Game of Thrones | Season 8 Episode 2 | Game Revealed (HBO)

Game of Thrones | Season 8 Episode 2 | Game Revealed (HBO)

Final season ofGame of Thrones.
Crew please clear the set!
Can actually use a whole episode

just in anticipation…
♪ She’s a sexy lady ♪

Brienne of Tarth!
the lines or we just look up?
Do we do the lines, right?
-“Here we are?”
-DAVID NUTTER: Yes, sir.
Okay. Why not, right?
NUTTER: Background!
Well, here we are.
Yes, here we are.
Because we were spending so much
of this season in Winterfell,
that meant greatly expanding
You can’t just use the same
three or four sets

over and over again without it
starting to look redundant.

Winterfell has grown from
what was, in season one and two,
a courtyard,
into a proper castle.

the outline for season eight,

it was clear that it was so big,
what was required of it,
that we had to have
a complete rebuild.

What was added for this season
was the north gate,
and the battlements,
and the north courtyard

because of the…
attack was going to come
from the north.

Right, we are in, uh,
in the new courtyard
in Winterfell.
The old courtyard ended
where this wall was,
so it was tremendously small.
We needed an expansion
of the whole castle

because we have refugees,
we have an additional army
that needed feeding.

the old Winterfell model,

and I literally took a scalpel
and pulled that wall out
in foam core.
And then it opened up
the whole space.

And seeing
all of the different activities

that took place in these castles
is really important.

Almost the back-of-house
activities in the castle,
it was like, “Well, how were
these people fed?”
You know, “Where did the beer
come from?”
Just come through the north gate
in this area
where we have got
our soup kitchen.
spoons and ladles and bowls

and things that you kind of
take for granted
but actually require
quite a lot of work.
And we have a brewery.
FITZGERALD:We have barrels
that are practical

and people can be drinking.
I do love research
and the history of food
and what was available
and what they would’ve eaten.
The other side,
we have our bakery.
FITZGERALD:We would have breads
that were made fresh

and ones that were, uh, treated
so they wouldn’t disintegrate
after a couple of days.
In working on a set
that looks good in every angle,
that’s what gives you
the options, you know.

You could literally go
from one side of Winterfell
upstairs, downstairs,
into towers, out of towers,

and create these long,
continual shots.

It was very, very exciting.

I mean there’s so many layers,

which opens up a lot of chances
of moving the camera
through those
after our characters.
DAVID BENIOFF:So what Deb did
and her team

was to create these incredibly
realistic environments.

If the actors
are in an environment
that seems real to them,
it’s much easier to get
a good performance.
TURNER:Go inside,
and you’re completely

You have to remind yourself
by like knocking on the walls,
and then you can hear
that it’s fake.
-CREW MEMBER: Scene marker.
-Mark it.
NUTTER: And action!
Turn. Go.
When I talked to the actors
concerning position
of where they all sit,
episode one of the season,
I made sure that Jon sat
in the front middle.

He was in a sense rallying
the troops

that we have to get behind
Dany Targaryen.

When Jaime comes to Winterfell,
she definitely took the role
and took the queen’s position.

When I was a child,
my brother would tell me
a bedtime story
about the man
who murdered our father.
It’s an absolute trial,
but it’s fueled
by this fact
that no one wants her there.
It’s fueled by
her needing to say,
“This is me in the boardroom,
this is me at work.
And I’ma show you how I work.”
I promised to fight
for the living.
I intend to keep that promise.
he has the most enormous
respect for actors.

I mean, as do I.
I couldn’t possibly do that.
Sitting in front of this camera
is difficult enough.
Once we get on set,
we will have
a director’s rehearsal

with the actors before the scene
and then we go for it.

I know Ser Jaime.
He is a man of honor.
For Brienne, I think
it’s in some ways
the most complicated
feeling of all
because she’s feeling things
she can’t really process.

It goes all the way back
to the beginning
of their relationship
when he kind of…
jumped in the line of fire
for her.

