The HBO’s fantasy adventure series, Game of Thrones, is now complete as the last season brought curtains down to an epic saga of the seven kingdoms of Westeros. But it has drawn a tremendous amount of flak from the die-hard fans who are very disappointed with the way D&D dealt with the major storylines and character arcs.
The makers have shrugged the concerns despite an online petition demanding to remake the entire 8th season with a fresh script. But now the details are coming out of some of the scenes dropped by D&D from the final cut and you will feel terrible after knowing that those would have been epic onscreen had they not been chopped off on the editor’s desk.
Cersei Lannister losing her child:
Lena Headey (who plays Cersei Lannister) recently said,
“We shot a scene that never made it into season seven, which was where I lose the baby. It was a really traumatic, great moment for Cersei, and it never made it in, and I kind of loved doing that because I thought it would have served her differently.”
Cersei was shown to be pregnant in season 7 but the intrigue built up as many thought she might be pretending to manipulate her brother cum lover Jaime Lannister into staying at King’s Landing. In season 8, it was teased that the child could actually be of Euron’s but the entire plotline was dropped off the radar.
A Pack of Direwolves fighting Viserion:
The Long Night episode director Miguel Sapochnik revealed in a podcast that he wanted to bring back Arya’s direwolf Nymeria and her super-pack to fight against the undead dragon Viserion but it never came to fruition.
“Dave and Dan were heading towards the finish line and they were unrelenting in what they expected of us,” said Sapochnik. “Then their mantra to us is ‘It’s going to kill us, but it’s going to be great.’ And we were like, ‘No, no, it’s actually going to kill us if we don’t stop.’ They were completely ruthless when it came to that kind of thing of, ‘No, we want this, we want this.’ And at the same time, there were moments of realization that we physically can’t do some of these things and other things we can.”
Jorah was supposed to die at the very beginning:
Jorah Mormont, the slave trader turned Dany’s loyalist survived the white walkers’ assault in the beginning, but the director revealed that he wanted to kill him right off the bat to send a chilling signal that all bets are off. But D&D decided to play it safe which is so unlike spirit of GOT.
Night King was supposed to fight:
In the “Hard Home” episode, we saw Night King and his army of the dead for the first time and saw how terrifyingly powerful they are. Jon and Night King came face to face and it was presumed that we will see these two men fight each other to the death in their next encounter. Guess what, Night King was supposed to make some fancy moves with his spear and fight Jon & his forces but it never actually happened.
Hodor was supposed to come back:
When Jon charged at the Night King, he raised the dead to stop of him, and Hodor was supposed to be resurrected as Wight. This could have been the biggest WTF moment but alas we never got to see it.