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See How GAME OF THRONES Created the Gore of Greyscale (Exclusive)

See How GAME OF THRONES Created the Gore of Greyscale (Exclusive)

Fortunately for us, greyscale is not an actual disease we need Samwell Tarly to cure for us, but making it look like a real skin condition was a big challenge for Game of Thrones‘ prosthetics team this past season. And in a new behind-the-scenes clip we get to see not only how they made Ser Jorah Mormont look like a stone man in waiting, but how they made it possible for Sam to “treat” him.

This is the second clip from the second episode of The Game Revealed, the new seven part series from HBO about the making of the show. The first sneak peek featured Euron’s giant warship and his impressive nighttime attack, but this time the focus was on the bloody, puss-filled, gross cutting away of Jorah’s black-scaled skin.

Ugh, even knowing it is nothing but make makeup, it’s still disgusting to see Sam put the knife into Jorah’s chest. Although that seems less painful than the five or six hours actor Iain Glen had to spend having it applied in the first place. (And even that isn’t as bad as his 1:45 a.m. pick up that day. I’d rather have greyscale than get up that early for anything.)

It’s also amazing that getting his condition to look real was infinitely harder than it was for the totally inexperienced Sam to miraculously find a cure and pull off the surgery on his first try.

Full episodes of The Game Revealed are only available to HBO subscribers across their multiple platforms, but you can watch the entire first episode online here. We promise most of the behind-the-scenes footage isn’t nearly as gnarly.

Which practical effect did you think was the most impressive from this past season? Peel away your thoughts in our comments section below.

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