Braavos action and soldiers from an unexpected house spotted, more new casting and DeObia Oparei on season 6

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Games of Thrones production in Girona filmed another stunt in Arya and the Waif’s action sequence, soldiers were photographed and we have another casting announcement!

Spoilers below.

In the video below, the Waif (it’s difficult to tell if it’s Faye Marsay or her stunt double) runs along a wall and either jumps or falls off of it. According to Los Siete Reinos, who are reporting from Girona this week, this sequence is set to appear in episode 8.

Los Siente Reinos shared a photo of two rows of soldiers whose shields, onlookers claim, bear the golden rose of House Tyrell. L7R’s sources report that Natalie Dormer may also be in Girona.

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Someone was spotted wearing this Cersei-like Westerosi costume around the theatrical set today in Girona. It’s not clear if that’s Maisie Williams or another actress with similar hair:


The talent booking agency, Universal Artists, tweeted recently that Ross Anderson has been cast in Game of Thrones and is currently filming in Spain.

 

His role hasn’t been revealed but, in light of the recent casting calls for theater actors,  it’s reasonable to speculate that he’s one of the mummers in Braavos, or possibly even Izembaro himself.

Thanks to Carne for finding the tweet!


AreoDeObia Oparei talks to Zap2It in a new interview about season 6, confirming he’ll be filming this year but will again have a limited role.

Though he hadn’t read the scripts yet so he doesn’t know exactly how much he’ll appear in Season 6, Oparei believes his late call to set — shooting began in July — is “indicative of how much I’m going to be in this season.”

He says, “It’s really hard to do that. I’ve seen people come into the show, they just shoot for one week, and you look at the season and that storyline is the most memorable.”

The actor also discusses fight scenes and his concerns about Trystane Martell being aboard the ship with Jaime and the murdered Myrcella. Head over to Zap2It for the complete interview.

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    1. Now that I think about it, have we heard/seen anything about Natalie Dormer being in Ireland to date?

      I really have no idea what they’re going to do with the Dornish characters now. While Season 5 was ongoing I was sure the season was going to end with Doran revealing his plan and sending the various characters on missions (both to King’s Landing and possibly to Meereen), but that didn’t happen.

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    2. I’m guessing the palanquin is for Mace in Braavos, or (please God), Olenna? I can’t see Maergery being escorted by Tyrell soldiers, more likely she’d have the gold cloaks or even KG. great stuff guys- keep it coming 🙂

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    3. Tywin of the Hill,

      It will. The characters are obviously Robert, Cersei, Ned and Joffree. The real question is how they twist the story in a comedic way. I’m guessing Ned kills Robert in the play and is an overly evil character.

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    4. Sean C.,

      Yeah so did I. I’m sure that Dorne must be important because 1) I don’t think they would have included it otherwise, and 2) I think if it wasn’t they could probably have cut it completely in Season 6.

      I think they’ve probably decided to cut it to the bare minimum in Season 6, which is a shame because I think more time with the characters would be beneficial. Having said that, we already know that there are a several additional plots this year, so there just isn’t time.

      Although perhaps slightly truncated I think it was the right decision to kill Stannis because there would be simply no room for him in Season 6..

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    5. Paul:
      I’m guessing the palanquin is for Mace in Braavos, or (please God), Olenna? I can’t see Maergery being escorted by Tyrell soldiers, more likely she’d have the gold cloaks or even KG. great stuff guys- keep it coming

      Would Tyrell soldiers have shields and pikes if they were just accompanying Mace in Braavos? It looks a little war like to me.

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    6. Tywin of the Hill,

      So it seems, and I think that’s a good decision, because it would be more personal for Arya. Plus they are doing all those flashbacks about Ned in season 6 so it’s a nice parallel to that as well.

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    7. I think Dorne won’t really have a lot of appearances next season: probably only Doran revealing his plans, capturing the Sand Snakes + Ellaria (if only because D&D just want to get rid of them after all the criticism) and possibly executing them. We might get a big battle between the Dornish and the Lannisters, but I think they will combine that with Dany’s arrival – something that probably won’t happen in S6

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    8. Lisa0527,

      Indeed not- I’m referring to the picture of Tyrell guards with the palanquin. Regarding the other pic with the spears, this one baffles me- I’m not even clear that they’re Tyrell soldiers. My first thought was unsullied. I know there’s no reports of Girona standing in for Mereen but you gotta admit- those look exactly like an unsullied formation.

      Lisa0527: Would Tyrell soldiers have shields and pikes if they were just accompanying Mace in Braavos? It looks a little war like to me.

