More confirmation of Luke Roberts, Nathalie Emmanuel arrives in Peñíscola, and new set photos from Spain and Saintfield!

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Today we have new information regarding the Game of Thrones casting of Luke Roberts, and the filming of season 6 with new photos from Peñíscola and Saintfield.

Luke RobertsFirst up, there’s new information regarding the casting that came up yesterday, that of English actor Luke Roberts. With the casting of Robert Aramayo, it brought back the month-old rumor of Roberts joining the cast, since the two had reportedly been seen practicing a fight for GoT together, along with Eddie Eyre.

The new evidence today: Roberts’ longtime girlfriend, Sense8 actress Freema Agyeman, instagrammed two photos from Teruel, Spain, the town near the Tower of Joy set where the Game of Thrones crew are housed this week.

A nice evening out in Teruel, Spain. Bumped into Tinkerbell! ?

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Agyeman was also tweeting with Robert Aramayo and Eddie Eyre yesterday, making it seem more and more likely that the actress is in Teruel with her boyfriend for filming and has met his co-stars. (Editor’s note: We don’t believe Agyeman has a role on the show at this time though that would be amazing. -Sue the Fury)


 

In filming news, Nathalie Emmanuel has arrived in Spain. Earlier today, the 26-year old instagrammed a photo of the Peñíscola castle (please refer to Getty Images for comparison) with the hashtag #Ola. Emmanuel being in Peñíscola cements that the city is Meereen.

#ola   A photo posted by Nathalie Emmanuel (@nathalieemmanuel) on

TodoPeniscola has posted more photos from the set in Peñíscola as well. The Targaryen banners hanging from the ramparts in the first pic below also confirm speculation that Peñíscola is serving as Meereen.

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Meanwhile, in Saintfield, Northern Ireland, despite security’s best efforts …

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Belfast Live managed to take some set photos of costumed extras, Bolton shields and, possibly, the smoke/fog machine that’s been tweeted about.

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Update [ by Sue ]: New photos have just popped up, from a restaurant in Teruel, Spain.

Freema Agyeman, Luke Roberts, Eddie Eyre, and two other gentlemen in the first photo; the second photo shows Emilia Clarke, Michiel Huisman, Iain Glen, DB Weiss and David Benioff. It’s not clear if they’re posing with staff members, or what at this point. We’ll check this out further. Thanks Chantal for giving us the heads up on these!

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    1. Apologies if someone has already posited this theory: with all the faux grain sacks and faux piles of grain, it occurs to me that D&D could use starvation as the impetus for the Meereen uprising. Perhaps just a refugees causing shortages situation, or perhaps a blight or spoilage situation that Tyrion will have to deal with. Anyone think this theory has any merit, or just more tin foil?

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    2. Imagine if we got the

      battle of meereen aswell as whats going on in the north. Talk about an epic season. I read somewhere GRRM saying TWOW will open pretty early with both of these battles so if we getting it in episode 9 they cant be spoiling too much of Book6 with TWOW climax saved for s7….

      HOPEFULLY LOL

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    3. Luke Roberts can be anyone

      at ToJ. I’m going with a Kingsguard.

      Ashara D,

      Many here if not most suggested there’s an inside uprising rather than an outside attack, so that part is not new. Out of those who go with that idea I’ve only seen the Sons of Harpy part 2 scenario, but yours could work actually better since it’s something new, rather than recycle a previous season story. It could very well be, Lady D.

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    4. GOT in Teruel? Holy crap, that’s my father’s hometown! Had I known this I would have gone there for a week or two.

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    5. I think this picture pretty much confirm:

      Eyre as Ned ( his hair.., and i think they can use the face of sean bean on him like they did with lena last season)

      Luke Roberts as Arthur Dayne ( he has the perfect size, face. He is Dayne)

      Robert amayo as Howland reed ( he being with these two training fight and he looks so much like jojen…he is howland)

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    6. Ashara D:
      Apologies if someone has already posited this theory: with all the faux grain sacks and faux piles of grain, it occurs to me that D&D could use starvation as the impetus for the Meereen uprising. Perhaps just a refugees causing shortages situation, or perhaps a blight or spoilage situation that Tyrion will have to deal with. Anyone think this theory has any merit, or just more tin foil?

      I’d personally lean towards a siege of Mereen which would make the stockpiling of grain important and which could really challenge Tyrion’s (and maybe Vary’s?) administrative and governing skills if supplies run short and/or are somehow damaged or contaminated.

      Then again, that just might be my personal preference masquerading a prediction.

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    7. Welp, Freema and Luke are the best looking couple in all of creation. That would be so great if she made her way onto the show. Would love to see a companion enter the GoT world.

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    8. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      Really? Is it confirmed already or could someone actually see his face in that vid or pics? You’re not horsing around, are you?!

      Bah, I kind of hoped Eddie Eyre is

      Sword of the Morning.

      The looked quite perfect for that in that Achilles armor. But I suppose Luke is just as imposing when you put all that stuff on him and holds a sword (or two).

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    9. Nice to see Iain Glen.

      Could be Eddie Eyre Ned Stark? Luke Roberts Dayne and Robert looks like Jojen. Mihnea was quite possibly right all along.

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    10. darksianna:
      Tyrion Pimpslap,

      It’s just odd that they meet in Terouel while Natalie Emmanuel and Conleth Hill are already in Peñiscola. Geografically speaking is a bit weird

      No it’s not, Peñiscola is the next filming destination..

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    11. Let’s play a game shall we… I know S6 is still a long way off, but based off early information, let’s try to guess episode names.

      6×01 – Weirwood (I have no idea for this first ep)
      6×02 – The Drowned God (Balon death & Euron/Aeron intro make for apt title)
      6×03 – Vaes Dothrak (pretty self explanatory)
      6×04 – Dawn (both for AD and Jon’s resurrection as a new dawn)
      6×05 – Kingsmoot (I think it is most likely in this ep)
      6×06 – Faith (multiple meanings including Sept confrontation)
      6×07 – Cleganebowl (fan service, is probably my least likely)
      6×08 – Broken Men (with that potential speech, shivers)
      6×09 – A Time for Wolves (my personal favorite and perfect for what we know of this ep)
      6×10 – Sharp Blades (Many deaths, also a play on Bolton words with their fall)

      I’d love other thoughts and opinions, sound off below.

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    12. Erik,

      Erik:
      1. Hide the spoilers

      2.
      6×01 The Brothers
      6×02 Crow’s Eye / We Do Not Sow / The Bones of Nagga
      6×03 The Mother of Mountains
      6×04 Protector of the Realm / First in Battle
      6×05 The Seven
      6×06 The Sins of the Father
      6×07 The Dragon and the Crow / The Dragon and the Kraken
      6×08 The Lands of Always Winter
      6×09 Winds of Winter
      6×10 Now my Watch Begins

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    13. I think the tall bald guy is Schola Gladiatoria, he posts medieval weaponry history on youtube and is an instructor in various medeival fightingstyles.

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    14. Tywin of the Hill:
      GOT in Teruel? Holy crap, that’s my father’s hometown! Had I known this I would have gone there for a week or two.

      Oh wow. I would be cryin’ a river too. *hugs* Sorry you will miss any opportunity to see the actors or get an autograph….something. I guess your father isn’t into snooping for us. 😀

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    15. JCDavis,

      It’s true, though. It was quite noticeable, too. How did you not hear about the body double? And if you didn’t, how did you think they achieved it in the shots in which you could see Lena Headey’s face and a naked body?

      Ser Pounce,

      No one, sadly. She’s the girlfriend of one of the actors.

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    16. Colty,

      D&D are not going to hire a professional actor in order to copy paste Sean Bean’s head on him just because some fans have wild dreams. It is pretty clear what the trio represents. Luke for Arthur, Eddie for Ned and Robert for Reed. I think that is time to go on in our lives and create new speculations after this…

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    17. Ser Pounce: Forgive me if this is a ‘duh’ question but who is Freema Agyeman speculated to be playing?

      That’s why I stated Agyeman isn’t believed to be in the show. It’s her boyfriend on GoT, not her. 🙂

      Freema’s awesome and I throw a hearty side-eye at any Freema and Martha Jones haters.

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    18. Roberts looks a bit like David Wenham in that picture. Man, I wish they would grab David and or Craig Parker for a couple of roles in the show <3 Craig would be particularly awesome in the GOT verse.

      Freema in GOT at some point would be pretty awesome. I still think she was an incredible companion for The Doctor. She can pull of a really strong female character quite easily.

      And no…they aren't going to have Sean Bean as a young Ned fighting with a bunch of guys that are half his age or younger cast as his counterparts, CGI and make up or no. It would just look plain ridiculous. As much as I love Sean, I really hope they don't even try it. As I've said before, they have been amazing with the casting and will have picked someone that they know will do the characters just as much justice as Sean did.

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    19. Luka Nieto:
      JCDavis,

      It’s true, though. It was quite noticeable, too. How did you not hear about the body double? And if you didn’t, how did you think they achieved it in the shots in which you could see Lena Headey’s face and a naked body?

      Ser Pounce,

      No one, sadly. She’s the girlfriend of one of the actors.

      Oh you totally misunderstood. Of course I knew about the body double for Lena, I even voted for her. But this other poster said to do the same thing with Sean Beans face over the actor they have playing young Ned Stark and my reply was…no, just no.

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    20. Waaaay too early to predict names based on episode content, but I sincerely hope the first episode is titled Let the Man Be Born and that thing happens in it.

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    21. The casting of Robert Aramayo for Howland Reed should put to rest the Sean Bean as TOJ Ned speculation. No way could they pass as contemporaries. And no, I don’t think they would go to the trouble of digitally de-aging Bean’s face. The best we can hope for is that Eddie Eyre looks and sounds like Bean.

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    22. darksianna,

      Yeah, perhaps the two places are owned by the same people because I don’t know why she would have mentioned it if they weren’t. She’s definitely in Sagunto though because she geotagged her tweet.

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    23. Sue the Fury: That’s why I stated Agymyman isn’t believed to be in the show. It’s her boyfriend on GoT, not her.

      Freema’s awesome and I throw a hearty side-eye at any Freema and Martha Jones haters.

      Right back atcha. 😉

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    24. The Tattered Prince,

      Now my Watch begins? I hate to break it to man, but the Nights Watch is almost most definitely finished.

      I imagine the wildlings will probably take over their role at the Wall eventually.

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    25. The thing is Luke roberts looks like a perfect Arthur Dayne, and Robert Aramayo looks really good for a Howland Reed.

      But, Eddie Eyre dont have NOTHING of sean bean, in this picture actually he looks like a Blond wolwerine. I dont know how they will make him look at least similar at bean. Even the Kid who will play young Ned has more of Bean, the nose, the eye color, the tone skin…

      Someone good on Photoshop can take a Picture of Eddie and put the cloths and Ned s hair on him? =)

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    26. dothrakian raven:
      Colty,

      D&D are not going to hire a professional actor in order to copy paste Sean Bean’s head on him just because some fans have wild dreams. It is pretty clear what the trio represents. Luke for Arthur, Eddie for Ned and Robert for Reed. I think that is time to go on in our lives and create new speculations after this…

      I so agree. Sean Bean is a great actor, but I think we can safely say he is not coming back.

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    27. Ser Pounce:
      Forgive me if this is a ‘duh’ question but who is Freema Agyeman speculated to be playing?
      Meow? Meow!

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    28. Iain Glen just looks like he’s the nicest dude ever.

      I’m also now convinced Eddie Eyre is young Ned… and I’m OK with that! As much as I’d love to see him, dear Sean Bean is a bit long in the tooth. I’m just going to be optimistic Eddie can pull off the likeness.

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    29. The Tattered Prince,

      My guess at episode titles

      10. Wildfire
      9. A Time for Wolves
      8. The Stallion that Mounts the World
      7. Fire and Blood
      6. The Seven-Pointed Star
      5. Kingsmoot
      4. The Prince that was Promised
      3. Vaes Dothrak
      2. The Drowned God
      1. Brothers

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    30. JohnDoe,

      Maybe in the long run. But until Dany gets to Westeros the Nights Watch role will probably be filled by the Wildlings.

      They don’t have enough people to beat anyone on their side of the Wall so I worry about all the people who weren’t in on the Snow assassination. How pissed will the wildlings be about the death of Jon? He did save them.

      Hopefully Dolorious Edd will escape the mayhem unscathed, thats all I hope for.

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    31. Ashara D: with all the faux grain sacks and faux piles of grain, it occurs to me that D&D could use starvation as the impetus for the Meereen uprising. Perhaps just a refugees causing shortages situation, or perhaps a blight or spoilage situation that Tyrion will have to deal with.

      Looks like siege preparations.

      One of Roose Bolton’s 20 good leeches: Those are some huge pavise shields.

      I thought the same…big enough to protect Sansa with and then I remembered she escaped! BLAHAHA! Roose: You had ONE job!

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    32. HighGarden Harlot,

      Remember the title of the last episode, “The Mother’s Mercy”? Do you remember there being a lot of mercy in there, Mother’s or otherwise?

      George,

      “Fire and Blood” has already been used.

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    33. mariamb,

      Victarion Greyjoy? He is tall, strong and has kinda of a Greyjoy type. I know Kingsmoot was already filmed, but a fan can dream about one of his favorites characters been on the show…

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    34. I think Eddie Eyre looks enough like Sean Bean to pass for a 20-something Ned Stark. And Eyre and Sebastian Croft have similarities as well.

      Luke Roberts is perfect for Arthur Dayne.

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    35. Aaah…. in another world, Freema Agyeman would have had a wonderful role in this series.

      mariamb,
      Good find. I wonder who he is playing, if it’s a multi-episode role.

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    36. HighGarden Harlot,

      I thought it also kinda called back to a line from Season 2 where Cersei tells Sansa “the gods have no mercy, that’s why they’re gods.”

      Especially since what happens to Cersei is not exactly what I’d call “mercy.”

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    37. George,

      Sorry about messing up the spoiler coding, thought because it was predictions of episode titles like that it wouldn’t really be a spoiler, but I can see how I may have been wrong. But in response to George and the Tattered Prince’s episode title thoughts…

      I like the idea of episodes titled “Brother” and “Mother of Mountains” so I’d replace those and my new list would look something like this.

      6×01 – The Citadel
      6×02 – The Drowned God
      6×03 – Mother of Mountains
      6×04 – Dawn
      6×05 – The Seastone Chair (Like it better than Kingsmoot, less on the nose)
      6×06 – Faith or Weirwood
      6×07 – Broken Men
      6×08 – Brothers
      6×09 – A Time for Wolves
      6×10 – Sharp Blades

      The one I like the least, by far, is 6×06. Can’t seem to come up with a good title for it. Any ideas?

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    38. HighGarden Harlot,

      I know, what I meant is the irony of having an episode titled “Mother’s Mercy”, since that was obviously not a merciful story. So my title is also ironic because I think

      that’s when the Wall’s going to fall.

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    39. Everyone who is hesitant that Eyre could be Ned should google young Sean Bean. They aren’t identical, but the point is more that Bean himself has changed over the years. Don’t ask yourself if Eyre could grow up to look like Bean; ask yourself if he could play a young Bean in a Bean biopic.

      Nell Williams sorta looks like Lena Headey, and was brought that much closer with cosmetics, but truly sold young Cersei by capturing the exact attitude Lena brings to the character.

      Let’s just give Eyre that chance.

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    40. Luka Nieto,

      Yes absolutely. I didn’t see Spartacus: Vengeance but this guy had a serious athletic background as a rugby player before getting into acting. He has the intimidating physicality required for a khal.

      Found this:

      Joe played for GHA in 2004/05 before an ongoing knee injury forced his premature retirement. Joe had formerly played for the Canterbury Crusaders in the Super 12 before moving to Scotland to play for the Glasgow Warriors and latterly GHA.
      Joe returned to New Zealand where he found his way into acting and secured a starring role in popular New Zeland soap opera, Shortland Street. Joe also runs a successful personal training business in Auckland called Ludus Magnus.

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    41. The Varys crossbow episode will probably be titled "Lion in a Web" Or if they think that is too telling "Caught In A Web"

      Not sure how spoilers work. There is no spoilers button. Just a thing that says code…..or b-quote.

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    42. HighGarden Harlot,

      Place the spoiler remarks inside this short code:

      [ spoiler ] your spoiler comments [ / spoiler]
      Remove the extra spaces between the word spoiler and the brackets, and the front slash and brackets before publishing your comment.

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    43. HighGarden Harlot,

      I really like that idea for a

      Varys crossbow episode, it has to be something to do with spider. I like the idea of “Lion in a web” for the final episode. However, I am still unsure if that will even happen this season. I think it all depends on whether or not the Battle of Fire happens. If it does then surely Varys will be there supporting Tyrion. If the battle happens early then Varys could go to Westeros ahead of the rest of Dany’s crew. Otherwise, if it happens too late then I think the Varys murders are cut and given to someone else.

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    44. HighGarden Harlot,

      HighGarden Harlot: Now my Watch begins? I hate to break it to man, but the Nights Watch is almost most definitely finished.

      I imagine the wildlings will probably take over their role at the Wall eventually.

      I’ve always thought it would be a good place for the Unsullied after the various wars are over.

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    45. Eddie Eyre has absolutely no likeness to Sean Bean…none, zip, nada. Why are we certain Luke isnt playing Ned? Sorry if I missed this info somewhere.

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    46. Erik,

      Spoilers not working for me.

