Game of Thrones Series Finale Script Explains Why Drogon Destroyed the Iron Throne

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Game of Thrones is over. 

But the debate about the final season will likely continue for several years. 

While the reaction to Game of Thrones Season 8 was mixed, it managed to score 32 Emmy nominations. 

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One of those nods is for the series finale, titled "The Iron Throne." The nomination is for Outstanding Writing For a Drama Series. 

As part of the process, the script for the episode has been made available to the public, and it sheds light on a whole host of things from the finale. 

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Many fans questioned Drogon's decision to burn the Iron Throne after Jon murdered Daenerys, with a common theory amongst fans being that the dragon understood that the fight for the throne paved the way for her death. 

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Dragons on Game of Thrones have already proven to be smart, so it was easy to assume that the dragon wanted to take the throne away for good. 

In reality, however, the script strongly implies that the dragon just wanted to blow things up in the aftermath. 

"But the blast is not for [Jon Snow]," the directions read.

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"Drogon wants to burn the world but he will not kill Jon. He breathes fire on the back wall, blasting down what remains of the great red blocks of stone."

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It adds: "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."

Yikes, right?

Here's the snippet from the script. 

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It certainly takes away from the impact of the scene, knowing that the throne was just an innocent bystander in the whole scenario. 

This will likely stir up some more controversy among fans. A petition to remake the final season has amassed well over 1 million signatures. 

But HBO boss Casey Bloys revealed just days ago at the network's TCA panel that a remake of the episodes never "seriously considered."

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What we do know, however, is that a brand new series set in the GOT universe is in the works, and Naomi Watts is leading the cast. 

What are your thoughts on this development?

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Remember you can watch Game of Thrones online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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