Without him, my lady,
you would not be alive.
a very naturally shy person,

and she stands in front
of that room

and she puts herself on the line
and it’s almost…
like a declaration of love.
And that means a lot to Sansa
because she believes in Brienne.
It’s like
if Brienne vouches for him,

then that’s good enough for her.
I trust you with my life.
If you trust him with yours,
we should let him stay.
What does the Warden
of the North say about it?
the first scene we see him…

after he’s heard all
the information from Sam.
We need all the men we can get.
So I think even the fact
that Jaime Lannister is here,
he’s sort of just
not really in the room.

The moment that Jon found out,

he started to cool off with her.
That was really
the kind of thing which–
he was avoiding her.
Cut, print.
RILEY: In David Nutter’s words,
he was–

he was getting Winterfell
ready for battle.
And by the time Miguel
would arrive in episode three,
the battle was beginning.
And the thing that
was really important to us

was what steps would
the residents of Winterfell take

in order to protect themselves
against the Army of the Dead.

So they would do as much
as they could with dragonglass.

We had the caltrops
that were made.

We also put shards
of dragonglass
on top of the battlements,
and the dragonglass logs.

I had pre-engineered
how to make the dragonglass.
So, chunks of resin,
and then, we’d knap it,
shape it, grind it.

Then we just,
we mold that and create

hundreds of all types.
From a very prop sort of sense,
we had to make
big piles of dragonglass
that were movable.
Background weapons,
spears, knives, daggers.

Then using the forge work,
how to make a sword,

how to make an axe,
how to make a spear.

So, incorporating all of
those assets with Gendry.
JOE DEMPSIE:The whole thing’s
fully working, you know.

The furnaces work.
The forges are all, you know,
fully operational.
And so, as an actor
who’s trying to look like
he knows what he’s doing,
that’s a challenging hoax.
Gendry’s, in a sense–

he’s leading the guys
in the fortress,
he understands
all about dragonglass
and understands
how to turn it into weapons.
SAM CONWAY:It had to be
molten dragonglass

poured by an actor
into a mold,

and so obviously we had to
play around with a material
that was completely safe,
pretty cool, but also
appear to be molten glass.

NUTTER: Here we go. Ready?
Arya goes to the forge,
and in a sense,
“Oh, Gendry’s here.”
And he’s lookin’ good.
Gendry got a chance
to kind of understand

who the new Arya was as well,
so there’s a wonderful
kind of a…

flirtation that went on
that was kind of interesting.
GENDRY: You’re going to be safer
down in the crypt, you know.
-Are you going to be down
in the crypt?
She basically, she proves to him
in a display of her prowess,
she takes about four or five
of these dragonstone knives

and kind of throws them
at the post

and kind of, you know, hits
this post five times in a row,

and he’s like, “Holy shit.
She’s got some abilities.”
I enjoy new experiences.
I look forward
to seeing this one.
Well, the library in Winterfell

was something that I was
very excited about designing,

and it is a beautiful space.
We wanted to make it look
slightly different from
all the libraries
that we’ve done before.

You know, they’re not
great readers in Winterfell.
We added little details,
uh, like, you know,

these direwolf heads.
The wolf heads
in the Winterfell library
were just a bonus, really.
Um, we built these
beautiful hammerbeams,
and it was Hauke’s idea
to put the wolf heads

on the end
of those hammerbeams, so…

Darren, our sculptor, sculpted
those little wolf heads.
We took the sigil

and just tried to develop it
into a 3D world.
And then we made
a small model in clay

to look like a carved wood
’cause it was gonna go at
the end of a piece of timber.
If the audience picks up
on them, um, that’s fantastic.
If they don’t, then…
they enrich the set
in another way.
-NUTTER: Okay, are you ready?
-Yeah. Yeah.
NUTTER: And… action.
Lady Sansa, I was hoping
we could have a word.
Sorry. Do that again.
Think we might have a word?
It was actually quite bizarre
because I only see
Emilia onscreen,
and it’s, like,
kind of a fan moment.

I mean, I know her in real life,
but as Daenerys,
I only see her on screen.
It was really, really fun
to work with her.

I thought you and I were on
the verge of agreement before.
It was a lioness versus lioness.

Verbally, you’ve got
this sparring match happening.

