The show’s invasion of Cáceres started to take shape yesterday, as the production turned their chosen locations in the provincial capital’s Old Town into Game of Thrones sets. Today, prop flags of a certain House confirm what these streets will be used for. Concurrently, the Mother of Dragons herself is spotted in the city, just as the VFX team prepares for some dragon action in the last days of filming at Los Barruecos.
Meanwhile, in Belfast, a rather curious mix of cast members was sighted last night. Their characters have never crossed paths before —In fact, in six seasons they have never even been in the same location or storyline—, so some may consider the sighting to be too revealing. And the text that contextualizes the gathering certainly contains spoilers!
Apparently, most of the props in Cáceres are being used at the Plaza de las Veletas to turn it into a busy Westerosi marketplace of some sort. But where in Westeros? As we suspected, it’s King’s Landing. Pictures surfaced today of Lannister flags at Las Veletas:
— Heisenberg (@javiborrega) December 9, 2016
— Maka (@MakaVet) December 9, 2016
In addition to the set creation, a new cast member has come to the city, either to film at the Old Town or in nearby Malpartida: On her Instagram, Emilia Clarke shared a funny video of herself ice-skating, and @yeahclarke spotted that it was located in Cáceres:
Ha, told you she was in spain – cáceres! pic.twitter.com/DN7YwrXWMW
— dragon’s daughter (@yeahclarke) December 9, 2016
Furthermore, it can’t be a coincidence that just as Emilia arrived, the team in charge of simulating the dragons on set has been sighted working at Los Barruecos:
This probably means that Emilia came in order to film the last few days of the major Malpartida action sequence. If you are not up to date, the battle involves Daenerys ambushing Jaime and his forces (supported by the turncloak Lord Randyll and his son Dickon.) Since the Mother of Dragons has very big dragons at her disposal, and that’s sadly not the kind of thing that can actually be filmed, most of Dany’s involvement was expected to be filmed in-studio in Belfast. Until now, it wasn’t clear whether a portion of the sequence at least would involve Daenerys on land, and it seems that’s the case!
There is also a new detail in the Plaza de Las Veletas set. In the following photograph, if you follow the finger of this eagle-eyed fan, you will see “Davos skiff” written in a bench hidden behind the props. It remains to be seen whether Davos is involved in a scene here or if it is merely mislabeled, perhaps a remnant of a previously shot scene.
If the labeling is correct, it will probably still be connected to said scene, which involved Davos, Gendry and Tyrion fleeing King’s Landing. When they film next Wednesday and Thursday, I wouldn’t be surprised if we spotted Liam Cunningham and Joe Dempsie at least, and perhaps Peter Dinklage as well. Considering this is King’s Landing, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to also expect Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, and Jerome Flynn.
In regards to the current shoot near Belfast, these photos are surprisingly telling:
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We have reason to believe Iain Glen, Rory McCann and Kristofer Hivju are all working together at Wolf Hill, an old disused quarry turned into a dramatic frozen lake with an island in the middle. These actors are not alone: As we exclusively revealed last week, Kit Harington was spotted filming in that location, and the following photos with excited fans show that —as of yesterday— Harington was still in Belfast:
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This coming together of disparate cast members just as a major action sequence is being filmed at Wolf Hill Quarry indicates that, just as other sources have alleged in the past, at least Jon, Jorah, Sandor and Tormund will travel north together for this quest.