Game of Thrones recap for Season 8 - everything you need to know

What’s happening in Game of Thrones Season 8? What’s going on with Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, Jaime, Tyrion, Sansa, Arya and the rest?
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  • Alt Shift X

    Alt Shift X

    2 months ago

    We're holding Q&A livestreams right after each episode of Season 8, at ~10pm ET Sunday: Patrons can watch past streams: Alt Shift X shirts!

  • Abhishek noriya noriya

    Abhishek noriya noriya

    16 days ago


  • Prashant Vasave

    Prashant Vasave

    18 days ago

    Alt Shift X xxxxxx



    Month ago

    @4:31. Jamie grabbed cerceis neck, foreshadowing?

  • Scott Geiger

    Scott Geiger

    Month ago

    Does this mean you won't be doing a more-detailed analysis of each episode like you've done in past years?

  • Ken G

    Ken G

    Month ago

    @Alt Shift X - I had a thought concerning the dragon horn Euron has in the books. Is it possible that this horn that no mortal man may blow that controls dragons, is actually a weapon of the White Walkers created during the long night? That the ancient Targaryens brought it back after the events of the long night to safe guard? Perhaps this horn can't be destroyed and can only be hidden. If the White Walkers were to reclaim that horn....

  • irregular mana

    irregular mana

    4 days ago

    ..or Cercei will die with super Mario style

  • TheKhellyeesi BreakerOfChains

    TheKhellyeesi BreakerOfChains

    10 days ago

    Bon sior💛💛💛merci mon ami.

  • 2nd3rd1st


    13 days ago

    I have a feeling Theon will do great things, mark my words.

  • 2nd3rd1st


    13 days ago

    ASX: "So how did everyone get here? What are their motivation, conflicts and relationships?" D&D: Whofuckingcares, we're out biatches! XD

  • Cydia Tweaks

    Cydia Tweaks

    16 days ago

    "balancing peace and compromise with violence" lol jk burn entire capital city to the ground

  • Luke Daniels

    Luke Daniels

    16 days ago

    Given how badly they handled the ending, I wouldn't judge you if you decline to post your take on what turned out to be a feeble saga.

  • GoBuckeyes554


    16 days ago

    Built towards winter for 7 seasons. Winter comes and goes in 3 episodes and has no effect on their lives or armies or journey south and by the time they get to dragonstone and Kingslanding, it looks like spring. Nice.

  • Charles Cook

    Charles Cook

    20 days ago

    Game of throne fans: disappointed Star Wars fans: first time ?

  • Talha Salarzay

    Talha Salarzay

    22 days ago

    9:14 to 9:24 this is just hilarious now that we've seen bran do absolutely jack shit this season



    24 days ago

    Yes. Pod fucks.

  • Sammy Vm

    Sammy Vm

    24 days ago

    The amount of correct predictions is amazing. Keep doing what you're doing bro.

  • Ben Rosen

    Ben Rosen

    26 days ago

    lol Varys. Oh.

  • CastelDawn


    28 days ago

    kinda burns to watch that video now.

  • ldrob


    28 days ago

    What sweet Summer children we all were on April 13. 😐

  • Lu do

    Lu do

    28 days ago

    Wights can also only be killed with dragon glass and valyrian steel. (and fire)

  • CUTE Adedoyin

    CUTE Adedoyin

    28 days ago

    Wow the film will be lntresting

  • Heaven Simpson

    Heaven Simpson

    Month ago

    This was the best recap and putting things together

  • Scott Spolidoro

    Scott Spolidoro

    Month ago

    How do dragons lay eggs in Game of Thrones? Did any of Danny's dragons lay eggs? Are there eggs petrified under DragonStone? are there any clues in the books or has GRRM release anything about potential more eggs in his world?

  • Abulayi


    Month ago

    RIP Dany. She was my favorite character in the show. She actually had a purpose unlike Jon who got resurrected for absolutely no reason.

  • IPTV for cheap

    IPTV for cheap

    Month ago

    Disagree. He got resurrected to fulfill a prophecy. You're right though. RIP Dany because either Jon Snow or Arya is going to kill her. All the foreshadowing has been spot on so far.

  • Brandon. W

    Brandon. W

    Month ago

    Dam, still one episode to go before season finale but you are pretty close

  • Matthew Schwenker

    Matthew Schwenker

    Month ago

    Too many spoilers smh

  • Shanti Bodhi

    Shanti Bodhi

    Month ago

    Bran kills everyone with dragons. The end.

