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When Lena Headey was saying NotLikeThis, it was actually an editor's note on the episode's script that she read as her lines by accident

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This episode was absolute trash. Absolute garbage. I'm laughing my ass off about how bad it was.

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@Gargron no kidding, most of the character decisions made no sense. Why would Arya get all the way into the Red Keep just to turn around? Why would Danerys destroy the whole city *after* they surrendered? Why the hell did Euron attack Jamie? Why would Jamie spend 7 seasons on one of the greatest character arcs in TV history just to go back to Cersei and die with her???????

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@bwhaines @Gargron I can see some answers to almost all those questions. May I?

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@eldelacajita Go for it. Pretty much all the explanations around Dany are just saying "they've been hinting at it", but every other time she did or talked about doing crazy tyrannical stuff she felt like she was serving some greater good. Here she just... wasn't. Am I missing something?

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@bwhaines @eldelacajita
There’s a whole real-world history of revolutionary leaders with just causes that end up soaking their hands in blood. The French Revolution brought an end to monarchy but also led to the Reign of Terror (and Napoleon after). Mao brought on the struggle sessions of the Cultural Revolution. Fidel Castro summarily executed his political opposition. Aung San Suu Kyi became complicit in the genocide of Rohingya.

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@NoPunIn10Did It's not that she killed innocent people, it's that she did so seemingly without reason. All of the examples you listed were leaders working to secure or keep their own policial power -- Robespierre overthrowing the monarchy, Mao and Castro squashing anti-Communist movements, etc. But here Dany had already won, the throne was hers, _then_ she began murdering innocent people, ostensibly because she was emotionally devastated from losing so much.

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@bwhaines
I think the interpretation that she committed war crimes based on an emotional reaction to loss is incorrect. I think it’s better ascribed to her belief that she must rule by fear. She wanted to make plain that there will be no mercy to those that oppose her, that not even surrendering mid-battle will save you. It’s particularly similar to Robespierre and the Reign of Terror.

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@NoPunIn10Did I think that would make sense and it does fit with what she was saying before the battle, but her facial expressions while the bells were ringing don't match that idea. Like Varys, I hope I'm wrong and hope the final episode will touch on her thought process during the massacre.

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