[Updated!] New photos from Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 4 “Book of the Stranger”

Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

HBO has released a new batch of photos from the fourth episode of Game of Thrones season 6. This episode, titled “Book of the Stranger,” features the first season 6 sighting of Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish.

Official episode synopsis: Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) strikes a deal. Jorah (Iain Glen) and Daario (Michiel Huisman) undertake a difficult task. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) try to improve their situation.

Photos under the cut!

5/12: Updated with many more images from episode 4!

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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO

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Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy and Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Souad Faress as Dosh Khaleen Priestess Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell and Ian Gelder as Kevan Lannister Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell and Ian Gelder as Kevan Lannister
Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis and Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO

Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis and Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont
Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO

These images from episode 4 are also available on HBO.com:

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    1. Why are there never photographs with Jon Snow BEFORE the diffusion of the episodes?

      Pourquoi il n’y a jamais de photos avec Jon Snow AVANT la diffusion des épisodes ?

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    2. Wow Dany really looks nice this season. Also it’s the first time in a while I am looking forward to her storyline!

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    3. I want LF dead asap. Him and Ramsay

      So excited for this! Hope to get to watch while in china!

      and finally, Dany is gorgggggggggg

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    4. Yeah nothing of note from these pics as they’re all from the teaser. The more I see Olenna and Kevan together, the more I fear for my fave QoTs safety ?

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    5. Tyrion looks pretty boss in that last photo.

      Also the reunion is probably the reason we don’t see any CB pics right now.

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    6. Robin Arryn looks much older now in the episode 4 trailer. It’s funny seeing him, Bran, and Rickon grown up now.

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    7. They’re not giving much out about the Wall in these promos, stills, etc.

      More Kevan. He’s one of my favourite minor characters, and they’ve done a good job with his few appearances since Season 5.

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    8. Hawk,

      LF looks worried. If he’s worried, I’m worried! I wonder who is on the horse behind him…in the green cape.

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    9. What kind of deal is tyrion gonna Strike? He literally Has nothing to do in meereen because meereenese plot Has the depht of a puddle. I would think with a captured son of harpy? With a sellsword captain? A volantene envoy? Or someone from astapor/yunkai? If so, It’s meant to fail the second they realize there’re no tamed dragons.

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    10. selena,

      Game face on for sure.

      In the preview it seemed like Yara was scolding Theon big time. Hope she eventually chills out and actually makes an emotional connection with him.

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    11. Apollo:
      I see GRRM has released another Arianne chapter excerpt from TWOW!

      Yes and its full of excitement and things happening… NOT.

      Its like the previous Arianne chapter, its her TRAVELING to JC.
      The third chapter will be her TRAVELING on the boat to Storms End to find JC marching to KL. Fourth chapter will be about her TRAVELING to …. you get my point. Geroge RR Martin lost himself, we will first colonize Mars before he finishes the last book.

      #thankgodforthetvshow

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    12. Sullied by Knight:
      Hawk,

      LF looks worried.If he’s worried, I’m worried! I wonder who is on the horse behind him…in the green cape.

      The episode 4 trailer showed him in the Vale with Robin and Royce.

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    13. Understandable that Jon and Sansa aren’t in any of these photos, they want the reunion to be a surprise! Some people are convinced that Jon won’t be there when Sansa arrives, but I don’t see that happening. It’s obvious to me that he is still at Castle Black, figuring out what to do next, talking with Davos, Mel, Tormund probably and that is when Sansa arrives, and when we will get a reunion!

      I am very curious on how they will react to seeing each other again after all that time and everything they have been through, and we never seen them together in the show so that will be very interesting.

      GET HYPE!

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    14. Making the 8:
      Book Sam finds at the Citadel with some ancient answers?

      Sam won’t even be at the Citadel until the end of the season. They are going to Horn Hill first.

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    15. I believe the Tyrion deal will be with the

      Red priestess

      mainly because he needs to unite the people in Mereen to prevent an uprising, teased on the preview.
      Also, no Sansa on the pics = boring.

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    16. Connor,

      well I know how I WANT it to play out…I want tears and bear hugs dammit..these are the first two starks to set eyes on each other since Ned’s death and it better be GOOD!!

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    17. Am I alone in being underwhelmed by the Tyrion/Varys duo? I thought they had so much potential together but I’m not feeling it so far. Lame eunich jokes falling flat left and right. Tyrion had his dragon whisperer scene and that was pretty awesome but Varys has been the more interesting, more intriguing, character of the two since they began traveling together. Any info on when/if Varys leaves Mereen?

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    18. Jack Bauer 24:
      No Euron?

      I hope so!
      I think that he will show up in the middle of Yara and Theon’s conversation, and sit on the Seastone chair like a boss, antagonizing them.

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    19. Booooring!! I need the Jansa asasp! 😆

      Seriously, it’s nice to see LF. Good that they are setting up the Vale army. Filming spoilers Ep9

      I’ve already seen people complain about “Vale ex machina” at the Battle for Winterfell, not that that would make them shut up, but still.

      I’m interested in Lord Royce’s reaction to the whole situation and what LF will tell him about how Sansa ended up in Winterfell in the first place.

      Also very excited for the Iron Islands. I’ve always liked Gemma as Yara, so it’s good to have her back and with Theon!

      I do hope the Meereen story moves forward a bit faster. Otherwise it’s just Dink-fan-service (I mean, I take it, but it’s a bit obvious IMO).

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    20. Making the 8,

      Nothing big happened in the first 3 episodes, mostly just settings thing up for the rest of the season.
      But I kinda liked it. It’s the calm before the storm.

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    21. Mihnea:

      At that rate he’ll need at least 2 more books after WOW.

      Yes even his girlfriend said so, even tough he thinks he can do it in 2 books.

      In the first book Caitlyn just appeared in Kings Landing we didn´t need 5 chapters telling us in detail how she got there from Winterfell.

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    22. Mihnea,

      I just can’t see Theon doing anything other than backing Yara. I certainly don’t see him being a Vic substitute (in terms of his own desire to be King). I also don’t see Damphair championing Theon as a godly man.

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    23. miss:
      Why are there never photographs with Jon Snow BEFORE the diffusion of the episodes?

      Pourquoi il n’y a jamais de photos avec Jon Snow AVANT la diffusion des épisodes?

      My thoughts exactly!

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    24. Icewalker,

      Nope there were 2. The first she is still in Dorne…..
      The 2nd one, this, she reached Griffin’s Roost and at the end decides to go to Storm’s End…..

      There is no way in hell he will finish the story in 2 more books, if this is how the rest of the novel is paced.

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    25. Jack Bauer 24: Sam won’t even be at the Citadel until the end of the season. They are going to Horn Hill first.

      I am getting quite nervous about all the things happening this season and how they are going to fit it all in. We’re already at ep 4 and just the stuff we know from filming spoilers and trailers would easily fit into the last 6 episodes. Especially knowing that the bulk of ep 9 will be devoted to one particular location. I trust them, I do, but I still worry.

      Also, I can’ damn wait until we get to the Riverlands. Other than the North and Braavos, it’s the main thing I am looking forward to this season. The rest of you can have Meereen and King’s Landing and Vaes Dothrak and the Iron Islands and Dorne(lol). I am living for the story lines in those 3 locales.

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    26. Hoyti Von Totiy: Yes and its full of excitement and things happening… NOT.

      Its like the previous Arianne chapter, its her TRAVELING to JC.
      The third chapter will be her TRAVELING on the boat to Storms End to find JC marching to KL. Fourth chapter will be about her TRAVELING to …. you get my point. Geroge RR Martin lost himself, we will first colonize Mars before he finishes the last book.

      #thankgodforthetvshow

      Just read it- totally agree. Looks like TWOW is gonna be yet another snoozefest… Arianne and Sansa chapters have been unbelievably dull.

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    27. Mihnea,

      Yeah, I think Euron wins (hopeful we see a dragon horn) and Yara/Theon begrudgingly follow. I am wondering if they pull a Vic and choose to take Dany for themselves

      That’s way down the road though.

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    28. That shot of Jaime and Cersei is literally a still from the promo.

      And Jesus Christ, Varys, those are a lot of layers. How hasn’t he died from the heat yet 😛

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    29. Dee:
      JON AND SANSA PLEASE

      THAT IS ALL I CARE ABOUT

      Being Game of Thrones i could totally see them miss each other… that would make sense.

      If they do meet and hug… i am so going to cry haha.

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    30. Mihnea:
      Icewalker,

      Nope there were 2. The first she is still in Dorne…..
      The 2nd one, this, she reached Griffin’s Roost and at the end decides to go to Storm’s End…..

      There is no way in hell he will finish the story in 2 more books, if this is how the rest of the novel is paced.

      I’d never read this chapter so it’s new to me. Agree that this story is never gonna wrap up in two more books. GRRMs editors need to seriously have a word with this guy 🙁

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    31. Mihnea,

      Possible filming spoilers

      I seem to remember that they used Girona as Oldtown as well, so I’ve always assumed that we’ll see Sam at least arrive at the Citadel and have some sort of meaningful interaction with someone near the end of the season. But you’re right, we do not know exactly what will happen.

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    32. I think Littlefinger will have one scene this episode. The one thing I want is more than one Bran scene in an episode, I hope we will have more of him and 3-Eyed Raven this episode. After all this episode is 59 minutes, the longest episode so far.

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    33. Mihnea:
      Apollo,

      I couldn’t finish the Sansa one. It wasn’t bad….just boring….

      A giant Lemon cake…..Seriously..?

      Don’t even get me started on that chapter! 😉

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    34. Looks like another political/slow building episode. I’m all for that….provided it also includes a Jon and Sansa meeting. 😀

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    35. I still refer to Olenna as “Ya Ya Tyrell” in honour of the dearly departed GOT videos by Byron & Dino.

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    36. Laura: I am getting quite nervous about all the things happening this season and how they are going to fit it all in. We’re already at ep 4 and just the stuff we know from filming spoilers and trailers would easily fit into the last 6 episodes. Especially knowing that the bulk of ep 9 will be devoted to one particular location. I trust them, I do, but I still worry.

      Also, I can’ damn wait until we get to the Riverlands. Other than the North and Braavos, it’s the main thing I am looking forward to this season. The rest of you can have Meereen and King’s Landing and Vaes Dothrak and the Iron Islands and Dorne(lol). I am living for the story lines in those 3 locales.

      Yeah still no NK, WW, Bronn, Freys, Lancel, Loras, “I choose violence”, Drogon, Kingsmoot, Horn Hill, Citadel, more ToJ, etc. We still have a lot to cover in the next 7 episodes. When you say 6 episodes left are you not including Episode 4? There’s 7 episodes left.

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    37. Tycho Nestoris,

      I will write a bit of how i think this will go. I love doing this!
      Will put spoiler tags as it has info from the books.

      Euron wins, of course, but he tries to be ”nice” to them. I liked this line ”you will follow me as I followed Balon” and promises that once he sits the IT they can rule the II/Riverlands. Yara and Theon decide to follow him. In the Reach the Ironborn refuse to follow him, they want to take Oldtown/Highgarden, it’s closer, it’s not that protected and so on.. Euron gets angry and he has that bedroom scene he had with Vic in the books, ”can we fly”. Perhaps there is no girl and he isn’t naked..
      Yara is the realist one and says she understands while they don’t want to go to the end of the world for a story.
      Theon on the other end quickly brings up the idea that he and Yara, who is the captain of the Iron fleet go to Meereen and get Dany while Euron takes Oldtown/Highgarden. On the ship Yara questions why they do this for Euron, why do they bring him Dany. Theon replies that they won’t bring her to him.

      Perhaps they’ll cut the Reach part and have scene be on the II.

      Hope you enjoyed. And I’m looking ahead to see how wrong I was! 🙂

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    38. I wish Tyrion would have taken the black and gone to the wall instead of going to Mereen. Mereen is almost as bad as Dorne in my opinion.

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    39. I predict two big things next episode:
      (no spoilers, just what I think)

      1. Jon and Sansa reuniting

      2. Dany burning all the Khals

      I am looking forward to both.

      Also…. I really hope Meereen’s story actually moves forward next episode. Maybe something with the harpies, or with the dragons.

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    40. Mihnea,

      “Perhaps there’s no girl and he isn’t naked” lol. I like it but I think they’ll cut The Reach too. Get me on the open ocean asap!

      I do think Theon initiating the plan fits his character more than Yara’s.

      I am more looking forward to this reunion than Jon and Sansa’s (blasphemy I know).

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    41. Well there’s no Victarian so either way… if Yara wins or Euron… the loser will be sent to Essos to woo Daenery’s

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    42. Dee,

      If I don’t see a Jon-Sansa meeting this Sunday I’ll just tear all my hair out and check into the local asylum.

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    43. Mihnea:
      I couldn’t finish the Sansa one. It wasn’t bad….just boring….
      A giant Lemon cake…..Seriously..?

      That lemon cake was GRRM giving the book fans “the finger” the same way he gave South Park directors “the finger” when he put up the Mercy chapter right after the South park episode mocking him about his obsession with floppy weiners.

      To remind you, Mercy chapter had Arya trying to tuck in the dwarfs giant floppy fake weiner in his pants.

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    44. I think that Sansa and Jon will not meet for several episodes. I think that next episode Sansa is back in the Vale (look at the trailer, there’s no snow where she’s at). I think her next couple of episodes will be focussed on her becoming a leader. Around episode 7 she will left the Vale with an army. I can be wrong but this is what I think will happen with Sansa the next couple of episodes, she will stay at the Vale.

      As for Jon I think his journey the next couple of episodes (I think he will be absent in episode 4) will be something with convicing the northern Lords and finding Shireens Pyre around episode 7.

      Then it’s a guess when Jon and Sansa will meet, before, after or during the B-Bowl.

      And episode 6×04 is the first time I’m excited about Dannereys since season 3.

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    45. Joffrey’s Cunt: No way, he still has to drop Gilly in Hornhill first.

      A scene was filmed with Sam, Gilly and a maester in the streets of Oldtown (Girona), wasn’t there? Horn Hill is in-land. First they’ll arrive in Oldtown. The Citadel, though, sure; not until Sam returns from Horn Hill, probably.

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    46. Tycho Nestoris,

      Oh interesting idea! They could be on the open sea

      and his men would want to attack Oldtown, it has to be this because Sam is also there, seeing that it is unprotected and the prospect of loot, money and women will look better to them the far away dragons no one saw.

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    47. So did Theon find Littlefinger’s teleporter?

      He managed to get out of the North alone and back to the Iron Islands in two episodes?

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    48. Mihnea,

      Don’t give me credit! That’s your idea. I was just saying I wanna see some boats and ocean. Make the decision in the captain’s quarters by candlelight, maybe…muh haha.

      Euron to Oldtown and the Fleet to Slaver’s Bay

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    49. Mihnea,
      I don’t know about Areon being a background character. Remember, he’s one of Cogmans favorourite characters from the books, he’s been looking forward to write him. There was a lot of focus on The Drowned God in the Iron Islands introduction this season, as there is a lot of focus on religion in the show as a whole at the moment. Michael Feast is an established actor and Aeron looks so fucking cool in the show. He was even briefly glimpsed in the trailer, pushing Eurons head into the water. I think he’s gonna be more than a background character. He’s gonna be an important supporting character to that subplot. Maybe I’m just hoping, and I am, but from the introduction he seemed pretty important. Definitively not Euron-level-important, but say like Mathos Seaworth to the Dragonstone-arc or The Spice King to the Qarth-subplot. Someone who does not carry the weight of the story, but is a manifested example of the culture or situation in which the story takes place.

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    50. kevin,

      Episode 6×04 is also the first time that I am excited for Daenerys. We know some big shit is going on with her in this episode, and from some filming spoilers back in September, there should be a big fire this episode and a possible Drogon sighting! i think Drogon is going to come back in a big way this season.

      Either way, I’m most excited for Dany’s storyline this episode! Alot is going to get covered, hopefully.

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    51. kevin:
      I think that Sansa and Jon will not meet for several episodes. I think that next episode Sansa is back in the Vale (look at the trailer, there’s no snow where she’s at). I think her next couple of episodes will be focussed on her becoming a leader. Around episode 7 she will left the Vale with an army. I can be wrong but this is what I think will happen with Sansa the next couple of episodes, she will stay at the Vale.

      As for Jon I think his journey the next couple of episodes (I think he will be absent in episode 4) will be something with convicing the northern Lords and finding Shireens Pyre around episode 7.

      Then it’s a guess when Jon and Sansa will meet, before, after or during the B-Bowl.

      And episode 6×04 is the first time I’m excited about Dannereys since season 3.

      Portman (Pod) was hyping them at CB on his IG.

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    52. Daegon:
      kevin,

      Episode 6×04 is also the first time that I am excited for Daenerys. We know some big shit is going on with her in this episode, and from some filming spoilers back in September, there should be a big fire this episode and a possible Drogon sighting! i think Drogon is going to come back in a big way this season.

      Either way, I’m most excited for Dany’s storyline this episode! Alot is going to get covered, hopefully.

      I’m thinking this might be for episode 6 “Blood of My Blood” instead.

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    53. kevin,

      There is tons of snow behind Sansa, Brienne and Pod in the preview for episode 4, and it’s heavily snowing as well. Besides they already said in episode 2 that they were heading to Castle Black. Unless Jon has already left (where would he have gone so fast and why ?), we are getting a Stark reunion on Sunday.

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    54. Zish,

      yes two episodes and probably 2 weeks in time. Remember not everything is chronological. Jon story in the first 3 episodes was 48 hours, max. Arya’s story covers around a week (episode 3 is multiple days, everyday she has the same training)

      Same is with Sansa in episode 4, she arrives in the Vale. so probably 2 weeks has past with her story.

      Daegon,

      After 2 seasons where she’s doing almost nothing exciting things gonna get serious right now. 😀 I’m not saying I hate her story in the last 2 season because they are important for the overall story of the show, but still season 6 is her season.

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    55. I have the feeling the episode could be about reunions or meeting again. We should have:
      -the Jansa
      -Theon and Yara
      -Marg and Loras
      -Daeny and Jaario
      -Lf back in the Vale (strectch)
      and maybe a new meeting with Varys, Tyrion and Kinvara…

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    56. Isnt this episode supposed to be longer than the other ones? I hope that they wont skip the wall with jon and co. for this episode, its the most interesting part of the season atm.

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    57. Damphairintheshowplease!: Definitively not Euron-level-important, but say like Mathos Seaworth to the Dragonstone-arc or The Spice King to the Qarth-subplot. Someone who does not carry the weight of the story, but is a manifested example of the culture or situation in which the story takes place.

      I think that’s a perfect way to describe it. Mihnea, he isn’t saying Aeron will play a big part; but he will be a sort of representative for the ironborn culture in the kingsmoot scenes. He will probably officiate the ceremony, and in the trailer we see he also baptizes Euron. That will be his role at least. I wouldn’t be surprised if he also had a few scenes with Yara and Euron, so that Yara can have a scene partner to denounce Euron and viceversa.

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    58. By the way, predictions for the next episode:

      No Jon Snow or Castle Black – we have had a consecutive 3 episodes in this area, in which it took up the most screentime in each episode as well. Not complaining, its great stuff, but there are other storylines to focus on as well.

      Iron Islands – emotional return of Theon. Also guessing that we will see some more of Euron. Then, things will set up for the kingsmoot, which I’m guessing is in episode 5.

      Vaes Dothrak: Probably the most screentime this episode, and its about due time, because we’ve only had like a total of 10-ish minutes of Dany this season. Im guessing there will be that big meeting with the Khals, deciding what to do with Dany. Something really bad will happen, like she is to be executed or something. So, in self defense, she burns the place down. Jaario will be in the mix as well, but honestly guys, I think this could be Jorah’s last episode. And to top it all off, Drogon will come to the fire, and the DOthraki will see him as the Stallion who Mounts the World, and Dany will be their new leader.

      Mereen: the pictures above are interesting. It shows Tyrion outdoors, with Unsullied. Maybe releasing dragons? Sons of the Harpy confrontation?

      Kings Landing: More talking….

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    59. Harry: Being Game of Thrones i could totally see them miss each other… that would make sense.

      If they do meet and hug… i am so going to cry haha.

      Does Jon even know what happened at Winterfell? if not then it would make sense that he reunites with Sansa so he has a reason to try to take it back.. If he already knows then I can imagine him missing Sansa.

      By the way, we know Thoros of Myr is returning this season.. any thoughts on why? LSH? .. I can’t imagine any other reason he would need to be returning to the season other than for something like that.

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    60. kevin,

      She is not going to be in the Vale next episode lol. She is at Castle Black, they even stated more than once that she is going to Castle Black with Brienne and Podrick, in the promo video it shows them at the gates of Castle Black.

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    61. Markus Stark,

      I watched the trailer again, and you’re right, my bad. I think I focused to much on LF. Still I don’t think the reunion is in this episode. Remember Jon walked out at the end of episode 3. Wouldn’t be surprised if the writers toy with us and Jon has already left CB with Mellisandre and Co, and sansa will follow his trail.

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    62. Daegon: No Jon Snow or Castle Black – we have had a consecutive 3 episodes in this area, in which it took up the most screentime in each episode as well. Not complaining, its great stuff, but there are other storylines to focus on as well.

      Watch the preview for next episode. There will be Castle Black. There’s also a promotional picture of Davos in Castle Black in this episode that’s been available for many weeks now, if not months.

      kevin: Remember Jon walked out at the end of episode 3.

      No he didn’t. He walked from one courtyard to the other. He didn’t actually leave Castle Black. You agree Davos and Melisandre would only leave with Jon, right? Well, there’s a promo picture of Melisandre in episode five, leaving. So this coming episode she’s still in Castle Black, which means so is Jon. And we know Sansa arrives. So they do meet.

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    63. Daegon,

      But Castle Black is in the next episode lol. In the promo video on youtube it shows Sansa, Brienne and Podrick 2.0 at the gates of Castle Black lol.

      We are getting a Jansa reunion! Like Wylie said lol.

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    64. Daegon:
      By the way, predictions for the next episode:

      No Jon Snow or Castle Black – we have had a consecutive 3 episodes in this area, in which it took up the most screentime in each episode as well. Not complaining, its great stuff, but there are other storylines to focus on as well.

      Iron Islands – emotional return of Theon. Also guessing that we will see some more of Euron. Then, things will set up for the kingsmoot, which I’m guessing is in episode 5.

      Vaes Dothrak: Probably the most screentime this episode, and its about due time, because we’ve only had like a total of 10-ish minutes of Dany this season. Im guessing there will be that big meeting with the Khals, deciding what to do with Dany. Something really bad will happen, like she is to be executed or something. So, in self defense, she burns the place down. Jaario will be in the mix as well, but honestly guys, I think this could be Jorah’s last episode. And to top it all off, Drogon will come to the fire, and the DOthraki will see him as the Stallion who Mounts the World, and Dany will be their new leader.

      Mereen: the pictures above are interesting. It shows Tyrion outdoors, with Unsullied. Maybe releasing dragons? Sons of the Harpy confrontation?

      Kings Landing: More talking….

      This episode is 59 minutes. We don’t need to skip the Wall.

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    65. Hoyti Von Totiy,

      Having finished all the books and now returning to A Game of Thrones, you can clearly notice how GRRM has slowly lost his way and the quality of his writing has dropped noticeably after the third book.

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    66. Wylie:
      I have the feeling the episode could be about reunions or meeting again. We should have:
      -the Jansa
      -Theon and Yara
      -Marg and Loras
      -Daeny and Jaario
      -Lf back in the Vale (strectch)
      and maybe a new meeting with Varys, Tyrion and Kinvara…

      Why is LF back in the Vale a stretch?

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    67. Lonald,

      I can’t imagine any other reason he would need to be returning to the season other than for something like that.

      Jaime and Brienne may be heading that way (the RL). That’s where we left the BwoB. I am still holding out hope for a LSH (and Nymeria) siting though.

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    68. Connor:
      Daegon,

      But Castle Black is in the next episode lol. In the promo video on youtube it shows Sansa, Brienne and Podrick 2.0 at the gates of Castle Black lol.

      We are getting a Jansa reunion! Like Wylie said lol.

      Just because they arrive at Castle Black doesn’t mean Jon will still be there.. but most likely it will happen. I remember reading that someone said that isn’t the doors at Castle Black, but I compared the doors with a promo photo of Jon standing with them in the background, it most certainly is CB.

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    69. Mihnea: I’m not against, just don’t see it happening. But seeing that Cogman liked the character perhaps they’ll focus on him a bit more.

      We didn’t say the show would “focus” on him. Anyway, what is it that don’t you see happening? Because neither he or I said anything particularly controversial, I think. You don’t believe he’ll officiate the kingsmoot, as he did Balon’s funeral? You don’t believe it’s him who we saw in the trailers baptizing Euron? You don’t believe he’ll interact with Yara or Euron at all?

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    70. Lonald,

      IMHO, I don’t think this is castle black. The terrain behind it shows close rocks, and the doors seem a bit off. I may be wrong, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t castle black.

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    71. More of Sam. A lot of Daenerys, Jorah and Daario, more of Meereen. This is gonna be a snoozefest.

      And LOL The big plot twist is out and they’re still adamant on holding back any Jon promo. Don’t have to show anything spoilery, just a photo in similar fashion to the other ones would suffice.

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    72. Lonald,

      Where would Jon go? He will need to gain his thoughts and talk with Davos, Mel and Tormund on where to go next. He won’t just leave right away, where would he go? He is still at Castle Black for sure and Sansa will arrive and they will talk as well.

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    73. I’m really starting to freak out that we won’t get to see the ToJ reveal this season. Someone please assure me that’s not going to happen lol.

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    74. Icekhione:
      More of Sam. A lot of Daenerys, Jorah and Daario, more of Meereen. This is gonna be a snoozefest.

      And LOL The big plot twist is out and they’re still adamant on holding back any Jon promo. Don’t have to show anything spoilery, just a photo in similar fashion to the other ones would suffice.

      I think Sam/Gilly skip this one.

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    75. Correct me if I’m wrong, but we’re looking to only 6 storylines this week

      -The Eyrie (and it will probably be a quick check-up)
      -Meereen
      -Vaes Dothrak
      -Castleblack
      -Pyke
      -King’s Landing

      For a 59 minute episode wow. I think we can expect major developments

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    76. Daegon:
      Lonald,

      IMHO, I don’t think this is castle black. The terrain behind it shows close rocks, and the doors seem a bit off. I may be wrong, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t castle black.

      Well on the door they open for Sansa you see a board that runs across both doors… but on the left door there is another piece of wood above it .. probably from a repair ..

      Now look at this photo of the doors: https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/05/08/arts/television/08thrones2/08thrones2-master675.jpg

      In the teaser video you can see that same board on the left for just a moment.. so to me it’s pretty clear that those are the doors to castle black.

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    77. kevin,

      If Sansa and Company go anywhere other than Castle Black, they will go to a friendly Northern House but not the Vale. The Vale isn’t near the North and there’s no snow in the Vale yet, winter has not arrived. Little Finger, Robin and Lord Yohn Royce are in the Vale and by the previews you can see it is very green and certainly not cold where they are. Whereas Sansa, Brienne and Pod are in a cold place.

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    78. Flayed Potatoes:
      I’m really starting to freak out that we won’t get to see the ToJ reveal this season. Someone please assure me that’s not going to happen lol.

      Was older Lyanna cast?

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    79. I’m wondering, do people actually read some of these comments before dropping their questions on here. Come on, like 20 people have said Castle Black will be in this episode, and there’s still people asking about it.

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    80. Jack Bauer 24: Who fixed the CB gate? Wun Wun knocked the right side completely off.

      That image I shared is a scene after Jon was resurrected and had just walked outside.. so obviously the gate had been repaired… Obviously they must have done it quickly 🙂

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    81. Connor,

      It makes sense for Bran to travel south during the off-season. We don’t want a repeat of season 4.

      Jack Bauer 24,

      Someone mentioned a “young stunner” being cast. But all the GoT women are stunners 😛

      Icekhione,

      Thank you! I just hope they don’t troll us by

      revealing a baby, but not giving us its identity or the promise lmao

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    82. Flayed Potatoes,

      Yeah but, going by the trailers I think it will happen, Meera is in a snowy forest far from the cave being saved by the mysterious hooded rider killing a wight with a flaming ball on a chain, and the shot of the Night’s King and a couple of White Walkers and the army of wights behind them looks a lot like the outside of the Weirwood cave.

      I think they will leave the cave this season, but towards the very end like episode 8, 9 or 10 even. Who knows, we shall find out soon.

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    83. The body language looks awfully cozy between Deny and the Dothraki Priestess. I’m very intrigued! So much potential here…

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    84. “Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) strikes a deal.”
      – A deal with a wholesale wine merchant that is!

      “Jorah (Iain Glen) and Daario (Michiel Huisman) undertake a difficult task.”
      – It’s not like there’s a pharmacist who stocks greyscale anti-itch ointment around every corner on the way to Vaes Dothrak. And when you finally do find one they’re usually on their lunch break.

      “Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) try to improve their situation.”
      – No doubt by having great sex right before watching their only surviving child die right in front of them. Or vice versa.

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    85. I absolutely dislike Tyrion storyline. It’s completely forced there. He should have drop from the sight after season 4 and take a break for 2 seasons, appearing in season 7 or something.

      It’s just dull with him.

      Ramsay is hated by almost everyone(including me) but at least he keeps audience on their toes every time he appears on screen.

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    86. Apollo: I see GRRM has released another Arianne chapter excerpt from TWOW!

      I wish he would rather release a chapter from someone interesting or someone more important. Like for example the Bran chapter that was moved from ADWD to TWOW.

      Connor: Understandable that Jon and Sansa aren’t in any of these photos, they want the reunion to be a surprise! Some people are convinced that Jon won’t be there when Sansa arrives, but I don’t see that happening. It’s obvious to me that he is still at Castle Black, figuring out what to do next, talking with Davos, Mel, Tormund probably and that is when Sansa arrives, and when we will get a reunion!

      I am very curious on how they will react to seeing each other again after all that time and everything they have been through, and we never seen them together in the show so that will be very interesting.

      It is funny how many people believed that Jon just walked out of the gate at Castle Black. He clearly did not walk out of the front gate. They obviously want people to believe that there will be another missed Stark reunion.
      This will certainly be the part that I am most looking forward to within this episode.

      Dany/ Emilia is really looking gorgeous this season. Other than the pictures of Yara and Theon finally meeting up again, it does seem as if they provided the most inconspicuous/ boring pictures.

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    87. Connor,

      Yes 🙂 I hope this is the case. I was very happy when Bloodraven told Bran he won’t be a man in a tree.

      mau,

      lol Bloodraven better not troll us again.

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    88. Jorah the Explorer next episode finally, curious to see what he and his “pal” Daario will be up to in order to save Dany.

      Could Jorah finally break out of the friendzone before he turns into the Thing this season? Let’s find out.

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    89. Connor,

      I don’t think Sansa and Jon will cross paths. She has never interacted with him on screen, that I can recall. What would be the emotional appeal, for the audience, of these two meeting?

      It would be very powerful for Jon and Arya to meet…a little less powerful for Jon and Bran to meet….but not Sansa.

      I’m afraid these two may be like ships passing in the night.

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    90. Anon:
      Connor,

      I don’t think Sansa and Jon will cross paths. She has never interacted with him on screen, that I can recall. What would be the emotional appeal, for the audience, of these two meeting?

      It would be very powerful for Jon and Arya to meet…a little less powerful for Jon and Bran to meet….but not Sansa.

      I’m afraid these two may be like ships passing in the night.

      Except that Jon vs Ramsay will be in episode 9 and Sansa will have a part in uniting some of the Northern forces. They will eventually see each other whether it is episode 4 or 9. So…

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    91. I’m for some reason BUMMED about this upcoming episode, most of these story lines interest me not much at all… Hopefully episode 5 will come through for me.. Got spoiled with Jon rez, ToJ, etc etc..

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    92. Boudica,

      yeah dunno why anyone would assume Jon was walking out of CB in that scene. The gate is visible on the opposite side, with Jon walking away from it. He’s walking into the tunnel. Theentrace/exit to Castle Black has no tunnel. It’s clear he’s going inside. People pay little attention to what’s on screen.

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    93. Connor:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      I don’t think there were any news on an older Lyanna casting.

      I may be wrong though. Who do you think could have been casted as an older Lyanna?

      Not sure to be honest 😀

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    94. Anthony Salcono: -The Eyrie (and it will probably be a quick check-up)

      They abandoned the Eyrie at the end of season four. Lord Robin was left in Runestone, to be fostered by Lord Yohn Royce 😉

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    95. Flayed Potatoes:
      Connor,

      It makes sense for Bran to travel south during the off-season. We don’t want a repeat of season 4.

      Jack Bauer 24,

      Someone mentioned a “young stunner” being cast. But all the GoT women are stunners

      Icekhione,

      Thank you! I just hope they don’t troll us by

      I thought the “young stunner” was young Lyanna?

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    96. Anon,

      I think a reunion with Jon and Sansa can be very powerful. First Sansa doesn’t like Jon a bit, because Jon is a bastard that doesn’t mean that she didn’t love him deep down. But Sansa evolved as a human being the last 5 seasons after everything she’s been through. Personally I think it will be a very powerful scene, same with a reunion of Sansa and Arya.

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    97. plop_plop:
      I’m for some reason BUMMED about this upcoming episode, most of these story lines interest me not much at all…Hopefully episode 5 will come through for me.. Got spoiled with Jon rez, ToJ, etc etc..

      I don’t know how anybody could be bummed for a NEW episode. Remember that during the 10 month off season.

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    98. Jack Bauer 24,

      I suppose they could meet under dire circumstances, which would bind them together – sort of the way Theon was bound to Sansa by the assault and escape. I think Arya and Sansa meeting will be VERY powerful.

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    99. I feel like the young stunner has to be an older Lyanna. What other new female character is going to be introduced this season that isn’t a Red Priestess, relatives of Sam, or the Dosh Khaleen? The prostitute slave that Yara will hook up with? One of the women in the theater troupe?

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    100. Mihnea:
      GrailKing,

      Hmm? I don’t remember anything like that. What was it?

      Sansa /Allayne’s

      massive lemon cake is“in the shape of the Giant’s Lance, twelve feet tall” and made using every single lemon in the Vale.

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    101. Connor:
      Could Jorah finally break out of the friendzone before he turns into the Thing this season? Let’s find out.

      “It’s Clobberin’ For Khaleesi Time!!!” 😉

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    102. Joffrey’s Cunt:
      Why is it called “Book of the stranger” though??

      From http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/The_Seven-Pointed_Star:

      In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, The Seven-Pointed Star is the holy text of the Faith of the Seven. Much like the Christian Bible, it is divided into several internal sections or “books”, based on different aspects of the Faith. The only specific internal subdivision mentioned so far is the “Maiden’s Book”, also called the “Book of the Maiden” (the “Maiden” being one of the Seven). Presumably there are a total of seven of these gospel-like sections, one for each aspect of the godhead.

      So “The Book of the Stranger,” like “The Book of the Maiden,” is in the literal sense one of the books from The Seven-Pointed Star in reference to the aspect of the Seven’s Stranger.

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    103. kevin,

      There’s no proof whatsoever that Sansa disliked Jon. She didn’t adore him the way Arya did and she did not share a friendship with him as deep as his friendships with Rob, Bran and Rickon but they got along just fine. They used to all play together and Sansa even taught him how to compliment girls. Sansa was simply a bit snobbish and very lady like, she was most likely as alooff with her true born brothers as she was with Jon.

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    104. I wouldn’t mind Bran having visions with babies Jon, Robb, and Sansa. That would be the cutest thing. <3

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    105. Jack Bauer 24: Yeah still no NK, WW, Bronn, Freys, Lancel, Loras, “I choose violence”, Drogon, Kingsmoot, Horn Hill, Citadel, more ToJ, etc. We still have a lot to cover in the next 7 episodes. When you say 6 episodes left are you not including Episode 4? There’s 7 episodes left.

      Not to mention anything involving Euron that goes beyond the Kingsmoot, Yara and presumably Theon getting to at least Volantis, as shown in the trailer smooch, the new(?) BWB, whoever Ian McShane is, 3 major and 2 minor characters all convening in the Riverlands by season’s end, there is a lot to get through!

      I was not counting ep 9 for reasons stated – I think it will be mostly BB-centric.

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    106. Danny:
      kevin,

      There’s no proof whatsoever that Sansa disliked Jon.She didn’t adore him the way Arya did and she did not share a friendship with him as deep as his friendships with Rob, Bran and Rickon but they got along just fine.They used to all play together and Sansa even taught him how to compliment girls.Sansa was simply a bit snobbish and very lady like, she was most likely as alooff with her true born brothers as she was with Jon.

      And dance, I think, and the siblings talk about how Sansa ran from the crypts as Robb and Jon played a joke on them all.
      some people need it hammered into them, subtle hints don’t work.
      Just like Sansa remembering the snowball scene and her and Arya on the ground laughing, all they remember is the inn at Darry.

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    107. Anon:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      I suppose they could meet under dire circumstances, which would bind them together – sort of the way Theon was bound to Sansa by the assault and escape.I think Arya and Sansa meeting will be VERY powerful.

      I don’t think Arya/Sansa will ever meet again.

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    108. Daegon: Mereen: the pictures above are interesting. It shows Tyrion outdoors, with Unsullied. Maybe releasing dragons? Sons of the Harpy confrontation?

      My guess it’s him saying adios to Varys, who is leaving Meereen after having met with the Red Priestess…

      Tycho Nestoris: I am still holding out hope for a LSH (and Nymeria) siting though.

      The HYPE is high! And Episode 10 will have a spectacular LSH-LF reunion 😉

      Flayed Potatoes:
      Still waiting for a promo picture of Jonny to use as my background. Come on, HBO!

      For the time until HBO will finally satisfy your needs, here you go:

      Jon Snow Desktop Backgrounds

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    109. Danny,

      That’s what I meant, sorry I’m not a native English speaker, so somethimes I know what I want to say but don’t know how to write it. I meant that it looks like Sansa dislike Jon, because of her snobbish behavior, but I think deep down she loves him. And that’s why I think the reunion will be powerful, because we are going to see a side of their relation that we have never seen before.

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    110. Connor:
      Jorah the Explorer next episode finally, curious to see what he and his “pal” Daario will be up to in order to save Dany.

      Could Jorah finally break out of the friendzone before he turns into the Thing this season? Let’s find out.

      Never gonna happen. I think at this point if she were to see Daario she would gush that he was okay and look over at Jorah like, oh you again. She never really cared for him like he did her and then he betrayed her (in her eyes). Tough to move into anything at this point except for the small steps back to the friendship they used to share, never mind moving out of friendzone. Just my thoughts.

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    111. Ok, by the synopsis and the photos this looks like a very boring episode to me. I am sure it will not be the case though.

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    112. Joffrey’s Cunt: Thanks for that. But I’m still intrigued of what will it mean in this episode.

      Aren’t we all?

      I’m thinking that there will need to be at least one reference to the literal book for all to get the title, and perhaps we’ll get some details about this Stranger, as well, who represents death, the unknown, and very frightful stuff. Could that mean that we get a bit of creepy horror in this episode? Yes, since we get some of that in just about every episode, but perhaps even more so here.

      And then there are the regular strangers. Euron both is and is not a stranger, and his ship Silence is eerily similar to the Silent Sisters who worship the Stranger. Theon also both is and isn’t a stranger. And then there is the horse, Stranger. I’m doubting we’ll get him this early, though.

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    113. Jack Bauer 24: I don’t know how anybody could be bummed for a NEW episode. Remember that during the 10 month off season.

      +1,000 and unfortunately that waiting time is going to be here again all too soon. 🙁 Ten weeks go by so fast. While I love the anticipation of Sunday approaching…it comes very fast and then we are at the half way point to the season next week. TOO DAMNED FAST. And look at what has happened in just three episodes, jam packed full of great stuff. I have high hopes for this Sunday.

      Remember all, that almost every actor interviewed said that season six was going to blow us all away and so far, it has done so to my expectations. I guess they didn’t lie. For once. 😉

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    114. Reading some comments, it seems like people just want wiki summaries of anything that doesn’t involve a 2 second payoff….

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    115. Joffrey’s Cunt: Thanks for that. But I’m still intrigued of what will it mean in this episode.

      The High Sparrow talks to Tommen about everyone deserving death in one of the trailers. I think he may be quoting from this Book of the Stranger. After all, the Stranger is the aspect of the Seven-Faced God that deals with death. So I think we’ll get to see the High Sparrow further manipulating Tommen and, as we see in the promo, even Margaery agreeing to admit her sins before the city.

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    116. Book of the Stranger is really one of the most intriguing titles we’ve ever had

      Hope the ending of this episode rivals And Now His Watch is Ended…

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    117. Apollo:
      Yeah nothing of note from these pics as they’re all from the teaser. The more I see Olenna and Kevan together, the more I fear for my fave QoTs safety

      Me too. I will be very sad when Diana Rigg’s run on the show ends. Hoping that Olenna gets to pull some terrific coup or double-cross before she keels over. Not that ridding the Seven Kingdoms of Joffrey was any small achievement, but she didn’t get to take public credit for it!

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    118. Hoyti Von Totiy: Yes and its full of excitement and things happening… NOT.

      Its like the previous Arianne chapter, its her TRAVELING to JC.
      The third chapter will be her TRAVELING on the boat to Storms End to find JC marching to KL. Fourth chapter will be about her TRAVELING to …. you get my point. Geroge RR Martin lost himself, we will first colonize Mars before he finishes the last book.

      #thankgodforthetvshow

      Don’t you enjoy travel? I loved the chapter, and the descriptions of the rainwood and especially the caves were fantastic!

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    119. Making the 8: Am I alone in being underwhelmed by the Tyrion/Varys duo? I thought they had so much potential together but I’m not feeling it so far. Lame eunich jokes falling flat left and right.

      I agree that their banter has not been particularly scintillatingly written so far this season. I suspect that somebody decided that a weekly eunuch joke was mandatory after audiences responded well to the cock merchant interlude. But Tyrion can do way better than that!

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    120. Mihnea:
      Icewalker,

      There is no way in hell he will finish the story in 2 more books, if this is how the rest of the novel is paced.

      My reaction exactly while I was reading Book 5. At Book 5 level of detail, not to mention Book 5 level of addition of characters and threads, it will need more than 2 volumes to complete the tale after Book 5.

      The writing itself has become the purpose, rather than telling a story from beginning to end.

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    121. Joffrey’s Cunt: Actually Salt Throne sounds better. Gives it more power, since it’s an actual throne and not a chair.

      I don’t care for it. Sounds like something that would melt from the coastal humidity. Plus, I keep picturing it being shaped like Lot’s wife from the Bible…

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    122. HelloThere:
      Reading some comments, it seems like people just want wiki summaries of anything that doesn’t involve a 2 second payoff….

      (^ц^ )

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    123. Firannion: a weekly eunuch joke was mandatory

      Maybe I’m wrong, but I honestly think that they might be setting up more of the backstory of Varys losing his penis as a child. Judging by the look on Kinvara’s face and Varys’ consternation, I get the feeling that she may know a thing or two about what happened to him…

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    124. Connor:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      I don’t think there were any news on an older Lyanna casting.

      I may be wrong though. Who do you think could have been casted as an older Lyanna?

      Considering that she was only 16 when she died, they could very well be using the same actress for child-Lyanna and adult-Lyanna. Easy enough to age a teen actor up or down a few years with clothes and makeup.

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    125. Firannion: Considering that she was only 16 when she died, they could very well be using the same actress for child-Lyanna and adult-Lyanna.

      Except that Ned is clearly much older looking. Lyanna should be comparably older looking, and perhaps more so: if she’s just given birth and is bleeding to death, then she will look years older than she really is.

      There was a casting call for a “young stunner” or something cast in a horribly sexist sounding phrase of that ilk, which most of us assumed to be Lyanna. But I do not think we ever read who was cast for that.

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    126. Wylie: Maybe I’m wrong, but I honestly think that they might be setting up more of the backstory of Varys losing his penis as a child. J

      I doubt that it will be backstory per se, but I suspect that we might learn that the voice Varys heard was good old R’hllor.

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    127. Ginevra,

      I don’t see a new photo? Unless you mean the screencap of her, Brienne, and Pod from the ep 4 preview that they put up? I don’t see anything anachronistic about it. She’s dressed the same as we last saw her.

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    128. Danny:
      kevin,

      There’s no proof whatsoever that Sansa disliked Jon.She didn’t adore him the way Arya did and she did not share a friendship with him as deep as his friendships with Rob, Bran and Rickon but they got along just fine.They used to all play together and Sansa even taught him how to compliment girls.Sansa was simply a bit snobbish and very lady like, she was most likely as alooff with her true born brothers as she was with Jon.

      In the Alayne chapters in the books, when Sansa is pretending to be Petyr’s “natural child,” she develops a compassion for bastards that hadn’t really occurred to her before, and she finds herself thinking about Jon a lot.

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    129. Jon and Sansa reunion
      Theon and Yara reunion
      Quick check-in with LF and Vale
      Meereen with Tyrion meeting representatives from overthrown Slaver’s Bay, maybe Harpy news
      Kings Landing politics, setup for “I choose violence”. I expect a checkin with Sand Snakes in KL. Margaery and Loras check-in.
      Big scene in Vaes Dothrak (about time). Hopefully a lot of Dany screentime and Jaario.

      can’t wait!

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    130. JCDavis: Connor:

      Could Jorah finally break out of the friendzone before he turns into the Thing this season? Let’s find out.

      Never gonna happen. I think at this point if she were to see Daario she would gush that he was okay and look over at Jorah like, oh you again. She never really cared for him like he did her and then he betrayed her (in her eyes). Tough to move into anything at this point except for the small steps back to the friendship they used to share, never mind moving out of friendzone

      I expect you’re right, but wouldn’t it make a cool scene if Dany were to change her mind about Jorah after, say, Daario betrayed her and Jorah saved her? Imagine her telling him that he’s the guy for her after all, and then him having to draw back from her attempt to hug him and show her the greyscale? Can’t let her be the object of his infections!

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    131. Wylie: Maybe I’m wrong, but I honestly think that they might be setting up more of the backstory of Varys losing his penis as a child. Judging by the look on Kinvara’s face and Varys’ consternation, I get the feeling that she may know a thing or two about what happened to him…

      Hope you’re right, that there is some point to it all besides pandering to the segment of the audience whose sense of humor went into suspended animation at about age 8.

      Varys’ description of the spell cast with his parts did sound quite creepy. I wonder if the results will have some story significance besides making Varys magic-averse and child-friendly.

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    132. Firannion:
      Considering that she was only 16 when she died, they could very well be using the same actress for child-Lyanna and adult-Lyanna.Easy enough to age a teen actor up or down a few years with clothes and makeup.

      Ned went from being played in the flashback by Sebastian Croft (age 13 at the time of filming) to Robert Aramayo (age 23). No way would they be using the same actress to play Lyanna, particularly since show!Lyanna looked older than show!Ned.

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    133. Hoyti Von Totiy:
      “Great” … with no pics of the north it means Sansa arriving at CB will happen in the last 2 min. of the episode andacliffhanger ending.

      Exactly. But Theon can make it to the Iron Islands in less time. Go figure.

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    134. If Lyanna had been cast, is it 100% true that this site would’ve found out?

      I just don’t see how they could cut away from that scene with such an obvious cliffhanger, to not return to it.

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    135. HelloThere: If Lyanna had been cast, is it 100% true that this site would’ve found out?

      No of course not. Things get by us. They used code names for all the characters in casting notices (like “Young Stunner”), and there were closed sets for a lot of things.

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    136. Has there been any speculation as to what will keep Brienne from going berserker on Mel, after her shadow magic killed Renly? Or is she not supposed to know that Mel has creepy magic powers and worked for Stannis?

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    137. Direwolf Lvr,

      She had her justice/revenge, didn’t she. Also, she’s not really in a position to start killing the person who just brought Jon back to life.

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    138. Aidan is hot af.

      Daario: “What’cha thinkin’ bout, Jorah?”
      Jorah: “Killing you where you stand.”
      Daario: “But we’re laying down.”
      Jorah: “…….”

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    139. I think regardless of how close Jon and Sansa were as children, their reunion is going to be a big damn deal, whether it’s this Sunday or later in the season. It’s the first time any Starks have been together since Bran and Rickon split up in S2.
      Also, Sansa and Jon definitely loved each other (if you read the books you know). They didn’t have a particularly close relationship, and she could be snobbish, but there are multiple instances where they think fondly of each other.

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    140. Firannion: Don’t you enjoy travel? I loved the chapter, and the descriptions of the rainwood and especially the caves were fantastic!

      Well, there are always people who like characters and storylines developing, and people who prefer things just happening and Hardhome-style action with zombie hordes and lots of things exploding or getting killed… 😉

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    141. Zikas:
      No Sansa and Jon meeting ?

      If it happens in this episode (and it very well might) there’s no way HBO would release those images before the episode airs.

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    142. Ginevra,

      Strange, the credits list has Kit absent. IMDb is not very reliable most of the time, but dunno. It will be awful to make him sit it out after that ending of E03. And Edd, Sansa, Pod and Brienne are all credited. So there will be some CB action.

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    143. Direwolf Lvr:
      Has there been any speculation as to what will keep Brienne from going berserker on Mel, after her shadow magic killed Renly? Or is she not supposed to know that Mel has creepy magic powers and worked for Stannis?

      I don’t think Brienne knows anything about Mel being able to produce “shadow demons” as Davos calls it.

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    144. Sue the Fury:
      Ginevra,

      I don’t see a new photo? Unless you mean the screencap of her, Brienne, and Pod from the ep 4 preview that they put up? I don’t see anything anachronistic about it. She’s dressed the same as we last saw her.

      When I’d refreshed, it was gone, too. I figure it was a mistake or fan trolling or something. Regardless, it was fixed so quickly that I tried deleting my comment, being irrelevant, but I did take a screenshot of what was there for me, for thirty seconds or so at least.

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    145. <blockquote cite="comment-603445"Jack Bauer 24: Robin Arryn looks much older now in the episode 4 trailer. It’s funny seeing him, Bran, and Rickon grown up now.

      Yeah, why aren’t the producers doping these kids with coffee and cigarettes to keep them small and young looking?!?!?

      Ayman,
      A Beatles reunion would have been cool….

      Connor: I think he used fast travel.

      Alternatively, we could assume that, crazy as it sounds, multiple weeks elapsed….

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    146. Jack Bauer 24: I thought the “young stunner” was young Lyanna?

      Except that only 14 year olds would call her a “stunner.” I’m betting that they mean someone that is a few years older with that description.

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    147. Emma: Also, Sansa and Jon definitely loved each other (if you read the books you know).

      I’ve read the books, and, no, I don’t know that. Sansa never thinks of Jon, and is surprised to remember him when she does. Given that she is much more Catelyn’s daughter than Ned’s daughter, it would not be surprising if she shares he mother’s disapproval of Jon. However, because Sansa never thinks of Jon, it’s hard to be certain!

      Jon thinks of Robb, Arya, Bran and Rickon: but almost never Sansa. He does assert that Winterfell is Sansa’s by right: but that is loyalty to Jon’s father, not love for Sansa. Given Catelyn’s hatred of Jon, it would make sense if he generally stayed away from Sansa.

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    148. Connor: I am very curious on how they will react to seeing each other again after all that time and everything they have been through, and we never seen them together in the show so that will be very interesting.

      GET HYPE!

      I refuse to hype. The thing I was looking forward to most this season was Ramsay finding out his playthings split, but they didn’t show it. I’m picturing the storyboard as a shot of the trio at the gate. Next frame, Sansa, Jon, etc. sitting by the fire sipping tea and Sansa says

      Brienne saw her with a man but she disappeared.
      Jon: How do you know it was her?
      Brienne: She had a little sword called Needle.
      Jon: squeeeee

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    149. George: I don’t think Brienne knows anything about Mel being able to produce “shadow demons” as Davos calls it.

      I don’t know, she might have been able to put two and two together. She knows the shadow had Stannis’s face, and before she executed him she accused him of killing his brother with “blood magic.” If she gets to the Wall and cops to the fact that Mel performed some pretty trippy magic with Jon, well then there you go. Not that I think she would necessarily DO anything about it, but I think there’s a slight possibility for some Brienne/Davos/Mel conflict somewhere in there.

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    150. I sincerely feel bad for Theon. I would love for his sister to have his back, and get him back in good with the Ironborn. That way, he could redeem himself.

      I’m also curios where Jon is headed.

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    151. Daegon: Mereen: the pictures above are interesting. It shows Tyrion outdoors, with Unsullied. Maybe releasing dragons? Sons of the Harpy confrontation?

      Nope, watching Varys sail away.

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    152. Firannion: In the Alayne chapters in the books, when Sansa is pretending to be Petyr’s “natural child,” she develops a compassion for bastards that hadn’t really occurred to her before, and she finds herself thinking about Jon a lot.

      The setting up for a Jon-Sansa meeting in the books too? Hopefully in WOW itself!

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    153. Rygritte:
      Hoyti Von Totiy,The last shot of the episode is probably them at the gate.

      There are only 6 storylines this episode and the Vale one will probably be a short scene. In that case, I expect a good chunk of time to be dedicated to the Wall. Sansa will arrive somewhere in the first half of the episode and we will see a proper Jon-Sansa meeting !! Atleast I hope 🙂 .

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    154. Look again above for my evidence that Sansa indeed is arriving at CB… I give visual evidence… it is irrelevant that the giant Wun Wun tore down the door… the shows it in a subsequent seen in-tact AND you see the same door patterns in Sansa’s arrival as the CB door… either they re-used the set for her going somewhere else and were careless.. or it was her showing up at castle black…

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    155. Wimsey,

      Sansa not thinking of Jon is not proof of her lack of love for him. Sansa doesn’t even ask about Arya’s well being after Ned is captured, she doesn’t give her a second thought and she doesn’t really think about her after either. Sansa is/ was very self-involved but I don’t think that means that there’s no love there for either Arya or Jon. As it often happens, people take others for granted until they are no longer around. I would imagine that given what they lost, Jon and Sansa will cling to each other as much as they can. They are family and the Starks were taught that the pack is stronger.

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    156. Jack Bauer 24,

      I hope Robin has manned up a little bit since his training began! That would be a refreshing surprise!

      Lonald,
      I am with you on Sansa arriving at Castle Black. I am 92% certain that there is a picture of Brienne standing by the door that Alliser’s men chopped through.

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    157. Danny,

      I tend to follow this line of thought too. And I also see Sansa’s thoughts drifting to Jon in the fourth book as evidence that she is thawing.

      She is not the entitled brat that she was.

      In the same way, and often overlooked probably because he’s a guy, that Jon is not the self-righteous entitled brat that he was too!

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    158. Wimsey: I’ve read the books, and, no, I don’t know that.Sansa never thinks of Jon, and is surprised to remember him when she does.Given that she is much more Catelyn’s daughter than Ned’s daughter, it would not be surprising if she shares he mother’s disapproval of Jon.However, because Sansa never thinks of Jon, it’s hard to be certain!

      Jon thinks of Robb, Arya, Bran and Rickon: but almost never Sansa.He does assert that Winterfell is Sansa’s by right: but that is loyalty to Jon’s father, not love for Sansa. Given Catelyn’s hatred of Jon, it would make sense if he generally stayed away from Sansa.

      But in this case your incorrect, she thought of Jon 2 or 3 times, the last one was when she said she’s a bastard now like him at the Eyrie.

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    159. Danny:
      Wimsey,

      Sansa not thinking of Jon is not proof of her lack of love for him.Sansa doesn’t even ask about Arya’s well being after Ned is captured, she doesn’t give her a second thought and she doesn’t really think about her after either.Sansa is/ was very self-involved but I don’t think that means that there’s no love there for either Arya or Jon.As it often happens, people take others for granted until they are no longer around.I would imagine that given what they lost, Jon and Sansa will cling to each other as much as they can. They are family and the Starks were taught that the pack is stronger.

      Sansa point blanks tells us why she doesn’t think about them, (which is an oxymoron since she thinks of all her family) it hurts her to much.
      Which is why as you say she’s in survival mode.
      She cares, she thinks of them, but right now until she gets safe she has no choice but to put them in a secure place in the recesses of her mind and play the game.

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    160. GrailKing: the last one was when she said she’s a bastard now like him at the Eyrie.

      Wasn’t Sansa surprised to recall Jon in that memory?

      At any rate, Sansa does recall her siblings with some frequency: but Jon is recalled extremely rarely. There is no indication that she really thought of him as a sibling. That stands in definite contrast to Arya and Bran, who think of Jon as another brother.

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    161. About bookSansa’s feelings/thoughts about Jon:

      I read the books over this last hiatus and made notes about how many times Sansa thinks of Jon. She thinks of him when she’s being attacked by the mob in King’s Landing. And not even by name, she lumps him in with Robb when “she shouted for Ser Dontos, for her brothers…” to save her. So she only thinks of Jon when she’s in danger.

      In ASOS, before she goes down to make her snow castle she thinks, “Robb, Bran, Arya, her father, her mother, even Septa Mordane. All of them are dead but me. She was alone in the world now.” Uh, Sansa, you do still have a living half-brother! I was so annoyed when I read that. She remembers her freakin’ dead Septa but doesn’t give Jon a passing thought.

      The next time she thinks of Jon is in AFFC when she’s all alone and feeling like crap about being a ‘bastard’. I saw it as Sansa feeling sorry for herself and finally realizing how shitty Jon had it being a bastard.

      So she thinks of him a grand total of 2 times. That is one of the many reasons why I greatly dislike book!Sansa. As someone else said, she’s very self-involved. Thankfully, I find show!Sansa far more likeable and I’m eagerly anticipating her reunion with Jon.

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    162. In ASOS, before she goes down to make her snow castle she thinks, “Robb, Bran, Arya, her father, her mother, even Septa Mordane. All of them are dead but me. She was alone in the world now.” Uh, Sansa, you do still have a living half-brother! I was so annoyed when I read that. She remembers her freakin’ dead Septa but doesn’t give Jon a passing thought.

      That’s because she knows Jon is alive and well at the Wall!

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    163. BunBunStark:
      About bookSansa’s feelings/thoughts about Jon:

      I read the books over this last hiatus and made notes about how many times Sansa thinks of Jon. She thinks of him when she’s being attacked by the mob in King’s Landing. And not even by name, she lumps him in with Robb when “she shouted for Ser Dontos, for her brothers…” to save her. So she only thinks of Jon when she’s in danger.

      In ASOS, before she goes down to make her snow castle she thinks, “Robb, Bran, Arya, her father, her mother, even Septa Mordane. All of them are dead but me. She was alone in the world now.” Uh, Sansa, you do still have a living half-brother! I was so annoyed when I read that. She remembers her freakin’ dead Septa but doesn’t give Jon a passing thought.

      The next time she thinks of Jon is in AFFC when she’s all alone and feeling like crap about being a ‘bastard’. I saw it as Sansa feeling sorry for herself and finally realizing how shitty Jon had it being a bastard.

      So she thinks of him a grand total of2 times. That is one of the many reasons why I greatly dislike book!Sansa. As someone else said, she’s very self-involved. Thankfully, I find show!Sansa far more likeable and I’m eagerly anticipating her reunion with Jon.

      It’s all well and good people count how many times she says his name or thinks it, you really need to look deeper, they weren’t as close as Jon and Arya, but in reading Jon tells us she always called him half brother, and no animosity (unlike Cat), she feels sorry for him when she also sees Yoren in KL and both of them have the same ideals of the NW, Sansa recalls the watch being called the Black Knights, and none of her thoughts of him are negative, if they were I don’t think she would subconsciously pattern Allayne Stone after Jon Snow.
      There are more to both of them and more in common then many people see, and the reunion may be more shattering to them then what many may think.
      My opinion of course, one of many.

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    164. Btw, what IS this Book of the Stranger. I assume its one of those titles that only apply to one specific thing in a storyline but very important nonetheless (like Hardhome or The Red Woman). Maybe High Sparrow or Arya related.

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    165. The Robin stand and his face … is he sick?
      I hope he is okay, and I miss the Vale glad we will see them

      And Sansa and Jon I think they’ll meet in the last minute and Sansa will just enter the castle and the scene will cut , we won’t see there meeting

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    166. Ayman:
      Btw, what IS this Book of the Stranger. I assume its one of those titles that only apply to one specific thing in a storyline but very important nonetheless(like Hardhome or The Red Woman). Maybe High Sparrow or Arya related.

      I think it’s something related to The Faith of The Seven
      Maybe it’s thier holy book or something?
      Because’ The Stranger’ is the God of Death in The Faith of The Seven

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    167. Direwolf Lvr:
      Has there been any speculation as to what will keep Brienne from going berserker on Mel, after her shadow magic killed Renly? Or is she not supposed to know that Mel has creepy magic powers and worked for Stannis?

      I don’t think she knows Mel and she definitly has no clue Mel birthed the shadow baby. No one knows how this works except for Davos who will keep his mouth shut.

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    168. Regarding imdb.com

      On imdb Theon Greyjoy is listed to appear in episode 4 as we have seen in the preview and here.

      Tyrion is listed as being part of all remaining episodes. And for instance Brienne appears to be in episode 4 and 5.

      I know there is always a risk of losing favorite characters but do you think this means that Theon’s last episode will be this upcoming one?

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    169. AlexG,

      I just re-watched the latest episode and I find it amusing how Ser Davos basically makes himself Jon’s right hand man 🙂 He did respect Stannis, but I think now he find a leader that he can also love.

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    170. Paul,

      I meant Stark kids (was never as attached to Ned and Cat) ..but you are right I forgot about Rickon and Bran together after escaping Winterfell

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    171. Sean C.:

      More Kevan.He’s one of my favourite minor characters, and they’ve done a good job with his few appearances since Season 5.

      There’s so much potential with him…he’s Tywin’s brother and successor!! Yet all theyve had him do since S5 is mutter under his breath angrily at Cersei…3 eps this season they couldve developed his character more…unless youre a book reader he seems so irrelevant!!!

      I feel it will almost be like Prince Doran if they just kill him for the shock of it now, without any secret plotting and counter-scheming vs his evil nephew & neice.

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    172. ygritte:
      AlexG,

      I just re-watched the latest episode and I find it amusing how Ser Davos basically makes himself Jon’s right hand man He did respect Stannis, but I think now he find a leader that he can also love.

      That was one of the reasons I loved that scene..Mel started her Prince that was Promised speech and Davos was like “nope, not this time,please exit stage left, dont let the door hit ya where R’hllor split ya,kthanxbye” and made himslf comfortable lol

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    173. singedbylife,

      The IMDb is mainly fan-edited prior to the episodes airing. What episodes a given actor is credited for is not really indicative of anything.

      BunBunStark:
      The next time she thinks of Jon is in AFFC when she’s all alone and feeling like crap about being a ‘bastard’. I saw it as Sansa feeling sorry for herself and finally realizing how shitty Jon had it being a bastard.

      So she thinks of him a grand total of2 times.

      She’s not particularly “feeling sorry for herself” at that point. She’s grown to like the anonymity of the Alayne guise, other than when people are directly insulting her, and at the point Jon comes up is making conversation. At which point she, yes, realizes that she’d like to see him, as he’s the only family she has left.

      She also thinks about him in AGOT when she sees Yoren, for the record.

      As far as book!Sansa’s initial relationship to Jon, I would say it’s best-described as indifferent. There was a class divide between them, and unlike her brothers (who were schooled alongside Jon by Ned in the assorted masculine pursuits) and Arya (who felt alienated from the class structure and sought Jon out as a consequence) there was never any occasion to bridge it. Jon notes in AGOT that as she became old enough to be aware of status difference it was then always present; his various subsequent thoughts about her are amiable enough, though it’s clear they weren’t close. This is all, I imagine, part of Sansa’s character arc where progressively explores the flaws of Westeros’ social structure, which she had been raised by her parents and septa to accept uncritically. Her time as Alayne Stone is obviously a big part of that.

      As far as show!Sansa, the show has for the most part omitted the above arc, and most obviously there’s no Alayne Stone. From the way Sansa talked about him in 602, I get the sense the show is just going to say they had a normal sibling relationship.

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    174. selena: That was one of the reasons I loved that scene..Mel started her Prince that was Promised speech and Davos was like “nope, not this time,please exit stage left, dont let the door hit ya where R’hllor split ya,kthanxbye” and made himslf comfortable lol

      Haha, that is funny!!!

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    175. I’d rather not see a big tearful reunion between Jon and Sansa. They didn’t dislike each other, but they weren’t close; it was a very different relationship to the affectionate one Jon had with Arya. It wouldn’t ring true to me to have some big, emotional reunion. I think it would be more interesting to see awkwardness when they meet again, and then for a closer relationship to develop as the season progresses. They’ve both been through a lot and they’re similar in some ways, they just don’t know it yet.

      As for where Jon is … Well, he’s just survived being murdered and he’s thrown in the Night’s Watch. My guess is he’s gone off to get drunk and find a red-headed whore in Mole’s Town. 🙂

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    176. Firannion,

      That would be very weird after seeing a different actor for Ned, especially since he looked a good ten years older than little Winterfell Ned. The audience would be wondering why Ned changed significantly and Lyanna didn’t. If they’re showing her in the ToJ, it will be someone else … we just don’t know who.

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    177. singedbylife:
      Regarding imdb.com

      IMDB is not a reliable source in any way… I was once listed as being in Hemlock Grove thanks to a friend of mine, I got a flood of “fan mail” for playing the tall disfigured woman.. ( And I’m a relatively average height male ) .. so you really can’t trust IMDB .. I am legitimately in IMDB but that’s for something else lol

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    178. Dee,

      Why would you want Littlefinger dead? ? He triggers so much drama and interesting plot lines. His character is full of mystery so there’s still much more to be revealed about him. At least that’s my expectation.

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    179. kit_hepburn,

      I believe Brienne is smart enough to figure it out. But, I also believe that there’s no time for her to mess with that situation. And move on to the Riverlands for Sansa.

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    180. That Stannis had a red witch on his side was pretty widely known (and Brienne has met her). Now, many would probably doubt that she could actually do magic, but Brienne obviously isn’t in that group, since she saw the shadow demon. Particularly since they would presumably hear that Mel just brought Jon back from the dead, which would call attention to her.

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    181. Rygritte:

      Brienne saw her with a man but she disappeared.
      Jon: How do you know it was her?
      Brienne: She had a little sword called Needle.
      Jon: squeeeee

      And thus it is revealed how profoundly death has transformed Jon Snow: He becomes capable of squeeing.

      I would give a lot to hear that scene! ?

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    182. Sean C.:
      That Stannis had a red witch on his side was pretty widely known (and Brienne has met her).

      Yes, at the parley the day before the battle that never happened, Mel is at Stannis’ side and Brienne is at Renly’s. And I seem to recall some stinkeye going down between the two.

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    183. Connor,
      You’ll see, but I can see them doing this:

      Edd: Your sister’s at the gate!
      Jon: Fuck off.
      Edd: For reals!
      Jon: Arya?! *grabs Longclaw*

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    184. Direwolf Lvr, Team Hodor,

      In the series 2 episode where Stannis tells Renly to bow to him Brienne is on a horse next to Renly. It’s not remotely obvious it’s her because she’s wearing a helmet. I had no idea until someone on here pointed it out as the reason so few characters wear helmets, because we can’t see who it is. Should be interesting tv when they all work it out. Jansa are gonna be on the same team with Davos, Mel and Brienne supporting them. B killed Stannis, M and Stannis (presumably with D’s support) killed Renly and M killed Shireen, who D adored. Cue awkward conversations at the very least!

      Edit: ninja’d by Firannion

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    185. Votes…
      Jansa (1) Lulus Mum
      Sonja (1) Me
      Sonsa (0)
      Jonsa (0)
      Bueller (0)

      Did I forget any names?

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    186. Tim of House Deddings,
      Mmmm from the lighting

      Dany looks like she’s near a normal size fire, ie one you’d expect for light/heat, but the Dothraki standing guy like he’s near a much more substantially sized one, and he does look a bit surprised. It could well be BBQ time! 😀

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    187. Tim of House Deddings,
      And in the picture of Olenna, she’s positioned exactly so that she has a decorated stone pillar coming out of the top of her not-sure-what-that-kind-of-headgear-is-called in a fountain/bursting style. Must weigh a ton! 😉

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    188. No Bran evidently, so they’re going to make us wait two weeks to see the end of the Tower of Joy.

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    189. That guy liner on the Dothraki lol

      Looks like that’s Jon in Stark gear next to Edd. It’s similar to what he wears on that set photo. Makes sense he’d have it in his personal belongings.. It’s not like Jon went to The Wall with just the clothes he had on his back at that time, I totally see him bring Stark gear as a souvenir of his time at Winterfell. It makes more sense than having some Northern Lord give it to him. Why would he been storing a spare of not his House’s armour for years? And why would he give it to Jon?

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    190. msd:
      I’d rather not see a big tearful reunion between Jon and Sansa. They didn’t dislike each other, but they weren’t close; it was a very different relationship to the affectionate one Jon had with Arya. It wouldn’t ring true to me to have some big, emotional reunion. I think it would be more interesting to see awkwardness when they meet again, and then for a closer relationship to develop as the season progresses. They’ve both been through a lot and they’re similar in some ways, they just don’t know it yet.

      Excuse me, but you are batshit crazy. Think of all the two of them have been through since they last saw each other. Look at the amount of comfort Sansa took in a simple hug from Theon, who betrayed her brother, pretended to kill the other 2 and took her ancestral home. He has been told he has no family but the NW, she has been used as a tool for powerful men to play with since she was 14 and hasn’t seen a member of her family since Joffrey lopped off her father’s head in front of her. They deserve and are owed a tearful, beautiful reunion and the comfort of seeking solace in one of their only remaining family members.

      I have to say, I hate Khal Moro’s wig/beard merkin. I think they used Momoa’s real hair and it looked so much better.

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    191. Natalie Dormer (Margaery) doesn’t even look like she’s acting. She’s just like, “get me dafuq outta here.”

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    192. Icekhione:
      That guy liner on the Dothraki lol

      Looks like that’s Jon in Stark gear next to Edd. It’s similar to what he wears on that set photo. Makes sense he’d have it in his personal belongings.. It’s not like Jon went to The Wall with just the clothes he had on his back at that time, I totally see him bring Stark gear as a souvenir of his time at Winterfell. It makes more sense than having some Northern Lord give it to him. Why would he been storing a spare of not his House’s armour for years? And why would he give it to Jon?

      dont know if that is really Jon next to him, could be someone else.

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    193. Mihnea,

      He needs an editor who will stand up to him. Once you become rich and famous, it seems like editors are cowed and you end up with an unedited mess like AFFC or the parts of ADWD which could have used pruning (I still think ADWD was a good book and would have been very good had 20 – 30% been pruned from it.)

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    194. I am intrigued of the role Sweetrobin will play this season. Either it is a one off like last year, which in my mind doesn’t make sense; he has to have a kind of development but then again to what end? Or will he be one of the long list that this season will oust? But why would LF would like to get rid of SRobin; on the contrary LF could not get Vale’s military support if something happens to Robin.

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    195. Sean C.,

      Ha, ha, ha that would be a hell of a meeting. The Wall all of a sudden has been the most interesting meeting point in Westeros…

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    196. Tim of House Deddings: Wide eyed Khal Moro,he is seeing something terrifying or awesome

      I think something is about to happen in this photo. The Khal’s behind him look to be joking around about something. So maybe he is the first one who realizes that something’s going down?

      I’m excited! So many of my favorite storylines in this episode!

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    197. Tycho Nestoris,
      Haha! One of my aunts is actually called Sonja (though she doen’t look anything like Brigitte Nielsen), so I guess to not confuse myself, I vote for the Jansa, although the Jonsa makes me laugh as well. 😀

      TheUnknown285,
      Don’t kill the messenger, but I think it’s possible that we’ll have to wait even three weeks till the 29th. But worry not. Time flies!

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    198. Maybe Moro is seeing Dany immune to fire?

      Robin Arryn looks so much older. I wonder if they won’t have him speak like Olly and Rickon since their voices are different now.

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    199. msd:
      I’d rather not see a big tearful reunion between Jon and Sansa. They didn’t dislike each other, but they weren’t close; it was a very different relationship to the affectionate one Jon had with Arya. It wouldn’t ring true to me to have some big, emotional reunion. I think it would be more interesting to see awkwardness when they meet again, and then for a closer relationship to develop as the season progresses. They’ve both been through a lot and they’re similar in some ways, they just don’t know it yet.

      As for where Jon is … Well, he’s just survived being murdered and he’s thrown in the Night’s Watch. My guess is he’s gone off to get drunk and find a red-headed whore in Mole’s Town.

      Except everything they’ve been through will be enough to just see a familiar face to set them off emotionally.

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    200. dothrakian raven,

      Technically LF is lord of the vale. He’s kind of like Roose/Ramsay in the North. He has legal control, but will anyone actually follow him? He’s using Robin, for now, but he doesn’t need him at all in the long run. If he can slyly kill Robin, he’d do it in a heartbeat, further securing his hold on the Vale.

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    201. Jack Bauer 24,

      Lots of book readers will whine if Dany is immune to fire again, lol
      Martin did say Targaryen’s aren’t immune to fire, but he iirc, he never confirmed or denied whether she was, right?

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    202. dothrakian raven:
      I am intrigued of the role Sweetrobin will play this season. Either it is a one off like last year, which in my mind doesn’t make sense; he has to have a kind of development but then again to what end?

      He doesn’t inherently need development. He’s the guy in charge of the Vale; he appears in that capacity, only to the extent necessary. Now, if he’s gotten a bit more confident and/or skilled in the year since we’ve seen him (he’s certainly grown a lot), that would work too.

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    203. Jack Bauer 24,

      We will see Loras this episode, he was shown in the promo for Episode 4, and it’s still too early for the White Walkers to be shown in the season. My bets are 6 or 7, 8 or 9. Who knows.

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    204. taim,

      It’s definitely not a Wildling or Watchman’s outfit. Davos wears darker clothes. I see brown and blue. Who else is left?

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    205. I hope that’s Jon next to edd, and always good to see Tormund.
      Jon, sansa, pod, Brienne, Tormund, Mel, Davos, and Edd ain one place ?
      my body is ready for sunday.

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    206. Icekhione:
      taim,

      It’s definitely not a Wildling or Watchman’s outfit. Davos wears darker clothes. I see brown and blue. Who else is left?

      Looks to be the outfit Jon was wearing in the filming photo with the man-bun.

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    207. Sean C.: He doesn’t inherently need development.He’s the guy in charge of the Vale; he appears in that capacity, only to the extent necessary.Now, if he’s gotten a bit more confident and/or skilled in the year since we’ve seen him (he’s certainly grown a lot), that would work too.

      I want him to have been trained to be a great warrior by the Royce’s but that guy holding the arrows looks quite irritated with him so I imagine he’s still the same sickly, hapless ol’ Sweet Robin we all know and… know.

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    208. Looper:
      Technically LF is lord of the vale. He’s kind of like Roose/Ramsay in the North. He has legal control, but will anyone actually follow him? He’s using Robin, for now, but he doesn’t need him at all in the long run. If he can slyly kill Robin, he’d do it in a heartbeat, further securing his hold on the Vale.

      No, Littlefinger is not Lord of the Vale. He’s Robin’s Lord Protector (though since he’s been absent for a considerable period of time, Yohn Royce has effectively had that job since 501); Robin is Lord of the Vale. If Robin dies, any influence Littlefinger has dies with him, as the job would pass to whoever the next Arryn-descended person is.

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    209. I’ve been so focused on the Jon/Sansa reunion that I hadn’t even given a thought to Brienne and Davos. I really hope Brienne gets to tell Davos that she killed Stannis before Sansa sends her on the mission.

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    210. Icekhione:

      Looks like that’s Jon in Stark gear next to Edd. It’s similar to what he wears on that set photo. Makes sense he’d have it in his personal belongings.. It’s not like Jon went to The Wall with just the clothes he had on his back at that time, I totally see him bring Stark gear as a souvenir of his time at Winterfell. It makes more sense than having some Northern Lord give it to him. Why would he been storing a spare of not his House’s armour for years? And why would he give it to Jon?

      Yup, it definitely looks like

      the Stark armor Jon is wearing during Snowbowl.

      I can see the straps on the shoulders of the quilted brown leather and the greenish top that goes underneath it. Just like Ned wore in the TOJ flashback. While I had assumed Jon would get his new clothes from some loyal Northern house, I guess they’ll just say he packed it with him when he went to the wall. Which I find weird but, whatever, I can accept that. I wonder who they’re talking too.

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    211. The shot of Robin Arryn getting what looks to be an archery lesson is intriguing. I’m guessing this is during a carriage stop during a journey. I’m also guessing this is Sweetrobin’s first time outside the Eyrie since he was a wee bairn.

      Oh, I’m also guessing that immediately after that still was taken he was killed by an arrow entering an eye socket at extremely close range. The culprit remains at large.*

      * Either at Littlefinger’s bachelor pad or buried in Littlefinger’s backyard.

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    212. kevin,

      Did we watch the same trailer? There’s literally snow everywhere, including falling from the sky around Sansa, Brienne, and Pod. I can’t tell if it’s Castle Black for sure (I don’t think there are rocks so close to the gate like that, could just be a weird angle), but she’s far north.

      I’d say Last Hearth or Castle Black (unless they, for some reason, they place House Mormont or Manderly farther north for the show). Let’s hope it’s not Last Hearth or Sansa is in for a nasty surprise (unless the Umbers are actually tricking the Boltons).

      If they fixed the gate after Wun-Wun’s little display, it’s definitely Castle Black. Jon and Sansa will meet next episode.

      On a side note, Jon clearly walks into the barracks of Castle Black at the end of Oathbreaker. He didn’t just up and leave, so he’s probably still there if not saddling a horse at the beginning of next episode.

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    213. Looking like a runaway!
      Jansa (6)
      Sonja (1)
      Sonsa (0)
      Jonsa (0)
      Sanja (0)
      Bueller (0)

      Let’s play to 20 for fun even if the Jansa’s get the majority (11).

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    214. BunBunStark,

      Why do you find it weird? It’s a reminder for Jon of where he comes from and who he is. Wouldn’t you take something personal and home-related with you if you were to leave forever (for all you knew)? Jon was abandoning his Stark life for the Watch, but he wanted to keep some piece with him. A brother of the NW, but a Stark at heart. He didn’t give up on his memories.

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    215. I think regardless of how close Jon and Sansa were as children, their reunion is a big damn deal. But the books are very different from the show. In the books, their relationship, in the beginning, was described as indifferent — sort of. There are many instances in AGOT and ACOK where Jon thinks fondly of Sansa. Sansa, at this point, is still fairly self-involved and snobby (no fault of her own — it’s her character arc, simply). However, when she becomes Alayne, she begins to appreciate Jon a lot more, because she understands what he went through. No, they weren’t Jon and Arya, but there are no instances of them actively disliking/hating each other.
      The show is a different matter. We’ve never gotten much of a sense of their relationship as children. However, in 6×02, Sansa tells Theon that she won’t let Jon harm him. This implies that while they might not have been incredibly close, she obviously knows him well and had at least some kind of good relationship with him.

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    216. That is most definitely Jon wearing Stark armor next to Edd in the photo. They are probably talking with Davos and Melisandre and Tormund is outside when Sansa, Brienne and Pod arrive, and Tormund goes to tell Jon that his half-sister is there!

      Ohhh yeah. Jansa hype!!!

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    217. SO happy to finally get some pictures from the Wall!!!

      Stark armor!! I pray for a debut of the man bun.

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    218. Wimsey,

      in fact I seem to recall something in AGOT that points to Sansa not thinking of Jon as her brother … but I could be wrong … when I re-read the books I tended not to focus on her storyline

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    219. Zish,

      So did Theon find Littlefinger’s teleporter?

      He managed to get out of the North alone and back to the Iron Islands in two episodes?

      Maybe it works faster latitudinally than longitudinally? 😉

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    220. Thoughts on Sam and Gilly: So the whole purpose for Gilly to go to Sams Parents house is to introduce his father. Does that mean he will have some larger part to play in the seasons to come?

      Im assuming Sam will continue on to be a Maester and that Gilly might just fade out but I wonder if Sam’s father will grow into a larger role and purpose. Any thoughts?

      Also will the rest of the people in Westeros get some delayed notice that the Lord Commander has been killed?

