Game of Thrones 8x05 "The Bells" 5/12/19

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  1. May 12, 2019 #1 of 553
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Welll, I guess it's official...Dany is as big a monster as Cersei.

    Interesting that nobody will ever know what happened to Cersei (and Jaime), since they're buried under tons of rubble.

    I had to laugh at Qyburn's fate...just casually murdered, really as an afterthought.

    Arya did a whole lot of nothing...I wonder how her story will end.

    And Jon. Jon, Jon, Jon. The man who brought the Mad Queen to King's Landing.
     
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    TonyD79

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    In some ways, worse. Dany deliberately slaughtered people who were innocent and/or surrendered.
     
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    tlc

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    Bran will know.

    I'm glad Euron didn't (completely) finish Jaime. That would've been very annoying.

    I thought it was fairly satisfying overall.
     
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    Tony_T

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    We know now which way Danny's coin fell.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, Cersei did pretty much the same, when she fire-bombed the Sept and murdered everybody in and around it...Dany just had better weapons, and thus was able to slaughter more people. But I think they both have the same sociopathic disregard for human life in the abstract.

    Seems the Hound and Dany were the only ones who got what they came to King's Landing for.
     
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    tlc

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    Will there be any Lannisters left to pay Bronn?
     
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    Tony_T

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    Danny continued to attack after a surrender (the bells were rung) and her soldiers attacked an enemy that layed down their swords.
     
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    ct1

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    I guess Tyrion failed her again..
    :(
     
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    Steve-O

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    Yah, definitely not cool.
     
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    SoupMan

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    This was really the only place they could go with Dany after the last few episodes, but how far she took it was a bit shocking. I came away with a positive vibe from the episode, at least until I read the next 30 pages here to convince me I’m wrong.
     
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    wprager

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    Are Dany's eyes green by any chance? Or maybe the dragon's?

    There need no need for this to have been 80 minutes long or whatever it was. Arya running around doing nothing but getting killed. Pulling at the heartstrings with that woman with the walk of shame haircut she her daughter - why? I didn't know who they were before, I don't know now, I never cared. Lots of other scenes that were unnecessarily long.
     
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    realityboy

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    Definitely setting up Arya for next week. She and John both saw the queen’s destruction up close.
     
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    Tony_T

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    Arya may kill a queen after all.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm still thinking Jon might end up being the one to kill Dany (the Law of the Most Tragic Outcome)...
     
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    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    Dany lost it because she lost everything. And that includes Jon. Still, she deserves everything that's coming to her. Or does she even care now?

    Curious why Jon did not question Varys' knowledge. Like, "where did you hear that?" Thought that was weird.
     
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    Anubys

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    It's kind of stupid how it played out. I understand the anger and the need for revenge. So if she destroyed the Red Keep and there was a lot of innocent casualties as a result, I could certainly understand. But destroying the entire city methodically - street by street - didn't make sense regardless of how "mad" she was.
     
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    Anubys

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    Well, Tyrion admitted to Dany that he heard it from Sansa. By the time they were at the execution, it's easy to assume that Dany filled Jon in. She would not have missed the "I told you so" conversation! :D
     
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    morac

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    Well Dany said if she can’t rule by being loved, she’d rule by being feared. Anyone alive will definitely fear her now.

    On a side note, it looks like the magic on the scorpions wore off as they were now missing easy shots were before they were making impossible ones.

    Dany will definitely make Arya’s list assuming she still has one.
     
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    Wow. That was brutal. It was harrowing. I don't know. It made me sad to see the ordinary citizens being slaughtered. It made me think of how the firebombing of German and Japanese cities in WWII must have been like.

    Arya's trek through the burning, crumbling city was heartbreaking.

    This episode was everything the Night King battle episode wasn't. This was great, disturbing tv.

    I've crossed Daenerys Targaryen off my tv girlfriend list. She can add "Biggest A**hole in Westeros" to her long list of titles.

    I have no clue as to how next Sunday's series finale will play out.
     
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    gossamer88

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    Da boogie...
    The scene I'm talking about is before the execution. When Jon first arrives.
     
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