[Updated!] New photos from Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 5 “The Door”

Photo: Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

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!

Photo: Kit Harington as Jon Snow Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Kit Harington as Jon Snow. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

The new priestess Kinvara, played by Israeli actress Ania Bukstein:

Photo: Ania Bukstein as Kinvara Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Ania Bukstein as Kinvara. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

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.

Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark and Vladimir Furdik as The Night King. Credit: Courtesy HBO

Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark and Vladimir Furdik as The Night King. Credit: Courtesy HBO

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis. Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis. Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO

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?

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’Ghar. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark and Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’Ghar. Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

This image of Leaf and other Children of the Forest in episode 5 appears on HBONow:

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This image of Littlefinger in the episode is from HBO.com:

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Farfarawaysite has uploaded several more photos today from the episode:

Aeron Greyjoy (Michael Feast), probably at the Kingsmoot at this point.

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Arya Stark, nicely cleaned up and seeing- possibly looking at Jaqen?

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Jaqen H’ghar, preparing a body.

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Slightly different shot of Brienne here but very similar to the one of released before season 6 began.

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One of Bran’s visions this week will take him and the Three-Eyed Raven back to Winterfell’s courtard, it seems!

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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?

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More shots from Littlefinger and Sansa’s tense reunion.

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Missandei in the pyramid

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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?

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And Tyrion and Varys continue to look like they’re not having a swell time in Meereen.

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    1. Torienne!

      Could “Bran learns a great deal” mean the rest of the ToJ flashback?

      The new priestess is also wearing a ruby necklace… does that mean she’s hundreds of years old as well?

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    2. I knew the NK was recast! I said it when the first trailer came out. So Vladimir Furdik is the actor now.

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    3. Becks,

      My prediction is that we won’t find out about the rest of the ToJ vision until episode 6, called “Blood of my blood”.

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    4. Just a random thought…

      While we know the titles to episodes often refer to more than one thing, what if “the Door,” at least in part, refers to a door in the Wall, like the one beneath the Night Fort?

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    5. By the way, I LOVE the picture of Sansa and LF staring at opposite directions… almost as if they were back to back.

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    6. Those stones and the tree the COTF are sitting around are the exact same as those in Brans vision with the NK! ?

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    7. It’s very interesting this photo of the children of the forest.. “Bran learns a great deal” mumble mumble…

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    8. Finally, they released a photo of Jon. I have a feeling the photo of the Children of the Forest is a vision of the past. I am pumped for the white walker scenes next episode!!!

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    9. Where the fuck are LF and Sansa/Brienne in that picture?? CB still? I can’t tell….

      I love how Brienne is like a faithful Mastiff around Sansa, so adorable and it’s great to see Sansa in good company for once.

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    10. Connor:
      Finally, they released a photo of Jon. I have a feeling the photo of the Children of the Forest is a vision of the past. I am pumped for the white walker scenes next episode!!!

      Recast NK! Nice avi 😀

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    11. Nymeria Warrior Queen:
      Just a random thought…

      While we know the titles to episodes often refer to more than one thing, what if “the Door,” at least in part, refers to a door in the Wall, like the one beneath the Night Fort?

      Could also be in reference to the door into the room at TOJ or the door to the cave under the tree?

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    12. I wonder if Sansa/Brienne aren’t arguing with Jon in those two seperate pictures. The table looks the same.

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    13. Littlefinger’s outfitted an entire army with jetpacks now, apparently. Unless his army is waiting around the Neck while he uses his personal jetpack to be an advance scout.

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    14. Jack Bauer 24,

      Maybe we’ll get more than one priestess if Tyrion and Varys are looking at them to work on Dany’s PR. She can show up after this priestess.

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    15. Bearded Onion:
      Where the fuck are LF and Sansa/Brienne in that picture?? CB still? I can’t tell….

      Some posters analyzing it Reddit determined that the Littlefinger/Sansa meeting is at the Mole’s Town brothel, last seen being sacked by the Wildlings in 408. The photo here of Sansa and Brienne is most likely in Castle Black, though.

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    16. The first pic of Sansa and Brianne and the second one of Jon. It looks like they are facing each other across the table and none of them look happy 🙁

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    17. I’m beginning to think that this episode and the next one are going to do something the show hasn’t really done since S1E1, which is cover a great deal of time in the episode. There are several plots right now where sooner or later not much needs to be shown but a lot of time needs to pass. For instance,

      – Dany needs to get the Dothraki to wherever they will eventually get on boats.
      – The Tyrells need to gather their army and get it inside Kings Landing
      – Jon and Sansa (yay!!!) need to gather the Wildlings, rally the loyal North, and prep for the showdown with Ramsay
      -Sam needs to get to Horn Hill and then get to Oldtown

      That’s a lot of ground to cover, and I could easily see a montage or two to show that passage of time. Its also the only way I could understand how Littlefinger is going to be in Castle Black this week after being in the Vale last week. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this episode ends up covering a month, or more.

