Game Of Thrones aired its final episode every last week, but HBO wasn’t going to leave fans hanging.
In place of a regular episode, they aired Game of Thrones: The Last Watch to show viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making the huge show.
The documentary revealed many things, including the monumental budget the eighth and final season had, and all that was at steak.
“All We were doing in seasons 4, 5, 6 and 7 were training for season eight,” production designer Deborah Riley said.
We also learned about the emotional weight behind one of the final episode’s most insane scene.
Warning: Spoilers Ahead
We saw what happened when Kit Harington (John Snow) learned he’d be stabbing his love Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke).
In documentary, we see both actors shed a few tears over the insanely emotional moment.
First of all, you can watch the dramatic GoT clip for reference.
True Buffy fans know that this scene looked a little familiar, not only just visually but the story behind it. Who could forget when the slayer stabbed Angel in a truly twisted scene that made us all emotional? You can watch that go down below.
Gellar noticed the similarities between the two scenes and posted something about it on Instagram. You can check out what she had to say below.
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Other Game of Thrones news
Eagle-eyed fans caught the sneaky cup that was left behind in the shot which left them wondering — if there is Starbucks in the GOT universe, what does Jon Snow order?
Then, HBO has confirmed that it was an accident.
Bernie Caulfield, an executive producer on the show, said it was a mistake and apologized to fans in an interview with WNYC radio today.
“Westeros was the first place to actually, you know, have Starbucks,” he said.
He went on to say the a slip up like that is super rare for the show because “prop people and decorators are so, you know, so on it 1,000 percent.” He added that, “if that’s the worst thing they’re finding, then we’re in good shape.”
HBO also put out a statement, poking fun at the whole ordeal.
“The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea,” it read.
Then, during the finale, it seems as if a similar incident has happened again. Fans watching noticed a water bottle in the background of one of the scenes. The moment, in particular, contains spoilers.
You can see the water bottle behind the foot of Samwell Tarley in the scene below.
— Beth (@bethisloco) May 20, 2019
The petition titled “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers” has garnered almost 1 million signatures on Change.org. The petition calls upon viewers to work together to get HBO to remove writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and remake the entire season.
“David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on,” the petition’s page says. “This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”
In a tweet, Gaskarth says viewers don’t get to “dictate” Hollywood. However, Gaskarth further notes that his comments are not Game Of Thrones-specific. Instead, he makes note of viewers’ “sense of entitlement.”
“Fuck this. As an observer/consumer you don’t get to dictate how the creative process develops,” Gaskarth says. “You can not like a thing, that’s fine… Go create something better. We need this passion for things that matter, not how you want your fav TV show to end.”
Btw this has nothing to do with GoT…. more the sense of entitlement that a petition should even matter in this context. So. Dumb.
— Alex Gaskarth (@AlexGaskarth) May 18, 2019
Additionally, Reinhart’s comments were very similar. In an Instagram comment, Reinhart disagrees with the notion that fans can demand “creative change from artists,” in regards to television.
“This is not how television works,” Reinhart says. “TV shows are not fan service. It’s ridiculous of people to think they can demand creative change from artists.”
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