones 8x05, titled "The Bells," features the deaths of several main characters -- Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Varys, the Hound, the Mountain, Qyburn, and Euron Greyjoy, along with the controversial turn from Dany to burn Kings Landing and its thousands of innocent civilians. Was Dany's decision at all justified, or did the show betray her character? Erik Voss breaks down all the subtle details you might have overlooked this episode. What was Varys' plan, and how might his death have been connected to the Lord of Light? What was the deeper symbolism of Arya with the horse in the final scene? Were Cersei and Jaime's deaths justified? What real-world history events inspired the Battle of Kings Landing?
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  • New Rockstars
    New Rockstars   5 months back

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    • Anonymous
      Anonymous  5 months back

      'Beast or prey' is like a visit to your average allopathic doctor in the US

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous  5 months back

      'Mailers' remind anyone of Gary Webb and Danny Cassalero

    • JRigby90
      JRigby90  5 months back

      Anyone who cant control there emotions shouldn't be King/Queen. Therefore i think Bran will become King because Robert Barathian by Law made Nedd Stark Kingg until Joffrey came of Age but Cersie ripped the paper. Joffrey died and so did his Brotherr & Sister so Ned would of stayed King and it would of gone to his last remaining true Son Bran Stark because the other 2 was murdered. Suprised nobody has mentioned this tbh.

    • Search More
      Search More  5 months back

      Sign the petition.

    • Elie Berman-Brodsky
      Elie Berman-Brodsky  5 months back


  • Alex Riptide
    Alex Riptide  5 months back

    Dany is mad and somewhat out of character. Not evil.

    • Alex Riptide
      Alex Riptide  5 months back

      They said fans would be satisfied. Is anyone actually satisfied?

      • Jonathan Krause
        Jonathan Krause  5 months back

        wow heavy heavy

        • Audio Dregs
          Audio Dregs  5 months back

          I’m almost certain those are just the lights of Dragonstone castle

          • Lioness268
            Lioness268  5 months back

            Also.... I love the little Robin.... Je has grown in a Beautiful Peacock 🤔😍❤️😘🌹.... Lol don't judge me.😩

            • Mason P
              Mason P  5 months back

              I thought Jamie’s moment with cersei was actually very touching and true to his character.

              • Wdeemar Wdeemar
                Wdeemar Wdeemar  5 months back

                Dumb and dumber would never be that nuanced! They have zero talent without Martin to guide them.

                • Tiria Allsopp
                  Tiria Allsopp  5 months back

                  Enjoyed this until your stupid blurb/advert, never watchinh you again 💩💩💩💩💩

                  • Pralaya Bodyworks
                    Pralaya Bodyworks  5 months back


                    • Olivia McDaniel
                      Olivia McDaniel  5 months back

                      How you gonna call that a battle? That was a slaughter.

                      • Josh O'Neal
                        Josh O'Neal  5 months back

                        I don't get why this video has such a bad like/dislike ratio. These guys make awesome videos. Give some credit to the researched theories they do.

                        • Pheonix Sheppard
                          Pheonix Sheppard  5 months back

                          If John would have hit it, they would all still be alive. What a prude.

                          • Mark
                            Mark  5 months back

                            for some reason i was rootingfor cersei

                            • Frank Gulp
                              Frank Gulp  5 months back

                              2 millions of people for this chanel. Ok. Good for the cash I guess.

                              • calmingspeed
                                calmingspeed  5 months back

                                The writing of the last 3 episodes are SHIT! Cancelling HBO after Sunday.

                                • ismail buyukcelik
                                  ismail buyukcelik  5 months back

                                  it is sin city

                                  • christopher curran
                                    christopher curran  5 months back

                                    Attack with the sun to your back. Oswald Bolke 1915. From the Dicta Bolke which is still used by fighter pilots. He would have been proud of Daqnni.

                                    • Discount Snacks
                                      Discount Snacks  5 months back

                                      My goodness, the detail you've put into this. Cheers!

                                      • Moeen Tayebi
                                        Moeen Tayebi  5 months back

                                        Bran had the vision with the dragon shadow in season 4, not six! Also, General Strickland's horse died on screen.

                                        • Ellinon Enosis
                                          Ellinon Enosis  5 months back

                                          Jorah "I was in King's Landing after the sack, khaleesi. Do you know what I saw? Butchery. Babies, children, old men. More women raped than you can count."

                                          Khaleesi "Hold my latte" .....

                                          • Hailey Utter
                                            Hailey Utter  5 months back

                                            Very gout video 💛

                                            • carverboy carverboy
                                              carverboy carverboy  5 months back

                                              Few people realize the fire bombing of Dresden Germany is the largest number of casualties in a single action. 500,000 dead.

