“Game of Thrones” fans got a feeling of déjà vu after last night’s episode showed Daenerys Targaryen emerging unharmed from a raging inferno. Actress Emilia Clarke talks about the scene and what it means for her character in a new video released by HBO.
WARNING: Spoilers Ahead
According to Screen Rant, Daenerys Targaryen stole the show with her fiery performance at the temple of the Dosh Khaleen. After enduring a torrent of sexist insults and threats of rape from the arrogant Khal Moro and his blood riders, she showed them why she is known as “The Unburnt.”
After setting the temple, and the khals, on fire she emerged naked and unharmed by the flames. The whole of Vaes Dothrak as well as Jorah and Daario, who have arrived in the city to rescue her, stood in awe and proceeded to kneel in the presence of the Mother of Dragons.
Emilia Clarke discussed in a new “Game of Thrones” featurette what her actions in “Book of the Stranger” mean for her character. She reveals that this is the first time since season one that they had an opportunity to do something like it.
It is something that Daenerys already thought about ever since she knew that she will be brought back to Vaes Dothrak. It was not until she saw Jorah and Daario that she knows this can actually succeed in her plan knowing that there is someone on the other side.
After Jorah and Daario bar the door of the Temple of the Dosh Khaleen, Daenerys proceeded to eliminate the khals and at the same time garner the admiration of the Dothraki. Clarke stated that each time Daenerys emerges from a blaze she gains more confidence, proving that she doesn’t need a man, or dragons, to be a leader and a warrior.
The ability to solidify the people is exactly what makes her the best contender for the Iron Throne. Now with the Dothraki finally under her command this sets in motion her triumphant return to Mereen and later to Westeros.
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Watch the video here:
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