Mothers, murders, mayhem

An angry Mother of Dragon torches traitors and enemies, while the queen mother dies - or did she?

Emilia Clarke plays Dany, or Daenerys Targaryen, in Game Of Thrones (above).
Emilia Clarke plays Dany, or Daenerys Targaryen, in Game Of Thrones (above).PHOTO: HBO

Let's call this episode Mother's Day.

The second-last show of the final season of Game Of Thrones is a bitter victory. Viewers get what they want - the downfall of Cersei and King's Landing - but at the hands of an angry and possibly insane Mother of Dragon. It is now singular instead of plural.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2019, with the headline 'Mothers, murders, mayhem'. Subscribe