‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Script, The Iron Throne: Read the Worst Moments & Plotholes

‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Script, The Iron Throne: Read the Worst Moments & Plotholes


HBO  The Game of Thrones finale script, “The Iron Throne,” was on Emmys.com after David Benioff & D B. Weiss were nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Now many fans are worried that they’ll win, especially after reading some of the crazy reveals and plot holes that they wrote into the finale script Here’s how you can read the script yourself, along with some of the best reactions and craziest moments from that script This post has major spoilers for Season 8.   First, if you want to read the script for yourself, you can find it on the Emmys com website here. Drogon Accidentally Burned the Iron Throne  This might be the most egregious of all the moments in the finale script We learned that Drogon “accidentally” burned the Iron Throne. Dragons have always been portrayed as highly intelligent in the Game of Thrones mythology, so fans had expected that Drogon burned the throne out of anger over its causing the death of his beloved mother Daenerys Others thought that maybe he just noticed a sword had killed her and thought the throne was responsible But it turns out that it was all an accident.  According to the script, after Jon killed Daenerys, he realizes that he had nothing to live for That’s why he didn’t run when Drogon showed up.  After Jon kills Dany, the script tells us that Drogon will not kill Jon (though it doesn’t explain why ) It also says that Drogon accidentally burned the Iron Throne and didn’t do it on purpose This is on Page 20 of the script. Jon Was Still in Love with Dany & a Scene About Dany’s Vision Was Cut  This is where things get confusing Right before Daenerys goes mad, we find out that Jon was really disturbed by her being his aunt, to the point that he didn’t want to show her any romantic love at all or even kiss her In one encounter he was very cold when she needed some encouragement and love from him So after he rejected her, she said: “Fear it is.”  But the finale script says he was still in love with her On Page 18 the script says:  “He looks into the eyes of the woman he loves.”  We also saw that there was a cut line on page 16 where Dany told Jon about her vision of the Iron Throne “In a vision. The roof, the snow, the throne… (beat) It all looked exactly like this,” the script reads  This interesting moment was cut from the episode. Yara Was Afraid of Arya  This makes no sense Yara was tough-as-nails and didn’t take flak from anyone. She had worked out a deal with Daenerys and was loyal to her now But somehow, we’re told that she just went with Jon’s “punishment” because she was afraid of Arya What?  The line was cut from the script, which you can read on Page 23.  Some fans have pointed out that Yara didn’t have much choice, since the Iron Islands were in shambles and so many had followed Euron over her anyway But still, does it really make sense that Yara would freak out just from looking into Arya’s eyes? Jon and Sansa Failed Geography  When Arya shares her future plans with Jon and Sansa and asks “What’s west of Westeros?” the script has this gem on Page 34:  Fans are really annoyed by that one  It doesn’t make any sense. Sansa is smart (didn’t Arya say that Sansa was the smartest woman she’d ever met?) So Sansa should have an idea of what Arya meant by “west ” Not to mention that Jon is clearly spending most of his time north where the wall is, so he should understand what’s west too But… Ok. Bran Is More Interested in a Bug than About Being King  There’s one place on Page 26 when Tyrion says: “And who has a better story than Bran the Broken?” You’d expect some kind of reaction from Bran But the script tells us: “Bran doesn’t look shocked. Simply uninterested. But that doesn’t bother Tyrion ”  Then while Tyrion’s speaking about Bran leading everyone, the script tells us:  Fans had a lot of fun with this scene Tyrion ‘Has Come to Expect Strange Answers from Bran,’ Who’s Really ‘Weird’  Maybe one of the lesser egregious moments, but still odd Tyrion, who really wanted Bran to be the new king, also knew that Bran was full of strange answers that don’t make much sense A great quality in a king, right?  When Tyrion said that Bran should be King and was waiting for his answer, the script reads:  Shouldn’t Tyrion have realized that Bran let everyone burn if he knew what was happening?  There’s a theory that Tyrion was being turned stupid in the books too, but his story was going to play out much more interestingly and perhaps be based on a drinking addiction he was developing Sadly, he just randomly lost his wits in the TV series.  Later, we’re reminded that Bran is weird when he offers to look for Drogon  The script doesn’t offer much in the way of revealing why Bran wants Drogon. Bran tells Bronn: “Perhaps I can find him Do carry on with the rest.” Then the script comments at the bottom of page 37: “That’s weird But so is the new king.” Yes, Tyrion Was Left Out of the History Book  Sam wasn’t just making it up The script confirms that Tyrion really was left out of the history book. Comment from discussion n0boddy’s comment from discussion “Script for the final episode “The Iron Throne” (Spoilers Extended)”    It doesn’t make any sense, but there it is. Comment from discussion RenanXIII’s comment from discussion “Script for the final episode “The Iron Throne” (Spoilers Extended)”   Everyone Agreeing to Let Bran Be King Was Weird Too  Speaking of weird, everyone agreeing to let Bran be King also felt quite “plothole”-ish The script doesn’t do much to clear any of that up.  According to the script, Edmure agrees because he thinks Bran will give him some influence at the court Of course, he agrees after everyone makes fun of him, showing he has no influence, so…  Then we’re told simply that “Gendry is happy to go along” told on Page 28  Yara goes along with it because her brother died defending Bran. “Yara has heard that her brother died defending Bran She knows this choice would make Theon happy.” This is the only one that makes any sense (more than her being afraid of Arya), but it was cut from the show  Brienne simply agrees because she’s a “Stark loyalist.” That seems to simply Brienne a little too much The Script Doesn’t Tell Us Where Jon Is Heading at the End of the Finale  As far as where Jon was going at the end of Episode 6, we still don’t know Here’s what Page 44 of the script tells us: King’s Landing Was Covered in Snow  Fans had some heated debates about whether King’s Landing was covered in ash or snow It seems obvious that it was ash (and that Drogon at least appeared to rise from a pile of ash when Jon showed up), considering that Daenerys burned everything down  But it turns out that at least some of that was snow after all.  First, there’s the cut dialogue where Dany talked about her vision to Jon She clearly says that the throne room was filled with SNOW.  And again, on Page 15 we’re told the throne room was covered in snow not ash  Earlier in the episode, Drogon arose from either snow or ash that covered him, surprising Jon On Page 15, that scene was worded a little differently. His black scales simply blended with the black rubble, according to the script  It doesn’t really make sense that it was snow covering King’s Landing. We didn’t see any snow in any of the previous King’s Landing scenes from the final season, despite the previous season showing a drop of snow in the finale And now all of a sudden there’s snow everywhere, after the Night King was defeated? Comment from discussion Zexapher’s comment from discussion “Script for the final episode “The Iron Throne” (Spoilers Extended)”    It’s a strange moment that fans don’t really understand.  In fact, some fans were so mad about the script that they tried to get a photo of D&D with a pile of money to show up when you google “Iron Throne ”  READ NEXT: An Interview with the Creator of the ‘Rewrite Game of Thrones’ Petition

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *