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The Director Of “Beyond The Wall” Hears Your Timeline Complaints & Frankly Doesn’t Care

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A bunch of Game Of Thrones hardos have come out of the woodworks to attempt to bash the logistics of the latest episode “Beyond The Wall.”

“Jon’s plan is stupid.”

“Why didn’t they bring any Ravens?”

“Can Gendry really run that fast?”

“Did they send Dany a raven or a text message cause damn she got their fast.”

“Did Dany tell her personal tailor to make her snow gear?”

“Wouldn’t the White Walkers at least test the frozen ice instead of just waiting?”

“Where did the White Walkers get those chains from?”

All of these are forms of complaints that have spread across the internet since “Beyond The Wall” aired, the most common of which being gripes about the timeline and geography.  And Alan Taylor, who directed this and multiple other episodes of Game Of Thrones, actually acknowledged the wonkiness of the timeline, saying:

“We were aware that timing was getting a little hazy. We’ve got Gendry running back, ravens flying a certain distance, dragons having to fly back a certain distance…In terms of the emotional experience, [Jon and company] sort of spent one dark night on the island in terms of storytelling moments. We tried to hedge it a little bit with the eternal twilight up there north of The Wall. I think there was some effort to fudge the timeline a little bit by not declaring exactly how long we were there. I think that worked for some people, for other people it didn’t. They seemed to be very concerned about how fast a raven can fly but there’s a thing called plausible impossibilities, which is what you try to achieve, rather than impossible plausibilities. So I think we were straining plausibility a little bit, but I hope the story’s momentum carries over some of that stuff.”

And then followed that up by saying he frankly doesn’t give a shit:

“It’s cool that the show is so important to so many people that it’s being scrutinized so thoroughly. If the show was struggling, I’d be worried about those concerns, but the show seems to be doing pretty well so it’s OK to have people with those concerns.”

To all the people bitching about the geographical and temporal logistics of a show involving resurrection and dragons: get a f*cking grip. Game Of Thrones just delivered what may be their grandest episode yet, so take it at face value and just enjoy it.

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