Game of Thrones - Season 8, Episode 5 Review


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  • Ryan Reed
    Ryan Reed  1 months back

    Poor sweet Cersei. She was GOOD! And they KILLER HER!!!

    • Rocket
      Rocket  1 months back

      Why was Jon Snow trying to channel his inner Gene Simmons this season?!?

      • Joshua Lizard
        Joshua Lizard  1 months back

        Well, that was enough for me. I watched the first half of episode 6 and don't even care what happens next. World architects only ever come around once every thousand years. Danny would have and could have been the architect of a whole new world... and a much better world at that, certainly as far as the oppressed and destitute would have been concerned. Jon didn't care or want to know how beautiful that world could have been or how peaceful it's creation. Because building it might or might not have involved killing a few evil people, he decided it better to slaughter the architect and her new world, sentencing all the oppressed souls in the world to remain in their chains for another thousand years, merely so he could ensure that the world wouldn't be changed at all. I hope Arya goes to Bravos to finish her training because in my book that makes Jon Snow more evil than any of the Lanisters, Boltons or any other villians...even more evil that Dan and Dave and the inhabitants of King's Landing... and he will have brought to his house a curse far worse than a thousand White Walkers.
        Alas I know from experience that this world treats it's architects only slightly better than Westerous but the next time I return to that make believe kingdom will be a thousand years in the past.

        • Brian C-137
          Brian C-137  1 months back

          What are you going to do after GoT? Let us know so we know which shows we should watch.

          • Wow Lynch Wow!
            Wow Lynch Wow!   1 months back

            One of the main reasons I decided to cover GOT was when I found out Naomi Watts was being featured in the prequel. So going forward (and assuming my work schedule cooperates), I definitely plan to cover the GOT prequel, and I will continue covering Better Call Saul for as long as it lasts. And of course, if and when we get more Twin Peaks (or another David Lynch series), that will be my #1 priority for video content. Beyond that, I have no specific plans at this time, other than a few other ideas for Twin Peaks related content, other Lynch movies, and I have a Sopranos episode idea I've been itching to try, but I'm not sure when that will happen.

        • shelly lee
          shelly lee  1 months back

          Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

          • behageli
            behageli  1 months back

            Great review! I needed this. So many, including mainstream reviewers, have simply refused to understand this episode. I think because they neither have been paying attention to how the Deanerys character has developed, nor could tackle their disapointment with her actions in this episode. But you are not afraid of the truth, and I can't wait for the final episode review.

            • Alex Boon
              Alex Boon  1 months back

              While a faction of fans is all p.o.ed the series is not ending how they want it to end (even though they all want different endings), I'm so happy Season Eight has been full of surprises. Like everyone else, I make my predictions. Before Season 8/03, I thought for sure that Winterfell would fall. It didn't. And I was so cool with that. As the 8/05 twist, Dany has been power-tripping for quite a while now. It was set up. Game of Thrones became the most popular series globally ever because it surprised us, gave us the unexpected. So happy they are closing out that way.

              • Purgatori Sakkara
                Purgatori Sakkara  1 months back

                It's awful... But still better than The Return.

                • Herbert Quain
                  Herbert Quain  1 months back

                  I don't get all the hysteria about how the season sucks. It's not perfect, but it's delivered some really powerful moments--Davos and the young girl with the scars, Brienne smiling (only time ever? maybe not, but it felt like it), Arya thanking the hound, Tyrion's goodbye to Jamie--all really strong, understated, and extremely well done. And the production has been pretty jaw dropping (Dothraki charge into oblivion??? Name a better conceived battle scene). I think the problem comes in the casting more than the writing. Tamzin Merchant would have probably given Daenerys a more convincing hint of lurking madness throughout the whole series, and that's the main thing that's missing now. Nothing against Emilia Clarke, she seems like a completely awesome human being and she's done a great job, she's just not mad queen enough. Yeah, there's the coffee cup (there HAS to be more to the story there...disgruntled editor maybe), elephants (inside joke I guess?), Bran (I wish he'd jumped up and killed the Night King...and then ripped off his face to reveal Arya), episode 4 (OK, that did suck, you got me there)...imperfections for sure. But overall I think it's been pretty satisfying and I expect it will end well, whatever happens. Oh, and it's better if you rewatch and binge it. Has a little more continuity that way I think.

