While HBO’s Westworld was already known for being a bit of a mindf**k series, things went completely off the rails in the latest episode thanks to a jaw-dropping Game of Thrones cameo. Fans already knew GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would be appearing in Season 3 of the robotic romp, but did anyone expect they’d also be seeing Drogon?
Game of Thrones rounded off its eight-season run with a controversial final batch of six episodes. Although there were standout points like the Battle of Winterfell, critics were quick to sharpen their pitchforks and haul them at Benioff and Weiss.
Among the complaints were a rushed ending and a finale that put a pretty divisive figure in charge of the Seven Kingdoms. But how does this all tie to the tech terror of Westworld?
Westworld‘s “The Winter Line” saw Jeffrey Wright’s Bernard and Luke Hemsworth’s Stubbs searching for rogue robot Maeve in the Delos labs. Their journey took them into the closed Medieval park and saw them cross path with Benioff and Weiss playing a pair of human technicians.
Weiss’ character ominously told Benioff’s that he’s found a “buyer” in Costa Rica, promoting David to ask, “How the f**k are you gonna get that to Costa Rica?”.
The camera then panned up to reveal a robotic version of Drogon being carved up by Weiss and him commenting, “In pieces, man”. It was only a brief nod, but it reveals thing probably didn’t end well for Drogon.
As well as the boggling assumption that Game of Thrones is nothing more than a narrative in a robotic theme park (let that sink in for a moment), it also reveals where Drogon went next.
Thrones‘ fiery finale saw Jon Snow spectacularly slay Daenerys Targaryen, Drogon torch the Iron Throne, and then fly off to pastures new with his dead master in his claws. Drogon was last seen flying toward Essos and there was a gross reveal he might’ve devoured Dany’s corpse, however, we were left to use our imagination with that one.
There’s also a possible nod to Jurassic Park (written by Westworld author Michael Crichton) thanks to the Costa Rica mention. Is HBO setting up a possible Jurassic Park series and is Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic ALSO just the narrative of Delos writers? I need to go for a lie down!
So, did Benioff and Weiss’ Westworld cameo do anything to alleviate the rage thrown at them? The pair became hate figures after the credits rolled on Thrones and they conveniently dropped out of appearing as last year’s Comic-Con. It’s not quite redeemed them, but we’ve got to admit, the cameo was pretty cool. Ultimately, their Westworld appearance throws up more questions than answers — but what else did you really expect from the series?
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