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WhispersofWesteros has brought us a treat today: a new season 7 behind-the-scenes video, detailing the costumes of Game of Thrones!

The video, featuring an interview with the show’s costume designer Michele Clapton, includes sketches and and a wide variety of characters such as Jon Snow, Daenerys, Arya, Sansa, Theon, Tyrion, Sam, Missandei, Littlefinger, Jaime, Cersei, the Hound, Lyanna Mormont, and more!

Check it out:


We’ll get some screencaps uploaded here shortly for a closer look at all the costume details!

Shots from the costume video:
A sketch of Dany’s costume and some images of Emilia Clarke from the video:

Dany sketch

Dany sketch Missandei Grey Worm

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Dany1

Dany3

Dany looking

Arya’s sketch and images of Maisie Williams:

Arya sketch

Arya on a horse

Arya sketch 1

Sansa’s sketch and screencaps of Sophie Turner:

Sansa sketch

Sansa sketch 1

Sansa Stark

Sansa Winterfell

Cersei’s sketch and images of Lena Headey:

Cersei sketch

Cersei sketch 1

Cersei 1

Cersei 2

Cersei map room artist

Cersei map room back

Cersei map room back 2

Cersei's shoulder detail

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime, filming the scene with Lena Headey:

Jaime

Cersei’s pet Mountain in his new armor, unmasked- you can see the dark makeup around Hafthor Bjornsson’s eyes:

The Mountain unmasked

Jon Snow (Kit Harington):

Jon snow

Jon Snow photoshoot

A group shot in Winterfell, with Jon Snow and Sansa at the head, Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) near them, Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) standing in the center, and you can spot Lord Glover (Tim McInnerny) and Alys Karstark (Megan Parkinson) on the right side.

Tormund and Northern crowd

Liam Cunningham in Davos costume and definitely not filming at that second as he’s playing with a camera and there’s a water bottle in the shot.

Davos Liam

Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie):

Lyanna Mormont Brienne

Peter Dinklage is wearing his Tyrion costume, as he wades in the water:

Tyrion

Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), his costume in wardrobe, and a closeup of his mockingbird sigil pin:

LF

LF costume

LF detail

A close-up of Alfie Allen as Theon:

Theon

A cheerful Hound (Rory McCann) in warm gear:

The Hound

The genius designer herself, Michele Clapton:

Michele Clapton

Assorted details from the video:

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dress

fabric shot

breastplate

detail

fabric

leather armor

lion detail

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    1. I absolutely love this kind of videos. I have huge respect for all the behind the scenes crew, even if I don’t usually know their names. They are a huge part of GoT, and they deserve at least a little bit of the credits that the directors, writers and actors use to get.

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    2. Oooo, look at Jon looking all epically regal on some cliffs (photo shoot or actual filming).

      I love the Hound laughing and tossing “snow”; he’s also dressed like quite the little Northerner.

      I see Sansa in the crypts of Winterfell and what looks like Littlefinger exiting those same crypts.

      In the Tormund scene, Pod can be seen next to Brienne (finally a glimpse of Pod!) wearing a cloak. Everyone’s wearing cloaks this season, it seems.

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    3. Nice! Have they not released anything official on Randyll and Dickon Tarly? No promo pics and no trailer footage?

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    4. What to make of those bulky costumes that looked like a mixture of small tree branches and straw? Any ideas?

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    5. Jenny:
      So cool!I love Michelle.They are all looking great.Sam has gone proper Harry Potter lol.

      Pretty sure Sam is practicing the Wingardium Leviosa spell.

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    6. tkk,

      shes fuuccckkkkedddddd….

      wow Cerseis costume is so epic.. I don’t expect Cersei to sit the throne ever in the books, but it just seems like we’ve been building up to this point for her character for seasons.

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    7. It’s refreshing to see someone genuinely proud of their work, and not hiding it behind false humility or self-deprecating humor.

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    8. She is really talented. GOD, that clip of Theon and I’m soo ready for season 7 to begin now. I think the Greyjoy armor is some of the best work of hers and I hope season 7 will see him wear it again.