                                              • Anthony Gosselin
                                                Anthony Gosselin  5 months back

                                                In summary, every single shot is foreshadowing then ^^

                                                • Sethasss
                                                  Sethasss  5 months back

                                                  overthinking it much ?

                                                  • CheavorTV
                                                    CheavorTV  5 months back

                                                    🐉🐲 Daenerys Targaryen is not the Villain, she's still the Hero in my opinion, War is always bloody... no war crimes committed here. Tyrion Lannister needs to die.. I'd be fine with Jon Snow and Sansa Stark dieing also... but I want Daenerys to live. Great Season! Great Series!

                                                    • Gravuuna
                                                      Gravuuna  5 months back

                                                      I'm truly glad that after today, this shitfest of a series finale is over. Yes, interpreting meaning into things makes it more bearable, but that doesn't change the fact that it was rushed, badly written, disappointing and not at all what this series, the characters and the fans deserved.

                                                      • Fade
                                                        Fade  5 months back

                                                        "For No Reason" Exactly.

                                                        • meanastronauts Studio
                                                          meanastronauts Studio  5 months back

                                                          Thank you for pointing out the meaningful upsides of this incoherent fiasco of a script.

                                                          • Shipmate
                                                            Shipmate  5 months back

                                                            Can this season get any worse? And WTF has Bran been doing - sucking tree sap?

                                                            • Kaitlin O.
                                                              Kaitlin O.  5 months back

                                                              If you turn on captions they did name the mother and daughter pair

                                                              • Kim Whitehead
                                                                Kim Whitehead  5 months back

                                                                Burning the chains has far more symbolism...

                                                                • Casey28xxx
                                                                  Casey28xxx  5 months back

                                                                  I honestly was expecting a twist in that episode that Cersei would have the clappers from the bells removed to prevent sounding surrender and so end up with Dany looking like the monster and continuing to burn the city by accident rather than on purpose as we had viewed.

                                                                  • Ezzan Afifah
                                                                    Ezzan Afifah  5 months back

                                                                    Most villains? Oh pls.. Cersie and Dany still below to Ramsay Psychopath Bolton.. Dany & Cersie use power to create fear and power with Dragons and Golden Company.. But Ramsay can be a fearsome with just a hound, or just by himself (well, no hound involve when he mutilated Theon and rape Sansa)..

                                                                    • Ka Tse
                                                                      Ka Tse  5 months back

                                                                      Why would Bran warg into a Dragon? He isnt interested in saving arya or daenerys or jon or anybody. He observes and remembers. He doesnt want anymore.

                                                                      • Riverness Mariposa
                                                                        Riverness Mariposa  5 months back

                                                                        All the little girls named Daenerys this decade are gonna change their names now

                                                                        • Billy Holmes
                                                                          Billy Holmes  5 months back

                                                                          Dany looked so bad and acted crazy due to the master of wispers posing

                                                                          • Chris Boulter
                                                                            Chris Boulter  5 months back

                                                                            Now I see that coffee cup as a cry for help.

                                                                            • Riverness Mariposa
                                                                              Riverness Mariposa  5 months back

                                                                              Meanwhile a week later Daenerys is still burning Kings Landing because why not right?

                                                                              • m4570d0n
                                                                                m4570d0n  5 months back

                                                                                You guys are trying to force so much symbolism and meaning into something that just doesn't exist. It's painful.

                                                                                • Samantha Brooke
                                                                                  Samantha Brooke  5 months back

                                                                                  Baby Dragons next!🐲🤗🐉

                                                                                  • Seth117
                                                                                    Seth117  5 months back

                                                                                    So many issues with the episode and people are worried about bricks.

                                                                                    • Miles Finnch
                                                                                      Miles Finnch  5 months back

                                                                                      Yeah. I got all that too.

                                                                                      • Tilli
                                                                                        Tilli  5 months back

                                                                                        I thought the image of Arya on the white horse looked like images of Saint George, the dragon slayer

                                                                                        • Shijan Shrestha
                                                                                          Shijan Shrestha  5 months back

                                                                                          Its The same horse!!!!You dumbass!

                                                                                          • erhaboriE
                                                                                            erhaboriE  5 months back

                                                                                            Wow, good details. What are the odds the writers actually thought of all this?

                                                                                            • bucky56laboy
                                                                                              bucky56laboy  5 months back

                                                                                              Still team dany

                                                                                              • Eyreaus Marx
                                                                                                Eyreaus Marx  5 months back

                                                                                                Warging is for life. So doing a horse would be useless.