A few more photos from the Game of Thones set, in the last week of shooting

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Last Friday on December 11th, a few photos were posted online featuring Kristofer Hivju and the set of Game of Thrones. The pictures were shared on Instagram after a visit from a Panorama Agency agent (Hivju’s representation). They depict the Magheramorne Quarry set in Northern Ireland that plays home to Castle Black, the Wall and occasionally other scenes.

Amusingly, Hivju seems to be wearing the same “You Know Shite All, Jon Snow” shirt that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was spotted wearing in Spain. A gift from a friend or did all the cast members receive those shirts? Either way, it’s hilarious. For a dead guy, Jon Snow is omnipresent.

The photos also show the snowy walls and infamous mud of the quarry and the production team hard at work.

The second photo is harder to decipher, with figures showing in the dark on the monitors. With the photo, the uploader remarked, “On set tonight of#gameofthrones – such a pleasure!” So it’s safe to assume they are new photos.

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With GoT director Miguel Sapochnik‘s tweet from Saturday, we know that December 17th is officially the last day of shooting, as expected. We’re almost there!

Thanks to WotW readers Dragonslayer and Gravemaster for help with this post!

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    1. Hodor! Yippie, finally first to comment on an article…!

      I am happy knowing the climax of season 6 will be in the hands of Sapochnik, he is a superb director, as 5×07 and 5×08 prove. The Hardhome sequence and episode as a whole was phenomenal. I trust he’ll be just as great this season.

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    2. Always nice to see Kristofer Hivju and his big bearded smile. He just seems like such a nice dude. Same with NCW! Can’t wait to see what happens to both of them in April. Think Tormund will survive?

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    3. I highly highly highly doubt it but…is that Bran with Melisandre at Castle Black? On the monitor? Looks like Bran hair…

      Maybe Rickon and Osha. More likely.

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    4. Too short for Bran. Maybe a father/son pair? IIRC weren’t the 2 characters burned on the Bolton crosses supposed to be a father and son? May have that totally wrong.

      Also, child looks maybe like the young Irish actor that was cast, who many speculated was a flashback Bran.

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    5. Who knew a picture of mud could be so exciting??

      I’m really excited for the whole Northern storyline in S6, and I’m so glad to see Tormund still alive and filming!

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    6. Yeah, thanks Dragonslayer and Gravemaster!!!
      OMG!! Great pics!! Hivju, shirt… 🙂 and Miguel S.!! Season 6 looks epic!!
      THANKS!

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    7. i think the last day of shooting is 18, not 17. I don t think Miguel counted sunday as a day of shooting. ´´five days left of shooting´´ like he said.

      so i think ends on friday 18.

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    8. The pic on the left monitor looks like a fire at castle black. The pic on the right monitor definitely looks like two figures and possibly a dire wolf in the scene.

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    9. I don’t know, that last picture looks like they have a hood over their head, but the other character resembles bran I’d say. with Miguel Directing it, this is probably last episode material. very interesting indeed.

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    10. Always happy to see Kristofer Hivju/Tormund. He just makes me smile, whatever he’s doing, in the show, or just sitting in his trailer, or where ever that is. His hair is wet, looks like he just got out of the shower. Carry on, Tormund! I predict

      he makes it all the way through the end and is shown waving his goodbyes as he heads back to whatever is left of the Wildings to be their leader.

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    11. Thronetender,

      Who wouldn’t want him to make through the end with that epic beard of his, but with all honesty he might die. I can see him going out all badass style.

      That shirt is magnificent. “You know shite all , Jon Snow.” 😀

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    12. Won’t the nightswatchmen turn their attention to melisandre like they did with Gilly considering there would be no stannis or Jon to protect her

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    13. At first glance, that picture of mud looked like a bunch of alligators. So we can now assume this means Tormund is not one of the people that end up on Ramsay’s cross, whew. Tormund has to survive, they’ve killed off Mance, Rattleshirt, Mag the Mighty, Karsi, Yggrite…the only other Wildling besides Gilly that we’ve gotten to know is Tormund. April can’t get here fast enough!

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    14. So Vinyl airs until April 17th and the teaser poster clearly said “April”. That make April 24th the only possible date for the S6 premiere. If they skip a week for the Memorial Day, they would have a tie in the Hanging Episodes rule. 5 episodes before May 31st and 5 after. I think they want to be eligible for the Emmys, so I guess no Memorial Day for GoT next year either.

      Considering all that, the season 6 schedule looks like this:

      Episode 1 – April 24
      Episode 2 – May 1
      Episode 3 – May 8
      Episode 4 – May 15
      Episode 5 – May 22
      Episode 6 – May 29
      Episode 7 – June 5
      Episode 8 – June 12
      Episode 9 – June 19
      Episode 10 – June 26

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    15. Tywin of the Hill: The last 2 photos look like the place where Stannis’ troops were last season.

      The tents look like Baratheon tents.

      Chris: The pic on the right monitor definitely looks like two figures and possibly a dire wolf in the scene.

      Zoomed in, it looks like a tall person wearing a hat & holding a book.

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    16. To me, this pretty much hints at Tormund’s death at some point during the last two episodes, probably during THE battle. It just seems curious that Kristofer Hivju’s agency would have gone personally to the set… maybe taking part in a farewell tribute to him or something.

      I really like Tormund, and I want to be wrong, but that’s my opinion right now…

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    17. Bruce,

      I’d like to see them try that one, at least in the books she foresees the ‘For the Watch’ incident and warns Jon about it, she would be ready to fuck some shit up.

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    18. SPOILERS (I don’t know how to hide it)

      Lord Manderly scene is filmed in two days, and Miguel Sapochnik is the director, so it means the “North remembers” speech will be in one of the last 2 episodes of the season. But the big northern battle is during episode 9. Weird….

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    19. The picture on the left looks like a scene from when Ramsey’s crew was burning Stannis’s camp, when Milisandre came out (~2:20-2:30 minutes in) the tents are aflame, the picture on the right looks like Millisandre or Sansa, I first thought it be M returning to Castle Black,but that scene had no fires and the person in front of her has long hair.
      So I think it may be either a future episode of Milisandre or Sansa with someone( he sort of looks like Podrick) bowing to either and either snow in the background or if it’s Sansa her hand may be bandaged, also looks like a flayed man shield blurred out on the ground in the background.

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    20. Samuel,

      If true (what’s the precise source for who’s directing it?), that’s actually about where I’d expect it to be, since it sounds to me like it’s meant to be an eleventh-hour turn of events (particularly since the actors are only in one episode).

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    21. Samuel:
      SPOILERS (I don’t know how to hide it)

      Lord Manderly scene is filmed in two days, and Miguel Sapochnik is the director, so it means the “North remembers” speech will be in one of the last 2 episodes of the season. But the big northern battle is during episode 9. Weird….

      Couldn’t it be in 609 right before SNOWBOWL?

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    22. Matsuki:
      What, no LSH suggestions?

      Worst character in the books. Completely pointless. Good riddance.

      And I do not think that actress showed boobs even once. Boo that lady.

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    23. Geralt of Rivia,

      Sapochnik is directing episodes 9 & 10.

      Sapochnik & Young Stunner both filmed on Aug 5th (but he was probably filming the Merrett Frey character that day).

      Sapochnik’s last day of filming is Dec 16th(?). A newborn baby boy with brown eyes is filming on the 17th.

      Bender is directing E5-6. L7R originally reported Bender filming ToJ was an unconfirmed rumor.

      Other unconfirmed rumors:

      Throughout the day we have also heard other things, but we could not confirm so take it with tweezers.

      Jack Bender will direct this shoot (would be Chapter 6).

      L7R later reported Bender directed ToJ based on tracking their information (which was an unconfirmed rumor to be taken with tweezers).

      The question is: When will resurrect Jon?

      We track that according to our information is Jack Bender , head of Chapters 5 and 6, who handled the filming in Zafra Castle (Tower of Joy).

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    24. Rygritte:

      ToJ will be in E10 100%
      You think Sapochnik gets ToJ as well? Hmmmmm…

      I hope we get the “greensight” vision of ToJ, as shown/taught to Bran by BR, at some point early in the season….but I don’t know when Jon 2.0 will get informed. Fingers crossed for a Bran-Jon mindmeld that includes ToJ before he is brought back from limboland. I’m also anticipating some mental influence from forces derived from both red (fire) and old (ice) gods while Jon’s body awaits Mel’s kiss, and after he rises.

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    25. Laura: I have decided Tormund lives. There is no one else for the casual viewer to connect to the Wildlings.

      That is very sound reasoning. The Wildlings are a huge Greek Chorus, but the Chorus does need a spokesperson that the audience can recognize routinely.

      AnJarBo: To me, this pretty much hints at Tormund’s death at some point during the last two episodes, probably during THE battle

      How does “this” hint at that? If you mean his beard shaving, well: he didn’t take much off. (And it would not be implausible that he’d shave it for the off-season, anyway: he could well have parts requiring smooth cheeks to play.) If you mean what his agency posted, well, that’s just the agency selling it’s clients and itself.

      Ryan: I’d like to see them try that one, at least in the books she foresees the ‘For the Watch’ incident and warns Jon about it, she would be ready to fuck some shit up.

      Yeah, Melissandre certainly would be a force with which to be reckoned: R’hllor seems to use her extremely well. If R’hllor wants Jon kept around, then it will provide Mel with a bit of power, I should think.

      But this is part of a bigger issue for both book and show: what else is going to happen immediately afterwards? It is more chaotic in the book, but both show and book point to a Loyalist+Wildling+?Mel vs. Nationalists. In the books, Northerners are present, too: one would expect them to join the Nationalists. But will there be an analog for them on the show?

      There are several different scenarios that could unfold here, but the most plausible will involve Jon, Mel, Davos & the Wildlings getting the hell out of Dodge asap. I will be curious as to whether any “loyalists” join him in either medium: given that most of them are dead on the show, I now think it quite possible that most of them will be dead in the books, too.

      Matsuki: What, no LSH suggestions?

      LSH, Tom Bombadil and Ludo Bagman walk into a bar together. But nobody cares. 😀

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    26. In the right hand picture, I think the shorter figure looks like Michael Nevin…the young-Bran lookalike that was cast in an unknown role. Figure on the right does look like a woman.

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    27. Hodors Bastard,

      Ah, but: does X need to know just yet? This is one thing that puzzles me: why does X have to learn at the same time that we do? Moreover, once X does learn: well, what next? Will anybody believe X? Let’s face it: for a variety of reasons, X’s credibility might be shot with the people who might care: and the people with whom X has credibility would not be those that do care.

      I suspect that MB&W have something more insidious set up. I suspect that when X learns, it’s going to be more about what it cost other people to maintain this charade: and it’s going to parallel something where X has to do the dishonorable thing and lie (or encourage others to believe a lie if only by not correcting that lie), or do the dishonorable thing and let others die. The choice that let X live will then be an instruction to X.

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    28. Sean C.: (she’s in the middle of press for a little independent film you’ve probably never heard of).

      I just literally laughed out loud at that. 🙂

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    29. Hodors Bastard,

      ToJ doesnt have to be linked to the resurrection. Jon will not targ out in the pyre. That’s not how fire works. That’s not how any of this works. If he is dead, the burning will not bring him back to life. Dany lived through the fire. Jon was stabbed in the heart, a fatal wound. The last kiss can bring a body back to life or heal a mortal wound.

      Jon will rise from the dead & immediately make plans to storm the gates of Winterhell for only one reason, because he thinks his sweet sister is in deep shit. We know Jon will no longer be the Lord Commander, because there is a new LC. We know Jon is still called Jon Snow at the Battle of Winterfell. We know Jon will be wearing Stark gear.

      When he settles at Winterfell next season, he could explore the crypts. ToJ could easily be a season ender.

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    30. I’ve been staring at these pics for minutes trying to find any accidental spoilers amongst the crumbs GoT has offered us. Hmph.

      The picture directly below Kristofer/Tormund looks like it could a fire at CB. There’s a large red canister next to a crew member. Maybe it is Jon’s pyre scene and they’ve got a fire extinguisher at the ready just in cast.

      The boy in the bottom pic looks a bit like S1-S2 Bran but definitely doesn’t looks like Isaac now. That kid is almost as tall as Sophie now, so I don’t think that’s Bran in the pic.

      *Looks at calendar* 4 months and 10 days to go. *twitch*

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    31. Rygritte:

      Jon will not targ out in the pyre. That’s not how fire works. That’s not how any of this works. If he is dead, the burning will not bring him back to life.
      That isn’t what I implied at all. My thoughts about Jon’s return go much deeper than that superficial stuff. Perhaps it may only be apparent in TWoW, but while Jon is in limboland, there is ample opportunity for the old (Bran) and red (Mel) god forces to influence his mind. His mind and body may be the ultimate battleground (or chess match) for ice and fire. It is time. Mel may bring him back but Bran/BR should have access as well.

      But yeah…as both you and Wimsey mention…the resurrection and his knowledge of R+L=J don’t have to go hand-in-hand.

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    32. Laura:
      I have decided Tormund lives. There is no one else for the casual viewer to connect to the Wildlings. No Mance, no Magnar of Thenn, no Ygritte, etc. If the Wildlings are a factor at all in the story going forward, Tormund has to live.

      I’ve wondered the same thing there. That said, as shown at Hardhome they can introduce new Wildling characters in fairly short order; it’s also possible that the Wildlings will increasingly become like the Dothraki who followed Dany around in the middle seasons, as more and more characters can be expected to enter the WW plotline in the next few seasons.

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    33. Rygritte,

      It’s interesting when you put it like that and I actually like it. Leave it to season ender to reval R+L=J, but same episode as his resurrection would’ve been nice too. Either way works for me. I just hope TOJ is going to be good and not dissapointing presentation. I have high expectations for this sequence.

      I don’t agree with one thing. Jon wouldn’t try to storm gates just because of Sansa. He would do that for Arya and there is no deep bond to do that with Sansa. Yes, they’re family but as you can see from Sansa suprised reaction that she actually has a brother at the Wall. Not close between Jon and Sansa. He’ll do it for simple reason such as need for more men against the great evil or should we call them that.

      Jon post-resurrection/revival/last kiss era should be focused on his task and try to complete and North is the first step and line of defence if they breach the Wall. He was pretty sceptic at the thought that The Wall would hold them down after what he saw at Hardhome. How powerful they can be.

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    34. Hodors Bastard,

      I see. It’s easy to believe Bran will either warg Ghost (where ever the hell he is) or try to communicate with Jon as he bleeds out, but Podeswa is directing the first 2 episodes and he says,

      “Right now…what we’re shooting currently, it’s not based on anything in the book. It’s only based on discussions that the writers have had with George Martin, because…the series has now surpassed the books in terms of what’s available.”

      Ok, I guess Bran whispering to Jon would be new, but we know Jon & Podeswa were in Belfast around the same months. Podeswa says,

      the premiere episode of the next season “starts with a bang” as there is very little “expository stuff” to explain the setting and the background.

      One thing I can say about the first two episodes of the season is that there’s not a lot of laying pipe or laying track. We just get right into the story and it’s very propulsive narratively—the whole season is—and it’s heading towards a destination that is very exciting.

