"You put us through 8 years of character development only to have it all destroyed in one episode."
Daenerys didn't just destroy King's Landing with that dragon joyride; she burned seven seasons of carefully-crafted storytelling, character build-up and audience expectation.
That's the opinion of almost half a million "Game of Thrones" fans who have signed a petition to have the final season remade "with competent writers".
The Change.org movement has, at time of writing, garnered 449,247 of its 500,000 target signatures — and it is steadily climbing.
Having waited an extra year for the truncated season 8, many followers of the show have been left with the taste of ashes in their mouths, much like any unlikely survivors in the Westerosi capital.
Last Sunday's penultimate episode saw Dany do a complete 180 on a lifetime of protecting the innocent and fighting tyrants and freeing slaves, as she decided to incinerate the city she had just taken, killing countless.
Her arc concluding in the apparent madness that plagues her incest-friendly family is not what has most fans upset per se; rather the hurried fashion in which it has been presented, as the showrunners attempt to wrap up its many complex storylines in a mere six episodes.
"David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on," the petition declares. "This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!"
Hundreds of thousands it seems agreed with petition starter Dylan D. adding their names to the list demanding an unlikely do-over.
"I understand it's GOT but don't trash 8 yrs of character building for what they think will shock and awe us. It sucks," one wrote.
"You put us through 8 years of character development only to have it all destroyed in one episode," wrote another.
"The directors have not given any thought to completing character arcs, fulfilling prophecies, or explaining mysteries that have been foreshadowed for years. This is the greatest spectacle on television for a decade, and I can’t see it go down in flames like it is. Remake it," added a third.
"I don't even care to watch the last episode. The last 8 seasons have been ruined. As a loyal fan that tells anybody or everybody they HAVE to see at least episode 1, I'm thoroughly disappointed. RIP GOT," lamented a fourth.
"I don't want these two anywhere near Star Wars, either. This was abysmal," another signatory wrote, alluding to the fact the once-revered showrunners have recently been confirmed to helm a new Star Wars spin-off.
There is still one episode to go for the writers to "stick the landing" — but it seems a significant portion of the fanbase will not be holding its breath.