30 Plots that Game of Thrones Dropped (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey)


– Here are all the plot lines that Game of Thrones never resolved. Game of Thrones came to its thrilling eight season conclusion this year. And while the show did tie
up many major plot lines like the whole war that decides the fate of the living and the dead, and who will get to sit
on that big pointy chair, there were still many,
oh so many, other plots they just dropped like
yesterday’s pizza roll when the credits rolled for the last time. – I don’t believe you’re mentioned. – And, hey, we get it. You wanna eat fresh pizza rolls. And look, look at Lost, Look
at Battlestar Galactica. When it’s a long-spanning show with a ton of lore and weird mysteries, sometimes, certain
storylines, they need to be sped-up or dropped to keep the
narrative flowing smoothly. But sometimes it’s clear
that certain people have just checked out. Look, I’m not naming names,
but you know who you are. You know. So we thought it was our duty, nay, our responsibility, to
find all of the plot lines dropped by Game of Thrones, because sadly, they’ll never be wrapped up
in any sort of satisfying way. So in no particular order,
here are all the plot lines dropped in Game of Thrones. (bell dings) The Faceless Man. Sure, Arya learned how
to steal people’s faces here and there, and she
used that ability like, I dunno, one time to really good effect when she avenged the Red Wedding, but for a group that was set
up over seasons and seasons and such a powerful,
interesting, dynamic force, they really went out with a whimper. (bell dings) Why was Sam spared by the White Walkers at
the Fist of the First Men? They slaughtered everyone else. Why keep Sam alive? We’ll never know. (bell dings) The Azor Ahai prophecy. We spent years arguing who could be the Prince Who Was Promised, but did it really matter in the end? Honestly, no. This one feels especially heinous considering it was the topic of many water cooler conversations at many offices all over the world. (bell dings) Also, what was the point of Kinvara, the red priestess? She just stepped in to help Dany, then straight up disappeared. Where’d she go? (bell dings) Didn’t Gendry
have a claim to the Iron Throne as Robert Baratheon’s son, or
do we just not give a (bleep) about the Baratheons anymore? (bell dings) Also, what did
Varys hear in that fire? Merman. (bell dings) Where did Quaithe come from, and what did she want
from Daenerys in Qarth? Say that one five times fast. Quaithe, Qarth, nope. (bell dings) The blue
lipped warlocks of Qarth tried to kill Dany after she escaped the House of Undying with that manticore, but did they just give up after that? Sounds like the House of
the Untrying, if you ask me. (bell dings) What
happened in the Riverlands after Arya killed Walter Frey? (bell dings) Also, how’d
Edmure get out of captivity? How, he cannot have escaped on his own. Have you met Edmure? He sucks. (bell dings) Also, How did
Robin Arryn get so hot? Who put that in there? (bell dings) What happened to the rest of the Faith Militant? Were we supposed to believe
that every single one of them just blew up in the Sept of Baelor? No one was just on patrol that day? They’re like, “oh, a church gathering? “Count me in. “Wouldn’t miss an ice
cream social for the world. “Sounds like an explosive good time.” (bell dings) When did Sir Ilyn Payne come off of Arya’s kill list? What happened to that
guy, cat got his tongue? (bell dings) What did the
High Sparrow tell King Tommen that Tommen later told Cersei, after promising not to tell anyone? What did Tommen tell? Now these next few are
all White Walker related. (bell dings) What did they want, exactly? (bell dings) Why did they need babies to turn into White Walkers? (bell dings) What was the significance of the spirals that they and
the Children of the Forest were so obsessed with? And with HBO passing on
the prequel that focused on the Starks and the
White Walkers, who cares? It feels like we’ll never know. (bell dings) Why were the White Walkers aft the Three-Eyed Raven? (bell dings) Also, what was the point of the Three-Eyed Raven? (bell dings) What was Bran doing during the Battle of Winterfell? Was he just bait? (bell dings) And if he
knew what was gonna happen, why did he just let Theon
just straight up die? R.I.P. Theon. You died as you lived, horribly. (bell dings) Did Jon Snow’s
lineage even matter in the end? All it did was make Dany trust him less. It turned out that R plus L equaled a whole lot of bull (bleep). And on that point, (bell dings) Why did Rhaegar
name two of his sons, by two different women, Aegon? I dunno, seems pretty weird, even for that (bleep) up family. (bell dings) What ever
happened to Dorn’s army? You remember those folks? Anyway, we wasted a whole season there for a whole lot of nothing, which was a big shame to book readers, since Dorn’s a major political
player in the book series. They’re just chilling down there in Sandals Westeros
doing literally nothing. Also, (bell dings) is Ellaria Sand still in the dungeons below the Red Keep? Are there still dungeons down there, or is it just a big pile of rubble? (bell dings) And what was the significance of the direwolves at the end of the day? If the direwolves are
supposed to be this metaphor for the Stark family originally, did that pan out, or did
they just like bail on that ’cause they were too expensive to animate? (bell dings) What the hell
was going on in Slaver’s Bay after Dany left and went to Westeros? Should we just believe that everything ended up okay there with Daario in charge? It’s a-me, a-Daario. I’ve solved all your political problems, even though they keep
changing who plays me. (bell dings) Anyway, what
happened to Meera Reed? I mean, she’s responsible
for Bran surviving and she gets literally no respect. She’s the Rodney Dangerfield of Westeros, but she will never go back to college, because it doesn’t exist. (bell dings) Why did Sam
steal his family’s sword? He gave it to Jorah
Mormont, who died basically immediately thereafter and didn’t even use the Valyrian steel sword to kill any White Walkers, just wights. (bell dings) How did everyone
know that Jon killed Dany, since Drogon took her body away to, I don’t know, bury it with Jimmy Hoffa’s. Did he just walk down
and admit what he did? Actually, knowing him, that’s
probably exactly what he did, ’cause that dude does
not have a poker face. So put this one in the solved pile. (bell dings) And finally, (bell dings)
what’s the punchline of Tyrion’s honeycomb and jackass joke? Okay, I know, I know, it’s not
really a dropped plot line, it’s just a bit of narrative
tom-foolery, but I gotta know. It’s keeping me up at night. And there you have it, folks,
all of the dropped plot lines that we could find in Game of Thrones. But what do you think? Were there any others
that you can think of? And what dropped plot line do you most want to get payoff to? And based on how pissed off
fans were with the final season, is the Game of Thrones franchise
in trouble over at HBO? – The decision about
what’s best for everyone should be left to well, everyone. (boisterous laughter) – Let’s discuss. Thank you so much for watching. If you enjoy what you saw, why not give us a like and subscribe? And if you want to get
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  1. JD jitsu

