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Emilia Clarke Says She’s ‘Not Sure’ Daenerys Could Have Had A More Triumphant Ending

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Emilia Clarke is apparently okay with the way Daenerys went out in the “Game of Thrones” series finale.

Daenerys was stabbed to death by her former lover Jon Snow Sunday night, and I think a lot of people were upset with how things went down. Despite all of the criticism of the scene, which Clarke called “poetic and beautiful,” she’s sounds more than fine with it. (RELATED: These Are The Sexiest Photos Of ‘Game Of Thrones‘ Star Emilia Clarke On The Internet)

Clarke told The New Yorker the following when asked if she wanted a more triumphant end for Daenerys:

I’m not sure it could. Even for a part that I’ve given so much to and I’ve felt so much for, and for a character that’s seen and lived through so much, I don’t know that there was any other way. But it was a shocker to read.

I don’t believe this. I don’t believe a single word of what she’s saying. She might think she’s telling the truth. She might even have told The New Yorker all that stuff with a straight face.

However, there’s no way in her heart of hearts she truly thinks there couldn’t have been a more triumphant end. Give me a break. (RELATED: ‘Game Of Thrones‘ Series Finale ‘The Iron Throne’ Is A Massive Disappointment)

Daenerys torched King’s Landing to the ground in episode five, and was dead in the first third of the finale. Not only did she die, she was pretty much not mentioned again.

Not more triumphant? I can think of about 100 different options and I’m just brainstorming off the top of my head.

I’m sure Clarke feels loyal to the show, the writers, the producers and everybody else. I have no doubt she doesn’t want to flame them out. I get it, but let’s be real.

The end Daenerys met was pathetic and lazy. She let Jon Snow, a man she knew she couldn’t trust, just walk up and stab her.

At least she opened up a bit more straightforward later in the interview when she said she wished the final moments of Daenerys were more “hopeful, childlike love.”

I’d love to get her thoughts after a few drinks when there’s no cameras, reporters or microphones around. Something tells me we might get some very unfiltered thoughts on the disaster that was the “Game of Thrones” season finale.

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