Game Of Thrones Recap - Episodes 4 - Season 8
Now the smoke has cleared and the bodies have been burned (why tho) we can see what Game Of Thrones, at the cusp of the finale is really all about. It’s not just about power and the lust to be in the big chair - it’s about measure and the make of the person who sits in that big chair. Now don’t worry, I’m not abandoning the classics - YES there was some direwolf badassery but we’re a long way from people getting their throats ripped out by dogs. And sure, there was a lil more family feud of Westeros but for me this episode was extremely illuminating because I realized what the show is doing - they’re gonna let Daenerys go FULL EVIL and then win. It won’t feel good but that’s the game.
It became obvious she was crazy when last season when she had a Tarly BBQ in the middle of the day, but Daenerys has been climbing the evil ladder very steadily. I think what show runners Benioff & Weiss are doing is showcasing how everyone’s favorite #girlboss becomes a monster. All the speeches, all the kick-ass moments, all the “hardship” - basically everything that made Daenerys a household name and your sister/daughter/mother/girlfriend/wife’s go to Halloween costume - is gonna be real complicated when she roasts half of King’s Landing alive and the innocents are screaming.
You could see this as Benioff and Weiss showcasing just what the personal cost of power is, but this is really about abandoning the noble female archetype. So many LEGENDARY characters on TV have been moral black holes and still achieved GAWD status - I’m looking at you Walter White, Tony Soprano, and Don Draper - but never has a woman been so evil and so cool - until now. Well that’s about to change because while Daenerys has always been cool - we’re about to get tested in how much dope dragon shit and one liners we can take before we' bail on her. Drapes, White, and Soprano were not good people but none of them were full blown mega psycho mad queen dictator maniacs.
Who knows maybe at Halloween this year when you see someone with an amazing wig looking medieval -you’ll say “Wow, nice Mother of Dragons,” and they’ll say ‘uhhhh - this is Elsa from Frozen.”