Ser Jorah was lucky. He didn’t live long enough to see what became of his beloved Daenerys. He almost did though.
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According to EW, GoT writer Dave Hill confirmed that the noble knight was originally supposed to make it all the way to the end of the series. When the writers began plotting season 8, they hoped to have Ser Jorah accompanying Jon Snow beyond The Wall in the final scene.
For a long time we wanted Ser Jorah to be there at The Wall in the end. The three coming out of the tunnel would be Jon and Jorah and Tormund. But the amount of logic we’d have to bend to get Jorah up to The Wall and get him to leave Dany’s side right before [the events in the finale] … there’s no way to do that blithely. And Jorah should have the noble death he craves defending the woman he loves.
Ser Jorah’s reaction to the scorching of King’s Landing would definitely have been interesting to see. Admittedly though, Hill is right about the difficulties of cramming Jorah’s hypothetical back-turn on Daenerys in an already dense finale.
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Ser Jorah actor Iain Glen agreed that it was better that his character did not live to see the tragic fall of his Queen, or the results of her massacre…
“There’s a sweetness in that because Jorah will never know what she did,” Glen says. “That’s probably best. It’s a blessing for him that he never found out what happened to her.”
Since Glen will be playing Batman on Titans, the Dark Knight line, “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain,” seems pretty relevant, and appropriate.
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