Game of Thrones is over, and a lot of people are pretty disappointed with the way it ended. From character arcs abruptly ended to holes in the plotline, it seems that the necessary deviation from George RR Martin's books didn't go as well as people had hoped, and for many, it all seemed a little rushed.

Sometimes its best not to know how your hotdog is made, and the same goes for TV shows, in my opinion. GoT's "Inside The Episode" gives viewers insights from showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, in what ought to be a fascinating peek behind the curtain of this cultural phenomenon. Instead, it often comes off rather bland, taking the magic away from the series and making it appear that many of the storyline decisions were made off-the-cuff, like when it was mentioned that "Dany kind of forgot about the Iron Fleet."

Viewers, some looking for someone to blame for their disappointment, jumped on this casual statement and turned it into a hilarious meme, something that can explain certain other areas of the story that didn't quite work out. We here at Bored Panda have collected a few of our favorites here, scroll down below to check them out and let us know what you think in the comments!

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MagicalUnicorn 2 months ago

truest truth of all truths

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What would you done differently in the final season of Game of Thrones? Artist  Benjamin Dewey, who illustrated the scenes that could’ve made him enjoy it more, spoke to Bored Panda about his appropriately titled series The Scenes I Wish We’d GoT.

“In 2008, a friend of mine, Wendy (who has since passed away) worked at a local book retailer (Powells). When I told her that I liked dragons, monsters, and knights, she said, ‘You’ve got to read this series of books; they’re amazingly detailed fantasy’ and she gave me a Game Of Thrones,” Benjamin told Bored Panda. “I will admit I didn’t totally get it at first but by the end of that book, I was a fan. Now I’m a super-fan and I’ve read as much of the supplemental material as I can get. Like most folks, I cannot wait for Winds of Winter.”

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Chris Rowe 2 months ago

Jon was the prince that was promised: He was a prince by virtue of being Aegon Targaryen and he successfully defeated both threats to the world: Ice as represented by the White Walkers, and then the fire of the Targaryens. He quite literally stood up to two dragons, one of ice, one of fire. Now his watch is ended and he's returned to the north where he always belonged. The prophecy said the PRINCE that was promised, not the KING, so I've no idea why people are suprised or disappointed that he doesn't sit on the throne.

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Loucozade 2 months ago

yeap...that was a serious ef-up

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“I am a sucker for fantasy in general but I especially love when stories build their momentum from the nature of their characters,” the artist said. “I like a spectacle as much as anyone but I tend to dislike it if it’s just for its own sake. George R.R. Martin understands that the fantastical should be pressed into the service of illuminating the tragedies and triumphs of everyday life.”

“Daenerys rides a dragon but at the end of the day, she is seeking comfort and safety of the house with the red door. We like her because we understand her motivations. That amalgamation of the quotidian and the spectacular is in perfect balance in A Song of Ice and Fire.”

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Lisa J 2 months ago

it was already explained on freefolk, the Night King is terrible artist. He was trying to draw a wheelchair to warn Westeros against Bran.

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C 2 months ago

and then make him rule the 6 kingdoms

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Benjamin believes that a huge reason why the last season of the TV show declined is story compression. “It’s just what happens sometimes. Actors get older, budgets are set, contracts run out and shooting locations become unavailable. George R.R. Martin wants to do two more books that have fifteen hundred-page manuscripts. He takes a long time because it is difficult to structure such an intricate web of characters.”

“The showrunners are out over their skis and faced the unenviable task of trying to compress two novels worth of story into six episodes of television. Adapting great books with a fresh cast produces better results than trying to hastily tie a bow on an unfinished epic.”

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Irina Polukhina 2 months ago

She killed the freaking Knight king!

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Ueda 2 months ago

But deep down Jon didn't want to stay. He just needed an excuse to go live with the wildlings, his true people.

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"After all, Game of Thrones is a show that is in competition with a superior earlier iteration of itself. “I Just Called To Say I Love You is a fine song but when you compare it to Superstition there’s no contest regarding which version of Stevie Wonder is preferable. Bad is relative. I think it’s not all the things that fans wanted and there are probably a ton of reasons for that. I am torn between sympathy for [the writers of the HBO series] and frustration that some of the choices being made feel truncated and undermining of all the set-up we were given. There’s one left so maybe they’ll pull off an amazing finale but I’m measuring my expectations.”

