The hit HBO series Game of Thrones came to an end in 2019 with many fans unhappy with how the final season played out. The showrunners and writers were criticized for their handling of the final episodes, but writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss still received an Emmy nomination.
And because of the Emmy nod, the script for the series finale, “The Iron Throne”, was released online through the official Emmys website.
Some were hoping that the release of the script would bring some answers to questions that remained after the series wrapped up, but someone the script is even more head-scratching than the actual episode.
For instance, when Drogon burns down the Iron Throne after Daenarys is killed by Jon Snow, it seemed like it was a fit of rage. However, according to the script, it was an… accident?
The script reads:
We look over Jon’s shoulder as the fire sweeps toward the throne ― not the target of Drogon’s wrath, just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration. We look through the blades of the throne as the flames engulf it, and blast the wall behind it. We see the throne in the flames, turning red, then white, then beginning to lose its form. We get tight shots of the details melting in silhouette: the armrests, the iconic fan of swords on the backrest. The fire stops. The smoke clears revealing a puddle of smouldering slag where the throne once stood. Who will sit on the Iron Throne? No one.
There were also instances of Jon and Sansa completely missing on the geography of certain locations in Westeros, showing that the final season was just sloppily thrown together.
And who doesn’t remember the rogue Starbucks cup?
All in all, Game of Thrones was a hit, and it is one of the best shows to ever air on HBO. It’s just a shame it came to such a lackluster end.