    THE most important plot they just forgot about was the Maggie the Frog/Cersei plot. It's WHY she went insane over time. Her brother was supposed to choke her to death…

  2. Cracky Sr

    #13 the actor passed away, so it would be pretty poor taste to have a subplot of a main character trying to kill them.

  3. Tshepo Masemola

    Just got pissed off all over again. Not even gon finish watching for Nerdist Bae Dan Casey.

  4. Syafiq Razip

    I don't want to stop beating this horse.

  5. Madriddler

    Number 11 is my favorite plot dropped just because of your reaction Dan.

  6. hernan frankrajch

    3:20 they said it, he was the history of the world

  7. Juan Jesus Delgado Fuentes

    ?

  8. Alvaro Cerda

    The Iron Islands have no conclusion either

  9. Fulano de Tal

    Wait until PETA hears about what you're doing to dead horses

  10. John B

    Well I can answer one of your questions.. why were the white walkers after the 3 eyed raven.. they actually told you but apparently you werent paying attention.. they wanted to kill him because he had all the knowledge past .. present and future and of their history.. so they wanted him dead so that men would forget about their history.. this was covered.. go rewatch

  11. igor Dviniatin

    What did Podrick do at the whorehouse to keep all the money?

  12. Brett Baratheon

    What’s sad is that there are more than 30. This was the most disappointing conclusion to, well, anything on any screen ever. Dumb and Dumber suck, Star Wars is dead, we will not swallow this crap any longer.

  13. Sean N

    Where the fuck did Drogon go?

  14. Random Task

    The last season was so disappointing! I'm not upset that Dani went mad I'm upset with how they got there!

  15. Sam Eichers

    After reading the books I hardly even like the show anymore lol.

  16. Craig Brindle

    Why is every other scene so poorly lit that you can hardy tell what is happening?

  17. TheDukeOfFall

    Surprisingly not as many as I thought.

  18. Katarn84

    Only 30?
    But all of them dropped in season 8.

  19. Yorha Lolibot

    Does bang your sister count as Plot?

