Game of Thrones S1E01 Explained (S1-S7 spoilers)

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    This video contains spoilers for GOT Seasons 1-7
    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  Před 10 měsíci +258

    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 Před 9 měsíci

      Love your retrospective look. Jon's Abs lol.

    • Xochitl Sandoval
      Xochitl Sandoval Před 9 měsíci

      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 Před 10 měsíci

      Danaerys was also unburnt in book 5, when drogon attacked the fighting pits...

    • Marilyn Bentley
      Marilyn Bentley Před 10 měsíci

      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
      soar07 Před 10 měsíci

      Could you do a video on the film First Man? I'd love to hear your thoughts about the ending.

  • ChrisBrengel
    ChrisBrengel Před 20 dny


  • searchlockin
    searchlockin Před měsícem +1

    Littlefinger is gay

  • Mohammad Shan
    Mohammad Shan Před 2 měsíci

    Your explanation about season 1 episode 1 is lit can you do it for other previous episodes....

  • Luke John Boylan
    Luke John Boylan Před 2 měsíci

    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 Před 2 měsíci

    seems fair
    but how did crasta make that deal without beeing killed lol XD

  • Leon Lawson
    Leon Lawson Před 3 měsíci +1

    Welp, it all meant NOTHING. In the show at least...

  • nightsage217
    nightsage217 Před 3 měsíci +1

    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 Před 4 měsíci

    It was all a load of shite

  • Christine Allen
    Christine Allen Před 4 měsíci

    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 Před 4 měsíci

    G O T is best ever I saw

  • M vG
    M vG Před 4 měsíci

    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 Před 4 měsíci +10

    Oh it's so hard to watch these old theory videos now that nothing satisfactory comes of any theory

  • HeresFrank Betches
    HeresFrank Betches Před 4 měsíci +9

    You:...Bringing 8 seasons of conflict, politics and mystery to an end
    D&D: *laughing hysterically*

  • Akshay Hegde
    Akshay Hegde Před 4 měsíci

    I want more videos on season 1, now that the series has ended.

  • Jed Knight
    Jed Knight Před 4 měsíci +2

    So, that whole "3rd shocking moment" turned out to be bullshit.

  • Semper Ludens
    Semper Ludens Před 4 měsíci +2

    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 Před 4 měsíci

      @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 Před 4 měsíci

      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 Před 4 měsíci


  • The Lost Prophecies
    The Lost Prophecies Před 4 měsíci +18

    ''Maybe we will learn the true nature and motivations of the white walkers''

    Maybe if we get better writers...

  • My Name
    My Name Před 5 měsíci

    watching this video now, that the show is over, I'm shaking my head while being disappointed

  • gabriela r
    gabriela r Před 5 měsíci +1

    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 Před 4 měsíci

      the writers wanted to subvert expectations and came up with number 3

  • LedriTheThane
    LedriTheThane Před 5 měsíci +1

    You should do this now with S8 if there's any significant changes.

  • Jaq Hass
    Jaq Hass Před 5 měsíci

    Bran probably lost his personality out of frustration because he can't masturbate to all the sex he can watch.

  • raharu000
    raharu000 Před 5 měsíci +1

    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 Před 5 měsíci

    My favorite character introduced in this episode - Jon Snow's abs !

    • Frank Merker
      Frank Merker Před 4 měsíci

      that will be a topic for further discussion, not enough time in this video

  • Manuel Lopez Mazzotta
    Manuel Lopez Mazzotta Před 5 měsíci +14

    Its amazing how this incredible detailed video (which makes perfect sense) has been left irrelevant with season 8

  • DoubleDuck
    DoubleDuck Před 5 měsíci +37

    I think we can all agree that the shock was the incredible writing season 8 has

  • Letur Lefr
    Letur Lefr Před 5 měsíci


  • Sacredgeometry
    Sacredgeometry Před 5 měsíci

    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
    Sacredgeometry Před 5 měsíci

    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
    Sacredgeometry Před 5 měsíci

    @6:32 Jon Snow's abs. hilarious point. Subscribed

  • Lol Its Clay
    Lol Its Clay Před 5 měsíci +3

    pretty much all this was for nothing

    SIMONE ESPOSITO Před 5 měsíci +2

    you young summer child...

  • Farah Izzah
    Farah Izzah Před 5 měsíci +3

    i spill my tea when i introduce to jon abs character. didnt expect that.

  • Yassine Younes
    Yassine Younes Před 5 měsíci +3

    the 3rd shock is the whole F'N season 8.

  • HyperDragon
    HyperDragon Před 5 měsíci

    Things were so simple back then.

  • Hakageryuu
    Hakageryuu Před 5 měsíci +4

    The last season is bad and full of errors.

  • Luke Daniels
    Luke Daniels Před 5 měsíci +2

    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
      Banana Před 5 měsíci +4

      third holy shit moment is when the audience realized how dogshit the show is now thanks to dumb and dumber! :)

  • William Arnø
    William Arnø Před 5 měsíci +4

    1:45 NOPE

  • Zackapo
    Zackapo Před 5 měsíci +4

    It's hard to tell if you're being serious sometimes

  • Henning Gu
    Henning Gu Před 5 měsíci +3

    1:50 No

  • Vamshi Reddy
    Vamshi Reddy Před 5 měsíci +31

    Ok third shock is

    Arya killing the frikin night king

    • Zenan Patel
      Zenan Patel Před 4 měsíci

      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
      Vonavi Před 5 měsíci +2

      @Jumpflag or bran sitting on the wheelchair iron throne

    • Jumpflag
      Jumpflag Před 5 měsíci +2

      Or dany becoming mad overnight

  • Sakul
    Sakul Před 5 měsíci +449

    ''Maybe we will learn the true nature and motivations of the white walkers''


  • lilmeowmeowanti
    lilmeowmeowanti Před 5 měsíci

    still my favorite episode

  • Goo_Ze
    Goo_Ze Před 5 měsíci +1

    Yes bran simply doesnt give a fuck anymore

    SENATORPAIN1 Před 5 měsíci +1

    after knowing what lays ahead episode one is pretty much my favorite episode.

  • Naŋ Ĭļĕÿ
    Naŋ Ĭļĕÿ Před 5 měsíci +1

    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
    Tuna Před 5 měsíci

    1:49 yeah, about that...

  • Nikhil Kayal
    Nikhil Kayal Před 5 měsíci

    Which video editor you used for this?

  • Goose McBruce
    Goose McBruce Před 5 měsíci

    "the things we do for love"

  • Josh Bennett
    Josh Bennett Před 5 měsíci +1

    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 Před 5 měsíci +1

    Please make a separate lore video on Jon Snow’s abs

  • Ryan Kelly
    Ryan Kelly Před 5 měsíci +2

    jesus the books are complicated

  • Ryan Kelly
    Ryan Kelly Před 5 měsíci

    this is like you're writing an english essay and finding meaning in literally everything

  • TShorty929
    TShorty929 Před 5 měsíci

    Please do every episode if you find time. These are all fantastic

  • Bollibompa
    Bollibompa Před 5 měsíci

    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
      YellowTwerker Před 5 měsíci

      Bollibompa because they got nothing better to do with thief lives

  • Major Micah
    Major Micah Před 5 měsíci

    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
    kaijunkie Před 6 měsíci +1

    What if dany has to marry the night king?

  • kaijunkie
    kaijunkie Před 6 měsíci

    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

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