  • davidelcaid


    Month ago

    ”His powers will be important in the fight against white walkers” wow it shows the optimism before watching S8ep03 because wow bran was MVP of that fight

  • Anonymous Anonymous

    Anonymous Anonymous

    Month ago

    Video removed Tell us why [ ] I've already watched the video [ ] I don't like the video [ X ] I'm not interested in this channel: Alt Shift X No more "tell us why"? Because Alt Shift X waits for the last moment, steals ideas from other people's videos and peoples comments throughout youtube. It's the reason why I stopped watching years ago. Preston Jacobs and IdeasOfIceAndFire are the only ones worth watching if you want genuine content.

  • marilize it

    marilize it

    Month ago

    pls give us your thought on the newest episode !!

  • CaptainAhorn


    Month ago

    Everything you need to know is that nothing that happened in the previous 7 seasons matters.

  • Jens Lyhne

    Jens Lyhne

    Month ago

    8:20 If only you knew...

  • Kaitybubbly


    Month ago

    Lol @ Bran ending up being useless during the battle with the dead

  • Lauren Gaudet

    Lauren Gaudet

    Month ago


  • Lauren Gaudet

    Lauren Gaudet

    Month ago

    Very funny and informational!

  • Aszura 3.14

    Aszura 3.14

    Month ago

    This video scratched an itch I didn't know I had. After watching some other recap videos, I was in dire need of something more "meta" and zoomed out. Perfect recap! Thanks.

  • Nezalu


    Month ago

    how do you get so many things wrong is beyond me. just play episode and check, it is not hard to get your facts straight. example ? "Cersei is waging war against his (when you talk about Tyrion) family" ... where how what ? Cersei has all Lannister family (family members appart from two, Lannister army, Lannister everything) behind her. Tyrion is just Tyrion alone (yeah from episode 1 season 8 also Jaime but this is recap we are not there yet). So how is she waging war against Tyrions family if WHOLE Lannister family is in Cerseis' pocket ? This is just an example, you make misstakes like this with every character. anotehr example would be Jaime, who is his real love is NEVER been show so far, said or anything. He loved Cersei all his life and does he still ? We don't know. Brienne ? We see a lot of chemistry, respect etc but "true love" ? You read into things and present YOUR interpretation of things and false facts as recap, people watch your vid and get missinformed. Not cool man.

  • mikkel larsen

    mikkel larsen

    Month ago

    I predict that hot pie will take the iron throne.

  • Eric Cunningham

    Eric Cunningham

    Month ago

    Once this season, excuse me...once this SHOW is over, I would love it if you did a recap for each of the 5 books. Not Fire and Blood nor The World of Ice and Fire. Just the main novels. Its been so long since I've read the books, I've forgotten a lot of stuff, and I may be confused about certain events that took place in the show and transplanting them into the books subconsciously. I don't really have the time to read/listen to the books again, even though I want to. In place of re-reading the books, a detailed recap from you is by far and away the next best thing. At some point, Winds of Winter will come out, when it does I wanna be ready to read/listen to it immediately, and not have to slog through the very long novels again to remind myself where we left off. I'm sure that most of us who watch your channel love your videos and your meticulous attention to detail. So, once the show ends, you'll have nothing to tackle, in regards to GOT. A recap of the books would be a great place to start. Hope you do that, man. It would be awesome and very very helpful.

  • Nafeesa Sadeque

    Nafeesa Sadeque

    Month ago

    Wow, you really thought Bran might warg into a dragon or see an important vision or a psychic battle with the Night King. Or have some sort of conflict within himself after seeing Jaime. When actually nothing happened. Bran did NOTHING. 😭😭

  • Abstract Poet

    Abstract Poet

    Month ago

    SPOILERS Pretty spot on predictions so far, except for Bran being important in the battle with the white walkers. That dude was useless.

  • mady tanski

    mady tanski

    Month ago

    Who else is still waiting for Cersei to be killed???😂😂 (sorry if you like her)

  • Nicolo Paggio

    Nicolo Paggio

    Month ago

    You are an idiot, I want to watch a recap not a recap mixed with your potential spoiling theories.

