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‘Game of Thrones’ episode 5 recap: Who is the Queen of Carnage?

Varys was right about Dany — Tyrion was wrong. Season 8, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones” was a polarizing hour of television for the most talked about show on the air. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) went completely mad and burned King’s Landing to the ground, killing nearly everyone on the show. The Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons became the Queen of Carnage as one by one, her enemies fell. First up was Varys (Conleth Hill), whose entreaties to Jon Snow (Kit Harington) to fulfill his destiny as the true heir to the Iron Throne were ignored. When Tyrion ratted him out to his queen, Dany threatened him for the umpteenth time and then had Varys brought to the beach at Dragonstone and incinerated by her remaining dragon. The nex ...