Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Episode 1 Ending Explained

  • Published: 16 April 2019
  • After a long, tense wait, the final season of Game of Thrones finally premiered on April 14, 2019, with the first episode coming in at just under an hour — despite being packed full of revelations, reunions, and more. The return of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, the three living Lannisters, and a metric ton more of the show's characters brought a few answers and even more questions with them.

    Questions like...did you catch when Mac from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia showed up?

    Here's everything else of importance that happened in the Game of Thrones season premiere — and everything we still want to know for the remaining episodes of the series.

    The trailers leading up to the premiere offered plenty of shots of Daenerys arriving at Winterfell, and audiences didn't have to wait long — in the very first shot of the season premiere, a Winterfell boy climbs a tree to see Daenerys' army arrive, with the Mother of Dragons and her right-hand man, Jon Snow, flanked by dragons, Unsullied, and Dothraki as they arrive at the stronghold of the North. Appropriately for the chilly North, the welcome is less than warm, considering Northerners are instinctively distrustful of any foreigners, especially a new Queen from the far South with two enormous dragons.

    It isn't just the townspeople who don't trust Daenerys. Sansa, Jon's sister, immediately dislikes the Dragon Queen, who she considers at once naive and arrogant for trusting Cersei to serve as an ally to the North. Whatever Sansa's attitude might be, it's clear that Daenerys' assimilation into the Northern way of life won't be simple, and will likely be a struggle for the rest of the season.

    Cersei Lannister is always one of the toughest characters to read, and in the premiere, she's just as inscrutable as ever. Still astride the Iron Throne, she seems completely unperturbed by news that the White Walkers have breached the Wall, especially considering that the Golden Company, an army of mercenaries under Cersei's control, has just arrived at King's Landing thanks to her unlikely fiancé, Euron Greyjoy. After he delivers her new army, the two finally consummate their relationship, which leads to probably one of the least sexy post-romance lines you'll hear all week:

    As you might expect, the icy queen looks pretty uncomfortable, sipping a glass of wine as he leaves the room. Last season, audiences heard Cersei tell Jamie she was pregnant with Jaime's baby. Keep watching the video to see the Game of Thrones final season episode 1 ending explained!

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    Daenerys arrives at Winterfell | 0:36
    Cersei's plan | 1:25
    Jon's fateful dragon ride | 3:04
    Reunions galore | 4:08
    Tormund's discovery at Eastwatch | 5:19
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Comments • 207

  • Looper
    Looper   8 months back

    Well, did it live up to the hype for you?

    • Mark Service
      Mark Service  8 months back

      did you have to ruin the video with the dumb and dumber actor feigning throwing up?

    • jack canox
      jack canox  8 months back

      It was a disappointment to be honest :/

    • look in the mirror
      look in the mirror  8 months back

      @daviide2525 the WW sigil is thousands of years older (as er can See beneath Dragonstone and in brans visions). If they are related then the Targs somehow adapted it, Not the other way round i suppose

    • Parasmunt
      Parasmunt  8 months back

      Thought the pace was far too slow. Makes me wonder if the makers have many ideas for S 8.

    • ImStayGold42
      ImStayGold42  8 months back

      Are Lena Heady & Jerome Flynn still feuding & is this why they still are in no scenes together even though their scenes are often back to back?

  • Rabid Farmer
    Rabid Farmer  7 months back

    Drogon will come back and cook them all. Hate the ending. Den should have never been alone with anyone other than Greyworm.

    • Florent Côté
      Florent Côté  7 months back

      Shut the hell up, we all know now that the night king is gonna be killed by Arya because she is just a badass

      • IGOR S
        IGOR S  7 months back

        This kind of trash makes me realise how exactly Lord of The Rings is a powerful and mighty force in all of cinematik universe...never to be seen again

        • Iron Cross
          Iron Cross  8 months back

          When does Daenerys die?

          • Iron Cross
            Iron Cross  8 months back

            When does The Mountain die?

            • Sasha Romano
              Sasha Romano  8 months back

              I wait expecting one thing this season .... Sansa and dae-dae ... Bow chica bow wow ..... 2 queens , 1 bed , you do the math .

              • Sexychick954
                Sexychick954  8 months back

                This is the Recap on what happened!!!!🤨

                • Original Songwriter
                  Original Songwriter  8 months back

                  John's pawents? Ohh parents. Puwson? Ohh person. Bwutha? Ohh brother. We-union?? Ohh reunion 😒

                  • Go home and get your shine box

                    Bran on petty level 100000000

                    • koteswara rao
                      koteswara rao  8 months back

                      I like your sense of humor and smart words, well explained 😍

                      • raman singh
                        raman singh  8 months back

                        Hodor is now a white walker he finally joined an army 😂

                        • Sir Arthur Wellesley
                          Sir Arthur Wellesley  8 months back

                          Kill all child in Westeros they can do everything

                          • Sonny
                            Sonny  8 months back

                            err cersy is not pregnant, she is drinking..she is a lot of things, but she does care about her children, she would never drink if she was really pregnant.

                            • realradiant1 R
                              realradiant1 R  8 months back

                              I hate this guys voice

                              • Tim Bradley
                                Tim Bradley  8 months back

                                Am I the only one to notice the shot of the dragon ride over Winterfell had no people on the ground, should have been packed..

                                • Tom Monk
                                  Tom Monk  8 months back

                                  I think it's hilarious that Bronn and Cersei couldn't meet in person for her to force him to go kill Jaime and Tyrion - since the two actors hate each other. I don't think I would do anything like that without a face to face.....

