Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ Crew Breaks Down Epic Battle Scene

Above: Jaime Lannister and Bronn prepare for their biggest foe
Above: Jaime Lannister and Bronn prepare for their biggest foe

If you’re still not caught up on the most recent episode of ‘Game of Thrones’, we advise you to stop reading. Not only is this piece full of spoilers, but you should really just do yourself a favour and take in “The Spoils of War” because it is truly a sight to behold. Are you still there? Ok, here’s your final spoiler warning.


Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s smash hit show, Game of Thrones, may have been the series’ best hour yet. Along with some scene-stealing appearances by Brienne of Tarth and Arya Stark, there were some terrific vignettes featuring Jon Snow, a conniving Littlefinger, and the return of a cowardly Theon Grejoy. Of course, if you caught “The Spoils of War”, we shouldn’t have to remind you of the episode’s biggest and most mind-blowing scene.

The final sequence sure came at us fast – almost as fast as the Dothraki horde charging into Jaime and Bronn’s bannermen. Finally, after years of anticipation, Daenerys and her army spilled blood on Westerosi land, and practically eradicated the Lannister forces in the process. We may have left on a major cliffhanger, but one thing is certain: Cersei and Jaime just took a major hit. We’ll have to wait another week in order see just how Bronn and company rebound after a dragon attack, but in the meantime, HBO has given us a behind-the-scenes treat.

The show’s cast and crew put some serious work into executing Sunday’s epic clash. To truly understand just how much went into producing the battle scene, you can now check out a special mini documentary. The piece is about thirteen minutes in length and is chock-full of interviews, plenty of explosives, and even some intense horse training. The whole thing gives us an added level of appreciation and easily puts “The Spoils of War” into Emmy contention. Click on the video below and see for yourself.

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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