DAENERYS TARGARYEN:When I was a child, my brother would tell mea bedtime story about the manwho murdered our father and watched as his bloodpoured onto the floor.
He told me other storiesabout all the things we would do to that man once we took backthe Seven Kingdoms.
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WEISS: When Jaime shows up to Winterfell, it's very difficultfor almost anybody to know how to feel about it.
On the one hand, Dany looks at him as the person who murdered her father, and even if she has come to terms with who her father wasand what her father really was, it probablydoesn't entirely erase the sting of her father's murderershowing up on her doorstep.
DAENERYS: Your sister pledgedto send her army north.
I don't see an army.
She never had any intentionof sending her army north.
DAVID BENIOFF: Tyrion has made a number of mistakes now, and Dany's reallyat the end of her patience.
Because she has a lot offondness and respect for Tyrion, but many of his planshave really gone awry.
And now Jaime Lannister's here, but not with the Lannister army.
-Your Grace, I know my brother—Like you knew your sister? Tyrion can't really fight backbecause he knows she's right.
I mean, he really didmake a grievous mistake.
If Tyrion has a flaw, he's a very clever man, but sometimes clever people overestimatetheir own cleverness.
BRIENNE OF TARTH: You don'tknow me well, Your Grace.
But I know Ser Jaime.
He is a man of honor.
WEISS: For Brienne, I think she's in love with someone who doesn't realize that she is because that kind of experiencehasn't been a part of her life.
She's feeling things thatshe can't really process because she never grew up in a world where those thingswere an option.
She's so usedto Jaime taunting her and being the kind ofnasty Jaime Lannister of old that she is justsuspicious at first that he's playing her, and that he's gonna revealhis true intent.
I'm not the fighterI used to be, but I'd be honoredto serve under your command, if you'll have me.
He really believes in heras a soldier, and he wants tobe there next to her.
So I think she's really shockedby his sincerity.
Lady Sansa, I was hopingwe could speak alone.
BENIOFF: Dany comes to Sansa with a bit of an olive branch, trying to find a way insidethat kind of cool exterior that Sansa presents.
And one commonality between themis they both love Jon.
Dany's his lover and Sansa's his sister.
It's very much coming at it from the point of view of a monarch tryingto make peace with her subject, and Sansa's not quite willing to accept Danyas her monarch yet.
She's suspicious of people for a reason.
What about the North? It was taken from us.
We took it back.
And we said we'd never bowto anyone else again.
What about the North? She's hadtoo many hard experiences not to be suspicious of people.
And she sees Danyas possibly a tyrant, as somebody whohas a lot of power and is seeking to get even more.
JON SNOW: They're coming.
You can't beat themin a straight fight.
THEON GREYJOY:So what can we do? WEISS: In the war castle scene, there's a lot going on under the surface.
The most important thingabout that scene is understandingthe lay of the land and understanding what their intentions are, what their plans are, what their expectations are, so we knowwhat we're looking at.
The Night King made them all.
They follow his command.
If he falls.
getting to himmay be our best chance.
WEISS: Things may not go entirely according to plan, so we thoughtit was very important for people to know what everyonein the room expected to happen, was worried would happen, hoped would happen.
In addition to that, there area lot of human moments.
We'll put you in the crypt, where it's safest.
BRAN STARK: No.
I'll waitfor him in the Godswood.
We're not leaving you aloneout there.
He won't be.
I'll stay with him.
One thing that was definitelygoing on was how Theon felt after returning to Winterfelland how he's using this battle as an attempt to tryto make good to the extentthat that's possible on the horrible mistakesthat he made.
I took this castle from you.
Let me defend you now.
TORMUND GIANTSBANE:You're not a knight? Women can't be knights.
Any knight can makeanother knight.
Kneel, Lady Brienne.
Brienne has been more knightlythan any of the knights I think we've seen.
I mean, she's a paragonof strength and honor and being true to your word.
When Jaime knights her, it'sa general kind of validation she's wanted her whole life, but even more importantly, it's the acceptance and validation of Jaime, who she obviously has feelings towards that she's never really come to terms with or even allowed to bubble to the surfaceof her consciousness, but they're there all the same, and we can see allof those things swirling.
TYRION LANNISTER:Ser Brienne of Tarth.
Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
(APPLAUSE) For us, what was interestingabout this episode was always that it'sour last night together, and everyone I think, would facethe end in different ways.
We're probablygoing to die soon.
I want to know what it's likebefore that happens.
Some characters wantto make love for the first time because they've never done itbefore.
There are other characters who are getting drunk and singing songs, and then there are characters who are just trying to find some kind of human solace together, like Sansa and Theon.
Everyone faces it in different ways, but they're all facing it, and that's why this episode was so important to us becauseit's all these characters that we've been followingfor so long, and now they're allfacing a common enemy.
TYRION: How about a song? One of you must know one.
PODRICK PAYNE: (SINGING) ♪ High in the halls ♪ ♪ Of the kings who are gone ♪ ♪ Jenny would dance With her ghosts.
♪ BENIOFF: Daniel's got a really lovely voice, and we knew we wanted a songin this episode.
We've had a song in severalof the seasons.
We haven't had an originalin a while, so this felt like the placefor it, and Daniel felt like the singer.
PAYNE: ♪ The ones who'd been gone ♪ ♪ For so very long ♪ ♪ She couldn't remember The names ♪ ♪ They spun her around On the damp old stone ♪ ♪ Spun away All her sorrow and pain.
♪ The song, I believe, is in George's books, um, at least the first verseis in the books, and then, we added some lyrics and Ramin came up with the music for it.
PAYNE: ♪ .
never wanted to leave ♪ ♪ Never wanted to leave ♪ ♪ Never wanted to leave ♪.