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    18. Leaf looks like she wants to beat some ass in that picture of the CotF crouching but the rest seem pleasant enough at that moment. I wonder the context? It doesn’t appear to be cold/snowy where they are, so I’m guessing it’s a flashback?

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    19. Bearded Onion,

      Castle Black. The first photo matches Jon’s photo. Brienne and Sansa are looking at Jon who seems to be telling them what their next steps will be. Sansa looks kinda happy/admiring while Brienne, who knows more about violence and war, is a bit more skeptical. Or I’m writing my own fan fiction.

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    20. I hope Sansa is still at the Wall there, it looks like she’s in the same hall with Jon but the pic with LF looks nothing like CB..

      I hope we don’t see Sansa and Jon split up this soon. I want as many scenes as possible with them. They are amazing together.

      Also the new COTF design looks MUCH better.

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    21. That image of the children of the forest is definitely the same location shown in the Bran Vision from the trailer. Also, just thought-spewing here, but I notice all of the Children of the Forest shown are female. Thus far, all of the White Walkers we’ve seen are male. I wonder if this has significance?

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    22. Sean C.: Reddit detectives determined that it’s the Mole’s Town brothel, last seen being sacked by the Wildlings in 408.

      Of course Littlefinger has a meeting in a brothel.

      Lmao never change!

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    23. Sean C.: Reddit detectives determined that it’s the Mole’s Town brothel, last seen being sacked by the Wildlings in 408.

      Ahh, thank god. Was worried Sansa had left the (admittedly temporary) safety of the wall and it’s surrounding territories.

      Also they should mention AT LEAST a few weeks have passed since last ep. I know why we have super travel but c’mon, this is nuts.

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    24. Jack Bauer 24,

      All the sources still say the same actor from previous seasons will play Night’s King in this season. So it is likely the Night’s King Bran sees is a different one from the past.

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    25. Danny:
      Bearded Onion,

      Castle Black.The first photo matches Jon’s photo.Brienne and Sansa are looking at Jon who seems to be telling them what their next steps will be.Sansa looks kinda happy/admiring while Brienne, who knows more about violence and war, is a bit more skeptical.Or I’m writing my own fan fiction.

      Fanfic. She seems kind of pissed off in that pic. Like she’s looking at him like he’s full of it

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    26. I am starting to get confused with all the Red Priests. Are these new characters or more amalgamations? It sounds like the consensus is that Kinvara will replace

      Benerro

      but then who was the Red Priestess that Tyrion saw?

      I doubt they bring in

      Moqorro

      so I hope Kinvara takes some of his personality/story. I don’t recall much background on

      Benerro

      whereas

      Moqorro

      saw a decent amount of action.

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    27. Looks like Sansa and Brienne look quite upset at Jon, they are most likely talking to each other in those photos.

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    28. Connor:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      Thanks! Your avi is nice too! Do you think that the Night’s King will speak to Bran while he grabs his wrist? I am hopeful for that!

      The WW speak their own language and it sounds like cracking of ice. I doubt Bran would be able to understand them.

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    29. Finally a Jon picture, lol.
      The CotF image is very intriguing, can’t wait to find out what’s happening.

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    30. Tycho Nestoris,

      Kinarva is basically a combination of Moqorro and Benerro.

      filming stuff says she is the high priestess of Volantis, witch is Benerro’s post in the books but she goes to Meereen, witch is Moqorro’s plot in the books.
      The Priestess Tyrion sees is without a doubt…..a random priestess.

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    31. Gendry’s broken compass,

      It could absolutely be in reference to either or both of those. I was just throwing another possibility out there I had seen, yet.

      Dallas,

      I’m starting to wonder if there wasn’t some sort of internal struggle among the CotF long, long ago resulting in a split, and some of them becoming WW’s.

      #whitewalkersorigin

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    32. This seems like a very Bran and North-centric episode and I am so excited to see Bran’s visions. Are we skipping King’s Landing?

      I am getting so hyped over a picture of Jon in front of a map lmao. Bring on the strategy!

      I’m glad Sansa and Brienne aren’t separating just yet. I want as many scenes with them as possible. I hope Jon and Sansa go shopping for armies together, since the actors work well together.

      Very curious to see what Arya’s mission will be. Hopefully her storyline picks up.

      The new priestess looks like evil Snow White, while Melly looks like evil Red Riding Hood lol. I like her dress.

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    33. Okay guys. Be ready for this episode. But first. No I don’t have any leaks or anything like that, but the preview and that CoF photo tells a lot. And “Bran learns a great deal.”

      I’m pretty sure we are gonna get lots of information about Walkers and what is going on with them. Maybe even hints of their origin and maybe all of it. This is gonna be big episode with reveals. I’m sure about that…

      I’m hyped. Like big time. This is it.