“My wife has taught me that it’s possible to just enjoy that parts of a cultural artifact that moves you and not write off the whole thing just because it’s imperfect. It’s a good lesson. Everything has flaws.”

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David Strongbow 2 months ago

Next Chapter - "Son of Night Walker King".....

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Irina Polukhina 2 months ago

She was riding black horse when she was on eer killing path, so White horse was a sign she is done with being noone

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Benjamin is disappointed that we went speeding past important stretches of the story “to land the plane before it falls apart.” He said he understands it but it feels avoidable. “Most people don’t have creative jobs so they don’t understand the pressures and vulnerability involved in creating art for others but even though I make stories for a living, I can only imagine what it feels like to be the people working on the show. It’s a global phenomenon. Billions of people have opinions but due to lack of access to a deep knowledge of the process, most of them are uninformed and unproductive when it comes to writing, film or art. Audiences feel many things about the media they engage with and even when they love a thing, it’s not always a positive relationship."

“However, I like that more people are starting to talk about story, plot and character arcs and I’d encourage anyone who has a ton of ideas about ‘what they should have done’ to go produce your own stories,” he added. “I’m really hoping that instead of people just offering an endless deluge of bitter critiques that we might get some really cool and fun new worlds to explore. I feel inspired to make the best things I can and I’ve learned some important lessons, to apply to my own stories from watching this final season.”

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Kathy Vacher 2 months ago

This one isn't true. He probably wouldn't of killed Dany if he wasn't afraid that she would turn on him and his family because of his perentage.

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Sina 2 months ago

Wait a second, she bought 8000 Unsullied, and 5000 still in training from Astapor. Some of them perished in Meereen ok, some of them perished in battle of Winterfell, but the ones in the final episode surely don't look even remotely close to 1000 or so... Nobody ever hinted in the show that she lost all of them in battle, same as with her Dothraki troops, we saw a bunch of them perishing in the opening of the battle, but that doesn't mean she sent in ALL of them. Try to remember how many she recruited after burning the Khals, and how many charged for the fight.

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Random Panda 2 months ago

The blood riders are actually supposed to avenge their khal.

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Sonya Jersey 2 months ago

yeah, deforestation was real in season 8, the place was a desert

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Joshua Merritt 2 months ago

Sam is the older brother. That’s the whole freaking reason he got sent to the night’s watch. 😂

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Alex K 2 months ago

to kill the queen

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panda_legerdemain 2 months ago

Lol

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Alla Kitaeva 2 months ago

Littlefinger had green eyes I think

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Lisa J 2 months ago

did they think fans wouldn't catch that or didn't care? Bastard surnames are kind of a big deal in the both the books and film. They were slipping all season.

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David Strongbow 2 months ago

Right? I was like where did those "extra" Dothraki come from at Kings Landing after getting swamped by the White Walkers

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Jennifer Bossey 2 months ago

He's a eunuch, which means castrated, which means his testicles have been removed, not his penis.

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Rachna Sahu 2 months ago

To cure Jorah Mormont

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Marty BlackEagle-Carl 2 months ago

Thought most of them died in the Battle of the Dead.

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Mae 2 months ago

Oh yeah like in "those times" people actually thought about alcohol being harmful to a pregnant woman lol

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Bianca Ko 2 months ago

Wasn't Edmure there, in the final scene, voting to put himself as king?

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Romário Eichlig 2 months ago

This is stupid. In a War Negotiation, no sides ever attacks the other one — it's common knowledge for ages. Had she killed Tyrion, she'd been fucked that very moment.

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Loucozade 2 months ago

they cut down all the trees to make the scorpions :))))

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Alex K 2 months ago

the red keep didnt fall, jaime killed the mad king and surrendered the red keep

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Falcon 2 months ago

should have taken that 10 episode deal from HBO..

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djinnjeannie 2 months ago

In many societies unmarried women are supposed to be virgins, in most of those unmarried women often aren’t however

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Lukas Visockas 1 month ago

at least the scene looks cool 🤷‍♂️

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