Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 Preview: War Comes to King's Landing

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If you're anything like us, you're deeply traumatized by the events of Sunday night's Game of Thrones.

Missandei. Rhaegal. Ghost being dismissed by Jon Snow without so much as a pat on the head ... it was all too much to take.

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There was a lot of fun to be had -- a boozy rager at Winterfell and Brienne losing her V-card to Jaime, for example -- but you can bet such moments of levity will be in short supply as the show enters its final stretch.

Yes, believe it or not, in just two weeks' time, there will never again be another new episode of Game of Thrones for the internet to lose its mind over.

It's a sad thought to contemplate -- but don't worry, the show is sure to give you a whole lot more to be sad about before it takes its final bow on May 19.

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It's in that spirit that we bring you the trailer for the penultimate installment of the one show on television that truly lives up to the word "epic."

Emilia Clarke says GoT Season 8 Episode 5 is her favorite of the entire series.

We'll have to withhold judgment on that score, as the trailer -- well, it really doesn't give us much in the way of information.

In fact, there's not a single line of dialogue in the entire clip:

So what knowledge can we glean from the preview, which clocks in at a scant 30 seconds?

Well, it looks as though the main action of the story will (finally) shift to King's Landing, where Cersei Lannister is still looking mighty smug with the monster known as the Mountain standing behind her.

We're anticipating someone wiping that smug smirk off her face, but after watching Dany slowly lose her mind last week, we're not sure she'd be a much better ruler.

Other than that, the trailer doesn't tell us much -- other than the fact that it looks like we're in for more sword-slinging and dragon fire.

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In past seasons, GoT's second-to-last episode has been its most action-packed.

Will the show follow that pattern on Sunday?

Will this be the week that the Stark-Targaryen alliance wipes out the Lannisters, leaving the finale to focus on the political intrigue concerning the rightful heir to the Iron Throne?

That remains to be seen -- but at least we can bet on this clash of queens being much better-lit than the Battle of Winterfell.

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