DAENERYS: He never
should’ve trusted Cersei.
SANSA: You never
should have, either.
Like, “Oh, that slap hurt!
I’ma take it!
Mm… Not gonna slap you back!”
SANSA: Families are complicated.
Ours certainly have been.
BENIOFF:You’re driving it,
and you have to sit first,

but as you’re sitting,
you could indicate like…
She comes to Sansa, yeah,
with a bit of an olive branch,
trying to find a way
inside that kind of
cool exterior
that Sansa presents.

I’m here
because I love your brother.
But she’s just forgetting
the critical matter, which is
Sansa thinks of the North
in every way

that Dany thinks of Westeros.
The North is hers.
It’s the Starks’. It’s theirs.
SANSA: It was taken from us,
and we took it back.
We said we’d never bow
to anyone else again.
What about the North?
NUTTER: And… cut.
I just fancy your brother loads.
I think he’s really,
really sexy.
CREWMAN: And we are cutting.
We’re cutting.
had to light the night courtyard

meant we had to dig trenches
through a very thick

World War II concrete lane
for the megawatt power

that we had to pipe in
from the gennies.

So, it’s a bit more like
preparing for Glastonbury
than it was for– preparing
for a short-stay location.
THE HOUND:Oh, for fucks sake.
This will be a bloody wedding.
And we’ll cut, guys.
We’ll cut.
We had one night shooting.

But we had three principal cast
up there,
three cameras,
background, our crew,
and we had every kind
of weather.

We had clear skies,
we had horizontal rain,

horizontal sleet,
big fluffy snowflakes.

And so we had to cover ourselves
in every kind of weather.

It’s very cool when you
actually look at it and go,

“Oh, that looks a lot better
than we thought it was,
considering it was
pissing with rain.”
And you realize
you got away with it.

THE HOUND: Where are you going?
I’m not spending my final hours
with you two
miserable old shits.
BENIOFF:For us, what was
interesting about this episode

was always that it’s
our last night together.
What people do when they know
they have one…
night left on Earth
tells you a lot about
who people really are.

the first time we came here.
You were a golden lion,
I was a drunken whoremonger.
It was all so simple.
This sequence
that I love so much
was the sequence
around the fireplace.
Starts off with something simple
as Tyrion and Jaime

having a moment together
as brothers.

JAIME: My lady.
BRIENNE: Oh, we didn’t mean
to interrupt.
We were just looking
for somewhere warm.
TYRION: To contemplate
your imminent death?
You’ve come to the right place.
We have all invested

so many years
in these characters,

that, yes, we can actually
use a whole episode
just in anticipation
of what’s gonna happen.

was a good gang in the room,

we’ve got Peter and Daniel,
myself, Brienne there,

and that wonderful atmosphere
that the guys have created.
Figured that I could wait to die
freezing my balls off out there,
or wait to die
nice and warm in here.
the best thing to do is to drink

and to try to enjoy life.
HIVJU: And of course,
life is love,

and love is Brienne.
So he’s just hanging around
trying show her…
why he’s the best guy ever.
They call me Giantsbane.
Want to know why?
I’ve now watched it
probably 300 times,
but I’d still always laugh
when Tormund starts telling
his backstory. (CHUCKLES)
That’s how I got so strong.
Giant’s milk.
BENIOFF:Partly in the way
that Kristof portrays Tormund,

and partly in the reactions
of the other characters

listening to him,
part just in the way

that Tormund chugs
the goat’s milk there.

It’s really pretty incredible.
And he was really chugging milk.
Maybe I will have that drink.
NUTTER: Cut, print.
But it does not impress
Brienne, I think,
um, but you know,
he does his best. (CHUCKLES)
So your line,
“You’re not a knight?”
-HIVJU: Okay.
-HIVJU: You’re not a knight?
-Yeah, we’ll pick it up there.
Put “fuck tradition”
a little closer together.
Tighter. And… action.
You’re not a knight?
-Women can’t be knights.
-Why not?
-Fuck tradition.
WEISS:There’s a scene
Bryan Cogman wrote

in which Jaime decides
to knight Brienne
that we– we always just loved,
we loved enough that we made it
the title of the episode.
I don’t care about that,
and I will continue
to live my life
in the best way possible,
and you will probably
never acknowledge it,
but that’s not what my life
is about.
I’m no king, but if I were,
I’d knight you ten times over.
He may not have been meaning,
“I’ll make you
a knight ten times over,
but, uh, it was wonderful
how he kind of said the line.
JAIME: You don’t need a king.
He goes, “Well, hang on
a second. I can do this.”
Any knight
can make another knight.
There are no rules against it,
it’s just weird tradition.
I’ll prove it.
It’s a kind of validation,

a general kind of validation
she’s wanted her whole life.

