Drogon laying waste to the Iron Throne in the Game of Thrones series finale has been a major topic of discussion since the episode aired, and now a page from the script sheds new light on the scene. As viewers will remember, Jon Snow murders Daenerys Targaryen in the final episode to prevent the reign of a mad queen. Her trusty dragon Drogon is furious when he sees the corpse, but rather than obliterating Jon with his fire breath, the dragon aims the flames in another direction, completely destroying the Iron Throne instead. In terms of storyline, this makes sense, as the symbol everyone had been fighting for was now gone.

Of course, tthe scene does raise some logical questions. Notably, did Drogon intentionally destroy the Iron Throne? Some viewers wondered if perhaps the dragon blamed his mother's death on the throne itself, holding her desire for it ultimately responsible. However, going by the script, it appears the Iron Throne just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and was melted completely by accident. While still refusing to kill Jon, the dragon turns its head to blast flames at the wall, and that pesky throne just happened to be in the way.

In the script, the scene is written pretty much how we see it on screen, but there are some additional details that provide some insight into the mindsets of Jon and Drogon. First, Jon sees the fire welling up in Drogon's throat, and "prepares to die" for what he's done to Daenerys. However, Drogon "wants to burn the world but he will not kill Jon," aiming his fire breath on the back wall and what's left of the great red blocks of stone. "We look over Jon's shoulder as the fire sweeps toward the throne-- not the target of Drogon's wrath, just a dumb bystander caught up in the conflagration," the script page says about the scene. It then describes the Iron Throne's destruction, as we saw on the show, with the object completely losing its form to become nothing more than a puddle on the ground. "Who will sit on the Iron Throne? No one," the script also states, showing the overall message is the same, regardless of Drogon's intent.

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For almost its entire run, Game of Thrones was just as critically acclaimed as it was popular. It seemed almost everyone was watching the series, and each season had consistently received awards recognition and very high ratings and reviews. That all changed with the six-episode final season, which many fans were conversely very unhappy with. The final three episodes are among the lowest-rated of the show, with the writing in particular coming under very heavy criticism. Regardless, the series will once again be up for many award nominations at the Emmys.

Game of Thrones might be over, but the franchise will indeed continue on HBO. At least one prequel series is currently in the works, with more to potentially follow in the coming years. Time will tell if they can match the success of the original show's run, which has been nothing short of impressive despite the controversial ending. This information comes to us from ComicBook.com.

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