Game of Thrones S8E01 Explained

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What does the new Game of Thrones intro reveal? How does Game of Thrones Season 8 parallel Season? What is the drama between Jon, Sansa and Daenerys? Who are Jon Snow’s real parents? Is Cersei pregnant? What does the white walker spiral symbol mean?
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  • Thanks for watching! We're holding livestreams after each episode of Season 8, at ~10pm ET Sundays:

    • Alt Shift X so no more video wrap ups? Just live feed of Q and A? Why? It’s impossible to participate. This is the single greatest web-site, but you’re turning it into a podcast. Am I out of line or do others feel the same? Peace, and many blessings.

    • Fine, but for the rest of us, please leave your superior wrap ups. These live streams are too confusing. Way too many people raising their hands at once. And the other half fooling around. In the meantime, please get Jamie a dragon stone hand for the battle. Peace

    • when u make a break down video for ep 2 let us know what u think about bran's words "he tried before with many other three-eyed ravens "

    • Flöru Höud chirh

    • @Alt Shift X what are the chances that girl Davos gave food to was Mellisandre?

  • Bronn will marry Ed Sheeran!

  • Both this video and comments are so hopeful and naive. Oh sweet summer child.

  • The spiral motif is lost on everyone tbh

  • Season spoilers - Dany goes mad.

  • Some really optimistic predictions in this one. Big summer child vibes :(

  • not only targaryens can ride dragons. come on alt shift x, youre better than that.

  • the most seamless sponsorship yoooo

  • I love how you imply that Ed Sheeran isn't a good innocent person lmao

  • Tyrion never proved himself to Dany, why is he even still the queen hand?😅

  • 1:05 "if anyone survives the white walkers" .........

  • The war is hurting good, innocent people. And Ed Sheeran.

  • great vid i know your trying not to be to critical in these but I have to admit it seems a little weird when you take the time to point out Sansa mentioning food as a problem but not that they don't ever bring it up again or that deanery's says the dragons aren't doing well and can't get enough to eat despite clearly having just eaten and showing no sign's of any issues outside of her comment . Or the fact that you even talk about how in the lore of the book dragon's can't go beyond the wall a plot point the show totally shit on by having Dany save jhon with her dragons beyond the wall. There is a lot wrong with this season and I'm sure you know what I'm talking about don't be afraid to bring it up

  • Fuck it, burn the city to the ground, civilisation rise and they fall you see them rise again, just ânother human trait, slaughter the innocents Dany you go girl... its been happening since the dawn of time! İt"ll be worth it to get rid of evil İncarnate Cersei!

  • I actually come closer to believing the show will end with the story being told, by probably Sam, like some have guessed, because the intro reflects this device suspended above in the citadel, whose maesters write down and keep history. The device displays history, which indicates each episode is a chapter of the story being told. That story could be told by anyone, but I think it will be Sam, because he mentions writing down history, while at the citadel, in the scene where he responds to the grand maesters work not being poetic. Game of Thrones as a title, is rather poetic. Something Sam would most likely title his book of history.

  • The writers don't realize the upside-down cross is the symbol of St. Peter?

  • Who is Tyrion? A plot device for Danny!

  • "It’s hurting good and innocent people … and Ed Sheeran."

  • Antes le ponías subtitulos en español 😞

  • years of fear of the white walkers... who will survive? who won't? aaaaand everyone survived.

  • Didn't Bran have a vision about his fall? In season 6 episode 6, before Benjen saves Mera and Bran.

  • "If anyone survives the White Walkers" ༼ノ° ͜ʖ °༽︵ ┻━┻

  • Jon isn't King no more.........

  • It was the most gentle advert i ever saw. Congrats bro

  • Thank you for not repeating yourself so much in this video.

  • i can see him choosing stark and handing the throne over

  • Watching this with hindsight having seen ep 3 is interesting

  • Game of thrones: friendship is magic 🦄

  • My favorite parts are the parts where you go back to older episodes or book history, otherwise its just kinda.. the play by play..

  • My theory is that the crystal that turned the Night King into the Night King is still around and will play a role in the next 3 episodes. I don't see why it wouldn't still exist, kind of a plot hole if it doesn't.

  • So many stupid dick jokes 😤

  • After episode 3, we reach the point when fans theories are more interesting than the show.

  • Is theon now becoming an unsullied warrior

  • That sponsor ad transition was so smooth

  • Dragon glass is not obsidian. You cannot cast obsidian the way they do in the show. Dragon glass also appears to be far more durable and less brittle than obsidian.

  • Good video like always, and damn that was a nice segway to your ad.

  • He is giving so much meaning to the new season and proposing so many good theories... I came here after episode 3 and yeah... the show is not that intelligent anymore...

    • Brian Scalabrine definitely!!! And it makes me so mad!!! I can’t even fully enjoy the earlier seasons!

