Game of Thrones S8E04 Explained

  • Published: 12 May 2019
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    What happens in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4, and what does it mean? Who rules the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros? Why is Bran talking about wheelchairs? Has Arya abandoned her family? Has Jaime failed at redemption? Why is Varys a political weathervane? Where did Euron get his MLG 360 noscope dragon headshot skills? Will Daenerys burn King’s Landing?

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Comments • 5 255

  • Kimli
    Kimli  1 weeks back

    they say 7 kingdoms becasue dorne is a principality and the north is independent

    • ginger gamer
      ginger gamer  2 weeks back

      pod the rod wtf i love it

      • Hotsam Noirchards
        Hotsam Noirchards  2 weeks back

        The Mouutain is dead, it makes zero sense for The Hound and Arya to want to kill him. He’s just reanimated mindless corpse.

        • Richard James
          Richard James  2 weeks back

          Bran, do you want to be our King ? No...... We want you to be our king. Ok then....

          • nofear44
            nofear44  2 months back

            Bran: "I don't really want anymore"... 2 episodes later: "Why do you think I came all this way?". XD

            • wilder cerrate
              wilder cerrate  2 months back


              • Dana Jones
                Dana Jones  2 months back

                You called Bran's reign

                • Simon Hylander
                  Simon Hylander  2 months back

                  was I really the only one who saw the lag of pets for ghost, as jon not being ready to say goodbye to the northern part of himself yet????
                  like not even after the fact. when I watched it the first time

                  • ya3goob master
                    ya3goob master  2 months back

                    nice video as always I like how you explain each episode and your iq 10000

                    • keeganshigh
                      keeganshigh  3 months back

                      Pod the rod is stupid, TriPod, that's the ticket.

                      • Sheldon Cooper
                        Sheldon Cooper  3 months back

                        What kind of fuckery is this

                        • Dozha Deville
                          Dozha Deville  3 months back

                          Jon should've just fkd Sansa!!

                          • Sephi D
                            Sephi D  4 months back

                            I feel so sad for you. Even with the plot having taken a noisedive, in each new episode review you'd tried to make as best a prediction as you could. And D&D just kept hammering you down. I've yet to watch your ep5 and 6 overviews, yet I expect you to be destroyed at the end of it all. I mean you no offence, it's just ... such a fascinating experience, it makes me remember watching s8 again, makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time.

                            • Jr Jackson
                              Jr Jackson  4 months back

                              Jon and Daenerys get their fuck on 🤣🤣🤣

                              • Daniel Lockett
                                Daniel Lockett  4 months back

                                "Jon and Daenarys get their f**k on until they remember that Dany is jon's aunt"
                                I lost it there

                                • Activision & EA, Twin Pairs of Destruction

                                  10:25 is why it made it REALLY hard to sympathize with Kings Landing, even with the bad writing.
                                  I had no remorse for people that hate someone but refuse to rise up against him/her and worse of all, mourn their loss.

                                  • Josh Neito
                                    Josh Neito  4 months back

                                    You explain the death of her dragon so perfect there was no emotion for me in season 8 and the season befpre had more meaning even tho way less happened its all backwards.

                                    • Josh Neito
                                      Josh Neito  4 months back

                                      Disappointed by this season especially after all the build up.

                                      • HYPER x Camby
                                        HYPER x Camby  4 months back

                                        What the FUCK ?! How do you get 99% of your predictions right ? Holy shit

                                        • Emanuel Alicea
                                          Emanuel Alicea  4 months back

                                          this mf predicted bran as king lol

                                          • SolidSnakeOil
                                            SolidSnakeOil  4 months back

                                            Why give Bron Highgarden? The Twins would make more sense. There's almost nothing to manage and lots of money to make from tolls. All he'd really have to do is protect the small folk and guarentee food movement and he'd be beloved. Marry one of Walder's hotter daughters to secure his position and he'd be set. I'm sure everyone would like him more than the Freys.

                                            • Vontos' Magic Murder Bag
                                              Vontos' Magic Murder Bag  4 months back

                                              So Sam got Gilly pregnant while he was at Oldtown, right? So while he still considered himself a brother of the Night's Watch and before the wall is destroyed and the Night's Watch dies? Sansa's not the only oath breaker revealed in this episode.

                                              • THE ANGRY MARINE
                                                THE ANGRY MARINE  4 months back

                                                "Daenerys needs to find a way to remove Cersie without killing innocent people"
                                                *It's Always Sunny music*
                                                _Daenerys kills innocent people at King's Lander_

                                                • Official iHeartLeila
                                                  Official iHeartLeila  4 months back

                                                  ENOUGH WITH THE LORD OF THE RINGS COMPARISONS!!!!!
                                                  FOR FUCKS SAKE
                                                  IF I GAVE AFUCK ABOUT FROTO, GOLLEM OR PRECIOUS - ID ****TRY TO WATCH THAT BORING PIECE OF SHIT AGAIN.
                                                  LORD OF THE RINGS SUCKS!!!

