ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Notice: This post contains a spoiler from Sunday’s Game of Thrones, “Book of the Stranger”
Daenerys Targaryen added another spectacular feat to her legendary history on Sunday night’s Game of Thrones. She not only escaped her Dothraki captors, but also brought the house down — literally — with an epic fire-goddess scene that reminded everyone the Mother of Dragons is not to be trifled with.
While fans have assumed Dany would somehow eventually escape her confinement at Vaes Dothrak, the most common prediction was that Ser Jorah and Daario Naharis would simply smuggle her out, or that Drogon would swoop down to torch her enemies like at the end of season 5. But showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss concocted a far more clever, shocking, and character-driven twist.
As Clarke excitedly describes the scene to EW: “It’s so exciting, very tingly-making. Every season I get at least one spine-chilling moment. I just stand up and I go, ‘I’m hearing what you’re all saying, but funny thing, I’m going to kill you all. I forgot that I have an ace in my back pocket and now I win.’”
It’s long been assumed Dany is fireproof through some magical Targaryen bond with her dragons. We saw in the pilot that she walks into a scalding bath; later, she declares, “He was no dragon; fire cannot kill a dragon,” after her brother perishes; and eventually, she emerges Unburnt from her dragons’ birth. (In George R.R. Martin’s novels, however, Dany’s fire-immunity was apparently a one-time thing, the author has suggested.) In a way, being fireproof has been Dany’s covert superpower since the show launched.
Also, some additional production stills from the episode have been released and now added to the gallery, enjoy! (HD screencaps are on their way!)
VOLTURE – Don’t fall asleep around Emilia Clarke. While filming her big inferno scene that aired on Sunday’s Game of Thrones, she and her cast had to take breaks in the green room whenever the set got too hot or they’d have to reset the shot. One of the Dothraki khals, played by Joseph Naufahu, quickly learned that if he dozed off during that late-night downtime, he’d wake up with Dothraki words scribbled on his arm or forehead. “A lot of it was, ‘Qoy Qoyi,’ which means ‘blood of my blood,'” he told Vulture.
During one such nap, however, Clarke eschewed ink in favor of confections. “I had my dessert sitting on the table, and she decided to smear the dessert on me,” he said. “She put caramel fudge all over my fingers, all over my costume, and she was about to feed it to me, but I woke up. I woke up with a spoon in my mouth.”
Watch above, as Clarke and company take advantage of a sleeping Naufahu, all while struggling to keep from laughing. As Naufahu added, in hindsight, “Maybe she was delirious from all the propane on set.” (source)
The first two production stills from the next episode of Game of Thrones 6×04 Book of the Stranger have been released and now added to the gallery, enjoy!
HD screencaps from Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones – 6×03 Oathbreaker have finally been added to the gallery! Very short scene with Emilia sadly, very curious about what will happen!
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A new production still has been released and added to the gallery from yesterday’s episode of Game of Thrones 6×03 Oathbreaker – also updated the other one with the HQ version. HD screencaps will be added later today/tomorrow. Enjoy!