Game of Thrones finale scene cut

There was a moment intended for the Game of Thrones season final that ended up on the cutting room floor, according to actor Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays Bran Stark.

Of course scenes in drama are cut all the time, but die-hard GoT fans dissecting all the intricacies of the finale, will be keen to hear what he said when Variety posed this question:

It’s clear after Sansa turns the tables on Littlefinger that she has had some sort of conversation with Bran, but we don’t get to see it. When did it take place?

Isaac Hempstead Wright: “We actually did a scene that clearly got cut, a short scene with Sansa where she knocks on Bran’s door and says, ‘I need your help,’ or something along those lines. So basically, as far as I know, the story was that it suddenly occurred to Sansa that she had a huge CCTV department at her discretion and it might be a good idea to check with him first before she guts her own sister. So she goes to Bran, and Bran tells her everything she needs to know, and she’s like, ‘Oh, s—.'”

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8 Comments:

  1. Although Littlefinger’s ambush trial was a nice twist, it needed some dramatic bridging to how it got there. I’m sure it could have been written in a way that it was still a surprise.

  2. Secret Squïrrel

    They also keep cutting the bit where people (and crows and dragons) enter and emerge from the teleporters that must exist to whizz them from one end of the continent to the other in a few short hours.

  3. Including that scene would have possibly removed the impact of Littlefinger’s demise and meant further editing elsewhere. Though this season of GoT was not as spontaneous and is quite predictable in parts the season finale set it all up for the season 8 closure to the series, cleverly suggesting many plot options for viewers to speculate about in the coming months.

    • I agree, which is what makes me surprised they didn’t leave it in. The last series-and-a-bit – basically, everything that has overtaken the books (which btw I haven’t read) – has been leaden dialogue propping up a paint-by-numbers storyline & suddenly uncharacteristic characters.

      (Take Sansa. Dumb as rocks for 5 1/2 seasons, as naïve as a very naïve thing – then, all of a sudden she’s a master hard-as Machiavellian. And the only in-show explanation of the sudden character shift the plot required is other characters start telling her “ooh, you’re cunning…”)

      Don’t get me wrong – it’s still a fun watch, and I’ll keep watching just to see which fantasy tropes they ultimately choose to run with – but it ain’t great…

      • Gotta disagree with your assessment of Sansa. She was always smart, just a different type of smart. She knew when to keep her mouth shut. She bent when others would have snapped.

        • Secret Squïrrel

          And I disagree with both of you! I think she was naïve and unworldly in the beginning but she was a 13 year old girl! She thought Joffrey was a nice lad and all she wanted was to be a princess.

          She learnt a lot during her marriage to Joffrey and living amongst the Lannisters.

          After Joffrey’s death, she initially trusted Little Finger but again, with time, became wise to his true nature and indeed, the nature of the world in which she lived.

          I’m happy with the depiction of her blossoming into a young woman of the court (and all that entails) over the ensuing period of about 6 years. An intelligent audience doesn’t need to have everything spelled out for them.

          I, too, assumed that she must’ve had a conversation with Three-eyes and was glad that the ambush wasn’t spoilt for me (I didn’t think it was going to happen then).

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