      SPOILERS BELOW

      spoiler I think Varys will definitely leave Tyrion early in the season. Maybe episode 4. I think he has to sow discord in Westeros before Dany gets there because otherwise Cersei will not have an opportunity to let loose and go nuts on the city as we all know she will do in TWOW. Alot of people think she will burn the city to the ground or attempt to. I don’ think that but I do think she will fuck things up even more badly with the Tyrells and the Faith before Dany even lands. The catalyst for this must be the bowing. Although instead of doing things right out of the book they may have the victim be Tommen himself. Thus making Varys the new Kingslayer.

      A cool play on words would be Lyin in A Web. Or Lie In A Web. 🙂 spoiler

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    47. Matt: I think Eddie Eyre looks enough like Sean Bean to pass for a 20-something Ned Stark. And Eyre and Sebastian Croft have similarities as well.

      Luke Roberts is perfect for Arthur Dayne.

      Right, and by the time they have wigs/hair, make up and their costumes on they’ll definitely look their parts 🙂

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    48. HighGarden Harlot:
      Erik,

      Spoilers not working for me.

      SPOILERS BELOW

      I think Varys will definitely leave Tyrion early in the season. Maybe episode 4. I think he has to sow discord in Westeros before Dany gets there because otherwise Cersei will not have an opportunity to let loose and go nuts on the city as we all know she will do in TWOW. Alot of people think she will burn the city to the ground or attempt to. I don’ think that but I do think she will fuck things up even more badly with the Tyrells and the Faith before Dany even lands.The catalyst for this must be the bowing. Although instead of doing things right out of the book they may have the victim be Tommen himself. Thus making Varys the new Kingslayer.

      A cool play on words would be Lyin in A Web. Or Lie In A Web.

      Perhaps this has already been asked/mentioned, but is there any wildfire left, or more being made in Kings Landing that could be used for a burning of the city during a Cersei rampage? I can’t remember if it was mentioned in the show.

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    49. I think Varys will definitely leave Tyrion early in the season. Maybe episode 4. I think he has to sow discord in Westeros before Dany gets there because otherwise Cersei will not have an opportunity to let loose and go nuts on the city as we all know she will do in TWOW. Alot of people think she will burn the city to the ground or attempt to. I don’ think that but I do think she will fuck things up even more badly with the Tyrells and the Faith before Dany even lands.The catalyst for this must be the bowing. Although instead of doing things right out of the book they may have the victim be Tommen himself. Thus making Varys the new Kingslayer.

      I dont think Cersie is gonna need any help causing chaos and sowing discord lol.

      I think Varys is where he needs to be (working for a Targ claimant to the Iron Throne ,just like in books) so dont see him heading back to Westeros until Dany FINALLY goes there.
      Kevan WILL die (and prolly very early in the season) and I am placing bets Littlefinger is the one to do it.

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    50. SciFiFantasyGirl,

      I dont think its been mentioned. But they could just shorten things up by having Qyburn make new caches of wild fire himself. Or just reintroduce the Pyromancers from season 2. I don’t know who would be doing the burning though. There is no reason for Lannister guards to do this. She could only hire sellswords.
      Although I do like the idea of Drogo flying over a ruined Red Keep which would be a version of Brans vision just with smoke and ashes everywhere. I can picture Dany entering the charred throne room and ordering the throne to be carried with her to her new seat……………..

      If Kings Landing Burns where do you think Dany will use has her operating base? I vote Oldtown. I know she will probably take Dragonstone first for historically sentimental reasons before she goes into the mainland but I don’t think you can rule from there. She has to go somewhere with a high population so people can spread the word. I think she will want to be seen as a savior who only burns her enemies and not the innocent by flying over the ancient city for adoring onlookers.
      It would be very monumental for the last dragon to land in the oldest city in Westeros and get the most populated region The Reach to back her as quickly as she can. Even if it’s only temporary until the war is over.

      EDit
      I forgot about The Hightowers. I guess she can give them Storms End in return?

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    51. selena,

      I actually think Cersei will be the one to kill Kevan in the show… but it certainly wouldn’t be out of character for Littlefinger to do it instead.

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    52. selena,

      Yes I know but Qyburns words made it seem like Cersei was going to be unleashing the Mountain on her enemies or at the very least continuing her war with her inlaws. The whole point of Kevans presence in Kings Landing is to restore order in the capital. I think we need to see a few episodes of Kevan in charge with Mace and Paxter and Randyl Tarly contradicting his every move before the bowing incident. There needs to be a notable calming of things before he is killed, They will probably include The Queen of Thorns in the small council to really drive home the Tyrell presence in the city.

      If Kevan is killed in episode 4 or 5 that would give Cersei the rest of the season to fuck shit up leading to Tommens death and still leave room for a burning and an exodus to Casterly Rock. It would be cool to see the Tyrells and the Lannisters forced in their neutral corners of High Garden and Casterly rock. Planning a war against each other when out of nowhere they each receive a letter informing them Dragonstone has been taken by Danaerys.

      I believe we will see Cersei roasted and torn apart by Drogon early in season 7 when Dany gives Tyrion the choice of her punishment for burning the capital.

      This will further make Dany look like a hero. In the end only her severed head will be left. On fire. Staring Tyrion in the face defiantly.

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    53. mau: No. TWOW will open with Stannis vs Boltons. We already saw that in S5.

      And we even read about how it ended in Dragons, even if many of us did not believe it at the time: and that “us” includes me!

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    54. Sue the Fury: That’s why I stated Agyeman isn’t believed to be in the show. It’s her boyfriend on GoT, not her.

      Freema’s awesome and I throw a hearty side-eye at any Freema and Martha Jones haters.

      Totally with you on that one !!!

      Would be so awesome if she ends up having a role ! I could see her as a Dothraki or a Meereenese !
      Not likely at all, but damn, wish they could enjoy the fact she’s there to give her at least a small appearance !

      EDIT : Oh, and totally unrelated… I think I have enough spoilers for the next season (though I wont be able not to look at those to come). But if there was one last we could get, I’d love to see a pic of Euron is full costume ! Daaamn, that would be awesome !