      Will there be time for Bran to have a vision of Jon’s stabbing, decide what to do, & get his telepathic warg on before Jon’s story kicks off? I suppose, but it sounds like the first 2 episodes hit the ground running, probably with Sansa & Brienne. Podeswa keeps saying,

      I think the way the characters converge is something that started last season, where characters who have never met before were suddenly meeting, and the worlds are coming together, and the world is getting a little smaller in a way. That happens more and more this season.

      There are characters coming together again that you haven’t seen before.

      That sounds like Jon & Sansa may meet early. However,

      Brienne & Pod could rescue Sansa & Theon & go straight to Castle Cerwyn because it’s the closest. They have to find a safe place to hide from Bolton hunters & winter ASAP. Theon knows Ramsey flayed the young new Lord’s parents. Sansa will think Ramsay thinks she’s headed for the Wall. It’s close to Torrhen’s Square. Brienne & Pod can take Theon there to reunite with the Ironborn & return home for the Kingsmoot. When I look at a map, it’s the only thing that makes sense. It’s a lot closer to Pike than the Wall & it’s out of Bolton territory.

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    35. Dave:
      Master of Boobs,

      I don’t know how one could determine what a pointless character is or isn’t when the arc isn’t even finished yet. I’ll at least wait to see how it finishes.

      Too much artificial. Too much deus ex machina. Too few boobs.

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    36. Holy fucking shit!!!

      Jaime Lannister is starring in a big Hollywood movie opposite King Leonidas called ‘Gods of Egypt’!

      That’s pretty impressive, a lot of the GoT cast is making it bigtime and why didn’t this site tell me about this?

      Here is the trailer, I had to do a double take to see if that was Jaime Lannister getting his ass kicked by Leonidas lol.

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    37. Wimsey,

      LSH does serve one purpose as an ongoing motif for the resurrected dead who aren’t zombies. And I agree there is no need to keep her as Jon, Tyrion, who may have drowned and the iron born are adequate to the task. The whole dead man cannot die thing has to be one of your guns and a key to beating the army of the dead.

      Digressing further the army of the dead does not need to be defeated, just the the 13 white walkers – again another sign post pointing towards yet another gun in the form of goat or possibly elk tracks whether they be in Dawn or Sparta.

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    38. Hodors Bastard,

      I’m on board with “assisted living” for Jon- (Mel/fire + Bran/BR/Ice) regardless of whether Jon learns the whole truth at this stage or not.

      That said,

      Wimsey,

      Jon could still be (and likely would be) presented with a similar set of tough choices, similar dramas- no matter when he is “enlightened” with the truth of who he is. And I agree the choices will revolve around duty/honor, as is typically the case with this poor bastard.

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    39. Arthur,
      I think that’s because it’s a stupid movie? The gods of Egypt should not be Northern European. That would be like making Ned Stark black or Asian or a woman. It takes away from the immersion. Cool for artsy stuff, but not if you want to play things straight as in a popcorn flick.

      (Although that reminds me: a couple of years ago, some fan created awesome Bollywood Game of Thrones posters. Awesome.)

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    40. Darjan</while I share your sentiments in regards to Tormund(I'll be heartbroken if he dies) But I'll remind everyone that Karsi only took a few minutes on screen for me to totally invest in her character. So yes ,if Tormund dies ,the only remaining wildling goes(I never considered Gilly a wildling-her Dad came from south of the wall?)

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    41. Cassandra,

      I loved the moment Ramsey told her. I’m sure she’d always been Ms. haughty when it came to her “bastard” brother so I think she was surprised too. I could just see a GOT parody where after Ramsey says it Jon’s face pop up around the corner and in funny voice says’ “How you like me now biatch”….hehe. Hey have you ever watched “Medievel land fun-time world” lip reading on You Tube? It’s really funny!

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    42. Rygritte,
      “Right now…what we’re shooting currently, it’s not based on anything in the book. It’s only based on discussions that the writers have had with George Martin, because…the series has now surpassed the books in terms of what’s available.”

      Wait, what does this mean? Is he simply saying that, yeah we are all caught up to the books so next season is all brand new stuff for the reader and viewer? Or is he saying that they are shooting things that are not based on anything in Martin’s current book cause they’re going in their own direction so they don’t spoil Martin’s yet to be released material?

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    43. Lyanna_Targaryen,

      I googled it and all the shirts basically say the same old “you know nothing” line. BUT I did happen across a pic of Nickolaj wearing the same one as Kristofer ! It’s on a tumblr page. These two actors, wearing this shirt, can only mean one thing! F’ing Confirmed 🙂

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    44. Cathair,

      Looks like Sansa and Sweetrobin, maybe? Or Sansa and some other child, who hasn’t yet been introduced (like a young Northerner). It looks like Sansa to me, anyway.

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    45. The right photo looks like Sansa to me , but is she changed her hair color AGAIN?

      The left photo at the the first sight I thought its The Wall and it is falling apart , but I think it’s too early for that, right ?!

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    46. Ack! It happened again. Reply went to myself. And it won’r let you delete a comment so I had to type something here…ladidadida

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    47. Rygritte,

      Wasn’t the Snowbowl being filmed at the same time as TOJ? That would rule out Sapochnik directing it. Alternatively, the entire TOJ sequence may not be contained in one episode. Bran could have flashes of the events at the ToJ, spread out over a few episodes, with the final reveal happening in ep 10.

