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‘That Wasn’t Surprising’: Game of Thrones Director Miguel Sapochnik Claims Show Hinted at Daenerys’ Evil Turn Much Earlier, Slams Fans for Not Seeing It

The fifth episode of the final season of the Game of Thrones TV show was quite controversial, mainly because Daenerys Targaryen took a straight-up unannounced evil turn towards the end of the episode. The ugly turn that the episode took didn’t sit well with the fans, considering the fact Dany was made out to be a good-hearted protagonist.

So when the Mother of Dragons suddenly took the decision to burn all of King’s Landing in “The Bells”, even to a surrendering Cersei, the whole outburst of evil intentions seemed to come without any basis, and this made fans turn the other cheek. But director Miguel Sapochnik has come to the defense of the episode, and here’s what he has to say.

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Daenerys after decimating all of King’s Landing

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According to Sapochnik, The Big Twist In Game of Thrones Could Be Seen Coming From A Mile Away

Three years after the controversial episode aired on HBO Max, Miguel Sapochnik has defended the narrative that the character of Daenerys Targaryen took, which he says was coming all along from earlier episodes.

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Miguel Sapochnik at the set of a movie

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The director spoke to the New York Times during a recent interview, in which he recounted the controversy surrounding the episode. His defense for the “The Bells” is, as he says-

I went back and rewatched the whole show from start to finish, and you can see the setup for Dany’s turn early on. So that wasn’t surprising.

Now whether what he’s saying is justifiable or not, we can only find out by rewatching Game of Thrones in its entirety, so now might be a good time to revisit the award-winning show on HBO Max.

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We Might Have Some Information On Emilia Clarke’s Secret Invasion Character

The Skrulls are invading earth, and it’s being turned into a live-action miniseries for TV by Disney+. One of the many stars of the Secret Invasion TV miniseries will be Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, but we have no idea whose role she is going to assume in the show.

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Emilia Clarke at an event

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The Queen of Dragons will be playing the role of a Skrull, and the supposed Skrull is G’iah, according to Daniel Richtman. Richtman revealed the information on his Patreon account, but it’s not been officially confirmed yet, so let’s just take a seat.

Secret Invasion will be gearing up for a release around early 2023, with six episodes to feed the hunger of Marvel fans. Catch it on Disney+.

Source: ScreenRant

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is working as a content writer for FandomWire. He has written over 100 articles for the entertainment website by reporting on the latest news in the pop culture industry- whether it be on the latest Marvel flick or a groundbreaking DC update. He has previously worked for LeftOye as a content writer too, working on over 150 articles. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University