Watch: 3 GAME OF THRONES Featurettes Go Behind the Scenes of Last Night’s Episode “The Watchers on the Wall”

     June 9, 2014


Many count the season two episode “Blackwater” as the high point for Game of Thrones.  It’s a departure for the series in that it takes place exclusively in one location during a finite amount of time, and director Neil Marshall executes the titular battle in grand fashion with a wonderful emphasis on small character moments.  The series did a bit of a callback to “Blackwater” with last night’s episode “The Watchers on the Wall”, once again bringing Marshall back to direct and focusing on one specific battle for the duration of its runtime.  The result wasn’t quite as impactful as “Blackwater” (Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch aren’t near as interesting as Tyrion, Joffrey, The Hound, etc.), but the episode was damn entertaining, and now HBO has released a trio of featurettes that take fans behind the scenes of how the penultimate episode of season four came together.

Hit the jump to watch the Game of Thrones featurettes for “The Watchers on the Wall”, and click here to read Allison’s recap of the episode.  The season four finale of Game of Thrones airs next Sunday on HBO.

The Battle of Castle Black


The One


A Formidable Fortress


  • DPW

    You know, its funny. Know I’m splitting hairs and obviously love this TV series, but does anyone else feel that Jon Snow’s character has been a bit mishandled? I thought for sure he would be a bit more of a badass at this point. In the books, Snow was always portrayed as a younger Ned Stark. I feel the Tv version is a bit more emo and inept in their take of him. In the book, he was so on point in the defense of the wall. Here, the only time where I felt a real affinity between the TV character and the books was when he got Sam to let Ghost out to rip the Wildlings apart. That was the visceral, cold as steel, do whatever it takes style of Snow I’m used to! Not the melodramatic hold Ygritte as a battle rages on around me and my brothers are dying version. And, last gripe: killing Pyp AND Grenn? COME ON!!!!!!!! Obviously, great TV, just not fully on board with this Snow in the series, and the defense of the wall is very much his defining moment of the (book & TV) series to date. It came off meh. In comparison, Sam shined bright.

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