Game of Thrones breaks viewership record once again with episode 705

I say cheers to that, Varys!

I say cheers to that, Varys!

The Game of Thrones viewership numbers are still going up, this is truly a record season, as more and more people seem to be catching up. ShowBuzzDaily reports the numbers this week to stand at a record high 10.72 million people who watched the initial airing on Sunday, which is more than half a million over the previous record set just last week.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 “Eastwatch” Written Recap/Review Round-Up

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No ifs, ands, or buts about it, there are some truly heinous things going on in America right now. There are two things upon which we can all (hopefully) agree:

  1. Nazis – we hate these guys.
  2. Game of Thrones is the only thing that will unite the realm, and lead us through the long night, guarding the realms of men.

Naturally you started smiling again because you read over Oz’s wonderfully eye-opening recap, and reveled in his hatred of all things Lord ‘Dirtball.’ And while Sue was taking a break, you thought you’d check in on my recap.

But let’s be real – you came here because you don’t have time to read 600 other reviews. Never fear – I live for this stuff. Here we go…

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Game of Thrones Post-Mortem of “Eastwatch”

Dickon Randyll Tarly Eastwatch

We may not have seen much of the titular location in last night’s Game of Thrones episode, “Eastwatch,” but we did see Drogon taking a shine to Jon, Littlefinger sowing more chaos, and reunions galore – not to mention the return of a fan favorite character, Gendry. Tough choices were made as Daenerys burned the Tarlys, Tyrion sought out his brother for help, Sam left the Citadel, and Jon recruited help for a dangerous excursion beyond the Wall. It’s time to swim like Bronn and Jaime through the depths of interviews and videos, so let’s dive in!

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Unsullied Recap, Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5: Eastwatch

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Spoiler note: The discussion in this post is primarily for non-book readers (book fans can discuss the show-only here). We ask that all Sullied book-readers refrain from posting any mentions/references to the books in the comments here, veiled or otherwise. No spoilers, at all! This show is best viewed without knowing all the surprises beforehand or afterwards, so please be respectful of your fellow fans. Thank you!

There are times in your life when you take moments to reflect on the past, the decisions you’ve made, where you currently stand, experiences you’ve had, etc.

Eastwatch made me ponder my experiences as it relates to entertainment.  This show has ruined me. If there is anything that ever engages me more than Game of Thrones, it is something that at this moment, my mind simply cannot comprehend.

Eastwatch gave us possibly the best buildup to the upcoming war that could have ever been asked for. Join me, for we are witnessing something historic. Winter is here, and the Game is on…

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Kit Harington on ‘setting the template’ for season 8 and growing up with Jon Snow

For Kit Harington, playing Jon Snow has been the experience of a lifetime.

For Kit Harington, playing Jon Snow has been the experience of a lifetime.

Imagine forming an instant bond with someone, an intimate one that sees you through nearly a decade of your life and provides you with incredible experiences and memories. That’s how Kit Harington described his relationship to his Game Of Thrones character, Jon Snow.

“I’ve played him all through my 20s — and his 20s, too, really — and we’ve grown up together,” Harington said in an interview the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. “It will be hard to let him go. I’ve loved playing him and being a part of the series.”

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5 – Eastwatch Recap

Daenerys Jorah Eastwatch reunion

Our fearless and Sullied leader Sue is taking the night off to recover from greyscale, so I’m stepping in to lead the charge this week. After all, someone has to defend The Wall while the realm sleeps, and it looks like it’s going to be me. Gods help me…

Spoiler Note: This is our book reader’s recap, intended for those who have read the A Song of Ice and Fire series. The post and the comments section may contain spoilers from the novels, whether or not that material has appeared on the show yet. Because no, we are not all Unsullied now. If you have not read the books yet, we encourage you to check out our non-book-reader recap, by Oz of Thrones!

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Two men booked in India for Game of Thrones leak of “Spoils of War”

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When the latest episode of Game of Thrones leaked last week, we all thought it had to do with the recent HBO hack, but it turned out to be a completely unrelated incident. Apparently, a watermark in this low quality version of “Spoils of War” revealed the episode leaked from Star India, the channel which broadcasts the show in India.

Now, the police has gotten involved and the story has developed further.

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Robert M. Ball talks ‘Beautiful Death,’ records time-lapse video of his ‘Spoils of War’ creation

Robert M. Ball's "Beautiful Death" posters for episodes 1 and 3 of season 7.

Robert M. Ball’s “Beautiful Death” posters for episodes 1 and 3 of season 7.

Death, in Game Of Thrones as much as in real life, is often loud, messy and graceless — but you’d never know it from Robert M. Ball’s “Beautiful Death” illustrations that commemorate the show’s most iconic or memorable deaths. Richly detailed and vividly colored, it’s hard to look at the posters and not be drawn in by both their beauty and the numerous references to previous seasons or lost characters.

“Symbolism plays a massive part in the posters,” Ball said in a recent interview with Insider. “As the series has gone on, I’ve crammed more and more references and details in as much as I can in there.”

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Looking Forward, Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 5: The Dirtball Effect


“A man with no motive is a man no one suspects.”

What effect has Petyr Baelish had this season? None. Nada. Nothing more than a thorn in the side. A monkey on a back. A tick on Sansa’s ass.

Nothing is just nothing… unless, we’re referring to Littlefinger. Then nothing changes its meaning and usually translates to something. Today a man discusses what no one really wants to discuss… the Dirtball Effect.

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