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Warning! This article contains spoilers for the latest episode of Game Of Thrones. Read at your own risk!
Last night's episode of Game Of Thrones was tough to watch for fans of Daenerys' dragons, as the world saw Viserion get killed by an ice spear through the neck via the Night King, and was soon resurrected as an ice dragon. We already saw a lot of what's going on in Dany's head in the heart-pounding minutes that followed, and actress Emilia Clarke has some more to share on how her character and she personally is feeling following last night's huge moment:
It's a heartbreak. Not only losing it but having that being given to the other side. . . . My dragon could not have died for nothing, so this is now so important. For the first time, you're starting to see her defenses broken.
While Emilia Clarke and Game Of Thrones fans are in the know, Daenerys still has yet to learn that Viserion has been resurrected by the Night King. Saying that it's indeed sad that Viserion is gone to Dany, Clarke admits to EW that of all the dragons to turn to the wrong side of the war, it's kind of humorous it had to be the one named after Dany's awful brother Viserys.
Emilia Clarke also points out that last night's episode showed a real change in Dany in how her hardened "take no prisoners and also burn them" exterior seems to have cracked, revealing someone who finally understands the gravity of the situation she is in with the White Walkers; as such, she wants to help save the realm. Hopefully, those broken defenses won't betray her instincts, causing her to let her guard down in the face of that huge meeting with Cersei looming near in next week's finale.
Although maybe that isn't even worth our worries, as we noticed Dany does not seem to be present in the "big meeting" footage shown ahead of next week's finale. Considering Jon Snow is now her ally, it seems logical that he could appear in her place and lessen the risk of Cersei attempting to end the war in one fell swoop. Then again, with the stakes so high and Dany's short fuse already made obvious in recent weeks, it's also possible she could be off prepping to go full Mad King's Daughter with some crazy violence to force Cersei's hand in aiding the fight.
Emilia Clarke discussed this change in Daenerys, and perhaps teased that there's really no predicting what Dany is thinking as we head into the Season 7 finale :
The biggest question this season for Dany is what side of the coin she's on. The unequivocal nature in choosing to be this aggressive is something you haven't seen before. She's practiced patience and has this savior-like quality, but now it's game on.
Game on, indeed. The Game Of Thrones season finale will air on HBO on August 27th at 9:00 p.m. ET. There are plenty of moments we're hoping to see in the finale, so check those out and let us know if you guys agree. Those looking to find a new series to jump into following the season finale should visit our fall premiere guide.