10 Deleted TV Scenes We Never Got To See

Bob Newby's fate was originally even more horrifying.

Friends Rachel Gunther
WB

Even the most modest TV series is such a huge undertaking that it's little surprise there are constantly sequences which, for one reason or another, sadly have to be left on the cutting room floor.

With many TV shows being kept to frustratingly strict run-times for the sake of those precious commercial breaks, directors are often forced to "kill their darlings," as the saying goes, and ditch excess material they're otherwise in love with.

Then there are those scenes which are cut instead by a network anxious about the challenging nature of the content, and every so often, the writers themselves might even make the call to erase a scene from the script before shooting begins.

Whatever the reason and regardless of the stage of production these scenes made it to, each would've certainly got fans talking if nothing else.

In most cases you can at least understand why the scene was left out, but in a couple of examples it's basically totally indefensible.

Sadly not even those scenes which were actually filmed have ever been released, seemingly forcing fans to use their imaginations forever more...

10. The Mad Queen's Motivations Confirmed - Game Of Thrones

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HBO

Game of Thrones' hurried final season was considered a major disappointment by most fans, with one of the biggest frustrations being Daenerys' (Emilia Clarke) rushed, unconvincing descent into murderous madness, best typified by her merciless destruction of King's Landing.

It's a moment which should've been a shockingly powerful turning point for the series, yet one which ultimately felt unearned and disingenuous.

Though much more work clearly had to be done in order to make audiences buy Dany's turn to the dark side, the recently released original scripts for the final season outline one scene in particular which would've lent some much-needed shade and context to Dany's actions.

While the final version of the sequence doesn't cut back to Dany while King's Landing is being lit up by Drogon, in the script there's a scene where she flies over the Red Keep and gazes upon the Throne Room which, as the script reminds us, her ancestors built.

Dany then notices a Lannister sigil in the Throne Room, serving as a "symbol of everything that has been taken from her," and essentially being what "drives her to fury."

Obviously Dany's turn requires far more fleshing-out than a single scene can ever allow, but this would've nevertheless added clear meaning to a scene which, in its final form, feels oddly weak from a character perspective.

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