      The North Remembers… I remember when we got our first look at Pedro in Oberyn, that distant photo of him in armor on the duel plaza… two years already…

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    55. mau: No. TWOW will open with Stannis vs Boltons. We already saw that in S5.

      And we even read about how it ended in Dragons, even if many of us did not believe it at the time: and that “us” includes me!

      selena: I dont think Cersie is gonna need any help causing chaos and sowing discord lol.

      Indeed, I expect that she will herself remove some of the key obstacles in her way. Personally, I am betting that Lancel is going to die fighting for the Church in Cersei’s trial, and that this will lead to Kevan’s death. And the show has developed bad blood between Cersei and Pycelle, too: I wouldn’t be surprised if this gets Pycelle out of the way.

      After all: just because Show!Cersei is not quite the unthinking & unwitting vengence demon that Book!Cersei is, it is not like the isn’t on the unthinking & unwitting halves of the bell curves….

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    56. Sue the Fury: Freema’s awesome and I throw a hearty side-eye at any Freema and Martha Jones haters

      You are too lenient: I throw broad swords and axes at them. Then I roll a hand-grenade.

      (Martha might be my favorite of the NuWho sidekicks.)

      It would be awesome if they could land Agyeman on the show for a small role: but it’s hard to imagine what could be convenient given what it looks like they are filming.

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    57. I think TWOW Cersei will be more of a threat than most anticipate.

      Cersei was never overly intelligent, and is obviously too rash in her actions, though she always possessed a kind of cunning, especially pre-AFFC. The only reason AFFC/ADWD Cersei was the way she was was because GRRM was forced to make her almost laughably stupid after abandoning the 5 year gap.

      He had intended that she would slowly begger the realm in that 5 year period, gradually becoming more and more mentally unstable. However, by removing this, it became important that Cersei do this all over (likely) several months, becoming rapidly unhinged after the death of Joffrey.

      However, TWOW Cersei is largely where GRRM wanted her to be, and can hopefully be some form of threat again before inevitably sliding into madness.

      At least this is what I hope, as I think pre-AFFC Cersei was much more nuanced before George had to turn her into a witless villian. I do still like Cersei, though.

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    58. Wimsey: You are too lenient: I throw broad swords and axes at them.Then I roll a hand-grenade.

      (Martha might be my favorite of the NuWho sidekicks.)

      It would be awesome if they could land Agyeman on the show for a small role: but it’s hard to imagine what could be convenient given what it looks like they are filming.

      That’s why I’ve learned to move quickly.

      Although it would be pretty great to have a tiny little tardis trinket among the knick knacks for sale in a market in Braavos.

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    59. Hodor’s Bastard: riverlands

      Hasn’t GRRM already said that

      Jeyne Westerling

      is in the first chapter of tWoW, leading people to speculate we’ll get our first chapter from

      Casterly Rock?

      I thought I heard that in the last year or so…

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    60. Laura,

      I was waiting for someone to correct me on that. 🙂

      I have always thought that JW’s prologue will take place somewhere between the Riverlands and CR, which hopefully will tie into other ongoing activities near the Twins and RR. I am very concerned about this opening though…given what happened to Talisa.

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    61. OT: Well…now we know what Anne Groell has been working on feverishly these past few months! A GoT Coloring Book! Yay! Just what I was hoping for as winter approaches!

      Two words for October: The Leftovers.

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    62. Hodor’s Bastard:
      OT: Well…now we know what Anne Groell has been working on feverishly these past few months! A GoT Coloring Book! Yay!Just what I was hoping for as winter approaches!

      Two words for October: The Leftovers.

      I’ve had all of my red pencil crayons sharpened in anticipation!

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    63. Pigeon,

      🙂 Yeah…you may need to stock up on red pencils and crayons for this one. Frankly, just slather the whole thing with red paint. No need to worry about staying within the lines.

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    64. I keep staring at that Peniscola photo with the Targaryen banners, trying to puzzle out what those contraptions atop the battlements are. They appear to be spinning or weaving equipment of some sort, and that’s jogging a vague memory of some sort of intrigue involving a weavers’ guild in Meereen. I can’t recall the details – something like a popular weaver being murdered by the SoH?

      Anyway, what’s especially curious about that setup is that the yarn seems to be strung up continuously along quite a few of the contraptions, like a ropewalk – as if somebody were trying to make a really long length of cord. And that gets me wondering if Tyrion has come up with some sort of ingenious brainwave for the defense of the city, analogous to the submerged chain across the Blackwater that never made it into the TV show. Or is there some more mundane explanation?

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    65. Is Sense8 any good? It’s in my Netflix queue but I’ve been burned by the Wachowski’s so many times (Jupiter Ascending is the worst movie of the year, hands down), I hesitate to give them another minute of my time.

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    66. Ravyn: Sense8

      Jury’s still out. Saw the first episode and I’m trying to find time to binge the rest. I’m giving it a chance because of JM Straczynski (of B5 fame).

      Binge Mr. Robot if you haven’t already. TV options are good this year.

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    67. That Dragons and Direwolves guy spotted Peter Dinklage and Conleth Hill in Peniscola.

      I’m laughing at Benioff’s unamused expression in the Rufino restaurant picture posted. He’s all “This is going on Facebook, isn’t it? FUCK. It’s definitely going on Facebook.”

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    68. Ravyn,

      Personally I thought Sense8 was terrible…
      That said, I have a number friends who liked it. Half of them liked the LGBT themes so much they could ignore the bad acting and writing etc. The other half like anything Sci-Fi no matter the quality…. Both of which are not exactly strong endorsements in my book…

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    69. M,

      Seriously! XD
      This production season the fandom has really stepped up their ninja spy game! Seems like anything not filmed inside a studio has been leaked! XD

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    70. Hodor’s Bastard,

      I think Mr Robot was the biggest surprise of the year for me!
      I had rather low expectations going in since every Christian Slater project after Heathers has been mediocre at best, but the series is very well done! A very original story told from a unique POV using a style you don’t normally find on TV.