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    9. It’s only Monday and we have had 3 incredible production posts!
      Wow!

      Sings*
      ~ “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”

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    10. How cool it would be if Arya and Waif join theater troup, and presented themselves in King ‘s Landing , on a mission to kill Cersei . It does not make much sense, but it would be amazing.

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    11. Now that I think of it, what if Randyll doesn’t have to defend the Reach from the Ironborn, but from the Dornish? After all, they’re a much more immediate threat, and he’s a Marcher Lord.

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    12. Paul,

      We saw Mace arrive in Braavos last season. He (implausibly) didn’t have any Tyrell soldiers; they were all Lannister men.

      Indeed, the lack of Tyrell guardsmen has been something that’s bugged me since they arrived in the capital (I think there were a few last season with Olenna), so it’s nice to see some.

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    13. Makes me wonder if they’re going to cut their losses in regards to Dorne. Happily watch some Ellaria/Sand Snake death though!

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    14. Looks like the soldiers are not in costume to me. Maybe they are training for an action sequence?

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    15. Good point- I seem to remember Mace arrived in Braavos with lannister guards (which also bugged me) and Meryn Trant so this must be Maergery or Olenna. But given Maergerys precarious position I can’t see her riding around the streets of KL in a fairly insecure palanquin (even if she’s released). Unless she’s found not guilty. I’m still clinging onto the hope Diana Rigg is back in S6 and that this is Olenna! Granny’s back- get hype!

      Sean C.:
      Paul,

      We saw Mace arrive in Braavos last season.He (implausibly) didn’t have any Tyrell soldiers; they were all Lannister men.

      Indeed, the lack of Tyrell guardsmen has been something that’s bugged me since they arrived in the capital (I think there were a few last season with Olenna), so it’s nice to see some.

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    16. Season 6 is going to be amazing.

      now im expcting the knews ´´ every episode in season 6 will have at least 1 hour´´

      we have so many plots, historys, new characters…

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    17. Darquemode,

      Not only that, but today is a holiday in the US, and I know at least Sue (who’s posted two of the articles) lives in the States. So, not only are we getting this great news, they’re spending part of their holiday bringing it to us!

      On a side note: I love Deobia Oparei…he always comes across to me as so humble, and appreciative, and, yeah, I’d love to see him put that axe to work!

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    18. But theres something i need of SUE…. she posted in her twitter how amazing her sources told her Pilou Asbaek was as Euron. If her sources see him acting, they saw how was his appearence. I REALLY WANT to know this, if he had long hair, the eye patch, the blue lips, cool cloths….

      GIVES US this information Sue.

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    19. Sean C.:
      I really have no idea what they’re going to do with the Dornish characters now.While Season 5 was ongoing I was sure the season was going to end with Doran revealing his plan and sending the various characters on missions (both to King’s Landing and possibly to Meereen), but that didn’t happen.

      In hindsight that was probably not included in order to not limit themselves when they had to write the scripts for season 6. What interests me about the article is that apparantly the Sand Snakes have been shooting scenes without Areo (and I presume, Doran) present on set. That could indicate them going somewhere else…. And would explain the lack of exterior Dorne shooting.

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    20. igorcarvalho,

      I didn’t ask for a physical description in his case and they didn’t mention it. The source was just very enthusiastic about Pilou’s performance in a way I found reassuring, as a fan. I’m not worried about Pilou at all.

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    21. Please- no eyepatch or blue lips- this is far too cheesy. No no no 🙁

      igorcarvalho:
      But theres something i need of SUE…. she posted in her twitter how amazing her sources told her Pilou Asbaek was as Euron.If her sources see him acting, they saw howwas his appearence. I REALLY WANT to know this, if he had long hair, the eye patch, the blue lips, cool cloths….

      GIVES US this information Sue.

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    22. igorcarvalho:
      Apollo,

      blue lips i agreed its weird, but a diferent look of eye pacth i really want. Don´t have to be a ordinary eye pacht.

      The show’s done a good job of grounding some of GRRM’s more flamboyant character descriptions. Didn’t Tywin have a mohawk in the book?

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    23. Dutch Maester,

      I do hope the Sand Snakes are away from Dorn and apart from each other (just like the last book teased) because I really want to see them fleshed out. I thik they CAN become great characters if they get more screentime and focus next season.

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    24. That said, what is the info released on the Sand Snakes for this season so far? Anyone care to summarize it for me? I’d really appreciate it.

