The very last episode of Game of Thrones – Season 8, Episode 6 – will be everywhere on TV and on the computer on Sunday 19 May. The official previews of the HBO episode have revealed almost nothing – the Episode 6 teaser trailer and photos only contain the things you would expect after viewing Episode 5, which means there is enough speculation to go around. (Some fans wonder if we will see Young Griff, but that seems very unlikely.) Characters such as Arya, Tyrion and Jon Snow appear shockingly by everything that has happened, but during the second half of the episode we never have a taken a look at how Daenerys feels about things.
She made it from Episode 5 with the victory she wished, but her actions at King & # 39; s Landing were contrary to her earlier statement that she wasn't a & # 39; queen of the as & # 39; wanted to be. The move alienated a lot from Dany & # 39; s allies, which raises the question: will the final of the series also be the end for the mother of dragons? We may already know how that will happen, as you can see below.
With Daenerys Targaryen, Mad Queen has completely disappeared in Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5, & # 39; The Bells & # 39 ;, the question is simple: who can ever stop the Dragon Queen in the last episode of the show ever ?
Will Arya kill Dany while fulfilling the final part of Melisandre's "brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes" prediction? (Dany should have purple eyes based on the books, but actress Emilia Clarke's eyes are indeed green.) Will Jon kill Dany for her crimes during the fall of King's Landing and his rightful role as king in itself take? Or does something more surprising happen – a twist involving Varys and his small birds, that seems extremely likely in the light of some silent scenes already in episode 5?
This is what everyone missed when we were included in the execution of Varys, the Dany massacre massacre and Cleganebowl (the hype was real): Varys and his young spy, Martha, actively tried to poison Dany before they planned covered.
In the opening scene of the episode, Varys was very clearly busy writing letters explaining the true identity of Jon Snow, presumably to send anyone with a pair of eyeballs in Westeros to justify Jon seizing the throne. Although he still does this later in the episode in which Gray Worm comes for him, it is unclear whether he actually sent ravens – if he did, this happened out of sight. My money is yes, but that is not the point.
When one of Varys & # 39; little birds & # 39 ;, Martha, enters the room, they have a brief exchange in which Martha tells Varys that "she will not eat" ("she" who is presumably Dany), and Varys replies that she "try again at dinner." Martha believes that Dany & # 39; s soldiers are looking at her and Varys is trying to reassure the little girl by reminding her that high risk brings great rewards. At the end of the scene, Varys sends Martha back to the kitchen, where she apparently works.
"The greater the risk, the greater the reward." What is a greater risk than attempting to poison the Targaryen Queen?
It is a very Varys-like move; the Master of Whispers is always planning, and frankly, his bow this season has felt unusually stupid. His plan was to approach Jon and Tyrion directly, and if they didn't go for it, would he just die? That is not the spider we used to know. But openly defy the queen – a classic, so risky, misdirect – while secretly plotting to poison her out of the shadow? That is more appropriate.
But that's not all – there is another scene that refers to the poison story and can even give us an idea of how Dany will descend into the final.
When Varys hears Gray Worm and the Unsullied marches down the hall to his room, he burns the letter he was writing – and removes his rings. The camera hangs in an extreme close-up while he makes a short movement of it, pulls it off and drops it into an empty bowl on his desk. The rest will follow soon.
This cannot be anything, or it can be anything: when Oljana Tyrell poisoned Joffrey at his wedding, she plucked the poison – appropriately titled "the strangler" – from Sansa & # 39; s necklace given to her by the fool Dontos Littlefinger & # 39; s assignment, and dropped the fake crystal into Joffrey & # 39; s cup, where it was supposedly dissolved and could not be traced.
By zooming in on the rings of Varys and brightening the image, no striking blue crystals become visible. In fact, the ring that we are best looking at seems to have represented Vary's loyalty to the Targaryen Queen – it seems to be this ring of the official collaboration between jewelery merchant Mey and the show. The seller calls it a & # 39; wedding ring & # 39; and their site claims that Varys, Tyrion, Jorah and Gray Worm have all been wearing one since season 7. It is designed to look like a dragon backbone. Varies thus symbolizes his loyalty to Daenerys.
But Varys is still loyal to Jon, who he now knows is also a Targaryen. Even though we didn't see the obvious blue poison crystal when Varys removed all his rings, the show seemed to focus on their removal just long enough that it might be important in the final. That pantry maid, Martha, can still hang around, and the death of her master in Dany & # 39; s hands could inspire her to keep trying to fulfill his last wish: to see the Dragon Queen dead, regardless of the method .
In case, I'll watch out for any sign from Martha in the final of Game of Thrones season 8.
Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan