Game of Thrones S8E06 Finale Explained

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  • Published: 07 June 2019
  • What happens in the final episode of Game of Thrones, and what does it mean?
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  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X   5 months back

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    • Lucky Fucker
      Lucky Fucker  3 months back

      Hey Alt Shift X
      The Witcher Netflix series is coming. Get to the books & when the show comes out do what you've been doing.

    • Dan Flores
      Dan Flores  4 months back

      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Will you do LOTR Lore and analysis? Your voice and word usage is so good, you're such a great story teller!!!

    • pplr1
      pplr1  4 months back

      @Broadbull, Enabler of Uncounted Combos
      "She liberated the people of Slaver's bay, she liberated the people of Kings Landing"

      Yes Tyrion is trying to say she will keep on going but if his list is of bad things she did then why did he start it off mentioning a good thing or vice versa. If she was going to liberate places like she did Slaver's Bay then let her have at it. Of course this isn't madness on her part but rather a goal-possibly ridiculously hard to reach (at least without armies that don't respawn)-but not madness on her part. It isn't fascism either. So now there are three options for why Daenerys supposedly burned King's Landing but they don't really make sense.

      Now if she is bringing paradise then how were a bunch of peasants stopping her (and requiring her to burn the who city)?

      Maybe its me but I feel like the script had her do something ridiculously out of character and now is trying to find strings of words to excuse it.

      But at least Tyrion told him she would kill him yet it turns out she still wants him (thus not likely to murder Jon Snow) when Jon reaches the throne room.

      So if Tyrion is lying about that maybe he is lying in the rest of the nonsense.

      He talked about Varys being right yet if what Varys did is one of the things that sent Daenerys over the edge it is actually a self fulfilling prophesy-which means Varys was wrong because if he had left her alone both he and thousands of people in King's Landing would be alive.

    • Broadbull, Enabler of Uncounted Combos
      Broadbull, Enabler of Uncounted Combos  4 months back

      @pplr1 you're misunderstanding tyrion there, he uses the word liberate to imply she's going to inflict the same kind of 'liberation' as she inflicted upon kings landing upon the rest of westeros, putting it in Jon's head that that implication exists when Dany later speaks of it. Freedom can and has been used as a metaphor for death, & Tyrion deliberately uses it there, that is manipulation & clever words, not madness.

    • pplr1
      pplr1  4 months back

      @Broadbull, Enabler of Uncounted Combos

      Show continuity died long before this. Though this may be one more nail in the coffin.

      Tyrion suffers madness as well though because they both use the word liberated for what happened in King's Landing. It is just extra confusing with Tyrion because he used it properly (freed) and improperly (turned to ashes) once right after the other.

  • Elise Brodeur-Jacobs
    Elise Brodeur-Jacobs  2 hours back

    It was a shitty end for one of the best television shows in history. I'm hanging on for the Promise of Spring but we still ain't made it through the night yet!

    • Orion Watson
      Orion Watson  2 days back

      Bran at first episode: good at climbing castles
      Bran at finale: actually climbed up the peak of social hierarchy


      GOT pilot had a Lannister push a kid out of the window
      The finale had a Lannister push logic out of the window

      Great foreshadowing guys

      • Tom Whapits
        Tom Whapits  2 days back

        'the king is possibly an evil tree' i don't know why but that made me laugh so hard.

        • RedTiger91
          RedTiger91  3 days back

          The deadly butterflies were the first thing I thought of when I heard Grey Work give the order to sail 🤣

          • Damian Cunliffe
            Damian Cunliffe  4 days back

            Season 8 explained:



            "Sound of a 90's modem connecting for 30 minutes straight"

            • Schregger
              Schregger  4 days back

              I like the shows ending, it fits the rest of the series:
              "Oh boy, what a great character, I wonder what th..." **Character gets killed off ingloriously** "oh..."
              "Oh boy, what an interesting plot development, I want what they..." **plot changes** "oh..."
              "Oh wow, its the final 2 episodes, I won..." **You know what happens** "what?"
              "Well, its the final episode, lets see who wins the game..." **Yup, you know this too** "of course... fucking dammit..."

              • Sven
                Sven  4 days back

                Can’t wait for hard home

                • Sven
                  Sven  4 days back

                  1:12 quote of the day “like hitler but with a dragon “

                  • Just Curious
                    Just Curious  5 days back

                    Realy .... you have to explain this crap?

                    • Archons
                      Archons  1 weeks back

                      The frodo ref tho😂

                      • Florian D
                        Florian D  1 weeks back

                        I dont think D&D thought so much about this last episode. Many connections to the past most likely were pure coincedences...

