Episode 5 (Remastered)
Episode proceeds much as in the show until the bells of surrender ring out.
Daenerys takes off on Drogon and flies towards Cersei in the Red Keep, Rather than (ludicrously, inexplicably) beginning to scorch innocent women and children she flies to the Keep to confront Cersei, landing on the roof above the floor map of Westeros where Cersei has plotted for two seasons.
Cerise appears broken and stunned and walks out to face Dany (and Drogon) against the advice of her entourage.
The two women face each other. "If you have any last words, now would be the time" Dany says, triumphant, arrogant, echoing Cersei's words prior to the execution of Missandei.
Cersei suddenly switches back to her former, malicious self, "Dracarys!" she shouts.
The noise of wooden doors being slid back. The last four scorpions in Kings Landing are revealed, pointing directly at Drogon and Dany.
Drogon is hit three times. As he rears back in pain he smashes Dany's head against brickwork before the two tumble off the Keep and towards the ground. The wounded dragon regains control just before they crash, breathing fire in rage, scorching those on the ground. Dany digs her heels into his side in anger, forcing him skywards, raising a hand towards a head wound gushing blood.
Cersei receives a shout from a scout and hustles into the lower levels of the Keep as Dany and Drogon swoop overhead and the dragon commences the destruction of the Keep, dashing towers with blasts of fire, Dany searching for Cersei with fury in her eyes.
Meanwhile, on the streets of Kings Landing Greyworm sees the fire and breaks the fragile truce by throwing a spear into a Lannister soldier's back. The fight commences as it does in the episode, with Jon trying to stop the needless slaughter (and failing).
Drogon weakens from his injuries and drops to the bottom of the Keep. The second dragon (in my version of the story it doesn't pointlessly die in the previous episode) swoops down beside him and begins withdrawing the scorpion spears from Drogon with its teeth. Dany, meanwhile, attends to her head wound. While doing so she is exposed to a crowd of Kings Landing civilians below. Scared, angered at the death of those scorched by fire or by the falling brickwork from the Keep, they hiss at her and throw stones. One strikes Dany on the head and now she has (plausibly) lost it with them (and all the people of Westeros who have failed to take to her).
She jumps back on Drogon and shouts "Dracarys!" He scorches those hissing at her and leaps back into the sky. The full scale destruction of Kings Landing begins, with both dragons breathing fire and slaughtering civilians.
The Hound and Arya are caught up in the chaos. Still towards the bottom of the Keep they are separated by a collapsing tower. They have the conversation in which the Hound convinces Arya not to seek revenge. He heads deeper into the collapsing Keep and Arya tries to escape but is caught up in dragon fire. A collapsing building prevents her escape but opens up a passageway down to the sea...
On the streets Jon witnesses the horror of his men turning to rape and pillage. Davos Seaworthy is equally horrified and comes to the aid of a girl who reminds him of Shireen Baratheon. We see the destruction by the dragons from his perspective as he tries to lead the girl to safety but fails.
In the Red Keep the Hound meets Cersei's descending party and it proceeds as in the original script. Cleganebowl amidst a collapsing Keep with Cersei creeping past to the catacombs, suddenly all alone.
On the streets Davos and Jon lock eyes, both having witnessed the burning of the young girl. Something strange happens. Jon stops looking round in hopeless despair and closes his eyes...
A dragon screech rings out. Wings swoop and the second dragon, Rhaegal comes to Jon. He is a true Targaryen, he has summoned a dragon as Dany did in season 4. Jon jumps onto the dragon's back and chases Drogon and Dany down, shouting across at her to "Stop! Stop!" There is true madness in Dany's eyes. She ignores him, forcing Jon to jump from Rhaegal onto Drogon's back. He just manages to hang on, threatening to fall. Dany reaches a hand out towards him, conflict in her eyes. He is just steadying himself when her eyes spark and she pushes.
Jon falls but catches the one remaining scorpion spear in Drogon. The twist of the spear brings a horrifying screech from Drogon and he hurtles downwards. Dany, Jon and Drogon crash into the sea...
Meanwhile, in the Red Keep Cersei collapses against a wall, weeping and clutching her belly. This is true defeat. She hears terrifying crashes above her as the whole place threatens to collapse...and suddenly she sees Jamie.
She runs to him and hugs him, but pulls back. There is a coldness in his eyes. She steps back further and sees that he has two hands...
Arya removes Jamie's face (she has, we presume, found him dead or dying after Euron and claimed his face) and says to Cersei "Do you remember me?"
"The Stark brat" Cersei spits
"You're one to talk about brats," Arya says. "Joffrey was yours all the way through. He started all this, you know. When he killed my father. I'd love to have been there when he died, but you'll have to do."
"Please," Cersei weeps, seeing the knife. "I have a child."
"You mean like Robb's wife," Arya says. "The one stabbed three times in the belly on your orders. At a wedding."
Cerise knows the game is up and allows herself to be wrenched to her knees, knife at her throat. Her eyes open wide. She has seen something.
Arya looks up too. The Keep is collapsing towards them.
Cersei closes her eyes as the rubble tumbles down and Arya cuts...
<Cut to Black. End of Episode. Silence before music>