LB: Hey, Alfie, I'm driving so this is going to be on speakerphone. Let me know if you can't hear me.
AA: OK I'll let you know, mate. Hi Luke!
LB: Hi Alfie. What can 'Game of Thrones' fans expect from Sunday's season finale?
AA: It's going to be an amazing episode as usual. Theon's going to get his, but in kind of a good way. He sort of comes back to the realization he's passed the point of no return and he's got continue on being the person he's decided to be, but deep down inside isn't. It all comes back around in a circle to where he was in the beginning.
LB: Do you think the episode will top last week's 'Blackwater,' which people just loved?
AA: It depends on what sort of things you like. If you like getting to know the characters, then yes. But I don't think it will be as action-packed as episode 9. It would be a pretty tough feat to top episode nine. It was pretty incredible.
LB: When I read the books, I came to pretty much hate Theon Greyjoy during the second book. When you play him, I think you make him a little more likeable. How do you do that with a character who was once pretty much a good guy and has gone over to the dark side?
AA: It's really interesting to play, mate. In the books, I think he set out to betray Robb [Stark] from the start. In the series, I think we made it that when he goes over to Pyke he's searching for a bit of status. He wants to be Prince Theon. He wants to be able to make his own decisions. When he gets humiliation and rejection from his family, it sets him on a different path. He just becomes completely power crazed. In episode 10, you'll see him come back to the realization that no one's coming to save him, but he needs to continue this lie that he's set up because otherwise he's not going to be respected by anyone, even himself.
LB: There's this moment when the viewer sees the two tarred bodies of what one thinks are the Stark children and you look at them and then you look away. As a viewer, I look into that moment and think Theon's not even proud of this.
AA: He's trying to rule through fear. He'll do anything to get the sort of respect which he feels he deserves. Just the fact the wants to have the appreciation of his family shows there's a human side to him. He's a very human character. He's very realistic. I would say he's definitely got remorse for what he's done. In his heart, he knows it's not Bran and Rickon [Stark] but it's never nice killing any children.
LB: Yeah, they're still two innocent kids.
AA: Exactly. There is some remorse for what he's done, definitely. I think that's what that look was about.
LB: What has being a part of 'Game of Thrones' and, specifically, becoming Theon Greyjoy meant for you in your career?
AA: It's just good being recognized for being an actor and not for being a celebrity more. I think people are coming up to me and going, 'You're an actor, aren't you?" instead of, "Oh yeah, you're that person." It's cool. It's like one big family. It's brilliant. It's great. In terms of my career, it's getting people to see me more seriously as an actor, which is what you want for sure.
LB: Frankly, and maybe it's because I'm American, but I knew you as the actor who played Theon first. Then I looked you up and saw you are Lily Allen's little brother.