      Love the “You Know Shite All, Jon Snow” shirt. Maybe some of the actors could even wear it to the S6 promotion events. That way Jon would be part of the promotions without actually being a part of it.

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    48. At first I thought that muddy ground as NW members slaughtered by WW then it looked like a crocodile pond …

      ToJ in episode 5 is actually good I think …because I think Jon will be back in episode 2 or 3 And I dont think he will be appearing in one of the early episodes that may be episode 3 or 4 …
      So when he does rise up from dead audience will need to know what’s special about him and bran and Bloodraven who similar to TV audiences will be watching through a Wierwood TV and the same question may rise to bran what is special about his half brother ….to answer that bloodraven may show TOJ

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    49. hannibal,

      I’m showing my ignorance here but not knowing much about filming at all I’m curious as to to what is happening on the third pic down, front page. There’s a beige opaque looking “screen” with a big black umbrella looking thing between it and the camera. There’s a blue strobe of light aimed at/in front of it.

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    50. Ygritte,
      It’s to do with Irish accents and slang. It can be (unofficially) spelt with an “e” and in some parts of the country people would say “you know shit(e) all” in that rather grammatically strange order. The pronunciation obviously varies widely but someone from the Dublin area, like Jack Cunningham (Davos), would pronounce “shit” the same way you would say “site”/“sight” but with an “h” in it. Personally I love the fabulous “gobshite” as an insult but you have to have the right accent, it sounds rubbish in mine 😀

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    51. Lulus Mum,

      Thanks for clearing that up, haha. So..when phrased that way it doesn’t mean the person knows a lot rather It’s saying they don’t know shit(e)?

      When I first read it, I thought it meant the former, which made me think it’s “clue” lol

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    52. Ygritte,
      Sadly not, it’s a stronger way of saying he knows nothing. Jon isn’t just a bit clueless but knows absolutely nothing 🙁 The tshirts are just the way your namesake, or Mel, might say it to him if they were Irish (and more sweary than they are in the show).

      The lack of swearing is one thing that always strikes me as strange in GoT. They have swear words but seem to use them incredibly sparingly. I would have expected some of the fighting to break world records for the expletive count. The Dothraki alone should surely have 157 different words for muthafukka! 😉

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    53. Right, so before I take over this thread completely and just randomly assign cast members with only vaguely correct names, I made the monitor pictures larger and tried to clean them up a bit (here).

      There was some discussion about this in the previous thread so I’ll just repeat myself. Pictures are way too low res for anything very useful. The one on the left seems to show tents with a fire between or just behind them. There is a person with shortish hair to the left. Might be Tormund, although the ‘red’ hair could be a reflection of the flames rather than the actual colour?

      The two people in the monitor on the right seem to be standing on the same bit of ground, so the one on the right is presumably quite a bit taller than the other. The left hand person has hair and clothes which remind me of Arya in S3/4. The one on the right seems to have long hair loosely tied up or be wearing a hat. If they are an adult woman (such as Mel) the person on the left would be a short child, maybe Rickon. However, if the one on the right is a man, lefty is presumably a taller/older child or short adult (like Arya). Looks like they are possibly holding a script. The tall orange things might be trees, they look like slices of toast end on to me! That’s all I got.

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    54. Lulus Mum,

      Frustrated cause I’ve spent the last 5 minutes trying to form a reply into intelligible sentences but I’m making a mess of it cause I jsut need to go to sleep 🙂 So hanging it up for the night, er day (gotta find a job with different hours, I so do.)

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    55. I have been wondering about Jon Snow’s “after shanking/before rezzing” state. I think it would depend on what GRRM thinks happens after death, right? I don’t recall that he is a religious person, but if he was the Bible says that the dead do not do transactions, they do nothing, they are dead. Whereas some Eastern religions believe in life after death….some sort of limbo between jumping from one body to another.

      The question of can Jon Snow have brain function after dying is what is on my mind. Meaning will Mel or Bran/BR be able to control his mind after death. If someone is dead….there is no brain functioning as far as I know. You can keep the body alive after brain death or in this case until re-animation. Right?

      Or am I thinking too much about this. I also don’t want to start a “well the Catholics believe this or the Hindu believe that” it is more about what is the state of Jon’s brain after death as to how GRRM would see it, not us. Because that is how I think he would write it.

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    56. I would also like to find a T-Shirt that says “you don’t know shite, Jon Snow”….I checked the webz and found nothing, so they must have had them made for themselves.

      Maybe our WotW store could suggest that we have one? 😀 *blinks eyelashes innocently*

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    57. I can see a very clear Brienne in the left screen, near some tents, and something that looks like a Bolton banner close to the walls. In the right screen, that manly figure has a hair similar to the old Jaime and me too see a person with a hat talking to him.

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    58. Lulus Mum,

      Thanks, its somewhat better. But it does not really tell much, does it. In the first pic on the left, the red comes from the reflection of the flames, not necessarily a red-haired person. In the pic on the right, it looks to be a boy and a person in a hood. The boy looks to have Bran’s hairstyle but too short to be him. Maybe Rickon but I think even Art Parkinson is taller than that. Who ever it is, it would have to be someone connected with the NW/ wildling storyline. That’s all it tells us 🙂 .

