The fifth episode of Game of Thrones delivered a lot of shock to the audience in both good and bad ways. But did you realize that Varys was actually trying to poison Daenerys in the beginning of the episode?
In the penultimate episode of 'Game of Thrones', Daenerys decided to burn down the entire King's Landing and it is easily one of the top moments that was completely mental. But there was one potential plot twist that might have been hidden by the directors of the show in the very plain sight. The fifth episode began with Varys writing a note about Jon Snow's true parentage as a kitchen girl named Martha comes in and tells Varys that Daenerys is refusing to eat anything.
Hearing this, Varys responds saying, We'll try again at supper." Hearing this, Martha expresses her concern saying that Dany's soldiers were watching her. Varys then explains, saying, "Of course they are. That's their job. What have I told you, Martha?” She replied saying, "The bigger the risk, the bigger reward." Even though some people might fail to understand the significance of this scene, a lot of others have inferred that Varys was attempting to poison Dany through her food.
Since arriving in Westeros, #Daenerys has lost:— Game of Thrones Facts (@thronesfacts) May 13, 2019
-Most of the Dothraki
-Most of the Unsullied
-Her oldest friend, Jorah
-Her best friend, Missandei
-Her advisor's trust (Varys, Tyrion)
-Love of Jon Snow
-Her claim to the Throne#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/JoH4Jn0RXD
Taking into account how much Varys wanted to see Jon on the throne rather than Dany, this absolutely seems possible for him to do. In the previous seasons, it was shown Ned Stark trying to investigate the murder of Jon Arryn, only to be told by Grand Master Pycelle that poison is the weapon of "women, cravens, and eunuchs". But Varys didn't get enough time to actually follow through with poisoning as he was torched by Drogon for his betrayal.
In a recent interview, Varys actor, Conleth Hill responded of Varys' death, saying, "I took it as a person, not as an actor or an artist. I understood the reactions of previous actors who had been in the same position a lot more than I did at the time. You can’t help feeling that you failed in some way, that you haven’t lived up to some expectations that you didn’t know about. The only thing that consoles you is people who worked a lot harder than you are in the same boat. So that helps. I don’t think anybody who hasn’t been through it can identify with it. They think, 'What’s all the fuss about? You’re all finishing anyway.' But you take it personally, you can’t help it."
He added, "All brilliant. All noble. He was absolutely true to his word the whole way through. All he wanted was the right person on the throne and a fair person on the throne. He said it so many times in the scripts. I don’t have the distraction of love or desire or any of those things. And the people he needed to see clearly were both in love. So that makes perfect sense. And now with hindsight, I’m okay, but I really was inconsolable."