Game of Thrones Season 8: 3 major intrigues that will surely not be seen before the end of the series!
A few months before the release of Season 7 of Game of Thrones, back on major intrigues of books that we will probably never see …
Time passes and slowly but surely brings us closer to the last Game of Thrones season in which we wondered if Daenerys would die to make a prophecy . But before knowing who will not survive the series, we are interested in intrigues and differences with the books of George RR Martin . Watch out for possible spoilers in the sequel. It is known that the adaptation of such a work is complicated and that it necessarily implies some sacrifices with in particular the disappearance of certain intrigues yet crucial in the books . We propose you a little return on three stories that we will probably never see in the series since it remains – theoretically – only 13 episodes.
This is not the first time we’ve talked about it, and it’s probably not the last one either. As readers know, Catelyn Stark was not supposed to disappear after the Red Wedding. In the books the Purple Nuptials marked the rebirth of Ned’s wife as Lady Stoneheart / Lady Heart of Stone, whose ultimate goal is to avenge the death of her son Robb Stark . However, after several seasons in which hope continued, Catelyn was not to come back from the dead to take the lead of the Brotherhood and hunt down all those who had been involved in the Red Wedding, And that’s a shame. Although this plot does not really affect the other major arcs of the series – and that’s probably why it was cut – Lady Stoneheart remains a key figure that we would have liked to see interacting with Brienne.
Catelyn should have come back.
Aegon VI Targaryen
The series gave no indication that it was going to introduce it, but in the books it is there, the other heir of the Targaryen. Son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell, Aegon reappears when everyone believes him dead, killed by Gregor Clegane during the arrival of the Lannister at King’s Landing . In A Dance with Dragons , we learn that Varys would have exchanged Aegon for another baby before he was killed. The heir of the Targaryen would have been brought up and educated, notably by Jon Connington, before crossing the road to Tyrion Lannister years later and explain to him that he intends to marry Daenerys and take back the Throne Iron with her. A story that promises to be fascinating to follow in books and that will probably not have the pleasure to see adapted to the screen.
The third intrigue that we will miss is obviously that of Dorne, cruelly shortened and much less interesting than it should have been. Doranne Martell’s eldest daughter, Arianne is, according to the customs of Dorne, the heiress of Sunspeart and the future princess of Dorne . Yet his story was more or less distributed to the Sand Snakes with their betrayal of Doran and their attempt to take revenge on the Lannister. In books, Arianne wants Myrcella to insist on sitting on the Iron Throne rather than her younger brother Tommen and her plans are thwarted by her father. As we have seen in the series, the death of almost all the Martells as well as that of Myrcella Baratheon makes the adaptation of this intrigue very improbable, and with it that of Gerold Dayne.
That closes our little list of intrigues that we would have liked to see in the series but which will probably never be there. Some have been more or less integrated to different degrees but this does not prevent us from having some regrets. Yet we imagine the difficulty of adapting such a saga and overall it is still an epic series that Dan Weiss and David Benioff offer us every year . Until we know what will happen next, we wondered if at the end of Game of Throne, the White Walkers would win because of Bran Stark. And you, what stories and / or what characters of books you miss in the series?