Game of Thrones S8E05 Explained

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    What happened in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5, and what does it mean? Why does Daenerys burn King’s Landing? Why does Jaime go back to Cersei? What does Arya’s horse mean? What does any of this mean??
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  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X  Month ago +485

    The final Season 8 Q&A livestream is at ~10:30pm ET Sunday:
    Patreon supporters can watch past streams.

    • Kimmy Pfeiffer
      Kimmy Pfeiffer 18 days ago

      other than the main characters of the stark family, i've never liked the stark men...the stark men were the ones brienne killed for 'two quick deaths'...the bolton's were also 'stark men' until roose betrayed them...locke and his crew were also shit rapers...i don't really have a good opinion of the men in the north...the lannister 'men' are a mixed bag of the hound and merran trant and ed sheeran lol...

    • Nicki Havner
      Nicki Havner 20 days ago +6

      Are you going to be doing a normal video for the last episode?

    • Selfarrested
      Selfarrested 20 days ago

      @MonsieurAufziehvogel budget constraints was a red herring HBO offered 5 more seasons and GRRM has mentioned that they basically could have had a much larger budget if they wanted.

    • Scott Stiefel
      Scott Stiefel 20 days ago +3

      COol - can't wait to see your final analysis. How much longer until you post it?

  • girlydroid
    girlydroid 11 hours ago

    "Why does Varys..." Because character development is so poorly written since George left the sinking ship.

  • Hidde -XIIX-
    Hidde -XIIX- 8 days ago

    And that's how they ruined this show

  • Bastian Bernschütz
    Bastian Bernschütz 9 days ago

    I strongly disagree with Jamie being a failure.
    His redemption arc was complete, after fighting for the dawn at Winterfell. After that, having restored his honor, he went to save his sister and his unborn child - whoever those may be to the rest of the world, no one can blame him for that - and died exactly the way he wanted to die.

  • Novacain Cali
    Novacain Cali 9 days ago

    The bombing of Dresden was over exaggerated by a Nazi sympathizer, some fallacies of the bombing of Dresden is the death toll, its innocence as a city, and the time it took place

  • Adam Gonzales
    Adam Gonzales 10 days ago

    Jamie can't row a boat

  • Where am I?
    Where am I? 10 days ago

    They fucking annihilated Jaime's character.
    U N N A C C E P T A B L E

  • 811chelseafc
    811chelseafc 10 days ago

    That Cleganebowl sound effect nearly made me piss my pants.

  • carlotta4th
    carlotta4th 10 days ago

    Quick correction here, Dany hasn't been learning to rule for 7 seasons, she's mostly been conquering. She was lost and unhappy during her brief period trying to rule Mareen and basically only succeeded in reopening the fighting pits. She started getting her groove back once the Dothraki reminded her that she likes fire and blood. I don't think Varys was wrong to turn against Dany at all, it's just that it (like most things this season) happened way too quickly so we didn't get to see the build up to it. It was way too fast.
    It's strange but the thing that annoys me the most about this episode is that we specifically see Varys writing letters revealing Jon's parentage and then that NEVER ends up being a plot thread for the rest of the series. No one at the council meeting mentions his name, no one argues that they should or should not have him as leader because of said name--it's just never mentioned ever again and by extension kind of makes Varys' death feel pointless. He died for paper that had no discernable affect on anything.

  • Gitta Sapiano
    Gitta Sapiano 11 days ago

    Thank you for illustrating the Failings of D&D. You showed some of the huge failings of story and character arcs.
    The only thing I will point out is that the Dothraki said they can not be blood riders for a woman. In their code whoever kills the leader they become
    The leader so if anything they would support Jon. Thank you for showing the manipulative side of Sansa. Jon was given the shaft. His character arc was meaningless! Arya as Frodo is more accurate then Jon being Frodo as many supposed. To me Jon was used and abused by everyone in the show and the Starks continued to abuse him as they did as the bastard of Winterfel. The whole R+L=J was a complete waste. The show is supposed to be similar to Lord of the Rings. Well then Jon should have been Aragorn. He could have abdicated to Bran and that would have made more sense. Bran is ridiculous on every level! The character assassinations was so horrible. Sadly, D&D proved to be poor writers. They did Not have to end the series as the books but if they wanted to then they should have made a better effort in the ending. Bran as an evil tree is AWESOME and Perfect! Thank you for this video you ROCK!

