Prominent liberal female politicians are expressing sharp disappointment with how Game of Thrones ended, due to what they consider the poor treatment of one of the show’s main female characters.
2020 presidential candidates Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), both fans of Daenerys Targaryen—also known as “Khaleesi” and the “Mother of Dragons”—were bitter about her rapid descent in the show’s final season, where she became a mass murderer of innocents and was eventually killed by her nephew-boyfriend Jon Snow. However, the foundation for the character’s dark arc was laid for years in the books and preceding seasons of the HBO series.
“I’m so pissed off,” Gillibrand said in a video taped for the left-wing viral news site NowThis. “I hated it. I hated the last three episodes. They destroyed Daenerys’s character in three episodes, and they destroyed Jon Snow’s character in three episodes.”