HBO has released several new photos from the fifth episode of Game of Thrones season 6. The episode, which will be called “The Door,” is Jack Bender’s first outing as director for the show. The episode preview is teasing exciting moments in the North and beyond the Wall, and an intriguing new Red priestess meeting with the leaders of Meereen.
Official episode synopsis: Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran learns a great deal. Brienne goes on a mission. Arya is given a chance to prove herself.
Photos and potential spoilers below the cut!
Updated 5/19: We’ve updated the post with several more photos today!
The new priestess Kinvara, played by Israeli actress Ania Bukstein:
Fans have observed throughout the pre-season this year that the Night’s King looks a little different in season 6. Based on the credits listed for this photo , courtesy of HBO, it seems they were right. The Night’s King is credited as being played by Vladimir Furdik, a stunt performer who played the White Walker that Jon crossed swords with at Hardhome and did stunt work for the Tower of Joy scene this year.
Littlefinger is having a tense moment with Sansa, as glimpsed in the preview video. Will the Knights of the Vale be enough of a gift for her to overlook his actions last year?
This image of Leaf and other Children of the Forest in episode 5 appears on HBONow:
This image of Littlefinger in the episode is from HBO.com:
Farfarawaysite has uploaded several more photos today from the episode:
Aeron Greyjoy (Michael Feast), probably at the Kingsmoot at this point.
Arya Stark, nicely cleaned up and seeing- possibly looking at Jaqen?
Jaqen H’ghar, preparing a body.
Slightly different shot of Brienne here but very similar to the one of released before season 6 began.
One of Bran’s visions this week will take him and the Three-Eyed Raven back to Winterfell’s courtard, it seems!
In these next few with Jorah and Daario, Daenerys isn’t visible anymore. So will she find out about Jorah’s greyscale? Is this him revealing his affliction to her or is the knight merely discussing the situation with his rival?
More shots from Littlefinger and Sansa’s tense reunion.
Missandei in the pyramid
Another vision of Bran’s, since he’s standing. Looking at the greenery and the stones, they’re the same as the ones in the photo of Leaf and the Children of the Forest up above. That would confirm the theory that the image of the CotF is of them in many years past, with Bran witnessing it. Perhaps we’re getting some back story in this episode on how the Children came to be largely wiped out/driven into hiding, or something about a connection to White Walkers since we’re seeing the Night’s King as well this week?
And Tyrion and Varys continue to look like they’re not having a swell time in Meereen.