    • Lina Gromyak it’s pain me how the show turned out, so many amazing theories and depth just flushed down the shitter.

  • "theres been a lot of jokes about dicks since they ran out of book material" THE SHADE IM HERE FOR IT

  • I could hear you smiling as you made that SUPER smooth transition into the audible plug. That was slick as hell dude.

  • 12:17- Or the true head of the Iron Bank is actually a dwarf like Tyrion- having heard of Cersei's own mistreatment of her brother and the execution of dwarfs in general; thus denies her out of justified anger. Cersei could ask the Night King for undead mammoths, but that's not as likely- though it is the closest that she'll ever get to having pachyderms.

  • Bran is just DR Strange GOT

  • you are the reason I've made it this far in Game of Thrones. Thank you for laying out the stakes so clearly, every time.

  • As a kid we always welcomed tomboys. This was in the 90's. We never looked at them as much different from the other girls other than maybe they were cooler because they like the things we like. It was just one more body for any teams that we were putting together. The people that gave them the hardest time were OTHER FEMALES and they could be brutal. It's just like the myth that all men talk about are boobs and sex. I've never had a conversation with any male friend about either of those that lasted longer than a couple of minutes. Women on the other hand obsess over those things and project that obsession onto males. This narrative that's been out there for so long is bogus and old.

  • "It hurting good people and ed sheeran" 😂 😂 😂


  • This is high quality content. Holy shit.

  • Hey what will the Dreadfort have to do with this, as I think it hasn’t been consumed by the walkers.

  • I just realized something everyone who King Robert embraced died... What it that's the same for Jon or Dany in that episode now??

  • I love listening to audiobooks on dragon back

  • guys check his twitter this is what he said

  • the comments are hysterical.... NOW: where is episode two review... you take longer than GRRM does to write the last two books..... RIGHT AFTER VIDEO UPLOADS: your videos are the absolute best!!!! hands down!! Best quality!!!

  • 14:02 lol

  • Brooo we need episode 2 asap!

  • Damn dude I’ve been looking for your new video every day this week. This sucks.

  • Where is episode 2 review?

  • Can you provide a breakdown on your video making process so we know why it takes so long?

  • Where’s our episode two wrap up? It’s Saturday and the live Q and A isn’t enough. I have to work and not around. Boo Hoo. Why do they have to upgrade everything?

  • they ruined most of the characters at this point. i'll be waiting for the real story if they ever get finished.

  • Will e2 breakdown be out before episode 3?


    • +OneHourShower I know but last week on live stream he said it will come soon this week. It is always worth to wait but since i am done with all the possible videos i can see 😂

    • Cansu Kaya this dude takes forever.

  • Really hope the little finger theory holds out

    • ​+Julia these ones

    • what theory do you mean?

  • You are obligated to tell if this video, contains sponsored content.

    • +Chris Fontaine HAHA xD

    • @budza true story

    • +Chris Fontaine Cool story

    • someone should burn you to death with dragon fire........

  • Episode 3 tommorow so when is this new video

  • Thanks for the insights! Great to listen to and consider as i await the next episode.

  • Way to slack on season 8!

  • ok y’all gonna get episode 2 out before episode 3???

  • I really hope that Jon is not Azor Ahai! Not yet another man being the chosen one, please. I hope that there won't be an Azor Ahai at all and it turns out to be a delusional prophecy borne of false visions, misinterpretation, and confusion. GoT is very realistic, both psychologically and in the ways of its world, that's why we (or at least I) love it. If it degrades itself to an appearance of a reincarnated savior of the world who single-handedly changes the fate of everything and everyone, even that savior being female won't sweeten the bitter pill much. I hope for something very different. There are no destined heroes in real life, no saviors, no chosen ones, no easy solutions. That said, I do expect from the show writers to write the most banal and juvenile ending, so I won't be surprised if that's exactly what they're going to do.

  • Dude.. it's Saturday.... and u still haven't come out with the 2nd episode review... ??

    • Yeah, Im with you now haha honestly by now my interest on a video about last episode has gone done drastically

    • +TheJapanCodeGuitar now he is hahs

    • The first one came out at the end of saturday... so he's not any later than on the first one

  • Brooooo you da best but wheres episode 2 man?!??!

  • I love how Sansa makes a witty comment asking how they plan to feed the greatest army ever. It's like she forgot that that was EXACTLY what Jon left Winterfell to go bring back...

    • My interpretation was that she intended it as a jab at Daenarys, i.e. she wasn't really thinking when she said that. The cleverest character, indeed. :)

  • Where is your Episode 2 analysis??

  • Damn you take so long

  • how jemmy lanister hair changed to black and not white

  • That's a real slick segue into your sponsor.

  • Dude, love all your videos. Episode 3 is out this Sunday, how come we haven't see the episode 2 breakdown, yet?