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    34. According to that picture of Melisandre in horse ready to leave Castle Black, in this episode Jon, Sansa, Davos, Mel and company should leave Castle Black.

      So I don´t think Petyr is in the Wall in that picture, maybe is the brothel when the Wildlings attack back in Season 4, looks familiar.

      I´m so pumped for the vision of Bran and the Nights King… also, Meera in the promo is trying to wake up Bran from the vision…. White Walkers attacking the Cave, gotta be that.

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    35. In the leaked script of Kinvara she says she will summon other people to help spread the word, maybe that’s where the other actress appears. That photo of CotF makes me very anxious. I can see already another surprising episode this sunday.

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    36. A Man Grown:
      Littlefinger’s outfitted an entire army with jetpacks now, apparently. Unless his army is waiting around the Neck while he uses his personal jetpack to be an advance scout.

      Ah, you mean the same jetpack that Ned and everyone used to get from Winterfell down to the Inn at the crossroads in one episode, back in season 1?

      Give it a rest with the jetpack nonsense… You don’t know how much time has passed. Or do you just want to pad the episodes with endless shots of people riding horses?

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    37. I think that Jon/Sansa/Bri photos are at a table with a map rolled out…i bet this is the moment when Jon/Sansa telling Brienne that she need to go find Ayra while they go rally the northern houses.

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    38. Mihnea,

      Nice. I like

      Moqorro

      a lot. I just saw above that there’s another RP and I think

      Thoros

      is back. Better finally learn to pronounce (and spell) R’hllor.

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    39. Flayed Potatoes:
      This seems like a very Bran and North-centric episode and I am so excited to see Bran’s visions. Are we skipping King’s Landing?

      I am getting so hyped over a picture of Jon in front of a map lmao. Bring on the strategy!

      I’m glad Sansa and Brienne aren’t separating just yet. I want as many scenes with them as possible. I hope Jon and Sansa go shopping for armies together, since the actors work well together.

      Very curious to see what Arya’s mission will be. Hopefully her storyline picks up.

      The new priestess looks like evil Snow White, while Melly looks like evil Red Riding Hood lol. I like her dress.

      You right! there is a map in the table in front of Jon lol.

      can´t wait to see what Houses he mention.

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    40. Do we think there are going to be anymore scenes from any other locations not shown here? If I count it out, it’s currently at five storylines/locations. That’s the fewest we’ve had so far this season. How long is the episode?

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    41. Bearded Onion,

      Mole’s town, south of the Castle black, someone on the asoiaf reddit have done a great analysis and compared the Mole’s town brothel from season 4 and room where Sansa meets Littlefinger in preview for episode 5.

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    42. Bearded Onion: Ahh, thank god. Was worried Sansa had left the (admittedly temporary) safety of the wall and it’s surrounding territories.

      Also they should mention AT LEAST a few weeks have passed since last ep. I know why we have super travel but c’mon, this is nuts.

      Why should it be mentioned? Are you incapable of figuring out that time has passed between scenes and episodes without having it spelled out?

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    43. Connor,

      Conjecture, maybe Jon is telling them that the Umbers and Karstarks have joined the Boltons, which would make their task even more difficult than they had previously believed. In particular, perhaps the suspicion that Umber handed over Rickon.

      Or he could be relating the news that Baelish has showed up, which would lead into her going to meet him.

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    44. jentario,

      Gets people to read my post? IDK. I am usually over cautious. I got a slap on the wrist for saying

      Tyene’s mom was a Septa.

      Bearded Onion,

      Also they should mention AT LEAST a few weeks have passed since last ep. I know why we have super travel but c’mon, this is nuts.

      The time doesn’t concern me as much as the route he takes. Things are a little hectic in the North so I’d like to know, even if it’s said rather than shown, who helped LF get there.

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    45. This episode is going to be 57 minutes!! This already looks like a great episode. Can’t wait for more fantasy stuff in it, i.e the Children of the Forest, and of course the White Walkers!!

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    46. ghost of winterfell:
      The first pic of Sansa and Brianne and the second one of Jon. It looks like they are facing each other across the table and none of them look happy

      They are. You can see the edge of the map in both Sansa and Jon pictures. They are on the opposite sides of a table where the map is laid `out.

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    47. Lars: Why should it be mentioned? Are you incapable of figuring out that time has passed between scenes and episodes without having it spelled out?

      Lmao. When you have LF in the Vale and then suddenly at the wall in the very next ep I do think it helps ground the situation by briefly mentioning a time skip, maybe say 2 weeks have passed since the letter. I’m willing to assume time has passed if they don’t and it’s not a huge deal but it does help keep you immersed.

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    48. Connor:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      Thanks! Your avi is nice too! Do you think that the Night’s King will speak to Bran while he grabs his wrist? I am hopeful for that!

