Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Season 3 Deleted Scene: Tywin Confronts Grand Maester Pycelle (VIDEO)

Game of Thrones Season 3 was overflowing with amazing scenes and fascinating character interactions, but that doesn't mean there wasn't even more TV magic left on the cutting room floor due to time constraints. Fortunately, that's what Comic-Con and DVD extras are for!

At Comic-Con 2013, this amazing deleted scene between Tywin and Grand Maester Pycelle was revealed. In it, Tywin cuts the slippery Grand Maester down to size, smacking down Pycelle's attempt to reinsert himself into the small council without Tywin's say-so, and then calling him out for being nowhere near as old and decrepit as he appears.

This leads to Grand Maester Pycelle's best scene to date (really, it's a shame this didn't make it into the show), as he straightens himself out and explains his motivations: "So many flowers, my Lord, each wanting to grow the tallest, bloom the brightest. And one by one, sooner or later, they all get plucked. I don't want to be the tallest, or the brightest. I only want to remain in the garden until my time comes to return to the dirt."

This version of the scene is pretty low quality. Hopefully a high quality version will be available on the Season 3 DVDs. Just one more reason to look forward to them!

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