Megan Townshend is here to dissect the fourth episode of Game of Thrones this season “The Last of the Starks”. They say if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all, but that would make for a pretty boring podcast.
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What We’re Watching
- Game of Thrones – Season 8, Episode 4, “The Last of the Starks”
The survivors mourn and burn the dead.
Daenerys legitimizes Gendry as a Baratheon, and names him Lord of Storm’s End. Arya declines Gendry’s marriage proposal.
Jaime and Brienne become lovers. To protect her position as queen, Daenerys wants Jon to conceal his true parentage.
Bronn arrives to kill Jaime and Tyrion for Cersei, but spares them in exchange for Highgarden.
Daenerys wants to immediately attack King’s Landing, but her war council disagrees.
Jon reveals his Targaryen claim to Sansa and Arya, swearing them to secrecy. Wanting Jon as king, Sansa tells Tyrion, who informs Varys. Varys and Tyrion debate whether Jon or Daenerys is a better ruler. Jon passes Ghost to Tormund, who returns north with the Wildlings.
Arya leaves Winterfell and joins Sandor, heading south.
Daenerys and her fleet set sail for King’s Landing, while Jon leads the Northern army. At Dragonstone, Euron’s navy uses an ambush and their scorpion weapons to easily kill Rhaegal, destroy Daenerys’ fleet and capture Missandei at Dragonstone. Daenerys considers seizing King’s Landing using dragon fire.
Jaime heads to King’s Landing after Cersei’s attack.
Cersei refuses Daenerys’ demand to surrender and has Missandei beheaded by the Mountain, angering Daenerys.