Inside the Episode: Go behind the scenes of “The Bells”

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Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss break down the show’s wild penultimate episode in the latest “Inside the Episode” feature. Watch!

Honestly, where the heck do we even start?!

So Daenerys is the one everyone is thinking about. As Benioff points out, Dany is alone; the people closest to her have either switched sides or died. And that’s a dangerous place to be in when you have the kind of power that Daenerys has. On top of that, Jon can no longer return her affections. This all leads to Dany making the decision she did.


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As for Jon, he’s “in denial” a bit during the destruction of the city. He’s as caught off guard as the audience.

The best moments from “The Bells” came courtesy of the Hound and Arya. It was the culmination of the Hound’s arc, and even though he couldn’t let go of his revenge, it was good of him to try and talk Arya out of taking hers before the end. Papa Bear love at its finest, right?

We see the final moments of the episode through Arya’s eyes. As Weiss puts it, we needed a perspective on “the hell Dany has built.”

Shall we talk about the Jaime/Cersei Shakespearian death scene? Back some seasons ago, Jaime and Bronn had a conversation about how they would want to go, and Jaime’s one desire was to die in the arms of the woman he loves. They go out of this world together and at the end of the day, Cersei is the only thing that ever mattered to Jaime.

What. An. Episode.

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