Lena Headey

'Game of Thrones' recap: Daenerys, the 'Breaker of Chains'

'Game of Thrones' recap: Daenerys, the 'Breaker of Chains'

Let the double-crossing families of Westeros waste their waking hours plotting to kill each other’s wannabe kings. The true heir to the Targaryen Empire is busy building an army.

The episode "Breaker of Chains" reminded us that, despite the compelling stories of Starks and Lannisters, Daenerys Targaryen is the real star of this series. (More so than in the books, Dany’s character stands out on TV – in sunny landscapes as opposed to the dark surroundings of the west.)

Watching Sunday’s episode, I was also struck once again by how much fine, understated, nuanced acting is going on in this show about dragons, zombies and watches -- particularly by Lena Headey...