Game of Thrones S1E01 Explained (S1-S7 spoilers)

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What does the first episode of GOT tell us about Game of Thrones Season 8? What do the white walkers want? What happens to the Starks? How does Daenerys’ story begin? How do the Lannisters change?
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Alt Shift X
Alt Shift X - 10 महीने पहले
This video contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7!
More videos here --
Jaime analysis:
Cersei analysis:
Varys and Illyrio’s plan:
Jon’s father Rhaegar:
Xochitl Sandoval
Xochitl Sandoval - 9 महीने पहले
Love your retrospective look. Jon's Abs lol.
Xochitl Sandoval
Xochitl Sandoval - 9 महीने पहले
I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has thought of this but that's why the Night's Watch take vows of chastity. The Night's Watch would be under the same vow that Craster has with the White Walkers. The OG Night's watch would rather not give more human sacrifices knowing that they would have to kill their own children.
lachlan Bastin
lachlan Bastin - 10 महीने पहले
Danaerys was also unburnt in book 5, when drogon attacked the fighting pits...
Marilyn Bentley
Marilyn Bentley - 10 महीने पहले
P. Cybele Muller I love these types of videos!! If you aren’t familiar, look up a channel called Secrets of the Citadel; Gemma (the channel owner) has a series called “Unraveling the text”. She’s done an amazing job discussing each chapter of the book. It’s the perfect compliment to a series like this which the focus is on the show. Between this channel and Secrets of the Citadel, you’ve got all bases covered! Excellent for those who haven’t read the books as it’s essentially the cliffs notes. P.S. I mean no disrespect “plugging” another channel; I just wanted to show how Alt Shifts videos are a wonderful compliment to the book ones on Secrets of the Citadel. usual this was well done, Alt Shift! I look forward to the next episode.
soar07 - 10 महीने पहले
Could you do a video on the film First Man? I'd love to hear your thoughts about the ending.
ChrisBrengel - 21 दिन पहले
searchlockin - महीने पहले
Littlefinger is gay
Mohammad Shan
Mohammad Shan - 2 महीने पहले
Your explanation about season 1 episode 1 is lit can you do it for other previous episodes....
Luke John Boylan
Luke John Boylan - 2 महीने पहले
could you reach any harder every episode man come on, he asks her name like the faceless men do, are you joking, im done with you
Lone Gustav
Lone Gustav - 2 महीने पहले
seems fair
but how did crasta make that deal without beeing killed lol XD
Leon Lawson
Leon Lawson - 3 महीने पहले
Welp, it all meant NOTHING. In the show at least...
nightsage217 - 3 महीने पहले
2:00 We all know this means you have to pay 2 life or pay 1 mana. People of Westeros dont like to tap lands.
Dan Thomas
Dan Thomas - 4 महीने पहले
It was all a load of shite
Christine Allen
Christine Allen - 4 महीने पहले
I really appreciate your videos. They are very thoughtful, thorough and intelligent and I thank you for connecting all the intricate dots that are often important yet overlooked. Thank you for taking the time - I watch them regularly and repeatedly
mani singh
mani singh - 4 महीने पहले
G O T is best ever I saw
M vG
M vG - 4 महीने पहले
Don't you think Ned could've told Catelyn about Jon's true parents? She's his wife after all wouldn't He trust her with everything?
Bob Cob
Bob Cob - 4 महीने पहले
Oh it's so hard to watch these old theory videos now that nothing satisfactory comes of any theory
HeresFrank Betches
HeresFrank Betches - 4 महीने पहले
You:...Bringing 8 seasons of conflict, politics and mystery to an end
D&D: *laughing hysterically*
Akshay Hegde
Akshay Hegde - 4 महीने पहले
I want more videos on season 1, now that the series has ended.
Jed Knight
Jed Knight - 4 महीने पहले
So, that whole "3rd shocking moment" turned out to be bullshit.
Semper Ludens
Semper Ludens - 4 महीने पहले
Three holy shit moments in Game of Thrones:
1. Burning Shireen
2. Hodor origin
3. Jon's parents
What about the actual holy shit moments?
Like the Red Wedding, Walk of Shame, Tyrion killing Tywin, blowing up the Sept, the non-existent writing in season 8
Semper Ludens
Semper Ludens - 4 महीने पहले
@Frank Merker Oh, they meant stuff that wasn't in the books yet, but is going to be? If so, are those three things the only 3 events past season 5 that are faithful to the books? If all of that is true I'm really wondering what other stuff Brann is going to do with his powers, and what happens with Patches.
Frank Merker
Frank Merker - 4 महीने पहले
pretty sure #3 is dany's descent to madness and Jon's betrayal of her, the writers already deduced who Jon's parents were. The writers knew about the red wedding and walk of shame and tyrion killing tywin. They made up blowing up the sept in lieu of axing the Young griff/Jon connington storyline
Monster Zero
Monster Zero - 4 महीने पहले
The Lost Prophecies
The Lost Prophecies - 5 महीने पहले
''Maybe we will learn the true nature and motivations of the white walkers''

Maybe if we get better writers...
My Name
My Name - 5 महीने पहले
watching this video now, that the show is over, I'm shaking my head while being disappointed
gabriela r
gabriela r - 5 महीने पहले
3 holy sh- moments: Shireen's sacrifice, Hodor's mind-bending origin story and the third, from the very end: the murdering of the entire show.
Frank Merker
Frank Merker - 4 महीने पहले
the writers wanted to subvert expectations and came up with number 3
LedriTheThane - 5 महीने पहले
You should do this now with S8 if there's any significant changes.
Jaq Hass
Jaq Hass - 5 महीने पहले
Bran probably lost his personality out of frustration because he can't masturbate to all the sex he can watch.
raharu000 - 5 महीने पहले
You misunderstood the Tyrion quote about wearing your identity like armor so it can't be used to hurt you. He says that to Jon after Jon takes offense to being called a bastard. Tyrion was talking about confidence and self-respect. If you embrace your damaged identity, insults won't affect you. He didn't literally mean no harm would come to you because of your identity if you embrace it...
Thomas Michael
Thomas Michael - 5 महीने पहले
My favorite character introduced in this episode - Jon Snow's abs !
Frank Merker
Frank Merker - 4 महीने पहले
that will be a topic for further discussion, not enough time in this video
Manuel Lopez Mazzotta
Manuel Lopez Mazzotta - 5 महीने पहले
Its amazing how this incredible detailed video (which makes perfect sense) has been left irrelevant with season 8
DoubleDuck - 5 महीने पहले
I think we can all agree that the shock was the incredible writing season 8 has
Letur Lefr
Letur Lefr - 5 महीने पहले
Sacredgeometry - 5 महीने पहले
I think a lot of this is retrospective speculation- more or less a conjecture chalked up as many figurative coincidences, none of which I think were rally intentional. Thankfully for the sake of your video everything seems to align, though.
Sacredgeometry - 5 महीने पहले
Also, I know this is a bit OOC for your style and demeanour but, I think you might benefit from criticizing the show for wrecking Euron's character, and the handholding Daenarys gets. Also, any criticism at all or Season 7 would be much appreciated (with the exception of Jaime who's character has become ironically flawless compared to everyone else's treatment in the show), although I guess it would be redundant given the number of channels that have shat on it since the finale. But all the teleporting and the plot bullshit deserves critical analysis from a great channel like yours
Sacredgeometry - 5 महीने पहले
@6:32 Jon Snow's abs. hilarious point. Subscribed
Lol Its Clay
Lol Its Clay - 5 महीने पहले
pretty much all this was for nothing
Omar Sabir
Omar Sabir - 5 महीने पहले
SIMONE ESPOSITO - 5 महीने पहले
you young summer child...
Farah Izzah
Farah Izzah - 5 महीने पहले
i spill my tea when i introduce to jon abs character. didnt expect that.
Yassine Younes
Yassine Younes - 5 महीने पहले
the 3rd shock is the whole F'N season 8.
