Watchers is serving up the Genuine Shit today. Little Birds in Northern Ireland are coming up with some juicy fodder, and Watchers rises to the occasion. Stuff happening at Shane’s Castle: (FUCKING HUGE SPOILER WARNING FROM BOOKS)
The show filmed on the estate in late August, and our exclusive photos at the time confirmed that the location’s cellars were standing in for the High Sparrow’s sparse sept. Now Game of Thrones has resumed filming at the castle in County Antrim, and details are emerging.
We can tell you that our sources have revealed that the scene being filmed this week at Shane’s Castle involves Qyburn (Anton Lesser) and Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover) along with some others in minor parts.
Oh, and there’ll also be at least one child extra in the scene.
I’m not quite sure what I think is going on here, but there are ideas. Some commenters are throwing around the possibility of Qyburn being the one to kill Pycelle, the way Varys did in ADwD. I can see the appeal of this, but I don’t really like it. This one is like Cleganebowl; I don’t really have an argument against it, so I need some time to think about it.
What I can say at the moment is that, if Qyburn is the one to kill Pycelle (and later Uncle Kevan?), his actions would have very, very different motivations from what Varys did in the books. I’m trying to figure out what those motivations would be.
Either way, a child being in the same room as Qyburn and Pycelle is plenty ominous. And I’d like to know who those minor parts are.
ETA: The same Watchers article has been updated with further info. The scene at Shane’s Castle takes place in Qyburn’s laboratory! The sources also assure us that there is no child molestation involved, though that still leaves plenty of options for horribleness.