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    9. Game of thrones has the best costume design in the hostory of TV, but i always wished the northerners combat leathers(like jon wore battle of bastards) cinched at the waist more. Without the swordbelt, its gets bell-shaped and looks like a stiff mumu

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    10. Jenny:
      Also at the top of what cliff is Jon modeling?lol

      IMO, it should be Dragonstone – just compare the shot from the trailer where Tyrion watches the dragons flying off.

      Chymeria:
      What to make of those bulky costumes that looked like a mixture of small tree branches and straw? Any ideas?

      Looks pretty much like giants. We will see some wight giants next season I guess.

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    11. Just love Michelle! I’ve said this before, but she is brilliant! The little details are astounding! 🙂

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    12. Jenny:
      Also at the top of what cliff is Jon modeling?lol

      They look like the cliffs from the trailer where FILMIING SPOILERS/TRAILER SPOILERS

      Tyrion is standing as he watches the dragons take flight. Also, I notice Jon isn’t wearing Longclaw on the cliffs (we know from filming spoilers he hands over LC when he arrives on DS). If this was a photo shoot, I think Kit would be sporting LC as he does in almost all photo shoots. So I think Kit on the cliffs is an actual scene from the show of Jon on Dragonstone.

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    13. Inga: Looks pretty much like giants. We will see some wight giants next season I guess.

      Agreed. It looks similar to Wun Wun’s wrapped legs wear. While we haven’t seen any yet we could assume that other giants have previously fallen prey and become wights.

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    14. As ever, the costumes for this show are incredible, from the overall concept down to the smallest detail. I’m very happy to have Michelle Clapton (back) on the job.

      Whatever awaits them in Season 7, Jon, Dany, Cersei, Jaime, Sansa, Arya, and all the rest will face it looking like the finest possible combination of regal and dangerous. The percentage of the budget that was allocated towards achieving that look was likely quite high, but it was worth every penny.

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    15. BunBunStark,

      Kit did previously photoshoot without Longclaw. This seems to be promotional stuff rather than an actual scene. He’s posing for cameras like he did before season 4 for Vanity Fair cover with the rest of the cast.

      ghost of winterfell,

      Leaks

      Jon will pet one of the dragons on the beach, might see some of them while talking to Dany on those steps at Dragonstone or while he walks with Tyrion. Not on the edge of the cliff.

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    16. I wonder whether Sansa throwing a snowball is an actual shot or is it just Spophie habing fun? I would like Sansa to have a moment like this, but I’m affraid its not happening.

      And Sam looks very much like Kung-Fu Panda reaching for food – things you do to reach the necessary book! Oh, I can understand him so well!

      Anyway love this behind the scenes stuff much more than Sophie Turner’s interviews. I have noticed that they have reused/expanded some of the In Production Teaser shots and many other details (like a painter working on Cersei’s paited floor map) etc. Nothing too revealing though, except that there will be some major drama in the Crypts of Winterfell. We saw Jon and Littlefinger having a heated discussion there on the trailer and now Sansa looks to be joining them or maybe it will be another scene. Anyway, it’s gonna be be a lot action and I am really exited.

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    17. Michele Clapton is just so bloody amazing. I love these kind of videos. And seeing everyone laughing on set. Kit’s costume looks so heavy that a strong gust of wind could bowl him over! And I love my replica mockingbird pin.

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    18. Inga,

      I think it’s just Sophie having fun.

      I’m curious about the crypt scenes too. Ned and Rickon’s graves should be there. I wonder if they ever managed to retrieve Robb and Cat’s bodies on the show.

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    19. Wow!

      Does Michele ever sell those sketches? I’d gladly hand over all I hold dear to frame and display them in my house 😁

      Maybe HBO owns the rights though?

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    20. SAM: Wingardium Leviosa!
      GILLY: No, stop, stop, stop. You’re going to take someone’s eye out. Besides, you’re saying it wrong. It’s lev-e-o-sa. Not lev-e-o-saw.

