Tonight is the second to last episode of Game of Thrones season 8, which means we are only one episode away from the series finale. As the mega-hit HBO show comes to a conclusion, every line of dialogue should hold significance to the story’s endgame. Furthermore, the writers are servicing their dedicated fans with funny moments and quotes and callbacks to past seasons’ interactions.
Beware of spoilers for season 8 episode 5 below.
Here are some of the best quotes and moments from tonight’s episode:
“What have I told you, Martha?” – Varys
“The greater the risk, the greater the reward.” – Martha
“They say that every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin and the world holds its breath.” – Varys to Jon
“She is my queen.” – Jon, cutting off Varys as he tried to convince him that he would be the best ruler for the throne.
“She trusted you to spread secrets that would destroy your Queen, and you did not let her down.” – Dany to Tyrion, after she learned that Sansa told him of Jon’s true parentage.
“I hope I deserved it. Truly, I do. I hope I’m wrong. Goodbye, old friend.” – Varys to Tyrion, before his execution.
“Lord Varys. I, Daenerys of House Targaryen, First of My Name, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons, sentence you to die. Dracarys.” – Dany
“I don’t have love here. I only have fear.” – Dany
“I love you. You will always be my queen.” – Jon
“Next time you fail me will be the last time you fail me.” – Dany to Tyrion
“Tens of thousands of innocent lives for one not particularly innocent dwarf. Seems like a fair trade. If it weren’t for you, I never would have survived my childhood.” – Tyrion
“You would have.” – Jaime
“You were the only one who didn’t treat me like a monster. You were all I had.” – Tyrion
“The Red Keep has never fallen. It won’t fall today.” – Cersei to Qyburn
“You come with me, you die here.” – Sandor “The Hound” Clegane
“Sandor. Thank you.” – Arya