Tonight, Game of Thrones season 7 episode 4 delivered a wide array of different moments across the board, and many of them were more than just notable. After all, you had a Stark family reunion, an enormous battle at the end of the hour, and a little bit of White Walker mythology to go along with it all. This was the show’s shortest episode but also one with plenty of content.
Want to see what the show’s executive producers in David Benioff and D.B. Weiss each had to say about some of what they had to see? Then check out some quotes below from the two of them on a wide array of different subjects. (These were made during the “Inside the Episode” segment that followed “Spoils of War” on the night.)
On Arya Stark returning home to Winterfell – “The second she comes home, she realizes it’s not the same place … There are a lot of homecomings this season. I think the crucial thing here is the reunion with Sansa. In some ways, they are very similar to they were, except more so … But they are also so different than when they last saw each other. They’ve both been through difficult journeys.”
On Sansa witnessing the fight with Brienne – “Sansa doesn’t really know a lot about where Arya’s gone or what she’s done since they last saw each other. This scene shows her what she’s been up to … Arya’s really good at killing. That’s worrisome.”
On the cave paintings that Jon and Daenerys find – “The idea is that this is one of those French caves were prehistoric men lived and painted in the caves, except here it’s Children of the Forest … [The paintings are] about how these two disparate people [teamed up] to fight the common enemy … One of the things that we learned is that the White Walkers didn’t come up with [many of their patterns]. They came from the Children of the Forest.”
On the Jon – Daenerys political crisis – “There’s tension on two sides. One of them is the political, since Jon Snow [has a] specific goal on Dragonstone … and Dany has her own specific purpose: To [convince him to] bend the knee … To make it all the more complicated, they’re starting to be attracted to each other.”
On why Daenerys makes the decision to go to battle – “She had a nicely triumphant return to Dragonstone … from that point on, she’s lost two principal allies and a lot of her fleet … If she doesn’t step up soon and come up with a big win for her sude, she’s going to lose this fight before it really begins. She’s feeling the pressure [more than ever].”
On filming the huge battle – “One of the things that was the most exciting battle was that this was the first time that we’ve had two sets of main characters on opposite sides of the battlefield. It’s impossible to really want any one of them to win, and to want any one of them to lose … The dragon makes it a completely different situation.”
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