In our first ‘Inside the Episode’ video of the year, David and Dan discuss the significance of Tywin Lannister melting down Ice, a cherished Stark heirloom. They also draw comparisons between Tyrion and Oberyn Martell, and explain a transformed Arya as the instrument of Stark vengeance in Westeros. Two Swords begins with the loss of one Stark sword and ends with the recovery of another.
We are also treated to three shorter behind the scenes videos about Jaime’s new hand, and the reforging of Ice.
Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talk about Cersei’s motivations in gifting Jaime with a golden hand, and Jaime’s headspace as he returns to King’s Landing.
Costume Designer Michelle Clapton explains the process of creating Jaime’s new hand, and we see the mechanics of how Nikolaj puts it on and takes it off.
George R.R. Martin on the scarcity and quality of Valyrian steel, and how Ice ended up in Tywin Lannister’s hands.
Two Swords has also been unlocked to explore in HBO’s Game of Thrones Viewer’s Guide.