WEISS:One of my favorite
little moments there

is the look that Pod gives her
when she tries to pretend
to everybody
like she doesn’t want
to be a knight

when Pod knows that
that’s what she wants

more than any single other thing
in the world.

You want to be a knight or not?
And even though she denies it,
Brienne has been more knightly
than any of the knights
I think we’ve seen.
that she hadn’t been

just because of her gender
is totally unfair.
As humans like to feel accepted,

and the idea of those sorts
of stereotypes

being pulled apart
is incredibly important.
In the name of the warrior,
I charge you to be brave.
When we’re on his coverage,

he kind of zoned out
for a moment,

and what I mean by that,
he was so into the character,
he wasn’t self-editing
or he wasn’t aware of what did,
and he goes,
“I hope that was good
because I don’t know
what happened.”

Then, this is when I know
an actor’s got it.

JAIME: Arise, Brienne of Tarth.
A knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
Living your life exclusively
for the wellbeing of others,
in service of an idea
greater than yourself,

I am delighted that Brienne
is recognized for that.

Ser Brienne of Tarth.
Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
She deserved it.
She really deserved it.
A bit of a problem that it came
from Jaime, though,
but, uh, we’ll see. (CHUCKLES)
TYRION: How about a song? Hmm?
One of you must know one.
I thought, “Could someone sing?
Would Tormund sing?”
And then Dave Hill
mentioned to me

that Daniel Portman
has a great voice.

We haven’t had an original
in a while,
so, um, this felt like
the place for it,
and Daniel felt like the singer.
Yeah, I was just sort of–

I was drinking a lot
of herbal teas and honey
and things like that
to make sure–
’cause it’s very high.
I don’t usually sing
as high as that.
The person we hadn’t seen
for a few beats was Pod,
so on Tyrion’s closeup,
profile closeup,
Pod enters frame
as the camera finds him,

and he starts to sing.
-Scene marker.
-NUTTER: Mark it.
♪ High in the halls ♪

♪ Of the kings who are gone ♪
♪ Jenny would dance
With her ghosts ♪

It was cool ’cause I wanted
to shoot it in continuous shots,
it was great ’cause
he kept in tune and rhythm

-for a long time.
-♪ The ones she had lost ♪

♪ And the ones she had found ♪
BRYAN COGMAN:What I really
wanted that episode to be

was a love letter
to the characters
because I, um,
I love them so much.
Most of the scenes
in that episode,

it’s really these characters
in a room

sharing their humanity.
♪ The ones who’d been gone
For so very long ♪

♪ She couldn’t remember
Their names ♪

I pledged to fight
for the North, and I will fight.
♪ They spun her around
On the damp old stones ♪

-♪ Spun away…
-SAMWELL TARLY: Your father…
taught me how to do
what’s right.
This is right.
PODRICK:♪ And she never wanted
To leave ♪

♪ Never wanted to leave ♪
♪ Never wanted to leave ♪
♪ Never wanted to leave ♪
-♪ Never wanted to leave ♪
-JON: My name…
-My real name…
-♪ Never wanted to leave ♪

…is Aegon Targaryen.
-SOLDIER: Form up!
Steel yourselves, men!

100 thoughts on “Game of Thrones | Season 8 Episode 2 | Game Revealed (HBO)”

  1. Jamie knighting Brienne has easily made its way into my top 3 favorite scenes of the entire show. The look in both their eyes, her tears, her smile, his smile… it's so so so so beautiful. I'm not ready for either of them to die, please don't do this to me 🙁

  2. I wonder whats the use of Branden starks character…. I mean to keep ruuning from season 1 till 8?… Damn i expectd so much from him in season 8….

