This week’s Game of Thrones was a booze-fest and the most moving episode yet

Wine was glugged, songs were sung, and things got emotional in what might serve as the final chance to hang out with some of our favourite characters How do you kill time before the actual time for killing? Perhaps you amuse yourself with wordplay. Episode two of the final season of bottle episode, with Tyrion providing a steady flow of passable northern wine. It is odd to think of Game of Thrones, probably the most lavish show on TV, fretting about budgets in a final season that must have essentially come with a blank cheque attached, but this instalment never left the Starks chilly family stronghold, although with dozens of glum extras milling about in the background preparing siege defences, …

Game of Thrones: the shocking book moments that never made it to TV

There just isnt enough time in eight series to cram in all the juicy bits from George RR Martins novels … but here are the ones we wish had made the cut Warning: this article contains major spoilers from George RR Martins A Song of Ice and Fire books Cramming five novels worth of the dense plot and detailed characterisation of George RR Martins A Song of Ice and Fire into posted an image of a heart shape made of stones in 2014 but perhaps the vengeful, reanimated corpse of Catelyn Stark would have been a little hard for viewers to swallow. Equally, her pudding-like skin the colour of curdled milk would have looked terrible without some budget-busting CGI. Aegon …