Here is the usual Inside the Episode video featuring David Benioff and D.B. Weiss expounding on some of the scenes from “Kissed By Fire”.
After the break, post-episode interviews with Bryan Cogman and some of the cast.
UPDATE: Westeros.org has conducted another Cogman interview, it is a great and insightful read.
HBO.com has posted an interview with writer Bryan Cogman, talking about his episode. Here is a bit where he talks about his favorite scenes:
HBO: Do you have a favorite moment or scene from this episode?
Bryan Cogman: Very hard to choose! I’ll pick two, if I may. I love the Jaime/Brienne bath house scene. It was one of my favorite moments in the books; classic George R.R. Martin. He peels back the layers of a character who started the story as a villain and makes you see him as a vulnerable human being. It’s a very long monologue in the book that was a challenge to adapt, but great fun. It’s a major turning point for Jaime, to be this vulnerable and open and raw with someone other than Cersei. And I think it’s the first time he’s told ANYONE what really happened during the sack of King’s Landing-that includes Tyrion and Cersei.
The other scenes I’m particularly proud of are the trio of Dragonstone scenes. We didn’t have room for Selyse and Shireen Baratheon in Season 2, so I was excited to get to introduce them here… the dysfunctional family Stannis keeps hidden away and largely avoids. Stannis isn’t a POV character in the book, so these scenes were born largely from my own imagination (though based on clues and hints from the books) and I couldn’t have been happier with the performances and how director Alex Graves interpreted the scenes. I particularly love the Shireen/Davos scene as it’s one of the few scenes in our show that revolves around an act of kindness and generosity.
Over at Entertainment Weekly, James Hibberd interviews the stars of the two memorable bath scenes in this episode. I particularly liked Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s take on Jaime’s bathtub monologue:
“He has this pride, where he’s refused to talk about what he feels is the immense injustice of what’s happened to him with the Mad King,” said Coster-Waldau, who noted he had been looking forward to shooting this scene since starting on Thrones. “His pride prevents him from saying, ‘By the way…’”
Yet he chooses to share his secret after Brienne earns his respect. “He’s never met anyone like her,” he said. “He sees himself in her. He’s never met anyone so determined.”