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    25. Off Topic:
      I was eating dinner and watching Sportscenter as they discussed the US Open. The anchor referred to “Serena and Venus, of House Williams” when describing tomorrow’s match.

      It never fails to amaze me just how much GOT gets referenced by people here. Every month it seems like there is some reference from sportscasters, talk show hosts, politicians or comedians!

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    26. mau,

      I don’t want to really quote the source and accidentally reveal them somehow with the wording. To summarize it- sexy, charismatic, powerful. He was convincing. It definitely got me excited.

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    27. But that’s far too clichèd- they may as well give him a wooden leg and a parrot. The show (and audience) are way more sophisticated than to resort to cheap props that will annoy the audience. GRRM was wrong to describe Euron this way in the books in the first place- and frankly I’m really surprised he did.

      igorcarvalho:
      Apollo,

      blue lips i agreed its weird, but a diferent look of eye pacth i really want. Don´t have to be a ordinary eye pacht.

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    28. Ravyn: The show’s done a good job of grounding some of GRRM’s more flamboyant character descriptions. Didn’t Tywin have a mohawk in the book?

      Thank you! 🙂

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    29. Apollo: But that’s far too clichèd- they may as well give him a wooden leg and a parrot.

      Beric had an eye patch in S3, so use that as your starting off point as to what it might look like.

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    30. Hodor’s Bastard,

      doubt it. natalie said at comic con that olenna wont be around to help margaery much longer.

      as far as KL is concerned, i’m only curious about cersei and we haven’t even heard any news about her yet. i dont even think lena has started filming yet.

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    31. Ravyn: Beric had an eye patch in S3, so use that as your starting off point as to what it might look like.

      Because he’d been stabbed in the eye by the Mountain. Please no “shiver me timbers”‘Jack Sparrow pirates- it’s sooooo lame.

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    32. aurane waters,

      I remember Natalie saying that and the fact that it might happens annoys me a bit, because I think that Olenna going away makes no sense. Would she really give up and abandon her grandchildren in King’s Landing?

      That was actually one of the few problems I had with the last season. The Tyrells don’t seem to give a shit about what’s happening. Olenna disappears after a talk with High Sparrow and Mace isn’t even aware of what’s happening. No one cared to send him a raven? It’s supposed to be a couple of months since Margaery and Loras were imprisoned, right?

      I can understand the Lannisters (Kevan, really) giving up on Cersei, I can even but Tommen being so overwhelmed he does nothing, but the Tyrells? I just can’t see it.

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    33. Hmmm…
      All this Euron talk has me trying to picture what the show will do.
      I would not be too surprised if the character ends up being far less mystical or mysterious.

      The blue lips seem unlikely to me since the show usually ignores most of GRRM’s more fantastical traits like colorful lips or hair etc. I would prefer NOT to see an eye patch myself, but I would like to see the contrasting eyes. I think that dead black eye being visible all the time would be very menacing. Aside from that, I am pretty open to whatever direction they go. I could accept Euron with black hair or dark blonde hair.

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    34. Hi-Fi,

      I remember Natalie saying that and the fact that it might happens annoys me a bit, because I think that Olenna going away makes no sense. Would she really give up and abandon her grandchildren in King’s Landing?

      She would if she was dead. Which is what I’m suspecting happens early on in Season 6.

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    35. Hi-Fi:
      aurane waters,

      I remember Natalie saying that and the fact that it might happens annoys me a bit, because I think that Olenna going away makes no sense. Would she really give up and abandon her grandchildren in King’s Landing?

      That was actually one of the few problems I had with the last season. The Tyrells don’t seem to give a shit about what’s happening. Olenna disappears after a talk with High Sparrow and Mace isn’t even aware of what’s happening. No one cared to send him a raven? It’s supposed to be a couple of months since Margaery and Loras were imprisoned, right?

      I can understand the Lannisters (Kevan, really) giving up on Cersei, I can even but Tommen being so overwhelmed he does nothing, but the Tyrells? I just can’t see it.

      This really bums me out too and I agree it makes no sense (not to mention how gutted I’ll be if there’s no more QoT). I went to Diana Riggs one woman show in London in July and the MC said that she was off the next morning to shoot for GOT. I did find that odd as it was before shooting had officially started for the season..

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    36. Darquemode:
      Hmmm…
      All this Euron talk has me trying to picture what the show will do.
      I would not be too surprised if the character ends up being far less mystical or mysterious.

