Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: The realest questions we gotta ask


Game of Thrones threw so much at us this episode that we’re still left wondering a lot. These are the realest questions we just have to ask.

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the fifth episode of Game of Thrones‘ eighth season.

While I can’t start the beginning of a story with dead silence, let’s just take a moment to stare at the wall one more time and process everything that just happened.

Daenerys is the Mad Queen. Cersei is dead. And King’s Landing is in ruins.

It’s hard to believe we still have one more episode to go in this season. That being said, we have just a few teeny tiny questions to ask about what’s to come, so hopefully something can start making sense up in here.

Danaerys: Do you have anything to say for yourself?

And at that rate, you too Grey Worm. King’s Landing peacefully rung out its bells to surrender. And what? No one heard it. Of course, they did. And still, you two couldn’t stop at that. Grey Worm, maybe we can understand because he’s a warrior. But Daenerys? This is not the Khaleesi we know. This is not the queen Jon Snow bent the knee to. This is not the Mother of Dragons we stanned in the first place, who was revered by all and looked after her people.

Actually, is this really in Daenerys’ nature?

Now that I think about it, was this really in character for Daenerys? Sure, the writers tried to cover their tracks by having Varys mention that Targaryens’ mental stability was like flipping a coin. And apparently, they were still waiting to see what side of the coin Daenerys would land on. But that just sounds like cheap talk.

Daenerys has always been a defender of her people and someone who sticks up for what’s right. To have her go off like that all of the sudden because a few bad things conveniently happen in this final season? Please.

Nobody got to kill Cersei?!

Talk about another unsatisfying moment. For all eight seasons, we’ve been waiting for Cersei to get what’s coming to her by the many people waiting in line to take her out. Daenerys, Arya, heck, even Jaime. And sure, maybe the crumbling Red Keep was caused by Daenerys, ultimately causing her death. But in no way was it as satisfying as, say, when Arya killed the Night King.

So, Jon Snow for king, I guess?

Honestly, it seems like Jon Snow is pretty much the only good option at this point. Anyone who was rooting for Daenerys before (fans or the actual people of Westeros) honestly don’t have a reason to back her up anymore — as sad as it is. So, all aboard the Jon Train?

Jon Snow is really only here for the ride at this point, and yet he’s basically being forced into being everyone’s savior. Doesn’t sound like the type of energy we need in this show right now.

We’re still watching the final episode, right?

Even though we might all be a couple of steamed potatoes about Daenerys, we still have one more episode to go. With some wishful thinking, who knows. Maybe Daenerys will snap out of it and will apologize for everything that she did, ruling over a land of sunshine and rainbows. But this is Game of Thrones, and we can’t really trust that we’ll get the happy ending we deserve anymore. Nonetheless, I’ll still be watching, just to see how this messy thing all wraps up.

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Game of Thrones’ final episode airs next Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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