Exploding to popularity with its first season, Game of Thrones had built up high standards to live up to. But it soon became evident to fans that the show was good only until they were adapting the books, as the books end before season 5 and the show’s quality dropped after.
Season 8 of Game of Thrones was considered hard to watch by many fans due to many characters making shocking and unrealistic decisions. Some characters were also seen treading back on their development such as Jaime Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen, much to the chagrin of many fans.
Game of Thrones Season 8 – What happened to Daenerys at the end?
Along with Cersei and Jaime being killed by a dozen bricks, Daenerys was seen torching King’s Landing and was later killed by Jon Snow. In reaction to her death, Drogon burned the Iron Throne and flew away with her corpse.
Later in the show, Samwell Tarly was about the reveal the location of the dragon and his dead mother, only to be interrupted by Bronn. But thanks to the director’s commentary being released, we were finally informed where they went, it was towards Volantis.
Drogon and Dany go to Valyria
Since there isn’t anything significant for the dragon to find in Volantis, Valyria seems like the right spot. It’s the birthplace of the Targaryens and the region with a lot of magic and mystery, maybe he wanted to return her to where it all began or to revive her using Valyrian magic.
Furthermore, Drogon could be taking Daenerys to Asshai in Shadowlands, which has been shrouded in mystery, even in the books. The location is further east and is infamous for Shadowbinders, who are considered the most sinister of all sorcerers.
Will she return in Jon Snow Spin off?
The writer of the books, George RR Martin confirmed in June that a Jon Snow spinoff show is in production with Kit Harington on board. Even though very little is revealed about the spinoff, including Kit Harington knowing nothing about it, it has still generated a lot of hype.
Considering the ambiguous end to Daenerys Targaryen’s body and the spin-off taking place after the events of Game of Thrones, we could see Emilia Clarke return to the franchise, although not as Daenerys Targaryen, well not completely of course.
The world of ice and fire becomes more weirder and magical as we move east, which hints at magic and resurrections. Melisandre who came from Asshai was able to resurrect Jon Snow, maybe someone from Asshai will resurrect Daenerys too, just not how we expect it to.
Not all resurrections and magic work as intended, as in the case of Beric Dondarrion, who claimed to be becoming less of himself after every revival. There’s a high chance Daenerys might return as the Undead Dragon Queen of the Shadowlands.