We Finally Know Who To Blame For That Annoying ‘Game Of Thrones’ Ending
While Game of Thrones may have ended over a week ago, many fans are still angry over the underwhelming final episode.
It’s likely we will be arguing about whether the finale made sense for years to come but many fans have put the blame on writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who took control of the series’ last two seasons and have since become two deeply hated people in Hollywood.
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In S1E1, Jaime Lannister pushes Bran Stark out of a window. This is subtle foreshadowing by David Benioff and Dan Weiss for S8E5, where eight seasons of Jaime's character development are similarly thrown out the window. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/OJjjxBaeY3
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But it turns out the writers are not entirely to blame for the most controversial part of the finale. It was actually the man who blessed us with the original story to begin with: George R.R. Martin.
The actor who plays at Bran Stark, Isaac Hempstead Wright, told Making Game of Thrones that it was Martin who wanted Bran to win the Iron Throne.
“[Showrunners] David and Dan told me there were two things George R.R. Martin had planned for Bran,” Isaac said, “and that was the Hodor revelation, and that he would be king. So that’s pretty special to be directly involved in something that is part of George’s vision. It was a really nice way to wrap it up.”
Tyrion: “all hail Bran the Broken”
Bran: “actually, i was thinking more along the lines of Bran the Rave-“
Tyrion: “that boy busted as shit, what a story”
Bran: “maybe we can workshop the nickna-“
Sansa: “his dick don’t work!”
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Isaac added in the same interview that when he found out Bran was about to be declared king, he was left shook.
“I had to physically get up and walk around my flat. I said, ‘What?! You’re joking.’ It was the very last thing I expected to happen. I was convinced they had sent a script to everyone in which they become king or queen, so I still didn’t believe it until the read-through.”
Ultimately the actor reckons that Bran deserved the title and look, we will have to agree to disagree there. “I think he is a great character to take on that role. You never thought of him in that way, but what more could you ask for in a king than to have no personal attachments, no agenda, but have a calm understanding of the entire universe?” he said.
“He’s the ideal person to be in charge.”
Is he, tho? Really? I think many people would beg to differ.