‘Game of Thrones’: This Character Was Supposed to Live and Would’ve Hated Daenerys’ Fate

IndieWire | 5/26/2019 | Staff
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The final season of “Game of Thrones” has caused controversy over its rushed storytelling that didn’t allow for enough character development, among other complaints. Case in point are Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dark turn into the pyromaniacal Mad Queen and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) undoing his story of redemption at the 11th hour to die with his sister, even after his eyes had been opened to her selfishness.

Despite all of these perceived narrative failures, Entertainment Weekly reveals that the writers did indeed try to create stories that would stay true to the characters and not just feel contrived. In fact, they wanted desperately to keep one character alive through to the end, but eventually abandoned the idea because it made no logical sense.

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“For a long time we wanted Ser Jorah to be there at The Wall in the end,” writer Dave Hill said. “The three coming out of the tunnel would be Jon and Jorah and Tormund. But the amount of logic we’d have to bend to get Jorah up to The Wall and get him to leave Dany’s side right before [the events in the finale] … there’s...
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