The most unwanted Massacre, the most unsatisfying deaths. No chance of redemption for GOT now.
When we started out four weeks ago, I gave you guys my word to bring you an analysis of every episode of the final season of GOT without the spoilers coz I know as a fellow fanboy how it feels when someone spoils your favourite show for you. However, after watching the latest and second last episode of the series, so much has happened in so little time, that giving you a spoiler-free analysis would be as difficult as teaching Littlefinger a lesson in morality.
Plus the cynic in me would love to see all you hardcore fans smashing your PCs and phones after watching this episode (You’ll know why).
So, without further ado, I bring to you this week’s Spoiler free analysis of GOT S8E5.
Danaerys has not taken Missandei’s death well and comes to the conclusion that she’s been betrayed. Tyrion, still loyal to her, rats out Varys as the ultimate Judas to which Dany, alongside Jon and Tyrion, executes Varys.
Man with the Plan
Fed up with showing mercy to her mercenaries since the beginning of the series, Dany finally loses it and decides to take King’s Landing head on. Tyrion, fearing the innocent people of the city being crushed between the two powers, reasons that The people will desert Cersei once they realise that her defeat is imminent. Once they do that they’ll ring the bells of the city which indicates their unconditional surrender. Tyrion makes this one last request to the Dragon Queen to cease-fire once the bells are rung.
Dany informs Tyrion that Jamie, who tried to flee to king’s Landing to save Cersei, is now her captive. Tyrion helps Jamie escape despite Danny’s warning and tells him to take Cersei and escape the harm’s way to start afresh. A little payback to the brotherly love Jamie always showed to the “Monster Dwarf”.
Wow, that plan… worked!
Soldiers at King’s Landing ready themselves for the ultimate war to defend their queen while Cersei with Mountain and Qyburn, looks upon her kingdom from the red keep. Jon, Grey Work, and Davos, along with the Unsullied position themselves in front of the capital and wait for their queen’s orders. The Golden Company is ready for action when a fireball hits the fleet. ‘Tis but the Mother of Dragons with her only surviving “child”. The iron fleet gets wrecked within minutes before Dany charges towards the capital burning everything in her path. The Queen’s army soon realizes it won’t survive. The soldiers drop their weapons and commeners cry out “ring the bells”. Tyrion looks in relief that his plan worked out like the bells of the capital toll loud and clear.
The Mad Queen
Tyrion’s hopes for the survival of the innocents of the city fizzes out as Dany flies over the city on her dragon destroying everything and everyone. The true face of war I suppose. No matter how benign the ruler wants himself to be, the war brings out every ruler’s ugly side. The city burns, soldiers get massacred and thousands of innocent lives are lost in one woman’s fire of vengeance. Chaos reign in the capital as Jon and Tyrion are left perplexed at Danny’s actions. A flourishing capital is now gone, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
All in All
A lot, I mean a lot of important characters kicked the bucket in this episode. And I would resist the temptation to name them. Go watch it yourself! I guarantee you this episode will leave you more unsatisfied than sex without orgasm!
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