  3. cool to see the people that made the show talk about how they do it, realy good stuff… emilia is a real goofball isnt she xD

  4. Episode 2 scene 1-100 all men bend knee, ask to serve, submit to women, girls and female toddlers…even danarys when saying she loved jon makes fun of his height…first 2 episodes have been dull, agenda driven and lacking suspense.

  5. 15:03 "I Don't Care about That! And I will Continue to live my Life in the BEST way Possible. And you will Probably Never Acknowledge it – But THAT is Not what My Life is About"
    = My Life!!
    (Thank you SO Much for those words!)

  6. Weird how they couldn't seem to decide the properties of dragon glass. We are under the impression that it is essentially obsidian, which is a rock, but the weapons makers handle it like metal. All the weapons look chipped into shape like obsidian is, but we are shown that the weapons, at least the arrow heads, are being cast. Why do they look chipped if they are cast into a mold? It's a little thing, but really annoying, as it would have shown another layer of unfamiliarity had they portrayed blacksmiths used to working with metal have to essentially shape stone, and have to revert to very old, imprecise methods.

  7. I need that in an mp3 audio 18:16 also, he said that this was high for him. Imagine how low his voice can go

  8. Anyone else examining their clothes, where they are and stuff, trying to link it to what will happen in the show? Just me? OK 🙂 They seem to be somewhere warm and their clothes are different, kinda thin. Hmmm

  9. does anyone know what they’re planning on doing with these sets?? it’s TOO damn beautiful and so much work went into them for them to just be abandoned/torn down

  10. Hollywood folks seem to be too busy diddling kids and complaining about the President on Twitter to write a good script.

  11. The whole scene with Jaime knighting Brienne has already become one of my favorite scenes of the entire series. Every single aspect is absolute perfection.

  12. I really hope that after all of that, they didn't disassemble that set. That would be such a cool thing to go and visit if they opened it to the public!

  13. God I hate Sansa. She literally turned into the most annoying character. I was really hoping for her to die in ep.3. If these spoilers floating around are true and if Sansa really ends up on the Iron throne or on Winterfell then I will wipe my entire memory of GOT from my brain.

  14. at 18:25 " wanting this to be a love letter to the characters – they loved them too much they won't kill off any of out favourites

  15. To ALL that were involved, actors, crew, production, camera crews, designers, writers, D&D, ALL! God bless them for bringing such a truly, epic, amazing, jaw dropping, heart wrenching, brutally gripping story to us!! To George R.R. Martin for his wonderful stories making it onto our TV’s in our homes and in our hearts! I truly am not ready for it to end!! 🥺😭💔🙈 I’ve had a lot of loss over this past year. This show has and always will be, my outlet, my zone….my escape! I feel sad that I will be losing more. If that makes any sense…. Thank God it’s on my dvr! I believe I will have to purchase the collection, once it’s over. ❤️ #ILoveGameOfThrones ❤️ Much love and many thank you’s to all!! 🙌🏼❤️🙌🏼

  16. What a beautiful season finale this episode was. I couldn't believe when it was only two episodes in the last season, but is okay, it was beautiful.

  17. It's Melisandre NOT Mee-san-day. Jeez he doesn't even know the character name he's working on. What can we expect from such a Dumbass no wonder he f&cked up the whole season so hard.

  18. Bryan without a doubt made the best episode of the season with his writing and D&D ran it all through the dirt

  19. I'm not a fan of the way GoT ended and I know a lot of people are really pissed of for multiple reasons, but (as a huge Brienne and Jaime (as individuals and as a couple) episode 2 was one of my favorite episodes of the entire series.

  20. I´ve seen this video a lot, and every single time Dan starts to sing I get goosebumps…and Bryan Cogman almost crying, OMG… ´cause I love them so much :´(

  21. Jaime knighting Brienne was the best scene in GOT hands down. "I love them so much" I lost it when the producer said that while getting emotional

  22. Remember hearing Pod's song thinking it was setting the tone for countless character deaths? It turned out that anybody could survived being piled on by just having the screen cut away to another character for a minute.

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