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    71. I dunno about the rest of you, but I find myself actually enjoying other TV shows less because of Game of Thrones! GoT is now the golden standard I hold every TV show I watch to… and pretty much everything comes up short. Even the shows I do enjoy feel like they’re just there to tide me over until the next season of GoT comes on.

      Somebody help me!

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    72. Darquemode,

      I think the Wachowski’s commitment to a multicultural, sexually egalitarian world is one of the few things I appreciate about their work of late. Unfortunately, that’s not a story, and it’s not really a character.

      I’d love to binge Mr. Robot, but as a chord cutter, I only have Netflix and HBO NOW, so unless it pops up there, I’m out of luck.

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    73. Ravyn,

      Agreed on the Wachowskis…
      They have their merits, but their style and writing leaves me wanting most of the time. I can see why others do like them though….

      I’m sure Mr Robot will be coming to Netflix soon-ish. I think they are pretty good about getting USA Network series as I recall…

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    74. Ravyn,

      I loved the costuming and set design/CG on Jupiter Ascending, and Sean Bean was great, but some of the scenes went on wayyyyyy too long (you shouldn’t yawn during a chase scene), and they made Channing Tatum distractingly odd looking.

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    75. I have to say guys, I really can’t see Eddie Eyre playing Ned at all. Looks aside (because whilst he doesn’t resemble a young Sean Bean, neither does Luke Roberts), my reasoning is Eddies already established skill as a swordsman. The guy in the leaked video (we assume is playing Arthur Dayne) is a vastly superior swordsman in the clip, just as AD is superior to Ned with a sword. So it’s logical to me that EE is AD and SR is possibly Ned. I’d love to see Sean Bean return as young Ned as it’d be the best way to get the audience engaged in the fight and for them to understand what’s actually going on, and quickly. As I said in another thread SB looks 15 years younger now than he did in S1 so with some lighting, make up and no beard they could pull it off.

      However I’ve accepted that he’s not signed up and have faith that producers know what they’re doing and will pull this off splendidly.

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    76. Ravyn:
      Is Sense8 any good? It’s in my Netflix queue but I’ve been burned by the Wachowski’s so many times (Jupiter Ascending is the worst movie of the year, hands down), I hesitate to give them another minute of my time.

      I liked it very much but it needs 3-5 episodes to really find its footing.

      The editing and cinematography was great and in the end I really liked every character which is an accomplishment with a cast that big. It does have some/many cheesy lines (the character arcs are imo well written).

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    77. Aguero:
      I think this picture pretty much confirm:

      Eyre as Ned ( his hair.., and i think they can use the face of sean bean on him like they did with lena last season)

      Luke Roberts as Arthur Dayne ( he has the perfect size, face. He is Dayne)

      Robert amayo as Howland reed ( he being with these two training fight and he looks so much like jojen…he is howland)

      There’s no real merit for it. They used Lena’s face because she did the walk, in costume. Then her double did it nude. That’s how they matched movements. Bean would have to be there for them to use his face, and if he was there then they’d most likely just use him.

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    78. The first photo shown of Eddie Erye must have been taken a few years ago. He doesn’t look like that now.
      He’s also not very tall. How tall is Sean Bean?
      Having said all that I do think that’s who he’s playing.

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    79. I really don’t get how some people seem to be excited by the prospect of a siege or a battle in Meereen. I thought the Harpy uprising at the end of season 5 was meant to be a simplification of the Battle of Meereen in the books. I thought it would wrap business up in Meereen so that Dany could finally get her arse over to Westeros at the very start of season 6.

      There’s literally nothing they can do in Meereen now that will be of any interest to me. It is all just postponing the inevitable: Dany invades Westeros. What is good about having an extra season if all it means is that Dany will be in Meereen for another whole season?

      It’s beyond a joke now. Honestly, if you’d told me when I watched Dany’s dragons hatching back in S1 e10 that they’d still be doing fuck all over in Essos for most if not all of season 6 – season 6, people! – I would … I … I don’t know what I would have done. But it really is the fundamental flaw in an otherwise fantastic story.

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    80. Eddie Eyre might be able to pull it off if the costuming is done right plus the dub over his voice with Sean Beans

      Would prefer Sean Bean with younger looking makeup though

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    81. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      Tyrion Pimpslap:
      Call me crazy, but I think the taller older gentleman in the picture with Luke Roberts and Eddie Eyre could be the actor for Gerold Hightower.

      In this pic, we see an actor in the Targaryen KG armor standing off to the side:http://watchersonthewall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/33.jpg

      He looks taller and older than Luke Roberts, as well as having lighter hair, so I doubt he is a stunt double.

      I think you’re right. The guy in the middle is apparently the restaurant owner. I doubt that there would be some random customer in that pic as well.

      Does anyone recognize him?

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    82. A flayed man none,

      Good eye, I noticed something also, the fighter with the sword and shield on the right, he has the same hair as Eddie Eyre, perhaps Ed is as the casting states Ser Hunrith and is one of Ned’s companions, but has speaking lines.

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    83. Monkey-Man: I … I don’t know what I would have done. But it really is the fundamental flaw in an otherwise fantastic story.

      Ah, but the last word is key: story. Daeny has undergone a lot of evolution while in Essos, and this evolution of her character is almost certainly going to be vital to the decisions she makes once she gets back to Westeros. Without showing us how Thrones Daeny evolves into Winter/Spring Daeny, where is the story?

      This is why I always harp on people to focus less on plot and more on story. It’s not about getting Daeny as many soldiers and weapons as possible, and getting her back to Westeros as quickly as possible. Ditto that for Jon or Tyrion (or Arya or Bran or Sansa). It’s about shaping the people who are going to do {FILL IN THE BLANK HERE SOMETIME SOON, GEORGE} once they realize what the White Walkers, R’hllor, etc., really mean(s).

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    84. Robb Snow: I dunno about the rest of you, but I find myself actually enjoying other TV shows less because of Game of Thrones!