      The blue lips seem unlikely to me since the show usually ignores most of GRRM’s more fantastical traits like colorful lips or hair etc. I would prefer NOT to see an eye patch myself, but I would like to see the contrasting eyes. I think that dead black eye being visible all the time would be very menacing. Aside from that, I am pretty open to whatever direction they go. I could accept Euron with black hair or dark blonde hair.

      I can live with the black eye 😉

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    37. Hi-Fi:
      aurane waters,

      I remember Natalie saying that and the fact that it might happens annoys me a bit, because I think that Olenna going away makes no sense. Would she really give up and abandon her grandchildren in King’s Landing?

      I don’t think Natalie had read the scripts at that point, so how could she really now? It might also mean that it’s simply something out of the QoT power. She somehow does not have the power to free them from the High Sparrow’s clutches. Thus, she’s alone. I don’t expect Olenna to die at all this season. They love Diana Rigg too much, and rightfully so.

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    38. Hi-Fi:
      aurane waters,

      I remember Natalie saying that and the fact that it might happens annoys me a bit, because I think that Olenna going away makes no sense. Would she really give up and abandon her grandchildren in King’s Landing?

      That was actually one of the few problems I had with the last season. The Tyrells don’t seem to give a shit about what’s happening. Olenna disappears after a talk with High Sparrow and Mace isn’t even aware of what’s happening. No one cared to send him a raven? It’s supposed to be a couple of months since Margaery and Loras were imprisoned, right?

      I can understand the Lannisters (Kevan, really) giving up on Cersei, I can even but Tommen being so overwhelmed he does nothing, but the Tyrells? I just can’t see it.

      i don’t really think that D&D care much about the tyrells in general. i mean margaery really should have gotten her highest screentime in season 5. but instead she had the lower screentime than she did in season 3 and 4. and with olenna, its pretty obvious that it was more just about fulfilling dianna rigg’s contract because olenna didn’t do anything besides throwing some lame quips at cersei. i would not be surprised at all if both margaery and loras died in season 6. i could see season 6 being the season for the annihilation of the tyrells like season 5 was for the baratheons, especially now that euron is in the picture.

      Jeb:
      aurane waters

      Understandable given the baby.I wouldn’t be surprised if she shot all if her scenes in a week or two.I believe that was what she did in Season 2, I think (could be wrong).

      i think she did that for season 3. idk as long as she gets most of the KL screentime i’ll be satisfied. i dont give a fuck about the tyrells or kevan or anyone else there.

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    39. I don know. If i had the power i would make every character the way he is in the books. The real is what is in the books…and i love the way grrm put his characters with weird appearances.

      I prefer Euron the way the real Euron is. With his black eye and the eye patch covering it, his exotic blue lips what have nothing of cliche. Where the hell blue lips are chiche? You can find it weird and don t like it…but its not chiche at all.

      I like the characters the away they really are. But i never be pissed about changes.

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    40. Since the audience has already been introduced to The Warlocks of Qarth (or at least Pyat Pree) I think it would make sense to at least give Euron bluish lips to show that he has travelled around the world. And as I have said before about the eyepatch just depends on whether Euron conceling his eye is of any importance to his plot and/or character.

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    41. mau,

      I don’t think a one-eyed soldier is anywhere near as big a stock image as a one-eyed pirate. I think Beric having lost his eye works very well in terms of establishing the character with a unique presence very quickly, which is especially important in the show, where he has to establish himself as a formidable warrior in his single introductory scene before he fights the Hound.

      aurane waters,

      The handling of the Tyrells is one thing about the show I find a bit odd. Season 3, especially, makes it look like Margaery is being set up to be a big mover on the show, but in subsequent seasons she really doesn’t do anything, and even loses her complicity in Joffrey’s assassination, which the book character has to have been in on.

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    42. aurane waters,

      The handling of the Tyrells is one thing about the show I find a bit odd.Season 3, especially, makes it look like Margaery is being set up to be a big mover on the show, but in subsequent seasons she really doesn’t do anything, and even loses her complicity in Joffrey’s assassination, which the book character has to have been in on.

      I don’t particularly get it either. IMO it makes no sense for margaery to not have been in on the joffrey assassination on the show, especially as she’s so much of a ~game player~ than book margaery. while book margaery just exists there to be a cipher for cersei’s character and cersei projecting all of her issues on her.

      but if i had to guess, i would say that D&D wanted to put her more in the forefront for the show but didn’t really want to fully commit to it either.

      overall, i just generally don’t think the tyrells are anywhere near as important as readers make them out to be.

