Many fans have complained about the latest Game of Thrones season and said that it moved unrealistically quick. While it’s true that now characters can travel the entire Westeros in a matter of minutes, it was a necessary change. When show-runners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff took the decision to have less episodes in a season, they knew this was coming. So, part of those people who would have liked the season to have more time probably also wanted some storylines to be more developed.
What we didn’t see
One of those storylines took place in the North, in Winterfell. Surely the three siblings there, Sansa, Arya and Bran, have discussed their plan to get rid of Littlefinger by tricking him. Some fans think that this part might have been interesting to watch, especially because we didn’t get to see much of their interactions. Also, another thing that never got explained was how did Arya know who Lyanna Mormont was? They never met, unless they did off camera. Again, the interaction between those two very strong girls could have been very interesting to see.
We also never get to see Melisandre, the Red Woman, again after she appears briefly in episode 3. She says she’s going to Essos, but we don’t know what she’s doing there. Also, fans never got a clear answer about the sand snakes. Ellaria Sand was never seen again and we don’t know if she got killed or imprisoned. As for Yara Greyjoy, we saw her alt time being dragged by her uncle Euron in the throne room at King’s Landing. It’s safe to say that she’s alive, judging by what Euron said to Theon at the Dragonpit meeting.
Another omission which has angered fans was that none of the five men which have met and travelled with Arya Stark mentioned her. Gendry had a nice relationship with her, so maybe it would have been nice to at least ask Jon of her.
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