Omar Sabir
Omar Sabir - 5 महीने पहले
HyperDragon - 5 महीने पहले
Things were so simple back then.
Hakageryuu - 5 महीने पहले
The last season is bad and full of errors.
Luke Daniels
Luke Daniels - 5 महीने पहले
I bet that they forget to put in the third 'holy shit' moment. I really cannot see one coming up in the next two episodes.
Banana - 5 महीने पहले
third holy shit moment is when the audience realized how dogshit the show is now thanks to dumb and dumber! :)
William Arnø
William Arnø - 5 महीने पहले
1:45 NOPE
Zackapo - 5 महीने पहले
It's hard to tell if you're being serious sometimes
Henning Gu
Henning Gu - 5 महीने पहले
1:50 No
Vamshi Reddy
Vamshi Reddy - 5 महीने पहले
Ok third shock is

Arya killing the frikin night king
Zenan Patel
Zenan Patel - 4 महीने पहले
The writers chose her from season 6, wasnt big george. I most likely believe that it was Dany going mad. it would make sense with the house of the undying
Vonavi - 5 महीने पहले
@Jumpflag or bran sitting on the wheelchair iron throne
Jumpflag - 5 महीने पहले
Or dany becoming mad overnight
Sakul - 5 महीने पहले
''Maybe we will learn the true nature and motivations of the white walkers''

Aleksandra Stasevic
Aleksandra Stasevic - 4 महीने पहले
Guys there is still Bloodmoon
aina-louisa carter
aina-louisa carter - 4 महीने पहले
Faintest Of Breath
Faintest Of Breath - 4 महीने पहले
They got Rian Johnson'd.
diamond_man1000 - 5 महीने पहले
That was a fucking lie
Staka Duggan
Staka Duggan - 5 महीने पहले
was gonna comment exactly that lol
lilmeowmeowanti - 5 महीने पहले
still my favorite episode
Goo_Ze - 5 महीने पहले
Yes bran simply doesnt give a fuck anymore
SENATORPAIN1 - 5 महीने पहले
after knowing what lays ahead episode one is pretty much my favorite episode.
Naŋ Ĭļĕÿ
Naŋ Ĭļĕÿ - 5 महीने पहले
I like the first scene. It tells so much about the show, that characters won't live long, are morally ambiguous. And it's scary.
Tuna - 5 महीने पहले
1:49 yeah, about that...
Nikhil Kayal
Nikhil Kayal - 5 महीने पहले
Which video editor you used for this?
Goose McBruce
Goose McBruce - 5 महीने पहले
"the things we do for love"
Josh Bennett
Josh Bennett - 5 महीने पहले
Those first episode white walkers look hilarious. It reminds me of one of my uncles after a long night of drinking.
Sean Nance
Sean Nance - 5 महीने पहले
Please make a separate lore video on Jon Snow’s abs
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly - 5 महीने पहले
jesus the books are complicated
Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly - 5 महीने पहले
this is like you're writing an english essay and finding meaning in literally everything
TShorty929 - 5 महीने पहले
Please do every episode if you find time. These are all fantastic
Bollibompa - 5 महीने पहले
You stretch the conclusions so thin that it becomes invisible and disappears. Why is it that fans always try and see foreshadowing in the most meaningless things?
YellowTwerker - 5 महीने पहले
Bollibompa because they got nothing better to do with thief lives
Major Micah
Major Micah - 6 महीने पहले
I just subscribed to this channel today and honestly I love it cause the conclusions drawn up can only be done some one whose Truly obsessed with the Game of Thrones
kaijunkie - 6 महीने पहले
What if dany has to marry the night king?
Omar Sabir
Omar Sabir - 5 महीने पहले
kaijunkie - 6 महीने पहले
What no one has seemed to notice in all the videos and all the comments I've read is that jon was upset that his father would let him join the nights watch knowing what it was... but Ned probably wanted him to join because once a man takes the black "hes out of reach of kings and queens" and gives up all claims to birthrights... no ones pointed that out
some person that you will never meet.
some person that you will never meet. - 6 महीने पहले
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