Oh man, you know your show has some good writing if the plot only makes sense if you watch the behind the scenes documentary afterward.
Maybe, but her deciding to randomly burn all the peasants really isn’t a “disasterous ruler” move. It’s just random and bonkers.
I dunno. I would argue that it portrayed her as a person who was not going to settle down until she achieved her goal...which was the Iron Throne all along.
It also presented her as a person who realized she might not know everything and was frustrated occasionally when she tried to rule, but eager to learn… Read more
The whole Daenerys as Mad Queen thing is strange. Like my definition of “Mad” monarch is based on the book/show interpretation of the Mad King which was that he was insane. I never got that Daenerys was insane. She’s ruthless, but not moreso than Stannis Baratheon or Tywin Lannister or any other major power player in… Read more
Totally. The show needed a dozen or so more episodes before that finale.
Yeah, it’s a story that kicks off with the sympathetic protagonist of the first book/season beheading a terrified man for desertion, when we know that running away was a pretty rational thing to do. Executing people for failing to obey or to do their duty doesn’t make you unhinged or a villain in this culture. Read more
“Few would argue that Daenerys turning into the Mad Queen and destroying King’s Landing wasn’t fitting, as it was foreshadowed multiple times “
This is horseshit. The “foreshadowing” is only there retroactively. Had it gone the other way, there was just as much “foreshadowing” that would have shown her moving to being… Read more
In the episode’s “Inside The Episode” installment, Weiss says that the Red Keep, in that moment, symbolized all she and her family had lost, and the sight of it turned things personal for Daenerys. Read more
Foreshadowing plot points does not equal character development. While Dany going full fascist might be her natural endpoint, the show hadn’t earned it because the arc was incomplete. Hell, the final episode has Tyrion stop the plot to monologue to the audience to tell us how we should feel about Dany. It’s not the… Read more
Queen Arya & Princess Regent Sansa smile ruefully at one another as they view how poorly their names were spelled by the Barista.... fade to black.
No one sits on the stupid throne. Westeros goes back to being seven separate kingdoms, and the average Westerosi can finally raise sheep or bake pies and get drunk down at the pub without fighting stupid, endless civil wars and/or getting burned alive. Read more
Dany and Jon strangle each other to death. Tyrion says, “Fuck this, I’m out!” Sansa declares the North recognizes no king and goes home. Finally, after many awkward looks are shared, Ser Davos Throneworthy reluctantly ascends. After all, you’re gonna need a smuggler to find you all the supplies to rebuild.
The proletariat rise up and slaughter all the nobles for being fuckheads who keep getting them all killed. Final view is of Jon Snow sitting on the Iron Throne in the midst of a bonfire, screaming.
I’m voting for 3) because everyone who thinks all of this was carefully plotted by the show writers needs to remember that they randomly decided to give Jorah greyscale, presumably because a different character in the books has it, then decided to nope out of whatever implications were going to be associated with that… Read more
Arya kills Daenerys and then wears her face and sits on the throne! No one is the wiser.