The main reason why Drogon destroyed the Iron Throne with the fiery blast of fire in the last episode of “Game of Thrones” has finally been unveiled.
And whatever some people will say after its release earlier this year, it wasn’t some form of a symbolic response to Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) killing Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
It was actually a blunder.
The script for the episode ― titled “The Iron Throne” ― was shared on the Emmy Awards website earlier this week after HBO’s epic fantasy drama garnered a record 32 nominations for the 2019 ceremony.
Setting the fiery scene, it read:
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. We see the throne in the flames, turning red, then white, then beginning to lose its form. We get tight shots of the details melting in silhouette: the armrests, the iconic fan of swords on the backrest. The fire stops. The smoke clears revealing a puddle of smouldering slag where the throne once stood. Who will sit on the Iron Throne? No one.
So, the iron throne was “just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration” ― and not the true mark of Drogon’s wrath.
So finally case solved, although the prophecy may not satisfy those fans who have lobbied for the final season to be rewritten via a viral Change.org petition that has achieved more than 1.7 million signatures.
HBO programming president Casey Bloys on Wednesday put the calls for a season do-over to bed once and for all, however.
“The petition shows a lot of enthusiasm and passion for the show but it wasn’t something we thoughtfully considered,” he said at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California. “I can’t imagine another network would.”