Legally, the closing episode (“The Children”) of popular fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones” (GoT) drew 7.1 million viewers on HBO in US, beating the 5.4 million who tuned in for the previous season’s last episode. Inclusive of repeats, GoT’s Season 4 finale drew a whopping number of 9.3 million people!

And that’s just legally.

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Illegally, GoT’s “The Children” has become the most pirated show in history, according to TorrentFreak. In fact, in just a mere few hours after the episode appear online, Demonii tracker reported that 254,114 people were sharing that one torrent at the same time – the highest ever. By the time it reached the half-a-day mark, it was downloaded 1.5 million times. TorrentFreak predicted that the download total will exceed 7.5 million in the coming weeks, making it the most downloaded episode of the year.

What? Mind..blown. But, if you haven’t watched it, we won’t spoil it for you. We will, however, entice you with an awesome video.

The below video is a visual effects reel from digital compositor, Calvin Romeyn, which showcases some of the best shots in the most exciting and bloody scenes from GoT Season 4. So, if you’ve always wondered what happens during post-production, be prepared to be amazed by how much work actually goes into it. Even if it means that you have to be amazed by gruesome bits.

Warning, might contain spoilers:

It does make you miss GoT already, doesn’t it? Don’t worry! They’ll be back for Season 5!

For more information, visit their official website or Facebook page.

Sources: 1, 2, 3.

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