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    43. Sean C.:
      mau,
      I don’t think a one-eyed soldier is anywhere near as big a stock image as a one-eyed pirate.

      I agree that it isn’t, with Beric it was attempt to make him more special. I don’t know if they succeeded.

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    44. So, if all of this is going down in episode 8, I think it’s probably safe to assume Arya won’t be in episode 9. We already know she’s in the Riverlands (in episode 10, I presume) so, unless she borrows Littlefinger’s Jet Pack and manages to be in Braavos in 6×08 and then the Riverlands in 6×09, she won’t be in 6×09.

      What’s the penultimate episode about, then? War? Who’s fighting? Can we assume that this year’s episode 9 is TWOW spoilers?

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    45. All this Season 6 news is getting difficult to keep straight in my head. Also, thank you, Sue the Fury, for doing so much site related work on this holiday – appreciate it lots!
      😀

      Tyrell soldiers, about damn time! I want to see them throwing weight around, taking on the Lannisters.

      I wouldn’t expect DeObia Oparei to be in a lot next season. His place is with Doran, who is wheelchair bound. Not too much going on there. I am sure all the other Dornish characters will be in separate scenes. That said, I would love it if Illyrio showed up to meet Doran.

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    46. Tywin of the Hill,

      Tywin of the Hill:
      I’m starting to think that The Bloody Hand will be about Ned Stark, not Tyrion Lannister.

      I think you’re exactly right. I think instead of an homage to Richard the III in the books in the show it will be more MacBeth. About Ned’s plotting betrayal of the noble Joffrey.

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    47. Hi-Fi:
      kit_hepburn,

      Who would do that?!

      Hi-Fi,

      Gee, well, Cersei and her Frankenmountain come to mind.

      Seriously, read Finn Jones’ most recent interview (or maybe it was a panel appearance, I can’t remember) and tell me it doesn’t sound like a possibility. He mentions something terrible that Cersei does and makes it sound like it’s related to his character.

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    48. M:
      Ross Anderson looks young, athletic and blonde. Could he be the actor playing the theatre troupe member portraying Joffrey in the play?

      Playing age of Thirties and grey hair in his brown beard.

      Doesn’t scream Joffrey to me.

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    49. aurane waters,

      http://www.thenerdpirates.com/blog/game-of-thrones-panel-bournemouth-film-and-comic-con-2015-hodor-loras-tyrell-olly

      Finn Jones quote:

      Q: Which character in Game of Thrones would you choose to assassinate if you could?
      Finn: Finn was super-keen to answer this one, naming Cersei as his victim (and hinting that ‘you’ll see why’ after the next series airs).

      Sounds definitely like something that’s going to happen next season and having nothing to do with her walk of shame. Add this to his assertion he’s going to have to go “deeper and darker” with Loras’ character during Season 6, and then Natalie’s comment that she’s going to have to learn to cope without her grandmother (or whatever it was she said at Comic Con), and I think it’s a possibility.

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    50. kit_hepburn:
      aurane waters,

      http://www.thenerdpirates.com/blog/game-of-thrones-panel-bournemouth-film-and-comic-con-2015-hodor-loras-tyrell-olly

      Finn Jones quote:

      Sounds definitely like something that’s going to happen next season and having nothing to do with her walk of shame. Add this to his assertion he’s going to have to go “deeper and darker” with Loras’ character during Season 6, and then Natalie’s comment that she’s going to have to learn to cope without her grandmother (or whatever it was she said at Comic Con), and I think it’s a possibility.

      oh ok so maybe cersei sends him to dragonstone or some other mission or whatever. or maybe the high sparrow ends up killing him after all. idk.

      this just kills my hopes that they were going to do any subtlety with cersei on the show. in the books it seemed like she was going to be a little more sneaky and subtle with her revenge.

      either way i dont give a fuck about loras or the tyrells so finn can just shut it tbh lol.

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    51. aurane waters,

      this just kills my hopes that they were going to do any subtlety with cersei on the show. in the books it seemed like she was going to be a little more sneaky and subtle with her revenge.

      Really? In the books she just got a giant zombie killing machine…

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    52. OtherAndrew,

      oh i know but i figured that after she won the trial with it. that she would mostly use it for protection for tommen.

      i mean lena herself said in another interview that while cersei is in revenge mode. its not just going to be “simple” revenge which made me think that cersei wont just have zombiemountain going on a mad killing spree

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    53. What if Cersei has Olenna killed because she finds out that the Tyrells were complicit in Joffrey’s death? Maybe Littlefinger betrays Olenna?

