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GAME OF THRONES

S07E04 - "THE SPOILS OF WAR"

DELETED SCENE - "JON'S PRIDE"


This excerpt starts in the middle of the cave scene in the dragonglass mine (S07E04) and directly extends it. It fills the gap between their show dialogue, and the shot of them walking out of the mine together.

INT. PAINTED CAVE - DAY
DANY
And you say you can't defeat them without my armies and my dragons.
JON
No, I don't think I can.
Dany regards him. She steps up close to Jon -- uncomfortably close, almost.
DANY
I will fight for you. I will fight for the North.
Jon stares at her with breathless hope, hardly daring to believe this.
DANY
When you bend the knee.
And therein lies the catch. Jon weighs his words carefully.
JON
My people won't accept a southern ruler. Not after everything they've suffered.
Dany steps closer.
DANY
They will if their king does. They chose you to lead them. They chose you to protect them. Isn't their survival more important than your pride?
Jon stares back at her, pinned down by her fervor and force of personality. It seems so easy to say yes. He's having a hard time remembering what's stopping him, in this moment. And yet...
A long moment goes by, then Jon finally finds his voice.
JON
I'm not a proud man, your grace. I was born a bastard. I was a steward in the Night's Watch... I cut potatoes and emptied chamber pots.
(beat)
This isn't about my pride.

2.
If Dany is frustrated, she doesn't let it show.
DANY
What then?
JON
What happens the day after I kneel for you? After I've sworn to serve you and obey you. What would you ask of me?
DANY
I would ask you to help me end Cersei's tyranny once and for all.
JON
I can't do that.
Now Dany does look frustrated.
JON
Winter is here, your grace. The true threat is north, not south. I cannot march my armies away from where they are needed most.
DANY
You are asking me to march my armies away and leave Cersei unchallenged. Cersei is a monster.
JON
I know that.
DANY
(with heat)
So you understand then how unreasonable your request is?
JON
(blunt non sequitur)
Do you want to be queen?
Dany narrows her eyes at him quizzically.
JON
Be the queen. You don't need a pointy chair for that. You name yourself Protector of the Seven Kingdoms. I'm asking you to protect them.
DANY
By abandoning them to Cersei?

3.
JON
The North is one of those kingdoms. If the North falls, the rest fall too. Do what is right for your people, the people you mean to rule. Help me defeat the Night King, prove to us that you deserve the throne, and it will be yours.
Now it's Dany's turn to be pinned down by Jon's fervor. She is silent for a moment.
DANY
There's still the Wall between us and the dead.
JON
The Wall is vulnerable. I've climbed it. I've defended it against wildling attack. They almost made it through, would have made it through if Stannis Baratheon hadn't brought an army down upon them. What's coming now is worse.
DANY
Do the dead know how to climb the wall?
A beat.
JON
I don't know. I've learned it's best not to underestimate them.
DANY
Because you've fought them.
JON
Yes.
DANY
Those who have fought Cersei tell me it's best not to underestimate her.
There's a long, heavy silence. They can both tell that they've argued themselves to a stalemate.
JON
So where does this leave us?
Dany considers.

4.
DANY
It seems to me that you will continue doing what you think is best. And I will continue doing what I think is best.
JON
So you respect my rule in the North?
DANY
For now, yes.
Another beat. Jon takes a deep breath and lets it out slowly.
JON
Thank you for the dragonglass, your grace.
Dany nods. The somber silence stretches on. Finally:
DANY
Shall we?
They walk out of the caves together, side-by-side.