                  • Eliza Gaskell
                    Eliza Gaskell  1 months back

                    The writers D&D won't give the happy ending people want - like the obvious having Jon or Sansa on the Throne of Westeros. It can go 2 ways (1) Dany dies or (2) Dany on the throne to rule Westeros.  She kills Sansa and Bran as well as Jon,  Greyworm kills Arya.   The dead rising from the grave!  Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!  and Drogon starts a family.

                    • Bianca Christie
                      Bianca Christie  1 months back

                      Good evening, WLW! Are you going to post a round-up and final predictions before Sunday? I would love to hear what you think the grand finale will be like.

                      • Wow Lynch Wow!
                        Wow Lynch Wow!   1 months back

                        I started a Daenerys episode last night that should be up in 8 hours or so, but unfortunately, that's the last GOT piece I will have time for between now and Sunday. So sorry to say no final predictions from me.

                    • La Police de la Pensée
                      La Police de la Pensée  1 months back

                      - Waiting 10 years for winter to come and ending up with the NK getting killed in 1 episode, by a lil girl.
                      - Only 1 Giant, and he's killed by another lil girl...
                      - Tyrion was smart -> Now he's a dumbass.
                      - Sansa always tried to save her life -> Now she only wants Power...
                      - Daenerys was good with innocent people -> Now she's evil.
                      - Bronn was a friend of Jaime -> Not anymore...
                      - One Night with Jaime is Better than a whole Life with Tormund (his love has never counted)...
                      - Jaime was getting away from Cersei -> Now he wants to save her, 1min after taking Brienne's virginity...
                      - Jaime means "I Love" in french, OK i got that. But does that means he must love a Monster ?
                      - Jaime once sacrificed his honor to save the people of King's Landing -> Now he doesn't give a sh...
                      - Varys saved Tyrion in season 4 -> Now Tyrion betrayed Varys and sends him to death....
                      - Varys the Spider who once knew everything -> Now he's getting caught so easily...
                      - The Hound was the most fearless fighter -> Now he's shitting his pants (NK battle)
                      - Jon came back from the Dead -> Only to take back the Iron Throne from Daenerys...
                      - Jon doesn't even gave a hug to Ghost... which is on the pommel of his Sword, by the way...
                      - Bran was a main character -> Now he just plays Tetris on his Gameboy.
                      - Arya was a Faceless sneaky assassin -> Now she's the most powerful hero of the show ?
                      - Episode 3 : The worst military strategy they could ever apply...
                      - Episode 3 : Hiding in a crypt full of dead to escape the undead ? Very good idea....
                      - Episode 3 : Unsullied Army & Dothrakis are all dead...
                      - Episode 4 : Half of them survived...
                      - Episode 4 : Dragons are so easy to kill...
                      - Episode 5 : Dragons are immortal...
                      - When Daenerys heard the "Bells" : in fact, she heard "Be Hell"...
                      - Woow "My Sunday" dies... OMG, who cares.... ?
                      - And WTF the White Horse was about ? Bran's playing Pokemon on his Gameboy ? I'm sure they didn't even think about it. 😂
                      - Etc..... etc......

                      THX D&D for SUBVERTING OUR EXPECTATIONS...

                      • oscar royo
                        oscar royo  1 months back

                        This is the best review of this episode!

                        • Ali Abbas
                          Ali Abbas  1 months back

                          How did a terrible guy like you get 16k subscribers???

                          • Ali Abbas
                            Ali Abbas  1 months back

                            She loved her children

                            FUCK MAN 😠😠😠

                            • Ali Abbas
                              Ali Abbas  1 months back

                              Cersei was not a monster.... Sorry man thumbs down 👎

                              • Brian Baratheon
                                Brian Baratheon  1 months back

                                Or Dany is being framed by Bran, who warged Drogon and set KL ablaze. Recall that Dany was focused on the Red Keep in the moments before the massacre and appeared to be headed straight for it, until the moment where we see Drogon's shadow--which was what we saw in Bran's vision. Which is kind of odd because Bran doesn't usually take the perspective of another being, unless he is warging it. Then suddenly at that moment, Drogon changes course and incinerates civilians. We never see the Khaleesi's reaction at all for the rest of the rampage, even though special attention had been paid to her facial expressions the entire battle up until that point. Then after all is said and done, a horse appears before Arya, which I believe was warged by Bran because why would a horse be calmly waiting there in the middle of all that chaos??

