Game of Thrones 8x05 Breakdown! Kings Landing Battle Analysis!

  • Published on May 14, 2019
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 gets an in-depth breakdown for all the subtle details you might have missed! Get 20% OFF Manscaped + Free Gift with ROCKSTARS20 at
    Game of Thrones 8x05, titled "The Bells," features the deaths of several main characters -- Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Varys, the Hound, the Mountain, Qyburn, and Euron Greyjoy, along with the controversial turn from Dany to burn Kings Landing and its thousands of innocent civilians. Was Dany's decision at all justified, or did the show betray her character? Erik Voss breaks down all the subtle details you might have overlooked this episode. What was Varys' plan, and how might his death have been connected to the Lord of Light? What was the deeper symbolism of Arya with the horse in the final scene? Were Cersei and Jaime's deaths justified? What real-world history events inspired the Battle of Kings Landing?
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  • New Rockstars
    New Rockstars  4 months ago +135

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    • Anonymous
      Anonymous 3 months ago

      'Beast or prey' is like a visit to your average allopathic doctor in the US

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous 3 months ago

      'Mailers' remind anyone of Gary Webb and Danny Cassalero

    • JRigby90
      JRigby90 4 months ago

      Anyone who cant control there emotions shouldn't be King/Queen. Therefore i think Bran will become King because Robert Barathian by Law made Nedd Stark Kingg until Joffrey came of Age but Cersie ripped the paper. Joffrey died and so did his Brotherr & Sister so Ned would of stayed King and it would of gone to his last remaining true Son Bran Stark because the other 2 was murdered. Suprised nobody has mentioned this tbh.

    • BigJo Lo
      BigJo Lo 4 months ago

      Sign the petition.

    • Elie Berman-Brodsky
      Elie Berman-Brodsky 4 months ago


  • Alex Riptide
    Alex Riptide 3 months ago

    Dany is mad and somewhat out of character. Not evil.

  • Alex Riptide
    Alex Riptide 3 months ago

    They said fans would be satisfied. Is anyone actually satisfied?

  • Jonathan Krause
    Jonathan Krause 3 months ago

    wow heavy heavy

  • Audio Dregs
    Audio Dregs 3 months ago

    I’m almost certain those are just the lights of Dragonstone castle

  • Lioness268
    Lioness268 3 months ago

    Also.... I love the little Robin.... Je has grown in a Beautiful Peacock 🤔😍❤️😘🌹.... Lol don't judge me.😩

  • Mason P
    Mason P 3 months ago

    I thought Jamie’s moment with cersei was actually very touching and true to his character.

  • Wdeemar Wdeemar
    Wdeemar Wdeemar 3 months ago

    Dumb and dumber would never be that nuanced! They have zero talent without Martin to guide them.

  • Tiria Allsopp
    Tiria Allsopp 3 months ago +1

    Enjoyed this until your stupid blurb/advert, never watchinh you again 💩💩💩💩💩

  • Pralaya Bodyworks
    Pralaya Bodyworks 3 months ago +1


  • Olivia McDaniel
    Olivia McDaniel 3 months ago

    How you gonna call that a battle? That was a slaughter.

  • Josh O'Neal
    Josh O'Neal 3 months ago

    I don't get why this video has such a bad like/dislike ratio. These guys make awesome videos. Give some credit to the researched theories they do.

  • Pheonix Sheppard
    Pheonix Sheppard 3 months ago

    If John would have hit it, they would all still be alive. What a prude.

  • Mark
    Mark 3 months ago

    for some reason i was rootingfor cersei

  • Frank Gulp
    Frank Gulp 3 months ago

    2 millions of people for this chanel. Ok. Good for the cash I guess.

  • calmingspeed
    calmingspeed 3 months ago

    The writing of the last 3 episodes are SHIT! Cancelling HBO after Sunday.

  • ismail buyukcelik
    ismail buyukcelik 3 months ago

    it is sin city

  • christopher curran
    christopher curran 3 months ago +1

    Attack with the sun to your back. Oswald Bolke 1915. From the Dicta Bolke which is still used by fighter pilots. He would have been proud of Daqnni.

  • Discount Snacks
    Discount Snacks 3 months ago +2

    My goodness, the detail you've put into this. Cheers!

  • Moeen Tayebi
    Moeen Tayebi 3 months ago

    Bran had the vision with the dragon shadow in season 4, not six! Also, General Strickland's horse died on screen.

  • Ellinon Enosis
    Ellinon Enosis 3 months ago

    Jorah "I was in King's Landing after the sack, khaleesi. Do you know what I saw? Butchery. Babies, children, old men. More women raped than you can count."

    Khaleesi "Hold my latte" .....

  • Hailey Utter
    Hailey Utter 3 months ago

    Very gout video 💛

  • carverboy carverboy
    carverboy carverboy 3 months ago

    Few people realize the fire bombing of Dresden Germany is the largest number of casualties in a single action. 500,000 dead.

  • Anthony Gosselin
    Anthony Gosselin 3 months ago

    In summary, every single shot is foreshadowing then ^^

  • Sethasss
    Sethasss 3 months ago +1

    overthinking it much ?

  • CheavorTV
    CheavorTV 3 months ago +1

    🐉🐲 Daenerys Targaryen is not the Villain, she's still the Hero in my opinion, War is always bloody... no war crimes committed here. Tyrion Lannister needs to die.. I'd be fine with Jon Snow and Sansa Stark dieing also... but I want Daenerys to live. Great Season! Great Series!

