A new viral video has Game of Thrones' Jon Snow apologizing to the characters -- and audience -- about the final season of the HBO epic.
The video comes from YouTube comedy channel "Eating Things," which utilizes the human image synthesis technology known as "deepfake" to give a voice to the Thrones character, who acknowledges the mixed critical reception to the final season. The scene is a re-edit of the beginning of episode four, as Jon speaks with the survivors at the Battle of Winterfell following their showdown with the White Walkers.
"It’s time for apologies," the re-dubbed Snow says. "I’m sorry we wasted your time."
He then went on to compare the show's ending to Lost, another pop culture juggernaut that similarly left fans unhappy with its series finale. Coming up on the one-month anniversary of the contentious outcome, Snow went on to address some of the audience's biggest gripes with the season.
"I know nothing made sense at the end," he admits. "When the Starbucks cup is the smallest mistake, you know you’ve f-ked up." The latter sentence refers to the Starbucks cup that accidentally made the final edit on one of the episodes. The camera then cuts to a warrior sipping from the cup, as the other characters look on silently.
"Let us burn the script of season eight and just forget it forever," he instructs. A group of characters, including Maisie Williams' Arya Stark and Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen, then take torches to a pile of wood, with a script representing the entirety of season 8 on top. With over one million views amassed since its premiere on June 13, it's clear a good number of Thrones fans across the internet would like to take a similar flame to the end of the prestige drama.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow.