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HBO Releases 3 Featurettes That go Behind the Scenes of Last Night’s Episode

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 11:32 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Many count the season two episode “Blackwater” as the high point for Game of Thrones. It’s a departure for the series in that it takes place exclusively in one location during a finite amount of time, and director Neil Marshall executes the titular battle in grand fashion with a wonderful emphasis on small character moments. The series did a bit of a callback to “Blackwater” with last night’s episode “The Watchers on the Wall”, once again bringing Marshall back to direct and focusing on one specific battle for the duration of its runtime. I didn’t find the episode nearly as well done or impactful as the season two classic, and I was slightly underwhelmed by the gravitas of the episode. This might just be because I have read the novels and pictured a Helms Deep like battle. I understand the time and budget constraints, but the shorter episodes and lack of dragons gave me the hope that they were saving all their time and money for a big Kamehameha. I am sure I am in the minority, and I probably built it up to much in my head. HBO has just released a trio of featurettes that take fans behind the scenes of how the penultimate episode of season four came together.

Check out the Game of Thrones featurettes for “The Watchers on the Wall”, and click here to read Amanda’s recap of the episode. The season four finale of Game of Thrones airs next Sunday on HBO.

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