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Episode four of “Game of Thrones” final season included an emotional goodbye between two close friends. On Sunday’s episode, lead character Jon Snow bid adieu to his beloved dire wolf, Ghost.
Fans were complaining about the lack of physical affection Jon showed to man’s best friend. Ghost lost an ear in battle but did not get as much as a pat on the head from his human companion.
David Nutter, who directed the show’s most recent episode, explained CGI limitations were to blame. “Since the dire wolves are kind of CG creations, we felt it best to keep it as simple as possible,” Nutter said, per Huffington Post UK.
“I think that it played out much more powerfully that way,” the director asserted. Prior to his explanation, however, a number of “GoT” diehards expressed their disappointment in Kit Harington’s character on Twitter.
“My only ‘GoT’ commentary for the night is that I cried over Ghost and Jon’s goodbye and Jon couldn’t even like, pet him, so I’m chill [with] Jon dying now,” wrote one user. “Ghost lost an ear in the battle and Jon couldn’t even pet him goodbye,” wrote another. “Wtf is that?!”
The last two episodes of the eighth and final season premiere on May 12 and 19, respectively. See more reaction to Jon and Ghosts’ scene below.