                                Not enough attention is paid to Bran and how he manipulates the people around him.

                                • Sethro Sizeofthesun
                                  Sethro Sizeofthesun  1 months back

                                  You are the only reviewer I’ve seen get this right. The fact the 90% of this shows viewers thought that The Mother of Dragons was good and just until this episode has horrifying real world implications.

                                  • Clement Oghosa
                                    Clement Oghosa  1 months back

                                    Sansa being the will be the dumest thing ever

                                    • DPC
                                      DPC  1 months back

                                      Omfg..this is holarious..hilarious..

                                      • K J F
                                        K J F  1 months back

                                        What if Tyrion’s trial is because he killed Dany not because he freed Jaime??

                                        • LH
                                          LH  1 months back

                                          We gotta figure out how to kill the fucking Dragon.

                                          • GIARC SNOMMIT
                                            GIARC SNOMMIT  1 months back

                                            7:42 - 8:16 spot on.

                                            • SYRACUSE MAYHEM
                                              SYRACUSE MAYHEM  1 months back

                                              Who runs the 👧. We ladies are not taken your crap anymore. BURN!

                                              • Jasmine Kelly Love
                                                Jasmine Kelly Love  1 months back

                                                Finally. Some who actually gets what’s happening. I’m loving season 8!!

                                                • Wendy Sheridan
                                                  Wendy Sheridan  1 months back

                                                  Jon goes north, never confronts Dany. For the rest, your guess is as good as mine.

                                                  • No Way
                                                    No Way  1 months back

                                                    As a Twin Peaks fan I'm glad to finally watch one of your videos without that "itching" cut, but glad to still see Laura's "meanwhile". The Stark sisters already contributed by setting the stage. Ayra's already gotten to kill most of the other major villains. It would be incredibly lame if Snow can't stand up to a "bossy woman" even after she's murdered a million people. Hopefully he gets to kill her.

                                                    • Jason T
                                                      Jason T  1 months back

                                                      S8E05 is crap.

                                                      • ironmike
                                                        ironmike  1 months back

                                                        Nothing you can do against an F22 Raptor.  Too bad Daenerys took it too far.  She had the win but decided to run up the score.  Not good sportsmanship.  To the guillotine she goes.  May 19th she will pay the ultimate price.

                                                        • Iwant2killmyself
                                                          Iwant2killmyself  1 months back

                                                          You should be a history teacher, listening to you talk is an absolute joy!

                                                          • Diane Walden
                                                            Diane Walden  1 months back

                                                            Oh yeah........Dany is definitely coming for the Stark sisters.

                                                            • Jim Baxter
                                                              Jim Baxter  1 months back

                                                              Love your commentary hilarious 😂

                                                              • susie scottsdale ~ support your local artist

                                                                John will hop onto Drogon and execute Danny with DRACARYS!,,,, 🐉

                                                                • Brian Baratheon
                                                                  Brian Baratheon  1 months back

                                                                  ....the Khaleesi is immune to fire. Especially Dragonfire

                                                              • Max Covfefe
                                                                Max Covfefe  1 months back

                                                                6:52 "Ygritte was right. I really do know nothing."
                                                                I worry that if Dany is killed, Drogon's gonna go bonkers.
                                                                I'm kinda torn between Team Sansa and Team Drogon for now.

                                                                • cattycats4
                                                                  cattycats4  1 months back

                                                                  How is it possible for you to still like Cersei after everything... She didnt care one bit for all the people dying, even at the last moments she was still ENTIRELY selfish and unemotional, even stooping so low as to call her unborn son "Our child" when talking to Jaime when we all know it was Eurons..... what a psycho bitch, even in her last moments still lying and manipulative.

                                                                  At least Danerys showed some respect and care for her followers throughout the entire show.
                                                                  With Cersei it was all entirely selfish, she cared for her children and nobody else but even then her caring about her children was entirely selfish and always through her eyes and not theirs.
                                                                  I thought that point was made obvious when Tommen threw himself off a building.

