**Spoilers ahead from last episodes**
The final battle of Game of Thrones has been started, Cersei commands powerful defenses in King’s Landing. Meanwhile Daenerys has suffered a lot; the death two dragons, Missandei, and closest allies are almost dead now. Let’s take a look at what’s coming in the 5th episode of Game of Thrones this Sunday.
“Three little Soldier boys walking in the zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two little Soldier boys playing with a gun;
One shot the other and then there was One.
One little Soldier boy left all alone;
He went out and hanged himself and then there were none.”
We are down to just two episodes of Game of Thrones. Yes, two episode and 160 minutes, so, we can comfort ourselves and pretend that there are three remaining, even if it’s a lie.
We have had such mixed feelings this year. The very first episode was rather superior. The next episode was better, drawing together so a number of our favourite characters and offering them genuinely wonderful moments together, such as the knighting of Ser Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) from Ser Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).
And though the third episode and also the Battle of Winterfell was quite divisive and contentious for a whole number of reasons, I enjoyed it tremendously (while at exactly the exact same time wishing we had had more time to expand the Night King battle).
But last Sunday’s episode aired, and I was left feeling initially overwhelmed with the sheer quantity of things that only happened, afterward –the longer I thought about it–increasingly more frustrated and frustrated. It had been over the stray coffee cup made near Daenerys on a desk in Winterfell. The episode proved to be a wreck in more ways than I care to list here you can read the preceding connection for all my griping, or hear our most recent podcast in the bottom of the post.
Will the series ending in an unsatisfying method? Nobody can say, however, I am definitely worried. I am still eagerly anticipating this coming Sunday’s episode, but the fear is that there, also.
So let us see the trailer for Sunday’s episode and look at all of the images HBO has published and chat about exactly what they mean and what they might portend.
So there is no talking in this one. Just people standing about looking gloomy or smug.
In Dragonstone, Tyrion tactics Daenerys rather fearfully, like he could tell something is very, very wrong with her.
Outside the walls Jon, Davos and Tyrion stand one of their own troops. Jon appears too severe as ever. There is the Iron Fleet outside in Blackwater Bay. Euron swaggers out on the deck of one of those ships.
Then there is Tyrion again, now at a dimly lit hallway somewhere, looking concerned still. We see the Golden Company marching through the streets, and Grey Worm with ideas of vengeance dance in his mind.
We see guys loading one of those magic dragon-slaying ballista, afterward Euron holding his hands over his eyes to blot out the sun as he looks up, way up, and we hear a dragon’s shout.
Much preparing for conflict in this one, however I guess a lot of the incident itself will be included of this struggle, and of all horrors ensue as Daenerys takes the town –and I don’t have any doubt she will choose the town, and at great cost to everyone.
Here we can see Jon (Kit Harrington) and Varys (Conleth Hill) presumably landing at Dragonstone, even though it might be any gray shore. I wonder whether Varys is daring enough to whisper treason into Jon. That sounds a fairly foolish move especially before the war. I think Jon should haven’t told anyone about his true lineage before later Cersei has been defeated, however here we are. Another casualty of hurrying things to a finish.
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) seems to maintain the castle in Dragonstone and blob of darkness in the foreground looks like Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) for me personally, but I am not sure. He is probably advising her to become temperate in her attack and she’s almost definitely saying something about the way Cersei should go, the Iron Throne is hers at whatever the price, Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) stated “Dracarys” so it is time to burn off some suckers. Advising Daenerys Targaryen isn’t a simple job, especially since she has grown more obstinate and jealous and decided.
We have a concept that perhaps Euron (Pilou Asbæk) are the one to kill Cersei. He’s a small brother, after all, not her small brother. Either he or she has burnt up nice and toasty when Daenerys exacts her barbarous revenge on the Iron Fleet, however she’ll figure out how to do this when each boat has a giant magic ballista and all she has is a warrior that is ancestral, I am not very convinced. Euron is a goner, no matter. He will not live past this particular episode.
Davos (Liam Cunningham) has been to one King’s Landing battle already, at the Battle of the Blackwater where he lost his sons. I am convinced it is the most pleasant spot to come back, however he’d sneak in with Gendry last year as a portion of the ridiculous wight plot. The image at the very top of the article adds Tyrion, thus we may safely say he lived whatever occurs in Dragonstone and can be there prepared to give his wits in battle.
Go and provide that picture another appearance (along with the one using the Golden Company under ). My query is this: Why would these cousins keep sending guys beyond the walls instead of simply forcing the enemy to strike? Jon and Dany’s forces could have a hell of a time climbing those partitions –why squander troops battling them ? Ah well. Tactics are not this display’s strong suit.
Cersei (Lena Headey) is looking quite smug and pleased with herself here. Is it fond reminisces over just how smooth the Mountain’s blade lopped off Missandei’s head? Or has she procured some new victory? Or is she just a little bit mad and taking all of this in stride, as some sport… a few… game of thrones, perhaps.
