Anatomy of a Scene & Inside the Episode: Valar Dohaeris
By Ours is the Fury on in Media.

In “Inside the Episode- Valar Dohaeris,” David Benioff and D.B. Weiss give insight into Jon’s meeting with the wildlings, Cersei’s precarious position, and Daenerys’s surviving another assassination attempt.


This week’s “Anatomy Of A Scene” examines Daenerys’s first encounter with the Unsullied warriors of Astapor, and their extreme training practices.

Ours is the Fury: The weekly videos are a nice bonus on top of each episode. It’s interesting to get the producers and writers’ views on episodes, rather than having only speculation to rely on when it comes to analysis.


39 Comments

  1. dobesol
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Hodor!?

  2. Hellfell
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    These anatomies and insides just blow the immersion for me personally. I prefer to skip them.

  3. Lynn sandy
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Hellfell,

    Couldn’t agree more. Just watch and enjoy.

  4. Dogmayor
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, so apparently Viserys and Daenerys were constantly moving from city to city because Robert constantly sent assassins after her. Thanks for clearing that up D&D.

  5. Juego de Tronos
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Nice videos.

  6. sunspear
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Ah, gotta love that shot of the unsullied out of costume.

    One nitpick I have for HBO. Make your subtitles a different color from the ground. I was having a hard time reading them last night.

  7. KingJon
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Kraznys and Missandei were great. Loved that scene. Hopefully Dany will be having a sweet ‘I luv you Drago, but this feels great’ scene with her.

  8. Mimsy
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    sunspear: One nitpick I have for HBO. Make your subtitles a different color from the ground. I was having a hard time reading them last night.

    I know right… reminded me of this..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQFfMyxa04A

    LOL

  9. Hollyoak
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    Really liked Anatomy of a Scene. I forgot that they did these every week.

    Erm, or did they not do this last year? I know there is always an Inside the Episode, but is there an Anatomy of a Scene every week?

    If there is, I can’t believe I’ve forgotten, since I consider myself a fan who always seeks out these added content things.

  10. MartinJF
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Astapor looks really good. So did the Unsullied. And Barristan Selmy’s reveal was amazingly well done. Dany’s scenes where incredibly well done in this episode, hope it keeps up.

  11. Darquemode
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak,

    Last year I recall they did videos for “The Burning of the Seven” and “The Small Council” for Episode 2.01 and “Theon’s Baptism” for Episode 2.03 , but I can’t remember the Season 1 videos.

    If you missed them you can watch them on my YT channel. Just scroll back to the beginning of Season 2.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Watchout4HopOns

  12. Ed
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m in!

    KingJon:
    Kraznys and Missandei were great. Loved that scene. Hopefully Dany will be having a sweet ‘I luv you Drago, but this feels great’ scene with her.

  13. WheelofIceandFire
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Wasnt the second episode from season 2 leaked online a week early last year (i think it aired somewhere else early). I seriously cant wait a whole week for the next episode (i need to see Arya, Jaime and Brienne) :)

  14. Darquemode
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire,

    Was it Episode 2.03 or 2.03?
    I know they made one episode available on HBO GO immediately after the previous episode aired.

  15. Hollyoak
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Darquemode:
    Hollyoak,

    Last year I recall they did videos for “The Burning of the Seven” and “The Small Council” for Episode 2.01 and “Theon’s Baptism” for Episode 2.03 , but I can’t remember the Season 1 videos.

    If you missed them you can watch them on my YT channel. Just scroll back to the beginning of Season 2.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Watchout4HopOns

    Thanks Darquemonde

  16. Greatjon of Slumber
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Watching this again – and the episode again – it’s telling they handled some of the knottier issues pretty well. A lot of us were worried about Ciaran Hinds because he has a bit of a regal manner about him, but he plays Mance’s introduction so well, talking to Jon with this air of bemusement on his face, a bit of an unimpressed smirk. He could have made himself seem stately, and he didn’t.

    Once again, as well, the minor casting works very well. Kraznys mo Nakloz is a major fucking dickwad, and, well, Dan Hildebrand makes him come across as, um, a major fucking dickhead.

    Same with Lucian Msamati as Salladhor Saan, who I know we saw last year, but it was great to get a few extended minutes with the guy. Great face, so lived-in, and you can totally see how he and Davos have been friends and been through all kinds of stuff over the last couple of decades.

  17. NickTargaryen
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Darquemode,

    How do you always get those videos before it’s uploaded anywhere? :O

  18. Darquemode
    Posted April 1, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    NickTargaryen,

    They usually air first on HBO, sometimes they are actually available with HBO OnDemand before going online. I record the stream with my HTPC (home teatre PC) and then upload them. Earlier in the year HBO had them on their YT before they even aired on the HBO cable channel so I did not get any of those first….

  19. Paul
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    Still can’t work out if Dany can understand what Kraznys is saying and pretending not to as in the book, ? I hope so!

  20. Bill Volk
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    I’d heard that they got their resident conlanger to create another language for this season. It sounded pretty good. And I noticed they slipped in the word Mhysa.

