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‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Explains How Characters Travel So Quickly

‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Explains How Characters Travel So Quickly

It was one of the biggest criticisms from arguably the best season of Game of Thrones. Things, mainly people, moved way too quickly.

For the previous six seasons, which had 10 episodes each, storylines and character developments were stretched out over several instalments. But the seventh season had to make do with just seven episodes and fast forward a few things.

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A lot of attention was focused on the sixth episode 'Beyond the Wall', because it seemed like it only took a few hours for Gendry to run back to the Night's Watch, to get a raven to fly two thirds of the length of Westeros, to alert Daenerys about Jon Snow's plight, and for her to ride Drogon up to meet them.

While the showdown between the White Walkers and Jon Snow's merry men was of epic proportions, many people took to social media to complain that this was outside the realms of possibility.

Credit: HBO/Game of Thrones

But one character, who did a considerable amount of travel in season seven, has spoken out against the critics. Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos, has told the Washington Post: "If we want them to stick to continuity, we'd have to wait another 12 episodes before Gendry got back to Eastwatch and gave me the news.

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"The way I view drama is life with the boring bits taken out. I don't really want to watch Varys eating his lunch or me under a tree waiting for the rain to pass so we can get somewhere. Let's get rid of that stuff."

It's a fair point - in a scene where the stakes are so high, you wouldn't want to wait until next season to see what happens.

Ser Davos
Ser Davos

Credit: HBO/Game of Thrones

But 'Beyond the Wall' Director Alan Taylor agrees that the timeline did stretch people's imagination, telling Variety: "We were aware that timing was getting a little hazy. We tried to hedge it a little bit with the eternal twilight up there north of The Wall. I think there was some effort to fudge the timeline a little bit by not declaring exactly how long we were there.

"I think that worked for some people, for other people it didn't.

"They seemed to be very concerned about how fast a raven can fly but there's a thing called plausible impossibilities, which is what you try to achieve, rather than impossible plausibilities. So I think we were straining plausibility a little bit, but I hope the story's momentum carries over some of that stuff."

This might be a moot point, but it's slightly strange criticising timelines considering the HBO show has magic, dragons, zombies, giants, people coming back from the dead, telepathy and time travel.

Just a thought though.

Featured Image Credit: HBO/Game of Thrones

Topics: Game of Thrones

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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