Inside "The Door"

Once again we return to bring you some official bonus videos from HBO, for the latest episode of Game of Thrones.  As always there is a Inside the Episode with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss.  This week we also have Emilia Clarke and Iain Glen speaking on a Queen's Command; Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead-Wright talking about Hodor's Sacrifice with Closing the Door.   And for the first time this season, we have an Anatomy of a Scene going inside the Cave Battle.  

A Queens Command

Hodor's Sacrifice

Anatomy of a Scene: The Cave Battle

We also have one clip for "The Door," covering one of the most emotional scenes from the season, entitled "Hold the Door"

Hold the Door

Isaac Confirms the Return of Bran

In a recent interview with the Irish Examiner, Isaac Hempstead-Wright confirmed his return as Bran Stark for the sixth season of Game of Thrones.  Isaac said:

I can’t say a lot but I am back this season, and it’s going to get particularly interesting with Bran. He has some interesting visions.

Now this should come as no surprise, since we already had Dan and David's plan for Bran laid out before the start of the fifth season.  When Benioff talked to Entertainment Weekly, he explained Bran's absence from the fifth season by saying:

Like, it would be far less interesting, after The Empire Strikes Back to have an hour-long movie in between Empire and Return of the Jedi where Luke is training.  It’s so much cooler to cut from end of Empire to begging of Return, where he’s become the Jedi.

Bran Not to be in Season 5

In a recent article from Entertainment Weekly, David Benioff and Dan Weiss talked about Bran Stark's absence from the fifth season of Game of Thrones.  We last saw Bran in season 4 when he  reached the Three-Eyed Raven.  This is what David Benioff had to say about Bran's absence from season 5:

Like, it would be far less interesting, after The Empire Strikes Back to have an hour-long movie in between Empire and Return of the Jedi where Luke is training.  It's much cooler to cut from end of Empire to begging of Return, where he's become the Jedi.

It'll be interesting to see how fan's respond to having Bran off-screen for an entire season.  It'll be interesting to see how much Isaac Hempstead-Wright has matured when he makes his return in season 6.  For those of you who can remember him back in season 1, he definitely has grown since then.    

But it is an interesting comparison to hear Benioff make, that of Bran being Luke from Star Wars.  I personally thought it would be important to show the training onscreen to establish what exactly Bran's powers were.  But it doesn't seem they are going this way.   Regardless, it will be very exciting to see Bran when he makes his return in season 6.  

So what do you think about Bran being off-screen for entire season?  And do you think it would be important to show Bran's training on-screen, or is better left ambiguous to the audience?