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    Updated on May 14, 2019. Posted on May 8, 2019

    The "Game Of Thrones" Director Just Explained Why Jon Didn't Pet Ghost Goodbye

    Justice for a Very Good Boy™.

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    OK, so, *deep breath*, a lot of really hilariously dumb stuff happened during Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones, but the dumbest thing might have been when Jon straight-up didn't say goodbye to Very Good Boy™ Ghost.

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    Like, he did the right thing for the well-being of his canine BFF by sending him up north where he'll live a happier life...but all he did for a goodbye was kind of just look at Ghost? And we were all like...wut?

    Winter wasn’t as cold as Jon’s goodbye to Ghost #GOT #gameofthrones

    Jon: Take him with you. Ghost: #GamefThrones #demthones #ThronesYall

    Our little smoll boi is so hurt. #ghost #GameofThrones

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    Well, because the internet is rightfully mad about the coldest goodbye known to man and canine, director David Nutter decided to explain why that scene was the way it was:

    "Since the direwolves are kind of CG creations, we felt it best to keep it as simple as possible,” Nutter told Huffington Post. “Keeping Ghost off to the side, I thought that played out better. ... Then [Jon] just walks off by himself, he turns to Ghost and has this moment with Ghost that I thought was very, very powerful."

    This is my IRL reaction to that statement:

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    Now listen, I don't know a lot about CGI, but all I'm saying is that for a show that has actors riding on CGI dragons...

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    We could have gotten, at bare minimum, at least one little tiny boop on Ghost's very boopable nose. Just look at that nose!!!

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    I honestly would have even taken Jon being within five feet of Ghost! That also would have been better than what happened!

    Basically...love you, Ghost. H8 u, Jon.

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