If you’re one of those people who hate spoilers … too bad! Because the big boat sank in Titanic, “Rosebud” was a sled in Citizen Kane, and a naked Khaleesi (aka Daenerys Targaryen) reminded us why one of her many nicknames is “the Unburnt” by walking through flames again at the end of last night’s Game of Thrones.
— VMAN Magazine (@VMAN) May 16, 2016
I’ve always wondered whether Season One’s fire scene — the one that also led to Khaleesi’s “Mother of Dragons” moniker — was a one-off magical moment or proof that Daenerys was made of flame-retardant material. I’ve never read A Song of Fire and Ice, the George R.R. Martin books on which Game of Thrones is based, but readers are stressed out because Daenerys isn’t necessarily immune to fire in the source material. As those people point out, Martin wrote to a fan in 1999 that Daenerys would “probably not” repeat her original fire-repelling feat. Of course, that was 17 years ago and not a totally definitive answer, so let the show keep doing its own thing!
Anyway, I loved the scene, especially how powerful Daenerys looked in her nudity.
The only drawback was Daenerys is so very white, and the Dothraki who knelt before her in awe after she burned up their rape-y leaders all have darker complexions. Awkward, but at least the Dothraki are strong people and she ruled over a group of them before, so it was a homecoming of sorts. It was definitely less cringe-y than Daenerys’s white-savior crowdsurfing atop a mass of adoring, freed and very brown slaves at the end of Season Three. The second-hand embarrassment was strong with that scene.
Anyway, watching Daenerys kick ass reminded me that I’ve been meaning to share a kickass interview that Entertainment Weekly did with 18-year-old Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the show. While answering a question on feminism and Game of Thrones, she said:
“…I also feel like we should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’ – and then everyone else is just a human. You are either a normal person or a sexist. People get a label when they’re bad.”
I fucking love that! Out of the mouths of babes, right?
Finally, props to the person who put this together for Brienne of Tarth, another one of the show’s strong ladies. We all noticed how the Wildling Tormund checked her out!
— Lyanna Stark (@LadyLyanna_) May 16, 2016
Who could blame him? After all …
— Victoria Aveyard (@VictoriaAveyard) May 16, 2016