One of the most popular television shows in recent memory may have been Game of Thrones. However, there is no doubt that the HBO drama left millions of viewers with a letdown. The ending to Daenerys Targaryen’s story disappointed many, including Emilia Clarke, who acted as her interpreter.
It’s comforting to know that fans are not the only ones who don’t like how Game of Thrones ended. The series’ most influential characters’ actors share this sentiment.
In the final few episodes of Season 8, by transforming into the Mad Queen, bringing about her inevitable demise at the hands of Jon Snow. Emilia Clarke, for instance, was particularly saddened by how the ending to her character, Daenerys Targaryen, was poorly handled.
In the eyes of the audience and Emilia Clarke’s character, the authors had failed. Daenerys was a character who started almost from scratch, hatched three dragons, lost everything she held dear, and built an empire.
She spent season after season as a heroic character, caring for her people and being fair. Until she suddenly took a dramatic and dark turn in the second half of Season 8, leading to the finale when she burned King’s Landing to the ground.
Game of Thrones fans flings a bitter taste about the character they’ve loved since the start of the series and who was rightfully seeking to reclaim his Iron Throne. All this happened because the writers rushed the ending of season 8 at the expense of Daenerys Targaryen.
The Ending Emilia Clarke Wanted for Daenerys Targaryen
Before the show’s conclusion, Emila Clarke expressed her desire for her character to experience a happy ending at a Comic Con. She wanted an end for everyone to see, one in which Daenerys and Jon Snow survived, wed, and lived happily after.
“I want Daenerys to be with him, with Jon. They could go to family therapy and fix their problems. Daenerys is a very hopeful character; she has high hopes and she wishes she could make it,” said Emilia Clarke.