Go Behind-the-Scenes of Last Sunday’s GAME OF THRONES Episode “The Rains of Castamere” in Two New Featurettes

     June 4, 2013


HBO has released a couple of featurettes that center around the most recent episode of Game of Thrones (read Allison’s recap here).  While the network regularly posts such featurettes after the most recent episodes of some of their shows, these two are of particular interest given the surprising turn of events that occurred in “The Rains of Castamere.”  We see series creators/showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff discuss the episode and how the corresponding chapter in the book was one of the main reasons they wanted to turn Game of Thrones into a TV series in the first place, and we also see them talk about the emotional impact of actually filming the episode.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, but beware of major spoilers for “The Rains of Castamere,” obviously.  The season finale of Game of Thrones airs on HBO this coming Sunday, June 9th.


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  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/‎ tarek

    Why did they kill Robb ? I wept hard for him and his wife. He was my hero.

    • David

      because this is the price of being selfish at the slight of another whom you need. Rob needed to marry the Frey girl, but he got selfish. Frey took it personally and killed him for this.

      this seems to be a show where there is no good man that survives. it seems that no matter what, the villain thrives

    • OhDawg

      Actually, I went “Oh, noo!” as well, and I’ve read the books twice. It was rough to watch them remove any possibility of an heir to the King of the North. I remember thinking, after they changed who the girl was and we found out she was pregnant, I thought “Jesus, they’re gonna have her attend the Red Wedding, that is messed up. Well, maybe Cat will decide Frey will take her presence as a slight and she’ll slip away right before, but then they’ll have the heir to deal with. Ah, nevermind…”

      And I think the reason we didn’t see anything of Tyrion this week is because he is a Lannister and they were behind it all and there is a great risk the audience will lose sympathy with him. Even if he didn’t have a hand in it, he’s not gonna weep over a fallen enemy.