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Game of Thrones director says Arya wasn’t scheming, she let her guard down in Braavos

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New photos from Game of Thrones season 6 episode 7: The Broken Man

Epiosde 7 of season 6 of Game of Thrones gave us Arya Stark looking over the Braavos horizon and then getting stabbed by the Waif multiple times; regardless of which she managed to recover with ‘soup and a nap’. Before the Stark daughter miraculously recovered from her fatal wounds and lured the Waif into a dark room, we saw her securing passage on a ship to Westeros, which, at that time, seemed to be a smart move but it later resulted in her seeking shelter with Lady Crane(RIP) in episode 8. At the end of the episode, Arya(read badass) pointed Needle at Jaqen H’ghaar and told him, very fearlessly, that she was going home.

This, as Mark Mylod, who directed episodes 7 and 8 of season 6, said, wasn’t a smart move. While speaking to the Wall Street Journal , he was asked whether this was Arya’s plan all along and that everything that conspired after that was known to her.

“Personally, I don’t think so,” he replied, crushing fans’ hopes that it was more than just bad writing,” he said. “You could certainly read into that. My choice is no. My choice is, in episode 7, the character has made her decision to leave the city, and really makes a mistake. She lets her guard down. We forget how young this kid is, and she makes a mistake. This is in my head, at least. Having booked passage with the captain, she has a moment of reverie where she’s looking over Braavos and particularly looking forward to making a move toward home to a new adventure. She’s not going to be this assassin, and she lets her guard down and nearly pays for it with her life. I think that, subsequently, she knows once she’s recovering at Lady Crane’s apartment that the Waif will come after her. She knows it’s inevitable.”

Turns out as much as we’d like to believe Arya planned the whole thing, it wasn’t really a clever ruse after all.







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George R. R. Martin loved the House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

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George R. R. Martin talks about House of The Dragon Teaser Trailer

House of The Dragon’s first teaser trailer is finally here! The teaser was released by HBO at the end of the HBO Max European launch event and it features a voiceover by Matt Smith who plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen. It broke the internet as soon as it was released, and fans are going crazy over the accuracy and detail shown in the teaser. It was watched by over 10 million viewers in less than three days of its launch! And George R. R. Martin has something to say about the teaser trailer.

Martin wrote on his blog Not a Blog:

Yes, I know, most of you have already seen this. (What can I say? I am busy. Juggling so many balls, so many projects, posting stuff on my Not A Blog is not my highest priority, so things may always be a little bit behind here).

For the handful who have been off the internet the past few days, however… HBO has released the first official teaser/trailer for HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. Here ’tis.

Enjoy.

(And yes, I love it too. Ryan and Miguel and their team are kicking ass and taking names).”

Looking at the current speed of production, we can hope Martin’s earlier prediction about the prequel’s release will come to fruition. What do you think about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!







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A young Alicent Hightower takes over the Iron Throne in Leicester Square

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A young Alicent Hightower takes over the Iron Throne in Leicester Square

The filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is progressing really smoothly, besides minor delays everything’s looking good for HBO’s high priority project. HBO recently dropped the first official teaser trailer for House of The Dragon, and fans are going crazy about it. That being said, we know that filming for the prequel show will be starting in Spain the next week, and the cast and crew members are gathering up at the Castle of La Calahorra.

The actors are taking a small break from their busy schedule before the shoot resumes, and it seems Emily Carey, who will be playing a young Alicent Hightower in the show is having fun with a replica of the Iron Throne.

Carey recently posted a picture on her official Twitter account. She seems to be enjoying a quiet day at Leicester Square, and her preferred choice of furniture is the Iron Throne replica. She wrote in the caption, “Found this chair in Leicester Square (wearing green was coincidental).” #HOTD #HouseofTheDragon #AlicentHightower

Do you think the future Queen of Westeros was foreshadowing a scene from House of The Dragon? Wearing green was coincidental? Maybe, maybe not. Only time will tell.

Are you excited about the Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.







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Fans react to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

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Fans react to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

The teaser trailer to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is finally here! As we reported earlier, the teaser trailer was supposed to drop within the next two weeks, and hence the prediction checks out. The full trailer might be here right before Christmas, but for the moment let’s enjoy the epicness of the teaser trailer launched by HBO Max earlier today.

The teaser was released by HBO at the end of the HBO Max European launch event and it features a voiceover by Matt Smith who plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen. It broke the internet as soon as it was released, and fans are going crazy over the accuracy and detail shown in the teaser. Here are some of the tweets that reflect how they felt after watching the teaser trailer:

The effect of Ramin Djawadi’s amazing score was quite visible:

Some fans seemed really excited about the Game of Thrones prequel:

One sharp-eyed fan noticed a blade similar to Arya’s Valyrian steel dagger from Game of Thrones:

While some praised the accuracy of the Iron Throne to George R. R. Martin’s original concept:

What was your reaction after watching the teaser trailer? Talk to us in the comments below!

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.







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