                        • Waqas Bashir
                          Waqas Bashir  1 weeks back

                          You have a soothing voice... some times I put your video on to fall asleep...great explanation

                          • a f
                            a f  1 weeks back

                            “People aren’t defined by their blood. They make their own choices.”



                            *if you listen closely you can hear the distant sounds of madness-tinged targaryen laughter*

                            • Raghu Kiran
                              Raghu Kiran  1 weeks back

                              To all the people who are trying to justify the GOT S8

                              When you are right you need not to explain,
                              when you are wrong you should not be there to explain - Adolf Hitler

                              • 8BoyN8
                                8BoyN8  1 weeks back

                                Imagine Westeros going thru their first Great Depression LOOOL

                                • 8BoyN8
                                  8BoyN8  1 weeks back

                                  So basically, Jon is Obi-Wan, Dany is Anakin

                                  • Tammie Davis
                                    Tammie Davis  1 weeks back

                                    Maybe no one killed Jon because Drogon didn’t kill Jon. He had to be the one to tell them what happened.

                                    • Maria Monica
                                      Maria Monica  1 weeks back

                                      Season 8 was just lazy writing, a sorry excuse of a series ending. If it was going to be this crappy they should have just wrap it up with 13 episodes in season 7, instead of making us wait almost 2 years for this swill.

                                      • That Guy
                                        That Guy  2 weeks back

                                        Edmure has both a better reason to be a king and a better story

                                        • Willz __
                                          Willz __  2 weeks back

                                          The death of GOT the series..... Those damn writers.
                                          Please don't give us hope and tell us this series has a future, the writers wanted to kill.. oh I mean end the show off as fast as possible, this show needed another 3 or 4 seasons.
                                          We deserve this to be given the right treatment (literal years of buildup and 7 seasons of maybe the greatest show) and we were given this short and shitty one season nonsense of a quick throw away tie up ending.

                                          • Bestialce2007
                                            Bestialce2007  2 weeks back

                                            This season would have been forgiven if it had a scene of Jon peeing in Dany's mouth after giving him the mother of all dragon blowjobs to his 9 inches of manhood.

                                            • Samppuli -
                                              Samppuli -  2 weeks back

                                              I just love the subtle saltiness in every point he makes

                                              • Codey Snow
                                                Codey Snow  2 weeks back

                                                They paid the iron bank back in full. Randyl Tarley comes back and tells Jamie the gold from highgarden is safely though the gates of kings landing

                                                • Alt Shift X
                                                  Alt Shift X   2 weeks back

                                                  Yeah Cersei pays the Throne's original debt. But then Cersei borrows additional money to buy the Golden Company, and that debt is never paid back.

                                              • Victoria Folch-Pi
                                                Victoria Folch-Pi  2 weeks back

                                                I really want to theorize about all of this, but it just feels pointless trying to theorize. What are the odds that they'll remake the last few seasons after Winds of Winter and Dream of Spring come out :D?

                                                • slimj091
                                                  slimj091  2 weeks back

                                                  "And the king is possibly an evil tree"

                                                  lol

                                                  • Haroon Ar Rashid
                                                    Haroon Ar Rashid  2 weeks back

                                                    "the king is probaly an evil tree" lol

                                                    • Zoitr3x
                                                      Zoitr3x  2 weeks back

                                                      24:18 so is george a craven?

                                                      • Jeff P
                                                        Jeff P  2 weeks back

                                                        You have one thing wrong. The crown doesn't owe the the iron bank anything. The golden company was bought and paid for with the money taken from high garden in season 7.

                                                        • Anjelica Snorcket
                                                          Anjelica Snorcket  2 weeks back

                                                          I thought they paid back the Iron Bank with that stolen money? Admittedly I didn't watch S5-8 closely but I thought that was all used to pay the debt.

                                                      • Dashawn   Bannister
                                                        Dashawn Bannister  2 weeks back

                                                        Nearly anyone has a better story than bran

                                                        • Jana Michalcová
                                                          Jana Michalcová  2 weeks back

                                                          Why haven't Bran pardon Jon? To avoid another war? :-)
                                                          By the way, I want to believe Jon stayed with the wildlings in the real North and was finally free. I think he got the best ending he could.
                                                          I like your analyses but some of the questions you ask have been answered in the story... :-)

                                                          • Pazzer Shmazzer
                                                            Pazzer Shmazzer  3 weeks back

                                                            Make a video “the rise and fall of Alt Shift X”
                                                            Game of thrones brought this channel to life, but all good things must come to an end.

