According to his CV, Gary Pillai will be taking on the role of the merchant captain.
The original casting writeup for the Merchant Captain mentioned he would be appearing for two episodes in a small role, and interacting with main cast. We understand that Pillai has been filming recently, which makes his captain most likely the one rumored to be smuggling some notable characters into a dangerous region.
As the actor’s CV notes, he’s being directed by Mark Mylod, who is handling episodes 3 and 4 of the new season. Given the sea- and boat-related scenes being filmed at the moment, it’s no surprise there would be a ship’s captain on hand to bring Jaime and Bronn into Dorne. After all, they didn’t row all the way there. (Make your own Gendry joke.)
Nice to see all the parts filling out! The beach shoot is helping uncover lots of info this week.
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So E3, they get on the boat in King’s Landing and E4 they arrive in Dorne. Seems about right. As demonstrated on the show, boat travel in Westeros can go as fast or slow as the plot requirements allow. It also means they’ll be able to get Jaime back to King’s Landing early enough for Cersei and him to have their tiff and for him to take off before she gets arrested.
Aha. So when the call sheet said 4 it did mean ep. 4. Everything’s piecing together. I love it.
Hmm, curious why casting a captain would be important for this storyline. Unless he is some agent for Dorne later on.
Remember when the Obara audition leaked? If the dialogue from it was legit, I can see why you’d need to show that someone saw Jaime.
“A ship’s captain came to me in Plankytown claiming to have information to sell. I paid. He told me he smuggled Jaime Lannister into Dorne.”
Mmmmh, Jaime only arriving in episode 4 in Dorne means no chance at all for the Riverrun arc.
And I would have prefered embark ep 1, arriving ep 2, since I think Dorne’s players should be introduced as early as possible.
In other news, I was in Sevilla this afternoon and the Real Alcazar is just gorgeous ! Cant wait to see its places, gardens, allyers, walls and fountains on screen !
I can’t remember if it was reported here or not but a while ago Maisie Williams tweeted that Ben Hawkey (Hot Pie) was back (either the actor told her or she read it in a script I presume).
This would lead to the assumption that the Crossroads Inn would be back in play again this season and it would stand to reason that the only major character who would be in that area would be Brienne. There was also that tidbit about Brienne getting help from some older woman which could possibly be someone from the Inn itself (a Masha Heddle type for instance).
What she meant was that Ben was back on Twitter after previously deleting his account.
Hmmm. That’s weird. Because there’s a thread on Reddit, discussing how someone met Ben Hawkey and he talked in detail about how he was not in season 5.
edit: Oh yeah, when she said just “Hot Pie’s back” she meant back on Twitter, not on the show.
Aw man, I miss Gendry. I wonder if we’ll ever see him again, or if we’re just supposed to draw our own conclusions as to where he rowed off to?
Ooh. We should do a Choose-Your-Own Adventure with him.
There was someone on the Westeros forums claiming they met Joe Dempsie at a bar a year ago and he said he’d be back for season five, but idk if its true.
A small part of me wanted the leaked mysterious role of ship’s captain to be transporting Young Griff, but I assumed it was Tyrion or Jaime. Nice to have some confirmation.
Is this another nail in the coffin of Young Griff making the show?
I was hoping the transportees came from the far North – wonder if that is a possibility?
I also think in that same alleged conversation Dempsie said when he came back, he wouldn’t be doing what book fans thought Gendry would be doing so take that for what it’s worth.
I wonder if he could end up in King’s Landing (his original destination) as a new follower of the High Sparrow (taking on Lancel’s spot more or less).
I think that could still happen.. I hope!
Of all the new arcs introduced in AFFC and ADWD it feels to me like Sam going to The Citadel could be one of the most important. That still does not guarantee it makes the TV series I guess! XD
No. Dinklage has yet to start shooting, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we find out about Young Griff then. He may well be out, but this news here doesn’t mean that he is.
I think they’ll at least have Sam go to Braavos and meet Arya briefly. He can show up in Oldtown for s6.
Greenjones: No. Dinklage has yet to start shooting, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we find out about Young Griff then.
Exactly my thoughts I guess… I can’t rule out the idea of YG and company making the show until those regions start filming. I remain skeptical, but hopeful.
I’m hoping we could see Sam set off from Braavos for Oldtown in the finale, but it could be held back for Season 6 easily enough. As long as he makes the journey I will be happy.
People have suggested that, since Jaqen will be the Kindly Man, that he could board Sam’s ship then and go with him at the end of the season. Arya’s lessons could either be finished or deferred to the Waif by then, I think. That would create adequate interest in Sam’s s6 storyline, which might bore people otherwise unless they make the intrigue at the Citadel with the Faceless Men and everything more obvious.
on another post there was a blur image about Dragon crew .
is that for meereen and Danny scenes .when and where will be those filmings will take place
The crew names don’t necessarily correspond with which characters they are shooting, they just have separate names. The Dragon Crew is the name of the one that was shooting at that location, which is Portstewart. Supposedly the Wolf Crew was shooting on a river in Toome today as well.
any news on when will Danny and her arc starts because it will involve that pit scene and everything ..i am looking forward to it
Supposedly, they are filming in Split, Croatia from September 8-16, that’s where the they filmed the exterior scenes for Meereen last season. If they do film the Daznak’s Pit stuff in the bull ring, that won’t be until later when they go to Spain, which is looking to be in late October.
hmm i hope we will get photos and information on that set like we are getting here in portstewart.
many believed that the merchant captain will be the one who ships tyrion and young griif and jon con …hope this casting clear those theories
Arya’s ship captain to Braavos is supposedly a recurring character in season 5 and has various directors (according to his CV) which means he has multiple appearances. So I think he’ll take someone else on his ship from Braavos to Oldtown before the end of the season. And yeah I think a certain faceless man might join them too, if his being in Oldtown is important to that storyline (which I think it will be).
Glad it takes an episode or so for Jaime & Bronn to get to Dorne. He needs to be in KL to stand vigil over Tywin and deal with the fallout from last season. I think some folks are a little too keen to launch into Dorne when the story would suffer for it.
Hoping Obara shakes down the Captain for information and her payment is actually something quite violent. Would be an interesting way to introduce her and work better than a predictable fight scene. Which means when she crosses swords with Jaime/Bronn/whoever she doesn’t have to win to establish her character at the expense of theirs.
Last year quite a few CVs said “various” under directors early on only to clarify which director specifically months later. I wouldn’t be surprised if his CV is updated to read only “Michael Slovis” in that same section.
I think Obara will kill our Merchant Captain. In the audition scene she says, “I paid” as in she bribed him for the info but then later says “he paid”. That, to me, implies that she offs him for helping the Lannisters.
Could the “various” directors be a generic term they use for actors appearing in multiple episodes on shows that use multiple directors over the season? In which case he could be in back-to-back episodes by the same director or in two episodes with different directors. I’m not overly concerned frankly. We will find out as production moves along
That’s the feeling I was getting too. Would fit more with her book character who came over to me as a bit of a bully and angry all the time!
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