Why Game of Thrones had to Diverge from the Books for Season 5 Premiere Ending

Norman Weiss

Why Game of Thrones had to diverge from the books for Season 5 premiere ending
Why last night's ending was a very necessary departure from the books: George R.R. Martin's 4th and 5th novels could have used a lot of editing. PLUS: What it was like filming that final scene, what it was like receiving a "lovely email" from the show's creators, the season premiere annotated, George R.R. Martin on the flashback scene, the cast reacts, GoT is taking its cues from The Godfather, and why Jon Snow is the worst.

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