      JCDavis,

      In the books there is the possibility that Jon wargs into Ghost, so that would preserve his brain however temporarily. But the show has skipped this, I really doubt Jon will warg on his death when there has been no prior hint about any such ability on his part. I think in the show when Beric was brought back, he said that there was nothing on the Other side, only darkness. Or am I misremembering? That’s why i think Jon’s resurrection on the show has to happen very soon. Some people feel that Bran will communicate with him when he is in limbo.

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    59. Ygritte,
      Night night zzzzzz 🙂

      ghost of winterfell,
      We need spies with super duper quality cameras. Perhaps someone can hack the Hubble telescope for us and swing it around to Earth. If it can see stuff 50 squllion billion miles away it can surely get a decent photo of a nearby object? 😉

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    60. JCDavis,

      I remember watching an interview where GRRM was talking about the time when he was in Catholic school and was very ironic towards religion. He asked one of his teachers if he could be spared from going to Hell because one of the “sins” he had committed was considered a sin no longer due to changes in doctrine. Unfortunately I can’t remember anything else from that interview, so I can’t locate it.

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    61. I can picture it all in my head. I can see Jon wearing Stark armor. Ghost is by his side, the wildlings and a few northern houses rallied behind him running to meet the Boltons in battle. I can see a Giant stomping Bolton cavalry into the mud. The Boltons shitting themselfs meeting northern houses (minor or major) allied with wildlings a dire wolf and no less a giant from beyond the wall. Ramsey will lose and have his throat ripped apart by ghost. I can’t think of a better way for a Bolton to die. they have a history of flaying Starks. What better way than to get his throat ripped open by the Stark sigil itself. But that’s just what I want to happen. I’m not a green seer ….. Or am I?

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    62. Lulus Mum,

      Hey, Mum! *waving*
      You’re busy as usual and all for us, fellow fans, thank you! You really did good job with those photos! Before that they looked like random colour splashes, I couldn’t distinguish “shite”… Oh, and thanks for the Irish lesson, very useful!

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    63. Shy Lady Dragon,
      Evening Shy one *waves* (not sure where you are but I’m in London so it’s 6pm-ish here). I just try to help where I can, my mothering instincts extend to my GoT family here too 😀 Not forgotten about the programmes I’m transcribing but it’s gonna take quite a while and this is my last week at work before the christmas break, so ‘real’ life is sadly interfering big time at the moment. Apparently if I don’t turn up and do stuff they don’t have to pay me which is surely a breach of my human rights? I tried to get Bert and Ernie on the case but as you know we are cats’ slaves rather than the other way around 😉

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    64. Lulus Mum,

      Don’t worry, there were no hints to future staff for you to do, just being grateful for your mothering instincts (oh, so clear, also when you mourned poor Shireen!). Good luck with your paid work, I know Bert and Ernie need your support 🙂
      I’m in Timisoara, Romania, it’s 8:23 here and I’m already in my Christmas break.

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    65. It seems fitting, but at least that’s the way I hope it goes down with Ramsay. Another thought. I think Winterfell would be the perfect place for the wildlings to reside.Winterfell would be quite empty and all around vulnerable against the whites assuming they get past the wall. Winterfell is one of the first defenses so it would make sense to have some sort of military presence there. Why take it back if it won’t serve a purpose later in the war to come. I need to stop predicting things and take off my tinfoil hat … Ahh I want season 6 so bad!

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    66. Lulus Mum,

      I believe so. It’s certainly a Romanian Medieval first name, but not uncommon nowadays. But he may live in another country, many people work in other countries.

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    67. I’ll see Gods of Egypt simply because of the camp (and hey, Nicolaj survives being half-Oberyn-ed) – I’m not expecting my degree in ancient civilizations to be too relevant. 😉

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    68. ghost of winterfell,

      Maybe the boy could be Olly? I’ve been so angry w/him for helping to murder Jon. I pretty much hated him & have been thoroughly enjoying all the jibes about him, but lately I’ve been thinking that he is going to feel so guilty & shameful when Jon comes back. He’s only a kid after all. A kid who probably has major ptsd & he thought he was doing the right thing at the time.

      Maybe he sacrifices himself upon Melisandre’s guidance. Doing that would enable her to delay the white walkers or something?

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    69. Pigeon,

      Have you truly got a degree in that? If so, that is too kool. Reminds me of when I began to realize just how much I loved history.

      A Mr. Stockmeyer was a very influential history professor I had in college. Way ahead of his time- he made his own time-machine for his students who earned A’s.

      Anyway his favorite subject/class was ancient civilization. I probably wouldn’t be on this site right now if not for him 🙂 he’s gone now & I often wonder if he read GRRM & what he thought of it. He was a character, so I bet he got a kick out of it lol. Fasinating man out of kc, mo

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    70. HouseJensen,

      Ooh your scenario would work great I think! Can we add Arya, Nymeria, & her wolfpack for added protection & entertainment? Maybe direwolves deter white walkers like dogs & bears?

