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Harry Hart is an amazing spy. Arguably one of the best of his time.
But when it comes to feelings? Subtly is not his strong suit.

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"Season 5 'definitely my favorite'

Can Game of Thrones top itself yet again? According to one actress at the show’s San Francisco premiere, the fantasy drama definitely pulls it off.

“It was my favorite season so far,” said Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on the series. “It’s definitely my favorite. You keep thinking, ‘How can it possibly top each time? How can it achieve more and be more climactic? And I think it achieves it by being more complex and all the subtlties of what [author George R.R. Martin] does and now [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss]. They take the worst thing possible and twist it into something else entirely.”

Christie was on hand, along with most of the show’s huge cast and producers, at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, which held the U.S. premiere of the show’s fifth season Monday night.

Speaking to Page Six, Thrones author George R.R. Martin defended the pace at which he’s writing his books. (The show will eventually reveal content from his saga before his stories come out in print.) “50 years from now, nobody is going to care how frequently the books came out,” Martin said. “They will care if the books are as good as they can possibly be, if the books stand the test of time. That’s what I struggle with as I write.”

After the red carpet (see our post on Maisie Williams’ red carpet strategies), the audience was treated to the first stateside screening of the premiere, titled “The Wars to Come.” A few spoiler-free take-aways:

The much-discussed flashback that starts the season is sufficiently creepy. While the episode is definitely a stage-setter meant to get most of the season’s various plot threads in motion, there’s at least one major event that will have fans talking. The big scene (previewed heavily) between Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) is a classic, pitch-perfect GoT two-hander. This episode is the best performance we’ve seen yet from Ciarán Hinds (who plays Mance Rayder). As previously discussed, you’ll have to wait for the second episode to see Arya.

And, as is often the case with Thrones, the episode ends—and your first thought is, “Wait, no! More!”

Source: EW

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“Season 5 ‘definitely my favorite’ was originally published on Game of Thrones Fan

Gwendoline Christie: Game of Thrones Season 5 “Is Definitely My Favorite”

We’re catching up on all the relevant interview footage from the Game of Thrones red carpet that happened earlier this week. And though reviews, both spoilery and non-spoilery, say that Season 5 is looking to be darker than ever, one actor says that it’s her favorite season, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“It was my favorite season so far,” said Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on the series. “It’s definitely my favorite.”

Why is this coming season Gwendoline Christie’s favorite? And what does the season have in store for Brienne? Check out the answers below.

For one thing, the show keeps topping itself.

You keep thinking, ‘How can it possibly top each time? How can it achieve more and be more climactic? And I think it achieves it by being more complex and all the subtlties of what [author George R.R. Martin] does and now [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss]. They take the worst thing possible and twist it into something else entirely.”

Zap2It also spoke with the actress on the red carpet, in the video above, and they got this juicy tidbit:

“Brienne is a woman of honor, so the initial promises she makes she doesn’t stray from. Against all the odds this season, we truly see a continuation of that, with all its ups and severe downs. At the end of Season 4 we saw the fight with the Hound — Brienne managed to defeat the Hound — however she failed in her quest for Arya. She had her in her hands and she just escaped. She fell through her fingers like sand. So I’m imagining that Brienne may feel a little disillusioned after that, probably a little disappointed in herself.” Brienne is directionless after her loss of Arya, and Christie says the character “moves all over the place.” But she also offers this intriguing tease: “Perhaps we have a look at some of her darker recesses too.”

That jives with the scene that The Raven brought at the end of HBO’s set of “The Sights,” where she tells Pod that all the good Lords to fight for are dead, and the rest are monsters.

The real question though, for both Unsullied and book readers, is where will Brienne head now. For readers, we know her entire storyline for this coming season was already wrapped up by the end of last season, with Rorge and Biter conveniently offed by Arya and the Hound, and no Lady Stoneheart to run into. Brienne and Pod are one of the few wildcards left in the season—we have no idea where they will head, now that they’ve found (and lost) Arya. Though Brienne does not find Sansa in the books, it would perhaps make sense (since Sansa outed herself to the Lords Declarant already) to have Brienne and Pod run into Sansa and Littlefinger. The actors have hinted as much in interviews, and giving Brienne a new direction, and a new lady to swear fealty to, might do her a lot of good.

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