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