  • Gee Mac72
    Gee Mac72 11 days ago

    Game of Thrones motto: It all comes to nothing.

  • mer kikima
    mer kikima 11 days ago +1

    "But arya is too edgy and cool to share her plans with jon"hhh i swear even your voice souds like"ahhhh i don't know why i'm doing these reviews anymore"

  • KickYouInTheThroat
    KickYouInTheThroat 12 days ago +2

    I remember thinking at some point youd figure dragons would run out of flamey stuff. Like, how much flammable liquid can you have in you dude.

  • rdecredico
    rdecredico 12 days ago

    After all these videos, not saying anything about the final episode says more than any new video can.

  • tettenkopf
    tettenkopf 12 days ago +1

    You alive bro?

  • Irene Piccinini
    Irene Piccinini 12 days ago

    Every now and then I check for the finale explanation. Mmmmmm....I think Alt Shift X joined Jon Snow beyond the wall.

  • Higgs829
    Higgs829 12 days ago +1

    Subverting our expectations by not posting s8e6? How D&D of you...
    I'm kidding. You rock. Thank you for everything you do. Very insightful. But seriously, we TVclip > Subscriptions like twelve times a day. What comes first: Gilly's baby actually ages? Or We get s8e6?
    And can you break down the Westworld trailer please!?

  • Hamza The Linguist
    Hamza The Linguist 12 days ago

    HOW WILL I EVER UNDERSTAND EPISODE SIX!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????

  • Nicolas Lambert
    Nicolas Lambert 12 days ago +1

    lol... is you dead?

  • daryurias
    daryurias 12 days ago

    Episode 6 review waiting here 😔

  • crg750
    crg750 12 days ago

    Get schwifty! Where’s the final episode?

  • Shane Liu
    Shane Liu 12 days ago +1

    E6 final one?

  • Will Duffy
    Will Duffy 13 days ago

    Please could you share the recording of the livestream you did following the season 8 finale?

  • BrandTheGuy
    BrandTheGuy 13 days ago

    Final episodeso bad he is refusing to do a review

  • Takemysenf
    Takemysenf 13 days ago

    Okay, Alt Shift X. You got the time. Now you have to deliver the best Alt Shift X video there ever was. Kind of making up for GoTs crap. Not sure if you can manage that, though. XD

  • Jacob Cotter
    Jacob Cotter 13 days ago

    I think we should give him some space everyone. Why are we pressuring him? Just to satisfy ourselves? I say we all just do as bran has done.

  • Astus Hallow
    Astus Hallow 13 days ago +16

    -what do we say to the s08e06 review?
    -not today.

  • aina-louisa carter
    aina-louisa carter 13 days ago

    no finale?

    NAVEMAN3 13 days ago

    I gotta ask: when are you going to do the final episode.

  • RidrytísRûyên
    RidrytísRûyên 13 days ago +4

    Whose here because you couldn't find E6 explanation?😂

    • Jacob Cotter
      Jacob Cotter 13 days ago

      Not me im here to give hugs and cookies

  • Dysbro
    Dysbro 13 days ago +6

    He ain't gonna explain Episode 6 because there is nothing to explain. It wasn't ingenious. It was straight forward and boring.

  • Pearl Mas
    Pearl Mas 13 days ago +1

    honesrly, I want more videos like we had back in the day. like a video about Catelyn (Stoneheart) or magic, maybe something about the deep ones. I don't know, I feel like people are too busy being angry at the show to remember that there is still a lot in the book series that we can talk about before The Winds of Winter releases this year.

    • Inês Fareleiro
      Inês Fareleiro 11 days ago +1

      @Pearl Mas oh cool. thanks for the reply

    • Pearl Mas
      Pearl Mas 12 days ago

      @Inês Fareleiro We;;. Matin's going to a convention in august that he doesn't usually go to, which could mean he's going to signing copies of The Winds of Winter. And a while back he said that he likes to write completely away from the world, and that recently he's been doing that. After he said that, he said that the book would be finished in late 2018 or early 2019, which in George Martin language means late 2019.

      I don't know, I'm really not sure of anything, but I REALLY, REALLY want this book.