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    71. JCDavis,

      😉 What a novel idea! I bet they would sell like hot cakes right before Christmas?
      Nah, that would prob be impossible to accomplish at thus late date.
      They’d sell like hot pie’s hot cakes right before April 24 😉

      I have a t-shirt design I couldn’t get in by the deadline of contest, & keep forgetting to do anything w/it. Imma get on that right now

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    72. Ygritte,

      My guess is they’re playing w/the lighting for the shot. All of those things are used to get just the exact illumination you’re going for. GoT is a master at it 🙂

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    73. Lulus Mum,

      Liam’s accent is the perfect one for the word “shite” 🙂

      What DO we have here?

      What I think I see is a slightly hunched, bare-headed blond/redhead walking/riding towards tents up against the wall.

      I see a smallish child with a backpack talking to a hooded redhead indoors who is holding something unnaturally white.

      So what I think I see is Tormund touching base with a camp of people outside the wall… and that Michael Nevin character talking to Melisandre or Sansa who is holding his script for him. I’m going to say Melisandre, although that’s based on the hair/stance/height/filming. I want it to be Sansa.

      Only 4-7 more months until we know what we really see! 🙂

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    74. K Noelle,

      Ah 🙁 maybe they won’t valar mogulis him just yet. Maybe they’ll even allow him to be the only survivor at he end that the audience knows? I think it’s kind of fitting.

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    75. MaesterMercy,

      I was 7 when I saw the first Star Wars (episode IV), and I was completely blown away. I can’t imagine a kid not liking it, but even if he didn’t walk away with his eyes full of stars the way I did, I’d bet he’d love spending the time with his grandpa. If he does like it, it would be a great opportunity to watch the others with him.

      Now that I think back, my brother’s oldest was about 7 when he first saw a Star Wars film. Even though it was Episode I, he loved it enough to go back and watch the first 3, then expectantly await the next two. He also asked for a light saber on his next birthday. We spent a couple of years having light saber battles in the back yard. 🙂

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    76. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      Ah!? Well, that seals it for me, we gotta take him! I’m actually mimi, but poppy will come too.
      I was 9 when a neighbor friend took me. Changed my life, lol, & I wasn’t even interested in space yet (I did love ‘I Dream of Genie’). Wait, i loved lost in space & land of the lost. Ok well, I had never seen anything like Star Wars before, nobody had.
      I’ll get him a light saber for Christmas 😉
      Thanx!

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    77. Shy Lady Dragon,

      Wow, you live in the exact same place we recently traced my ancestors back to, I think that’s pretty cool. I’m told that at the time of great 4 x grandparents living there it was part of the boundaries of Hungary and called Temes’var. Some with my maiden surname are found on registers for the deceased at Aushwitz and the like 🙁

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    78. MaesterMercy,

      The Star Wars hype is unexpected to me, didn’t know it had such a cult following after all these years still. Glad I’m not the only person here who can recall the originals lol. I remember my teenage relatives giggling over who’s cuter Luke or Han Solo. Later on when I was older we rented it, they asked, and I said “Neither, I prefer Darth Vader! My dad says “Uh oh 1 of our own gone to the dark side.” Apparently I responded “Dad, I just like his costume, he’s mysterious in it. So yeah, always been partial to a man in black 🙂

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    79. Ygritte,

      Cool indeed! Timisoara (still called “Temesvar” by the Hungarians) was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire till 1918 and parts of the town look like Vienna and Budapest – maybe you’ll come one day to see where your ancestors lived? Timisoara was famous by having not only Romanian, but also Hungarian, German, Jewish, Serbian inhabitants, all getting along well. It is known.
      Are you Jewish? There are 3 beautiful old sinagogues here. And many Orthodox and Catholic churches.

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    80. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      Really beautiful! and what amazes me is how we found other common interests besides ASOIAF/ GOT which had brought us here.
      I remember going to the cinema with my neighbour and her father to watch Star Wars. I think we were 11 or 12 at that time and wow! We had never seen anything like that! A completely different world! I was mesmerized by Luke, while the other girl fell for Han, so we still could be friends 🙂

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    81. Shy Lady Dragon,

      I don’t know if they were ethnic Jews or converted ones. The patriarch had a Jewish sounding first and last name, which my ancestor changed once arriving at Ellis Island. In old pictures him and siblings look more German or Hungarian, if I had to guess. Would truly love to come for a visit. On bucket list definitely. Never been out of the States. I have some health issues which prevent long travel right now and I could kick myself for not going through with an exciting plan I had several years back. There was an actor I admired at the time and a play of his opening up at the West End in London. Some of the ladies on a website I had gotten to know were planning a trip and meet-up there. Always wanted to see London and its nearby architecture, would have done one of the tours while there, but hubby had no interest and mom was adamant about not going “alone.” Anyways, one of the women got an extra booklet autographed and shipped it when she came back. I thought that was just a lovely thing to do 🙂

      The culture in Romania, in what notable ways does it seem to differ from the US?

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    82. Arthur,

      Mother of madness,

      Yep, the outlook for this pic isn’t great, and the controversy is well earned. But hey, from a superficial point of view he looks amazingly fit in the trailer, so there’s that. And every actor makes at least a few shit choices. Eddie Redmayne was in Jupiter Ascending the same year he won an Oscar! So, maybe do what I did with Kit’s shocker Pompeii – watch it for the abs. And then go and watch a recently acclaimed film of his to remind you of his other “talents” (in Kit’s case: Testament of Youth; for Nikolaj I’d highly recommend Headhunters if you haven’t seen it).

