And just like that, Game of Thrones makes a creative choice to self-detonate, in the process annihilating not just King’s Landing, but a good portion of the audience’s already waning trust.

Daenerys Targaryen — self-proclaimed savior of Westeros , and for many an empowering figure and moral focal point of the story — went full Hiroshima after suffering one too many losses, killing hundreds (maybe thousands) of innocent people in…