      What I have found over the years is that I like less and less “non-arc” TV shows. Hodor’s Bastard mentioned Babylon 5: that and a small number of shows in the 1990’s were the progenitors of this, where stories were told in seasons rather than in episodes.

      That written, it has become pretty commonplace now for TV shows to have arcs of some sort. In a big way, the soap operas won the battle of basic TV formats.

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    85. Here is where Sean Bean was three days ago and what he was doing:

      http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/interview-sean-bean-martian/

      Kinda of hard for the man to be filming GoT in Spain when he is still clearly on the road promoting his latest movie.

      and this:

      http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/legends-sean-bean-returns-season-two-tnt-series-38261/

      Next month his season two of this series will be back on the tube, when I expect we will see him hawking this show.

      As stated before, he is also slated to start production on a movie being released in April 2016 about the life of Jesus in Egypt.

      How can anyone still think that he is also magically transported to Spain over the last four days shooting these ToJ scenes? It boggles the brain.

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    86. JCDavis: How can anyone still think that he is also magically transported to Spain over the last four days shooting these ToJ scenes? It boggles the brain.

      but…. but… that guy look JUST like Sean Bean! He had two arms and two legs! He had a head! With hair on top and on his face?!?! IDENTICAL, I say!!!!

      😀

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    87. Monkey-Man,

      Yeeeeeah, no. The whole point of Meereen, as has been stated at least a couple times on the show, is to prepare Dany as a ruler of SEVEN FOOKING REALMS. If she can’t handle one big city, invading Westeros and subsequently ruling Westeros would not work, in Dany’s opinion. That’s the logic behind why she stays in Meereen. Sure you could argue it doesn’t matter, just invade and worry about ruling later – but that’s not the choice the character made. If you can’t understand that logic, get over it!

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    88. Monkey-Man:
      I really don’t get how some people seem to be excited by the prospect of a siege or a battle in Meereen. I thought the Harpy uprising at the end of season 5 was meant to be a simplification of the Battle of Meereen in the books. I thought it would wrap business up in Meereen so that Dany could finally get her arse over to Westeros at the very start of season 6.

      There’s literally nothing they can do in Meereen now that will be of any interest to me. It is all just postponing the inevitable: Dany invades Westeros. What is good about having an extra season if all it means is that Dany will be in Meereen for another whole season?

      It’s beyond a joke now. Honestly, if you’d told me when I watched Dany’s dragons hatching back in S1 e10 that they’d still be doing fuck all over in Essos for most if not all of season 6 – season 6, people! – I would … I … I don’t know what I would have done. But it really is the fundamental flaw in an otherwise fantastic story.

      I think they’re still in stall mode. Waiting for the story to develop in Westeros. I think Dany will arrive in Westeros after the WW have breached the Wall and Cersei has torched Kings Landing.

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    89. Ashara D,

      I don’t think so. If I were going to snap a picture of the actors from my favorite show, I wouldn’t want to get the restaurant owner in it as well. Besides, these were posted together by the owner of the restaurant, so it’s not like it came from some random guest.

      The fact that the guy is there on the outside, and not up close with the guy in the center makes me think he’s there with them, not there for him.

      Unless he’s the waiter, and he doesn’t seemed dressed for it.

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    90. JCDavis:
      How can anyone still think that he is also magically transported to Spain over the last four days shooting these ToJ scenes?It boggles the brain.

      You know that they do promotional interviews in advance of publishing them, don’t you? Just because this was published 3 days ago doesn’t mean it occurred 3 days ago.

      Try not to let your mind be too boggled.

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    91. None of these give any confirmation as to Sean’s exact whereabouts over the past few days though. Just because an interview is published on Tuesday (for example) doesn’t mean that he was physically being interviewed that day (or the day before).

      These promotional stints involve actors sitting in a hotel room for 1-2 days literally working their way through a series of tedious interviews (all of which ask the same questions). These are then published at some stage later on. This really proves nothing.

      I should add that I don’t believe that Sean Bean has been filming as much as I’d like to see that (so I’m not deluding myself here) . But his response to a recent journalist at the red carpet was enough to convince me of that.

      JCDavis:
      Here is where Sean Bean was three days ago and what he was doing:

      http://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/interview-sean-bean-martian/

      Kinda of hard for the man to be filming GoT in Spain when he is still clearly on the road promoting his latest movie.

      and this:

      http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/legends-sean-bean-returns-season-two-tnt-series-38261/

      Next month his season two of this series will be back on the tube, when I expect we will see him hawking this show.

      As stated before, he is also slated to start production on a movie being released in April 2016 about the life of Jesus in Egypt.

      How can anyone still think that he is also magically transported to Spain over the last four days shooting these ToJ scenes?It boggles the brain.

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    92. Matt: If she can’t handle one big city, invading Westeros and subsequently ruling Westeros would not work, in Dany’s opinion.

      It’s not like Dany has had several years to study Westeros and make “deals/house alliances” before she invades, like Aegon I did a few centuries back from Dragonstone. She really isn’t learning about Westeros at all, other than through stories and anecdotes. Dany will definitely need some good advisors in her pocket who prep her arrival and “pave the way” (so to speak). Plus, she doesn’t have a home base established near Westeros (like Dragonstone), which will be problematic. Nor does she have a significant advantage with Dothraki & UnSullied armies, who may be like fish out of water in a colder Westeros. Furthermore, it will be much more difficult for Dany to dominate Westeros in “current” times because the kingdoms have more advanced and organized navies and armies, and D, R, V are no Balerion, Vhagar and Meraxes…yet.

      Then again, after the Wot5K trauma, maybe Westeros is ripe for new leadership (after Joff/Tommen, maybe a return to Targ leadership will be viewed favorably by the people/houses). Maybe the invasion won’t be as destructive or harrowing as the Wot5K. Also, a Dorne alliance/agreement will definitely be a key factor, as well.

      This is why I love the Griff stuff…it is basically a trial run for Dany’s subsequent invasion, which we/she can learn from if she decides that is the course of action she wants. I am assuming that she will arrive in the thick of “approaching winter” with the WW threat looming, so she may actually be quite distracted initially and join with her nephew (?) in saving Westeros from the coming Long Night.

