Lou swoops in to try to talk Joel back from the edge of madness as they discuss the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones.
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What We’re Watching
- Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 5, “The Bells”
Varys wants Jon to take the Iron Throne, but Jon refuses to betray Daenerys. After Tyrion informs her of Varys’ plot, Daenerys has Drogon burn Varys.
Daenerys plans to incinerate King’s Landing, but Tyrion conspires with Jaime to surrender the city if Jaime can convince Cersei to abdicate and secretly leave.
Jaime, and separately Arya, and Glegane infiltrate King’s Landing.
Daenerys has Drogon destroy the scorpions, Iron Fleet, and the Golden Company, allowing her army to enter.
The Lannister forces are overwhelmed and surrender, but an enraged Daenerys attacks the city on Drogon, indiscriminately burning soldiers and civilians. The allied army follows her lead, slaughtering all in their path, horrifying Tyrion and Jon.
After entering the Red Keep, Jaime kills Euron Greyjoy, but is mortally wounded.
Clegane convinces Arya to abandon killing Cersei, then engages the Mountain, who kills Qyburn. Clegane and the Mountain fight fiercely, the brothers dying together after falling into flames.
Cersei and Jaime reunite and flee, but their escape tunnel collapses and both are killed.
Jon calls for retreat as civilians flee King’s Landing that is disintegrating and on fire.
Arya, amid the destruction, barely escapes the city alive.