It seems like both Tyrion and Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) are at precisely the exact same hall, likely both talking with Dany and possibly also Jon and many others. I wonder should Grey Worm will advocate Dany to be barbarous and spare no one? He has not given up remarks much previously, however he’ll still be profoundly influenced by Missandei’s dreadful passing, so who knows?
This would be Harry Strickland (Marc Rissmann) the leader of the Golden Company sellswords who, presumably, will fight for Cersei since she’s the one paying them. The whole business is much more complicated in the books, but there’s really no point speculating on any of that since the show and books are so far diverged at this point. It’s possible the Golden Company will vastly tilt the power balance in Cersei’s favor, but it’s also possible surprise allies (like the Dornish) might show up to tilt the scales back toward Dany and Jon.
I guess the remaining questions are:
- Will Cersei survive? I get the feeling she won’t, and that King’s Landing will be taken (burned badly in the process) and Cersei and her lieutenants slain. Like the battle against the Night King, I think this one will be resolved this week.
- That leaves us with no clear villains, suggesting to me that the final episode will be the conflict between Daenerys and whoever remains loyal to her, and . . . everybody else. The show hasn’t really earned this conflict, to be honest, so I really hope that it pays off.
- Will Drogon survive? This one is harder. If he dies, he’s going to do a ton of damage first. But surviving would be more interesting, as it would ensure that Dany remains enormously powerful if there is a final conflict.
- What will come of the conspirators? Presumably Varys is going to make a move, though it might not happen until the final episode. I don’t think he’ll make it. He’s rushing this whole thing in a big way. He served the Mad King, he served Robert the Fat, he served Joffrey, and he managed to serve them all more faithfully than he’s serving Daenerys who is the least bad of them of all.
- What will Arya and the Hound do? I suspect they make their way into the Red Keep and we get a confrontation with the Mountain. I’m not sure it will be the Cleganebowl many suspect. I think both brothers are goners, but Arya survives. I don’t think she’ll kill Cersei, however. Maybe she’ll slip away never to be seen again.
- Jaime will almost certainly arrive and find his way to Cersei, maybe to kill her or maybe to watch her be killed. Maybe he’ll kill Euron? I don’t think he’s going back to be with Cersei, however, but he may be going back to try to save her in order to save their baby.
Reason Why Game of Thrones Season 8 has Failed According to Reddit
Reason Why Game of Thrones Season 8 has Failed According to Reddit: The TV series was founded on George RR Martin’s hugely successful A Song of Fire and Ice literary saga – and also its first few seasons were adaptations.
But as the series progressed, it started to overtake Martin’s job – and really, even now, the writer nevertheless has just two books left to write.
After the series began treading its path concerning storylines and character growth, that is when some enthusiasts have contended that it started to lose its way – and today Reddit consumer StillFlyingHalfAShip has submitted a well-received suggestion regarding how and why.
They explained: “It’s been pointed out by Youtuber ‘The Dragon Demands’ that D&D [showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss] seem to be fixated on close ups of the main actors emoting without dialogue.
“As the series progressed from GRRM’s material to their own this became more and more prevalent, with the absolute extreme scenario occurring in the final episode (which they directed). We see Tyrion looking at things, crying, shocked and saddened, all with barely any talking whatsoever.
“In ‘The Bells’ there was meant to be a 7-minute long take just following Arya and her reactions as the city is destroyed. The scenes will be full of Cersei smirks, Jon Snow brooding, Arya stares, Tyrion worried faces – so much time dedicated to moments with barely any dialogue at all.
“Why do you think everyone was raving about the acting this season? Don’t get me wrong, they’re all incredibly talented, but so much of the focus is on non-verbal emoting that all we have to talk about is the performances.”
They added: “So we come to the strange irony of the last few seasons… they would actually work better as a book than as a show.
“We can’t always figure out what’s going on in the character’s heads from performance alone. Sometimes we need dialogue and actions to help us out.
“If the internal monologue was written on a page it would be simple, but often it was impossible to tell what was going on.
“I point to season 7 episode 7 as an example. Jaime has just informed Cersei that he wishes to desert and ride to Winterfell. She looks at The Mountain as some sort of threat that she’ll unleash him against her brother(?).
“Jaime looks back at her horrified. Then she gives a kind of evil stare, he walks towards the mountain (I legit thought he was gonna die at this point) and then just walks past him and out the courtyard, with no consequence.
“If Cersei had said something I would better understand just what the hell Cersei & Ser Gregor were playing at.
“Despite not being adapted from book material, the later seasons are full of non-dialogue scenes where only a written internal monologue would let us know what the characters were thinking.”
Do you agree? Read the full discussion on Reddit here.
Game of Thrones: We Can’t Discount Drogon Eating Daenerys Says Forensic Anthropologist
Game of Thrones: We Can’t Discount Drogon Eating Daenerys Says Forensic Anthropologist: While audiences are expecting Drogon was shooting Daenerys straight back to her ancestral home, a forensic specialist considers the dragon might have simply consumed her.
