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Daenerys Targaryen subverts expectations in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 “The Bells”

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Daenerys Targaryen subverts expectations in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 "The Bells"

Game of Thrones has had a history of portraying women in grand roles, and for the greater part, that has worked well for the story. Daenerys Targaryen, who has led the roster for 8 seasons, and become a fan favourite for the Iron Throne, today saw a major switch flipped, as she took her army to King’s Landing in Season 8 episode 5, “The Bells”. Before we proceed — SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned.

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Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 5 was set up to see Daenerys Targaryen take over King’s Landing and her one remaining dragon. For the last decade, we had seen Daenerys be the saviour of the people, the breaker of chains, who aimed to break the wheel. In “The Bells” we saw Daenerys finally accept her fate, and become exactly what she fought against…becoming The Mad Queen.

“The Bells” is a title that is picked because of how important ringing the bells was to this episode. Tyrion asks Daenerys to pull her forces if the city bells are rung, which is supposed to be the city, and Cersei, surrendering. We saw a big build-up to that moment, as Daenerys razed the Iron Fleet to the ground, followed by the Golden Company, and the forces at the King’s Landing walls. The bells ringing was supposed to be her cue to stop, but when they did ring, we saw her face quiver in madness, as she roared into the sky with Drogon, and descended fire and blood upon King’s Landing, burning thousands of innocents.

Daenerys Targaryen subverts expectations in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 "The Bells"

So, all in all, an obvious yet unexpected turn for Daenerys to Mad Queen. As the fans have been saying, Daenerys, David and Dan, all subverted expectations. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Dani just shot to the top of Arya’s list….

Amanda Pike
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Amanda Pike

Subverts expectations? Are you out of your mind? Even the New York Post had an article saying she would snap last week. It would have subverted expectations if she showed mercy.

Nathan
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It would be subverted expectations for everyone who doesn’t follow the show close enough and didn’t read the leaked script for the ending.

Tonette Joyce
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Daenerys had all of my sympathies in the first couple of seasons, but this was not unexpected for me.She has always wanted to burn people first; even Ser Baristan talked her down many seasons ago.Once she beheaded the fellow in Meereeen against the pleas of her people, she was on a slippery slope. Se crucified the Masters, even at least one innocent one, too. And she had no business burning all of the food and supplies that came out of Highgarden, when they feared that half the population would starve in the upcoming Winter. Neither did she have any business… Read more »

Lisa Murray
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Lisa Murray

The writers let her down. We have been on a long journey with Dani. We have seen her lose friends, advisors, husband, lover, children. We have seen her betrayed, find out that she is not the one true heir (which she has been since S1), find out that her gifts of being the unburnt (anybody would think they were here for a reason with that gift), acquired dragons, armies and followers were all for nothing. The advisors she had left betrayed her and to make it so easy, the writers make her mad for an easy way out. Other Targaryens… Read more »

Estela De Luz
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Estela De Luz

She cared for people, ruled for people, was loved by people. Out of character is an understatement. I was rooting for her and now she cannot do anything to win me back. She became exactly what she said she would never be. To me, she is officially the Mad Queen. They yielded, for f*s sake! Never saw more chaos and destruction in a place before. Why didn’t she stop? And now what are they going to do in the next episode? Sit her on the Iron Throne? She can have it as far as I’m concerned and rule over her… Read more »

Dorenda Young
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Dorenda Young

Well if you didn’t see this coming you might be a simpleton. From the beginning Daenerys has had a cold cruel streak that has been kept in check by those closest to her. When she stoically said fire cannot kill a dragon as her brother died, when she gave away her dragon for the unsullied only to say Dracrys and murder the slave Lord. This has been foreshadowed from the beginning.The tendency has been there and unfortunately her circumstances have pushed her over the edge. She has lost everything dear to her, Sir Jorah, Misande, two of her children and… Read more »

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

Game of Thrones has had a lot of strong female characters, but it would be inaccurate to say that it celebrates femininity. One example is Arya Stark, who is seen as a boyish character for most of the show, and as an extension, we all ended up seeing Maisie Williams the same way. In a recent interview, she discussed what it was like to have to hide her feminine side for the role, calling the experience “horrible.” Read on!

In a recent interview with Vogue, Maisie discussed coming of age in the spotlight, and more. Starting off, she talked about “maturing” about two seasons into the production of the show:

“But Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy and I had really short hair and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad and I look like, really manly.”

She continued:

“And they would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year.”

The only glimpse we got of Arya Stark’s femininity came in the last season of the show, with her and Gendry sharing what was the first and only romantic moment for Arya throughout the show. Maisie also said that she felt ashamed to be a girl for a while, and is enjoying her feminine side a lot more now.

Well, it’s safe to say that the fans love this side of Maisie as well. What do you feel? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn’t on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn't on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were recently held, and while Game of Thrones didn’t do as well as usual, it was the last Emmy appearance for the show. The show walked away with the Outstanding Drama Emmy, and also had a heartfelt tribute with some of the cast members.

What was surprising, however, was that the winner of the Game of Thrones (or the closest we got to it), Issac Hempstead-Wright, who played Bran Stark, was surprisingly absent from the tribute, but rather in the audience. This perplexed many of the fans:

Well, the logic seems to be that only the nominated actors were on the stage for the tribute, which isn’t a bad thing. However, being that it was the show’s last year at the site, it would’ve been better to have the entire cast on the stage.

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, blow down below!






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