Gillibrand 'very unhappy' with 'Game of Thrones' finale
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This post contains spoilers for the final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones."

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandInternal Democratic poll: Desiree Tims gains on Mike Turner in Ohio House race Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter's handling of New York Post article raises election night concerns | FCC to move forward with considering order targeting tech's liability shield | YouTube expands polices to tackle QAnon Democrats question Amazon over reported interference of workers' rights to organize MORE (D-N.Y.) said Monday that she is “very unhappy” with the finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

In a video posted by NowThisNews, the 2020 presidential candidate said she was “so pissed off” with the show’s ending, and was particularly disheartened with the storylines of her “two favorite characters,” Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow.

“I hated the last three episodes … my two favorite characters, destroyed,” Gillibrand said.


“I was particularly upset with how the writers treated the character of Khaleesi. She came to power over many years and many struggles as the Breaker of Chains,” Gillibrand said of Targaryen, who met her end in the series finale after ignoring a military surrender and killing thousands of innocent civilians by dragon fire.

“She’s somebody who made sure the lowest income, the least empowered could have a voice and that was who she was. And why did the writers have to turn her into a mad queen? That was not part of who she was.”

“I thought it was cheap and I was very unhappy,” Gillibrand added.

The final episode of the hit HBO series aired Sunday night, drawing a record-setting 19.3 million viewers for the network.

Gillibrand is far from the first politician to weigh in on the fate of Westeros and its inhabitants —lawmakers and candidates have repeatedly referenced the show in making political points.