You guessed it, ladies and gents. It’s time for my own personal recap of the fifth episode in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones.
I can’t believe we’ve come this far already. I also can’t believe that the entire series will be over this coming Sunday, but we’ll save those emotions for another day.
The most recent episode of GOT was, honestly, rather shocking. It was violent, it was unexpected, and, most importantly, it was what Game of Thrones ultimately is – insane.
We see Daenerys essentially go rogue and destroy all of King’s Landing on the back of Drogon, her dragon, and many innocent lives along with it. A lot of fans are actually quite upset with Daenerys’ change in character, considering what she has stood and fought for all along. She also went rogue and attacked after Cersei’s army surrendered, which was pretty shady.
Cersei and Jamie are presumably dead, buried alive in rubble, but knowing the show’s history, I wouldn’t be shocked if one of them managed to survive.
We see Arya have the living hell beat out of her and miraculously make it through the battle.
We see Jon finally come to the realization that perhaps he is the best fit for the Iron Throne.
We see Varys get roasted (literally),
We see Daenerys’ declining faith in what has always been her goal – to sit on the Iron Throne.
Euron gets whacked, but nobody really liked him, anyway. Qyburn, too.
We see the Hound and the Mountain meet their ends in a rather magnificent combat scene.
And, ultimately, we’re left wondering what exactly is to come in the final episode, now that Daenerys has taken what she believes to be hers.
It’s been a great ride, and I’m curious to see how it will all end. Until next week’s episode, folks.