Game of Thrones Director Reveals Real Reason Jon Snow Didn't Pet Ghost Goodbye
WARNING THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR EPISODE FOUR OF GAME OF THRONES
We're all still reeling from the first four episodes of Game of Thrones' final season, but one thing really cut deep.
While the rest of it was fairly eventful - Missandei and Grey Worm will never reach the beach in Naath, Rhaegal sleeps at the bottom of the sea, and the Battle for King's Landing is about to kick right off - the most important little fella in the whole of episode four was Ghost.
Jon Snow leaving his faithful direwolf mate Ghost behind at Winterfell was what really got us talking. Not only did he not say a quick 'bye pal' to the glorious wolf, he didn't have any physical interaction whatsoever.
I mean, OK, he didn't exactly abandon him. In the episode, Ghost is supposed to be taken north by Tormund Giantsbane to live out his days peacefully among the free. But still, how could you leave him behind when he looked at Jon like this - it's as painful as seeing your pet's cute little face you leave for work in the morning.
Rt if you think ghost was the best boy in winterfell and deserved all the pets jon didn't give him #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/vnGg4tiIS4
- Vikky (@coolvikkyz) May 6, 2019
But according to the director of the episode, Jon had that seemingly heartless goodbye - despite his sad whining at watching him leave - for one simple reason; the production team needed to 'streamline' the filming process.
Speaking to INSIDER, director David Nutter said: "Well the good thing was [Ghost] wasn't right next to the actors and so forth.
"So there wasn't any issues with green screen or situations where we're dealing with any kind of rotoscoping."
So essentially, they broke our hearts because they CBA faffing around with the CGI.
Regardless, fans were devo'd at the scene. Ghost is the goodest boy of them all, and deserved at least a pat on the head before Jon Snow got off for the south.
One person said: "Just wanna give a huge shout out to Ghost for being the best boy."
Another said: "Jon Snow says goodbye to everyone In Winterfell...Yet doesn't even pet Ghost. What a load of bullshit."
A third added: "Can we all agree the real villain here is Jon Snow for not saying goodbye to Ghost?"
Game of Thrones continues on Monday 13th May on Sky Atlantic at 2am and then again at 9pm.
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