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I think that's a very fair criticism and all points with which I agree. I think things like the coffee cup are those little indicators that they didn't put the same meticulous care into the show to which we've become accustomed.Overall I agree there have been more than enough red flags that Dany was given to the kind of extremes and occasional gear stripping that foreshadowed madness never being all that far away. I think the fatal flaw in this past episode is how it was triggered. Looking at the Red Keep with the bells ringing she suddenly lost it and wiped out a city full of innocents rather than just focusing on it's destruction??? The writers could have had her snap after seeing Missandei lose her head and we all would have bought it. Perhaps they could have held her execution at the beginning of the battle or had Dany see her severed head displayed and lost it. It's the whole overarching "We need to this to happen so it does regardless of whether it's sensible or suits the character's backstory" aspect of the writing this season and last that's pissed so many folks off. The show has become a victim of of the expectations set by its previous seasons and the fan buy in that made it so special. It's not so much that it's crap TV the production values are still outstanding (other than lighting and the occasional coffee cup) but rather that it is crap GoT.
If Rhaegal had to go down, I would like to have seen him go down this week from a surprise scorpion in the city and have her start laying waste to the city after that.