EW Unveils Deleted Scene From Game of Thrones Season 6!

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Game of Thrones The Complete Sixth Season is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD next Tuesday, November 15th, and with it we can look forward to a juicy assortment of extras being released. Today, Entertainment Weekly has a great one– a deleted scene from season 6, never before seen by fans. The deleted scene features a tense Tyrell meeting between the Queen of Thorns and her son Mace, originally planned for episode 2 of last season.

We first learned that this scene existed over a year ago, when we had the scoop on Mace’s return to Westeros. The scene is even better than it sounded from the season 6 spoilers, with wonderful acting from Diana Rigg and Roger Ashton-Griffiths.


I can see why the scene might be cut, since it’s not strictly necessary to push the plot forward, but I wish we had seen it anyway since it does so much for Mace as a character. It would have been fantastic to see more shades of the oafish Lord Tyrell before he was sent on his way in the season finale.


Another bonus from the Game of Thrones season 6 Blu-ray has been released this week and it’s a must-watch for fans. io9 has debuted the Histories and Lore animated featurette “The Children of the Forest vs. the First Men.” The video is narrated by Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven- nice to have him back for one more performance! It does a nice job of filling in the gaps in the back story that was teased in season 6.

The video can be viewed over at io9, and will appear on the Blu-ray as well.

If you love these bonuses, be sure to enter our ongoing giveaway to win one of four copies of Game of Thrones Season 6 on Blu-ray! Or you can purchase Game of Thrones The Complete Sixth Season on November 15th!

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    1. Just as Sue said, I can see why the scene was cut, but it was perfect for Mace. He get to see a bit more of his buffoonery, but also that he cares for his children deeply and fiercely. Oh well.

      I also love that Histories & Lore bit. It clears up the backstory of the White Walker creation, which confused book readers in the show, as there seemed to be too many hundreds of years between the end of the war between Children and First Men (during which according to Leaf in season six the Children created the White Walkers) and the Long Night. This video answers the question, and it’s really the obvious one: Yes, the White Walkers were created by the Children during the war against the First Men, and even unleashed this new weapon against them, but they were a controlled weapon still. The White Walkers didn’t rebel from the Children many until centuries later, hence the Long Night happening long after the Pact.

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    2. Hodor … well, strictly speaking not, but since Luca won’t honor the old tradition …

      I wish they would have left it in – not just to flesh out Mace, but also to lead the audience astray, give us a sense of “maybe the Tyrells can escape Cersei somehow”.

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    3. Such a great scene, they could easily have slipped it in given the first few episodes were short. Or they could have taken out one of Tyrion-Missandei-Greyworm’s meaningless scenes and put this one instead.

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    4. didi: Hodor … well, strictly speaking not, but since Luca won’t honor the old tradition …

      Oh man, don’t tell me that. “Hold the Door” was just a suggestion 😛

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    5. Of couse it was the Tyrells that ended up on the chopping block again.
      Oh well, as long as we got a whole damn episode of Jon Snow action sequences and pandering Stark retributions.

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    6. Poor Mace! Shamed even for singing. A benign soul can’t catch a break in Westeros.

      Thanks for bringing us this moment of diversion from a very dismal week in America. At least the president-elect doesn’t have wildfire…oh wait…

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    7. I hope Olenna doesn’t bite it this season. She’s too smart to go. Also I still have a hard time imagining the Lannister army taking out the Tyrells. The Lannister army has been ravaged by the war of the five kings while the Tyrells are fresh.

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    8. My blu-ray boxset (from Amazon UK) is apparently coming tomorrow, on my birthday – which is nice 😀

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    9. Good scene! I always thought it was a bit strange that both Mace and Olenna were suddenly back in KL without any conclusion of Mace’s trip to Braavos. This scene was notably missing in episode 6×02, but I’m yet surprised that there is no word about Meryn Trant’s disappearance or the deal that Mace made with the Iron Bank, especially if this storyline plays a significant role in season 7.