  • Dude, I love your videos, but if Jon is half Stark half Targaryen, doesn't that mean that Sansa and Arya are Half Stark and Half Tully? No one is a full Stark, they don't do incest.

    • You clearly missed the point, which was about bloodlines, not surnames. Jon has Stark and Targaryen blood, binding him to both families/houses. Just like Sansa has Stark and Tully blood, as you pointed out, which is why the Vale came to her aid at the Battle of the Bastards.

    • Damian P this is about marriage and not incest as far as i know. Ned and Catelyn married before they had their kids, as it was meant to be back then. Sex or child’s before marriage where a great dishonor. With the marriage, Cate gets to be a official Stark since the wife takes on the name/house of the her husband (that’s why ppl tried to get their daughters married into great houses, bc they take the name then). That’s why Arya (<3) and Sansa are fully Stark. Cate also got called Catelyn Stark in the show, if you guys remember.

  • What is the Futurama reference?

  • why the fuck would I need a 20 minute video to "explain" a 50 minute episode in which nothing even happened you guys are just milking ad money from retards who can't follow a narrative at this point

    • because it's an 8 season series aired over ten years that involves untold number of charecters, locations and plots.... that why.... game of thrones is whats called a cash cow, and @altshiftx can milk that bitch for however much he pleases........

  • I may have chosen a poor time to start watching "upstart crow" which features yara as one of it's actors only she is a sweet bookish sort of girl in it.

  • Star Crossed? More like Stark crossed

  • bronn won't kill them just because the queen told him to, he'll kill them because the queen paid him to

  • Tyrion's problem is that he's lost one of the core pillars of his identity. he drinks and he knows things. and depending on how you read that, it could very well be interpreted as "he drinks therefore he knows things"

  • Episode 2 Explained please, your channel is the best😭😭😭😭😭🙏🏽

  • May I point out, that Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), shaved his beard and ponytail, 1 week ago. Even after 7 years his last appearance in the show. Maybe, Danerys will die, and meet him in the after life? Edit: insta link ->


  • STOP THE PRESSES, Bradley Cooper said in an interview "Arya could be a white walker, she could steal a face" AND IT MAKES SENSE

  • Time to wait a year before he uploads Episode 2 of game of Thrones

  • Whwrw is Holland Reed?

  • Man this dude is slowwww with the videos.

  • it is mind boggling how people are not talking about any of the magic shit is going down. It was this huge build up in earlier seasons how we the audience could see magic and the characters kept on saying it was all folclore and long gone. And here we are, where no one gives a wink to any of the news. Resurrection, meh, the wall has fallen, meh, bran can see the past, meh, Dragons in the north, meh, one dragon is a zombie, meh. - we are way more affected by any of this than any of the people living it in the series.

    • Fair enough

    • +nd4spd admiring the accomplishments of the episode as 1 single thing does not erase having standards and a bit of memory.

    • Sounds entitled af. And I salute the all the grueling hard work that went into the riveting battles.

    • +nd4spd is 6 eps because they didnt want to do 10. The "complainers" are people that invested themselves into a project that is now rushing towards the end and the show runners accumulated the biggest budget in the world fpr a tv series get to just shrug everythin off at the conclusion. Its funny how they had no issues in collecting all those awards because the "complainers" bought merch, promotes the show, voted for them. I feel cheated of a great ending cause mainstream consumers just don't care about plot and love watching "Transformers" style """epic""" battles, and "Fast and Furious" dragon riding and the writes just wanna collect them checks and fuck off.

    • They've got 6 eps, they don't have time for that. Honestly, I have no idea what 99% of complainers were expecting. More whole seasons of complex and detailed plotting?! Get real, the show is over, just enjoy it for what it is.

  • who was the reader from that audiobook

  • That is by far the best ad spot I have ever heard. You had be hooked and listening to it at the end of the episode, then BAM! You need to be paid at least double for this one.

  • I'm really hoping this show doesn't somehow normalize incest🤯

  • tyrion will betray dany

  • its not a dragon its a wyvern

  • Can you do a deep dive on Jenny's Song x PTWP theory video please please pleaseeeeeee

  • Ed Sheeran got his eyelids burned off? WHY DIDN'T WE GET TO SEE THAT?!?!

  • waiting any amount of time for the next ALT+SHIFT X video is both torture and worth the wait.

  • Cersei choosing Bronn to kill Tyrion and Jaime is probably one of the worst cases of the show making characters dumb for the sake of Drama. First of all, his relationships with the two majorly compromises the mission. Second, Bronn is a sellsword not an assassin, there would be better people for the job. He could maybe get close to Tyrion but that wouldn't be worth the risk of him just switching sides.

  • I feel like everyone is going to die. All of the foreshadowing about how the long night won't end and death always wins and also George r r Martin is a fucking crazy genius sociopath he probably told them the end I he wanted, and if they are true to him that will be the ending