Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 explained

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  • Published: 13 May 2019
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  • Ekaterina Ponizovskaya Devine

    it does come out of the blue. Just admit it! Maybe Bran warg into her dragon at least for a long enough to frame her, but otherwise, it is not explainable. Except for a few words that could be said by literally anyone it had no explanation! BTW with Cersei when she chooses violence it was absolutely understandable and moreover, any normal person would do the same. Fuck yeah! those religious freaks they fucking deserved it. Destroying the temple was a little more controversial but still very understandable and smart. I was actually cheering for her at that moment, although I felt sorry for Margery and others. Except for the whole deal was initially Cersei's fault. If she didn't play with fanatics she wouldn't get all the problems in the first place. Although... Margery was not so innocent as well, she was playing games against Cersei and it was like a domino effect - one piece falls creating destruction that causes bigger destruction and so on...
    Also, they overplayed the dragon's vulnerability before the Bells so any Dany's tactics in the Belles looked too good to be true.

    Also, you can't just have an excuse that "well they pushed back ice now they have to push back the fire". All reasons should be rooted deep in the previous events and previous decisions. Previously she chose to help people that she didn't even know much. If we are talking about the potential negative consequence it could be that they happened to be ungrateful pigs and she lost most of her forces and died, was defeated, was stabbed in the back. It can't result in she went on all full flying Hitler on everyone.


    The whole deal with the madness coin I see that a gifted person can be useful for society and that means the coin falls on its good side or he could be a visionary that comes when the society is not ready for his ideas and called mad by everyone. Obviously, Deanariys was not a psychopath, it was well established by all the previous show. So she could propose the solution that the society is not ready for and failed because of lack of support. It would be much more interesting and realistic than the crap we had to watch!

    • Jan Badinski
      Jan Badinski  2 months back

      Who are Bran's parents?  I missed that somewhere.

      • Christopher Barber
        Christopher Barber  2 months back

        Yo I’m sorry but I found this episode brilliant. Major problems in the season as a whole but my gos, such an incredible statement on the perils of power, war, and the quest for vengeance. This is absolutely in line with George’s books, it’s the fuckin point of the whole thing my dudes

        • Tha_ Jet_King
          Tha_ Jet_King  3 months back

          Thank you so much for staying within the story!! The voice of reason and rationale at a time of internet hype noise!! Enjoyed this very refreshing!!

          • benegeseritwhore
            benegeseritwhore  4 months back

            It seems like you( and D&D) simply cherrypicked moments to paint Dany's actions as in character and inevitable, instead out of character and forced. You mentions moments of foreshadowing, but don't talk about seasons of character development. Why did Dany choose wise and kind advisers? Why was she angry at the slavers? Why did she command her armies not to rape? Why did she go north and fight the undead? To take multidimensional character and flip a switch to paint her as one dimensional villain in the last two episodes is just so lazy, such a betrayal of the audience investment in the series.

            • Terell Chapman
              Terell Chapman  5 months back

              16:10 not necessarily. Jamie kind of did choke the life out of her. He stopped her from leaving. From going on and living her life. Jamie made her accept death

              • Sal ty
                Sal ty  5 months back

                2, 3 and 5 best episodes of the show I think. Love me some GoT now, Y'all!

                • Wesley Wiygul
                  Wesley Wiygul  5 months back

                  Ptobably the best show on tv and it only had 5 episodes........... fuck u for whoever decided to make them that short

                  • Ashley&Dave Sargent
                    Ashley&Dave Sargent  5 months back

                    This show is over ruined and HBO doesn't care they made there money on to the next bullshit series goodbye

                    • Jamin Mays
                      Jamin Mays  5 months back

                      Lol people out here just mad because they named their children after her and got tattoos of her face :D

                      • Estelle A
                        Estelle A  5 months back

                        Robert, honestly, there's no need for you to try and "explain" the episodes anymore. The episodes this season and last season have been so stupid it's amazing that you and other channels are still trying to make it seem as if D&D actually had a plan here. They didn't and it shows. There so much going on that is simply unforgivable. I just wish that you would give them the critique they deserve. The cast and crew have worked so hard for the show to look good and make it work but with writing this bad... It simply doesn't work. I love you and your channel, you are always amazing but I need you to not be so apologetic of this horrible writing. D&D has destroyed George's legacy with this mess.

                        • Samwisegamgee The Brave
                          Samwisegamgee The Brave  5 months back

                          I DO NOT LIKE THE LOOK OF GEO RR MART. HE HAS THE LOOK OF A MARXIST JEW COMMIE SON OF A BITCH. I DONT LIKE COMMIE MARXIST JEWS AT ALL AND TRUST NOTHING ABOUT HIM AT ALL. HE IS A MASON FOR SURE

                          • Andy B
                            Andy B  5 months back

                            “...Prophecy is like a treacherous woman. She takes your member in her mouth, and you moan with the pleasure of it and think, how sweet, how fine, how good this is... and then her teeth snap shut and your moans turn to screams... Prophecy will bite your prick off everytime,”

                            ― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

                            • Aren Kevorkian
                              Aren Kevorkian  5 months back

                              Using dragonfire during an attack is NOT REMOTELY THE SAME AS DESTROYING THE WHOLE CITY AFTER A SURRENDER. You'd think this was patently obvious, but apparently not.


