Did you see her downfall coming? Do you believe the writers did her justice? I want opinions.
Personally I loved her journey from that scared and abused child being sold to a stranger, as she transformed into a strong, confident leader who really cared for her people. The contrast between the woman who embraced her new Dothraki culture, learnt languages to communicate with her people, freed slaves and fought for what was right and this cold, ruthless pyromaniac doesn't fit with me.
I know that there were times in the earlier seasons where she didn't always make great decisions but these last two seasons (mostly 8) have seen a complete change in personality. While I understand the 'Targaryen Madness' and the parallels with her father, he was really mad, ranting and raving etc. She shows no signs of madness, simply an intense need for revenge (understandable to a point) and a growing lust for power, both of which lead to her irrational behavior. Maybe I would have believed it more if it hadn't been so rushed, I don't know. I just find it hard to believe that after losing two of her own children she burns an entire city of them, especially with her history as the breaker of chains.
I wanted to see Dany Queen of the six kingdoms, but the Dany that they wrote in those last few episodes I knew had to die before she could cause any further damage.
Apart from wether or not you liked the fate of the characters we have all come to love over these past years, I'm convinced that a different order of episodes would've made this whole season better. Looking back on it a 2 episode prelude to the giant anticlimax that was The Long Night was completely unnecessary. They just built up the tension and then failed us utterly, which made it all the more painfull. If they'd have balled up the first 2 episodes into one, the climactic arch would've been smaller AND they'd have had time to spread the last episode over 2 episodes. The first half of the last episode was, in my opinion, practically perfect. How great it would've been to end that episode with Drogon melting the Iron Throne and flying away in that sad, majestic way he did, with the perished Dany in his loving claw. Then in the second episode, characters would've had a worthier goodbye, instead of a few hastedly cut last impressions.
Your thoughts on this?
RIP Mother of Dragons... but really.
I went in knowing that it would be ugly, bloody, and messy. That no one would really be 100% happy with any outcome... because it’s Game of Thrones!
Honestly, I think it was good story telling.
I always knew another Targaryen shouldn’t be on the Iron Throne, and that in the end, even in spite of her epic arc, it wouldn’t be Dany.
Daenerys was chilling as she went from one of our most beloved heroes to one of the darkest villains.
I feel at least she got a good ending for what it had to be.
She didn’t break the wheel... and while she became part of that wheel, and with her death was the redemption of it finally being broken.
As for the rest.
Go Sansa. The North needed a Queen.
Bran. You were weird, but hey. It works.
Arya. Keep chasing adventure.
Jon. Oh that closing scene made me tear up a bit.
♥️ It’s been a fun journey. Sad it’s over, though.
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