After Game Of Thrones just dropped one of it’s biggest and darkest episodes ever, The Night King is no more. That doesn’t mean it’s all plane sailing though and now the tides of war turn towards Cersei who is amassing an army that looks set to tear apart the survivors of the battle of Winterfell.
Throughout this, I’ll be breaking down everything that you need to know about episode four as well as what it could lead to down the line.
This is full spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t seen the latest release then I highly suggest that you turn off now.
With that out the way, I hope you enjoy the video, now sit back, relax and let’s get into my Ending Explained break down of Game Of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 4.
GOT: Episode 3 Recap
Ok so just a quick recap of episode 3, the 90 minute epic saw one of the biggest lies ever put to television, Jorah did one of the worst white knight plans ever and Arya did her best impression of Rey in the last Jedi in order to The Night King out T-1000 Style.
GOT: Season 8: Episode 4 Recap
Episode 4 picks up with the aftermath of the battle of Winterfell.
The citizens burn the bodies and the fires go far beyond the funerals as Jon and Dany realise that they never settled who would get the throne when this is all over.
Dany decides to appoint Gendey as a Lord which to me is clearly a power play that will probably gain his loyalty, this all goes to his head a bit and faster than you can say I definitely am not a virgin now, he proposes to Arya.
However, Arya is now able to put Night King killer in her tinder bio so she turns him down stating “Any lady will be lucky to have you,” she says. “But I’m not a lady, I never have been. That’s not me.”
Jaime Gets Jammy
That’s not the only part of the episode that feels like it’s from an MTV dating show either with Jaime doing the old, ‘baby it’s cold outside’ line and Danyers going to Jon hoping that he’s got the taste of Aunty out of his mouth. Dany says they can be together but only if they keep their little secret which…if the roles were reversed and it was Dany’s uncle telling her that would be yeah…a bit creepy.
Naturally, Jon doesn’t seem to be into it and this too sets up the role that Danyers will probably travel down as the mad queen.
It turns out she’s not the only one either and in the war room, the parties discuss how they only have half an army now whereas Cersei’s has doubled in size. This is pretty much the army that your ex told you not to worry about that’s two times bigger, has an amazing tan and actually has a penis.
Now We Will Win The Last War
The words “We have won the great war, Now we will win the last war.” echo throughout the episode and it’s clear that Dany believes that with her at the helm, there will be everlasting peace which of course shows her arrogance and conceitedness. Jon pledges his armies but you get the feeling that he’s just keeping her sweet until this is all over and the Starks have the time to make a power play. Bear in mind she doesn’t have much of an army left so there’s not much reason to bow to her when this is all over.
This to me is confirmed by the fact he gathers his siblings for a gossip and in true ‘no you tell them’ style Jon makes Bran do it.
At this point, Jaime and Tyrion are chilling which is when Bronn of Blackwater busts in and tries his luck. Savvy Tyrion offers to double the offer which is great because we all know Bronn loves money and killing people.
Tyrion uses his smooth tongue later to try and convince Sansa that Dany is the dragon to back in this race but it seems to fall on deaf ears with the gossip spreading faster than an episode of Loose Women and them all realising that this new information is power.
They know that Jon has a better claim and that more people like him so they try to come up with a way to have the two share the throne but we all know deep down that Dany isn’t too good at that.
Death Of A Dragon
Meanwhile, Daenerys sails forth with her small fleet which is when we get our big death in the episode with Euron Greyjoy taking down Rhaegal with a humungous crossbow.
We all know that was Jon’s ride so this again symbolises that Dany will be sole in her ownership of power going forward. Daenerys and her fleet are wiped out with Missandei going missing amongst the chaos.
Arriving back at King’s Landing we see Cersei doing her best bowser impression with the castle becoming lined with citizens in order to have a human shield.
Word travels fast with Varys finding out about this and passing it on which Danerys wholeheartedly decides to ignroe as she wants the throne.
A Game Of Thrones
It’s clear that the citizens are starting to turn against her though and many seem to be wanting to see Jon as the rightful heir. There’s some amazing political campaign-esque statements such as ‘make Westeros Great Again,’ ‘yes we can,’ and ‘cocks are important’ which sounds like it was ripped straight from Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party.
All in all though it becomes clear that Dany or should I say, the new Mad Queen, won’t share the throne. Basically, it looks like she’s been playing that new Game Of Thrones mobile game that pops up before every video and has decided she actually likes being Cersei and doesn’t really want anyone to get in her way.
Speaking of Cersei we join her at King’s Landing to see she has Missandei in Shackles with the army waiting to see if Tyrion can get through to her one last time.
He tries his best, even bringing the death of her baby into it but it doesn’t really work and Missandei goes out Ned Stark style. This sends Daeneyrs completely off the rails and it becomes clear to me at least that she has become the Mad Queen now completely blinded by her quest for the Throne and will to take down Cersei and all those at Kings Landing no matter the cost.
The biggest standout line for me in the show is the last war line which of course showcases her arrogance over how good of a leader she will be when she gains the thrown. She believes that she will be unchallenged which is, of course, a stupid pov to take, especially when people are already eager to see Jon replace her.
Game Of Thrones: Season 8: Episode 5 Predictions
I think this will be her undoing and apparently, the fifth episode has a bigger battle than the one from episode five which will probably see the majority of her forces wiped out and therefore she will be at the mercy of the Starks who will wish to oust her from her position of power.
Dany likely won’t take this lying down though and I can see the final episode dealing with the battle between herself and Jon as they both put their lives on the line in order to secure leadership over the land.
She’s slowly starting to sound more and more like her brother and this arrogance often leads to a fall which no doubt she is headed towards if she remains this set on power.
Obviously I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode and if you like the direction that the show is taking for it’s final few episodes.
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