Is this Game of Thrones season all about cheating death? Looking at the last two Game of Thrones episodes, season six is going somewhat off the track. Many would agree that George R. R. Martin’s novels always made sure that the screenplay would have a lot of untimely deaths, especially the ones we hated to see. But, killing main characters is no longer the scenario for season six. Game of Thrones is now a show where characters are resurrected and even survive fatal situations.
In Game of Thrones season 6, episode 4, “Book of the Stranger,” Daenerys Targaryen’s fire scene was that very particular situation when the unusual happened. Since Sunday night (May 15), that’s probably the only scene viewers still wouldn’t have forgotten. But, if you haven’t watched the episode itself, then a Game of Thrones recap will help you watch the Daenerys Targaryen fire scene and know all about it.
Daenerys Targaryen’s Fire Scene
After watching “Oathbreaker” last week, every GoT viewer regretted Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) going to Vaes Dothrak. Far from her followers and her kingdom, Daenerys went there to see her own kin. But, meeting the other Khaleens was not a wise choice for Khaleesi. The rituals of the Temple of Dosh Khaleen refused a strong widow as herself to be still alive. We also saw how the Khal leaders were against Khaleesi’s powers.
As they want her to be dead, Daenerys had something else in mind. In the “Book of the Stranger” episode last night, we saw what most of us may like to term it as the “rebirth” of Daenerys Targaryen. It all started with Dothraki forcing her to surrender to the members of Khalasar. The Dosh Khaleens warned her that the Khals won’t accept a woman to be their leader. Having her life threatened with every moment she stayed in Vaes Dothraki, Daenerys finally got some support that she needed.
In the episode, Daenerys befriends a younger Dosh Khaleen (Hannah John-Kamen) and decides to go on a walk with her. In the dark night, she finds Jorah (Iain Glen) and Daario (Michiel Huisman), who were already looking for her. After asking their help, Daenerys leaves for the Temple. As she enters it, the leaders of Khalasar opposes her right to speak in front of them. Daenerys does not back off and tries her last chance at peacefully convincing them to make her their leader. The Khals laugh at her speech, insulting her suitability of being a Khalasar leader and even threatening her with rape unless she leaves. But, Daenerys had no plans on leaving.
As they keep threatening her, Khaleesi calmly knocks a pyre towards the Khals. The Khals panic, and as they try to escape, Khaleesi knocks all of them out, one by one. The fire guts the entire Temple, killing everyone inside. Just like a phoenix, Khaleesi gets reborn from the ashes. As the Dothraki gather around the burning temple, they see Daenerys Targaryen calmly walking out, unburned and unharmed.
This isn’t the first time we saw Daenerys Targaryen be fireproof. In season two, we saw her walk alive into Khal Drogo’s pyre, and then walk out at dawn. But, she wasn’t burned at that time and she still wasn’t burned last night. Cheating fire and death in last night’s episode, we also saw a way she can slay her enemies without her dragons. The scene ends with the entire clan as well as Jorah and Daario bowing down in front of Daenerys Targaryen, who stood completely naked right next to the Temple of Dosh Khaleen, which was burning in flames. If you keep up with GoT, you know that actress Emilia Clarke has refused to do a nude scene since season three. But, last night wasn’t the case of Daenerys Targaryen body double as the award-wining actress revealed that the ending scene was her and not a double.
To know more about Daenerys Targaryen’s fire scene in the “Book of the Stranger” episode, watch the video below. See Emila Clarke and the makers explain in-depth the filming process of that scene, which is the highlight of the entire Game of Thrones season 6, episode 4.