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With that single familiar High Valyrian word, Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen launched one of the most memorable assaults on Westeros in Game of Thrones history. What’s now known as the Loot Train Battle (the branding could use some work) remains scorched in the hearts and minds of both the battle’s participants as well as Thrones fans everywhere, for its riveting display of dragon power, the screeching of Dothraki warriors riding through the Seven Kingdoms, and the uncertain fate of Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) at the end of the hour.
This week, The Hollywood Reporter focused most of its Thrones efforts on the battle, unpacking the scene from several angles: a conversation with the director of the episode, running through the most memorable moments from the conflict, a look ahead at what’s next for one of the sequence’s most important players and more.
Beyond the Loot Train Battle, THR also stopped down to focus on some of the other happenings in and around Westeros this week, including a reunion in the North: Arya (Maisie Williams) and Sansa (Sophie Turner) coming together for the first time since the first season of the show. Check out the links below for that story and much more from the past week in Game of Thrones:
• Massive Battle Leaves Jaime Lannister’s Fate in Doubt
• Seven Key Moments from the Loot Train Battle
• MLB Pitcher Noah Syndergaard Scores Thrones Cameo
• Director Matt Shakman on “Dealing Death From the Sky”
• What’s Next for Jaime Lannister After That Big Battle
• Bronn of the Blackwater’s Seven Best Moments
• Showrunners Reveal the Dark Side of Arya and Sansa’s Reunion
• An Overview of Arya Stark’s New Weapon
• Theon Greyjoy Faces an Uncertain Future
• Jon Snow Faces the Truth in “Eastwatch” Trailer
• Photos for “Eastwatch” Tease the Fiery Battle’s Fallout
Watch the video below for the Game of Thrones cast’s preview of season seven’s battles.
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