Game of Thrones Season 3 Finale: Was the Closing Scene Offensive?

The Game of Thrones Season 3 finale (Season 3, Episode 10: "Mhysa") ended on an emotional high note, with Daenerys Targaryen being literally embraced as "Mhysa" ("mother") and lifted in triumph by the Yunkai slaves she set free. It was a moment of in-universe joy — but for many viewers, the moment was tainted by real world dynamics. As beautiful as the scene was — and it was gorgeous, emotionally and cinematographically — it's hard to ignore that the closing image is a white woman (not just...


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