    • Inês Fareleiro
      Inês Fareleiro 12 days ago

      this year? how do you know? :0

  • C C
    C C 13 days ago

    Now finally people are realizing the writing was bad? Where were you the latter half the entire show? Sort of reminds me of mass effect 3, the entire game didn’t compare to 1 or 2 and the ending sucked.

  • Lolfire
    Lolfire 13 days ago +2

    r/freefolk demand your next video.

  • Morgan Herron
    Morgan Herron 13 days ago +4

    Guys... I think it killed him.

  • Michael Hawkins
    Michael Hawkins 13 days ago

    Alt shift must really hate session 8 must people do . I hated it poor lazy writing.

  • Stephen
    Stephen 13 days ago +13

    Alt Shift X:
    "Better get to work on episode 6."
    Also Alt Shift X:
    "Nuh. Nowy Tends."

  • chewgumbs247
    chewgumbs247 13 days ago +1

    he obviously got a big check to delay episode 6 review until the shit fire dies down.

  • Cansu K
    Cansu K 14 days ago +2

    Still waiting...

  • Blu Rain
    Blu Rain 14 days ago +4

    I wanted an episode like this for episode 6 as well, I don't like livestreams and I never watch them. They're buggy and the streamer is never focused so I can't get into it :c

  • Robert Corsini
    Robert Corsini 14 days ago +2

    why am I a subscriber if he's not doing episode 6?

  • muskelkater47
    muskelkater47 14 days ago +12

    Everyone: S8E06 explained pls? :)
    AltShiftX: No, I don’t think I will

  • Rhonda Wright
    Rhonda Wright 14 days ago +2

    I assume Alt Shift X was not happy with ending of GOT (join the club) and that's why we didn't get the breakdown of Episode 6. Thanks for all the awesome videos in the past

  • John Cannellos
    John Cannellos 14 days ago

    Not sure whether I respect the move of spurning his youtube subscribers because Ep6-8 sucked or whether I want to unsubscribe because of it....

  • Rightway dz
    Rightway dz 14 days ago +21

    i think dany burn altshiftx in ep06

  • napoleon8181
    napoleon8181 15 days ago +12

    yeh it's been weeks. no final video?

    • Abdullah Ibrahim
      Abdullah Ibrahim 13 days ago +2

      He probably threw himself off a building after watching the final episode

  • smultronbilar
    smultronbilar 15 days ago

    This episode is exactly like the Dresden bombings the allies did toward civilians, women, old and children during WW2. Watch "Hell Storm". The Dresden fire bombings was not aimed on military targets, the targets was civilians.. On the ground it was about 400 degrees celcius and Children was melted in to and stock into the asphalt.
    Link to HELL STORM:

  • The Danish Chilean
    The Danish Chilean 15 days ago

    This was an awesome episode

  • marsel zdrava
    marsel zdrava 15 days ago +7

    Everyone asks “where is Alt Shift X?”
    No one asks “how is Alt Shift X?”
    So, how are you doing buddy?

  • Giant Dad
    Giant Dad 15 days ago +8

    S08E06 the Moment when Alt Shift X killed himself

  • Rohan Bhambhani
    Rohan Bhambhani 15 days ago

    Just came across this absurd theory. Would love to see your take on this. Maybe a video.

  • Amirichi
    Amirichi 15 days ago +14

    Alt Shift X subverted our expectations - RIP!

  • FlowerTrollSan
    FlowerTrollSan 15 days ago +4

    Oh God, can we get the finale analysis, I'm going through a withdrawal right now, lol

  • Shea Ng
    Shea Ng 15 days ago +7

    Did Alt Shift X kill himself after dedicating years to analysing this great show only to watch D&D kill GoT?

  • TheCarrotMonster 88
    TheCarrotMonster 88 15 days ago

    I think that both Jaime and Tyrion knew Cersei wasn't as evil as she made herself out to be, that's why they both wanted to save her. I think what Jorah said to Danaerys in season 2 was more true of Cersei than Danaerys, about her hiding that she had a gentle heart. Jorah comes across as a sycophant more now when you think about it.

    • TheCarrotMonster 88
      TheCarrotMonster 88 15 days ago

      @FlowerTrollSan very true, as were alot of people. That's why Its brilliant. Maybe it could have been executed a bit better in the show but the whole idea is genius. To hide the main villain in plain sight and to make us root for her whilst turning a blind aye to what she was actually doing and not picking up the warning signs is almost a life lesson.