      I’m off to see Gwen in Star Wars this coming Sat, and I already know that film won’t disappoint 🙂

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    83. I fell in love w/Chewbacca, so i didn’t lose any frenz either lol. My heart will be broken if he doesn’t make it.
      Interesting what fond memories it brings back for people all over the world. I guess one day GoT will do the same

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    84. Los Siete Reinos spoiler:

      There’s a scene filmed where a revived Jon convinces the wildlings to fight at his side against the Boltons. The sources also confirm that Jon, Davos, Melisandre, and Tormund were spotted filming lately at the Castle Black set, although it’s not clear whether they were all there at the same time. No mention of Sophie Turner or Sansa.

      Based on this information, I think we can safely kill the theory that

      Sansa goes to Castle Black in Season 6.

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    85. Pigeon,

      Unless Davos has traveled back in time to meet Baby Jon, that would most likely indicate they’re filming multiple things on the final day, then.

      I posted this in one of the other threads, but since we still seem to be putting filming/cast info in here, it would seem Sophie is definitely still in Belfast today:

      https://www.instagram.com/p/_Xob-LnJuo/

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    86. Pigeon: I’m really thinking it could be curtains for

      Say it isn’t so! Take that back. The voices of reason must survive the chaos!!!! Nooooo! Nooooo!

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    87. Hodors Bastard: Say it isn’t so! Take that back. The voices of reason must survive the chaos!!!! Nooooo! Nooooo!

      It’s my feeble attempt at bracing for the worst while still hoping for the best. Hell, it worked for Jorah last year! *crosses fingers, toes, and eyes*

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    88. Sean C.,

      M,

      Since Liam Cunningham is in Belfast till the 17th, its likely Kit Harington is there as well. If they have been filming CB scenes without Sansa, who has Sophie been filming with since last week? Aiden Gillen maybe? So maybe Jon and Sansa will meet only towards the end of the season?

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    89. M: Based on this information, I think we can safely kill the theory that

      Sansa goes to Castle Black in Season 6.

      and breathe life into the theory that

      Jon will receive the Pink Letter & immediately decide to gather men to march on Winterfell.

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    90. ghost of winterfell:
      Sean C.,

      M,

      Since Liam Cunningham is in Belfast till the 17th, its likely Kit Harington is there as well. If they have been filming CB scenes without Sansa, who has Sophie been filming with since last week? Aiden Gillen maybe? So maybe Jon and Sansa will meet only towards the end of the season?

      Could be Vale stuff. Royce’s actor said he had filming dates in July and December.

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    91. Ygritte,

      I’m so sorry you are not well at present, I wish you a speedy recovery!
      The lady who sent you the autographed booklet was very thoughtful, indeed! What play was it, and what actor? I try to keep informed about English/ American actors, I write cinema and theatre essays for a magazine.
      Since yesterday I’ve been thinking how I could make a better picture of the cultural differences. You may know that there was Communist dictatorship in Romania after WW2 to 1989. Since 1989 Romania has been trying to learn how to live in a democratic system and apparently there’s still much to learn. But the Romanian people have always wanted to follow the American/ Western European model. Even before 1989 Romanians have been looking for American books, films and music and have been learning from them.
      Watching American films we can find no major differences between American and Romanian life styles. (Maybe also because I live in a big town, where people had access to information even during the previous regime. I remember my father listening to Radio Free Europe.)
      I think the major difference is about the income: salaries are significantly smaller. One can have a comfortable life, but can afford few things. Some adult people still live with their parents because buying a house or a flat takes years. Very few people move from home at 18, this happens when you have a good job and start a family. Not every adult owns a car, there’s mainly one car per family. A yearly holiday trip needs saving during the whole year. I don’t have children and that’s why I can order all that GOT staff, my friends who have children won’t dream of it.
      To end on a lighter note: Americans are football and baseball fans, Romanians are soccer fans. And damn! I can’t get that tempting GOT inspired beer here 🙂

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    92. Ygritte,

      OMG, Ellis Island! It’s a recurring motif in so many films. I’ve talked to American people before, but this is the first time when somebody tells me about their ancestors reaching Ellis Island. I love history. I remember as a pre-teen watching an American series about young people fighting in the War of Independence. It was the first time when I listened to Yankee Doddle and I liked it.

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    93. Gravemaster:
      So Vinyl airs until April 17th and the teaser poster clearly said “April”. That make April 24th the only possible date for the S6 premiere. If they skip a week for the Memorial Day, they would have a tie in the Hanging Episodes rule. 5 episodes before May 31st and 5 after. I think they want to be eligible for the Emmys, so I guess no Memorial Day for GoT next year either.

      Considering all that, the season 6 schedule looks like this:

      Episode 1 – April 24
      Episode 2 – May 1
      Episode 3 – May 8
      Episode 4 – May 15
      Episode 5 – May 22
      Episode 6 – May 29
      Episode 7 – June 5
      Episode 8 – June 12
      Episode 9 – June 19
      Episode 10 – June 26

      So if they want to be eligible for the Emmy’s they can’t skip any weeks?

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