Part of the problem was that George RR Martin was a victim of his own success. While he was very active in the show’s early seasons, according to The New York Times, the show’s success kept adding new projects to him — see House of the Dragon and the 400 other GoT-related ideas in development. All of this affected an already slow writing process, and Martin was left with many blank pages that he had yet to fully visualize. So as he focused on the next book, he became more and more detached from what David Benioff and DB Weiss were doing – and they couldn’t wait for him. Said Martin, “In seasons 5 and 6 and certainly 7 and 8, I was pretty much out of control.” Eventually, it would show.
Season 8 in particular proved divisive with viewers, many of whom, like Ned Stark, felt betrayed with the way the long-running narratives ended. In a rare move, fans took to the internet to express their displeasure. Posted on Redditor u/ostlert: “Daenerys’ last words are ‘we break the wheel together’, which spelled backwards means ‘rehtegot leewh eht kaerb ew’, which doesn’t make any sense, as does the rest of season 8.” And it wants to what do you mean We all know how pleasant and easy to please fanboys usually are. Like in “Star Wars”.
Regardless of where you stand, how things played out in the final season of Game of Thrones, we’ll all have to wait until Martin finally finishes the novels before we find out how his version of the story continues. He seems to have the last word in the end.