Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren Both 'Disappointed' by 'Game of Thrones' Series Finale

It's been nearly 36 hours since Game of Thrones officially ended on HBO, and people are still reeling over the underwhelming Season 8 finale. Just about everyone has voiced their opinion on the final episode of the series, from folks suggesting alternative endings to others launching a petition to remake the last season of the show. Even folks in the political arena have harped on the less-than-thrilling ending, including Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sentator Elizabeth Warren.

In a new video released on 2020 hopeful Warren's Twitter, both Democratic leaders shared their disdain for the final moments of GOT, which saw the death of Queen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright)—otherwise Bran the Broken—claiming the title of ruler of the Six Kingdoms.

The patriarchal undertones reigning supreme in the last few episodes were just too much for Warren and Ocasio-Cortez to enjoy. "We were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world, and then the last two episodes it's like, 'Oh, they're too emotional," Ocasio-Cortez said.

She continued: "It's like, ugh, this was written by men!"

Although Warren was originally rooting for Daenerys to take the Iron Throne, she said she was prepared to switch sides and see a less temperamental woman in power. "I was even willing at the end to make a quick allegiance shift when Dany went nuts," Warren said. "So I was over to Sansa. I was like Team Sansa. I will re-do my shirts, the whole thing."

Warren was frustrated to see Sansa settle for second-best. "And yet Sansa, who already is Queen of the North—thank you very much—she walks away saying, 'And I'll still be Queen of the North.' Come on Sansa! Go for the big one!" she exclaimed.

"I know. I was disappointed," Ocasio-Cortez replied, adding, "We need to get some feminist analysis up in HBO."

The politicians joined many fans in suggesting that Sansa should have ended up on the Iron Thrones. Even so, Turner felt Sansa received a just ending—one the actor said made the most sense for the character.

"I think it is a better thing for Sansa," Turner said in an interview with The Wrap published Monday. "The one thing she always strived for throughout the whole series was to be back home—home, home, home. She wanted to be at Winterfell with her family, with the North. It's where she felt most comfortable, most safe."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren Both 'Disappointed' by 'Game of Thrones' Series Finale | Culture
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