      Hope so! Two things I want this season is to see some WW communication and to see the NK in action.

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    49. Finally!! A pic of the gorgeous Lord Commander….well, as was lol.

      I’m glad they’ve stopped hiding him under a bushel. Perhaps they’ll include him in an episode blurb one day…..although the fact they don’t, always makes me feel that his appearance is too good to blab about, so I’m not really complaining.

      To be honest, I’m revelling in the team Sansa/Jon/Brienne/Tormund/Edd/Davos/Podrick ….I know GOT…..all too soon it will rain on my parade…..but I’ll still enjoy rooting for the good guys.

      Having seen how they’ve introduced the Tormienne aspect, I do hope they run with it, given the response from fans. What a perfect coupling those two make. I had never even thought of it. Had you? It works….and then some ….no?

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    50. Anyone else wondering who sent Ned’s old clothes to Jon? Because the Stark style clothes that Jon is wearing were not the ones he wore in season one, before taking the black.

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    51. aabe,

      Actually judging from the background they are on the same side of the table, and the map doesn’t give any implication to otherway around.

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    52. #forgivebaelish

      Although I dont know if we should since he wrote the pink letter….. dun dun DUN.

      The letter was sealed with wax instead of skin like in season 3? And said the wolfs head was on floor not table.

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    53. Baelish’s jet pack again…it’s two weeks to Winterfell from the Wall and a further three weeks to the Vale, hope they add a line where someone mentions they’ve been stuck in Castle Black for a month, otherwise it’s getting ridiculous.

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    54. Come on, two of those are literally stills from the preview.

      Looks like Dany is in the episode after all (I didn’t think she would be, based on the preview).

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    55. Halfman:
      Finally!! A pic of the gorgeous Lord Commander….well, as was lol.

      I’m glad they’ve stopped hiding him under a bushel. Perhaps they’ll include him in an episode blurb one day…..although the fact they don’t, always makes me feel that his appearance is too good to blab about, so I’m not really complaining.

      To be honest, I’m revelling in the team Sansa/Jon/Brienne/Tormund/Edd/Davos/Podrick ….I know GOT…..all too soon it will rain on my parade…..but I’ll still enjoy rooting for the good guys.

      Having seen how they’ve introduced the Tormienne aspect, I do hope they run with it, given the response from fans. What a perfect coupling those two make. I had never even thought of it. Had you? It works….and then some ….no?

      Tormienne won’t be a thing. Brienne is leaving and Tormund is going to war.

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    56. The Children of the Forest appear to be standing in the same Stonehenge-like ring of stones that the Night’s King took Craster’s baby son to in Season 4’s “Oathkeeper”.

      ….theorizing going on now that the Children may have created the White Walkers themselves, when even the Hammer of the Waters wasn’t enough to stop the First Men from conquering Westeros, but they worked too well and later turned on them.

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    57. tyjon,

      How do you know that the Littlefinger scene last week happened chronologically after the Castle Black ones? It could have taken place weeks beforehand.

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    58. kit_hepburn:
      Do we think there are going to be anymore scenes from any other locations not shown here? If I count it out, it’s currently at five storylines/locations. That’s the fewest we’ve had so far this season. How long is the episode?

      I think we will see KL and we should definitely see Sam. This is the midpoint of the season and Sam’s story has to start progressing. We have Horn Hill and the Citadel to go.

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    59. Bearded Onion,

      I also want to watch Sansa and Jon rallying the North together to fight that monster. I’m waiting for a scene with Jon, Sansa, Davos, Mel, Brienne, Tormund and Pod making plans. Unfortunately, there is evidence Brienne will go to the Riverlands. The group will separate.

      I’m worried Sansa will be too upset and proud to accept Littlefinger’s help, which would be a huge political mistake under the circumstances. I hope she shows she is smarter than that. We know Littlefinger will be involved but I hope it’s since the beginning.

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    60. tkk:
      aabe,

      Actually judging from the background they are on the same side of the table, and the map doesn’t give any implication to otherway around.

      I guessed that they were facing each other not based on the map (that is impossible), but based on how they both seemed to be facing someone. Of course they could all be looking at a third person (say Baelish), but the look on Sansa’s face suggests she is looking at Jon (someone she trusts).

      They are planning the next moves, like who will go where to recruit which houses etc. Does not work well if they are all on same side of the table.

      IMO, the background is as helpless as the map to say which side of the table.

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    61. jentario,

      Agreed. Even though I think his alliance with Ramsay is *technically* still good I don’t see LF risking it by taking the Kingsroad. If he does take a ship I’d like to know if he went through White Harbor or direct to Eastwatch. If he went through WH and got Wyman involved, then even I may forgive him.

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    62. saargebieter:
      oh noes, that new priestess is wearing the same necklace mel is wearing … she better keep it on

      but, you know, if she wants to take the rest of her things off as much as Melisandre I’m fine with that. >.>

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    63. Connor:
      Kinvara has the same necklace as Melisandre…

      I hope this new dimension makes Mereen as interesting as it should be…so far it’s been a bit 50-50 imo.

      And I hope she mentions Melisandre too, or at least her mission…so the Daeny-Jon stories can finally slowly but steadily begin to converge.

      Power:
      I think that Jon/Sansa/Bri photos are at a table with a map rolled out…i bet this is the moment when Jon/Sansa telling Brienne that she need to go find Ayra while they go rally the northern houses.

      They have no idea where Arya could be so I dont think theres much they can do about her. Brienne’s mission has got to be some rallying. Trailer’s already given away that she’ll meet House Tully (could it be cos of Catelyn’s connection) and Davos will secure House Mormont…Jon’s secured the wildlings but I dont know who else he can inspire just yet…Sansa’s already got LF coming for her…
      I dont think there’s much great stuff to see in the North as we have done so far (except anguish from any Ramsay-Rickon interactions) until the Battle.

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    64. Bergey:
      That image of the children of the forest is definitely the same location shown in the Bran Vision from the trailer. Also, just thought-spewing here, but I notice all of the Children of the Forest shown are female. Thus far, all of the White Walkers we’ve seen are male. I wonder if this has significance?

      I noticed that they were all ladies but hadn’t made the mental jump to all the White Walkers being male.

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    65. Knight of the Walkers:
      tyjon,

      How do you know that the Littlefinger scene last week happened chronologically after the Castle Black ones? It could have taken place weeks beforehand.

      The easiest solution to this would’ve been for the LF scene to be in episode 2 or 3, which were much shorter episodes. This would’ve balanced out the episode times and made his journey less of an issue to some.

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    66. The Dragon Demands,

      I agree. I think the “great deal” that Bran learns about is about the CoTF and the WW. I think the children are responsible for the WW somehow.

      We saw that they were guarding the cave when Bran and company first arrive.

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    67. To be honest, Brienne and Sansa are probably discussing plans with Jon and Davos (not pictured). As that seems to be a pretty big map. Also, they’re all on the same side of the table, based on how the light is reflecting on their faces (it’s all on their right side). Who knows who is opposite them at that table.

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    68. Bergey:
      That image of the children of the forest is definitely the same location shown in the Bran Vision from the trailer. Also, just thought-spewing here, but I notice all of the Children of the Forest shown are female. Thus far, all of the White Walkers we’ve seen are male. I wonder if this has significance?

      Yeah it’s definitely the same ceremonial stones, and good call about them being female, I wasn’t sure if the second on on the left is male but they certainly all look female. There could very well be a link here..

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    69. Sue the Fury,

      OR Kinvara has been recast during the season.

      But seriously what will she be sharing? Will she tell us more about the prince who was promised? Would be interesting to see bits and pieces of that being revealed in both Jon and Dany’s storyline

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    70. Mihnea,

      Right. I am not confident of either Ramsay or Littlefinger’s current mindset towards their “alliance.” Neither views the other as trustworthy (imo). To me, LF’s route depends on if he’s trying to go north stealthy (via ship) or right under Ramsay’s nose (KR).

      This goes back to my desire to find out the route LF will take to reach Sansa as it will give insight into the current state of his relationship with Ramsay and by extension his motives towards Sansa.

      Knight of the Walkers

      How do you know that the Littlefinger scene last week happened chronologically after the Castle Black ones? It could have taken place weeks beforehand.

      B/c LF knows that Sansa escaped?

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    71. DO NOT TELL ME THAT SANSA AND JON ARE ABOUT TO PART WAYS IN THIS EPISODE, I CAN’T HAVE ENOUGH OF THEM TOGETHER.

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    72. The most intriguing picture so far is of the CotF. Is it past or present, and what is happening? Is the title also a reference to a door to the past? Kinvara looks mysterious and great! Looking forward to some more Red Priests/Priestesses! I hope Daenerys is also ready to walk out through the “door” to Vaes Dothrak with the gigantic Horse Statue with many of the Dosh Khaleen, who never thought they would get out of there!

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    73. I get the feeling Jon, Sansa, Brienne, Podrik, Davos, and Tormund are plotting strategy and determining who will go where. They don’t have the time for all of them to go to the same places together, so they have to split up.

      We know from the trailer that Davos goes to Bear Island. Maybe Deepwood Motte as well?

      We also know from the trailer that Brienne and Pod go to Riverrun. Maybe their job is to rescue Edmure and Brynden and/or to rally the Riverlords (after all, Sansa and her full siblings are heirs to Riverrun).

      Perhaps Sansa goes to rally the Vale.

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    74. Flayed Potatoes:
      King Crow Lord Snow,

      Jon and Sansa will probably go with Davos to all the Northen houses and we’ll get some speeches. I’m sure there is more to come from the North.

      Hmm ok.

      I hope his justifying leaving the NW could feature in these meetings – S1E1 that poor dude lost his head to Ned’s sword for it…

      Also, a question bothering me all season:
      How did King Crow get the scar near his right eye? All the stabbings were to his abdomen & heart…???

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    75. How do you guys think the Kingsmoot will play out this episode?

      Do you think Euron will have the same plans as in the books?
      What about the Dragonbinder Horn?

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    76. TheUnknown285:

      We also know from the trailerthat Brienne and Pod go to Riverrun.Maybe their job is to rescue Edmure and Brynden and/or to rally the Riverlords (after all, Sansa and her full siblings are heirs to Riverrun).

      wow! Please explain…they heirs to Catelyn or something? How does that work?

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    77. Although that’s clearly a different Night’s King, which is now confirmed. Do you think that guy (Vladimir Furdik) looks like this guy…http://static1.techinsider.io/image/571568e852bcd01a008bd655-1200/he-sees-the-nights-king-again-and-then-we-cut-to-this-shot-look-at-that-enormous-group-of-white-walkers-and-wights-behind-him-we-hope-they-arent-too-close-to-the-wall-yet.jpg?

      This is the from another trailer for this season, and to me this one is much smaller than Vladimir Furdik. The neck and upper body makes it appear that this Vladimir Furdik is much bigger and more muscular than whoever this other guy is. I don’t think the other guy is Richard Brake though either to be honest.

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    78. Meanwhile Littlefinger can teleporting here and there in no time, Gendrys still rowing.
      Why?

      Also: finally Jon!!

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    79. King Crow Lord Snow: Hmm ok.

      I hope his justifying leaving the NW could feature in these meetings – S1E1 that poor dude lost his head to Ned’s sword for it…

      Also, a question bothering me all season:
      How did King Crow get the scar near his right eye? All the stabbings were to his abdomen & heart…???

      He died, so he’s effectively released from his vows.

      The scar came from Varamyrs eagle when he escaped the Wildlings.

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    80. Mihnea:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      Randyll Tarly hype!!!

      I am very keen on getting my first glimpse of Sam’s family! We have had too little time with Sam and Gilly so far.

      Steve Snow:
      Just think- after this Sunday season 6 is halfway over.

      Yes, that sad thought has also occurred to me; each new episode brings us closer to the end.

      aabe: I like Dany’s new attire! Her belt with oval bronze(?) plates is like a miniature version of Drogo’s belt

      She’s finally out of the drab whites of last season, thankfully. Better hairstyles so far, too.

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    81. King Crow Lord Snow: Hmm ok.

      I hope his justifying leaving the NW could feature in these meetings – S1E1 that poor dude lost his head to Ned’s sword for it…

      Also, a question bothering me all season:
      How did King Crow get the scar near his right eye? All the stabbings were to his abdomen & heart…???

      The scar is from HH.

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    82. I’m sure LF will talk his way out of trouble and get right back in Sansa’s confidence. What a worm.

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    83. If the CotF are in a flashback, do you think it looks like they might be interacting with Bran or looking at him? I need to know what connection they have with the WW!! Hopefully we’ll find out something big on Sunday.

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    84. FreyJoy:
      Sue the Fury,

      OR Kinvara has been recast during the season.

      But seriously what will she be sharing? Will she tell us more about the prince who was promised? Would be interesting to see bits and pieces of that being revealed in both Jon and Dany’s storyline

      Liburd confirmed on her Instagram she is in this season.

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    85. Apollo: He died, so he’s effectively released from his vows.

      The scar came from Varamyrs eagle when he escaped the Wildlings.

      Yes, lol, I accept the excuse…but the Lords of the North didn’t watch episode 2….I’m talking about justifying to them???

      Oh, of course the eagle. I remember now.

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    86. I think that Petyr will show up and offer the Vale army as penance for leaving Sansa to Ramsey, I think Sansa will struggle with it,, she might have a powerful monologue where she might tell Petyr exactly what Ramsey did to her. Brienne will council that Baelish needs to get his head kicked in by Wun Wun, and Jon, though he’s angry at Baelish, will council restraint and working with LF for now because they need the Vale army to help them take out Ramsey.

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    87. King Crow Lord Snow,

      If, the Tullys use male-preference primogeniture, then Hoster Tully’s children go before Hoster’s siblings but males are preferred. So all sons of Hoster (and their subsequent children), in order from oldest to youngest would go before all daughters of Hoster (and their children), ranked from oldest to youngest.

      Edmure was the only son, so he goes first. Any children of his would come next, sons before daughters. Catelyn was the oldest daughter, so she and her line comes next. Then Lysa and her child.

      So, the Stark children would be heir presumptive, not heir apparent, meaning they could be displaced if Edmure has any trueborn children.

      So the line of Tully succession would have been, at the start of the show: Edmure, Catelyn, Robb, Bran, Rickon, Sansa, Arya, Lysa, Robin, Brynden.

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    88. Sean C.: Brienne

      In the scene that Brienne and Sansa is meeting with Littlefinger, Brienne is wearing her blue armor. But in the photo posted above, Brienne is not wearing armor. Probably the LF/Sansa meeting happens after Sansa and Jon part ways, and Sansa outside Castle Black (hence the armor on Brienne). Maybe LF runs into Brienne and Sansa like Brienne keeps running into the Stark sisters.

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    89. Bergey:
      but I notice all of the Children of the Forest shown are female. Thus far, all of the White Walkers we’ve seen are male. I wonder if this has significance?

      Ooooh nice catch !

      Yeah, you got me wondering as well, here…

      I would really love to see a female White Walker one of these days !

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    90. Becks

      The new priestess is also wearing a ruby necklace… does that mean she’s hundreds of years old as well?

      I’ve thought that the ruby necklace slaves the priestess to some aspect of the Red God. When, in the books, Mel’s necklace

      slaves Mance to Mel, like a current day home detention ankle monitor,

      I felt sure of it. So the necklace does more than glamour.

      I’ve also wondered if the ruby provides some

      atomic energy to fuel Mel, since she does not eat or sleep in the books.

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    91. aabe:
      Anyone else wondering who sent Ned’s old clothes to Jon? Because the Stark style clothes that Jon is wearing were not the ones he wore in season one, before taking the black.

      Tailor in Castle Black confirmed?

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    92. King Crow Lord Snow: wow! Please explain…they heirs to Catelyn or something? How does that work?

      Yes, exactly. The current succession to Riverrun is:

      1. Lord Edmure Tully (son of Lord Hoster Tully)
      2. Bran Stark (elder son of Lord Hoster’s elder daughter)
      3. Rickon Stark (younger son of Lord Hoster’s elder daughter)
      4. Sansa Stark (elder daughter of Lord Hoster’s elder daughter)
      5. Arya Stark (younger daughter of Lord Hoster’s elder daughter)
      6. Robin Arryn (only child of Lord Hoster’s younger daughter)
      7. Brynden Tully (brother of Lord Hoster)

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    93. King Crow Lord Snow,

      The scar was from Orell’s eagle in late season 3. The other big scar on the side of his face was from Hardhome (I wonder if it will ever heal).

      The issue with his vows will probably be resolved when they go rally the north imo.

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    94. King Crow Lord Snow:
      Also, a question bothering me all season:
      How did King Crow get the scar near his right eye? All the stabbings were to his abdomen & heart…???

      That’s from Hardhome (when the White Walker punched him in the face with the handle of his weapon).

      Or maybe Flayed Potatoes is right and it’s the eagle… cant be sure…

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    95. I want Tormund to go with Brienne on her mission. That would be a great road trip! I don’t think it’s going to happen, but I can dream.

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    96. I hope they will mention about Dany being TPTWP.
      So basically, it will be Jon vs Dany. Which one is true and false. Or both may be true or false.

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    97. FreyJoy,

      No, she has “Red priestess” on her CV and we saw her filming. She’s on the show. I’m guessing perhaps her role is similar to the red priest we saw in the first episode.

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    98. Direwolf Lvr:
      I’m sure LF will talk his way out of trouble and get right back in Sansa’s confidence. What a worm.

      Unfortunately, he will. I agree. He’s not done playing the Starks.

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    99. I wonder if Melanie Liburd will take the role of Moqorro in show. I don’t think the show would need to add 2 new Red Priestess characters for the Meereen storyline so I can see Euron coming across her on his way to Dany.

      Still wish they kept the original look for the Children of the Forest or at least still had them being played by children. I know technically they are not children but they are little mystical creatures that I think come across better when being played by children not grown women.

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    100. kit_hepburn,

      There will also be the Kingsmoot on Pyke as shown in the promo. So all in all I counted the following:
      1-Meereen
      2-The Wall (and Mole’s Town?)
      3-Pyke
      4-Beyond the Wall
      5-Dothraki Sea
      6-Braavos

      No King’s Landing apparently. Which is ok, because they pretty much set up the Tyrell army facing the Sparrows for Ep 6.

      Apart from that, I wanna know when and where Sansa gets her new fancy direwolf outfit. Could it be a gift from Petyr?

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    101. Jack Bauer 24: Tormienne won’t be a thing. Brienne is leaving and Tormund is going to war.

      You enjoy pointing out to children the physical impossibilities of Santa’s ride, don’t you?

