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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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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

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Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa set to reunite on The Graham Norton Show

There are quite a few Game of Thrones pairings that are iconic, but the top spot belongs to Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, without a doubt. The actors that played the onscreen couple Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo are great friends in real world. We have seen them reunite quite a lot, but the two are headed for an onscreen reunion, as they’re scheduled to appear on The Graham Norton Show. Read on!

The popular British TV series The Graham Norton Show always has the best guest pairing, and they seem to have totally nailed it this time around. Emilia and Jason will be seen together on the show’s upcoming episode scheduled to air on October 25.

Emilia is currently in the middle of promoting her upcoming film Last Christmas, while Momoa is promoting his upcoming Apple TV+ series See. The two promos seem to have come together beautifully, leading to this reunion. The show will also have Regina King, there to promote her upcoming HBO series Watchmen, and comedian Ross Noble, with Camila Cabello slated to be the performer.

The episode will air on Friday, October at 10.35pm on BBC One, for the British fans of the show. Are you excited to watch the two unite on screen after this long? We sure are. Talk to us in the comments, below!






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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

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Maisie Williams says it was “horrible” to look like a boy to play Arya Stark

Game of Thrones has had a lot of strong female characters, but it would be inaccurate to say that it celebrates femininity. One example is Arya Stark, who is seen as a boyish character for most of the show, and as an extension, we all ended up seeing Maisie Williams the same way. In a recent interview, she discussed what it was like to have to hide her feminine side for the role, calling the experience “horrible.” Read on!

In a recent interview with Vogue, Maisie discussed coming of age in the spotlight, and more. Starting off, she talked about “maturing” about two seasons into the production of the show:

“But Arya was still very much like trying to be disguised as a boy and I had really short hair and they constantly covered me in dirt and shaded my nose so it looked really broad and I look like, really manly.”

She continued:

“And they would also put this strap across my chest to flatten any growth that had started, and I don’t know, that just felt horrible for six months of the year.”

The only glimpse we got of Arya Stark’s femininity came in the last season of the show, with her and Gendry sharing what was the first and only romantic moment for Arya throughout the show. Maisie also said that she felt ashamed to be a girl for a while, and is enjoying her feminine side a lot more now.

Well, it’s safe to say that the fans love this side of Maisie as well. What do you feel? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn’t on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

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Fans wonder why Isaac Hempstead Wright wasn't on stage during Game of Thrones tribute at the Emmys

The 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards were recently held, and while Game of Thrones didn’t do as well as usual, it was the last Emmy appearance for the show. The show walked away with the Outstanding Drama Emmy, and also had a heartfelt tribute with some of the cast members.

What was surprising, however, was that the winner of the Game of Thrones (or the closest we got to it), Issac Hempstead-Wright, who played Bran Stark, was surprisingly absent from the tribute, but rather in the audience. This perplexed many of the fans:

Well, the logic seems to be that only the nominated actors were on the stage for the tribute, which isn’t a bad thing. However, being that it was the show’s last year at the site, it would’ve been better to have the entire cast on the stage.

What do you guys think? Tell us in the comments, blow down below!






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