                                                                  And now you say Danerys is too evil for you? That would only make sense if you have the memory of a goldfish.

                                                                  It is a shame that she didnt have a more brutal death, it wouldve been good to actually see her head crushed by a huge rock in front of a doomed and dying Jaime Lannister.
                                                                  Good episode though.

                                                                  Bran will be king.

                                                                  • KingOne
                                                                    KingOne  1 months back

                                                                    What the hell is this fool here talking about ? Cersei misunderstood / Daneerys never earned her righteousness ? What show have you been watching mate because this sound like a whole deluded dream you just had yesterday hahaha.

                                                                    • Laura D.
                                                                      Laura D.  1 months back

                                                                      I remember how disappointed I felt by the final episode of Twin Peaks season 3. I hope that doesn't happen here. Also, I love the "Meanwhile" Laura Palmer lol.

                                                                      • jimmy kimball
                                                                        jimmy kimball  1 months back

                                                                        What a bunch nonsense! All Hail Danaerys! Fire and blood!

                                                                        • Zett76
                                                                          Zett76  1 months back

                                                                          "Daenerys has always been the power-hungry manic"
                                                                          True. Yet so many fans of her decided to look the other way, time and time again...

                                                                          • You Don't Say?
                                                                            You Don't Say?  1 months back

                                                                            @Zett76 It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant you people can be. Hurr durr bluster in the context of trying to intimidate someone into giving her what she wants is the same as actual bloody lust for killing innocent people which is literally the exact opposite of what she has tried to do the entire show.

                                                                          • Zett76
                                                                            Zett76  1 months back

                                                                            "I WILL burn your cities to the ground!!"
                                                                            "Dani, no! I advise against it"
                                                                            "...well, okay..."

                                                                            People. You guys really don't see what you don't want to see... 😁

                                                                          • You Don't Say?
                                                                            You Don't Say?  1 months back

                                                                            being a power-hungry maniac is not the same as being a mass murdering psycho. there is literally no precedent for her targeting civilians. ever.

                                                                        • Peter Robinson
                                                                          Peter Robinson  1 months back

                                                                          Question for members and former-members of Team Dany. Now that your heroine has turned into She-Hitler, will you ever again wear your "Mother of Dragons" T- Shirt? ...probably not?

                                                                          • Abu Bakar Al-Idrus
                                                                            Abu Bakar Al-Idrus  1 months back

                                                                            I guess wheel = people.

                                                                            • honey badger
                                                                              honey badger  1 months back

                                                                              Here's my review.

                                                                              • Jim Lang
                                                                                Jim Lang  1 months back

                                                                                Wow, Lynch Wow, yours is the first video I've watched that actually understood what you watched, and also managed to keep your sense of humor and perspective as a viewer. We aren't watching fanfic here.

                                                                                My question to you... if... when.... they kill Dany -- how will they deal with Drogon?

                                                                              • Dhira Yudha
                                                                                Dhira Yudha  1 months back

                                                                                Your video is always fun to watch. Everytime you said "Maniac" Im dying. lol

                                                                                • David Bentley
                                                                                  David Bentley  1 months back

                                                                                  Daenerys had suffered enough to have severe PTSD. Her life has had so much suffering. She had shown mercy too so many and yet they betrayed her. She felt alone obviously. Heartbroken from the death of all of her loved ones and Jon's rejection is obviously so painful for her. But when innocents died in the past, she cared about those moments and grew from it...She hadn't come close to her "Burn them all" moment.

                                                                                  Episode 4 had a Dragon killed out of the blue...randomly....out of episode 5 she would risk her last Dragon to slaughter peasants? Children? She didn't know what they had prepared for defense inside the walls. She became such a strong leader and at the end after she has won...fucking bells trigger her...Her anger couldn't end with Cercei's death in King's landing? She was that far gone? We saw her turn that crazy? Was that even close to being set up in the show? Did she go into the same madness like her father? Her father spent a full decade of doing crazier and crazier shit...She cared and truly wanted a world of peace...that might have been shattered, but the show didn't set that up at all.

