Game of Thrones fans are disappointed and pissed ever since last week’s episode aired last Sunday. And people want a “do-over”.
With signatures encroaching on 1 million, fans really want to see the whole of Season 8 uncanonised and have a new team of “competent writers” flesh out the season 8 they’ve been dreaming off.
The petition reads,
“Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”, it adds possibly un-ironically.
Why are people so mad at GoT? [Warning spoilers ahead]
The penultimate episode titled “The Bells”, saw Dany burning King’s Landing to ashes along with thousands of innocent women and children with her dragon after their army surrenders, something mostly out of character for Dany to do.
It’s not that the decision by the writers to make Dany bloodthirsty came out of nowhere, viewers were expecting her character to head in that direction, just not in the way it played out.
When showrunners announced that the series was going to end at season 8, just when season 6 was released, the writers had their work cut out for them to wrap up all the character arcs and sub-plots in a logical and satisfying manner. And to a lot of fans, that didn’t happen.
WTF moments don’t work anymore
Dany’s character arc has suffered from uneven and jumpy pacing and development ever since the announcement, but last week’s episode truly gave whiplash for a large number of fans who didn’t get to see what led to such dramatic character development.
The writers essentially favoured shock and awe with their use of a plot twist rather than deliberate and well planned out story-building that actually warranted such a payoff.
Some were even madder that the writers tried to justify her actions simply because she was insane based on the flat expression she wore while witnessing a murder in season 1.
But of course, there’s another camp of fans who actually liked what they saw.
The eight seasons of that character that led up to last night’s Targaryen rampage will be studied for years as the perfect way to write an arc for a character…. pic.twitter.com/aPooAUIyJ1
— steakshapiro (@steakshapiro) 13 May 2019
— ًًًًً (@GianNarisma) 13 May 2019
Who knows? We might be looking back at this in 10 years thinking the same as well.