    • FlowerTrollSan
      FlowerTrollSan 15 days ago

      Jorah was just blinded by Daenerys' beauty and thus was unable to see her bad, power-hungry side.

  • 2Corfive17
    2Corfive17 15 days ago

    Forget GoT, start making more videos for The Expanse!!!

  • Hritik Redekar
    Hritik Redekar 15 days ago +5

    You know its was fucked up that even alt x shift cant explain last episode

  • Dean Nathan Blatt
    Dean Nathan Blatt 15 days ago +6

    Have lost count how many times I've refreshed the screen hoping Alt Shift X has shared with us all of his wisdom on the final episode of Game of Thrones.

    SENATORPAIN1 15 days ago +2

    Why no final episode episode?

    • R F
      R F 14 days ago +2

      He's working on it.

  • Xavier Malla
    Xavier Malla 15 days ago +2

    I looked forward to AltShiftX episode explained videos more than the actual episodes this season

  • Brian Hobbs
    Brian Hobbs 15 days ago +4

    Why is there no S08E06 explanation.

  • Rich Rubini
    Rich Rubini 15 days ago +1

    When are we getting episode 6 recap?

  • Danelle Fortune
    Danelle Fortune 16 days ago +3

    LOL...below is what I was going to say. He is as ruined by the rotten wrap up as the rest of us -- so why bother?

  • Major Cinephile
    Major Cinephile 16 days ago +2

    Can you do a video on Aurane Waters?

  • Jupetsu04
    Jupetsu04 16 days ago +1


  • supernovajohnboy
    supernovajohnboy 16 days ago +12

    Are you so disgusted with the final episode, you can’t bring yourself to make you final analysis?

  • Toby Boylan
    Toby Boylan 16 days ago +1

    No video for episode 6???

  • Farooq Ansari
    Farooq Ansari 16 days ago +7

    guys I think D&D broke Alt-Shift-X

  • Roman Abdolus
    Roman Abdolus 16 days ago +6

    I guess ep. 6 won't come up. It was a pleasure. Bye Bye Channel!

    • R F
      R F 14 days ago +2

      You're an idiot. He's working on it. But leave anyway.

  • Pagan GodX
    Pagan GodX 16 days ago +1

    In the end Daenerys got what she wanted. Jon slipped her the D. (Dagger)

    • SinfulMonk
      SinfulMonk 13 days ago +1

      Glad you explained that one (sarcasm)

  • Kaitlin Luksa
    Kaitlin Luksa 16 days ago +10

    I feel so bad for creators like Alt Shift X who spent so much time analyzing the show only for it to end like this.

    • Kaitlin Luksa
      Kaitlin Luksa 14 days ago

      @Justin I think at least most of the major endings will also be in the books (Jon back at the Wall, Dany burning King's Landing, Jon killing Dany, etc) but I think it will make way more sense in the books and actually be worth analysis instead of being nonsensical sUbVerSiOn

    • Justin
      Justin 14 days ago

      I feel sorry for the book readers expecting things to end differently than the show. This is the intended ending.

  • Sebastian Żmuda
    Sebastian Żmuda 16 days ago +2

    Poor, innocent "Alt Shift X" the season's finale was too much for him. And now his watch has ended. We shall never see his like again!

  • Oguzhan Cölkusu
    Oguzhan Cölkusu 16 days ago +11

    Rumors say he died after watching S8E06 from disappointment

  • array s
    array s 16 days ago +5

    I'm still waiting for episode 6 review (if any) 😉😆😆😆

    • array s
      array s 14 days ago +1

      @Reatsr Kurster fuck off dude. It's not funny.

    • Reatsr Kurster
      Reatsr Kurster 16 days ago

      The voice guy died IRL this channel is shutting down

  • Андрей Гаркавый

    Even Alt Shift X can't explain what happened in the last episode.

    • rdecredico
      rdecredico 12 days ago

      That shit made WESTWORLD look like brilliant.

  • Zackapo
    Zackapo 16 days ago +4

    where r u my dude

  • Thunder Ape
    Thunder Ape 16 days ago +6

    When will the last episode be aired? The Game of Thrones S8E06 Explained
    Feels like i need it explained badly to be able to move on.

