With the amazing epic scope of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones, it’s inevitable that some things will have to get left on the cutting room floor, especially when the source material encompasses books that are around 1,000 pages in length. We’ve already seen deleted scenes from earlier seasons, but now we have the first cut scene from season three, which will eventually be included on the Blu-Ray and DVD releases next year.
The scene is a rather long one and revolves around a confrontation between Tywin Lannister and Grand Maester Pycelle. For those who have followed the show, we’ve known of Pycelle’s act for a long time, but we’re apparently not the only ones as Tywin is quick to point out how obvious a performance it is.
It’s a very good scene, as one would expect from one of the best shows on television, but you can kind of see why it could be cut. We already know Pycelle is a self-serving man, like many others in Westeros, having previously reported to Queen Cersei, so it doesn’t really need to be said that he will continue to throw his hat in with the Lannisters. That being said, I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing it put back in again. As a huge fan of the books and show, I’ll take as much as I can get.
I imagine there was much more than this cut out of the third season, and that there will probably have to be several cuts from the upcoming season four given that A Storm of Swords is a particularly massive tome. I’ve said it before, several times in fact, but I’ll say it again: I can’t wait to see how they’re going to pull off the epicness of the next season. There are several big things still left to happen from the last few hundred pages of the novel, including lots of carnage. So for those who haven’t read the book, you should prepare yourselves for what could be the best season of the show yet.
Season four of Game of Thrones is set to begin airing next spring (late March/early April), while season three will become available on Blu-Ray and DVD starting February 18th.
Check out the deleted scene below and let us know what you think in the comments!
(Source: Comic Book Movie)