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'Game of Thrones' Director on Gruesome Fight: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This' (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Director on Gruesome Fight: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This' (Q&A)

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Mountain and the Viper."]

Director Alex Graves has already tackled the Purple Wedding and that infamous Cersei/Jaime scene. Now he can add this week's trial by combat shocker to his résumé.

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JUN
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'Game of Thrones' Recap: The Mountain and the Viper Duke It Out

'Game of Thrones' Recap: The Mountain and the Viper Duke It Out

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Mountain and the Viper."]

Poor Oberyn, you were this close.

The Red Viper (Pedro Pascal) channeled his inner Inigo Montoya during his much-anticipated trial by combat with The Mountain (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson).

"You raped my sister. You murdered her. You killed her children. Say it now and we can make this quick," he tells Gregor Clegane at the beginning of their battle.

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JUN
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'Game of Thrones' Stars on 'Brutal' Fight: 'There Were No Holds Barred' (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Stars on 'Brutal' Fight: 'There Were No Holds Barred' (Q&A)

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Mountain and the Viper."]

Westeros' most epic trial by combat is over.

For book readers, this was among the most anticipated episodes of season four, with Oberyn (Pedro Pascal) and The Mountain (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson) fighting on behalf of Tyrion and Cersei, respectively.

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MAY
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'Game of Thrones' Star on Sunday's Duel: 'The Show Upped Its Game'

Update: read the full Q&A here.

It's almost time for "The Mountain and The Viper," and one of the actors involved promises Game of Thrones fans won't be disappointed by Sunday's big battle.

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MAY
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Television Critics Awards Nominations: HBO's 'True Detective' Leads

Television Critics Awards Nominations: HBO's 'True Detective' Leads

The Television Critics Association nominations have been announced.

HBO's critically-lauded True Detective tops the nominees with four, including individual achievement in drama for Matthew McConaughey, outstanding new program, outstanding achievement in movies/miniseries and specials and program of the year.

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MAY
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'Game of Thrones': 4 Ways to Handle Episode Withdrawal (Video)

'Game of Thrones': 4 Ways to Handle Episode Withdrawal (Video)

With Game of Thrones off this week, fans have to wait until June to return to Westeros.

Waiting is tough, so in the meantime, here are four things to tide you over.

1. Who will be in season five?

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MAY
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'Game of Thrones': 7 Clues About 'The Mountain and the Viper'

'Game of Thrones': 7 Clues About 'The Mountain and the Viper'

Game of Thrones is poised to unleash the Viper.

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MAY
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TV Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Clocks Another Record With 7.2 Million Viewers

TV Ratings: 'Game of Thrones' Clocks Another Record With 7.2 Million Viewers

Game of Thrones' is enjoying on of the most watched seasons in HBO history. Despite the smaller pool of a pay cable audience, the drama continues to grow, now hitting its fourth series high since its April return.

The 9 p.m. airing of Game of Thrones brought in 7.2 million viewers. That's up nearly a million viewers from the previous week and up nearly 40,000 from the previous record set two weeks ago. Game of Thrones logged 8.5 million viewers for the night, meaning a whopping 85 percent of all viewers watched the first telecast.

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MAY
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'Game of Thrones' Recap: Tyrion Finds a Champion

'Game of Thrones' Recap: Tyrion Finds a Champion

[WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "Mockingbird"]

Instead of marching toward exile on the Wall, this week's Game of Thrones finds Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) in a cell, awaiting trial by combat.

But who will be his champion?

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MAY
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'Game of Thrones' Director: Tyrion Shocker 'Defines Next Two Episodes' (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Director: Tyrion Shocker 'Defines Next Two Episodes' (Q&A)

[WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "Mockingbird"]

Game of Thrones has set up some major plot points this season, and now it's time for it to all play out.

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MAY
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'Game of Thrones': Who's Ahead Going in to Episode 7?

'Game of Thrones': Who's Ahead Going in to Episode 7?

Game of Thrones continues to shake up its balance of power.

Stannis is on the rise thanks to a major bank loan, while Tywin's best laid plans are in ruins thanks to Tyrion's bold trial speech.

Here we break down where they and the other major players stand going into episode seven.

1. Stannis (+6 from previous rank)

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MAY
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'Game of Thrones' Director's Big Challenge: 'Every Single Scene Is So Nuanced'

'Game of Thrones' Director's Big Challenge: 'Every Single Scene Is So Nuanced'

Game of Thrones is gearing up for the home stretch, and director Alik Sakharov promises Sunday's episode will have plenty of layers for fans to dissect.

Sakharov, who also directed last week's massive trial of Tyrion, says his biggest challenge for this week's episode's was just how essentiail every scene is, each one "like a block that moves toward the other."

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MAY
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'Game of Thrones' Writer on Season 5 Pressures: 'I'm Terrified' (Q&A)

'Game of Thrones' Writer on Season 5 Pressures: 'I'm Terrified' (Q&A)

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Laws of Gods and Men."]

Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman has knocked some of the series' most difficult scenes out of the park, most recently with Sunday's trial of Tyrion.

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MAY
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George R.R. Martin Pitches His 'Game of Thrones' Spinoff on 'Conan' (Video)

George R.R. Martin Pitches His 'Game of Thrones' Spinoff on 'Conan' (Video)

When all of those Starks and Lannisters have killed each other off, who will remain to carry on the Game of Thrones legacy? Author George R.R. Martin has an idea for who could star in a spinoff, none other than Tommen's adorable cat.

"We may do a spinoff of Ser Pounce the cat," Martin told Conan O'Brien Tuesday. "The Internet went crazy when Ser Pounce appeared. Question: What's Ser Pounce's policy on dragons?

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