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Brotherhood Without Banjos – Featuring Tormund, Jorah, Beric and The Hound

The wait for Game of Thrones Season 8 is going to be excruciating for fans. But Game of Thrones stars are our hope until we know more about its premiere date and other details. Our famous Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) posted this video on his instagram a day ago. Let’s give a round of applause for Brotherhood Without Banjos – Featuring Tormund, Jorah, Beric, and The Hound. So get ready for some entertainment!!!

Brotherhood Without Banjos - Featuring Tormund

The Suicide Squad as Brotherhood Without Banjos

Brotherhood Without Banjos – Featuring Tormund, The Hound, Jorah, And Beric

The Suicide Squad made this video while shooting for the episode Beyond The Wall which had the famous Frozen Lake battle. They are singing  “I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You” by Tom Waits.

Well I hope that I don’t fall in love with you. Cause falling in love just makes me blue. Well the music plays and you display your heart for me to see. I had a beer and now I hear you calling out for me. And I hope that I don’t fall in love with you.”

May be Tormund and Jorah are singing this for Brienne and Daenerys. Well, they are already in love with them. What other songs should this group sing? Leave your comments below.

Anatomy of The Frozen Lake Battle- Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 featured ‘The Frozen Lake Battle’ where a group of twelve people go for a hunt of a dead wight far north beyond the wall.

The crew discusses the making of this amazing sequence.

The Frozen Lake Battle

Says D. B. Weiss, “It was a real back and forth about who would be on this mission, who wouldn’t be on this missionThe Dirty Dozen obviously came to mind. Everybody has a good reason to hate everybody else.” We see Jon Snow, Tormund Giantsbane, Jorah Mormont, Gendry, Thoros of Myr, Beric Dondarrion, The Hound and five other wildings go on this suicide mission to rescue a dead wight to show to Cersei that the threat is real.

The Frozen Lake Battle

Suicide Squad

Some of the sequence was shot in Iceland. The crew worked in cold conditions as hell. Most of the heavy-lifting of the sequence, was in Wolf Hill Quarry in Belfast. The crew had a very hard time trying to work out what a frozen lake looks like, and how they can achieve that. And that went from compacted quarry floor to putting concrete down, to nice, flat finish, and then there had to be hues of color that were added to that. Then they had to work out how the ice would look, trying to make that look three-dimensional, and as if it was transparent ice. They worked hard to make the frozen lake look real.

Says Kit Harrington, “I think there’s a sort of kick-bollocks scrambleness to filming out here where you, you have such limited daylight. And you have conditions which are like this or worse. It just gives it a sense of reality, you know.”

The Frozen Lake Battle

Kit Harrington in Beyond The Wall

Remarks Emilia Clarke, “You know, the harder the challenge, the more I relish it. But this really, you’re like, “Can I just even maybe have, like, a screen with, like, clouds or something?” I’ve never flown on a dragon! And to just harness that power. I mean, can you even imagine?

In this sequence we got to see a wight polar bear, a dragon dying, hundreds and thousands of wights fighting with the Suicide Squad. I would say that the crew did an amazing job in filming this sequence.

Why Someone So Dear Had To Die On Game Of Thrones

Last night, Game of Thrones left me feeling sad. We lost Viserion, one of Daenerys’s dragons in yesterday’s episode. I was wondering why Viserion died? Did they really have to kill him? He meant so much to Daenerys, and to all the fans. Then, I heard D. B. Weiss and David Benioff’s take on it.

Why Viserion Had to Die?

Showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss revealed that they have been building toward the death of Viserion, for quite some time now. “The whole path of the show in some way has been trying to map out all of the episode end points, and with this one, it was the dragon opening its blue eye, and realizing that the Night King has finally gotten his own weapon of mass destruction,” according to Benioff.


Viserion Sinks Into A Lake Beyond The Wall

It seemed to me that killing of Viserion for Benioff and Weiss was just a purely mechanical thing. They build on it further in a cold manner. Says Weiss, ” What was fun about the sequence — in an awful way to us — is up until the end, it’s very close to one of those battles where all the good guys get out the other side more or less scot-free. But we knew that killing the dragon was going to have a tremendous emotional impact. Over the seasons and seasons of the show, it’s really been emphasized what they are to Dany. We knew the Night King would see and seize this opportunity.” 


When Daenerys Saw Viserion Dying

Yes, indeed the Night King saw that as an opportunity and revived Viserion. When the Night King touches Viserion his eye opens all turned blue. That was indeed chilling. Tyrion Lannister’s advice to bring a wight back to King’s Landing gave the Night King a weapon to tear down the Wall.


Viserion Gets Revived By The Night King


Continues Weiss, “We like to think when the dragon dies, it’s kind of a one-two punch. On the one hand, you’ve just seen the horror of one of these three amazing beings like this in the world going under the water and not coming up again, and processing that. Then you’re processing something that’s even worse: when it comes back up from under the water again, and we see in the last shot of the episode what it becomes.”

But hey, there is something positive to look forward to. Jon and Daenerys are definitely closer to each other than before. Daenerys is going to need all the emotional support that she can get from Jon as she just lost her child. Not only that, Jon is going to need Daenerys to truly defeat the Night King when he tears down the wall with the help of his ice dragon Viserion.

Let’s see what happens in the season finale. I just hope that we don’t see more of our beloved Game of Thrones characters dying.


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What Can Be The Top Moments of Beyond The Wall?

In the photos, we see the Suicide Squad, Jon Snow, Gendry, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, The Hound, Jorah Mormont, Tormund, and a few wildings taking off on their excursion beyond the wall to capture a wight.

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The Warriors of the Long Night – Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Tormund, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, Gendry, and The Hound

This was a brilliant idea of Tyrion Lannister to show to Cersei that the army of the dead exists and to get an armistice with Cersei. I would say it’s quite stupid and may be Tyrion’s biggest blunder. We see some bromance in the pictures between Tormund and Hound. What are they talking about? Maybe Brienne.

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Tormund and Hound Bromance

We also see Daenerys worried and talking to Tyrion in the pictures and in the preview. There is a huge possibility that Daenerys would have to fly her dragons beyond the wall to save the suicide squad. We may also see some Jon and Daenerys moments. Okay, so the wait is almost over. Join me live and until then check out Beyond The Wall preview.