In a surprising twist, a writer from ‘Game of Thrones‘ has revealed that Iain Glen‘s Ser Jorah Mormont almost survived until the very end of the series. It is hard to imagine Mormont having been able to survive the loss of Daenerys and having a happily ever after or even just a drive to carry on. In fact, for those who are complaining about the final season of the show, you rarely hear about Mormont’s death being one of the shortcomings of the series.
He died as he lived, in service and protection of his Queen.
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However, according to writer Dave Hill:
“For a long time we wanted Ser Jorah to be there at The Wall in the end. The three coming out of the tunnel would be Jon and Jorah and Tormund. But the amount to logic we’d have to bend to get Jorah up to The Wall and get him to leave Dany’s side right before [the events in the finale] … there’s no way to do that blithely. And Jorah should have the noble death he craves defending the woman he loves.”
While a visual of Jorah leaving for the North with Jon and Tormund would have been great, every other aspect brought up here wouldn’t have fit. Also, it seems inconceivable that he would be following Jon into the North even after Dany burned down King’s Landing.
As to Glen’s view of how his character would have reacted?
“There’s a sweetness in that because Jorah will never know what she did. That’s probably best. It’s a blessing for him that he never found out what happened to her. And from a pragmatic story point of view, his death served a greater purpose. Where could we have taken Jorah from there? F— if I know.”
It is hard to tell if his love would have blinded him to Dany’s actions or if he would have sided with Snow as to what had to happen.
Would you have liked to see Ser Jorah survive until the end of ‘Game of Thrones’? How do you think he would have handled Daenerys destroying King’s Landing? Do you think he could have forgiven Jon Snow for his actions and gone north with him? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly