Watch: How ‘Game of Thrones’ Shot the Massive ‘Silence’ Ship Battle

By Jon Fusco

Plus, a little insight into why Theon may have jumped ship.

[Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 ahead!]

So far, the most intense battle in the new season of Game of Thrones has undoubtedly been the open sea skirmish between Euron and Yara Greyjoy. While much of the scene must be credited to the strength of the performances of the aforementioned family— particularly Pilou Asbæk’s menacing turn as Season 6’s latest psychotic baddie—the battle would have been nothing without the tireless work of the visual effects technicians and stunt workers.

Mark Mylod, director of the excellent episodes 2 and 3, admits that the biggest challenge of the boat sequence was “how to sell the idea that this was happening at sea, that they were floating on water, and yet we’re in a car park in Northern Ireland.”

Check out how they pulled it off in HBO’s video below.

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