Game of thrones review season 5 episode 8-Tyrion and Jorah are brought before Queen Daenerys. Jorah is not allowed to speak. Tyrion is trying to prove who he really is and why he has come here. He explains that he has killed his mother on birth and put an arrow in his father’s heart. He is the greatest Lannister killer of his time.
He says that a queen that wants to rule Westeros needs an advisor that knows Westeros very well. He is familiar with the politics there and he is perfect for the task. Daenerys tries Tyrion out asking what she should do with Jorah. He advises her not to kill him because he is now a changed man who is devoted to her, but she cannot trust him any more so she should remove him from her side.
Jorah is banned from the city only to go back to the man who bought him and offers his freedom for a chance to fight in the pits before his queen. Daenerys and Tyrion are exchanging stories about their terrible past. Tyrion convinces Daenerys that Varys could be the only reason she is still alive. She decides to not only spare his life but to make Tyrion her advisor.
In King’s Landin, Septa Unella is trying to get a confession out of Cesres but with no result. Qyburn visits her telling her that the High Sparrow is building a strong case against her. Cersei hasn’t heard from Jaime, her uncle Kevan presides over the small council and Tommen has locked himself refusing to eat and doesn’t want to see anyone.
Roose Bolton is planning a defense against Stannis, but Ramsay doesn’t want to sit behind a wall and wait. He wants to strike first and needs only 20 strong men.
Meanwhile in Braavos, at the House of Black and White, Arya is playing the Game. She is now Lanna, a girl who sells oysters. Jaqen wants her to learn all about the Tin man, a gambler who cheats his clients, giving her a vile with poison.
Up North, at castle Black, Sam and Olly, Jon’s steward mentioned in one of the previous reviews of Game of Thrones, discuss Jon’s decision about saving the wildlings. Sam explains that when the Dead come, they would need every man alive that they can find.
In Winterfell, Sansa demads to know the reason Theon betrayed her. Theon tells Sansa that he betrayed her for her own good, he thinks she shouldn’t escape, because Ramsay know everything and did terrible things to him when he tried to escape. He accidentally tells Sansa that the two boys that he killed and burned weren’t Bran and Rickon.
Hardhome, the place mentioned in the previous episodes of Game of Thrones, is the last place north of the wall where a large number of the surviving free folk are gathered. Thormund and Jon with a group of men are on a mission to rescue them and take them south of the wall.
They would be given land in return they have to join the fight when the dead arrive. Upon arriving, they meet the Lord of Bones, who calls Thormund a traitor. Thormund beats him to death and calls a meeting with the elders.
Jon talks in front of the elders, explaining that he is here to take them south of the wall, to save them from the army of the Dead and wants their help when the real war begins. He encounters disbelief but having Thormund vouching for him and showing the bag of dragonglass, the one Sam gave him in the previous episode of Game of Thrones, Jon manages to convince a small number of the elders to join him.
As the wildlings are boarding the boats, the weather is starting to change and a snow storm is coming. The Dead are coming.All of the wildlings run in panic as the gates are closed. The ones that were lucky to enter witness the sudden silence. All of the others are instantly dead, and in a few moments are raised to fight for the Night King.
As the dead storm the walls, the wildlings are making a jumping in the water, trying to climb on the boats. Some of them are defending the wall. Jon heads in the hut to get the bag of dragonglass, when one of the White Walkers enters. As he tries to kill Jon, his blade strikes Jon’s Valyrian steel sword and when every other weapon is smashed, turns out the Valyrian steel holds strong.
Both of them are surprised and Jon strikes at the White Walker shattering him into pieces. The Night King sees this. A new wave of dead is sent so Jon, Edd, Thormund and the giant are forced to retreat from the beach. They can only watch as the rest of the wildlings are slaughtered and raised again as the Night King gathers his army.