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    21. Kind of disappointed by Cersei’s new wardrobe… I am a big fan of her dresses, especially in The Winds of Winter, but actually now it looks like all her clothes are the same just with tiny variations.. I understand the meaning of the black (mourning, dead inside, darkness), but I was hoping for more surprises… I love the dress in the scene with Ellaria though (we can spot Ellaria in this video, and Cersei wears the same dress when she sits on the throne in the trailer).

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    22. Shy Lady Dragon,

      “A cheerful Hound (Rory McCann) in warm gear.”

      A www. That I like. He didn’t seem very happy in that prior promo photo sitting on a horse in the falling snow, with only Lem’s commandeered cloak to keep out the cold.

      I know absolutely nothing about fashion or costume designing, but I have to say that Cersei, Arya and Jon Snow look amazing in their S7 outfits.

      This show outdoes itself on every level every year.

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    23. Amazing video! Michele Clapton and her team deserve every single price they’ve won (and more!!) The level of detail, the hidden meaning of each single accessory or ornamentation is incredible… The only time I disliked one of her designs was with Margaery’s “funnel dress” back in season 2 (even though it was Michele’s homage to Alexander McQueen).

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    24. Does anyone know what happened with April Ferry? I thought she was taking over. When she was announced as the new costume designer, it sounded as if Michelle Clapton was done with the show, but then she returned and apparently is now back full time. What’s the story here?

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    25. Michele Clapton is truly amazing, the dresses that Cersei wears always have an amazing amount of detail in them, I would love to see all of her dresses up close. You can tell that Michele Clapton really enjoys designing these dresses.

      But honestly I don’t really like Dany’s new look, and Sansa as well. I wish their new dresses had a bit more femininity to them, especially Dany’s dresses she has always worn quite feminine garments which I like. Now it just seems like all of the women should appear more like the warrior type of women.

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    26. Geralt of Rivia,

      I wouldn’t bet that the stuff is promotional. We saw Tyrion walking on the very same cliffs in the trailer and there was Dragonstone castle on the background. There also was some tweet by Emilia Clark about shooting during a windy day and her selfie which looked to be taken in similar surroundings. So, now we see Jon on the same cliffs it’s legit to assume that he will have a scene there.

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    27. didi:
      Does anyone know what happened with April Ferry? I thought she was taking over. When she was announced as the new costume designer, it sounded as if Michelle Clapton was done with the show, but then she returned and apparently is now back full time. What’s the story here?

      I don’t know if she was originally going to be done working on the show for good, but after she came back for the end part of season 6 I kept seeing she had only “partially stepped back” or away for the season. She did apparently have another project to work on during that time so perhaps she wanted a change of pace. I did see an interview from her when she said they requested her to return to work on clothing for the last couple episodes last season. That led me to believe that she hadn’t intended on returning for any of season 6. There’s a possibility that they weren’t completely impressed with Ferry’s efforts I suppose. There were some costumes I really liked, but when one pays special attention to the clothing you can see some ‘different’ choices.

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    28. Boudica:
      But honestly I don’t really like Dany’s new look, and Sansa as well. I wish their new dresses had a bit more femininity to them, especially Dany’s dresses she has always worn quite feminine garments which I like. Now it just seems like all of the women should appear more like the warrior type of women.

      I agree with you there, Sansa’s pointed shoulder thing looks so weird, almost like she’s a samurai apprentice or something.
      I hope next season she wears a more feminine dress. I would love to see her in a beautiful white dress, since it’s also a Stark color. I’m tired of all the greys and blacks.

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    29. Boudica: honestly I don’t really like Dany’s new look, and Sansa as well. I wish their new dresses had a bit more femininity to them, especially Dany’s dresses she has always worn quite feminine garments which I like. Now it just seems like all of the women should appear more like the warrior type of women.

      I’ll assume she was asked to outfit the cast in a manner appropriate to the story direction. From the looks and sounds of it season 7 is going to be a season of war, as expected. Video game designers would have no problems putting a gown adorned Daenerys on top of a dragon and flying off to war. However, for this show they probably want her in something reasonable. 🙂

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    30. didi:
      Does anyone know what happened with April Ferry? I thought she was taking over. When she was announced as the new costume designer, it sounded as if Michelle Clapton was done with the show, but then she returned and apparently is now back full time. What’s the story here?

