#1 Daenerys Targaryen – “When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me! We will lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground!”
I can’t believe it. The day is upon us. I feel like it’s my Nameday Celebration!
Our #1 quote comes from the great Khaleesi. Where we last left Dany and her Khalasar, she had just rescued her dragons from the House of the Undying. She then returned to Qarth and plundered the city so she now has enough money to buy ships and an army. The Khaleesi learned a great lesson in Season 2, and that is that no one can be trusted. So my most anticipated moment of Season 3 is finding out if the Khaleesi trusts her own instincts and raises the army that she needs to fulfill her promise to her people. Will she become the great and powerful dragon, and cross the Narrow Sea to reclaim the Iron Throne? Will she return House Targaryen to King’s Landing? I cannot WAIT to find out!
The Khaleesi is my favorite character that’s currently not in Westeros. She is a woman unlike all the other women of Westeros that we are used to. She is a born conqueror. I loved seeing her progression from a young girl terrified of her own shadow to the great ambitious leader she has become. Emilia Clarke is the perfect actress to play Dany because she has figured out the perfect balance to portray her. She is ambitious and passionate but also naive and innocent. Her character is difficult because at times it could come off as campy or outrageous. The Darthraki language could be laughable if it isn’t executed precisely. But Clarke has consistently done a phenomenal job. She has delivered countless times in Seasons 1 and 2, and I hope she continues to do so in the next ten weeks.
So what will happen to the last Targaryen? We know her dragons have grown and they are strong. Will she begin to use the dragons as her weapons or will the dragons have a plan of their own? Will Jorah confess his love for Dany or has that ship sailed? [Yes, the pun is intended] Or will someone else try to take Dany’s dragons? Thankfully, we only have a few more hours to find out!!
Game of Thrones premieres tonight at 9pm on HBO.