                                                  • thecahn
                                                    thecahn  4 months back

                                                    Wait, people were already predicting that Bran would be king and Jon would become a Night’s Watchman again... before season 8? I thought those were the most ridiculous things to come out of this season. But now I’m thinking maybe the writers didn’t screw up quite as much as I thought...

                                                    • Nealikus
                                                      Nealikus  5 months back

                                                      I just don't see why Jaime could've have just killed a dragon when he charged Dany in the last season. His character doesn't do anything afterwards, and we wouldn't have to have seen such a stupid reason to kill off another dragon.

                                                      • King Loser
                                                        King Loser  5 months back

                                                        21:08 Who are you.. Bran? :)

                                                        • Ben Samuel
                                                          Ben Samuel  5 months back

                                                          In the books Drakarys means freedom

                                                          • Daemi George
                                                            Daemi George  5 months back

                                                            Just like again tho varys flipping over tyrion stopped following, Jon killing like you have better powers than bran

                                                            • Daemi George
                                                              Daemi George  5 months back

                                                              I just have to say all your predictions were spot on man like fr tho Jon returning to the north, bran being king , dany's death like fr tho

                                                              • Alexey Baal
                                                                Alexey Baal  5 months back

                                                                john is still a stark, because lyana was a stark

                                                                • Bendetoma
                                                                  Bendetoma  5 months back

                                                                  Not how it works. The family of the child is the male side, which is a Targaryen.

                                                              • KickYouInTheThroat
                                                                KickYouInTheThroat  5 months back

                                                                Jaime`s first time with anyone other than Cersei?!?!

                                                                OK it makes sense and I trust your word on it...But holy shit how did he manage to not at least accidentally fuck someone else given his status and looks.

                                                                • Brooke Ryan
                                                                  Brooke Ryan  5 months back

                                                                  This fucking discount jack sparrow. Oh my god I’m dead

                                                                  • F C
                                                                    F C  6 months back

                                                                    You called the ending pretty much on point!

                                                                    • Xavier St-Pierre-Trahan
                                                                      Xavier St-Pierre-Trahan  6 months back

                                                                      Is anyone going to mention the shortest Winter in history here?

                                                                      • 2nd3rd1st
                                                                        2nd3rd1st  6 months back

                                                                        19:42 Haha, actually very Good Lip Reading there xD

                                                                        • Larkin Hancock
                                                                          Larkin Hancock  6 months back

                                                                          The North has so many open lands now it makes no sense why the Wildlings would leave with all that open land and the debt the northern folk owe them.

                                                                          • Kobe Leonard
                                                                            Kobe Leonard  6 months back

                                                                            You were all too right about Bran

                                                                            • Ruben Ganeshaan
                                                                              Ruben Ganeshaan  6 months back

                                                                              Haha “360 no scopes” 😂😂😂

                                                                              • Jesus Staccato
                                                                                Jesus Staccato  6 months back

                                                                                "If the show wants to be really surprising they could end with Bran on the throne."

                                                                                C'mon man, that's too ridiculous even for you.

                                                                                • William Wainwright
                                                                                  William Wainwright  6 months back

                                                                                  Jaime lord commander of the Queens Guard, left his real love Breanne to go try and save his sister the queen of Westros knowing he'd likely be captured and killed or die in kingslanding. His might be the most tragic ending.

                                                                                  • Lachie Nicholson
                                                                                    Lachie Nicholson  6 months back

                                                                                    The mad lad actually called it. King Bran the broken

                                                                                    • Sayon
                                                                                      Sayon  6 months back

                                                                                      Alt Shift X just Branned this episode! So many predictions became true!

                                                                                      • Brian
                                                                                        Brian  6 months back

                                                                                        14:04 ah that old move. It's like my main thing. They know me at my local grocery store and have my pallet of butter waiting for me.

                                                                                        • Huntracony
                                                                                          Huntracony  6 months back

                                                                                          Rant about Tyrion talking to Cersei: she's on the wall, he's not, yet he talks. TALKS. In fact, he almost whispers. Do you see how far they are apart? Can you imagine the wind on top of that wall? You'd need to shout if you want any chance at all of being heard, but no. He talked as if she was five feet away and in the same room. And when they cut to Cersei it is just as loud as it is two feet from Tyrion's face, but then with a magical echo, despite them not being in an enclosed space. That really bothered me.

                                                                                          • Tiago Santos
                                                                                            Tiago Santos  6 months back

                                                                                            You predicted so many things in this video, or at least hinted at them, amazing work!
                                                                                            First you got Bran on the throne, then Dany as a Mad Queen, Jon going behind the wall (and giving Ghost a pat!), Varys' execution and even hinted at Jon killing Dany. All theories of course until then, but they all came together

                                                                                            • Ray Calderon
                                                                                              Ray Calderon  6 months back

                                                                                              Awesome! this video was Spot-On!

                                                                                              • Shawn Boudreau
                                                                                                Shawn Boudreau  6 months back

                                                                                                Lol he really likes using the shot of Melisandre with flames in her eyes.

                                                                                                To be fair, I think that was one of the nicest looking shots in season 8.