April 27, 2019
This scene was originally going to take place near the end of S08E08, right after the Cersei<>Qyburn scene. Some of the content was subsequently moved into the final farewell sequence.
EXT. WINTERFELL COURTYARD - DAY
I hear you're a Baratheon now.
Jon and Gendry are walking together through the Winterfell courtyards.
It doesn't feel like it.
No, I expect not.
You'll never get used to it. But you'll learn to play the part.
Have you learned to play yours?
Jon shoots him a look. Gendry tenses, ever so slightly. He's still feeling out how familiar he's allowed to be with Jon.
Too soon to say.
They walk on. Gendry casts Jon a few furtive looks. Then finally works up his courage.
We talked about our fathers, first time we met. But your father... your real father...
This is an awkward subject. Jon interrupts and rescues him.
You're not guilty of your father's crimes.
Gendry is still unsure, but it really does appear to be that simple to Jon. Gendry absorbs that.
I made something for you. For you and the queen.
Jon casts him a quizzical look. Gendry nods toward the blacksmith's corner of the courtyard and sets off. Jon follows after him, with bemused curiosity.
EXT. WINTERFELL COURTYARD - BLACKSMITH WORKSHOP - CONTINUOUS
Gendry walks around the forge and the various anvils, to the back of the workshop area, well under the awning roof. Jon follows.
Gendry stops in front of two humanoid forms covered in cloth. He casts Jon a slightly nervous look. Then slowly pulls away the cloth.
Jon's breath catches involuntarily in his throat. He steps forward for a closer look.
Gendry has unveiled two glorious sets of armor -- ridged scales, tapering to points, with solid plate over key areas. The armor is matte black, accented in dark red. Curving back over the shoulders, the pauldrons are shaped to resemble stylized dragon wings.
I tried not to make it too heavy. It should still stop common arrows, if you don't fly too close to the ground.
Jon leans in to examine the gorget, a piece of solid plate encircling the neck and extending down over the upper chest. The three-headed dragon sigil is picked out in red enamel, with three gemstones inlaid, one for each dragon's eye.
Are these rubies?
Where did you get the money for this?
Lady Sansa commissioned the armor. And Ser Jaime gave us the rubies off the hilt of his sword. Lannisters like the color red as much as Targaryens do, lucky for us.
Jon boggles at him.
Do you like it?
Jon looks back at the armor.
He's at a loss for words.
You're a very good blacksmith.
This compliment seems to please Gendry more than his new lordship does.
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