Who cares anymore…..At this point we’re all just hate watching this one great show. There was no buildup to her massacring innocent people. Dany’s entitled with a hero/savior complex, and I figured that would be her downfall. People want to bring up the “fire and blood” line but forget how she said she didn’t want to be queen of the ashes, and that mercy was their strength. She’s ruthless and vengeful when it comes to those who threaten her, stand against her, and have “wronged” her. Varys betrayed her, so she killed him.
Euron and his fleet killed Rhaegal, so she took them out. If she had just killed Cersei and the Mountain for killing Messandei, that would’ve made sense. Her choosing to burn King’s Landing to the ground AFTER the enemy had surrendered made no sense, which is why we’ve ended up with the “she went mad” excuse. If the writers wanted to set her up to fall they could’ve just had her turn on Jon. He’s the rightful heir to the throne, he’s loved by the people while she isn’t, and he can no longer return her love for him. Her trying to kill Jon and being killed by him as a result would have been a tragic yet fitting end to her character, and that could’ve been achieved without her slaughtering innocent men, women, and children.
The Night King was a weak one-note villain. Kill him, and all his troops fall apart. The “heroes” didn’t need to defeat a massive dead army. All they needed was to live long enough to take out a single-minded over-confident leader. There is no longevity in that.
My greatest frustration is with the anti-climax that was the battle against The Night King. This whole season should have been a desperate battle for survival against an apocalypse. The Battle of Winterfell should have merely been the opening salvo. The thousands of dead, who fought in the battles for the Throne, since the series began, should have been raised from the earth. The Night King should have been the one to decimate King’s Landing, turning the Golden Company and Lannister Army.
They should have taken Euron’s fleet and started sailing east, threatening all of humanity. The whole of Westeros should have been under siege. Every character we thought we had left behind should have been pulled back into the fray. The remaining hero should have had to risk everything to fight and sneak their way to King’s landing in one last ditch effort to save human life. So much they could have done. So much wasted. I wanted an epic, medieval horror/war movie for the entire last season.
I know a lot of people are not happy with this season, but I absolutely love it. I think Sansa will be sitting on the thrones when all is said and done. She learned from the best on how to manipulate; Cersi, Ramsey Bolton and Little Finger. I look back to season one when Sansa was an annoying teenager who just wanted to be queen. I think she’s running her own game. #QueenSansa
This season moved too fast, I think they should have put more time into wrapping up story lines. But, I totally agree with you on the Sansa theory. We have a pool going at work and she is my bet–with Arya as the hand. Personally, Arya is my favourite on the show but I can’t see her as a Queen. I’ve been re-watching the first seasons while watching the last season and yes, she has really grown up. i think the queen will try and burn jon after she turns on her for what she has done, and the flames won’t work on him, I’m not so sure about Jon not burning, as he was impervious to fire when it burnt his hand back in S1 (or was it 2?) when he handled the Wight that was going after Mormount at Castle Black and then everyone will realize he is the true king, and or I think Arya will kill Kahleese, using her face swap or Jon proves himself to be “today’s” Azor Ahai by killing Dany. OG Azor had to kill his beloved Nissa Nissa in order to save the world from the brink.