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    54. aurane waters,

      oh i know but i figured that after she won the trial with it. that she would mostly use it for protection for tommen.

      That’s plausible but according to the prophecy, Tommen dies, so the question I think is what she does with ZombieGregor after Tommen dies…

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    55. If anything our criticism of the Dorne subplot in Season 5 is that Oparei and all of the other actors were *underused* — the actors themselves were great. But it felt like the whole production got shorted, rushed through with minimal writing focus, leaving it VERY rough around the edges. I mean the physical screentime devoted to it was just short – the madness of trying to condense two novels into one TV season.

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    56. The Dragon Demands:
      – the madness of trying to condense two novels into one TV season.

      It would’ve been much madder to make multiple seasons out of those two books. The madness was splitting the novel into two and including so many POVs and plotlines that everything got so cluttered that it barely flowed narratively anymore and then cutting out the intended endings to those books and pushing them into the beginning of TWOW.

      Which is about as mad as editorializing on a wiki instead of trying to be objective and informative, for example. Or as mad as making extensive and entirely off-topic essays about rape and gender and sexuality in the real-world medieval times on a wiki about a pseudo-medieval fantasy TV show and justifying them by saying they’re academic exercises. Or including a “personal life” section on Lena Headey’s article on that wiki that’s about ten times longer than the comparable section on her actual Wikipedia page and is plainly off-topic for a wiki about a show she stars in. And is tbh just downright creepy and voyeuristic. You know…that kind of mad. 🙂

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    57. Greenjones,

      lmao i had to go check in on the lena thing and indeed, why the fuck is her personal life section the longest on the game of thrones wiki. that makes no sense especially as that section is nowhere near that long on her actual wiki page.

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    58. Whew! Ross Anderson looks just like I imagined Izembarro. That leaves Ian McShane for another role!

      And thanks for your labors, Sue, on this lovely Labor Day!

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    59. Joshua Atreides: What if Cersei has Olenna killed because she finds out that the Tyrells were complicit in Joffrey’s death? Maybe Littlefinger betrays Olenna?

      I like where these ideas are going…Strong/Mountain is definitely going to do some of Cersei’s macabre requests (in addition to defending her after her trial). In addition to a few low and high sparrows and a septa, I do worry for the QoT and Marg. Loras and Mace, not so much, although they could disappear as well. Any death in the Tyrell clan will bring the Tyrell army/Redwyne navy to town, as well as a certain esteemed battle commander named Tarly. Should be fun.

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    60. The Dragon Demands: the madness of trying to condense two novels into one TV season.

      They used parts of AFFC (Sansa, Brienne) and ADWD (Dany, Bran) in Season 4 and they have Euron coming in Season 6, so technically it’s really being adapted into three.

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    61. Coleman: Playing age of Thirties and grey hair in his brown beard.

      Doesn’t scream Joffrey to me.

      My thoughts: young Robert, whether in the play or visions. I’m baffled as to why this troupe is in 3 episodes though? They must be linked to Arya’s return to Westeros.

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    62. Apollo,

      Given that she’s still in Braavos in 7/8….

      It really makes me wonder about ‘Arya in the Riverlands’. Earlier, a lot of people indicated she might be there via Nymeria, and that ‘Arya warging’ is her plot for the season. But now we know there are chase scenes, and whatnot.

      I just don’t want her plot to be isolated! And warging would be a good way to achieve this. Because, sure, Mace is in Braavos. But even if Olenna’s dead, Mace is no player. He’s not the kind of person to have ‘hmm, let’s enlist a Faceless Girl to kill my mother’s killer’ occur to him.

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    63. What’s with all the eyepatch hate here? It’s not like every other character has one. None of the real pirates have them in the books. And Ironborn are more analogous to Vikings and it’s not exactly a Viking cliché to wear eyepatches.

      Seriously I won’t be able to take Euron “CROW’S EYE” Greyjoy seriously without one.

      Blue lips are not necessary but they could at least discolour them a little bit, no need to go full warlock of Qarth.

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    64. Read the earlier comments- it’d be way too cheesy.

      Oskaras:
      What’s with all the eyepatch hate here? It’s not like every other character has one. None of the real pirates have them in the books. And Ironborn are more analogous to Vikings and it’s not exactly a Viking cliché to wear eyepatches.

      Seriously I won’t be able to take Euron “CROW’S EYE”Greyjoy seriously without one.

      Blue lips are not necessary but they could at least discolour them a little bit, no need to go full warlock of Qarth.

