'Game of Thrones' 3.04 Preview: Cersei Is Likely to Betray the Tyrells

'Game of Thrones' 3.04 Preview: Cersei Is Likely to Betray the Tyrells

Daenerys trades her valuable thing with soldiers, the Hound is in hot water and the Night's Watch grows unsettled.
Daenerys makes a big trade in the next episode of "Game of Thrones". She will let go one of her three dragons in exchange for 8,000 of the strongest soldiers on the planet in the Unsullied as she continues preparing her army.

In King's Landing, Cersei plots to get rid of the Tyrells, calling them "trouble," but Margaery slowly gains Joffrey's trust. The Hound is held capture and in danger of losing his life, while the Night's Watch takes stock. Elsewhere, Arya, Gendry and Clegane are taken to the commander of the Brotherhood.

"And Now His Watch Is Ended" will air Sunday, April 21 at 9/8c on HBO. Gushing about an epic scene from the book that will be tackled in the upcoming outing, showrunner Dan Weiss says, "We always knew it was going to be one of the big ones."

He adds, "That was one of the scenes I remember reading it for the first time in the books and being so swept away by it. I remember thinking [that] if we could ever get this to series and we could ever get to season three, we'd actually be able to put that scene on screen."

Praising director Alex Graves, he says, "Alex Graves was the right man for the job. He took a scene that had us quite nervous -- the number people on set, the size of the action, the amount of the effects work -- and had it all done in a few days. A scene that might take a feature eight days, for us was two or three."

Of the growing production budget for season 3 compared to the previous seasons, Weiss says, "HBO has been very supportive of us and giving us what we need to make the show. It's not so much about a number as it is about what the story requires and how much that ends up costing. This season is more expensive than the previous seasons, without a doubt -- and resources were spread evenly throughout the season, which leads to more sensational, epic, set piece type scenes happening throughout."

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