      Do we know what the other three deleted scenes are about? Any guesses?
      I’m hoping for a Jaime & Trystane scene (mourning Myrcella together, Jaime warning Trystane about Cercei’s wrath and advising him to stay behind at the ship), a Kevan & Lancel scene (Kevan trying to bring his zealot son to terms), some dialogue between Rickon and Osha (or Ramsay) or an extended fight scene with Brienne and the Bolton hunters (explaining what happened to the last Bolton soldier and the dogs 😀 )

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    10. TheKingWhoCares:

      Do we know what the other three deleted scenes are about? Any guesses?
      I’m hoping for a Jaime & Trystane scene (mourning Myrcella together, Jaime warning Trystane about Cercei’s wrath and advising him to stay behind at the ship), a Kevan & Lancel scene (Kevan trying to bring his zealot son to terms), some dialogue between Rickon and Osha (or Ramsay) or an extended fight scene with Brienne and the Bolton hunters (explaining what happened to the last Bolton soldier and the dogs )

      I have a vague recollection of reading that there is a deleted scene between Sansa and Brienne regarding Tormund, but that may just be wishful thinking!

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    11. Nice scene! Thanks! Hm, I had thought there might be a deleted scene where Arya actually learns how to do the faceless man magic in between stick fighting and stick fighting some more.

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    12. This was nice, but I was really hoping for a private scene revealing that Mace’s jovial buffoon routine was all just an act, “I, Claudius” style, to lull his enemies into thinking he’s harmless (Cogman jokingly suggested this in the last DVD).

      Ah, I didn’t see the animated featurette is also in this post; it’s great. I mean there’ no new info not mentioned in previous ones, but it recapitulates it pretty well, better artwork, and with frigging *Max von Sydow* narrating, makes it all the more epic.

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    13. Luka Nieto:

      I also love that Histories & Lore bit. It clears up the backstory of the White Walker creation, which confused book readers in the show, as there seemed to be too many hundreds of years between the end of the war between Children and First Men (during which according to Leaf in season six the Children created the White Walkers) and the Long Night. This video answers the question, and it’s really the obvious one: Yes, the White Walkers were created by the Children during the war against the First Men, and even unleashed this new weapon against them, but they were a controlled weapon still. The White Walkers didn’t rebel from the Children many until centuries later, hence the Long Night happening long after the Pact.

      Actually this doesn’t answer that question at all. I was surprised but right before the episode aired, Elio & Linda released a video analysis explaining that they kind of suspected for a while that the White Walkers were a creation of the Children of the Forest. This was surprising but made a lot of sense, so it wasn’t as surprising when the episode aired…

      ….what really isn’t answered is why hundreds, nay thousands, of years passed between the Pact that ended the war, and then the Long Night.

      Did the Children use White Walkers in the Long Night, but keep control of them for some time? Or did rogue elements of the Children decide to release them again as a revenge weapon many centuries later?

      “The White Walkers must have rebelled against the Children years later” isn’t really confirmed or the only answer; even if true, HOW did this come about? Or were they set loose? (I’m thinking the CoF verison of Loki).

      Still surprising that some remain confused at the basic prospect that “the Children made the White Walkers as a doomsday weapon against the First Men”, I thought the show made that straightforward enough.

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    14. Nice scene

      Does kind of make him look like a total buffoon to over-emphasise Olenna but I’m used to it by this stage, and it s a TV show where unlike a literary medium they have to over-emphasise things visually to get the point across as there’s no internal monologues etc

      Would have been nice to see it kept in, as others have said fleshes him out + shows his feelings towards his children which had never been articulated before

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    15. mau:
      Greywind,

      Where it was said in the show that the Lannister army had been ravaged?

      Not….explicitly, but they’ve mentioned generally that they took losses in the war and that the Tyrell army rivals theirs now.

      …ah, one example that springs to mind is that Barristan said to Daenerys’s council that the Lannisters are near exhausted after years of fighting Joffrey’s wars.

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    16. The Dragon Demands,

      What I meant is that the show isn’t changing the backstory from the books. This Histories & Lore acknowledged that time passed between the Pact and the Long Night, just as in the books. That’s the explanation I was referring to. Some book readers were concerned the show had streamlined the backstory.

      The Dragon Demands,

      Emphasis on “rivals”. In the show the Lannister army remains greater than the Tyrells or at least equal to them, unlike in the books, if I’m not mistaken.

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    17. I agree they should have kept this scene. It was nice to see, under all that buffoonery, Mace’s concern for his children and Lady Olenna was great as usual.

