In “Leeches, Dragons and a Bear: Behind the Scenes of Episodes 307 and 308,” the latest Making Game of Thrones post, Cat Taylor shares some of the production details from “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” and “Second Sons.”
A few of the highlights:
More from Props with Tyrion’s gift to Shae: The golden chains were one of four possible options from a collection that would make Mr. T jealous. They were selected for their weight and delicate working weeks before the scene was shot. Also delicate, but by now not working, is Theon’s manhood. It was taken from him with a blade that was specially designed and for its purpose by Tommy Dunne, based on historical knives made for the job.
An excellent segue by Cat, who also reveals that Bart II was one of six bears considered for episode 307′s title role, along with an “animatronic bear and a man in a bear suit.” Less real were the prop leeches that were attached to Joe Dempsie’s body in Gendry’s scene with Melisandre.
Talisa’s letter, mentioned in “The Bear and the Maiden Fair,” was actually translated by David J. Peterson and written in the High Valyrian language.
For more details on the episodes, check out the full post at Making Game of Thrones.