‘Game of Thrones’ scribes reflect on a bloody season

June 17, 2014 11:58 AM

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Wrapping up its fourth season, HBO’s Game of Thrones has not just avoided toppling under the weight of its own story lines, it’s become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, with an audience larger than even The Sopranos. Going into the final episode of the fourth season, writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff promised the show’s best finale ever.

It’s difficult to imagine any scene that could beat Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys rising from the ashes adorned only in baby dragons, and not surprisingly, Sunday night’s episode in the US was not made available to critics for Monday deadlines. But Weiss and Benioff did answer many questions about the se...

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