Forget lions and tigers and bears (and wolves)—it’s dragons that are dominating Westeros.
In the season’s fourth episode, “The Spoils of War,” Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) finally unleashed her dragons onto the Seven Kingdoms, torching the Lannister forces and leaving the fate of Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) unclear as his heavy armor sank him under the murky Blackwater Rush. (We have a feeling he’ll be back soon enough.)
The episode was filled with fire, explosions, and some of the most dramatic battle scenes of the series so far. The next episode, titled “Eastwatch,” likely will set up the battles to come for the rest of the season—namely the war with the White Walkers and their army of undead wights.
“The Spoils of War” was hailed as many fans as one of the best episodes of the series—and one of the best battles ever seen on television (or movies for that matter.) Have you wondered what it takes for the cast and crew to film such an intense scene?
Well, lucky for you, HBO has put out a 14-minute behind-the-scenes look at the episode, detailing how they filmed the battle scenes, created Dany’s dragon, lit a record amount of stunt people on fire, and brought destruction to Westeros. It’s absolutely stunning the work they put into these battle scenes:
Plus, there could be more dragon action to come before the season is over.
The preview for the next episode shows off the dragon action that’s on the horizon—and the looming fight at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea:
Here’s a look at “Eastwatch” and what could happen on the next episode of Game of Thrones.