Full Game of Thrones Script Explains Why Daenerys Burned King's Landing … Kinda

There are also multiple scenes in the script that aren’t shown in the final season.

For "Game of Thrones" fans who demanded an explanation after Daenerys Targaryen burned down King’s Landing, you’re in luck … kinda.

The Season 8 scripts, which are available for viewing at the Writers Guild Foundation library in Los Angeles, offers some more explanation regarding the moment Dany decides to destroy the city. In the penultimate episode, titled "The Bells," Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) makes the choice to murder thousands of innocents despite already winning the war.

The plot twist in itself frustrated many viewers and the fact that there was no dialogue only made the controversial moment even more exasperating. However, the now available scripts are offering some insight into what the writers were thinking.

"Dany sees all the people below, like little ants," the script reads, per Insider. "Lannister red, intermingled with fleeing civilians. She has won."

"But she sees the Red Keep," it continues. "The castle that her family built, that belongs to her. Occupied by the False Queen. She has come so far and she will go further."

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who wrote "The Bells," then referenced the final line of Robert Frost’s poem, "The Flood."

"Oh, blood will out," the script recites the line from the poem and then continues, "It cannot be contained. Drogon takes to the sky."

Frost’s poem, which was published in his 1928 book of poetry titled "West-Running Brook," is about the inevitable "flood" of blood the warring nature in humankind breeds, regardless of how someone attempts to stop it.

In addition to expository lines, there are multiple deleted scenes that aren’t shown in the final season. One of these includes a moment between Daenerys and Jon Snow (Kit Harington).

According to Insider, the full script for Season 8, Episode 4, "The Last of the Starks," features more dialogue between Jon and Dany when they are discussing their claims to the Iron Throne — and more exposition.

As presented in the existing episode’s dialogue, Dany explains how she has no love in Westeros, only fear. Jon then tells Dany he loves her and that she is his queen. "Is that all I am to you? Your Queen?" she asks and he responds "no."

However, the full script adds some insight: "[Dany] is desperate for a connection; she cannot remember a time she has felt this alone. She pulls back from the kiss and looks at Jon. This is complicated for him. He loves her. He disapproves strongly of what she’s doing. He lusts after her. He fears her. She feels his ambivalence."

"It disgusts you," Dany then says to Jon.

Although it is only a few additional words, we wish this line was included in the final cut as it shows more about how Dany and Jon felt about their incestuous relationship.

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