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Daenerys Targaryen subverts expectations in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 “The Bells”

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Daenerys Targaryen subverts expectations in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 "The Bells"

Game of Thrones has had a history of portraying women in grand roles, and for the greater part, that has worked well for the story. Daenerys Targaryen, who has led the roster for 8 seasons, and become a fan favourite for the Iron Throne, today saw a major switch flipped, as she took her army to King’s Landing in Season 8 episode 5, “The Bells”. Before we proceed — SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned.

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Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 5 was set up to see Daenerys Targaryen take over King’s Landing and her one remaining dragon. For the last decade, we had seen Daenerys be the saviour of the people, the breaker of chains, who aimed to break the wheel. In “The Bells” we saw Daenerys finally accept her fate, and become exactly what she fought against…becoming The Mad Queen.

“The Bells” is a title that is picked because of how important ringing the bells was to this episode. Tyrion asks Daenerys to pull her forces if the city bells are rung, which is supposed to be the city, and Cersei, surrendering. We saw a big build-up to that moment, as Daenerys razed the Iron Fleet to the ground, followed by the Golden Company, and the forces at the King’s Landing walls. The bells ringing was supposed to be her cue to stop, but when they did ring, we saw her face quiver in madness, as she roared into the sky with Drogon, and descended fire and blood upon King’s Landing, burning thousands of innocents.

Daenerys Targaryen subverts expectations in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 "The Bells"

So, all in all, an obvious yet unexpected turn for Daenerys to Mad Queen. As the fans have been saying, Daenerys, David and Dan, all subverted expectations. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Dani just shot to the top of Arya’s list….

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Amanda Pike

Subverts expectations? Are you out of your mind? Even the New York Post had an article saying she would snap last week. It would have subverted expectations if she showed mercy.

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It would be subverted expectations for everyone who doesn’t follow the show close enough and didn’t read the leaked script for the ending.

Tonette Joyce
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Daenerys had all of my sympathies in the first couple of seasons, but this was not unexpected for me.She has always wanted to burn people first; even Ser Baristan talked her down many seasons ago.Once she beheaded the fellow in Meereeen against the pleas of her people, she was on a slippery slope. Se crucified the Masters, even at least one innocent one, too. And she had no business burning all of the food and supplies that came out of Highgarden, when they feared that half the population would starve in the upcoming Winter. Neither did she have any business… Read more »

Lisa Murray
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Lisa Murray

The writers let her down. We have been on a long journey with Dani. We have seen her lose friends, advisors, husband, lover, children. We have seen her betrayed, find out that she is not the one true heir (which she has been since S1), find out that her gifts of being the unburnt (anybody would think they were here for a reason with that gift), acquired dragons, armies and followers were all for nothing. The advisors she had left betrayed her and to make it so easy, the writers make her mad for an easy way out. Other Targaryens… Read more »

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Estela De Luz

She cared for people, ruled for people, was loved by people. Out of character is an understatement. I was rooting for her and now she cannot do anything to win me back. She became exactly what she said she would never be. To me, she is officially the Mad Queen. They yielded, for f*s sake! Never saw more chaos and destruction in a place before. Why didn’t she stop? And now what are they going to do in the next episode? Sit her on the Iron Throne? She can have it as far as I’m concerned and rule over her… Read more »

Dorenda Young
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Dorenda Young

Well if you didn’t see this coming you might be a simpleton. From the beginning Daenerys has had a cold cruel streak that has been kept in check by those closest to her. When she stoically said fire cannot kill a dragon as her brother died, when she gave away her dragon for the unsullied only to say Dracrys and murder the slave Lord. This has been foreshadowed from the beginning.The tendency has been there and unfortunately her circumstances have pushed her over the edge. She has lost everything dear to her, Sir Jorah, Misande, two of her children and… Read more »

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO’s Chernobyl, says it’s worthy of Emmys

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Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

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Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

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Take a closer look at “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “The Book of Brothers” from the Game of Thrones finale

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Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale

The Game of Thrones finale was packed with a lot of things going down, but there were two very important props that we could have used a better look at – the books! “A Song of Ice and Fire” and “The Book of Brothers” made brief appearances in the finale. Now, thanks to HBO, we have a better look at both the books. Read on!

HBO’s Game of Thrones behind the scenes blog, Making Game of Thrones recently featured both the props, in a batch of photos that give you a good look at them. We saw “A Song of Ice and Fire” shown off to the small council by Samwell Tarly, who reveals that Archmaester Ebrose compiled it, with the title being his own suggestion. Take a better look at it, below:

Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale
Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale

We had seen The Book of Brothers, also known as “the White Book”, before in the show, and we saw it in the finale, with Brienne filling in the pages for Jaime Lannister. Take a better look at it, below:

Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale

Take a closer look at "A Song of Ice and Fire" and "The Book of Brothers" from the Game of Thrones finale

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