Game of Thrones is nearing its conclusion, and for some, it can't come soon enough. What will the world be like without it? There has never been a TV show that has enraptured the entire planet in such a way, the cultural scientists of the future will have an absolute field day analyzing its impact.
It's fair to say that this season has divided opinion so far, and episode 5 was no exception. It was a brutal massacre of characters that is guaranteed to have upset plenty of fans, who watched the whole thing from the view of a civilian on the sidelines. We here at Bored Panda have once again collected our favorite memes from the episode, so scroll down below for the second-to-last time ever, to check them out for yourself!
Bored Panda spoke to Christian, who runs the popular Game of Thrones fansite Game of Thrones Fans. He understands some of the criticism that this final season of the show has attracted, but it can't dampen his enthusiasm for each and every episode.
"Well first of all, as you probably saw, this season is just getting worse by the episode and its not because of the effects, its because writers have been writing poorly since 3rd episode," he told us.
"First, it started with killing Night King so easily and giving fans something they wanted for so long, but without any kind of satisfaction or twist in the episode."
"Just like in third episode, they did same with Dany in this one," Christian continued. "The story after they started the attack just went straight ahead to destruction, and if it wasn't for couple of small scenes to save the day, it would have been a total disaster."
"Thank god for some small scenes like the death of Varys Cleganebowl, and the fight between Jaime and Euron."
"Fair enough, they made Dany as the 'mad queen,' but why not show some emotion or reaction while she was on drogon destroying the city? Or at least give some background story to it"
Looking ahead to the final ever episode, Christian admits he has no idea what to expect. "This season is something that no one expected, so I guess more crazy and unexpected stuff is coming up! Maybe Arya will kill Dany since she saw first hand what she did in King's landing."
Christian went on to explain that a theory from the Facebook page A song of Ice and Fire has piqued his interest, and could hold some clues for the last episode. "All the green explosions you see while Daenerys flies above King's Landing setting the city on fire are the caches of Wildfire that Aerys II had his Pyromancers stockpile all around the city," he explained.
"Cercei and Tyrion didn't find them to use against Stannis' fleet back in the second season just before episode nine, Blackwater. As a friend pointed out, in a way it was Aery's wrath taking his revenge on the city through her daughter."