  • timthedramatic2011


    Month ago

    ABOUT ARYA "NO ONE" STARK: Salt: Born after the Pax Targaryen, many teary days and nigths , witnessed the death of many family members Smoke: of her struggle to train Stone dragons: Saw dragons for the first time in centuries Blood: of the First Men, last keepers of the Old Ways Lightbringer sword Sacrifice: of her childhood to train so she could one day avenge the red Wedding Star: Born during that period or at least saw it 15:10 No One is Azor Ahai No One is Arya Stark Ned is the Last hero, and Cat the new NissaNissa Banging her with the unsheathable Sword creates Arya Both die yet she lives to avenge the North's darkest chapter the RED WEDDING and Arya kills the Nightking and through it all the army of the dead. Thus Arya Stark No One is Azor Ahai NO ONE IS AZOR AHAI

  • Vasile Catalin Matei

    Vasile Catalin Matei

    Month ago

    ”His powers will be important in the fight against white walkers” lmao

  • Jaxvader 07

    Jaxvader 07

    Month ago

    That was actually really helpful

  • Joel Vidal

    Joel Vidal

    Month ago

    I want to use skill share to make videos like yours, any advice on what i should start watching

  • ingram


    Month ago

    All hail the true heir to the throne Azor Hotpie

  • Steven Chea

    Steven Chea

    Month ago

    Jorah AKA "Sir Friendzone" HAHAHAHA

  • Liam Salazar

    Liam Salazar

    Month ago

    "... Also, Pod fucks"

  • lifelongbeginner


    Month ago

    This a recap stinking with spoilers :(

  • TB 100

    TB 100

    Month ago


  • [a]lxndr


    Month ago

    15:40 is part of episode 2 of the last season. How this part is in this video?

  • Ted Armstrong

    Ted Armstrong

    Month ago

    Lyanna Mormont is Jorah's cousin, not niece.

  • jw8rok


    Month ago

    Maybe reagal is light bringer

  • Dalle Smalhals

    Dalle Smalhals

    Month ago

    BUT..after 19 May 2019! Then what? Prequel time ;-D

  • Lindsay Heath

    Lindsay Heath

    Month ago

    Sam’s glow up FTW!

  • Arnisho


    Month ago

    i wonder how many hours it takes for alt shift X to make one of these episodes... it must be a HUGE amount

  • Rory Grantham

    Rory Grantham

    Month ago

    Fucking great run down!!

  • Christian Parrott

    Christian Parrott

    Month ago

    You called that Gendry and Arya relationship haha

  • Just Another Dood

    Just Another Dood

    Month ago

    “Hot pie wins the throne u gise are just stupid” - J. R.R. Martin

  • The Lost Prophecies

    The Lost Prophecies

    25 days ago

    still a better ending than S08E06's

  • Jakewray


    Month ago

    "also... Pod fucks" 😂😂😂😂

  • Kolajer


    Month ago

    Hotpie: represent the Riverlands, whatup biyatch!

  • Portubed


    Month ago

    You included Hot Pie but missed Robin Arryn and Edmure Tully, whose actors are known to come back for this season...

  • Cj Liu

    Cj Liu

    Month ago

    The line "Then comes another, younger, more beautiful, to cast you down and take all you hold dear" didn't really specify if it was going to be a woman or a man. It could literally be anyone in the cast, I think, and not just limited to Daenarys, Sansa, or Brienne.

  • LEDX Orchestral

    LEDX Orchestral

    Month ago

    Hello, same here. I theorize it will be her baby. I'm actually curious why noone else theorized this before nor the commenter. Or a dragon. They're also "younger & more beautiful" and Bran (worged into a dragon) or Tyrion (commanding a dragon like the early season teaser poster) are all the "younger brothers" who will stand up for the baby and cast down Cersi's inner ugliness and KO Cersi. So I think Cersi will just succumb to mental illness, try poisoning a baby (like she planned with Tommen) but fail and cursing everybody that she's protecting the baby from them. Warped logic.

  • Scarcat


    Month ago

    sad that we couldn't have elephants (or olliphants) in the show

  • niqidos


    Month ago

    the one thing this recap couldn't cover: just what the fuck did podrick do to those tavern girls?

  • Renan Eich

    Renan Eich

    Month ago

    How the FUCK did you know arya and Gendry could have a relationship? It's like you read the foken script before the show aired

  • OGBRadixFowx


    Month ago

    U didn’t talk about Catelyns brother and his child and wife

  • Hugh James-Berry

    Hugh James-Berry

    Month ago

    Episode 3 of season 8 is a Hot Pie episode

  • Das Ginge

    Das Ginge

    Month ago

    what do you mean Bran has no memory of his fall? he can see forwards and backwards in time at will.

  • Jgotmilk555


    Month ago

    My favorite part of this video is the Hot Pie part. lol.

