Game Of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 was something that fans will definitely remember for years to come. Perhaps not for all the right reasons but once again the directors have made sure that this one leaves a mark alright. The previous episodes like episode 3 of season 8 although good, left quite a lot of fans unhappy and confused for the most part. Following which episode 4 drove the season into further confusion. Cersei was able to push all the right buttons that trigged the decent of madness for Daenerys.

This latest episode, The Bells was without any doubt a thrilling yet unarguably horrifying and perhaps the most frustrating episode in the Game of Thrones series. However, it would not be wrong to say that it fits the show’s most central themes. Be that as it may, most of the fans would argue that this episode ran on a hinge that was hollow, to start with and for the most part they would not be wrong.

Let it be fear then

Daenerys said to Jon.

Implying her descent into madness, Jon should have known but then again, the guy hasn’t been the best judge of the characters. As the bells rang and the surrender came, the true one-sided war only began. A mass murder committed by the new Mad Queen seems to have altered everyone’s opinion about her. So much for the Breaker of Chain & Scorcher of Innocents as she has ascertained that fear is now the driving force.

The death of Cersei was much much expected but she still got the better side than she actually deserved. Dying with her one true, brother lover might have been the kindest things this TV show might have done. However, the chaos bestowed by the Queen was pretty much uncalled for and perhaps without narrative but this is not a just world and the harsher narrative has always been the strong suit of this TV show.

Tyrion Lannister as always seems have kept himself save so far. However, his words and luck are all out, as he is currently on probation by the Mad Queen.

Having said that this Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 did give away some good moments. Like the amazing and perhaps the most poetic revenge based death of Hound. And I say that knowing that the death toll of this episode was perhaps the highest ever.

Like most of the fans were not able to contemplate the instant death of the second dragon through a dragon spear behind the large stones, Vary’s death too comes out of nowhere and instantly. One of the most poorly depicted scenes one might add. Finally, let us move towards the girl that is prophesied to kill brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes seem to have wasted her time along with thousands of other people. Arya, for the most part, was the only positivity throughout this episode.

I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me: brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you’ll shut forever.”

Melisandre says to Ayra in the 3rd Episode.

So if Arya was not the one to kill Cersei the green-eyed then perhaps it was not Cersei who was the prophesied green eye. You see where we are getting at, right? So with all things put into context, what every character in Game of Thrones is thinking after this Episode 5 of Season 8 is that The Mother of Dragons is not fit to be the Queen. Something Lord Varys was worried about before his execution. However, she has finally claimed the Iron Throne but for how long?

It would be unwise to not appreciate the performance of Lena Headey throughout the series. If not for her outclass performance Game of Thrones would not have been the same.

What are your thoughts regarding this episode? Which loss did you take to the heart? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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