Game of Thrones: Theon Greyjoy’s death sealed in season 1 with Bran Stark clue?
Theon (played by Alfie Allen) is one of the Game of Thrones characters who experienced the biggest journeys on the HBO fantasy drama.
From starting off as the Starks’ biggest ally and close friend to all the family, the character became consumed by power and greed when he betrayed his surrogate brother Jon Snow (Kit Harington).
Theon was then kidnapped by the twisted villain Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), where he was repeatedly tortured, belittled, and mutilated over a course of months.
When Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) was forced into marriage with Ramsay, Theon gradually started to regain his confidence on the show, but it was a long road back.
The character finally regained the forgiveness of his former family and battled alongside the Starks in The Long Night in season eight, which saw Winterfell facing the Night King (Vladimir Furdik) and the white walkers.
In heartbreaking scenes, Theon sacrificed his life to save Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), and was brutally impaled by the Night King as a result.
Sansa was devastated by the loss more than most, but actor Alfie enthused about his character’s final scenes, pleased they took placed alongside his co-star Isaac.
Recalling the first season of the hit show, Alfie spoke about how his very first scene was also with the Bran Stark star.
Has this been showrunners’ Dan Weiss and David Benioff’s plan all along, to end Theon’s journey next to Bran?
Speaking to The Wrap, Alfie shared: “It was great. There was a sense of camaraderie on the set.
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“It was in the midst of three or four weeks of night shoots.
“And to be there with Isaac, who was the person I did my first scene with in the first season, was great.”
The star shared: “As soon as I saw that, I was very, very happy.”
Speaking about the notoriously tough production schedule for the Battle of Winterfell, Alfie noted “it was a slog, those night shoots, but it was great”.
The actor also went on to say he appreciated some fans weren’t satisfied with how the show ended, but shrugged “it’s the same with a lot of these TV shows”.
“But in terms of the arc of Theon, I hope people were happy with it.
“On the day I felt happy with it, and when I got to see it, I was thankful that Dan and David had given me that kind of stuff to do,” Alfie added.
Recently Osha star Natalie Tena also spoke out about the finale of George R.R. Martin’s original story, and she didn’t share Alfie’s views.
In an appearance on Yahoo’s White Wine Question Time podcast, the actress said: “The calibre of writing towards the end and the plots and everything that happens and how they wrapped it up compared to any other season, any other bit, it just feels like it’s been written by different people. It doesn’t make sense, for me.”
Game of Thrones aired on HBO in the US and is available to stream on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV now.