  • Gravuuna
    Gravuuna 3 months ago

    I'm truly glad that after today, this shitfest of a series finale is over. Yes, interpreting meaning into things makes it more bearable, but that doesn't change the fact that it was rushed, badly written, disappointing and not at all what this series, the characters and the fans deserved.

  • Fade
    Fade 3 months ago

    "For No Reason" Exactly.

  • meanastronauts Studio
    meanastronauts Studio 3 months ago

    Thank you for pointing out the meaningful upsides of this incoherent fiasco of a script.

  • Shipmate
    Shipmate 3 months ago +1

    Can this season get any worse? And WTF has Bran been doing - sucking tree sap?

  • Kaitlin O.
    Kaitlin O. 3 months ago

    If you turn on captions they did name the mother and daughter pair

  • Kim Whitehead
    Kim Whitehead 3 months ago

    Burning the chains has far more symbolism...

  • Casey28xxx
    Casey28xxx 3 months ago

    I honestly was expecting a twist in that episode that Cersei would have the clappers from the bells removed to prevent sounding surrender and so end up with Dany looking like the monster and continuing to burn the city by accident rather than on purpose as we had viewed.

  • Ezzan Afifah
    Ezzan Afifah 3 months ago

    Most villains? Oh pls.. Cersie and Dany still below to Ramsay Psychopath Bolton.. Dany & Cersie use power to create fear and power with Dragons and Golden Company.. But Ramsay can be a fearsome with just a hound, or just by himself (well, no hound involve when he mutilated Theon and rape Sansa)..

  • Ka Tse
    Ka Tse 3 months ago

    Why would Bran warg into a Dragon? He isnt interested in saving arya or daenerys or jon or anybody. He observes and remembers. He doesnt want anymore.

  • Riverness Mariposa
    Riverness Mariposa 3 months ago

    All the little girls named Daenerys this decade are gonna change their names now

  • Billy Holmes
    Billy Holmes 3 months ago +1

    Dany looked so bad and acted crazy due to the master of wispers posing

  • Chris Boulter
    Chris Boulter 3 months ago

    Now I see that coffee cup as a cry for help.

  • Riverness Mariposa
    Riverness Mariposa 3 months ago

    Meanwhile a week later Daenerys is still burning Kings Landing because why not right?

  • m4570d0n
    m4570d0n 3 months ago

    You guys are trying to force so much symbolism and meaning into something that just doesn't exist. It's painful.

  • Samantha Brooke
    Samantha Brooke 3 months ago

    Baby Dragons next!🐲🤗🐉

  • Seth117
    Seth117 3 months ago

    So many issues with the episode and people are worried about bricks.

  • Miles Finnch
    Miles Finnch 3 months ago

    Yeah. I got all that too.

  • Tilli
    Tilli 3 months ago

    I thought the image of Arya on the white horse looked like images of Saint George, the dragon slayer

  • Shijan Shrestha
    Shijan Shrestha 3 months ago

    Its The same horse!!!!You dumbass!

  • erhaboriE
    erhaboriE 3 months ago

    Wow, good details. What are the odds the writers actually thought of all this?

  • bucky56laboy
    bucky56laboy 3 months ago

    Still team dany

  • Eyreaus Marx
    Eyreaus Marx 3 months ago +1

    Warging is for life. So doing a horse would be useless.

  • Eyreaus Marx
    Eyreaus Marx 3 months ago

    In book 4, Euron Greyjoy was able to successfully attack and win the heavily guarded Shield Islands by sailing out to sea and then into shore with the sun at his back rather than sailing along the coast. It was a tactic that vexed even Cersei and threatened Highgarden. It's quite poetic that it would be used here against him.

    • Odin Satanas
      Odin Satanas 3 months ago

      yeah i loved that too, plus cerseis gift was poisoned haha

  • Bullettube
    Bullettube 3 months ago

    I don't read too much into various scenes, things happen because it was in the script, and the writers no longer had the books to follow so they just concentrated on lots of action while tying up a few loose ends. It's too bad, because the series could have ended in 10 episodes instead of 8, but the costs were mounting and I think the writers were starting to feel burnt out so they hurried up and finished it.

  • Wedritrem
    Wedritrem 3 months ago

    Yeah, the the burning of Kings landing is very similar to the fire bombing of Dresden. the city of Dresden didn't have nay military targets in it, one of the times where that allies were unjustified.

    • 99fruitbat
      99fruitbat 3 months ago

      I thought it was in retaliation for the German bombing of Coventry ? Terrible thing anyway .

  • Tony Cruz
    Tony Cruz 3 months ago

    It’s obvious that Daenerys has instructed Greyworm to kill John.

  • Lily Val
    Lily Val 3 months ago


  • Jyeoi
    Jyeoi 3 months ago

    U sure u arent giving the writers too much credit? Lol

  • Urszula Krekora
    Urszula Krekora 3 months ago

    Will Tyrion or anyone even know if Jaime escaped with Cercei?

  • beni
    beni 3 months ago +93

    Qyborn: obey your queen
    Sir Gregor: brickarys

  • John Russell
    John Russell 3 months ago

    Can’t wait to see Arya kill Dany next episode. She’s still gotta kill someone w Green eyes

  • Mbalz 19
    Mbalz 19 3 months ago

    Your analysis is dope

  • Melly T
    Melly T 3 months ago +2

    How ever I never found this channel before?!! This is one of the most in depth recaps I’ve seen!

  • Eduardo Daniel Kucharsky Terrazas

    There are very good observations here, but a lot looked like pulled out your bum, mate.