  20. Anonymous Freak

    This video only covers 30 of them because if it covered every dropped plot line, the video would be longer than YouTube allows videos to be.

  21. SeemsLikeSomething

    So. What’s the joke with Martin though? I haven’t been following it closely but did he say anything about why it’s been 119 years since the last book?

  22. Rod Ziegman

    It was a crappy show based on a crappy book series. Books 4 and 5 were layed out by an absolute moron and it's taken 14 years before book 6. Martin was not some woke hero that you morons made him out to be, reread the books, he bashed gays like everyone else in 90s did. Move on and follow starwars or something else already. It will never be finished.

  23. Jozef KOváč

    Moooooore DAAAAAAAN

  24. professorM

    This is basically shade at D&D's bad writing.

  25. Ace D.

    this is bad story telling by dumb and dumber

  26. Purple Depths

    I like how WE (as in the people that heavily criticized/were outraged with how this show ended up) in the end got validity in our passionate disdain of D&D. That interview where they exposed their half-hearted/inept attempt at telling this story is bittersweet.

  27. Tank Cramer

    In D&D voice. "They kinda forgot about important plot points."

  28. Dragons Thanos

    I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel. The Madame asked, "what can we do for you?"
    I said, "I need a woman to lay with, for mine has left me."
    The Madame asked "You poor thing; whatever for? And why do you have a jackass and a honeycomb?"
    "Well," I answered, "my woman stumbled upon a genie in a bottle, and he granted her 3 wishes. The first was to have the nicest ass in the land, so he gave her this jackass. Her second wish was for a 'house fit for a queen', so he gave her this beehive."
    The Madame asked, "And what of the third wish?"
    "For her third wish, my woman asked the genie to make my cock hang down past my knee."
    "Well, that one's not so bad!" the Madame exclaimed.
    "'Not so bad!?', I replied, "I used to be 6 feet tall!"

  29. warofrazors

    "Tyrion walks into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass.

    Madame: What can we do for you?

    Tyrion: I need a woman to lay with, for mine has left me.

    Madame: Whatever for? And what's with the honeycomb and the mule?

    Tyrion: My woman found a genie in a bottle, and he granted her three wishes. The first was for a house fit for a queen, so he gave her this damn honeycomb. The second wish was that she have the nicest ass in all the land, so he gave her this damn donkey…

    Madame: And what about the third wish?

    Tyrion: Well… she asked the genie to make my cock hang down past my knee.

    Madame: Well that one's not so bad eh?

    Tyrion: Not so bad!? I used to be six foot three!"

  30. Walkin dude

    The Case and his friendos smash out another good un. Good ol' Case and good ol' Cave friendos.

  31. SinfulKnight

    Should've mentioned not including dropped book plots

  32. Michael A

    What happened to Jessica??

  33. 1rickopotamus

    The threat teased since season 1 dispatched in one episode…jesus

  34. Jack B.

    "I once brought a Honeycomb and a Jackass into a brothel. The Madame of the establishment said 'My lord! Why would you bring these things into my house of pleasure?' I replied, 'My wife was a cruel and selfish woman. I have but these tokens to pay you for the evening. She sent me to find a witch who could grant her three wishes. Her first wish was for a house fit for a Queen.' I gave her the honeycomb. 'Her second wish was for the finest ass in all the land.' I handed her the reigns to the Jackass. 'And the third wish?' The madame inquired. By this time she had accepted my payment as we lay in her boudoir. 'That was the most cruel wish of all. For, you see, she wished that I had a cock that hung below my knees.' The madame laughed. 'My lord, your manhood is quiet impressive, I don't see how this wish was cruel at all.' I replied, 'But I used to be six feet tall!'

  35. 1rickopotamus

    D&D's effort just bailed in the last season they were told by HBO they can do more seasons and more episodes in this last season but they said nah we'll just squash it into 6 episodes. No respect

  36. Jackpot Da Don

    Watching this video is giving me flashbacks of disappointment and misery

  37. mark sarkozi

    Why the girls give back podric's money??? What he doing with them????

  38. Bekjan

    So basically all the major plot lines…

  39. Roboterpunk

    Nothing ever meant anything in GoT. That’s the whole point of the story. GRRM trolled all of us.

  40. Jason Etgen

    Me: "Man what a great day today has been"

    Nerdist: "Fuck your good day"

  41. Albert Rivera

    I’m pissed off about the white walker babies thing.

