‘Game of Thrones’: 9 Secrets From ‘The Last Watch’ Documentary (PHOTOS)

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Direwolves’ Speed

A conversation between executive producer Bernie Caulfield and another member of the staff details that direwolves can move “pretty fast”: 30 miles per hour. “A wolf running with a guy, for us it means a 150-foot green screen with a tracking vehicle in Calgary,” the EP said.

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A Notable Background Actor

Andrew McClay has been a Stark Guard every year.

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Jorah’s Brutal Death in the Script

“Jorah the Andal battles on. He has been slashed and stabbed, pummeled and pierced, but somehow he keeps fighting,” co-executive producer Bryan Cogman read at the table read. “Wights plunge their knives into him. He takes more punishment than Hodor took at the door, than Beric took in the Great Hall, and still somehow Jorah stands and defends his queen.”

Emilia Clarke reacted accordingly (above).

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Kit Harington’s Reaction to Jon Killing Daenerys

Harington hadn’t read the script prior to the table read, so the above reaction was him learning about that big moment for the first time.

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Clarke’s Dark Roots Had to Be Covered

This cap covered her darker hair before she donned her Daenerys wig.

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Vladimir Furdik Was Used to Being Behind the Camera

“I love choreography. I like the process,” the actor who played the Night King explained. “You cannot be stunt man forever, but choreographer you can be forever. 33 years I am stuntman so I prepare the actor be famous. I prepare them to look good in front of the camera and always, I was shadow behind them. Nobody saw me. Now I’m in the front line, so I’m like, ‘Wow, what I’m doing here? Why me?'”

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They Brought in a Few “Ringers”

To keep parts of the final season secret, especially when filming in Spain when cast members had to be out eating and drinking, they brought in a few actors, including Harington, Furdik, Faye Marsay (The Waif), and Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen) to dupe people.

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The End of Daenerys

After we saw Clarke film her final scene as Daenerys, we saw the above message written on the mirror in the hair and makeup trailer.

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Kit Harington’s Watch Ended

“I feel like my heart is breaking. I love this show,” Harington said as he wrapped. “More than, I think, anything. It has never been a job for me. It’s been my life, and this will always be the greatest thing I’ll ever do and be a part of, and you have been just my family. I love you for it, and thank you so much.”

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Game of Thrones may have wrapped its eight-season run, but HBO wasn’t quite finished celebrating the epic fantasy series after its finale.

The network aired The Last Watch, a nearly two-hour documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the final season, Sunday. From the table reads (including visceral emotional reactions from the cast) to dealing with the winter weather, the special covered notable moments from the last six episodes of the series.

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Click through the gallery above for the highlights from Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.