‘GoT’ Director Explained Why Jon Snow Didn’t Say Goodbye To Ghost And Fans Are Even More Pissed Off

Game of Thrones is one of those shows that use CGI and other technology to make the show come together cohesively and fully. I mean, how else would we be able to watch Daenerys ride dragons across the Seven Kingdoms?

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However, it turns out that the CGI doesn’t work for everything. After Episode 4 aired on HBO, fans online were pretty damn angry that when Jon Snow left Winterfell with Dany to take back the throne at King’s Landing, he didn’t say goodbye to Ghost.

Ghost has not only been an integral part of Jon’s life since Season 1, but he also fought bravely in the Battle of Winterfell—so much so, that he lost part of his damn ear.

Therefore, fans were hating heavy on Jon for being such a cold-hearted douchebag.

After the show directors got wind of the hate no social media, they decided to open up as to why they decided to have Jon leave without saying goodbye. According to Director David Nutter, it was all about CGI. He told the Huffington Post:

Since the direwolves are kind of CG creations, we felt it best to keep it as simple as possible.  Keeping Ghost off to the side, I thought that played out better … Then [Jon] just walks off by himself, he turns to Ghost and has this moment with Ghost that I thought was very, very powerful.

People online were still pretty angry at the explanation and, were a bit confused about how there wasn’t enough money in the CGI budget to have Jon simply pet Ghost goodbye, but have enough to make three dragons blow out mass cities. Right.

h/t: BuzzFeed

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Written by Lex Gabrielle

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