      Reading D&D’s own words back when April Ferry came on board, it definitely sounded like Michele Clapton was gone for good. This is what the guys said back then:

      There is so much left to do on the costume front, so many changes left for the characters and ground for them to cover, and we’re so grateful to have someone as brilliant as April on board to create the costumes that tell the story’s final chapters.

      In the meantime something obviously changed. I can think of a few reasons: D&D weren’t happy with Ferry’s work; or Ferry decided that this thing wasn’t what she was looking for; or maybe Clapton unexpectedly became available again. Who knows.

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    31. Clob: I don’t know if she was originally going to be done working on the show for good, but after she came back for the end part of season 6 I kept seeing she had only “partially stepped back” or away for the season.She did apparently have another project to work on during that time so perhaps she wanted a change of pace.I did see an interview from her when she said they requested her to return to work on clothing for the last couple episodes last season.That led me to believe that she hadn’t intended on returning for any of season 6.There’s a possibility that they weren’t completely impressed with Ferry’s efforts I suppose.There were some costumes I really liked, but when one pays special attention to the clothing you can see some ‘different’ choices.

      But that doesn’t really make much sense: I know Clapton is only credited in the last two episodes of the season, but remember that the episodes are NOT shot chronologically (in fact, Battle of the Bastards was mostly shot in September 2015, three months before the end of the shoot). So when did Clapton actually return to the show?

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    32. Boudica,

      Yeah, I’m not wild about some of the new wardrobe choices. My main complaint about the costuming in this show has typically been the tendency to shy away from bolder colour choices, and making everybody’s wardrobe black and grey to emphasize how Serious things are is kind of boring. April Ferry designed my favourite Sansa costume to date last year, the blue dress she wore from episode 605 onward. I was hoping that Dany’s Westeros costumes would have more red, as well.

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    33. Wow love Michelle Clapton, all her designs are absolutely stunning. I will miss the bright colours if i’m being honest but I understand with Winter here they want everyone to look harsher but please come on with Dany’s house colours red and black, we need to see her in a red dress at least once. I remember when she wore the blue one and people changed it to red and it looked absolutely beautiful.

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    34. oierem: But that doesn’t really make much sense: I know Clapton is only credited in the last two episodes of the season, but remember that the episodes are NOT shot chronologically

      I know – that’s what crossed my mind as well. I can only relay what I read that was said. D&D apparently said this last Summer:

      We were thrilled to have Michele Clapton back for both the ninth and 10th episodes of this season, and for season 7 and beyond. From the beginning, her brilliantly groundbreaking work has been so central to the look and feel of the show. Cersei’s costumes for the season 6 finale are the best we’ve ever had and we can’t wait to see what the incredibly talented Michele comes up with next year.

      http://screencrush.com/game-of-thrones-season-7-directors-alan-taylor/
      Sorry, I can’t find the article with a Clapton quote so I have to paraphrase. She said that D&D called her and requested her help on costuming for the final portions of season 6 and she said something like “I couldn’t say no.”

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    35. To be honest the outfit i’m looking most forward to is Jorah, his been wearing the same bloody thing since S2, from the filming pics thus site released his gonna wear at least two different black outfits and i’m so excited about that. I can’t wait for it.

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    36. Clob,
      … adding on after the super short editing period expired…
      When they say someone worked on the final two episodes or the ending of a season I suppose they don’t necessarily have to mean chronological either. The script is written and they have a general idea of what happens when, especially when it’s scenes for the last couple of episodes. So if Michele only worked on 9 & 10 it could be at any time during filming but specifically or mainly on scenes that are for those episodes.

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    37. Chymeria:
      What to make of those bulky costumes that looked like a mixture of small tree branches and straw? Any ideas?

      Perhaps it’s for Littlefinger, who will probably turn out to be a straw man this season:-) Seriously, there are production shots of characters Drogons sets on fire. Perhaps these are used in the FX for that. And the wight giants several people mentioned sound reasonable too.

      Inga:
      Boudica,

      And Jon was so earger to see someone in a silk dress… Sigh… Maybe, after the war…

      Sigh. I think he’s rather see Ygritte without one.

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    38. OT, sorry, but felt like sharing…

      I just hit my toolbar shortcut for (“GoT” Google News) like I do about twenty times every day and saw this article: http://variety.com/2017/tv/awards/sci-fi-newbies-westworld-stranger-things-hope-to-follow-in-game-of-thrones-epic-emmy-footsteps-1202452930/

      There’s no doubt HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has been a game-changer for TV. It has delivered record ratings for its network, blazed a trail for epic fantasy on the small screen and rewritten the conventional wisdom about how genre programming fares at the Emmys, breaking the record for most wins by a scripted show at last year’s ceremony.

      The success of “Thrones” has spurred just about every network to jump on the fantasy/sci-fi bandwagon in some way…

      There’s nothing written there or in the rest of the article that’s a surprise to any of us here. I just had a certain sense of pride for being one of the super-fans of the show (and the books) among all the rest of you super-fans here.

      It’s that pride and things like what’s written above that sometimes brings on a ‘bite’ when someone continually shits on the show or the writing. I realize there are always nitpickers but D&D have really been able to do something remarkable. Some think the quality has gone down after it moved past the books, or more specifically, past the Red Wedding (ignoring that the book quality did as well). However, in the face of that minority criticism the show has continued to grow in all facets of fandom, and perhaps more importantly, continue to earn high critical praise and even more awards. The steadiness in episode ratings throughout the series is truly a stamp of quality. Earning high 90’s or 9’s-plus in ratings for most episodes is rare, and to do it with a fantasy genre program at one time would have seemed impossible. (To this point I believe there’s only one “low” rated episode in the series, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” and that’s pretty much due to just that one scene.)

      So anyway, congrats to all the super-fans here for being so fortunate to be one for a program that has been such a “game changer.” 🙂

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    39. Inga:
      I wonder whether Sansa throwing a snowball is an actual shot or is it just Spophie habing fun? I would like Sansa to have a moment like this, but I’m affraid its not happening.

      And Sam looks very much like Kung-Fu Panda reaching for food – things you do to reach the necessary book! Oh, I can understand him so well!

      Anyway love this behind the scenes stuff much more than Sophie Turner’s interviews. I have noticed that they have reused/expanded some of the In Production Teaser shots and many other details (like a painter working on Cersei’s paited floor map) etc. Nothing too revealing though, except that there will be some major drama in the Crypts of Winterfell. We saw Jon and Littlefinger having a heated discussion there on the trailer and now Sansa looks to be joining them or maybe it will be another scene. Anyway, it’s gonna be be a lot action and I am really exited.

      Reminded me of her remembering Arya and Bran ganging up on her during a WF snowball fight.

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    40. BunBunStark: In the Tormund scene, Pod can be seen next to Brienne (finally a glimpse of Pod!) wearing a cloak. Everyone’s wearing cloaks this season, it seems.

      Pod got a fur cloak! Everyone got fur except Littlefinger.

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    41. Gina,

      I know, considering his gonna be fighting a Targaryen, he looks a bit much like them as that are their house colors while his are red and gold, Cersei is just digging pure black right now, no red to speak of on her.

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    42. Rob: Does anybody know who that green dress belongs to? Also, what army wears brown vests with green undershirts/suits???

      Olenna. Tyrell?

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    43. I love how Jon looks like he’s going on a solo journey to find himself. To enjoy life for once before he dies a true death.

      Sam is awfully close to some scrolls. Bet he swats one down trying to get that spider.

      Sophie looks beautiful.
      Where is all that red in Dany’s costume coming from? Looks fantastic.
      Arya looks to be on a solo journey herself.
      Love the floor map. Fantastic idea.
      Jaime looks like he’s about to do a jazz number.
      Mountain of armor.
      Liam acts more like a pirate than Davos. (I know he’s not a pirate. Still.)
      Tyrion is not wading in water.
      Littlefinger looks shook. Sansa didn’t sew him a fur cloak.
      Theon lookin’ healthy.
      Nice to see Rory happy & having fun.
      Who wears the blue and lavender gowns?
      That lion looks like a fool with a penis nose.

