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Game of Thrones Recap: 'High Sparrow'

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Game of Thrones Recap: 'High Sparrow'

Originally posted 04/26/2015 10:45PM

The Great Convergence – and Divergence – has begun! This week's Game of Thrones jammed two sets of characters together for the first time, while taking a shocking turn from George R.R. Martin's novels. Plus, Arya (Maisie Williams) ditched her clothes, Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) ditched his virginity, Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) ditched Sansa (Sophie Turner), Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) ditched his freedom and Jon (Kit Harington) ditched a man's head. All this plus prostitute cosplay(!) in our worship of the third episode of season 5, "High Sparrow."

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Behold the inside of The House of Black and White! Thrones shows off this fancy new set with several shots so we can appreciate all the production detail. The House has the ambience of a gloomy spa's quiet room, where you would sit in a bathrobe sipping cucumber water waiting for your therapist.

Arya grumpily sweeps the stone floor with what looks like a Nimbus 2000. She's unimpressed with the set and annoyed with her janitorial duties. Jaqen H'ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) gives a desperate man a cup of water, then chastises Arya for her impatience: "A girl wants to serve herself."

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Game of Thrones Recap: 'The House of Black and White'

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Game of Thrones Recap: 'The House of Black and White'

Originally posted 04/19/2015 10:40PM

How did hissing ever stop being a thing? You still hear the expression "boo and hiss," but never really hear a crowd totally hiss in unison, just occasionally boo.

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Which Fellow Star on Game of Thrones Does Sophie Turner Text Daily?

Originally posted 04/15/2015 01:50PM

They plays sisters on-screen and soul sisters off!

Sophie Turner, 19, and Maisie Williams, 17, not only grew up together on Game of Thrones, but they also became good friends at the same time. Turner plays Sansa Stark while Williams portrays her younger sister Arya in the HBO drama, which began its fifth season on April 12.

"We text daily," the U.K. born Turner tells PEOPLE. "We don’t ring each other up anymore!"

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Game of Thrones Premiere Recap: 'Gold Will Be Their Crowns, Gold Their Shrouds' | Kit Harington

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Game of Thrones Premiere Recap: 'Gold Will Be Their Crowns, Gold Their Shrouds'

Originally posted 04/12/2015 11:30PM

Sunday's eagerly awaited Game of Thrones premiere gave fans plenty to talk about: The fantasy hit's first-ever flashback scene starred Mean Girl Cersei, a game-changing conversation between Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) demanded a singularly unique recap, Daario's (Michiel Huisman) butt made a return appearance and one recurring character was subject to a brutal burning at the stake (a.k.a. what HBO's lawyers are planning to do to whoever leaked its Thrones screeners online).

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Game of Thrones: 6 Spoiler-Free Secrets from Season 5

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Game of Thrones: 6 Spoiler-Free Secrets from Season 5

Originally posted 04/12/2015 01:50PM

The first installment of George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series of epic fantasy novels was released a whopping 19 years ago.

When HBO launched Game of Thrones in 2011, the devoted fandom that developed in the intervening years had a lot to say about the adaptation of the source material – and they still do (as is the right and beauty of a thriving fandom).

As season 5 of Thrones begins, it's safe to say fans of Martin's series are basically going to lose their minds over the latest developments – for better or for worse. While purists may not enjoy that events from the books are conflated or dropped entirely from season 5, less literal devotees may find themselves enjoying a tighter, cleaner narrative.

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From EW: Game of Thrones's Maisie Williams to Guest Star on Doctor Who

From EW: Game of Thrones's Maisie Williams to Guest Star on Doctor Who

Originally posted 03/30/2015 03:10PM

The actress, known for her portrayal of Arya Stark, will appear on the iconic BBC show

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Maisie Williams Watches Game of Thrones with Her Liquored-Up Grandma (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/25/2015 09:20AM

It's a lucky thing that Maisie Williams portrays Arya and not, say, Daenerys, on Game of Thrones – the actress watches it with her "nan!"

Williams, 17, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday to promote the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Cast in the role of Arya when was was only 12 years old, she has always watched the show with her entire family – and "every time there was a pair of boobs on screen my mum would fill up [my nan's] drink with more gin," she told her TV host.

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From EW: Maisie Williams Reveals Her Game of Thrones Red Carpet Strategy

From EW: Maisie Williams Reveals Her Game of Thrones Red Carpet Strategy

Originally posted 03/23/2015 09:45PM

"I like shocking people," the 17-year-old says

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Game of Thrones Star Warns Fans to 'Be Prepared for the Worst' in Season 5 Premiere

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Game of Thrones Star Warns Fans to 'Be Prepared for the Worst' in Season 5 Premiere

Originally posted 03/20/2015 09:25AM

Take the themes of love, power and revenge – stir in two gruesome murders, a prophecy of death and enough sexual innuendo to burn down the whole of Westeros – and there you have the first episode of Game of Thrones season 5 (spoiler alert).

Everyone's favorite naughty dwarf, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), is safe after killing his dad and his lover and getting smuggled out of Westeros by Varys (Conleth Hill). Varys tries to persuade Tyrion to follow a new leader: "Westeros needs to be saved from itself," Varys says. He seems to favor the white-haired beauty Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) as a contender for the throne.

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere: 'There's Some Really Dark Stuff Coming'

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Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere: 'There's Some Really Dark Stuff Coming'

Originally posted 03/19/2015 07:20AM

Send a raven. Game of Thrones is back.

And there couldn't possibly have been a more fitting location for Wednesday night's season 5 world premiere than the Tower of London.

Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer and Charles Dance were among the stars from the acclaimed HBO fantasy drama who brought Westeros to London, where the walls of the "Bloody Tower" were emblazoned with illuminated projections of dragons and flames that flickered along the red carpet.

Even the much-coveted Iron Throne found its way to to the historic fortress, which just happens to be circled by ravens – though not the three-eyed kind.

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