Spoiler alert: Warning, spoilers for the season premiere of “Westworld” observe.
Drogon, the most important of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons on “Sport of Thrones,” survived the top of the present even when his mother didn’t. So it’s a shocker that he now meets his demise on a distinct HBO present: “Westworld.”
Once more, spoilers under for the second episode of “Westworld” Season 3.
Sunday’s “Westworld” episode “The Winter Line” encompasses a cameo from “Sport of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, in addition to Drogon the dragon.
Right here’s what occurs. Season Three is about in 2058 and follows the robotic Dolores (Evan Rachel Wooden) as she leaves the posh theme park of Delos and infiltrates the human world. However some characters are nonetheless within the park. Round 39 minutes into the episode, Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) — who’re each robots — are wandering across the lab half of the park, looking for Maeve (Thandie Newton). Bernard is shocked to see exercise within the lab, with human lab techs bustling round behind glass partitions, together with some robotic “hosts” and robotic animals.
“I assumed the parks have been shut down?” Bernard asks. It’s a good query, since Season 2 ended with bloodbath and bloodshed. That put a small damper on the parks as a trip scorching spot.
“They’re,” Stubbs explains. “These techs are just ready to see in the event that they get laid off.”
The digital camera cuts to 2 lab techs behind a glass wall: Benioff, sitting in a chair, and Weiss, standing. They’re each carrying the gloves and aprons of a typical “Westworld” lab tech, they usually’re speaking about presumably taking one other job. “… It’s a startup in Costa Rica,” says Weiss.
He then picks up a saw-like object, turns it on whereas muttering one thing about “chopping it up,” and walks in the direction of Drogon, who’s mendacity within the room with them, implying that Drogon is a robotic. (On the finish of “Sport of Thrones,” Drogon was final seen flying off with Daenerys’ physique after Jon Snow kills her.)
That’s proper, after surviving all of the wars and bloodshed of “Sport of Thrones,” and after melting the Iron Throne itself by respiratory fireplace on it, Drogon will get “chopped up” by creator Weiss on “Westworld.”
Relying on how you are feeling about them, Benioff and Weiss’ cameo is both amusing or annoying, nevertheless it’s additionally mind-boggling.
Whether or not or not you agree, it’s correct to say that they’re among the many most generally hated creators on Earth. They backed out of a Comedian Con look within the wake of the Season Eight finale, which aired in Might 2019. (Though they didn’t cite an actual motive, they actually wouldn’t have confronted pleasant questions from followers.) A fan petition to remake the panned season with “competent writers” garnered practically 2 million signatures. At one level, they even topped the Google search end result for “dangerous writers.”
Typically, public sentiment towards the duo is just not heat and fuzzy. So the good factor to do for each HBO’s model and “Westworld” is to not affiliate themselves with Benioff and Weiss. Certain, all males should die — however nerd rage lives eternally. Followers haven’t forgotten their ire at them but, practically a 12 months after Season Eight ended.
Benioff and Weiss are at present making exhibits for Netflix as half of a $200 million deal, after exiting their deliberate “Star Wars” films. “Westworld” is at present airing Sundays at 9 p.m.