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    221. Sean C.,

      You’re probably right, in the books if Robin died, Harry the heir would have control. But I don’t know that the show is really going to focus on that point. I think the message they are sending is that Littlefinger does have controle of the Vale
      Sean C.,

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    222. Tycho Nestoris:
      Looking like a runaway!
      Jansa (6)
      Sonja (1)
      Sonsa (0)
      Jonsa (0)
      Sanja (0)
      Bueller (0)

      Let’s play to 20 for fun even if the Jansa’s get the majority (11).

      Jonsa sounds the best.

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    223. I’m pretty sure Jon isn’t the only Northerner who joined the NW. The Stark uniform could have belonged to anyone.

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    224. Hunter McAnally:
      Thoughts on Sam and Gilly: So the whole purpose for Gilly to go to Sams Parents house is to introduce his father. Does that mean he will have some larger part to play in the seasons to come?

      Im assuming Sam will continue on to be a Maester and that Gilly might just fade out but I wonder if Sam’s father will grow into a larger role and purpose. Any thoughts?

      Also will the rest of the people in Westeros get some delayed notice that the Lord Commander has been killed?

      There is only about 13 episodes left after this season, so Randyl must be important to the endgame. He does have a valyrian steel sword.

      It feels like ages ago that we learned of the Tarly family casting lol. I’m ready to finally meet them.

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    225. Tycho Nestoris:
      Looking like a runaway!
      Jansa (6)
      Sonja (1)
      Sonsa (0)
      Jonsa (0)
      Sanja (0)
      Bueller (0)

      Let’s play to 20 for fun even if the Jansa’s get the majority (11).

      JONSA JONSA JONSA!!!

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    226. Rhaenys Stark:
      Icekhione,

      I think it’s just typical Stark armor in both cases.

      Sometimes I wish Ned had a different armor. He was the warden of the north after all. I always imagined something with the Direwolf sigil on, kinda like what bran wore during Theon’s assault on Winterfell.
      Now Jon is going to wear it and it looks like just another random Stark soldier.

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    227. I don’t understand, it doesn’t mean that something will not happen in the episode just because there are no pics or citations in the synopsis. Why assume that? It’s clear they don’t wanna spoil things with these images or descriptions.

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    228. Icekhione:
      Flayed Potatoes,

      That’d be boring narratively-wise. Why not just have it be Jon’s?

      I don’t think the show will explain where he got his new clothes from tbh. Maybe the costume designer will give us more details in an interview or something. So the uniform can be Benjen’s for all we know.

      All I want is new Stark clothes and the man bun that was promised 😛

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    229. Trial By Combat
      Jansa (8)
      Jonsa (2)
      Sonja (1)
      Sonsa (0)
      Sanja (0)
      Bueller (0)

      Also, we are doing Dorah and Prienne, right?

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    230. Production design and photography in Pyke are marvelous. It’s nice to see the contrast with all the other sets (they’re good too).

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    231. Flayed Potatoes: I don’t think the show will explain where he got his new clothes from tbh. Maybe the costume designer will give us more details in an interview or something. So the uniform can be Benjen’s for all we know.

      All I want is new Stark clothes and the man bun that was promised

      I am a straight male and the man bun is one of my most anticipated Season 6 developments to come 😀

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    232. singedbylife:
      Regarding imdb.com

      No, it just means whoever updates info on imbd.com didn´t put in full cast information yet.

      For example: Episode 6 has just 3 cast members listed: Tyrion, Jaime and some unknown guy.

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    233. Hunter McAnally,

      So the whole purpose for Gilly to go to Sams Parents house is to introduce his father.

      Here’s hoping Sam gets in a good zinger about dad wanting to throw him to the wolves a few years ago, and now here he is, Jon’s Snow’s best bud and training to be a maester.

      Payback is a mofo.

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    234. dothrakian raven,
      I’ll add it and give you an extra vote for coming up with a new one 😉

      S + J =
      Jansa (9)
      Jonsa (4)
      JonSan (1)
      Sonja (1)
      Sonsa (0)
      Sanja (0)
      Bueller (0)

      Edit: Sorry Dan, didn’t see that you voted.

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    235. I wonder if they will have Ghost say Hello to Sansa. It would be awfully cute and sad. Poor Lady. Oh the feels! 😥

      GoTMancunian,
      I’ll put it in spoiler tags, because of filming spoilers. Don’t read, if you don’t wanna get spoilt!

      I read some comments on another site, saying that if the Vale army came to save the day at the Battle for Winterfell, it would be like a “Deus ex machina”. But I thought, setting it up early by having LF convince Sweetrobin (and Lord Royce obviously) to help his cousin, it wouldn’t come totally out of the blue and I’d be fine with it.

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    236. taim,

      Who else? Wildings, NW brothers, Davos nobody wears it and nobody has a reason to wear this armor except Jon. He quit Night’s Watch and gotta wear something else. Once you join NW you wear black uniform. Guest would’ve sit on the other side of the table and not beside Edd as new LC. It must be Jon.

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    237. Looking at Edd’s face, I can’t help but wonder if he’s thinking, “I’m fucked”. Jon’s given him command of CB, but what exactly is he in charge of? The first ranger, the master builder, and the head steward are all dead. Jon, Davos, and Mel will probably be leaving soon. They’re down to about 35 dudes and they’ve got Wildlings hanging out in the courtyard. If I were Edd, I would’ve said “thanks, but no thanks” when Jon handed him command.

      I like the idea someone else had that Tormund is looking at Brienne as she walks into CB. Now there’s a warrior woman worthy of Tormund Giantsbane.

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    238. HelloThere,

      “Blood of my Blood” seems like a good episode for Sam and Gilly to arrive at Horn Hill (i bet that episode will have a family theme throughout)

      I’m picturing a mash-up of Sam, Gilly and Li’l Sam visiting Horn Hill and Jodie Foster’s Thanksgiving comedy “Home For The Holidays.”

      A wacky romp featuring lots of laughs, some tears, and a lot of awkward.

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    239. Flayed Potatoes:
      I’m really starting to freak out that we won’t get to see the ToJ reveal this season. Someone please assure me that’s not going to happen lol.

      Jack Bender shot the TOJ stuff (they used part of it for episode 3 but they have intermixed material from different directors in the same episode before in the show). Bender’s episodes are 5 and 6, so in all likelihood they will show the rest of the TOJ in one of those episodes…

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    240. Looks like we’re touching on literally every character but Bran, Arya, Sam and Gilly this week.

      I have a weird question. The Weirwood statue in the HOBAW – is it actually carved from weirwood? Is there any way Bran could communicate with Arya through the statue? I would assume the trees have to be alive in order to be part of the network but now I am wondering… But, it seems like the show isn’t really relying on the trees for Bran’s visions anyway.

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    241. Wylie,

      Oh God, now you have planted that thought (hope) in my head. Especially after Shaggydogs death it would be so cool to see Sansa interact with Ghost, and for Ghost to recognize her immediately.

      I think I’m going to stop thinking about this episode so I don’t end up disappointed that my fan fiction doesn’t end up on the screen.

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    242. CatspawAssassin: Here’s hoping Sam gets in a good zinger about dad wanting to throw him to the wolves a few years ago, and now here he is, Jon’s Snow’s best bud and training to be a maester.

      Randyll Tarley won’t be impressed by the Maester development in Sam, and probably won’t believe a word of Sam’s other great deeds. Killing a White Walker and surviving battles are worthy accomplishments, but RT won’t believe that WW exist and won’t believe anything worthy of Sam.

      I think Sam told Gilly in a prior episode that when he told his father that he wanted to be a maester, RT reacted as though wanting to be a maester was an insult to the family manhood. RT already told Sam to his face that he wished Sam were dead. When a parent is disinclined to love a child, nothing that child does will have the slightest positive impact; in fact, any accomplishments made by that unloved child only further enrage a cold parent. I think that’s the situation we have with RT. Sam is going to have to finally come to terms with that, thumb his nose at his father and go about his life in his own way. He already is on the road to doing that.

      That being said, I can’t wait to see the legendary old curmudgeon. Also, when Sam said his sister was lovely, that made me excited to see her. I can’t wait to see what Sam’s bringing home a girl and a baby does to the Tarley family dynamic. The women will be delighted, Sam’s brother will be amused and old Randyll will be – enraged, of course.

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    243. selena: LOL that pic of Dany looking all prim and proper before she ***** all that **** up

      Lol, you’re right, we know that circular building

      goes up in flames at some point. Ooopsie, Old Khaleesis, see ya, my ride is here.

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    244. And the only one I found interesting is…………..Baelish! I’m surprised we’re getting more sweet robin

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    245. Tycho Nestoris: Natalie Dormer (Margaery) doesn’t even look like she’s acting. She’s just like, “get me dafuq outta here.”

      Ye gods, I hope she gets out of there soon. In which episode are Jaime and Mace supposed to ride up the Sept stairs? You’d think Olenna would have had her out of there already. She was willing to murder a king to save Marge from brutality, yet she’s sitting on her old behind now, not doing much of anything. After murdering Joffrey, you’d think arranging the timely demise of the High Sparrow would be like picking food from her teeth for the old Queen.

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    246. Someone might of pointed this out already, but the guy next to Edd looks like he’s wearing the Stark armor. Maybe Jon got his kit already?

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    247. At least it looks like Robin has been well taken care of. In this pic and others I’ve seen, Robin is well dressed in the manner you’d expect a high-born lord to be dressed. So at least Lord Royce isn’t an ass, like it looks Smalljon Umber turned out to be. Then again, Lord Royce is one of the old guard, isn’t he? He’d honor those traditions.

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    248. So, Jon/Sansa is actually a thing? I’m just asking, I think Sansa could easily fall for someone like Jon, specially if she finds out his true parentage, but I didn’t know so many people rooted for it haha

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    249. Thronetender: you’d think arranging the timely demise of the High Sparrow

      It was my understanding that if you killed High Sparrow, you’d have a civil war or at least some kind of French Revolution at hand. So I guess, everyone is trying to solve the situation without plunging the whole capital into further chaos.

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    250. Thronetender,
      I haven’t seen all the trailers (it causes me to look for specific scenes/images)…but (show spec)

      Isn’t it going to end in Trial by Combat no matter what? I don’t mind the formalities but I think the endgame is same either way. We just need the particulars of who’s fighting.

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    251. Azlar,
      Oh geez no! I don’t think that’s what it’s about. We’re just riled up for the potential meeting of the two Stark siblings next episode, that’s all. Friendship and family only 😀

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    252. Jack Bauer 24: There is only about 13 episodes left after this season, so Randyl must be important to the endgame. He does have a valyrian steel sword.

      I would think that how he affects Sam’s evolution from here on out is going to be much more important that Valyrian steel is going to be. The Valyrian steel almost certainly is a red herring of sorts: while people continue to think of the White Walkers as “evil,” some viewers will think “Aha, it is going to be about finding Valyrian steel and obsidian to kill the Walkers!” I will not be at all surprised if most viewers are thinking very different things after Bran actually starts interacting with the Walkers.

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    253. Anon:
      Connor,

      I don’t think Sansa and Jon will cross paths. She has never interacted with him on screen, that I can recall. What would be the emotional appeal, for the audience, of these two meeting?

      It would be very powerful for Jon and Arya to meet…a little less powerful for Jon and Bran to meet….but not Sansa.

      I’m afraid these two may be like ships passing in the night.

      It’s quite obvious that the Sansa who last saw Jon in season 1 is an entirely changed girl / woman. Her life since has been horrible and her family decimated, or so she thought until recent events.

      I think if she met Jon Snow again it will be a fall down on your knees and thank you gods moment for them both. I will be in tears likely blowing snot bubbles when this DOES happen.

      CANNOT WAIT.

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    254. Joffrey’s Cunt,

      Regarding the same armor among the starks

      Starks are not the type to parade their fancy things in front of their men. Kinda cool symbolism I think that they wear the same as everyone else. If its good enough for you its good enough for your troops type of thing

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