30 Plots that Game of Thrones Dropped (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey)

30 Plots that Game of Thrones Dropped (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey)


– Here are all the plot lines
that Game of Thrones never resolved.
Game of Thrones came to its thrilling
eight season conclusion this year.
And while the show did tie
up many major plot lines
like the whole war that decides
the fate of the living and the dead,
and who will get to sit
on that big pointy chair,
there were still many,
oh so many, other plots
they just dropped like
yesterday’s pizza roll
when the credits rolled for the last time.
– I don’t believe you’re mentioned.
– And, hey, we get it.
You wanna eat fresh pizza rolls.
And look, look at Lost, Look
at Battlestar Galactica.
When it’s a long-spanning show
with a ton of lore and weird mysteries,
sometimes, certain
storylines, they need to be
sped-up or dropped to keep the
narrative flowing smoothly.
But sometimes it’s clear
that certain people
have just checked out.
Look, I’m not naming names,
but you know who you are.
You know.
So we thought it was our duty,
nay, our responsibility, to
find all of the plot lines
dropped by Game of Thrones, because sadly,
they’ll never be wrapped up
in any sort of satisfying way.
So in no particular order,
here are all the plot lines
dropped in Game of Thrones.
(bell dings) The Faceless Man.
Sure, Arya learned how
to steal people’s faces
here and there, and she
used that ability like,
I dunno, one time to really good effect
when she avenged the Red Wedding,
but for a group that was set
up over seasons and seasons
and such a powerful,
interesting, dynamic force,
they really went out with a whimper.
(bell dings) Why was Sam spared
by the White Walkers at
the Fist of the First Men?
They slaughtered everyone else.
Why keep Sam alive?
We’ll never know.
(bell dings) The Azor Ahai prophecy.
We spent years arguing who could be
the Prince Who Was Promised,
but did it really matter in the end?
Honestly, no.
This one feels especially heinous
considering it was the topic of
many water cooler conversations
at many offices all over the world.
(bell dings) Also, what was the point
of Kinvara, the red priestess?
She just stepped in to help Dany,
then straight up disappeared.
Where’d she go?
(bell dings) Didn’t Gendry
have a claim to the Iron Throne
as Robert Baratheon’s son, or
do we just not give a (bleep)
about the Baratheons anymore?
(bell dings) Also, what did
Varys hear in that fire?
Merman.
(bell dings) Where did Quaithe come from,
and what did she want
from Daenerys in Qarth?
Say that one five times fast.
Quaithe, Qarth, nope.
(bell dings) The blue
lipped warlocks of Qarth
tried to kill Dany after she escaped
the House of Undying with that manticore,
but did they just give up after that?
Sounds like the House of
the Untrying, if you ask me.
(bell dings) What
happened in the Riverlands
after Arya killed Walter Frey?
(bell dings) Also, how’d
Edmure get out of captivity?
How, he cannot have escaped on his own.
Have you met Edmure?
He sucks.
(bell dings) Also, How did
Robin Arryn get so hot?
Who put that in there?
(bell dings) What happened to the rest of
the Faith Militant?
Were we supposed to believe
that every single one of them
just blew up in the Sept of Baelor?
No one was just on patrol that day?
They’re like, “oh, a church gathering?
“Count me in.
“Wouldn’t miss an ice
cream social for the world.
“Sounds like an explosive good time.”
(bell dings) When did Sir Ilyn Payne
come off of Arya’s kill list?
What happened to that
guy, cat got his tongue?
(bell dings) What did the
High Sparrow tell King Tommen
that Tommen later told Cersei,
after promising not to tell anyone?
What did Tommen tell?
Now these next few are
all White Walker related.
(bell dings) What did they want, exactly?
(bell dings) Why did they need babies
to turn into White Walkers?
(bell dings) What was the significance
of the spirals that they and
the Children of the Forest
were so obsessed with?
And with HBO passing on
the prequel that focused
on the Starks and the
White Walkers, who cares?
It feels like we’ll never know.
(bell dings) Why were the White Walkers
aft the Three-Eyed Raven?
(bell dings) Also, what was the point
of the Three-Eyed Raven?
(bell dings) What was Bran doing
during the Battle of Winterfell?
Was he just bait?
(bell dings) And if he
knew what was gonna happen,
why did he just let Theon
just straight up die?
R.I.P. Theon.
You died as you lived, horribly.
(bell dings) Did Jon Snow’s
lineage even matter in the end?
All it did was make Dany trust him less.
It turned out that R plus L equaled
a whole lot of bull (bleep).
And on that point,
(bell dings) Why did Rhaegar
name two of his sons,
by two different women, Aegon?
I dunno, seems pretty weird,
even for that (bleep) up family.
(bell dings) What ever
happened to Dorn’s army?
You remember those folks?
Anyway, we wasted a whole season there
for a whole lot of nothing,
which was a big shame to book readers,
since Dorn’s a major political
player in the book series.
They’re just chilling down there
in Sandals Westeros
doing literally nothing.
Also, (bell dings) is Ellaria Sand
still in the dungeons below the Red Keep?
Are there still dungeons down there,
or is it just a big pile of rubble?
(bell dings) And what was the significance
of the direwolves at the end of the day?
If the direwolves are
supposed to be this metaphor
for the Stark family originally,
did that pan out, or did
they just like bail on that
’cause they were too expensive to animate?
(bell dings) What the hell
was going on in Slaver’s Bay
after Dany left and went to Westeros?
Should we just believe that everything
ended up okay there with Daario in charge?
It’s a-me, a-Daario.
I’ve solved all your political problems,
even though they keep
changing who plays me.
(bell dings) Anyway, what
happened to Meera Reed?
I mean, she’s responsible
for Bran surviving
and she gets literally no respect.
She’s the Rodney Dangerfield of Westeros,
but she will never go back to college,
because it doesn’t exist.
(bell dings) Why did Sam
steal his family’s sword?
He gave it to Jorah
Mormont, who died basically
immediately thereafter and didn’t even use
the Valyrian steel sword to kill
any White Walkers, just wights.
(bell dings) How did everyone
know that Jon killed Dany,
since Drogon took her body away to,
I don’t know, bury it with Jimmy Hoffa’s.
Did he just walk down
and admit what he did?
Actually, knowing him, that’s
probably exactly what he did,
’cause that dude does
not have a poker face.
So put this one in the solved pile.
(bell dings)
And finally, (bell dings)
what’s the punchline
of Tyrion’s honeycomb and jackass joke?
Okay, I know, I know, it’s not
really a dropped plot line,
it’s just a bit of narrative
tom-foolery, but I gotta know.
It’s keeping me up at night.
And there you have it, folks,
all of the dropped plot lines
that we could find in Game of Thrones.
But what do you think?
Were there any others
that you can think of?
And what dropped plot line do you most
want to get payoff to?
And based on how pissed off
fans were with the final season,
is the Game of Thrones franchise
in trouble over at HBO?
– The decision about
what’s best for everyone
should be left to
well, everyone.
(boisterous laughter)
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100 thoughts on “30 Plots that Game of Thrones Dropped (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey)”

