Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 explained


  1. benegeseritwhore

    benegeseritwhoreIl y a mois

    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.

  2. Terell Chapman

    Terell ChapmanIl y a mois

    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

  3. Sal ty

    Sal tyIl y a mois

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

  4. Wesley Wiygul

    Wesley WiygulIl y a mois

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

  5. Ashley&Dave Sargent

    Ashley&Dave SargentIl y a 2 mois

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

  6. Jamin Mays

    Jamin MaysIl y a 2 mois

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

  7. Estelle A

    Estelle AIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  8. Samwisegamgee The Brave

    Samwisegamgee The BraveIl y a 2 mois


  9. Andy B

    Andy BIl y a 2 mois

    “...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

  10. Aren Kevorkian

    Aren KevorkianIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  11. elvisglasses 5

    elvisglasses 5Il y a 2 mois

    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.)

  12. Teed Epefanio

    Teed EpefanioIl y a 2 mois

    ....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.

  13. Christopher Snow

    Christopher SnowIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  14. PeterJames Foote

    PeterJames FooteIl y a 2 mois

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

  15. PeterJames Foote

    PeterJames FooteIl y a 2 mois

    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”.

  16. PeterJames Foote

    PeterJames FooteIl y a 2 mois

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

  17. PeterJames Foote

    PeterJames FooteIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  18. PeterJames Foote

    PeterJames FooteIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  19. PeterJames Foote

    PeterJames FooteIl y a 2 mois

    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,

  20. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender RodriguezIl y a 2 mois

    Beautifully explained.

  21. Ababmer Vid

    Ababmer VidIl y a 2 mois

    No the show is now shit

  22. Ritika Tiwari

    Ritika TiwariIl y a 2 mois

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

  23. Vanessa Realrose

    Vanessa RealroseIl y a 2 mois

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

  24. Lriv Del

    Lriv DelIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  25. Michelle Murphy

    Michelle MurphyIl y a 2 mois

    Daenerys sounds like Hillary Clinton, blaming everyone else.

  26. JAFKennedy

    JAFKennedyIl y a 2 mois

    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 !

  27. Kevin T

    Kevin TIl y a 2 mois

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

  28. Cinch McCoy

    Cinch McCoyIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  29. Ekaterina Ponizovskaya Devine

    Ekaterina Ponizovskaya DevineIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  30. uncle gargameld gargameld

    uncle gargameld gargameldIl y a 2 mois

    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

  31. Darren Harris

    Darren HarrisIl y a 2 mois

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

  32. waikikikat42

    waikikikat42Il y a 2 mois

    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.

  33. Jimmy P

    Jimmy PIl y a 2 mois

    Theres alot of string pulling

  34. Number251137

    Number251137Il y a 2 mois

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

  35. mtksbctk

    mtksbctkIl y a 2 mois


  36. Gary Crisp

    Gary CrispIl y a 2 mois

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

  37. Crispy Pickles

    Crispy PicklesIl y a 2 mois

    Sansa is getting the Throne.

  38. Margot E

    Margot EIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  39. Randon Ceccoli

    Randon CeccoliIl y a 2 mois

    Its nice you're still defending it

  40. Chris Lewis

    Chris LewisIl y a 2 mois

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

  41. Jens Beust

    Jens BeustIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  42. Theresa Z

    Theresa ZIl y a 2 mois

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

  43. Theresa Z

    Theresa ZIl y a 2 mois

    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

  44. EIE

    EIEIl y a 2 mois

    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.

  45. KYSam Hanes

    KYSam HanesIl y a 2 mois

    All Targaryens do not go mad; Maester Aemon in Castle Black was one of the sanest in the series. Dany was one child of three Targaryen children from parents who were mixed. She never showed any signs of actual madness; all her actions were the results of what needed to be done in the situation...until episode 805. I'm not buying any of this shitty excuse for a character development.

  46. Nicko Mocanu

    Nicko MocanuIl y a 2 mois

    Are you an audiobook narrator by proffession, because you really have the sort of vocabulary, cadence and articulation that makes an outstandingly captivating narrator. :D

  47. DrRobin F.A.

    DrRobin F.A.Il y a 2 mois

    Thoughtful and informed, as always. I wish I could hear more from you about Jaime. He was one of the most fascinating and complex characters on GoT...but even so I think the writers should have given us more motive for that sudden abandonment of one woman he loved for another. It would have made sense if he'd come face-to-face with Cersei, if he'd been unable to resist her presence. But to just suddenly turn and leave all these people that he loves and wants to defend? I don't get it.

  48. Lyanna Tarstark

    Lyanna TarstarkIl y a 2 mois

    I missed your Q & A (work) anyways big fan love your videos. I usually do a super chat. My question is what will the Dothraki and Unsullied do if dany does get murdered. Thoughts?

  49. L L

    L LIl y a 2 mois

    Robert, thank you for that fabulous analysis, with very little whinging about some of the missteps. Arya gave up vengeance, but not justice. That girl's white horse being burnt black and clutched in her hand moved Arya. I think she'll go after Dany, to punish her, give her Mercy, etc. And so will JOn. Should be interesting.

  50. king clovis

    king clovisIl y a 2 mois

    Can you do an episode explaining why Jon Snow has a man bun? Was that even a thing in medieval England? (on which the show is based)