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    93. Hodor’s Bastard,

      Ugh, me too. Idk about you, but I think I’m one of the few who still wants them and believes there’s a way to introduce that subplot into the show. Just introduce them post-secret invasion. I think it could work and would be a great twist to Dany’s invasion story and would make Dorne more interesting and make the Stormlands important again.

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    94. Offtopic but this just appeared on my newsfeed via a relative: http://mashable.com/2015/10/02/maisie-williams-jon-snow-fate/#AXwziWiBXkq_

      I know we have pretty much debunked this and Maisie is clearly lying. The question is she just being a Troll, speaking literally because he is in fact “dead” or is she playing a role for HBO to countermand the recent evidence to the general public so it will be dismissed as fandom nonsense?

      HBO just had no strategy for this at all. I mean did they really think that people wouldn’t try to find out?

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    95. Hate to keep nagging on this point but from a purely westeros line of thinking…..Luke Roberts resembles a Northerner more than Eddie Eyre.And the description of Arthur Dayne and the Daynes in general (brash, confident, striking in looks) seems to slightly favor Eddie over Luke.

      Then again, maybe they are both playing Stark companions LOL I like Snow, know nothing.

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    96. Joshua Atreides:
      Offtopic but this just appeared on my newsfeed via a relative: http://mashable.com/2015/10/02/maisie-williams-jon-snow-fate/#AXwziWiBXkq_

      I know we have pretty much debunked this and Maisie is clearly lying. The question is she just being a Troll, speaking literally because he is in fact “dead” or is she playing a role for HBO to countermand the recent evidence to the general public so it will be dismissed as fandom nonsense?

      HBO just had no strategy for this at all. I mean did they really think that people wouldn’t try to find out?

      people just arent asking the right question lol . Jon IS dead, we all saw him die.
      The RIGHT question that is either not being asked (or is not answered) “Is Jon STAYING dead”

      and we got our answer to that one a few days ago 😀

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    97. Monkey-Man: It’s beyond a joke now. Honestly, if you’d told me when I watched Dany’s dragons hatching back in S1 e10 that they’d still be doing fuck all over in Essos for most if not all of season 6 – season 6, people! – I would … I … I don’t know what I would have done. But it really is the fundamental flaw in an otherwise fantastic story.

      My guess is that you’re not a book reader….every time I got to a “Dany” chapter, I’m pretty sure I gave an audible “ugh” and trudged on as quickly as I could. Some people can justify it, but her stuff bored the Hell out of me while reading. Amelia’s GoT character has held more interest for me, but her journey remains pretty brutal for me to get through. I’m hoping the payoff is well worth the wait.

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    98. Joshua Atreides,

      I think if people asked the right questions, we wouldn’t be getting these answers. Jon clearly died, but the question should have been if he was was staying that way.

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    99. wanderer,

      Luke Roberts doesn’t look striking to you? I think the looks of all three actors supports who I think is playing who but even age-wise it makes complete sense.

      Roberts – 37 yrs old = Dayne – prob in his 30’s
      Eyre – 27ish I beleive = Ned – 20-something
      Aramayo – 26ish = Howland 20-something

      It’s a no-brainer to me.

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    100. This sneaking into the production has to stop!
      It is a hassle and distraction for the crew. effort and money has to come from elsewhere to control weirdos who dont have anything else to do from getting in the middle of things. You are hurting the shows quality by these stupid behavior.

      If you really are a fan of the show let them do their thing in peace and with focus on just the technical aspects of production. Go do sth useful with your life and then come April watch the finished product…

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    101. JCDavis,

      All Sean Bean’s interviews that have been released online or tv were recorded at either the premiere on the 24th or at TIFF (read the article, it was recorded at TIFF) which was over a week earlier. There have been no sightings posted online in the last week of Sean.

      On another note, I don’t believe Nina has ever misdirected us concerning an actor’s role, either the character is not named or named. Thereby Eddie Eyre could actually be Ser Hunwirth, but you say there is none, Ned’s companions were never given names outside of Reed. If the role requires some lines, they will give the character a name usually. Furthermore at the time I watched the first leaked video, I had no inkling Eddie had longer hair, but if you look at one pic, you can clearly see a fighter between Ned and the camera with the same length and color hair as Eddie. Just food for thought.

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    102. Why is Aramayo assumed to be HR? He looks like Ned! Or is that just me? I know nothing, just wondering if there is something more definitive I haven’t heard.

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    103. Hodor’s Bastard,

      Didn’t GRRM say that JW wouldn’t be the PoV character in the prologue, just that she would be there? Not that it matters much: it sort of staggers credulity to think that she could be too relevant to the future plot.

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    104. Matt,

      Well put it this way. If the show was only about Dany’s storyline, would I find it interesting? Would I even bother to watch it? No.

      Her season 1 storyline was great, but since then it’s been pretty tedious stuff. ASOIAF is the story of Westeros. I care about what happens next in Westeros. Given that we all know that Dany is going to return to Westeros, anything that happens in Essos has no great bearing on the main story. It is a dramatic black hole. There is no possibility for meaningful change there, because Dany is protected by the necessities of the plot, i.e. to get her back to Westeros.

      Yes, Dany’s character is being slowly shaped by what she does there but that could have been handled for more quickly and deftly. Ultimately her story is interesting only in so far as it relates to Westeros. So to have her so isolated from all the other characters we care about for such a long time is poor narrative structuring. You can prattle on about how important it is that she’s finding herself in Essos, but we’d all be enjoying the whole thing a lot more if she was already in Westeros.

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    105. Wimsey,

      Honestly, I wouldn’t expect JW to be the focus, but one never knows. Who would have predicted a prologue about Pate and our favorite FM, or Varamyr Sixskins?

      For what it’s worth, I think the Westerling/Spicer bunch will have an impromptu and volatile meeting with the BF, or maybe another party with a bone to pick with the cursed widow of the king in the north.

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