                                                                                  Being rejected by Jon...someone she loved...who despite being an idiot, had honor in mind...telling his family was a betrayal but he was willing too die for her still and obviously meant it when he said he never wanted the throne...she said she would rule with fear with her display of might wouldn't spread fear and respect after obliterating the enemies armies? The last army of significance was their too witness her power...That wasn't enough? 

                                                                                  She never killed like that before is all I'm saying. I see the damage in her life. I can see the conflict she might have...but I see it in my head and not in the show...Rejection from the person you love can turn you crazy. Death and violence dull humanity. To have true power in that world, a person will be ruthless at some point...but the growth of her as a leader was there on screen...her descent into madness wasn't.

                                                                                  • Michael Schwartz
                                                                                    Michael Schwartz  1 months back

                                                                                    I predict episode 6 will be a bunch of boring dialogue scenes after which Arya leaps out and kills Cersei at the last minute before cutting to black

                                                                                    • john smith
                                                                                      john smith  1 months back

                                                                                      Dany will have Tyrion arrested when finding out he freed Jaime, and he was sent to trial to which nor Dany or Jon will be present. Tyrion will die: that's the huge twist everyone in the cast was talking about. More? Remember the Dany's vision? When she was about to touch the Iron Throne, she then goes through a door to the North: that vision came true and the North represents Jon Snow, who kills her by stabbing. Jon will join once again the Night's Watch being the 1000th Lord Commander, thus renouncing to his claim to the Throne. Then, some secondary actores will reunite in order to elect a new King. And that new King is called Three-Eyed Rav... Bran. The End.

                                                                                      Happy Season Finale.

                                                                                      • Nicola Robinson
                                                                                        Nicola Robinson  1 months back

                                                                                        @john smithIf a trial means him being blamed for everything and all his allies turning on him I'll be upset lol! However Peter Dinklage stated that he found Tyrions end 'beautiful' so I don't know if that is how it will play out?!! That would be a very unbeautiful end for the character...

                                                                                      • john smith
                                                                                        john smith  1 months back

                                                                                        @Nicola Robinson maybe. that scene was shot in studio with the fewer possible members of the crew. they even invited actors from previews seasons that were later confirmed were not used. the trial was filmed and very well known how it goes. tyrion's death isn't. its in fact the only thing that remains unknown by the sources. not that it would be shocking the death per se. anyway, to be honest i'd rather see him die if that means there's not council at the end with bran and bronn lol and maybe there's a tiny twist to that end

                                                                                      • Nicola Robinson
                                                                                        Nicola Robinson  1 months back

                                                                                        Well those leaks say Tyrion is part of Brans council, despite saying he is executed before this!! So not exactly reliable! Personally I think there will be a twist concerning Tyrion but his execution wud be extremely predictable, and appears to be what the makers want us to believe happens to him in order to throw us off the scent?!!

                                                                                    • balbanes1
                                                                                      balbanes1  1 months back

                                                                                      Thank you so much!!! I knew a Lynch fan would be smart enough to understand this episode and appreciate it. Everyone is mad that Cersei didn't die in the most horrible way possible, the fanbase doesn't understand her one bit. Everything she has done was for her kids, since Jon Arryn and after, she's a real person, sociopathic in her approach but always justified in some way with her character. I'm so glad that the fanbase didn't get to see Cersei mutilated like they sadistically wanted. Jaime, I was conflicted with until It finally dawned on me that they are not just brother and sister but twins, they share the same genetic code. I found it beautiful how they died. Dany's madness was rushed for sure but if you pretended the writers did a good job with it, she enacted the role perfectly, I was honestly scared of her. I mean look at what she is, a foreign invader demanding the throne due to a bloodline that isn't even akin to the continent. She brought a horde of raping and pillaging Dothraki with her and an army of puppy killing Unsullied loyal to her every command. Cersei had every right to not step down and even managed to kill one of her dragons in SELF DEFENSE. The only problem is that all this should have happened prior to the Night King being defeated, this would have left room to more thoroughly examine her madness and work on the Azor Azai prophecy with Jon. Minus Euron, I loved last nights episode and I am the biggest critic of this show which has been a trainwreck since season 5, I hated episode 3 and am amazed that they were able to Salvage the show in 90 minutes.