      Luka Nieto,

      I am now interested in knowing what caused the CotF to lose control of the WWs. And if there is any particular reason they are now back after thousands of years.

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    18. Luka Nieto:
      The Dragon Demands,

      What I meant is that the show isn’t changing the backstory from the books. This Histories & Lore acknowledged that time passed between the Pact and the Long Night, just as in the books. That’s the explanation I was referring to. Some book readers were concerned the show had streamlined the backstory.

      Oh I see what you mean now, yes. They’re acknowledging that time passed between the Pact and the Long Night in this, yes.

      @GhostOfWinterfell

      Yeah, major question since first book and still unknown: why are the White Walkers returning *now*, of all times?

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    19. Greywind,

      I suspect that House Tarly and maybe others may turn on Highgarden for siding with Daenerys with her Dornish allies and Dothraki horde. Also she is an elderly woman not of Tyrell blood, which could anger people like Randyll. They could ask Cersei for Lordship of the Reach.

      The only forces in the Reach which would certainly support Olenna and Highgarden are the Redwynes and possibly the Hightowers, whom will likely be distracted by sea related battles. The others are in Cersei’s path (Fossoway, Rowan) or have potential animosity towards the Tyrells.

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    20. Dame Diana, sublime as always. Dreading to see her inevitable demise next season, but I’m sure her final scene will be outstanding as always.

      I really hope she gets the chance to stick the knife into Cersei by revealing her (and LFs) part in Joffreys death. That’s sure to shake stuff up.

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    21. Great scene, wonderful actress. She has such presence on the screen – you can’t take your eyes off of her. I hope the leaks are wrong and she lives to see the promise of Spring.

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    22. mau,

      Jaime took half the lanister force against rob stark and lost completely. So that should mean half there army was decimated. And you cant really replace soliders that quickly especially not good ones. There are only so many people that live in the westerlands. Unless they buy sell swords which seems difficult since they are almost bankrupt theres no gold in the mines show version and it seems the iron bank isnt lending them and more money. So they still might be strong but not nearly as strong as they were before the war of th 5k. Also the tyrell army hasnt really lost many. They crushed the battle of blackwater and havent fought since

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    23. Very beautiful scene between Olenna and her son……….
      Brandon Stark must learn or as we watched the First Men, so we will watch the last…
      meaning a lot for the series………

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    24. what a wonderfull actress and character! it’s just as I imagined her when I read the books, I hope she doesn’t die, but if so…her last scene must be OUTSTANDING.

      The Tyrrels are pretty doomed this season, well, the only Tyrrel left, and old Redwayne Lady, my question is….if she were to die… WHO WILL RULE THE REACH?, because in the books the Tyrrel family is massive, however on the show…it looks like they are practically gone

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    25. I enjoyed the scene… although I feel sorry for Mace, always being looked down on by everybody.

      Diana Riggs is a superb actress!!!

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    26. Too bad it was cut, this scene was great. I even think this is the first time were Mace has a speaking part that’s not played for comic relief (not totally, anyway).

      It means I’m the Mistress-of-Getting-my-Grandchildren-out-of-Bloody-Prison 🙂

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    27. Got my Season 6 blu-ray boxset today 😀 Amazon sending them early…

      With bonus disc “Inside the Fight for Meereen” and “Bigger than Reality: Creating the Visual Effects”

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    28. Good scene. Would have liked to see it. I guess there wasn’t enough time for it though, given the extended Tyrion/Grey Worm/Missandei drinking, let’s tell a joke scenes, that of course were ever so important to the plot that they decided to write them not once, but twice in a 4 episode span.

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    29. Were these deleted scenes so distracting they would have taken that much away from pace/momentum? Episodes like 602 were only ~53 minutes long IIRC so it’s not like they didn’t have episode time to augment them.

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    30. season 6 history and lore also has listed an animated short for House Dayne, narrated by Robert Aramayo (young Ned)… totally awesome. I wonder if that is a hint that we will be seeing something significantly relevant out of the Daynes going forward (in the books, anyway). I think it’s possible that Darkstar may try to “liberate” Dawn, or mayhaps an appearance from a very much alive Ashara!

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    31. Madness has overtaken this city and grasped in it claws… my children! Friends, the hour has come to drive madness back under the rocks whence it came! Madness…. had had its day!!!!!!!

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