I have so many problems with this episode that I don't know where to start, but let me focus in Dany this once:
- There was no proper trigger
This is crazy, as this is the most basic thing they should provide for her snap. They could have killed Missandei, or Rhaegal, or both, in this episode. That could work. Looking her final enemy surrender and realizing her conquest is over, does not.
- ''Her throne is threatened by Jon''
Really, I don't see how. Dany has two armies completely loyal to her and a dragon. Show tries to push a lot that Jon is more loved than her, but that is only true with MCs and the North (where we have like 200 left after the battle of bastards and the great war). Dorne pledged to her, the Iron isles are with Yara and and Storm's End is with Gendry. Tyrion could claim Casterly Rock, and I don't see how Jon could be popular on the Rock or The Reach.
Even if the show runners forgot, Robin is still lord of Vale and he doesn't care about any of them. Maybe The Rivers would support Jon? Don't see why.
- Mad doesn't need to mean retarded
At this point Cersei should be the main point for Dany to project her frustration, but in the end, Dany don't even know for sure if she is dead, because she is under 5 thousand rocks or so. This means that Dany, after finding out about Tyrions plan, can very well conclude Cersei left with Jaime and spend the next 50 years searching for her in Pentos. The only thing that could prove they didn't would be the boat, if it is still there by a miracle.
If she had went straight for Cersei/Red Keep and killed thousands of innocents by destroying it and letting it fall in the city, or maybe by setting off wildfire, it would still be bad enough, without looking this forced.
There should still be a type of reasoning in place, even if one that makes sense just to her. Burnning houses and innocents for 10 minutes before actually going to the red keep makes no sense.
- We don't see Emilia Clark during the snap
Last edited by vkaraujo - on 14 May 2019
This might be the worst in this shitstorm. I mean, this must be one of the character most defining points, but we never get to see her face during the hell itself. To me this proves how weak the writting was. In the end they could not decide what Dany should be feeling when killing children, so they could not put Emilia on cam. Was she enjoying it? Was she feeling remorse? Was she just blind by anger?