Emilia Clarke on Game of Thrones Finale: Dragons Rule!

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It was, perhaps, the most riveting scene of the Game of Thrones finale: by burning the corpse of Khal Drogo, Daenerys Targaryen was reborn.

To arrive at that place, the character had to kill Mirri Maz Duur and end Drogo's life, but actress Emilia Clarke said it was all a necessary means to a critical end.

"She needs to take steps forward to realizing her destiny," Clarke told TV Guide after the episode aired.

Daenerys and the Dragon

Magic wasn't featured heavily on the show during season one, but "with Dany, this is where it really comes into play," Clarke said, adding:

"This is it, the remaining Dothraki are her people now because of what they witnessed. If you're ever going to get a leader out of it, now is the time because she brought these incredible creatures back to life. There's some kind of magic in there you can't really mess with. Dragons trump everything."

That's for sure. And it sounds like we'll be seeing a lot more of them on season two.

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