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    65. Besides- the eyes are essential for an actor to portray his role well and to maximum capability, especially with a role like Euron. To inhibit a new actor on the show by covering one of his eyes, especially after how badly the SS were received, would be utter madness. Besides- I’d bet wardrobe would have something to say about it too. They’ve done a stellar job so far and the new head of wardrobe certainly ain’t gonna come in and give us eye patches- she has huge shoes to fill after all.

      Apollo:
      Read the earlier comments- it’d be way too cheesy.

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    66. Oskaras,

      I don’t think we will hear many people say: Crow’s eye. The same way Oberyn was only called The Red Viper of Dorne in passing.
      So this won’t really metter, as most people who watch the show, don’t know Euron, and where his nickname comes from.
      It will just be a cool nickname we will hear at most 2-3 times. Euron will be the name most people will use, just like Oberyn was called, Viper, only 2 times.

      I also agree with the above post, the eyes are a major tool for an actor, to take them away would be a mistake.

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    67. Like i said before.. A prefer the character the way he really is. I hope euron get his eye patch and blue lips a of course long hair. But i wont be pissed with changes.

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    68. If Euron appears in full pirate regalia I will laugh my head off- not only at the cheesiness but also at my own damn stupidity for assuring that they won’t go down that route 🙂

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    69. Paul,

      I truly hope hope there won’t be any eye-patc or blue lips.

      I can accept the blue lips, only if it serves some narrative point. For example: Euron going mad from drinking that warlock thing.

      Eye patch tough, in my opinion its used to show Euron’s duble personality: Blue eye= happy Euron drinking, sleeping with other peoples wifes; Dark eye= crazy Euron.
      This can easly be accomplished by a good actor, without, the eye color or eye-patch.

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    70. Paul,

      i just want a eye patch, not asking for a wood leg, a parrot, a hat, earrings, tattos…etc.

      and i never saw blue lips in a pirate, or anyone. For me is ok they don use blue lips, but is not cliched. I just want a eye patch,( and dont have to be a ordinary eye patch), nothing more.

      OBS: actually a long hair of course.

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    71. igorcarvalho,

      I would think long hair, is even more pointless, Oberyn had long hair, but the Pedro turned Oberyn in a much better character, then in the books. No one complained anymore after that.

      Same with Euron, if Pilou brings him to life, his personnality/evilness, then he could be bald, people would still like him.

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    72. Hodor’s Bastard,

      Cersei could also very well have Olenna killed fo her part in her incarceration which led to her walk of atonement. The only thing that would be odd if it happened early Season 6 is that Kevan is still around

      and I don’t expect Olenna, Kevan and Pycelle to die in the same episode. That would be a bit too much for a show like Game of Thrones.

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    73. Mihnea:
      igorcarvalho,

      I would think long hair, is even more pointless, Oberyn had long hair, but the Pedro turned Oberyn in a much better character, then in the books. No one complained anymore after that.

      Same with Euron, if Pilou brings him to life, his personnality/evilness, then he could be bald, people would still like him.

      Totally my sentiments! 🙂

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    74. TL: Cersei could also very well have Olenna killed fo her part in her incarceration which led to her walk of atonement

      We need a “guess who’s going to die in season 6” quiz! As everyone, book readers included, are massively in the dark on this (well, for the most part), it would make a really fun quiz, particularly to see how many points we all get during the season.

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    75. Question.. So assuming the long night happens again.. Is it possible that we have we have season that is filmed completely at night?

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    76. Shane snow,

      The most I can imagine the show doing is having a season where the whole of Westeros is covered in snow and winter is prominent even in King’s Landing. But who knows, anything’s possible really.

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    77. I’m skeptical that Olenna is going to die just because Dormer made a comment about Olenna not being around much longer. Actors don’t usually drop major spoilers like that. On the other hand, it’s hard to believe Olenna would leave KL with her grandchildren imprisoned and in terrible danger…unless the Reach were under attack, but it looks like the Kingsmoot isn’t going to be until at least partway through the season, which means that the Reach isn’t going to come under heavy attack until the back half.

      Olenna dying, even if Cersei has nothing to do with it, could further destabilize the situation in KL. TV Loras is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, and TV Margaery while showing the occasional moment of savvy still makes the classic Sansa mistake of underestimating others’ capacity for cruelty (mostly Cersei’s, but she also misjudged Olenna going by her reaction when she learned of Olenna’s involvement in Joffrey’s murder).

