Game of Thrones is slowly killing off major players in the series, and the last episode gave us the death of Varys, the Master of Whisperers. As it turns out, actor Conleth Hill has been dissatisfied with the way the series is turning out, and he’s opening about about it online.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Hill explained that he thought something felt lost after the series had started straying from the books and wrote its own story. Hill went on to say:
“I think they tried to make that work and couldn’t. It just felt like after season 6, I kind of dropped off the edge… I can’t complain because it’s six great seasons and I had some great scenes these last two seasons. But that’s when it changed for me a little.”
When the show first began, Varys was more of a major player as compared to his role before he died. One character he would always go head to head with was Littlefinger, and Hill wishes he had more scenes with him before both the characters died. Hill continues:
“I was very bummed to not have a final scene with [Littlefinger]… I was bummed not to have any reaction to him dying if he was my nemesis. That’s been my feeling the last couple seasons, that my character became more peripheral, that they concentrated on others more. That’s fine. It’s the nature of a multi-character show. It was kind of frustrating. As a whole, it’s been overwhelmingly positive and brilliant but I suppose the last couple seasons weren’t my favorite.”
For now, a lot of fans online have been expressing their frustration with this rushed final season. I mean, I’m sure the twist that Daenerys turns out to be a villain is fine, but the show has done very little to earn this ending. We don’t really know how George R.R. Martin plans to end his series, but for now, everyone is getting increasingly frustrated with Game of Thrones 8.
Optimists are hoping that the end will all be worth it, but granted there are a lot of plotlines to end and only 80 minutes left in the episode, the odds aren’t looking great.
Catch the last episode of Game of Thrones 8 when it airs on HBO this Sunday night.