“The Game Revealed” documentary series ends as it delves into Game of Thrones season finale — watch two clips!

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The Game Revealed was a new feature for season six that HBO released on Youtube after each new episode aired. For season seven, we thought they had decided to forgo this rather wonderful documentary-style series, but after the entire season aired it was announced the series would return weekly on HBO’s online services. These last six weeks, we have brought you the clips HBO made available, and today we bring you the last two, as the series closes with an inside look at “The Dragon and the Wolf.”

The first clip focuses on the wight presented to Cersei at the dragonpit, which was quite a production challenge. As director Jeremy Podeswa put it, “one wight is way more complicated than ten thousand, because you’re dealing with a wight with a lot of detail.”

Nerdist exclusively revealed this second clip, showing co-showrunner and co-writer David Benioff, director Jeremy Podeswa, and cast members Aidan Gillen, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead Wright discuss Littlefinger’s iconic death scene:

You can find the entire episode on HBO if you are a subscriber. For those of us who have been following the documentary series, or at least these clips, the experience has been kind of an extension of season seven — as long as this was airing, the season wasn’t entirely over. Sadly, now it is truly over … but don’t fret, because filming begins next week, and we aim to make this off-season almost as exciting as the season itself!

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    1. I loved the comment that Aiden always thought LF was a good character, and maisie says thats why you play him so well, you think that whatever LF does must be good and justifiable (or words to that effect). Thats a great actor moment when you see something in your character that you never noticed before, and a great interaction between actors!

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    2. Can anyone explain to me why Tyrion thinks it’s ‘not good’ that Dany and Jon hooked up? Maybe he loves Dany but Tyrion is a realist and knows that a marriage between these two would be good for the realm. Not really sure why he’s weirded out by that. He doesn’t know they are related does he?

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    3. What’s up with Sansa’s hair at 0:40 in the second video? Are those some kind of braid protectors?

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    4. Oh Aidan. I hope we see your ‘face’ again. 😊

      The actor who played Ser Wight should get a special Emmy for being the only character in the show to truly terrify Cersei. 👍👍👍

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    5. Cersei’s Brain:
      mau,

      Really – you think that Tyrion Lannister, of all people, thinks that?Especially when there’s political gains?

      Every time i see that quote i think wait… can you explain why this is bad?

      Literally you had her give up Daario to open up room for a marriage alliance. She fell in love with the best possible marriage alliance by cure coincidence. Stop standing in the hall way like a creep and finish your work and get them married.

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    6. House Monty,

      IMO, Tyrion is simply unwilling to lose his grip on Dany. Whatever he sais about beleiving in her, this is a belief a mentor has in a capable child: he sees her as someone who has got a big potential but who must be controlled and checked 24/7. But Dany is not a child – she is a grown-up woman capable of making her own decisions (even if not all of them are right) and she doesn’t need a supervisor: she simply needs a man with whom she could share the burden of ruling and now she has finally found one. So, Tyrion is being replaced and he doesn’t like that, especially because Jon is’t a boy anymore too: he also makes his own decisions and, though he respects Tyrion, there is no way for Tyrion to make him his puppet. Therefore Tyrion feels himself kind of redundant next to this young power couple and that makes him depressed.

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    7. Pigeon:

      The actor who played Ser Wight should get a special Emmy for being the only character in the show to truly terrify Cersei. 👍👍👍

      I nominated him for Best Guest Actor (WoW Awards preliminary round). He truly terrified Cersei, and also scared the sh*t out of me when he came screeching out of the box.
      His scenes as Sandor’s punching bag were excellent too, though all actresses and actors seem to up their game when sharing the screen with Rory McCann.

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    8. Pigeon,

      Michael Byrch is the stunt performer/actor who played Ser Wight. It’s only right that I identify him by name: from that video it looks like he took a real beating, getting yanked all over the place.

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    9. Ten Bears:
      Pigeon,

      Michael Byrch is the stunt performer/actor who played Ser Wight. It’s only right that I identify him by name: from that video it looks like he took a real beating, getting yanked all over the place.

      “Ok Rory, there’s an undead Wight coming straight for you!”

      Rory: “No it’s not, that’s Michael.”

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    10. That scene with the wight was so scary, it seemed so real. (And I loved how even Cersei was ruffled and we got to see something besides her smirk or haughty expression.) Therefore it’s nice to see a glimpse of how it was done.

      It was just a stuntman wearing lots of prosthetics and a silly green leotard with “rotting flesh” attached. To (mis)quote a Roryism, director says “he’s a wight” and Rory goes “No he’s not, his name is Michael”.

      BTW, I wasn’t alone in feeling some compassion for the wight. I remember after the episode there were others. This is what happens when the wights aren’t just a horde but one is singled out and given his own “story”. Captured, chained, imprisoned in a crate, not too gently babysat by Sandor, exhibited as a freak for political purposes… He never asked to be a wight, never wanted it. He was probably a brave, decent man before he was killed and wightified. OK, now I’m almost crying over his tragedy.

      This feeling of compassion was fuelled by the post-episode BTS clip, which had a quick cut of Michael Byrch, who played the wight, between takes sitting on the ground and looking around, looking weary. I just wanted to hug him, lol!

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    11. talvikorppi: He never asked to be a wight, never wanted it. He was probably a brave, decent man before he was killed and wightified.

      This is a really good observation. At some point, we may get to see an actual, known character who’s now a wight. Doesn’t really matter who it is*. It’ll be more difficult to get the same sense of triumph when he’s put down.
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      * I’d make an exception if it were Petyr Baelish.

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    12. zandru,

      Ugh, I know. Any of our remaining named characters becoming wights is going to be heart-wrenching. And I think that is quite possible, even probable. Aaargh. And then our other named characters have to kill them for a final death, it’s going to be so unspeakably sad and necessary, it’ll break my heart.

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    13. zandru,

      I think it’s a virtual certainty one of our “beloved” characters gets wightened.

      I also (tinfoil ahead) suspect one might volunteer for the Benjen treatment, if they figure out how the Children did it. (Hey Bran. Can you download the Instructions?)

      I do want to see Karsi again….

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