      I agree that D&D seem to love Olenna and her portrayer–with good reason!–so they’re not going to off the character until they’re good and ready (see also Bronn). With that said, if Team Tyrell is about to get the Team Stannis treatment, I’m guessing Olenna would be the first to go. The loss of Olenna would be the Tyrells’ undoing.

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    78. M,

      Since Mace is an absolute moron on the show they kind of need Olenna to be the strong political figure in House Tyrell. Plus Diana Rigg is simply brilliant in that role. If they decided to get rid of her what would be left of House Tyrell? I don’t hold out much hope for Loras, in the sense of him becoming the representative for his house or a political figure in any way. And as you said Margaery tends to underestimate other people’s cruelty, so she wouldn’t make an ideal candidate either.

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    79. All this talk of Olenna’s death is unsettling- she’s my favourite character 🙂

      Although I can totally see it happening at the hands of Cersei (or even as part of the Pycelle, Kevan cull). Please- not just yet.. No one else has the balls to call the Tyrell men to arms! 🙁

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    80. Chekhov’sOlly:
      mau,

      True, but since he’s going to be part of Sam’s storyline this year I’m not sure when he’ll make it to King’s Landing.

      This year. We have S7 and S8. They wouldn’t put him in the show just for Sam.

      He is in KL in the books. He will be there in the show eventually. In S6 or S7.

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    81. mau,

      All this is making me think of whether Daenerys will ever sit the Iron Throne (because of characters arriving at KL in a particular season). She’ll likely only make it to Westeros by the end of Season 6 or the start of Season 7. I imagine the conflict with the White Walkers will be the central plot in Season 8, so that doesn’t actually give her a lot of time to be involved in the politics of Westeros, which is kind of disappointing.

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    82. What if she never finds out about about the white walkers and stuff and shows up to kings landing and no one is there.. Kinda like her vision

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    83. Shane snow,

      I 100% expect King’s Landing to have burnt down at Cersei’s hand by the time Daenerys arrives at the capital. It will also be winter by then. I believe that is what we saw in the vision: a burnt down, ruinous Red Keep, while it snowed as winter had kicked in.

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    84. Luka Nieto:
      Shane snow,

      I 100% expect King’s Landing to have burnt down at Cersei’s hand by the time Daenerys arrives at the capital.

      Cersei to Tywin: I will burn our house to the ground before I let that happen!

      Cersei to Jaime: I will burn their cities to the ground if they touch her!

      Cersei to Tommen: I would burn cities to the ground.

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    85. Shane snow,

      I have quite a vivid picture in my head. They arrive to the capital prepared to break a siege… but they find a half-abandoned city, and a burnt down Red Keep. Then Dany, somehow, receives news from the North —I don’t know what, but whatever it is, it should be enough to convince her that the threat of the White Walkers is real. And then, she decides to head North. That sounds like a great season finale to me. Maybe this coming season finale if things go really fast in The Winds of Winter and Season 6, or maybe it’s something for Season 7. Or maybe nothing like that happens, of course.

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    86. I also believe that Dany will land in Westeros at the end of S6- and that KL will have fallen or will be ablaze when she arrives (following the Tyrell/Lannister civil war) . I originally thought that the Wall would also fall at the same time (ice/fire) but then given the minimum 8 season arc, I’m inclined to think this could be the S7 climax.

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    87. mau,

      Exactly. The foreshadowing in the books is subtler, more to do with Cersei’s parallels to the Mad King, but in the show… yeah. She’s been shouting for three seasons that she’ll burn the city… so she will.

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    88. Mihnea,

      True. But that can be interpreted in many ways. However, if I recall correctly, in one of Jaime’s chapters he recalls that moment, and how Cersei looked almost excited while the tower burnt.

      This is so gonna happen. It may not be one of the most popular or widely known theories, but I’m sure of it: Cersei is going to burn down the city. What I’m not sure of is if she herself is going to escape to Casterly Rock or die in the fire. If Tommen is still alive, I’d say flee to the Rock, but if all her children are dead and Jaime has abandoned her… a murder-suicide (well, massacre-suicide) sounds appropriate for Cersei in that situation.

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    89. alcasinoroyale: They used parts of AFFC (Sansa, Brienne) and ADWD (Dany, Bran) in Season 4 and they have Euron coming in Season 6, so technically it’s really being adapted into three.

      Not to mention the first half of the ADWD Reek/Theon chapters in season 4 as well!

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    90. Luka Nieto,

      I think Jaime may have to kill her to prevent it, just like he did with Aerys. He may then kill himself (very star-crossed lover-ish!) and die in the arms of the woman he loves.

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