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This YouTuber Wrote A Better Ending To Game of Thrones Season 8

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It’s been over a month after the Game of Thrones series finale debuted on HBO, and fans are still reeling over the ending. Viewers were psyched to watch the final season of one of HBO’s top-rated shows, but the series finale episode “The Iron Throne” miserably failed to live up to expectations. It received a 49% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, in comparison to 92% for the first episode of the season. Many believe that the entirety of season eight was not worth watching in comparison to previous seasons, which received critical acclaim across the world. While fans petition for HBO to remake season 8, one screenwriter took it into his own hands to “rewrite” it. Here’s what he had to say:

Daniel Whidden Rewrites GoT Season 8

Daniel Whidden is a ThinkStory writer and avid fan of Game of Thrones. Like many other fans, he was disappointed by the execution of season 8 and believed he could actually do better than the writers of the show. In an interview with Bored Panda, Whidden said, “I’m a screenwriter from Toronto and have worked in Film and Television for about 6 years now. I felt season 8 was rushed and clunky and that it deserved a better ending.” Fans were very curious in what he had to say, especially since there is active debate as to whether the original season 8 should be included in the story canon. A petition to HBO to rewrite season eight has even been created and reached over 1.6 million signatures at the time this article was written.

Whidden Justifies His Critiques

Whidden’s video begins with a brief explanation for the upload. He then explains his critiques on the season, and why he believes it deserved a better execution. Whidden’s primary concerns are the direction of the character arcs, especially with the Night King. He points out that the Night King and the Army of the Dead were the primary threats since episode one, and that killing the Night King midway through the season was a poor decision. By killing the Night King early on, the show lost tension built up over eight seasons and therefore lost momentum for the rest of the final three episodes. Whidden also pointed out that characters like Jamie, who went through a complete transformation of character, did not receive just endings. Jamie began as a spoiled and incestuous murderer but became a humble and honest knight. Instead of dying heroically or even living to see the new world, he died in the arms of is evil sister, completely disregarding everything he went through after season one.

Whidden’s Ending Satisfies Fans

Whidden decided to take matters in his own hands starting with the Battle of Winterfell. He suggests that the Night King should live through the first battle, and instead be killed by Danyerys after several failed attempts on his life. He also sends both Arya and Jamie after Cercei, completing their arcs in a much more satisfying way. Whidden brings back characters like Elaria Sand to drive certain plot points while giving both Dany and Jon heroic endings. Plus, fans get a baby at the end of his version, which was greatly anticipated before the HBO season came out. With over 4.6 million views and 168,000 likes so far, it seems that Whidden’s ending is a much more popular choice for fans. Even if HBO never remakes their sub-par series finale, at least fans can enjoy the imaginative efforts of others who may have been able to create a better ending.

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