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    44. Mel,

      Right? I was suspicious last season with his black and red underclothes, but now the red just keeps getting more red.. wonder if this is a clue to where his loyalties will lie or a nod to a potential heritage theory?

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    45. All I got to say is HBO better keep this GoT team together for their spinoff.

      They have the perfect epic churning machine in place, just find the right story with the right driver and give them the keys to this beautifully talented Emmy winning machine.

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    46. ghost of winterfell,

      Leaks.

      We all do but I find it very strange for him to be around the edge of the cliff looking at dragons. I would expect Jon to be around Dragonstone castle, caves, stairs with other characters. Would Jon even interact with a dragon alone?

      Inga,
      ¨
      Leaks.

      Tyrion is walking around there because Dany flew away. It doesn’t really make much of sense. What he’d be doing at the edge of the cliff far away from the castle when he interacts with dragons elsewhere.

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    47. I have to say, that screenshot really does make it appear that Sam is levitating…

      Jaime’s jammies look downright modern. Put a mask on him and he could be a Dread Pirate Roberts.

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    48. Seems like Michele Clapton likes dressing Voldemort in all her sketches 😝 Those faces ahahaha … love the costumes though … now time to watch the vid

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    49. Sam is awfully close to some scrolls. Bet he swats one down trying to get that spider.

      It’s gonna be the GOT equivalent of Breaking Bad’s “Fly” episode. An entire 60 minutes dedicated to Sam & Gilly trying to get a spider the size of penny out of the library 😉

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    50. Geralt of Rivia,

      My guess is that Jon might share a scene with Tyrion on those clifs after

      Dany flies to the Field of Fire

      . Actually, both of them look equally depressed.
      I concur that those cliffs look to be quite far from the caste, but I guess booth Jon and Tyrion are supposed to like walking. Or maybe they will be mining dragonglass there. Anyway, it’s a majestic site which will look gorgeous on the screen and I won’t mind, if some scenes will be shot there instead of some indoor set, even if an indoor set made more sense.

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    51. Clob,

      Here here!!!!

      “(To this point I believe there’s only one “low” rated episode in the series, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” and that’s pretty much due to just that one scene.) ”

      Contrary to most, that is one of my favorite episodes.

      Are you referring to the Dorne scene that people don’t like (didn’t bother me) or the final scene?

      Also, with the 8.0/10 on imdb being the lowest, THAT says a lot! haha

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    52. Dee Stark: Are you referring to the Dorne scene that people don’t like (didn’t bother me) or the final scene?

      I was referring to the final Ramsay-Sansa-Theon scene. The fight scene in Dorne did garner quite a bit of disapproval though as well.

      I actually think it’s a pretty good episode too. Definitely not deserving of such an aberration in rating as far as I’m concerned. What was also surprising is that even on a GoT/ASoIaF site like Tower of the Hand with user voting rated it incredibly low. It’s currently the lowest rated episode on there by far with a 6.18.

      It has a bunch of good Arya content at the beginning with Jaqen testing her and the little girl that comes to the HoBaW / the post-stone men encounter conversations between Tyrion & Jorah about Jeor, Daenerys, then their capture by the slavers / a Cersei & Olenna chat that are always entertaining / the hearing and HS ‘arresting’ Margaery / (rather short Dorne “battle”) / then Sansa preparing for the wedding, the wedding and final scene.

      There’s not much bad enough in there to warrant such a low rating in comparison to other episodes besides the backlash over that final scene.

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    53. Clob,

      I had a feeling it was that.
      I still cannot believe that. Why does, for example, a massacre of a family, good people and an unborn baby get a 9.9/10 rating, but a beautifully shot, beautifully created scene like the wedding and post wedding cause such outrage. They are both violence in one way or another. I guess I don’t want to start this discussion AGAIN, but I don’t get it. Everyones entitled to their own opinions and likes and dislikes… too bad. I love that episode, and you named many reasons why its so good!

