The final season of Game of Thrones didn’t get the best reception from fans and there was even a petition that reached over 1.6 million signatures to get the entire season remade. One of the biggest episodes, featuring a massive battle, The Long Night, was also too dark for many viewers and it disappointed many fans. Further, the Battle of Winterfell, although massive, didn’t see a lot of character deaths, something that would have definitely made the episode better if you ask me.
In a podcast interview with IndieWire (as reported by IGN) the director of the Battle of Winterfell (The Long Night episode), Miguel Sapochnik, spoke out about his feelings regarding the Battle of Winterfell and how he wanted to kill off more characters to raise the stakes of the episode and the season going forward. Mr Sapochnik even tried to convince the Game of Thrones showrunners to kill off more characters.
Mr Sapochnik reportedly explains that:
That would have probably made the episode much better if you ask me. At the very least, a few more character deaths would have given viewers that feeling of anyone can die, like we had when Ned Stark’s head got chopped off.
Do you think that more characters should have been killed off in the Battle of Winterfell and what did you think about the final season of Game of Thrones as a whole? Let us know in the comment section below.