The penultimate episode of each season is typically cataclysmic and, being
the final season, S8E5 really took this trend and ran with it. While this
will likely prove to be one of the most divisive and, to some, unforgivable
episodes, it was nothing if not surprising. I don’t wanna get into it here,
but the condensed nature of this season is having some serious
Dany is betrayed once again, the Northern army camps outside King’s
Landing, Tyrion pleads for one last chance at peace, Arya and the Hound
infiltrate the capital, the Lannister brother share a solemn farewell,
Qyburn tries to protect his Queen, the Iron Fleet burns in Blackwater Bay,
The Hound finally faces his fraternal nemesis (foe if you’re into
alliteration), the Lannister army surrenders to the invaders, and the bells
of King’s Landing ring desperately for salvation, before all hell breaks
Arya struggles to survive the calamity, the Northern army gives in to their
bloodlust, a wounded Jaime comforts Cersei, while the city without honour
crumbles, as Daenerys Targaryen, first of her name, Queen of the Andals,
the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of
Chains and Mother of Dragons, burns them all.
S8E4 "The Last of the Starks": ToB Breakdown
With the Long Night averted we all needed an episode to decompress,
surviving characters included. The episode opens with the aftermath of the
battle as the remaining characters light funeral pyres, hail the victorious
dead, and prepare their depleted forces for one last fight.
Jaime and Brienne play a drinking game, Daenerys recognizes Gendry’s
usefulness, Tormund challenges basically anyone to a drinking contest, Dany
demands Jon keep his true name secret, Sansa forswears herself in front of
the Heart Tree, Arya reunites with the Hound, Tyrion defends Dany’s
leadership qualities, the Northern armies honour their promises to Dany,
Varys hatches a desperate plot, Cersei is offered a final chance at peace,
and Dany is punished for her clemency.
S8E3 "The Long Night": ToB Breakdown
As far back as the Season 1 prologue the White Walkers have been an
omnipresent and insidious undercurrent of the series; while the Great
Houses squabbled over precedent, weddings, trials, and subterfuge, the Army
of the Dead was slowly building power in the North. Now their time has
The Long Night, the Battle for the Dawn, the greatest battle sequence ever
put to film, call it what you will the episode delivered an intense and
harrowing experience. From the final fiery charge of the Dothraki, to the
iron will of the Unsullied foot, to the relentless, merciless onslaught of
the Army of the Dead, the episode is filled with the epic battle sequences
we’ve come to expect from director Miguel Sapochnik, as well as some
intimate character moments in the face of insurmountable odds. This is Day
battling Night, Hope in the face of Despair, Life vs. Death… Ice and Fire.
S8E2 "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms": ToB Breakdown
ToB is back to breakdown Season 8 Episode 2: “A Knight of the Seven
Kingdows”, which proves to be a predominantly light, genuinely
heartwarming, and endlessly joyful episode; a rarity among GoT episodes and
feels almost too good to be true..
Jaime receives a cold welcome in Winterfell, Dany questions Tyrion’s value
as the Hand of the Queen, Brienne vouches for the Kingslayer, Theon vows to
protect Bran, the remnants of The Night’s Watch reunite in Winterfell, Arya
celebrates life in the face of imminent death, Dany opens up to Sansa,
Tormund tells a campfire story, Jon reveals his true identity to Daenerys,
Jorah once again wields a Valyrian Steel sword, and Brienne earns a title
befitting of her character… all whilst preparing for the greatest battle of
This is the deep breath before the plunge and it is a celebration of the
characters, relationships, and story that has brought us to this point.
S8E1 "Winterfell": ToB Breakdown
Here we are at last, the much-anticipated Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode
1 "Winterfell" has arrived. Eight years of intricate storytelling, twists,
turns, betrayals, plots and schemes have been leading up to this point (I
know, plots and schemes are the same thing).
This is the beginning of the end and, with so much riding on it, the first
episode manages to exceed expectations while maintaining an impressive pace
and plenty of heart.
Daenerys' army arrives in Winterfell, the Army of the Dead encroaches on
the North, Euron delivers the Golden Company to King's Landing, the
Northern Lords question Jon's leadership, Tormund and Beric explore the
home of House Umber, Arya reunites with Jon Snow, Dany admits to the
execution of Sam's family, the Night King leaves a grisly warning at Last
Hearth, Jon (finally) learns of his true parentage, and Jaime comes face to
face with a ghost from his past.
Game of Thrones Theme: Electric Guitar Cover - Kfir Ochaion
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