You know that terrifying moment when you realize your mom is mad but she hasn’t started yelling yet? That’s basically how it feels right now on Game of Thrones. Season 8, episode 5 will be a battle between the mothers/mad queens—we’re pretty sure it’s about to rain fire.
With the threat in the North presumably over (if you don’t count Sansa’s icy shoulder to Daenerys), the fight moves to King’s Landing. And with the Hound on his way, this week’s episode may just give us the moment we’ve finally been waiting for most of all. That’s right, it’s CLEGANEBOWL, bitches. (*airhorns*)
This will be the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, which means it’s nearly time to say goodbye to Westeros. Hopefully, it will be a little easier than Jon’s farewell with Ghost. Director David Nutter returns for one last episode before showrunners D.B Weiss and David Benioff direct the series finale.
Here’s everything you need to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 for free.
What channel is Game of Thrones on?
Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 is available exclusively on HBO.
When does Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 air?
Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 will air on Sunday, May 12 at 9pm ET.
Subsequent episodes will be on Sundays at the same time. There are six episodes scheduled for the final season, ranging in length from 54 minutes to a whopping 82 minutes. This week’s episode will be 78 minutes long.
Game of Thrones will air its final episode on Sunday, May 19.
How to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 for free
Game of Thrones is only available on HBO. But there are plenty of options to access the premium cable channel for free. Each of these services offers a one-week trial so you can tune in live and avoid spoilers on social media.
1) Amazon Prime Video with HBO
Cost: $14.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial) for HBO | $119 per year for Prime
Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii
If you’re already a Prime member, Amazon Prime Video is one of the most convenient ways to access a free HBO trial without signing up for additional accounts. (And if you’re not, you can get a free 30-day trial of Prime in addition to the free week of HBO.) You can stream live and watch old episodes on-demand in case you want to rewatch last week’s episode before a new one airs. HBO is one of the best standalone Prime channels available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video.
2) HBO Now
Cost: $14.99 per month (after 7-day free trial)
Devices: Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Cube, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
If you just want HBO and nothing more, look no further than its own on-demand app HBO Now. New episodes of Game of Thrones will be available the second they’re live, and you can pause without missing any of the action. You can also watch every old season on-demand. The standalone service also provides an extensive library of all HBO shows, movies, documentaries, and more.
3) Hulu and Hulu with Live TV
Cost: $7.99-$11.99 for Hulu or $44.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial) for Hulu with Live TV | $14.99 per month for HBO
Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
You’ll need to sign up for Hulu before adding HBO to your account, but the process is easy. (Even easier if you already have an account!) Hulu with Live TV gives you the best of both worlds: access to on-demand content and live TV streaming, including local networks. That way you can tune in when a new episode airs and catch up on episodes you might have missed or need to watch again. There are 60 channels to choose from, including The CW, ABC, ESPN, and more. You’ll also get tons of great movies and original programs exclusively available on Hulu. It comes with up to 50 hours of storage for recording. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)