Adapting any book into a TV series is challenging. There's no way to fit every detail of a carefully plotted novel (or series) into a TV series; something always gets left on the proverbial cutting room floor. One of the biggest dangers in a book-to-TV translation are plot holes, often caused by carelessly changing plot elements from the book.
Even in shows like "Game of Thrones," which have been painstakingly crafted to mirror the original books, there are some adaptational issues that drive fans crazy. Here are some of the plot holes, logic gaps, and missing bits of information that the "Game of Thrones" story lost in the transition from books to TV.
One of the most inexplicable plot holes that developed in the "Game of Thrones" series has to do with the infamous White Walkers (referred to as The Others in the books). In the novel, the only member of the Night's Watch to survive the White Walker attack is Gared. This is because he stays with the horses during the attack. However, in the series, the only survivor of the attack is Will, who sees the Walkers up-close and personal. How he was able to survive the attack has yet to be explained and may not ever be explained properly at this point.
Another scene that was adapted in the series is the part where Mirri Maz Dur is entrusted with healing Khal Drogo. In the book, Mirri makes Khal Drogo a poultice for his wounds. He removes it, wanting instead to rely on Dothraki healers, and then the wound gets infected. This incident is why Mirri, who was disdainful for Dothraki medicine, was trusted. However, in the TV series, it is Mirri's poultice that causes the infection, and yet Dany still trusts Mirri. It's a small, but crucial, difference. The TV version of events makes Dany seem more naive and foolish than she really is.
In Season 2, some fans were confused when Sansa refused assistance from The Hound. In the series, The Hound was nothing but kind and helpful towards Sansa, and some fans didn't get why she didn't want his help. The reason is far more clear in the books, where The Hound is licentious and even threatens to sexually assault Sansa, giving her a clear reason to avoid being alone with him. There's also a subplot in the book where Ser Dontos Hollard is working on an escape plan for Sansa that never made it to the series.
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