The Game of Thrones seventh season ender might have been full of shocking moments and satisfying deaths, but it was, at least according to fan consensus, a little bit boring, as the writers opted for more chatting (and sex-ing) and less fighting between the marquee characters.
But it turns out that those drawn out speeches, especially the ones delivered by King in the North, Jon Snow, were no coincidence, and certainly weren't born out of desperation for material, though the writers haven't had much to work with since author George R.R. Martin has stubbornly refused to finish the final books in the Game of Thrones series. It turns out, the writers and actors appear to have intended Jon Snow's finale speech to be a lesson to the show's fans about voting in a politician like Donald Trump.
Liam Cunningham, who plays pirate-turned-King's hand Davos Seaworth in the show, revealed to Variety magazine how "meaningful" Snow's speech about honest leaders was supposed to resonate with a nation in chaos.
"That speech that Jon Snow gave about the nature of lies and what’s been said, and what happens if we don’t stick to our word — we filmed that on exactly the day that a certain POTUS was elected and it had incredible resonance while we were filming it," Cunningham told Variety.
Unfortunately for the show's stars, the finale aired months after Trump was sworn into office — and while Trump may have a history of not keeping his promises, his opponent's record of honesty, well, leaves quite a bit to be desired. Next time they attend a fundraiser, perhaps they should ask her about her testimony before Congress on the matter of a certain incident in Libya.