Game of Thrones is over, but HBO isn't making us go cold turkey. It's treating us to all sorts of behind the scenes looks at how the delicious fantasy sausage is made, including this short film on that amazing meeting in episode 7. Obviously it's fascinating to see the technical side of shooting such a crucial scene, but what's really Mountain-punched us in the heart is how excited the cast are to be back together again. All. The. Feels.
Yes, that's Cersei looking at photos on Tyrion's phone. That's Brienne of Tarth tickling the the beard of the Onion Knight. That's Reek, actually having a laugh for once. From the interviews during the video, it sounds like the fun continued once the day's work was over.
"That was really exciting, because we're all just a big happy family," says Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister. "That extended to after work unfortunately, because we had way too much fun." Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) called the whole cast staying at the same hotel "a recipe for disaster," with a massive smile on his face. Literally all my savings and my left kidney to anyone who can smuggle me into the next cast party.
"Those ten days were ten of the most enjoyable days I've ever spent doing this show, because it's all these people just having such an excellent time just being in each other's company," says showrunner and writer D.B. Weiss. "I will never forget those days on that set."