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If you're still processing the weekly craziness that went down on "Game of Thrones" last night, may we suggest checking out MTV Geek's weekly dose of deliciousness "Cooking with Thrones."
On this week's episode, host Steven Smith, Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, and Joe Kelly help you digest "And Now His Watch Is Ended" and a little dish called Varys' Tea Eggs.
Plus, if you stick around until the end, you'll hear from Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark, who recalls a time on set when she didn't understand the concept of continuity and had to keep eating biscuits.
Check it all out in the latest episode of "Cooking with Thrones."
Winter has come to Manhattan. Well, actually, it never left, but bear with me here... As I was saying: Winter has come to Manhattan in the form of "Game of Thrones" The Exhibition, a touring collection of Westeros memorabilia (Ned Stark's severed head, anyone?), sponsored by HBO and Time Warner Cable. And in celebration of the exhibit's only U.S. stop, a slew of the realm's famous faces abandoned their firs and corsets to attend a special VIP opening Wednesday night in New York.
Among the dapper stars was Kit Harington, whom fans know as man-in-black Jon Snow. As we chatted about the upcoming season, Harington surprised us by revealing he didn't actually read any portions of the script in which his character didn't appear—meaning he's just as in the dark about Dany's dragons or Arya's whereabouts as we are.
"This year, I didn't read the script. I just read my portion, which may seem like lazy actor stuff, but it wasn't," he explained. "I wanted to watch the TV show fresh as a viewer would."
There's a storm of swords brewing in the Seven Kingdoms. It's just a shame that no one seems to realize that the real war lies north of Westeros.
"Game of Thrones" returns for its third season on March 31, 2013, bringing the frosty fury of winter along with it. Based on a portion of the third novel in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, "A Storm of Swords," the teaser identifies what the real war humanity faces is truly all about — and it's nothing that any of our heroes, save for the men of the Night's Watch, seems to give a hoot about.
Watch the teaser below!
You thought what happened to Ned was bad? Trust me, "Game of Thrones" fans, you haven't seen anything yet — but you're about to.
Westeros.org reports that the "Thrones" casting department has put out a call for extras for a night shoot on October 12 and full availability on October 15 through 19. The extras they're seeking are male-only cellists and male and leg-only amputees. The latter group needs to be comfortable with prosthetics that will make their legs look newly severed.
Those details might sound like the par-for-the-course ugliness fans of "Thrones" have come to love and expect over the years. But "A Song of Ice and Fire" readers know better. Those readers know all too well that we're finally here; the moment we've been dreading since "Thrones" went into production.
Vague discussion of major spoilers are ahead.
Is there anguish more stinging than the gradual realization that soon you will finish every published word of "A Song of Fire and Ice" and will have to wait like everyone else for George R. R. Martin to finish the sixth book?
Yes, but it still sucks.
Rest assured, reader, that winter will soon end and that you are not alone in your desire for "The Winds of Winter." The kind fellows at Geek and Sundry (via Vulture) have turned their anxiousness into a catchy song, gently urging Martin to write faster.
Check out the video after the jump!
"Game of Thrones" just wrapped its second season, and the war for Westeros supremacy remains as contentious as it ever was. But even though multiple kings are still vying for the crown, it could be you who sits upon the Iron Throne in the end... assuming you've got five-figures worth of extra coin lying around.
The HBO Shop is selling a life-size replica of the Iron Throne of Westeros. The thrones, which are made to order, clock in at over seven feet tall, 350 pounds, with a whopping price-tag of $30,000, plus $1,800 for shipping. Vhalar Morghulis, that's a lot of money! But what's a few silver stags when absolute power over the Seven Kingdoms can be yours?
More details past the jump!
It seems fair to say that the second season of "Game of Thrones" has included some of the best hours of television that we've seen in recent years. Sure, I may be a bit biased, but last week's "Blackwater" was one of the most action-packed episodes of TV I've ever had the pleasure to watch. All that gushing aside, even I had was taken aback by the exclusion of some major characters who, had the series followed the book to a T, should have been introduced already.
But have no fear, Jojen and Meera are here. Entertainment Weekly got their hands on a list of the new characters being introduced in season three, and the majority of the names that were missing from season two have all been added for the upcoming episodes. That means if you, like me, were squawking about the fact that the Reeds haven't met Bran Stark yet, you can rest easy.
If you're a fan of "Game of Thrones," the photo you see below should make you very, very happy. Your mind isn't playing tricks on you: that is indeed Jerome Flynn as the sellsword Bronn, taking aim with a fire-tipped arrow at an unseen enemy with Blackwater Bay at his back. That's right: the Battle of Blackwater is on!
It's the first official photo from "Blackwater," the highly awaited episode of "Game of Thrones" season two that finally, finally, thrusts viewers into the thick of an all-out battle (as in on screen, no getting-knocked-out-and-skipping-the-fight trickery) between Joffrey's allies in King's Landing and the forces of Stannis Baratheon. "A Song of Ice and Fire" mastermind George R.R. Martin wrote the episode, only adding to the list of reasons why fans are losing their minds in anticipation of the hour.
If you watched last night's episode of "Game of Thrones," there are really only two words we need to say: shadow baby. And if you didn't see last night's episode, well, it's as weird as it sounds. Check out our weekly video recap series, "Watching the Thrones," in the player below for more on Melisandre's sorcery, Catelyn Stark's continued grief, some serious changes between the novels and the television series where Robb Stark is concerned, and Daenerys Targaryen's glorious decision to finally do stuff.
Click here for more of our "Game of Thrones" recap!
Westeros has seen better days. Franky, it's never been pretty over there, but the Seven Kingdoms are in even rougher shape than usual, as evidenced by the third episode of "Game of Thrones" season two, titled "What is Dead May Never Die." The Arya Stark-heavy affair saw the brutal deaths of two recurring characters, not to mention the reintroduction of Renly Baratheon, now fancying himself a king. With his return came the debut of Brienne of Tarth, the six-foot-four warrior woman now serving as part of the king's Rainbow Guard.
Get more of our thoughts on the latest "Game of Thrones" in this week's episode of "Watching the Thrones," our weekly video recap!