“Game of Thrones” co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed during our cover shoot who’s currently winning the game, the easiest and hardest characters to write for, and who they planned to kill off, but didn’t.

The showrunners also discuss this season’s newcomer: Samwell and Gilly’s baby (played by twins).

“A lot of these babies are a–holes in real life,” Weiss said. “They’re just a–holes. And this kid was great.”

“This kid smiled on command,” Benioff added.