  42. Spencer

    The character of Payne was not brought up anymore due to his actor dying between seasons, I think they wrote it off in some dialogue somewhere. It definitely was not intentional that he disappeared.

    EDIT: He did not actually die, he left the show due to pancreatic cancer but recovered. He just decided to not return.

  43. mjstory1976

    I bet you can add another 30 later

  44. Jadmire7

    I can barely see half of this video because of the excessive lack of lighting in GoT.

  45. prodigy 07

    What about old valyria

  46. maxmercury18

    If you really think about it… they dropped ALL of the plot lines.

  47. QuestionMarc

    The answer to most of these is, the books provide more context, answers, and clues. Most of these will likely be answered in the next book.

    I actually know the answers to like half of these but I don't have time to go through it all.

  48. QuestionMarc

    I vaguely remember how Tyrion's joke goes, though I don't remember where I heard it.

    A dwarf walks into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass. The mistress asks what he is doing here, and he says he has left his wife and is looking for work. He explains that his wife came upon a djinn who granted her 3 wishes. With the first wish she asked for a home fit for a queen, and the djinn gave her a honeycomb. With her second wish she asked for the finest ass in the seven Kingdoms, and got the jackass. With her third wish she asked for her husband to be hung past his knee. The brothel keeper says at least he got something out of the situation. To which he replies 'Not really. I used to be 6 foot 8!"

  49. Andre Gomez

    Please do an episode on Shenmue 3?

  50. Churn Blanston

    DO NOT put BSG in the same category as GoT or Lost. Totally not fair at all!!! BSG had a great finale and tied up everything it needed to in a totally satisfying manner.

  51. Christopher Jazzcat

    I'm about to watch this video and I know it is going to fill me with more hate than a random character returning just to die

  52. Pe ter

    What did ghost the whole time?
    How knew the night king that danny will come to save Jon?

  53. Rylan Storm

    Video starts at 1:07

  54. Uncle Fester

    The actor who played Illyn Payne got cancer real bad.. guess that’s why they dropped it?

  55. m00tw00t

    Nymeria’s super pack?

  56. Lena Storm

    Tyrion's joke:

    Tyrion walks into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass.
    Madame: What can we do for you?
    Tyrion: I need a woman to lay with, for mine has left me.
    Madame: Whatever for? And what's with the honeycomb and the mule?
    Tyrion: My woman found a genie in a bottle, and he granted her three wishes. The first was for a house fit for a queen, so he gave her this damn honeycomb. The second wish was that she have the nicest ass in all the land, so he gave her this damn donkey…
    Madame: And what about the third wish?
    Tyrion: Well… she asked the genie to make my cock hang down past my knee.
    Madame: Well that one's not so bad eh?
    Tyrion: Not so bad!? I used to be six foot three!

  57. James Cameron-Clarke

    "I… don't believe you're mentioned…"

    He was Hand of the King, killed his Lord father, was suspected of killing the King, was Hand of the Queen, and then Hand of the King again. What was in that history?

  58. Eatyomuffin

    The wights were after the raven because they hold all of the worlds knowledge…..

  59. Dustin Bailon

    So many questions, and no answers.

  60. Andrew Smith

    r/freefolk intensifies

  61. AL- BOT

    This video is a perfect example of why everyone hates the show now. Looking for plot lines and theories when they were never there. And most of the things mentioned here have answers in the show.

  62. Kaela Shaw

    Welp. I’m livid all over again.

  63. afroking42

    Tyrion walks into a brothel with a honeycomb and a jackass.
    Madame: What can we do for you?
    Tyrion: I need a woman to lay with, for mine has left me.
    Madame: Whatever for? And what's with the honeycomb and the mule?
    Tyrion: My woman found a genie in a bottle, and he granted her three wishes. The first was for a house fit for a queen, so he gave her this damn honeycomb. The second wish was that she have the nicest ass in all the land, so he gave her this damn donkey…
    Madame: And what about the third wish?
    Tyrion: Well… she asked the genie to make my cock hang down past my knee.
    Madame: Well that one's not so bad eh?
    Tyrion: Not so bad!? I used to be six foot three!

  64. Osiris Malkovich

    Bold of you to assume that there was some kind of plot to be dropped

  65. Osiris Malkovich

    Making Dan Casey the face of this channel was the best idea Nerdist has had in a while. Please keep it up!

