(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Sunday’s episode of “Westworld,” titled “The Winter Line.”)
Westeros met Westworld on Sunday — and not everyone was a fan of the crossover.
“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss’s highly publicized “Westworld” cameos were featured in last night’s episode, titled “The Winter Line,” revealing to viewers that the two played a pair of Delos Destinations technicians assigned to make creations for the unnamed Park 4.
And it turns out that Park 4 is a medieval/fantasy-themed world, complete with dragons, HBO’s “Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy told is us a direct shout-out to HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” even though they wouldn’t reveal the actual name of the “Westerosworld” park.
Benioff and Weiss’s guest spot had them playing two unnamed technicians working on a dragon that looked strikingly similar to Drogon, while discussing their plans to try to sell the creature if they get laid off. You can see screenshots of their appearances below:
The bit garnered very mixed reactions on Twitter and even reignited a debate about the eighth and final season of “GoT” — almost a full year after the now-ended series, well, ended.
“Westworld is doing charity work by employing D&D after they ruined game of thrones also get drogon away from these beasts,” one user tweeted.
Some viewers really latched on to the idea that “Game of Thrones” truly place inside this Park 4 when mocking Benioff and Weiss.
One viewer wrote: “To find out game of thrones was just a park in Westworld universe would have been a better ending than what we got.”
“Looks like ‘Game of Thrones’ creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (+ Drogon) are hiding out from all the finale haters in #Westworld,” another tweeted. “The whole @GameOfThrones was merely a narrative in #Westworld.”
And another wrote: “Game of Thrones being nothing more than a Delos park in Westworld is legitimately a better ending than season 8.”
See more Twitter reactions to D&D’s “Westworld” cameo below.
“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.
— Beta Can't Focus (@ColorMeBeta) March 23, 2020
westworld is doing charity work by employing D&D after they ruined game of thrones also get drogon away from these beasts pic.twitter.com/pWdRurOX2u
— jolie (@peakystom) March 23, 2020
NOOOOI!! Not a game of Thrones reference #Westworld
— Slappy White (@JMKIII58) March 23, 2020
OK, that Game of Thrones cameo on Westworld last night may have been the most groan-inducing thing I have ever seen. Whoever thought this was a good idea obviously had not seen GOT Season 8 #JumpedTheShark @davechensky @jowrotethis
— Tony Blazier (@TonyBlazier) March 23, 2020
To find out game of thrones was just a park in Westworld universe would have been a better ending than what we got https://t.co/8Jj5cpdHJC
— Kubi dooby doo (@kubi4212) March 23, 2020
Looks like 'Game of Thrones' creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (+ Drogon) are hiding out from all the finale haters in #Westworld
— mhmd Klewi – محمد گليوي (@mhmdklewi) March 23, 2020
The two creators of game of thrones and the dragon in episode two of westworld might have been the best episode of game of thrones.
— Aaron Lewing (@_aaroneous) March 23, 2020
— Chelsie Coleman (@chelsie_coleman) March 23, 2020
— alex (@FutureThousand) March 23, 2020
— KG (@KathyGuar) March 23, 2020
— erica ???? (@sweenbeanz) March 23, 2020
So D&D's characters wanting to butcher Drogon for money in Westworld was a meta acknowledgement of them butchering the story & characters in Game of Thrones right?
— Bastard of Flea Bottom (@ZombieBryce) March 23, 2020
Game of Thrones being nothing more than a Delos park in Westworld is legitimately a better ending than season 8. pic.twitter.com/TytBjfNrTX
— AtlasOne (@TheAtlasOne) March 23, 2020
The new #Westworld was great but that #GameofThrones Easter egg was such a pleasant surprise, holy sh*t Game Of Thrones was just a world inside Westworld I think I’m geeking out pic.twitter.com/Sb1dR7O8He
— Colin Cinella (@gotsnow10) March 23, 2020
the Game of Thrones finale makes a lot more sense if it was GOT World all along and Bran was one of the guests wildin #Westworld
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) March 23, 2020
Turns out Game Of Thrones Season 8 was just a malfunctioning Westworld simulation. All was going according to plan until Dany glitched out and flipped into murder mode, because of two incompetent tech guys who didn't translate her narrative properly. pic.twitter.com/wFSt31GmDm
— I Have Warned Thee (@ihavewarnedthee) March 23, 2020
— erica ???? (@sweenbeanz) March 23, 2020