Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 trailer pits queen against queen

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

Okay gang, a lot happened on tonight's episode of GAME OF THRONES. As we saw last week, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow combined their forces to battle the army of the dead at Winterfell, and they won — thanks in large part to Arya Stark who single handedly took out the Night King, thus wiping out his entire army with her dagger made of dragonglass. 

Now, with the war between the living and the dead finally out of the way, it's time to get back to more important matters — like who is going to sit on the Iron Throne. Of course after coming all this way and conquering nearly all of the seven kingdoms, Daenerys feels as though she is the one who should wear the crown. However, in this episode we see the truth about Jon Snow's bloodline clouding her thoughts, brewing a mad jealousy within her that arises when she sees the good people of Winterfell applauding Jon's efforts for riding a dragon, a.k.a. the exact same thing Dany does literally every day. When the two finally find themselves alone, Dany begs Jon to promise not to tell anyone the truth about his being Aegon Targaryen, the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen, heir to the throne. Jon makes it clear that he loves his queen, but he doesn't feel right not telling his sisters Sansa and Arya. In return, Dany makes it clear that she doesn't intend to 'go back to the way they were' if he decides to confide in his kin.

Sansa advises Daenerys against charging against Cersei too soon because their armies are still weak and wounded, but Dany doesn't want to hear it. She claims that the longer they wait to conquer King's Landing, the stronger her enemies become. Jon says that the North will back the Mother of Dragons and obey her every command. Sansa and Arya take their brother aside and tell him that although they are grateful to Daenerys for helping them win the war against the Night King and his white walkers, they don't trust his queen.

Sansa and Arya appear to be growing closer by the minute, the sisters proving they've learned the value of family over everything else. Once they learn Jon's secret, they promise not to tell anyone the truth about his right to the throne, but in a moment alone with Tyrion, it looks like Sansa may have spilled the beans.

Meanwhile, Brienne and Jaime finally consumate their long drawn relationship in rare bit of drunken fun amongst the show's many heavier moments, but their happiness is brief before Jaime finds himself on the way back to Cersei. Daenerys attempts to attack Cersei but is ambushed by Euron Greyjoy and his Iron Fleet, who then wrecks the majority of her ships and kills one of her two remaining dragons. He also captures Missandei and brings her back to Cersei.

After some time spent mourning the loss of her child, Daenerys approaches the gates in King's Landing and her Hand Tyrion approaches his sister, begging her to put an end to the violence and surrender. Cersei denies his request and executes Missandei in front of everyone via The Mountain.

Wow, okay so we're really speeding through events now that we're in the endgame! That was (mostly) everything that happened in THIS episode, but now we've got a teaser for next week on our hands. In the teaser, we see Tyrion cautiously approaching Daenerys like he's afraid of her, Cersei happily overlooking King's Landing from her tower up above, and Jon Snow — excuse me, Aegon Targaryen — lining up his remaining troops outside the golden lion's walls. Euron Greyjoy is shown presiding atop one of his many Iron ships, the Lannister army readies itself with another fight against a dragon by loading their new and improved Scorpions, and in the final frame, Euron looks up at something that terrifies him — something we can't see. Queen is pitted against queen as House Targaryen sets up shop to decimate House Lannister.

GAME OF THRONES season 8 episode 5 airs next Sunday night on HBO. Who do you want to win the crown?

Source: HBO

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