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We're watching Game of Thrones - Season 5, Episode 8

Game of Thrones brings up its biggest set piece since the Battle of Blackwater Bay in the 8th episode of the 5th season.

"You are the few, we are the many", the High Sparrow had reminded the Queen of Thorns in the previous episode of Game of Thrones and finished threateningly with: "And when the many cease to fear the few ..."The 8th episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones ends with what is probably the most terrifying picture of the entire series and begins with the architectural symbol of lordly power. Daenerys, who is later to follow on from the revolutionary rhetoric of the fundamentalist, sits there on her throne. Thanks to the The liberator von Meereen and her future advisor Tyrion could hardly be further apart from one another with an oblique view of the huge hall. The symbolic power is there, without question, the two will fight for the next half hour in a battle of words about guilt, trust and terrible fathers It is a fine introduction to the long-awaited conversation, but supervision also implies something else, a surveillance camera for example or a god, something that literally hovers over the characters, even if it is only the omnipotent gaze of the audience. Hard home finally reminds after four and a half seasons like no other episode that Game of Thrones should actually be called A Song of Ice and Fire. The game about the prickly seat furniture in King's Landing seems ridiculously insignificant compared to the thousands of years old forces who move south from the lands of eternal winter.

First of all, we hear one thing in this prelude: the silence that only a Queen and Mother of Dragons can afford. She breaks the subsequent negotiation. Tyrion, Daenerys, and the passive Jorah will anticipate everything that characterizes this episode of Game of Thrones in this first scene. Anything but maybe the giant ice zombie army. Tyrion poses as a free man who has come to find out if Daenerys really is the best chance she has to shape a better world. Using Jorah, he offers the Mother Dragon his first lesson in politics. What is perhaps the most important enrichment for a revolutionary who was recently advised to slaughter the Lords of Meereen: change does not last without politics, politics ends without the integration of powerful layers in violence, integration means forgiveness, but forgiveness and punishment are not mutually exclusive. Hardhome is not only fabulous proof of how exciting the scenes in Slaver's Bay can be when Daenerys is allowed to name someone interesting to talk to during the afternoon wine tasting. The double interview - Tyrion as servant, Daenerys as ruler - also prepares the visual punch in the pit of the stomach that awaits Jon and us viewers in the final minutes of this episode.

Since the beginning of Game of Thrones, people have been wrestling for their claims to power and this season especially for their role as servants - the night watch; of the people of Westeros; a mysterious shadow organization that interferes in the insurance business of Braavos and many more. Daenerys struggles to find a strategy to get Slaver's Bay behind them and has to make painful compromises. In the far north, Jon tries to put a millennia-old conflict on hold in order to unite Wildlings and the Night's Watch in battle. The Night's Watch stewart Olly embodies this difficulty in forgiveness. When Sam persuades him that sometimes a man has to make difficult decisions, at least part of the message seems to get through Olly's thick head. But is it the one you want? After Westeros was covered by a conspiracy with the War of the Five Kings, whose leaders died like flies, Season 5 of Game of Thrones also follows the countermovement to this implosion of the Empire of the Seven Kingdoms. And yet in Hardhome the talk about Daenerys' plans for Westeros is less of a memory. It is the apocalyptic ice rider, the Night's King, who raises a huge army in a stroke of a hand.