WARNING: There are some spoilers ahead for Season Eight, Episode Four (S08E04) of Game of Thrones. If you haven't watched that episode yet, you may want to save this article for after you've seen it!
The newest season of Game of Thrones has caused it's fair share of controversies so far, from short episode lengths to countless CGI flubs have fans questioning the production of this last and much-anticipated season.
At this point, fans are legitimately concerned that the show is wrapping up far too hastily and some of the storylines and details are suffering as a result.
At perhaps the flub most foul, according to fans, was the fact that Jon failed to properly say goodbye to his direwolf Ghost when he was leaving Winterfell.
Jon to Tormund: Ghost belongs with you in the north #gameofthrones https://t.co/HaUMqD5Tsu— Genaro Gonzalez (@Genaro Gonzalez)1557116044.0
There was, of course, the now infamous Starbucks coffee cup that was left in front of Daenerys at the start of the episode.
There was also the botched representation of King's Landing that looked nothing like the king's landing we've seen in the last 7 seasons.
But now, fans are convinced the writers don't have any pets of their own otherwise they never would have been able to let Jon leave his little pupper without properly saying goodbye one last time.
Ned Stark: "You will train them yourselves, you will feed them yourselves, and if they die, you will bury them your… https://t.co/BpRhRLJoVj— OBI 1 (@OBI 1)1557149522.0
And what adds insult to injury is the seemingly feeble reason for WHY the show let Jon just walk away from his beloved friend.
In an interview with Insider, director David Nutter attempted to explain the reasoning behind it and instead just made it clear that with HBO it's budget over everything.
Worst of all, fans were right, the reason this happened was that the production team wanted to simplify the filming process because the wolves are filmed separately from the rest of the show and the visual effects team has to manually edit the scene frame by frame.
Ghost on the outside: *Holding it together* Ghost on the inside: #GameofThrones https://t.co/j5tPUsaNxY— Jennifer Matthews (@Jennifer Matthews)1557114579.0
Me after I saw that jon didn’t even said goodbye to ghost #GameOfThrones https://t.co/GlDeNjNY4C— Adriana 🇵🇾 (@Adriana 🇵🇾)1557113686.0
We get it, but that still doesn't make this okay.
This is the final season of the show and now is not the time to starts skimping on the budget. If anything, you'd think they would've saved up a little extra cash to make this season the best one yet... Instead what we keep seeing is shortcuts, which is terribly disappointing.
How did you feel about the Jon and