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    54. mau:
      Clob,

      Tower of the Hand is full of book purists.

      I understand that, and changing a character arc in such a drastic manner is a big reason for low votes there. Other big changes in the story haven’t earned such a major drop from usual range however. Still, it adheres to my initial point that I believe the low rating pretty much everywhere was due to that final scene.

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    55. mau,

      They both happened in the books, though. And both were altered for the screen in order to streamline the story. And oddly enough, in the books they both featured characters named Jeyne who were excised from the show!

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    56. Sundae:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      This is the only time I’ve seen a premiere mentioned, on July 12 in Los Angeles. You can of course never know about guests this far ahead, but from what I’ve seen they’re pretty reliable when it comes to dates. But if it is on this date, we’re bound for some official information soon.
      http://www.averagesocialite.com/2017/03/game-of-thrones-season-7-premiere-tba.html

      Thanks! Wow, only 4 days before the regular premiere? It’s usually weeks beforehand.

      Edit: And it’s on a Wednesday?

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    57. Jack Bauer 24: Thanks! Wow, only 4 days before the regular premiere? It’s usually weeks beforehand.

      Edit: And it’s on a Wednesday?

      What makes it strange? Because it’s midweek?

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    58. Arya’s Two S7 Costumes

      In the Entertainment Weekly preview photos, Arya models a spiffy new Stark-righteous outfit. The one in the wardrobe video, the trailer and elsewhere is relatively shabby, so the photos below must preview her adventures *before* she arrives at Winterfell. Her horse is the same throughout.

      Costume video closeup
      Costume video, horseback preview

      She wears it again in these photos—in the first one, the door and stone work behind her match the Crossroads Inn, which is located pretty far *south* of The Twins. So she does not go straight home after taking out the Freys—maybe she intends to pursue her Hit List.

      Outside the inn
      Seated at the inn

      Maybe Hot Pie (or The Hound, or even Mel) tells her some news that makes her decide to head back north.

      The next two photos offer only implied context. I “photoshopped” the first one, a screenshot extracted from the trailer, to enhance the sleeves. I’m convinced that they belong to Arya’s pre-Winterfell duds. Unless this scene occurs very soon after her family reunion, maybe she took a room at the inn.

      Looking for something?
      Yet another sunny day

      In the trailer sequences, she’s in snowy terrain for the first time. D&D would not include footage of only one person (no dialog) riding a horse in a forest unless it’s *important!* Has Nymeria followed her and ventured forward to warm up shivering Arya? Did she bring her a rabbit to roast? Why isn’t the horse nervous (because Nymera is post-production CGI)?

      OMG—’zat choo, Nymeria?

      What Hog Heaven if Ayra struts into Winterfell with her long-lost direwolf, last seen in the Riverlands back in Season One. Ideally, in the years since then she has raised some interesting she-pups to mate with Uncle Ghost?

      Entertainment Weekly photos of Arya’s post-Winterfell costume.

      Aria portrait
      Family portrait

      In these views, Arya still wears Needle on her right hip (she is left-handed)—plus Littlefinger’s Valyrian steel dagger on the other. I figure that LF retrieved in from the Tower of The Hand, where it was last seen, as soon a Ned landed in the dungeon. Did she kill him to get it?

      We had already seen The Hound traveling in snow. He witnessed the scene when LF held a (different) dagger to Ned’s throat back in Season 1 (“I did warn you not to trust me”), so he probably told the Starks about that double-cross. Besides, Arya knows that LF is a bad guy from her stint at Harrenhal as Tywin’s cup-bearer.

      If LF dies without an explanation satisfactory to House Arryn, The Vale may be alienated. LF controls Robin (his legal step-son), who still calls him “Uncle Petyr.” I would like to see Sansa cozy up to Lord Royce and Robin (marry him if necessary), confess that she lied about Lysa’s death and why, then personally shove him out the Moon Door.

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    59. Chymeria:
      What to make of those bulky costumes that looked like a mixture of small tree branches and straw? Any ideas?

      They’re giants.

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