Behind the Scenes of the Battle at Hardhome

HBO has just released their latest bonus video, this tame taking us behind-the-scenes of the battle at Hardhome from the latest episode of Game of Thrones.  The video has commentary from showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the director of the episode Miguel Sapochnik, and also Kit Harington, Kristofer Hivju, Birgitte Hjort Sorenson, Ben Crompton, and several other crew members.

"Hardhome" Viewership Finally Rebounds

The fifth season of Game of Thrones has suffered from a constant loss of viewership since its, record breaking, premiere.  The last episode of Game of Thrones, " The Gift" saw this season at an all time low with 5.4 million viewers on its initial airing.  Making "The Gift" the first episode of Game of Thrones to drop into the 5 million's since 2013.  

However with the latest episode, "Hardhome" it looks like the season is finally getting back on track with its numbers.  "Hardhome" was watched, during its initial airing, by 7 million people.  An extremely impressive 30% jump in viewership, from "The Gift".  

Now who can say what caused this increase in viewership, but whatever it may be, it's good to see the show getting back on track with its numbers.  I'm sure we'll see a constant increase in viewership over the next 2 episodes.  Possibly seeing another record breaking season finale.

Inside "Hardhome"

Another light week in regards to bonus materials from HBO.  For the last episode of Game of Thrones - titled "Hardhome" - we only have two bonus videos.  The first is the usual Inside the Episode, and the second is titled "Winning Daenerys Back" with Iain Glen and Emilia Clarke. 

Inside the Episode with David Benioff and Dan Weiss

Winning Daenerys Back with Iain Glen and Emilia Clarke

"Hardhome" Preview

We're only a few hours away from the eight episode of season of Game of Thrones.  Tonights episode is titled "Hardhome," which is a ruined settlement that lies in north of the Wall.  "Hardhome" was written by David Benioff and Dan Weiss, and was directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

The official episode synopsis is:

Arya makes progress in her training.  Sansa confronts an old friend.  Cersei (Lena Headey) struggles.  Jon travels.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Plot Synopses for Episodes 4-8

Game of Thrones Season 5 Plot Synopses for Episodes 4-8

HBO recently put out a press release giving us a few pieces of new information for season 5 of Game of Thrones.  Not only did we get the plot synopses for the May episodes, but we also got the title for episode 8.  

As always these plot synopses are quite vague in their description.  But for those of you who don't want any information on them, I'll leave them below the break. 

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