Game of Thrones Page to Screen: the Kingsmoot

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As a latecomer to the Game of Thrones fandom, the Kingsmoot was the first scene from the books that I actually looked forward to seeing translated to the screen. Through cultural osmosis, iconic images of the Red Wedding and Purple Wedding were spoiled for me ahead of time. So, the Kingsmoot will always hold a special place in my heart as a set piece that I got to anticipate and experience along with the rest of the fandom … even though it ended up differing significantly from the scene in the book.

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The Game of Thrones rumor mill: unconfirmed episode 8-10 titles

poster1Episode titles for the remaining episodes of Game of Thrones season 6 have surfaced on the internet today. The titles are unconfirmed and were not published by HBO, so take these with a grain of salt until we’re able to get a confirmation or a denial.

According to SpoilerTV, who gleaned the info from a Sky network website, the following titles cover the rest of the season. They’re in German, naturally, but we’ve translated the listed titles.

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John Bradley and Hannah Murray on going home, regressing and what their characters have in common

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This coming Sunday in “Blood of My Blood,” we’ll finally get to see a moment many Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for, for a long time: Samwell Tarly will be reunited with the harsh father who forced him into the Night’s Watch. With Gilly and the baby by his side, Sam is headed to Horn Hill and we can only imagine how this complicated family reunion is going to play out.

Luckily we have two interviews with John Bradley and Hannah Murray via IGN and The Hollywood Reporter to offer input and a few teases as to what we can expect, in “Blood of My Blood.”

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[Updated] New photos from Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 6 “Blood of My Blood”

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HBO has released this week’s group of photos from next Sunday’s new episode of Game of Thrones. The season’s sixth episode, “Blood of My Blood,” will feature the introduction of Samwell Tarly’s estranged family, the Lannisters and Tyrells facing off against the High Sparrow, and more time with Arya’s new assignment in Braavos.

Official episode synopsis: An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.

Update 5/27: We’ve added several more photos!

Photos below the cut!

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Pilou Asbæk, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Kristian Nairn share their thoughts on “The Door”

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After a huge Game of Thrones episode like “The Door,” there is loads to discuss and thankfully, the stars of the show are providing us with more fuel in a flood of new interviews.

Pilou Asbæk speaks to Vulture about making the role of Euron Greyjoy his own, leaving behind some of the book details and making a splash in last week’s kingsmoot.

The Danish actor acknowledges that his Euron isn’t exactly like the character from the novels, saying it would be “too cliché” to have an eyepatch. Asbæk says he needed to look like a Greyjoy as well. “If he were a fish out of water, no one would have elected him. But now they see he’s just like them. And hopefully I’m going to be in many episodes, many seasons, and I’ll have time to show that Euron Greyjoy’s a fucking bastard! [He laughs.] But a cool bastard. Wait and see.”

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