                              It'd be one thing if the bells weren't rung, or it'd be one thing if, after they WERE rung, she destroyed the red keep/burnt the lannister soldiers, but this was stupid.

                              • elvisglasses 5
                                elvisglasses 5  5 months back

                                This episode has left a lingering queasiness in my gut. I can't believe the way they trashed 7.5 years of character development and emotional beats in their stampede for the finish line. Absolutely incomprehensible. (I'm looking at you, Jimmy Lannister. Wtf did you did with Jaime "burn then all/Kingslayer" Lannister.)

                                • Teed Epefanio
                                  Teed Epefanio  5 months back

                                  ....this is the fall of a once great storyline... I like this IN DEEP GEEK show, so much more, than GOT, itself. Comprehensive, every time... unlike, season 8 of GOT... thx, bro.. I love your show.

                                  • Christopher Snow
                                    Christopher Snow  5 months back

                                    Varys had king's blood... he's the bastard child of a king... which I couldn't tell you, but that's why they took his "man bits" and put them in the fire, to do stronger fire magic like they did with Gendry. Varys had his head shaved at all times... think about why? Because he was a Targaryen and needed to conceal his white/blond hair lest King Robert kill him.

                                    • PeterJames Foote
                                      PeterJames Foote  5 months back

                                      Shot of Drogon’s shadow shows it just as he turns away. Who is in control is still at issue.

                                      • PeterJames Foote
                                        PeterJames Foote  5 months back

                                        I distrust the assumption of J/C death because of previous twists. Be satisfied by it because it would make Jamie the Valonqar who has his hands on his sister’s throat as she “died”.

                                        • PeterJames Foote
                                          PeterJames Foote  5 months back

                                          The horse could also have been warged by Bran who has no need of Drogon anymore.

                                          • PeterJames Foote
                                            PeterJames Foote  5 months back

                                            At 10:55 in your video you notice what I did, that we never see Dany in control of Drogon as he burns. Consistently in this series assumed facts are often mistaken.

                                            • PeterJames Foote
                                              PeterJames Foote  5 months back

                                              It’s intended to be horrific as a nuclear weapon unleashed on a city would be. I don’t think it’s an accident that the ash covering the city looks more like the destruction of Hiroshima/Nagasaki rather than Pompeii.

                                              • PeterJames Foote
                                                PeterJames Foote  5 months back

                                                I think that Dany May try to kill Tyrian but will she succeed. He at root is a survivor and has many allies.

                                                The reason the bells ringing doesn’t work is because of Bran warging Drogon perhaps for reasons we can’t see. Though he does have motives, means and opportunity to ruin Dany’s hopes or destroy hidden resistance,

                                                • Bender Rodriguez
                                                  Bender Rodriguez  5 months back

                                                  Beautifully explained.

                                                  • Ababmer Vid
                                                    Ababmer Vid  5 months back

                                                    No the show is now shit

                                                    • Ritika Tiwari
                                                      Ritika Tiwari  5 months back

                                                      Have you ever done an audio book before? I think I have listened to an audio book in this voice

                                                      • Vanessa Realrose
                                                        Vanessa Realrose  5 months back

                                                        Its occurred to me we still don't know what Varys heard in those flames.

                                                        • Lriv Del
                                                          Lriv Del  5 months back

                                                          Now that you mention the valonqar prophecy being left out of Maggy the Frog's prophecy in the show, I've always wondered why the show even brought that up after telling us in S1 that Cercei and Robert had a son who died.

                                                          • Michelle Murphy
                                                            Michelle Murphy  5 months back

                                                            Daenerys sounds like Hillary Clinton, blaming everyone else.

                                                            • JAFKennedy
                                                              JAFKennedy  5 months back

                                                              1st They had Arya running scared for ads for the long night , to make us think she would die . She lived & killed the night king !
                                                              They made us think she would kill The evil Queen . She chose life & then tried to save others while running for her life .
                                                              Now they are trying to make us think she will kill the mad Queen .
                                                              Danny will be betrayed for love . If Arya does kills her it will be to save Jon . Or he will to save her & / or other Starks .
                                                              Or the lest expected so it would be the biggest twist ! Gendry , who she thinks should be grateful / loyal , but forgot to have bend the knee when she gave him Storms End . He might kill her to save Arya , the woman he loves !

                                                              • Kevin T
                                                                Kevin T  5 months back

                                                                Who gives a shit .
                                                                Dumb and Dumber didn’t give a shit when they wrote it.

                                                                • Cinch McCoy
                                                                  Cinch McCoy  5 months back

                                                                  The simple reason that the show went down hill is because they ran out of book material because the books were written like a screenplay and made it super easy for sub par writers and directors to look good. Most of the awards that this show has received need to go directly to Martin. As far as this video goes I would have to say you did a great job and I almost totally agree with everything you said.