  21. Toast
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Just saw Emelia on Jimmy Fallon, didnt seem like she was on for very long and the clip they showed was from the premier. Disappointing.

  22. Turncloak
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    Paul,

    Obviously Dany is pretending

  23. WildSeed
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    Darquemode:
    NickTargaryen,

    They usually air first on HBO, sometimes they are actually available with HBO OnDemandbefore going online. I record the stream with my HTPC (home teatre PC) and then upload them.Earlier in the year HBO had them on their YT before they even aired on the HBO cable channel soI did not get any of those first….

    Plus… you’re a thoughtful person. Thanks are in order , ser Darquemode.

  24. barak
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    Is it just me who doesn’t really hear Latin or Spanish in Valyrian? (Someone even said it was like French which just boggles my mind, how is it even remotely similar to French?) To me it sounds rather Slavic, like a mix of Croatian and Czech.

  25. Hollyoak
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Greatjon of Slumber:
    Watching this again – and the episode again – it’s telling they handled some of the knottier issues pretty well. A lot of us were worried about Ciaran Hinds because he has a bit of a regal manner about him, but he plays Mance’s introduction so well, talking to Jon with this air of bemusement on his face, a bit of an unimpressed smirk. He could have made himself seem stately, and he didn’t.

    Once again, as well, the minor casting works very well. Kraznys mo Nakloz is a major fucking dickwad, and, well, Dan Hildebrand makes him come across as, um, a major fucking dickhead.

    Same with Lucian Msamati as Salladhor Saan, who I know we saw last year, but it was great to get a few extended minutes with the guy. Great face, so lived-in, and you can totally see how he and Davos have been friends and been through all kinds of stuff over the last couple of decades.

    I agree. It was great to see Lucian Masmati get a little more screen time. He is a very good actor. Dan Hildebrand was great too. Such arrogance and self-importance in his Kraznys.

  26. WompWomp
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Hellfell,

    Strangely enough, they enhance it for me. Seeing all the effort put into certain details of the show makes it all the more convincing. I find myself appreciating the show more when I see how much consideration is poured into production. Otherwise, having read the books, I’m tempted to write the show off a little as ASOIAF Lite instead of its own distinct entity.

  27. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Hollyoak,

    For sure. And just a guess, but if the Melisandre plot ends up bringing Gendry to Dragonstone, we could see it then evolve into the Edric Storm plot, where Davos spirits him away, so I’m hoping we get to see Msamanti again. And you’re dead-on about the self-importance of Kraznys.

  28. The Winter Rose
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    I wish that these “Inside the Epsiode” clips would have more insight into behind-the-scenes aspects of the production because I feel this is really more of a summarized recap. D&D aren’t really giving us any new information that we haven’t already gotten ourselves from watching the episode.

  29. Ours is the Fury
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Lucian Msamati has been underused on GoT. It was great to see him back in the premiere. I was afraid they’d have someone else rescuing Davos.

    The Winter Rose,

    I don’t really agree with that. They aren’t simply recapping, they’re offering opinions, their thoughts on character motivations. It’s not hard fact. I don’t always agree with what they say in these videos, but it’s good to get inside their heads a bit.

  30. Baihu1983
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Loved the dinner table scene. Loras facial expressions were perfect.

  31. The Winter Rose
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Eh, I don’t know, that’s just how it feels to me. I don’t feel like they are really offering anything new, but I am glad you enjoy them :) I guess I get more out of the “Anatomy of a Scene” clips. But then again, I really enjoy that sort of stuff more.

  32. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    I think he’ll show up again, and become a welcome presence whenever he’s around.

  33. The Bear
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    I agree. They should have shown him before Blackwater so the audience was reminded that he was actually there.
    GreatJon of Slumber,

  34. Theon's Missing Junk
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    NickTargaryen

    Totally agree on Sallador Saan. He was a charscter I foubd incredibly boring in the books but I love the shows interpretation. I was really disappointed we only had one scene with him last season and was excited to see him again. Unfortunately I doubt we will see him ever again :/

  35. Invorvial
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    barak,

    I don’t know your nationality, but I am and it definitely didn’t like Czech language – at least to mr. But I do agree with you – it didn’t sound like Latin or Spanish or so to me too…

  36. MATTHEW
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    barak:
    Is it just me who doesn’t really hear Latin or Spanish in Valyrian? (Someone even said it was like French which just boggles my mind, how is it even remotely similar to French?) To me it sounds rather Slavic, like a mix of Croatian and Czech.

    If I’m not mistaken, the producers are basing this on the book where the slavers speak a “bastardized” Valyrian which takes High Valyrian and blends in a lot of guttural Ghiscari and other local languages which is why it sounds so harsh. I think pure High Valyrian would sound much like Latin or Ancient Greek or something.

  37. Hear Me Roar
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    MATTHEW,

    I got that same impression as well. The (High) Valyrian we heard (in a leaked video) sounded differently, less harsh, none of those guttural sounds (which makes it closer to Dothraki, superficially).

  38. Jenny
    Posted April 2, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure over at tumblr some people are getting hot and bothered about Jorah and his umbrella… I’m gonna check on that now.


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