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HBO’s Game of Thrones

Last night was a jam packed action episode of Game of Thrones, which you can read about more in our recap, but the section of last night’s episode that ramped up all of our anxieties was when our group of misfit heroes had to run for their lives and, eventually, battle on top of an ice lake against the White Walker’s wights. We won’t mention how much we were screaming at the TV when we thought Tormund was lost to us (SPOILERS: he’s not…).

Given all of the elements that would be required to execute an epic scene like this, HBO released a lengthy behind-the-scenes video of what exactly went down to get that scene to come together. You can check it out in the player below.

The official synopsis for Season 7 of Game of Thrones is below:

Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies, dragons, and new Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister. Jon Snow has been named King in the North after defeating Ramsey Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and returning Winterfell to House Stark. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister has seized the Iron Throne by incinerating the High Sparrow, his followers, and her rivals in the Sept of Balor. But as old alliances fracture and new ones emerge,  an army of dead men marches on The Wall, threatening to end the game of thrones forever.

via HBO

This season of Game of Thrones stars Peter DinklageEmilia ClarkeLena HeadeyNikolaj Coster-WaldauMaisie WilliamsSophie Turner, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen, and Diana Rigg. Additional series regulars that are returning are Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Iain Glen, Liam Cunningham, Jerome Flynn, Nathalie Emmanuel, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Murray, Indira Varma, Carice van Houten, Pilou Asbaek, Rory McCann, and Richard Dormer.

New cast members joining this season are Ed Sheeran, Tom Hopper, Megan Parkinson, and Jim Broadbent.

Can you believe that next week will be the finale of Game of Thrones? It went by way too fast. Please let us know what you think about the behind-the-scenes footage below!

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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