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Emilia Clarke Defends How Game Of Thrones Ended Despite Criticisms

Emilia Clarke has defended the way Game of Thrones ended by stating that the death of Daenerys Targaryen was the perfect end for her character.

The final episode of Game of Thrones aired last night and didn’t go without a fair share of praises and criticism.

However, not minding the criticisms, Emilia Clarke believes the show ended appropriately.

“After 10 years of working on this show, it’s logical. Where else can she go?” she told Entertainment Weekly.

“I tried to think what the ending will be. It’s not like she’s suddenly going to go, ‘Okay, I’m gonna put a kettle on and put cookies in the oven and we’ll just sit down and have a lovely time and pop a few kids out.’ That was never going to happen. She’s a Targaryen.”

Clarke went on to explain how the later stages of her relationship with Jon Snow proved integral to the story of Dany’s death.

“She’s too far down the line. She’s killed so many people already. I can’t turn this ship around. It’s too much,” she added.

“One by one, you see all these strings being cut. And there’s just this last thread she’s holding onto: There’s this boy. And she thinks, ‘He loves me, and I think that’s enough.’… it’s just that hope and wishing that finally there is someone who accepts her for everything she is and … he f—king doesn’t.”

Despite her character turning into a villain, Emilia clarke exlains that she stands by the character’s decisions.

“I stand by Daenerys,” declared Clarke. “I stand by her! I can’t not.”

The last episode came with a fair well message from her:

“Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me,” she wrote.

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