It seems like the entire world, or at least the internet, was upset about this week’s Game of Thrones series finale, and that includes some of your favorite politicians. In a recent video, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat down to discuss their own frustrations with the finale, which mostly centered around the fact that the women in power were left with unsatisfying and unambitious storylines.
Ocasio-Cortez said she was disappointed, while Warren said she felt “meh.” Here’s a quick snippet of their analysis:
Ocasio-Cortez: “I felt like we were getting so close to this ending of just women running the world—”
Warren: “Exactly. And then one goes crazy.”
Ocasio-Cortez: “—and the last two episodes, it’s like, ‘Oh, they’re too emotional. The end.’ It’s like, ugh, this was written by men.”
Wow! I can only imagine that for two women in American politics, watching that go down felt totally unrelatable and unrealistic! Warren even said she was willing to make “a quick allegiance shift” to Sansa Stark after Daenerys “went nuts” and became the Mad Queen, but in the end she was disappointed that Sansa decided to just stay Queen of the North, saying, “Come on Sansa! Go for the big one!”
Their sentiments pretty much line up exactly with the opinion of their colleague Kirsten Gillibrand, who recently told NowThis she hated the last three episodes of the series. Gillibrand said the writers destroyed Daenerys and Jon Snow, her two favorite characters, in the second half of the eighth and final season.
She explained: “I was particularly upset about how the writers treated the character of Khaleesi. She came to power over many years and many struggles as the Breaker of Chains. She’s somebody who made sure the lowest income, the least empowered, could have a voice, and that was who she was. Her goal was to break the wheel. Her goal was to reform the government and made sure it represented the people first. And why did the writers have to turn her into a mad queen? That was not part of who she was, and I get she has a history in her family, but they just in the last three episodes destroyed who she was and why she wanted to ascend to power. And I thought it was cheap, and I was very unhappy.”
Well, at least we know now how that debate question will go.