A lot has been written about the Game of Thrones finale, most of it terrible. Things just fell apart, and slowly, we’ve come to accept it. One of the more interesting talking points about the last episode was Drogon mourning the death of Dany.
Remember how he wails into the sky, and then proceeds to direct his rage at the Iron Throne, melting it with dragon fire?
We all assumed a lot of weight to that scene. It felt like one of those times that would live on in fantasy lore. We attributed multiple meaning to it and the significance of what it showed.
Some of us thought he burnt it down because he saw it as the real reason Dany was killed.
Or that he saw it as the root cause of all suffering in King’s Landing, and decided to do away with it altogether.
According to the script however, he just burns it down by accident. BY ACCIDENT.
He breathes fire on the back wall, blasting down what remains of the great red blocks of stone. 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.
Yup, this excerpt, which is on the Emmys website, clearly shows that there was no greater meaning to Drogon’s fiery spectacle. The throne just happened to be in the way. Obviously, the internet fucking lost its shit at the sheer lameness of it all.
It turns out Drogon WASN’T a Rhodes Scholar pic.twitter.com/DwzKfJ2NYn— the weird new king (@whyangelinawhy) July 31, 2019
So the script confirmed that Drogon burned the throne by accident, because it was on his way. The people who were saying that he burned the throne because he realized that it was what really killed Dany had a better idea than D&D. At least it could have been a logical explanation— all hail to her satanic majesty ✨ (@daenerystale) July 31, 2019
#GameofThrones fans: “Drogon was burning the true enemy, the thing that *really* killed his mother.”— Beth of the Elder Kin (@BethElderkin) July 31, 2019
Actual show: “LOL the throne was a bystander Drogon was just throwing shit at a wall.”
From a recent interview by Dr. Drogon #GoT #GameofThrones https://t.co/IzLGOmpMKS pic.twitter.com/ogShop6KES— Free Folk Bot (@freefolkbot) July 31, 2019
dumb scene gets even dumber— Lindsay Ellis | ~ * ~ Her Satanic Majesty ~ * ~ (@thelindsayellis) July 31, 2019
as writ Drogon didn’t even mean to melt the iron throne, it was just an innocent bystander pic.twitter.com/XTeTDgAVyI
So D&D told ramin that drogon melted the throne because he understands that it is what killed dany, but in the scripts drogon burns the throne by accident. They can’t even keep their story straight. It really feels like it was all a big joke to them. pic.twitter.com/rHxwuNqktY— cris (@mardyjon) August 1, 2019
So there you go. The anti-climax of the century. Thanks D & D!