  1. It's so frustrating for those of us who read the books because we know how much source material was there. D & D cut so many things and then tried to blame their bad writing on George

  2. Nerdist: Here’s 6 minutes worth of stuff Game of Thrones messed up on.

    Also Nerdist: Star Wars fans who don’t like The Last Jedi need to manage their expectations.

  3. In the HBO series… John Snow is a fucking Twat. Bad decisions, bad decisions, bad decisions. Ugh I just knew he was gonna kill Dany and I am like dude will you fuck that girl and rule the world!? Come on… Samwell could have done better.

  4. 1:45 Unfortunately, for anyone who actually gives a shit about prophecy, this one is likely going to get "dropped" in the books too. If you think a book by George RR Martin is going to end in a hero of prophecy saving the world against the forces of evil, go and read his other works.

  5. What was the point of Bran? Another reason I felt I wasted my time yet again with a major show. Seems people never know how to wrap one up well.

  6. Number 2 is not a lost plotline, Sam wasn't the only one allowed to live, you have that other soldier who was left alive from the wall by the walkers.

  7. The white walkers were just a bunch of rogue living weapons all they "wanted" (insofar as they can want at all ) is to destroy because that is what weapons do. They create the spirals as a subconscious thing I suppose?

  8. You forgot the three biggest ones:

    – Why did the White Waller’s choose now to return?
    – What’s the cause of the usual change of seasons?
    – Where did Daenerys’s fireproof powers come from?

  9. Tyrion walks into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass.
    Madame: What can we do for you?
    Tyrion: I need a woman to lay with, for mine has left me.
    Madame: Whatever for? And what's with the honeycomb and the mule?
    Tyrion: My woman found a genie in a bottle, and he granted her three wishes. The first was for a house fit for a queen, so he gave her this damn honeycomb. The second wish was that she have the nicest ass in all the land, so he gave her this damn donkey…
    Madame: And what about the third wish?
    Tyrion: Well… she asked the genie to make my cock hang down past my knee.
    Madame: Well that one's not so bad eh?
    Tyrion: Not so bad!? I used to be six foot three!

  10. Is this video actual bait?

    Im pretty sure some of these were explained in the show

    Even if not true to grrm cannon. Or future book lore

  11. You also left out the horn of winter, the nights queen, they might not be an entire plot, but the show was full of things that were there for not reason.

  12. The Whitewalkers always left one alive to tell the tale.
    Remember the pilot? The guy that was beheaded by Ned was also spared by them.

  13. Seriously just a let down. I have tried to do a re'watch n couldn't. Even started watching it with a new shorty n after season 1 I was over both.

  14. rip to Arianne and Quentyn, Aeron, Victarion and Euron (Euron was NOT in that show I swear), Jon Con and Aegon, Jeyne Poole and the conspiring northern lords, the wildling leaders and spearwives, and the honorable mentions whose deaths fucked up all the plots: Stannis, Mance, Rickon, the Tyrells, Hizdahr and Barristan, Littlefinger, Brynden Tully and Catelyn Stark/Lady Stoneheart. Fs in the chat

  15. #31 why did sansas wish for the north to be independent get accepted when Bran who IS from the north already rules all the kingdoms? Also why did the other houses accept this demand?

  16. completely forgot game of thrones ended this year. shows how shit it ended. was my most anticipated series every year now its nothing to me.

  17. Season 8 could have been way WAY better then it actually is
    I got very disappointed after i watched it
    Its like the writers got bored and just wanted to end the season in any way

  18. So the dude that played sir illan Payne got pancreatic cancer and that's why he disappeared. Alot of his rolls got picked up by braun

  19. If you were disappointed by the finale of game of thrones (like so many of us were) then I would highly suggest your read this

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/19123675/chapters/45445597

    This author is doing a Fanfiction redo of season 7 and 8 and she is actually covering abandoned plot lines and other details HBO overlooked and or forgot about

  20. what did the high sparrow even want? he seemed to genuinely believe his religious piety stuff but he also talks about bringing down empires, he seems like he wanted to control tommen from behind the scenes but he also wanted cersei to confess to adultery which would remove tommen from power?

  21. dany talking about how she couldnt get pregnant right before her sex scene with jon seemed like it was setting up for them to have a baby and cersei's pregnancy never went anywhere either

  22. And that isn't counting the plot of the book that they forgot which make the story even more rich than what is already making the tv series hate toward even great. HBO must really need to satisfy the fans base if they want make another great story because the fandom doesn't trust in HBO like before.

  23. Went from my favorite show to my most hated show of all time. I constantly tell people whom have never seen it to not waste their time.

  24. There's a rumor going around saying season 8 was just Jon Snows dream… I seen this on Twitter. AND Another rumor saying they might make a season 9 🤔

  25. How disappointed I was? I dropped the HBO since the end of the GOT and never I mean never ever going back. You can fool me once HBO.

  26. You forget Magister Illiryrio. He supportet Dany in Season 1 und tyrion visited his House in Season 5. Arya watched him and Varys talk to eachother in Season 1

  27. I feel like you forgot important plotlines. The video is still good, but thing about the white walker symbols, cersei´s prophecy (were is the queen that takes all from her? the brother that kills her?), what did varys here in the flames and what did the red priestess say that frightened him so much?

    How can Brienne be part of the kingsguard If she swore her duty to Sansa? Who is in charge of darne and why didn´t the greyjoy´s declare independency like the north?

  28. They dropped all the plots. The plots that didn't resolve were the lucky plots. The ones they 'finished' were utterly dreadful. Seriously, by the time it ended, I found myself wishing The Knight King would have won.

  29. 31: How did the Night King know where Bran would be when he "touched" him? How did he know what to bring when Dany's Dragons arrived to rescue Jon & company? I swear, the theory of Bran being the Night King was true.

    32: Drogon KNOWS that Jon killed Dany, HFT is Jon alive?

    33: What was the point of Eddard hearing Bran?

    34: The Night's Watch (before Jon became LC) ALWAYS killed Wildlings on site. Why was Craster the exception especially since he was KNOWN for sacrificing his sons to "things in the woods"?

    35: Bran knows everything that's happened and happening all over the world, HFT does he not know where Drogon is? And if he's lying, why?

    36: The Tree where The Night King was made had the face of Bloodraven (Three-Eyed Raven prior to Bran), pretty much a few thousand years before Bloodraven was born. It felt like they were trying to hint at something there. Do all the Faces of the Trees resemble a character in Game of Thrones? And if not, why zoom in on that Tree?

  30. What was the point of Jamie killing Eruon? Because he slept with Cersei? He missed killing a few on that list. Why didn't Yara kill her uncle? That would have made sense. Dabi's army? Her Blood Riders? The ones that pledged their lives to her? And The Unsullied? They all just let Jon and Tyrion walk? Um…no. They would have fought to the bitter end to avenge their queen. Sansa queen of the north? Second stupidest thing ever to happen, coming in behind Trump being president.

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