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I guess I've put myself in Dany's shoes a bit on this. From the time she could talk she's been told and told how her birthright was robbed and everyone betrayed their family. She even talks about it being a bed time story for her about Jamie.
Then through some providence she has these 3 dragons and life changes dramatically, even seemingly preordained as she frees city after city in slaver bay until learning a hard lesson in Myreen. Still, she's never told how difficult it will really be until perhaps Tyrion, but even so she has a mental note that the people want her there and she is their savior.
Fast forward to landing, and she is a stranger in a strange land, no one really seems to want her there, her main ally is the North via Jon and he has a much larger mission to bring her into which causes a loss of one dragon and the first taste of pure grief that she's had since she lost her child and Khal. She falls in love which makes her even more of a stranger in the North where she is only feared and quickly loses any close friends she has along with her military strength in this battle with the dead. Add to it her only actual claim and "right to rule" is now not legitimate with Jon being told who he really is.
Now she's down another "child" and her closes female friend and seemingly has no one to trust at all with only one goal now that she can't turn from no matter how hard it is.
I can see her just saying fuck it, I want the throne, if I die then at least I die reaching for what I've always wanted and if I win then I can deal with it all after the fact.
still...she should have swung around the back of those damn ships...
I'm still not convinced that Jon was distracting the dragon for Arya to get through, I think he was just at the point where he didn't know what else to do and knew he was screwed and wanted to go out fighting. Maybe I need to just watch the episode again....
Also I do love watching the reaction shots because that was also totally me that night. Warts and all it was an entertaining episode
I love the beginning with the homage to the very first episode watching the army march in and the kid trying to get a good look. It made me really look at each character and how far they've come in some ways.
I must admit, Tyrion is looking extremely foolish so far. Just wondering how this will play out if he's not the genius we all think he was especially when I compare him to season 2 Tyrion as the Hand then.