    • MG
      MG 16 days ago

      Exactly how I feel, we need Alt Shift X to give us closure for this Trauma.

  • Xavier St-Pierre-Trahan
    Xavier St-Pierre-Trahan 16 days ago +3

    "Commiting suicide by Mountain".

  • Robert Corsini
    Robert Corsini 16 days ago +3

    Still waiting on that Episode 6.

  • Giα~ dα
    Giα~ dα 16 days ago +61

    If you gave up on explaining the last episode... I understand you my friend.

  • Mhd Slm
    Mhd Slm 17 days ago +15

    Alt shift x kinda forgot to upload E6

  • Äxcel Stark
    Äxcel Stark 17 days ago

    Can't wait for the Next Upload 😏

  • Richo Willz
    Richo Willz 17 days ago +2

    Not going to break down the finale?

  • kepavey
    kepavey 17 days ago +10

    Alt shift X went with Drogon😂

  • fapnawb
    fapnawb 17 days ago +1

    This is great. I hope you cover The Witcher series as well which is rumored to come out in December. I just hope Netflix does the books justice.

    • fapnawb
      fapnawb 16 days ago

      @Ale You should contact your doctor immediately. I believe you are have a condition called "being a cynical asshole".

    • Ale
      Ale 16 days ago

      stop hoping

  • Lord DIO
    Lord DIO 17 days ago +12

    Altshiftx, it's not that deep. It's just terrible writing for empty shock value

  • Takemysenf
    Takemysenf 17 days ago +6

    The time to make the last video is getting ridiculously long, seriously. What is this - pulling a GRRM on us? :P

  • Lejonet
    Lejonet 17 days ago

    Cant you do a new explanation video where you only comment on the possible mistakes that the directors did, from your point of view?

  • Shirley Timple
    Shirley Timple 17 days ago +13

    So, uh... you planning on releasing the final explanation vid or what? You can't possibly be unfolding it's layers and deeper meanings. We all saw it and that's definitely not necessary

    • Ale
      Ale 16 days ago

      every1 feels like they need to wrap things up in the biggest way possible. sometime it's not necessary alt shift x, it really isnt.

  • mona Tavafzadeh
    mona Tavafzadeh 17 days ago +7

    Were you that devestated about the ending that you didn't creat any new videos?

  • Gaming Dealer
    Gaming Dealer 17 days ago +352

    Come on man, explain the last episode so I can move on with my life. Please. Your videos were more enjoyable than this season.

    • golen87
      golen87 13 days ago

      This may be a compliment, but I wouldn't consider it a very good one...

    • TheStoryTeller
      TheStoryTeller 14 days ago +1


  • ThouShaltNotComment
    ThouShaltNotComment 17 days ago +1

    Is he dead

  • Missy Valeria
    Missy Valeria 17 days ago +197

    Alt Shift is so shook by the terrible final he refuses to make an analysis

  • James Chen
    James Chen 17 days ago +49

    Alt Shift X was so devastated at the ridiculous ending after 8 seasons, he said SCREW THIS GARBAGE and just disappeared lol

  • Scott Dixon
    Scott Dixon 17 days ago +593

    Game of thrones: *Ends terribly*
    Alt Shift X: I have to go now.

  • GoT stan
    GoT stan 17 days ago +3

    Word is getting out that ASX checked himself into the same retreat Kit is at.
    This last season has broken down the best of them

    • Ale
      Ale 16 days ago

      kit is in a retreat? wtf...

  • Patron Clips
    Patron Clips 17 days ago +31

    When will u explain episode 6?!
    Cant wait for This one

  • Elias Perez
    Elias Perez 17 days ago


  • Alexa Summerfield
    Alexa Summerfield 17 days ago +3

    Dear Alt Shift X, I am very much hoping you will still post a final explanation of episode 6, you have been part of the story since the beginning and your videos are so amazing, we all need your final words. No one can change what happened or make it better, but I hope you will be the better man and finish even when no explanation will solve the issue of the show ending how it did. You are our last hope to look to the future and await the books.

  • Jason Pilot
    Jason Pilot 17 days ago +2

    Where's the analysis for episode 6? Its been 2 weeks...