  • Valle Dahl

    Valle Dahl

    Month ago

    Hot Pie is the Night King, sorry for spoiler

  • Sgt Pepper

    Sgt Pepper

    Month ago

    its funny you should mention Davos' love for shireen and to a lesser degree Gendry over his son who became fully indoctrinated into Melissandre's bs about Stannis

  • Icantevenpronouncethis


    Month ago

    Best part is definitely 11:30

  • Pavel Sovička

    Pavel Sovička

    Month ago

    Hot Pie will die, be resurected by Night king and then he will make the best cake icing in all of Westeros

  • Pokemoneuro


    Month ago

    Gendry POSSIBLY has a crush on Arya? I think that's a bit understated

  • abc abc

    abc abc

    Month ago

    Go hot pie!!

  • Brendan Cei

    Brendan Cei

    Month ago

    This is podrick pod fucks

  • Tides


    Month ago


  • John Patz

    John Patz

    Month ago

    It's always amused me that those who violated their own oaths to the Mad King give Jamie so much grief for doing the same.

  • Kevin Chang

    Kevin Chang

    Month ago

    I understand Lyanna was supposed to marry Robert, but why couldn't Rhaegar and Lyanna just say "Hey we're in love, sorry Robert, sorry Elia, that's just the way it is" and make it clear Lyanna was not abducted. Robert and the Martell's would've been pissed but that's it, I don't think it would've led to full on rebellion, even if Aerys was a bad King.

  • Patrizia Silvestri

    Patrizia Silvestri

    Month ago

    Would you please put Italian subtitles?

  • Jason Pilot

    Jason Pilot

    Month ago

    where is the episode breakdown brah

  • Funnyman1175


    Month ago

    Send a raven, alt shift x has reached 1mil subs.

  • pr0- m0

    pr0- m0

    Month ago

    Hot Pie is Azura Hai. Fight me haters.

  • blueberry smasher

    blueberry smasher

    Month ago

    Yeah!!!! One Million Subscribers Baby!!! To put into perspective, the official HBO GOT channel has 3M subs. LOL

  • MellomMannen


    Month ago

    Will there be an review of the episodes?

  • Anter Olgac

    Anter Olgac

    Month ago

    Analysis of Episode 1???

  • mgamer327


    Month ago

    you're awesome. this was so thorough. and i love how you've always related book references in your vids yet left possible theories open to the viewer as well as give your own opinion. TX!

  • Aliasgar Saria

    Aliasgar Saria

    Month ago

    How long does it take to create such a video?

  • Jamaa L

    Jamaa L

    Month ago

    11:22 damn she thick af

  • Clan Toriador

    Clan Toriador

    Month ago

    “Sir Friendzone” 😂

  • lazer tag

    lazer tag

    Month ago

    where the fuck is the season 1 ep 8 video? your slow

  • Steve Bell

    Steve Bell

    Month ago


  • ricen0odle


    Month ago

    season 1 episode 8?

  • Austin Morgerson

    Austin Morgerson

    Month ago

    You should do podcasts I listen to game of Thrones podcast at work everyday and I’m constantly wishing you had one

  • Oxycontin.


    Month ago

    Hey do you have any game of thrones podcast to recommend me ? Which one do you listen to ?

  • Average Alien

    Average Alien

    Month ago

    Daenerys and Jon will die and Tyrion barely escapes while Jaime gets the Iron throne, there's the ending guys, enjoy your show now.

  • Curt Thrapp

    Curt Thrapp

    Month ago

    Team Hot Pie.

  • rewinder2008


    Month ago

    I really like your videos but don't spoil with the books please I really want to get surprised by the show

  • El Nino Son

    El Nino Son

    Month ago

    Where's the episode 1 video tho?

  • Basil Kuklin

    Basil Kuklin

    Month ago

    Tyrion is being poisoned by Varys. Targaryen blood is mixed with his wine. Nevertheless, Tyrion will be the King. Easy.

  • Colin W

    Colin W

    Month ago

    Hype for the S8E1 recap :)

  • Frodo Baggins

    Frodo Baggins

    Month ago

    Your balance of humor in your videos is perfect. Most youtubers are sometimes cringy or go on too far with their humor, but the way you put in "hotpie" and calling ghost "doggo" makes me laugh.

  • Joaquin Lopez

    Joaquin Lopez

    Month ago

    Season 8 episode 1 breakdown??

  • Sabrina Schrader

    Sabrina Schrader

    Month ago


  • Sabrina Schrader

    Sabrina Schrader

    Month ago


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