Game Of Thrones Episode 5 Breakdown — "The Bells" (Season 8)

The second-to-last episode ever of Game Of Thrones is now in the books (or–not actually in the books, you know what we mean) and we’ve officially entered the home stretch for the series. Before we head into the series finale this Sunday, let’s first take a look back at everything that unfolded in Season 8, Episode 5 “The Bells.” Check out our video breakdown of what unfolded, predictions for things are headed in Episode 6, and more. Spoilers ahead and in the video above.

Episode 5 featured some tragic losses. The Spider himself, Varys, managed to get himself caught in a web that was anything but his own making–although there may have been more going on than you might have initially picked up on. Specifically, there were some indications that he may have been trying to poison Dany. Meanwhile, Jaime and Cersei Lannister found their own sort of poetic peace with one another, and Dany lost a big chunk of her sanity–the list goes on.

But hey, Cleganebowl finally happened! Sure, it may have ultimately resulted in even more loss but still. That counts for something, right? The episode still managed to toss in a ton of Easter eggs and references, too!

Meanwhile, the list of just who, exactly, is still alive and kicking for the series finale continues to dwindle. But even with a rapidly depleting roster, we’ve got some theories as to just how the last episode will wrap things up. Will Dany end up the Queen of the Ashes after all, or will someone intervene? There’s a lot to wrap up in the show’s last 80 minutes.

If relentlessly cross-examining body counts and the inevitable mortality of your favorite characters is a little too much for you right now, take a break by going back to the moments that really matter–like every time Ghost has been a very good boy over the years.

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