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This image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke in a scene from "Game of Thrones," that aired Sunday, May 12, 2019. Daenerys has reduced King's Landing to ashes in a dramatic, heart-stopping episode of Game of Thrones, but don't count the city out. (HBO via AP)
This image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke in a scene from "Game of Thrones," that aired Sunday, May 12, 2019. Daenerys has reduced King's Landing to ashes in a dramatic, heart-stopping episode of Game of Thrones, but don't count the city out. (HBO via AP)

Many "Game of Thrones" fans are disappointed about how the show's eighth and final season is playing out, citing rushed story lines and poor character development.

Some have gone so far as to petition HBO to remake season 8 in its entirety, this time with "competent writers." As of today, the petition has more than 850,000 signatures, which is a small fraction of the show's millions of viewers. But it does make us wonder what went on in the writers' room.

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Joanna Weiss, WBUR Cognoscenti contributor and editor of Experience Magazine. She tweets @JoannaWeiss.

This segment aired on May 17, 2019.

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