Game of Thrones 601 - Carice van Houten
Game of Thrones 601 - Melisandre (Carice van Houten) ©2016 HBO

HBO have released seven new pictures from Game of Thrones 601The Lady in Red” for viewing after watching the episode. Basically these are spoilers if you have not seen the episode.

Just before the new season started last week HBO announced the confirmation for a seventh series of Game of Thrones. Two other of their shows, Silicon Valley and Veep, were also confirmed for another season in 20917.

Ending for the show

Also just before the episode’s airing the Showrunners, David Benioff and DB Weiss, gave The Hollywood Reporter an interview to publicise the start of the season where they talked about the ending for the show. They said “We’re approaching the finish line. From the outset, our hope was to tell a complete story — beginning, middle and end. We are writing the final act now, and the last thing we want to do is stay on stage after the play is over.”

They also addressed the many deaths of the central figures in the series saying “Central heroes don’t have any particular claim on immortality. In fact, we could argue that the notion of “central heroes” is one of the fantasy tropes that George’s books have so brilliantly exploded.” They concluded, “That’s one of the elements that bored us about traditional fantasy: the predictability of it.”

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Game of Thrones 601 Video insights

Our Exclusive Visual Recap of the episode

HBO have released these videos after the airing to give a better understanding into the episode.

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