Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik addresses controversial Daenerys ...

Exactly one month after the series finale of Game of Thrones, one of the show's directors, Miguel Sapochnik, addresses the controversy surrounding Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her destructive decisions. 

Sapochnik, 44, who directed the third episode of Season 8, The Long Night, and the penultimate fifth episode, The Bells, revealed he did not question her dark turn at the end of the final season.

While some fans questioned her choices, since, for the entirety of the show she had been devoted to freeing slaves and protecting the innocent, Sapochnik revealed in an interview with IndieWire that she had gone mad, like her father before her.

Thrones director: Exactly one month after the series finale of Game of Thrones, one of the show's directors, Miguel Sapochnik, addresses the controversy surrounding Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her destructive decisions

Thrones director: Exactly one month after the series finale of Game of Thrones, one of the show's directors, Miguel Sapochnik, addresses the controversy surrounding Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her destructive decisions

No question: Sapochnik, 44, who directed the third episode of Season 8, The Long Night, and the penultimate fifth episode, The Bells, revealed he did not question her dark turn at the end of the final season

No question: Sapochnik, 44, who directed the third episode of Season 8, The Long Night, and the penultimate fifth episode, The Bells, revealed he did not question her dark turn at the end of the final season

'The way she has treated humans, and the conviction she has, means that conviction is eventually going to fall afoul,' Sapochnik said. 

He was initially supposed to direct the fourth episode as well, which was ultimately directed by David Nutter, but he said he didn't want to see Daenerys' reaction to Cersei (Lena Headey) killing Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) until the opening of The Bells.

'We said, "You’ve never been like this,"' said Sapochnik. 'It was this idea of us trying to piece her back together, but something’s broken.'

Broken: 'We said,

Broken: 'We said, "You’ve never been like this,"' said Sapochnik. 'It was this idea of us trying to piece her back together, but something’s broken'

The death of Missandei seemed to signal the start of Daenerys' descent into madness, with Sapochnik revealing that he wanted to juxtapose Daenerys' downtrodden state with Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), who has made many mistakes himself.

'She’s not questioning herself anymore, which is the difference between somebody who, I think, has kind of lost their mind,' the director said. 

'That’s part of what makes us human, is we question whether we’ve made the right

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