  66. mcManlyfist

    I seem to remember the 3 eyed Raven saying he, and later Bran, served as the memory of Men, and since the White Walkers wanted to erase Men they needed to erase Raven and Bran.

  67. Meghan Keiper

    I would visit Sandals Westeros.

  68. ethan

    I forgot this show existed

  69. Todd Begay

    Damn, I could make a whole meal out of that snack.

  70. Toughtimes 4Paco

    How about my favorite GoT / ASOIAF game, Where in the world is Howland Reed. Dude was theorized to be everywhere and everyone from the High Sparrow to the Silent Brother.

  71. Bojan Ilievski

    Not that I really cared about it, but adding to the list – the Iron Bank, did they ever collect their debt? 😛

  72. Mike Mele

    The Illyrio Mopatis storyline also just gets completely dropped. He has Varys send spied to kill Daenerys and then what?? He just falls off the face of Westeros

  73. Tec66

    House of the unTRYING?

  74. Lost Pawn

    Does HotPie continue to progress in his baking skills?!? I need to know!!!

  75. MrGyptron

    Why you gotta piss me off again Dan!!

  76. strngenchantedgirl

    Tyrion’s marriage to Sansa. Are they still legally married?

  77. daniel PAUL

    This was depressing

  78. Drenzik Duma

    'thrilling'? 8th…? and I'm out.

  79. nedbear1970

    If bran can see the future then theon probably had to die otherwise arya wouldnt kill him. Butterfly effect. So pissed at how it all turned out

  80. bran

    Who even cares at this point.

  81. niquola77

    What happened to Benjen Stark/Cold Hands?!?!

  82. Kate Rehahn

    You skipped the first puzzle; who sent the cats paw with the valerian dagger? The book answers the question but not the show.

  83. John Storez

    Dan…. Stop being so sexy 🙂

  84. Jeff mullin

    What happened to the Nun given to the Mountain? I like to think gentle smooches and heavy pegging.

  85. Grawrness

    I really want the drowned god to be more relevant

  86. J Blank

    The azor prophecy was fullfilled….jon killing dany was the fulfillment..think aboutit

  87. Mobile Mike

    Shadow baby…

  88. Petr Ševčík

    Honestly, the point of the prophecy might be just that all prophecies are just a pile of bulls**t.

    It's quite possible Theon needed to do (and maybe die doing) something he belived mattered, to be able to live (or die) with himself.

    The punchline of the joke is it has no punchline. It's kind of like the "Do you know how to keep and idiot in suspense for a week?" one. For this one you just start telling it when you expect to be interupted.

  89. Eleeth Tahgra

    Its a good run, a good journey. The ending sux big time.

  90. Rhino2087

    #23 How tf are ppl confused by this? The annulment made Elia's son a bastard "Dornish bastards are named sand" – Brandon Stark get over it

  91. KayKay2513

    Keeping Sam alive. I believe has something to do with the fright and submission to them. Like the guy in the first episode, they didn't kill him after he submitted to them.

  92. Elizabeth Ashley Everhart

    Only 30? Really you could do easy 100. They did answer the prophesy of "sun rises in west and sets in the east" — JOn is the SON that rose in the west cue slow motion rising and Drogon is the SON that set in the East (see Sam at the final Kings Council meeting). So the official answer to Dany's question of, 'When will I see him (Drogo) as he was??' is…. WHEN YOU ARE BEEPING DEAD.

  93. Pablo Sanz

    I hate D&D

  94. NoTheOtherJonathan

    Game of Thrones SHOULD be in trouble, and the showrunners should be out of work.

  95. ES50678

    But what if the books are just as unsatisfying?

  96. Cecil Leung

    We're still talking about this show?

  97. parKb5

    That’s nothing when compared to the amount of plot lines dropped in the book series. Like the fact that Catherine Stark survived the Red Wedding and Rob Stark’s wife didn’t attend the Red Wedding and when Rob was killed, she was named the Queen of the North and gave birth to Rob’s son, but George RR Martin totally forgot about them all and they never came up in the books ever again,

  98. MatiZ815

    Maybe only 6-7 of these are actual abandoned plots.

  99. Natalie King

    YOUR SHIRT OMG

  100. Gabie Cobrado

    Love your shirt Dan!! ??
    Amazing video!

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