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Full script of “Battle of the Bastards” made available online. Here’s how it’s different from the actual episode

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Full script of "Battle of the Bastards" now available online, here's how it's different!

A Song of Ice and Fire, the series of books on which Game of Thrones is based, is a pretty strong footing for the scripts of the show, but the writers on the show (mostly showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss) are nothing less than artists. To adapt a great work into a script that will do it justice, is no easy job. Last year, one of the best episodes from Season 6 was “Battle of the Bastards“, which won an Emmy. The script has now been posted online, on the official Emmys website!

As you would expect, the script doesn’t really make it a hundred percent into the final filming, as is. A lot of changes come in, like actors, directors and producers making changes on the go, according to how a scene flows. The script for Battle of the Bastards was written by Benioff and Weiss. Game of Thrones fan-site Winter is Coming, has listed down a few of the most notable parts of the script. Here are some of the important ones :

Firstly, the way some scenes are described, like the scene where Danaerys Targaryen meets the Masters :

“Dany never turns to look at the approaching DROGON. She doesn’t have to look. She only allows the faintest hint of a smile. A smile that says: my tyranny’s not ended, motherf****r. It’s only just begun.”

Another change is that in the script, the scene where the two dragons finally leave their prison, reads as follows :

“Unsullied STRONGMEN roll back the giant stone blocking the entrance to the dragon prison, and hurry the fuck out of the way. We move in slowly on the dark entrance.”

In the actual scene, however, the dragons burst out of the prison themselves, when they heard Drogon.

Moving on, there are a couple of comments on Melisandre‘s age :

“She genuinely doesn’t know. It has been centuries since she admitted that she doesn’t know.”

..and then :

“MELISANDRE looks into the brazier flames. This activity appears to be more work for her than it was before, or perhaps it’s just that she’s approaching it with less unthinking confidence.”

Moving on to the battle itself, Harald Karstark leads Ramsay Bolton‘s cavalry, but in the actual sequence in the series, he isn’t seen during the battle.

Another example of unconventional description :

“The circle tightens forcing the Starks into a smaller and smaller space. It is clear the Boltons have the upper hand and the Starks are f***ed.”

The end of the Battle of the Bastards script has the description of the scene where Sansa Stark ‘lets the dogs out’. It goes as below :

“Ramsay screams. His screams become wet wheezes as the dogs go to work on his throat. And through it all, we stay on Sansa, as she walks away from him forever, allowing herself the faintest possible smile.”

Poetic, isn’t it? There are quite a lot of such interesting little bits in the script. If you do give it a read, come talk to us about which ones you loved the most, down in the comments, below!






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It turns out Sophie Turner’s tattoo was a major Game Of Thrones spoiler after all

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

About a year back, on the The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sophie Turner had showed all of us a tattoo on her arm that read, “The pack survives” with the Stark sigil, along with it.

Turns out we had a spoiler with us all along. For those of you who have seen the finale, will know what we are saying.

In the finale episode, “The Iron Throne”, Bran the Broken becomes the King of the Six Kingdoms, Sansa Stark becomes the Queen in the North, Jon Snow goes Beyond the Wall and mostly becomes The King Beyond the Wall and Arya Stark sets to fulfill her dream to become Nymeria and explore the world. Everything that each of them went through finally culminated into a bittersweet end. The promotional image of the pilot with Ned Stark on the throne almost made sense suddenly.

And turns out, Sophie Turner had already given out a major spoiler about this through her tattoo.

“It’s just a quote from last season,” Turner had said when asked about it. “Everyone figures that the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.”

She also said that some people had advised against her getting it just in case fans react to it the way they did. But she did not pay heed to it. Turner also took to Instagram after the airing of the episode.

“The pack survived,” she wrote alongside an image of herself, Williams and Hempstead Wright.






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost reunion in the series finale

Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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