Game of Thrones S08E3 - THEON GREYJOY'S DEATH
- Published on Apr 29, 2019
Credits to HBO & George R.R. Martin
According to Insider.com, in the script for "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" after Theon volunteers to protect Bran in the godswood during the coming battle. Jon says he doesn't have enough men. That's when Alys Karstark says she'll be there too.
"I'll go with him," Alys says to Jon in the script. "The Karstarks betrayed your House. Allow us to earn back your trust."
The script says "Jon appreciates the girl's sense of honor" and he nods in approval. This entire exchange did not make it onto the final episode.
In the script for episode 3. Alys again has several key lines of dialogue. When they hear wights starting to invade the godswood, the script says: "Alys is terrified but maintains her resolve. She motions to her men in the direction of the sound: follow me."
The scene then continues with Alys and her men walking among the trees in the godswood, following a trail of footprints. The trail leads them to a small wight-child, and the group of fighters turn to find a way out. But through the trees they can see "small figures moving with them. Snippets, glimpses of other child wights." The wights descend upon a Karstark soldier, and Alys "turns and runs."
On the show, she was near Theon in the godswood, but never had a dedicated moment on screen during the fight. However, according to an Instagram post by the actress, they actually filmed her death scene but decided to cut it out for the final episode. Not sure why HBO decided to do that.