Yes, Game of Thrones ended a while ago, but that doesn’t mean we’re gonna stop talking about it.
Many fans were upset with the showrunners and were very disappointed by the show’s ending, there was even that petition to redo the whole last season.
Now, one fan, Daniel Whidden, who also happens to be a screenwriter, has decided to take matters into his own hands and has rewritten the show’s eighth season and delivered it in a 16-minute YouTube video.
Since sharing the video, fans have commented that his version is “100x” better than the actual ending, with many saying they’re going to “pretend that the show actually ended like this”.
Whidden begins his rewrite:
“We start with episode three, the Battle of Winterfell. And for the most part, this episode will play out much like it did in the real version.
“The combined forces of the unsullied, the Dothraki, Northman and wildlings face off against the Night King and his undead horde.
“Meanwhile, Cersei, the golden company and the Iron Fleet chill in King’s Landing having reneged on their promise to help in the upcoming war. But this episode will have one major difference that will completely change the episodes to come.
“The Night King will be victorious and the remaining forces of Winterfell will be forced to retreat to King’s Landing.”
Whidden says he wouldn’t have put Tyrion, Sansa and the women and children in the crypts, saying that was “lazy writing” adding he would have instead put them in the main hall.
While this is happening, Daenerys and Jon would be fighting the Night King while on their dragons, similar to the original, however, this fight sees Jon fight the Night King in a sword battle.
The Night King would have been too powerful for Jon so Bran wargs into Vision and burns the Night King, however, he emerges unscathed, much like in the original.
Jon would then stab him with a dragon glass sword, only to discover that it doesn’t actually work.
The survivors leave Winterfell and set off for King’s Landing while the fallen Winterfell soldiers rise from the dead.
Jaime convinces Cersei to allow the survivors to stay in Winterfell, but she will only allow it if Dany bends the knee. Dany puts her people first and bends the knee.
Bran would then realise that the Night King can only be killed by burning the Weirwood tree in the God’s Eye lake. Dany and Drogon fly there to burn the tree, but the Night King is also there trying to defend it.
Dany manages to burn the tree, thus destroying the Night King. However, doing so rids the world of all magic, this means that Jon would also die as he was resurrected with magic.
Jaime ends up killing Cersei after she tells him she wants anyone who was loyal to Dany to be killed and that she was never pregnant, she was simply playing the game.
Dany, who we find out is pregnant with Jon’s baby, goes back to him to be by his side. Then a crowd forms around her and Tyrion tells them who Jon really was and how Dany, now with Jon’s child, is the rightful heir to the throne.
He kneels before her and hundreds of others do as well. She ends up on the throne and it cuts to black.
But then, for something a little different, we flash forward five years and Dany visits the crypts of Winterfell, which has been rebuilt with Sansa as protector of the north.
In the crypts Jon’s body has been laid to rest next to Ned Stark, we then see Dany and Jon’s son running in with Ghost and find out his name is also Jon.
Watch the full thing here:
We have to admit, Whidden’s ending is seriously satisfying!