                                                                  • Ekaterina Ponizovskaya Devine

                                                                    This is a good points but still the plot is too rushed and the turns are not logical. Yes, Dany had that evil side in her but still it is not believable that she had burned the whole city. Moreover, the show maked her turn into villain just overnight. Yes she had reasons to burn something especially after Misandei screamed "Dracaris". But it would be more consistent with the character that she will fly to Red Keep and destroy it. It could cause some battle on the ground and the burning that had been done already to the wall and Red Keep could cause wildfire explosions and that could make her look  not so much heroic as she was before. Definitely Tyrion and Varis should be shown as villains as well. They did betray Dany. If Varis killed Dany as he wanted the war would lasted many years and would kill even more people on both sides. And really is burning Varis worse than beheading him? Both are barbaric punishment that westerosi are comfortable with.  Arya also shown a little bit bipolar. One moment she is still determined to kill Cerci another she is not. It should not be rushed. Battle with Night king showed multiple problems from the strategy to why he wanted to kill 3eyed raven himself. Second dragon was killed so easy and after that Dany destroyed all the scorpions as if they were nothing. Again it simply was not well thought. So basically the plot is very unconvincing and poor written. Yes, I agree she could make mistakes that could make her look now as a bad person or mad queen but if the show would follow the way it was before that everyone is not particular evil or good then they should make it not so determined and not so cheesy.

                                                                    • uncle gargameld gargameld

                                                                      the city had been called on to surrender ,they refused ,so the ram had touched the wall leaving the city open to sack , massacre & destruction , Denny was well within her rights

                                                                      • Darren Harris
                                                                        Darren Harris  5 months back

                                                                        What a pleasure it is to hear such intellectual views on a monumental story.

                                                                        • waikikikat42
                                                                          waikikikat42  5 months back

                                                                          I really like the way you explained this. It is spot on!Thank you! Ppl that are signing the petition to get a redo of season 8 need to watch this.

                                                                          • Jimmy P
                                                                            Jimmy P  5 months back

                                                                            Theres alot of string pulling

                                                                            • Number251137
                                                                              Number251137  5 months back

                                                                              I was expecting some explanation and debate, not a twenty-minute long narration of what happened in the episode. Talk about subverting expectations!

                                                                              • mtksbctk
                                                                                mtksbctk  5 months back

                                                                                Boring...

                                                                                • Gary Crisp
                                                                                  Gary Crisp  5 months back

                                                                                  What happened to the Golden Companies 2,000 horses they brought over.. 😆😳👎

                                                                                  • Crispy Pickles
                                                                                    Crispy Pickles  5 months back

                                                                                    Sansa is getting the Throne.

                                                                                    • Margot E
                                                                                      Margot E  5 months back

                                                                                      I think the symbolism of the white horse was the pale horse and sat upon it was death from the 4 horsemen. I think Arya will take Grey Worms face. I think Jon will see "him" with Needle and think he has killed her. Arya will have to take it off. Jon will have to be the one to kill Dany. I wonder if she will tell Drogon not to kill him as he is the last male heir. His first reaction would be to burn him. I hope Drogon goes back to Valeria and is not killed. I do think Jon will go north to reunite with Ghost. This isn't a romantic show but I wish the Direwolves had been used. They are the sigel of the Starks and I wanted to see Nimeria and her pack again.

                                                                                      • Original Songwriter
                                                                                        Original Songwriter  5 months back

                                                                                        Its nice you're still defending it

                                                                                        • Chris Lewis
                                                                                          Chris Lewis  5 months back

                                                                                          she shouldn't ride her dragon at that time of the month

                                                                                          • Jens Beust
                                                                                            Jens Beust  5 months back

                                                                                            excellent like always ... but something is missing: Daenerys has fulfilled her vision. The angels of the Lord of Light took care in the last seasons. So I do think that Arya will confront Daenerys, and if Daenerys will return to the angel she was, then a new friendship may begin between Daenerys and Arya.Otherwise Arya will propably kill Danerys. And the angels of the Lord of Light can support Daenerys from now on ... so Daenerys still may be the best queen for the next decades of peace for westeros.

                                                                                            • Theresa Z
                                                                                              Theresa Z  5 months back

                                                                                              the way Sandor and Gregor died reminded me how Gollum falls into the volcano with the ring. Was a nice touch

                                                                                              • Theresa Z
                                                                                                Theresa Z  5 months back

                                                                                                to be honest I exspected her to burn the city, but I still think the developement of her actually taking this final step could have been laid out better in the last two seasons. Also, it would have made more sense if she had started with destroying the Red Keep and therefore Cersei, and afterward kind of losing control and taking out the whole city. In my opinion at least

                                                                                                • EIE
                                                                                                  EIE  5 months back

                                                                                                  Great work, love your narration. Good question regarding Bran. The Dragon will have to be destroyed, gutted. Bran is the only one who will manage that task.