The fifth episode of Game of Thrones’ season 8 is out and, like every other cliched critic out there, I must say I’m pretty disappointed. You see, on a popular TV show like GoT, it’s normal to see some criticism regardless of the quality of the episode. The reason being that you simply can’t please everyone.
I personally refrained from passing any judgments till the last season was over. This was because I expected that everything that had happened in the show so far would probably be justified at the end. However, to my disappointment, I was wrong as nothing of the sort happened in the latest episode.
That being said, in this day and age, it’s important for everyone to know of a common phrase, “the internet never forgives and never forgets”. People, just after watching this episode, took it to social media to voice their opinions. And oh, they were many. the most interesting ones happened to be in the form of internet memes.
We’ve therefore decided to compile and discuss some of the best memes found online regarding this episode.
*SPOILERS Ahead. DO NOT Proceed If You Haven’t Watched The Episode*
1. Daenerys’s sudden switch from Khaleesi to the Mad Queen
It was pretty disappointing for most faithful fans of the Dragon Queen to see their favorite character go rouge like that. After King’s Landing surrendered, Daenerys suddenly lost it all and burned the whole city down. Now I admit, this particular switch in personality wasn’t uncalled for. We saw in the recent chain of events, how Dany lost everything she had. Her two most loyal companions; Ser Jorah Mormont and Missendei. Her two dragons; Viserion and Rhaegal. And lastly her claim to the throne which she worked so hard for.
She even broke the deal she had with Tyrion before the war. Tyrion begged her not to burn down King’s Landing if they surrendered and the bells rang. As it turned out, the bells did ring, however, something seemed to have triggered Dany at the last minute. It felt like she had a sudden emotional breakdown before she flew off and roasted the people of the city alive.
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 13, 2019
That being said, it’s also pretty evident now that our favorite Dragon Queen might bid us farewell in the next episode. There’s still a debate whether it will be Arya Stark who kills her or will Jon Snow take the life of his now insane lover. Personally, I think it’ll be fitting for Jon to do it.
2. Drogon’s plot armor
Drogon, Daenerys’s largest and last remaining dragon, did quite well for itself in this episode. A bit too well. For you see, Dany had 3 dragons to begin with. One was killed by the Night King during the Battle beyond the wall while the other recently put to rest by Euron Greyjoy.
Both were slain with dragon-killing projectiles that seemed to have been 100% accurate in their case. Drogon, however, always seemed to have the upper hand in these situations. It not only dodged all the arrows thrown at it but destroyed the legendary Iron Fleet as well. After that, it went on its way to destroy the city’s defenses singlehandedly.
— Eric Fitzgerald,CFP® (@esfitz13) May 13, 2019
Now I love Drogon, all the dragons for that matter, but this was a bit too much. Drogon being overpowered like this rendered its late siblings useless. I mean what was the point of three dragons when only one could do the job. This type of plot armor is has been common is Game of Thrones recently. Needless to say, most of us don’t particularly enjoy it.
3. Cersei’s underwhelming death
It was evident that Cersei Lannister was going to die in this episode but that wasn’t the problem. It was how she was sent off. In case you weren’t aware Cersei was one of the longest-serving actors in this show. She also happened to be the final antagonist as the Night King was killed off two episodes prior.
We knew if she was killed off, it would be in a fashion that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. I think it’ll be an understatement if I say that her death was disappointing. She was killed off kissing the love of her life, which happened to be her brother, while the debris of the Red Keep fell on them.
— Jenna Ellis #2 fan (behind Christ) (@ItsDylanTyler) May 13, 2019
If it were any other character in her place, I would have commended the writers for an incredibly emotional scene. But it’s a shame that it wasn’t the case. Cersei deserved a better death, probably through her own brother/lover, Jaime Lannister, whose whole character development also went down the drain.