It was an episode of 'Game of Thrones' that undoubtedly divided the fandom, but now you have an opportunity to experience it a bit differently.
The script for the show's final episode 'The Iron Throne', which aired in May, is now online so you can read what happened and how it did (or didn't) translate to the screen.
It also answers a few questions that many viewers had; we ourselves were wondering, for example, whether the symbolism of Drogon burning the Iron Throne had any deeper meaning. Well, as the script reveals, it doesn't - it simply caught on fire after the dragon breathed flames in its general direction.
There are also a few amusing tidbits in the script which must have made the actors laugh (or perhaps cringe) - most notably, when Arya is telling Jon and Sansa that she is not returning north.
“they both failed geography” straight from the emmy nominated script for outstanding writing for a drama series LOL pic.twitter.com/Iv5ePANfD1
— osha (@oshawildling) July 31, 2019
Others have been less impressed, and cast scorn on the fact that such trifling jokes are included in a series that has been Emmy-nominated for writing...
Game of Thrones first episode vs last.
— SANSA'S WHORE (@lxmoncakes) July 31, 2019
I can't believe this is part of the actual script from the last episode of Game of Thrones it's and not a weird parody of the show pic.twitter.com/co4BQNp6xb
— Cam (@TheSaintJimi) August 1, 2019
In fact, the reaction to the script has generally been about as enthusiastic as the reaction to the final season, with many people expressing disappointment. Writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who pulled out of a panel at ComicCon last month, have been nominated in the 'Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series' category for the episode.
As a person who has some experience as a script editor, this Game of Thrones one is just excruciating to read. There’s no way something this bad wouldn’t have been withdrawn to be redraft under my watch. But then again, I know I’m still salty and obviously biased...
— Eloisa-Éloïse (@CoudrietEloise) August 1, 2019
Omg! The script for @GameOfThrones final episode is out and it’s worse than I thought. Even the script says snow in KL but then they said ash - wtf, guys?? @HBO Nice job not checking in on your employees and allowing this shit on the air. #shame
— HerSatanicMajesty🐲👑 (@JaeLynnGOT) July 31, 2019
game of thrones script plaguing my timeline on this morning have we not suffered enough already
— maz: the re-up (@theliqhthouse) July 31, 2019
they released the script for the final episode of game of thrones and it's somehow even worse than seeing it played out
— BIG YOSHI ENERGY (@kougeki) July 31, 2019
The actual script for the last episode of Game of Thrones is sincerely one of the worst things I've ever read.
— Grant (@G_Ryd) July 31, 2019
just read parts of the game of thrones finale script pic.twitter.com/tKwV7miSyi
— talia (@taIialia) August 1, 2019
Compare the first page of SVU script to the three GoT script pages. How a clean script is supposed to look vs stupidity and fanfic and geography jokes pic.twitter.com/5SgHpFP8dV
— 🦁𝐼 𝐷𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑌𝑜𝑢 ☀️ (@LariskaPargitay) July 31, 2019
You can read the whole thing here.