Game of Thrones is officially over and some fans just can't get over how it all ended. One disgruntled fan has taken to the skies above Seattle to state his case. The fan was spotted in an airplane dragging a banner asking for a season 8 rewrite. This is just the latest stunt after an online petition caught fire and accumulated over 1.5 million signatures in less than a week. Passionate fans are not happy with the way the series ended and they are letting their voices be heard and in this case, seen.
While the online petition to rewrite Game of Thrones has helped to create more of a negative backlash, the latest plane stunt is at the very least being polite about the whole situation. The sign reads, "Someone rewrite Game of Thrones Season 8 plz." The please at the end is a pretty nice touch and may go a long way in getting some traction. However, it's not clear if anyone from the HBO offices in the Pacific Northwest were able to see the polite complaint.
Obviously, HBO and the Game of Thrones showrunners aren't going to be going back for a rewrite. Instead, those fans will have to wait and see what George R.R. Martin cooks up with his final two books, if he ever gets around to writing them. The author now has the benefit of going back and changing whatever he had in mind after seeing the backlash to the final two seasons of the show. Martin has already said that his ending differs from the what David Benioff and D.B. Weiss presented on the small screen.
The Game of Thrones cast and crew always knew that the final season was going to be divisive, but they probably had no idea what they were in for until after the final episode aired on Sunday night. Jon Snow actor Kit Harington backed the decision to turn Daenerys into the Mad Queen and said the show had been building her story arc like that for years. Arya Stark actress Maisie Williams admitted she was just online for the memes, but Sansa Stark actress Sophie Turner had a bit more to say about the backlash. She explains.
"It's a shock, for sure, but I think it's just because it hasn't gone their way. All of these petitions and things like that - I think it's disrespectful to the crew and the writers and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years and for 11 months shooting the last season. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it's not what they want to see is just disrespectful."
Game of Thrones will not have any sequels, so don't expect to find out what is west of Westeros in an Arya Stark spin-off series or what Bran the Broken is doing as a mystical king. Also, HBO isn't going to be involved in any rewrites, so disgruntled fans will just have to wait for other fans to release some kind of super cut of the final two seasons to fit the story in better. You can check out the airplane banner below.
Somebody is flying a plane over Seattle right now dragging a banner that reads “Someone rewrite Game of Thrones Season 8 plz”— Michael Crowe (@MichaelReports) May 22, 2019
What a time to be alive. @KING5Seattle@GameOfThronespic.twitter.com/iQLZb0ziCF