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Game Of Thrones showrunners talk about the latest Game Of Thrones episode “The Bells”

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'Inside the Episode' The Bells

Spoiler alert. As is tradition, HBO has released an ‘Inside the Episode’ feature of the latest episode, The Bells. For those of you who missed it, the episode was an absolute bloodbath. Daenerys all but signed her death certificate when she razed King’s Landing and the thousands of innocents in it to the ground. Once a beacon of hope and somewhat of a messiah, one wonders what brought about such a massive swing in her behaviour. In this feature, the showrunners tackle this question and several more regarding the other important scenes from The Bells.

To sum things up:

Daenerys isn’t just the Mother of Dragons anymore, but also the mother of awful decisions. Showrunner David Benioff points out that Dany has finally reached her tipping point which is why she did what she did. In that, she annihilated King’s Landing. Most of her closest advisors have either died or they don’t think she’s all that great anymore and have switched teams. Combine that with the fact that Jon doesn’t really want to get down and dirty with her anymore. She’s all alone and that’s probably what got to her.

Dan Weiss touches upon how ‘The Bells’ had a lot of scenes that were shot from the perspective of the people down on the ground facing Dany’s wrath, instead of through her eyes.

“In most large stories like this, it seems like there’s a tendency to focus on the heroic figures and not pay much attention to the people who may be suffering the repercussions of the decisions made by those heroic people. We really wanted to keep our perspective and our sympathies on the ground at this moment ’cause those are the people who are really paying the price for the decisions that she’s making,” says Weiss.

Speaking about Jon, Weiss says that he is “in a kind of denial”, as shocked by Dany’s rampage (if not more) as the audience.

Amidst all the death and destruction, the episode did manage to give us a moment at the hands of the two people you’d least expect it to come from; Arya and the Hound. Once they get to the Red Keep which is slowly starting to crumble, the Hound tries to talk Arya out of going any further because death is guaranteed down that path.

“The Hound has genuinely come to have affection for Arya. I think he loves her as much as he’s capable of loving someone,” says Benioff.

Watch the video below:

This was definitely one of the most jarring episodes of the series in a long time. What did you think of it?






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Game of Thrones reveals 14 brand new photos from Season 8

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Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones has finally ended. Through the last couple of seasons, we had some amazing coverage and insight into the show, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, and James Hibberd. The final bits from this coverage are now coming through, and one of those includes a set of fresh photos from Game of Thrones Season 8. Read on!

Entertainment Weekly released this set of 14 photos recently, featuring the cast of the show. Take a look:

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

Game of Thrones reveals brand new photos from Season 8

What do you guys think about these photos? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch

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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Game of Thrones might have ended, but we have a bit of a follow up coming up. The behind the scenes bits we have been having through Making Game of Thrones are culminating into a beautiful documentary, called The Last Watch. HBO has now released photos from the same. Read on!

The set has 12 photos and one picture of what looks like an embroidery art/poster featuring the filming of “The Bells”. Check them out:

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Excited to take a little trip behind the scenes? The documentary will air this Sunday, 26th May, in the usual Game of Thrones slot of 9 P.M. Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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The cast of Game of Thrones bid an emotional goodbye to the fans

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Eight seasons and nine years later, Game of Thrones has finally come to an end. One of the biggest reasons it became the cultural behemoth that it is today is its incredible cast and the way they brought the characters to life. They made us laugh, cry, fear for their lives, and cheer for them through their victories and defeats.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO has now released a video with the stars signing off and it is giving all of us some major, major feels.

This video is a thank you note to the viewers who made the show such a massive cultural entity and kept it going throughout the years. Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), John Bradley (Samwell), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Maisie Williams (Arya), and Sophie Turner (Sansa) all acknowledged how the fandom’s love kept them inspired to do better.

Emilia talked about how the show became her identity, while Gwendoline and Kristofer spoke about how fortunate they felt to be so loved by the fans. Sophie and Maisie admitted they never imagined that the show would become so big. And finally, Isaac acknowledged that it was the fandom’s excitement about the show – the intense discussions, theories, viewing parties – that kept them going.

Watch the video below:

But, as Kristofer points out, “everything has an end, even Game of Thrones”. Here’s wishing the wonderful cast great futures ahead!






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