                                  • baconbits159
                                    baconbits159  8 months back

                                    "Ending explained"

                                    *Recaps everything EXCEPT the ending*

                                    • Vicki D.
                                      Vicki D.  8 months back

                                      Jim Carrey gagging: BRILLIANT!

                                      • Vicki D.
                                        Vicki D.  8 months back

                                        I have liked Daenerys since the beginning. But I sure didn't care for Daenerys' facial expressions when her dragons flew overhead as they arrived. It made her look arrogant, pompous. Jon can rally men on his side without any dragons because people love him for who he is. But where would Daenerys be without dragons? Jon is a true leader. Daenerys might be, but she has a lot to learn about ruling, imho.

                                        • Mahadev Kempi
                                          Mahadev Kempi  8 months back

                                          ending is tragic be prepared

                                          • Riya Mukherjee
                                            Riya Mukherjee  8 months back

                                            Really? You need to explain this?

                                            • Markovnikov
                                              Markovnikov  8 months back

                                              That fookin family

                                              • Robin Murray
                                                Robin Murray  8 months back

                                                Fibonacci spirals are the mathematical roots of creation

                                                • Robin Murray
                                                  Robin Murray  8 months back

                                                  I like the way the boy in the tree mimicked Bran in the very first episode.

                                                  • Audio Video
                                                    Audio Video  8 months back

                                                    Does anyone realise that the night king's spiral pattern is similar to that of danys fire and blood sigil?....Also I think that the night king can maybe the mad king...and also I think that cersei's unborn child will have a huge part in the upcoming episodes

                                                    • Bhavik chaudhary
                                                      Bhavik chaudhary  8 months back

                                                      Can anyone tell-To whom yara ordered theon greyjoy to kill in winterfell??is he jon snow??

                                                      • Dakota
                                                        Dakota  8 months back

                                                        so where's the explaining? all you did was say exactly what happened

                                                        • pranay dewan
                                                          pranay dewan  8 months back

                                                          Ozzy man did better..

                                                          • kght222
                                                            kght222  8 months back

                                                            so the spiral is a sphincter? subtle.

                                                            • Common Sense
                                                              Common Sense  8 months back

                                                              She must of lost it if shes drinking wine

                                                              • markeemark85
                                                                markeemark85  8 months back

                                                                Holy shit this has got to be thee worst recap channel on YouTube

                                                                • totm2001
                                                                  totm2001  8 months back

                                                                  Yup. It was wonderful. I was totally gripped from beginning to end.

                                                                  • Bria C
                                                                    Bria C  8 months back

                                                                    Who else thinks bronn will die from small pox? 🤷‍♀️

                                                                    • Parasmunt
                                                                      Parasmunt  8 months back

                                                                      Most of what Hollywood does is metaphor. Danaerys represents the Jewish elite and the people of the North represent indigenous Europeans.

                                                                      • merlinsdog
                                                                        merlinsdog  8 months back

                                                                        Fk me,
                                                                        Arya smiled??
                                                                        I just went back down the rabbit hole.

                                                                        • Thomas Black
                                                                          Thomas Black  8 months back

                                                                          It wasn't a confusing ending lmao bran straight courtyard chillin all epi waiting for Jaime, then Jaime showed up 😂

                                                                          • Inigo
                                                                            Inigo  8 months back

                                                                            Yeah, I watched it, too.

                                                                            • Eric Winston
                                                                              Eric Winston  8 months back

                                                                              IF Cersei is Pregnant....why is she drinking Wine after sex or at all? But she would not drink wine when she met with Tyrion.

                                                                            • Faisal Khatri
                                                                              Faisal Khatri  8 months back

                                                                              Jim Carrey is best part in your video

                                                                              • ian elley
                                                                                ian elley  8 months back

                                                                                Isn't Juror now head of house Mormont and therefore they should be supporting Danaryes unlike the young lady Mormont? And where was he at that most important meeting where Jon was introducing her to all the nobles ?

                                                                                • noam27v
                                                                                  noam27v  8 months back

                                                                                  I always have blue eyes !!! lol

                                                                                  • John Vargas
                                                                                    John Vargas  8 months back

                                                                                    Don't understand why everything has to be explained! every movie ending every tv show there is always someone explaining what everyone saw with their own eyes.. SMH

                                                                                  • John Stokes
                                                                                    John Stokes  8 months back

                                                                                    This channel sucks ass for game of thrones content. Everything i see on here is either painfully obvious of factually inaccurate.

                                                                                    • Johannes Stach
                                                                                      Johannes Stach  8 months back

                                                                                      Nou Okrisju Mesi Wilems Arya Stark Pladijatju it Shugli Regen Anja Sterklov Oreginalju Oktrisju Nou Lügju.

                                                                                      • Gale Williams
                                                                                        Gale Williams  8 months back

                                                                                        "I'm going to put a prince in your belly." Get in line fool. Hahahaha

                                                                                        • Hariprasad S
                                                                                          Hariprasad S  8 months back

                                                                                          What part of the video is "Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Episode 1 Ending Explained" ???

                                                                                          • sky walker
                                                                                            sky walker  8 months back

                                                                                            Very simple it joins last schene of 1st episode when ser Jamie tried to kill brandan

                                                                                        • Nadzmi Haron
                                                                                          Nadzmi Haron  8 months back

                                                                                          Can somebody explain to me why Jaime looked so shocked when he saw Bran? I mean didnt he know he is heading to Winterfell and expected to see the Starks and their allies? Or did Jamie think that Bran is already dead?