While it looks like everything was examined and rehashed concerning the Season 8 finale of HBO’s epic fantasy series, Game of Thrones, a forensic specialist has now entered the ring concerning the destiny of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
SPOILER ALERT: This Report discusses the Last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Please proceed with caution when you haven’t yet seen each the episodes in Season 8 and also want to prevent spoilers.
In the last installment of Game of Thrones, Daenerys maintained the iron throne but was murdered by her nephew and buff, Jon Snow (Kit Harington). He melted the iron cop with his passion prior to picking her up in his claws and flying off with her dead body.
It was shown near the end of the last incident that Daenerys had led east towards Volantis and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) said he’d attempt to find the dragon.
Since that time, fans have speculated about why Drogon has been led in that way.
As mentioned previously by us, among those theories sees Drogon carrying Daenerys into Volantis to be able to possess her vaccinated with a reddish priestess. But, based on a meeting a forensic anthropologist did together with all the Huffington Post, there can be a more mundane ending for Daenerys’ body: Drogon could have eaten her.
“Might he eat her? Possibly, yes,” Dr. Carolyn Rando, a forensic anthropologist at the UCL Institute of Archaeology said.
“I don’t think we can discount that he was going off to eat her.”
But, how did Rando come to this conclusion?
There’s proof in the actual world that under certain conditions, creatures might be direct to eating their own owners. But a number of these situations arise from a pet being not able to depart a place after their owner dies and there are not any other food except to their proprietor.
Another motive sees creatures occasionally unintentionally getting mixed up into eating following licking or nudging their deceased owner as they attempt to work out exactly what’s happening — something which has been evidenced by Drogon at the last episode of Game of Thrones if he nudged Daenerys later Jon stabbed.
“So [the animal] tends to lick, and there’s a lot of blood and then eating might happen, but more out of just stress or something like that.”
Moreover, Rando also indicates that malnutrition may factor into this concept. In Season 8 Game of Thrones, Daenerys had said her dragons weren’t eating well. This was set down to the simple fact that dragons don’t deal well in the colder weather of the North. Therefore, after shooting Daenerys away, as Drogon attained a warmer place, it might have triggered an insatiable desire to eat .
But although it’s likely that Drogon ate Daenerys, Rando isn’t convinced that really occurred. Rather, she would rather believe that Drogon did not consume the Mother of Dragons and, rather, only flew off into the sunset together with Daenerys and had been only grieving the loss of his own mother.
Season 8 was the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. HBO is currently in production on a prequel series set in the same universe as Game of Thrones. However, no release date has yet been announced for this new series.
Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams wants to Write a Story on the Friendship
Everybody knows that Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner (played Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (played Arya Stark) has a strong bond from the beginning.
In a new video from Vogue Paris, in which Turner eats dinner with her Dark Phoenix costar Jessica Chastain, the 23-year-old actress shared her future career ambitions, saying that one day she’d like to produce and direct.
“As an actor, you can only have so much creative control,” Turner told Chastain. “I want to be able to have full creative control and create my own vision and that’s something I’m quite passionate about.”
Sophie mentioned that she would like to work again with her Game of Thrones costar and BFF Maisie Williams in future. Both played as a sisters Sansa and Arya Stark respectively, throughout the all eight seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
“My best friend Maisie, she and I have a very intense friendship, a friendship that I haven’t had with any of my other girlfriends before,” Turner shared. “We felt like we wanted to write a movie about a friendship where it’s kind of like you’re soulmates, but you’re friends and it’s like this beautiful connection but it can also be quite destructive.”
Though Turner said the duo hasn’t started writing the movie just yet, she revealed she’s begun preparing for the moment they do.
“I bought a screenplay writing book!” Turner told Chastain. “To teach myself. Because I can’t write well, but I want to. But I’m just not talented enough.”
“You are talented enough!” Chastain replied supportively.
Turner and Williams’ friendship has been well-documented over the years, as the two grew up together on the set of Game of Thrones. The pair even has matching tattoos commemorating the date they were both cast on the show.
In April, Turner — who recently tied the knot with Joe Jonas in a Vegas wedding — shared that Williams will be her maid of honor at the couple’s larger ceremony this summer. “I don’t know why she’s thinking about [what she’s wearing to my wedding]. I’m giving her the bridesmaid dress!” Turner said to Entertainment Tonight after she found out Williams had told the outlet she was trying to pick out a dress.
“She’s my maid of honor! One of two,” Turner added.
“Maisie is definitely my protector and I’m hers, too,” Turner previously told Glamour UK. “I know if anything happened — especially if it was on Game of Thrones, which it never, ever would — she’d go crazy and protect me… Maisie is my strong home.”
In the same interview, Williams shared a similar sentiment about her costar.
“Sophie knows too much about me to not be my friend,” she shared. “I can’t tell you the amount of times Sophie said, ‘Go to therapy’ before I actually did. She really helped me through some messy break-ups and some friend break-ups. Whenever I’m like, ‘I need help! This is bigger than anything I can sort out on my own,’ Sophie is my point of call.”
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