                                                          • Ronald Lembi
                                                            Ronald Lembi  3 weeks back

                                                            Dragon Hitler was not very cashmoney

                                                            • Meeshall
                                                              Meeshall  3 weeks back

                                                              Laziest👏and👏rushed👏writing👏 at 👏its👏 finest. Certain scenes were so amazing but they completely fucking ruined the story line

                                                              • Mr Awesome
                                                                Mr Awesome  3 weeks back

                                                                It's just the dumb ass directors ruining the whole series with last 3 episodes

                                                              • Scott LaPier
                                                                Scott LaPier  3 weeks back

                                                                I love the insight about the flaming corpse looking like the Targaryen Sigil. It fits with 'Ice and Fire' and why the White Walkers have been waiting. And it could tie all the events in the show together and set up showdown between the White Walkers and Dany.


                                                                ...too bad this wasn't explored or developed further any futher than "Night King wants to kill Bran"...

                                                                • Thomas Hensellek
                                                                  Thomas Hensellek  3 weeks back

                                                                  No, Feudalism is NOT “kind of similar to slavery”. Just because it isn’t modern time democracy not all things are the same. 🙄

                                                                  • erik cyree
                                                                    erik cyree  3 weeks back

                                                                    the entirety of season 8 was a stinky bum climbing slowly into a dumpster, shooting the audience a middle finger, and closing the lid.

                                                                    • J D
                                                                      J D  3 weeks back

                                                                      Maybe do some Witcher vids when it comes out? Love your stuff!

                                                                      • MsB inSYDNEY
                                                                        MsB inSYDNEY  4 weeks back

                                                                        As stated by Alt Shift X, there was so much mystery and build up surrounding the white walkers,it was such a huge part of the show..the main theme if you will, yet it all eventuated to nothing because the show runners' no longer asked for GRRM's input and because they decided to end the show at least 3 seasons earlier than they should have so rush, rush, rush and bad dialogue after the next during s7and 8. So many things they could and should have done differently but the drop off of the white walker story line disappointed me the most.

                                                                        • Qayyum Chariff
                                                                          Qayyum Chariff  4 weeks back

                                                                          "No Closure"
                                                                          Sums up the Finale in 2 words

                                                                          • Qayyum Chariff
                                                                            Qayyum Chariff  4 weeks back

                                                                            Drogon burns the iron throne not John is a way of drogon saying that she knew that Danny needs to be stopped and John is Azor Ahai..

                                                                            • - Blackemperor-
                                                                              - Blackemperor-  3 weeks back

                                                                              Except Jon isn't Azor Ahai and Dany was already killed...so...this theory is extremely retarded.

                                                                            • derfahnder88
                                                                              derfahnder88  3 weeks back

                                                                              No the throne is according to the script "just a dumb bystander". If you dont believe me google Irone throne dumb bystander.
                                                                              The script was revealed for the emmy nomination and the "dumb bystander" quickly after became another S8 meme.

                                                                          • Evan Schwartz
                                                                            Evan Schwartz  4 weeks back

                                                                            Several inaccuracies here but one is that Cersei never paid back the iron bank. She definitely did.

                                                                            • ziros22
                                                                              ziros22  4 weeks back

                                                                              omg PLEASE do DARK

                                                                              • Doggo Willinks
                                                                                Doggo Willinks  4 weeks back

                                                                                I can see this making sense in the books. If GRRM explains all of this in thousands of words, it will make way more sense, I’m sure of that. He would (I won’t say will because it doesn’t seem like it’s ever going to be finished) make it good, even if I hate the overall bullet points that the show did. And I do hate them. I hated this ending.

                                                                                • Alex Kithinji
                                                                                  Alex Kithinji  1 months back

                                                                                  Pod the rod haha

                                                                                  • Love
                                                                                    Love  1 months back

                                                                                    Drogo The Dragon was smarter than I thought

                                                                                    • Js Somewhere
                                                                                      Js Somewhere  1 months back

                                                                                      The King may be evil. His sister up north is almost definitely evil. Thier sister was instructed by evil. The rest of the Starks are dead. He says Jon is escorting the wildings home, sure anyone who thinks Jon is going back to castle black and wait for the dirtbags to arriving has lost thier mind. He'd spend all his time hanging, or beheading the bastards. Especially since he is nolonger a bastard. Weak is the only description for the last season. Yet I still watched every second, and I'm sure I'll watch again.