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    102. Halfman,

      Although Tormienne would be fun I am afraid

      Tormund leaves Castle Black to lead and ready his Wildlings and Brienne is sent south by Sansa to find Arya.

      hopefully they have some sort of funny goodbye between the two, even if no words are said. haha

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    103. Wylie:
      kit_hepburn,

      There will also be the Kingsmoot on Pyke as shown in the promo. So all in all I counted the following:
      1-Meereen
      2-The Wall (and Mole’s Town?)
      3-Pyke
      4-Beyond the Wall
      5-Dothraki Sea
      6-Braavos

      No King’s Landing apparently. Which is ok, because they pretty much set up the Tyrell army facing the Sparrows for Ep 6.

      Apart from that, I wanna know when and where Sansa gets her new fancy direwolf outfit. Could it be a gift from Petyr?

      Sam/Gilly…

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    104. tyjon,

      Get over it! Who cares! Show would be boring if we saw Baelish traveling in between and mentioning the time it takes is such a waste of good dialogue that the show needs. What I would rather know about are his travels like how did he get there (horse or boat) and where did he go or what did he see? That is information that is worth noting. Not noting how long his travels were because some people are way to picky about a TV show.

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    105. Power,

      It could be a map in the pic of Jon. That’s the most likely thing. But at first it looked like an elaborate table runner to me.

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    106. Agro:
      Will we have this in the next episode maybe? I’m so curious to know who this person is!

      Better be Uncle Benjen –
      Hopefully he’s had some sorta death experience, but not a wight, so he is free from NW vows and can come to some use for his destroyed House…he wouldn’t even know that Ned’s dead yet!

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    107. Jack Bauer 24,
      I’m having Sam/Gilly down for 3-4 episodes, so Ep3, Ep6 (Horn Hill) and then maybe Ep 8 and/or 10 (Sam arrives in Oldtown and learns something). Is that too marginal?

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    108. Wylie:
      Jack Bauer 24,
      I’m having Sam/Gilly down for 3-4 episodes, so Ep3, Ep6 (Horn Hill) and then maybe Ep 8 and/or 10 (Sam arrives in Oldtown and learns something). Is that too marginal?

      Just one episode for HH? Wasn’t the Tarly family casting kind of a big deal?

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    109. So excited to know the NK is going to be getting his hands dirty in action sequences this season, even if it’s just visions of the past. Swing the sword, Lord King.

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    110. aabe: In the scene that Brienne and Sansa is meeting with Littlefinger, Brienne is wearing her blue armor. But in the photo posted above, Brienne is not wearing armor. Probably the LF/Sansa meeting happens after Sansa and Jon part ways, and Sansa outside Castle Black (hence the armor on Brienne). Maybe LF runs into Brienne and Sansa like Brienne keeps running into the Stark sisters.

      I think Brienne just took her armour off. She’s indoors, sitting comfortably with no prospect of combat and in front of a fire. I don’t see Jon leaving Sansa at any point this season (he even said so)

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    111. Apollo: I think Brienne just took her armour off. She’s indoors, sitting comfortably with no prospect of combat and in front of a fire. I don’t see Jon leaving Sansa at any point this season (he even said so)

      There’s only 4 episodes between now and bastardbowl and they have a lot of ground to cover to unite Northern houses.

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    112. Mihnea,

      I do think so, too, as the huge curveball for Samwell´s plans this season will be that the Tarlys won´t be staying in Hornhill as Mace/Olenna call for arms. Sam will then be in the conflict of leaving Gilly in a fortress without many remaining defenders plus he would again be an oathbreaker for promising her that she could stay with his family while in reality she would have to stay in an empty castle. At least that´s a guess.

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    113. Jack Bauer 24,

      They didn’t film all that much on location for the Horn Hill setting, if I recall correctly.

      Jack Bauer 24,

      The casting information makes it sound like all the Northern lords will be met with together (since the characters we associate with Manderly and Cerwyn filmed on the same day, and the info given about Lyanna Mormont’s scene indicates there are other people there haggling). So we won’t see Jon and Sansa separately making the rounds. Particularly since Brienne and Podrick are heading south, so who would Sansa be traveling with?

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    114. Jack Bauer 24: There’s only 4 episodes between now and bastardbowl and they have a lot of ground to cover to unite Northern houses.

      True. But in all reality they only have to visit one Northern house, presumably Bear Island, and rally the loyal bannermen to their cause at some kind of summit of Northern Lords. That can be done in 1-2 eps with relative ease.

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    115. I don’t think sansa and jon will make a tour of the north.They will just go at Bear Island and meet all the northern lords there.

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    116. Apollo: True. But in all reality they only have to visit one Northern house, presumably Bear Island, and rally the loyal bannermen to their cause at some kind of summit of Northern Lords. That can be done in 1-2 eps with relative ease.

      Yeah at this point it’s looking like this for Jon/Sansa.

      Ep 5 -Leave The Wall
      Ep 6 or 7 -Rally North at Bear Island
      Ep 8 – Battle Preparation/Travel To Winterfell
      Ep 9 – Battle

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    117. kit_hepburn,

      Ramsay wasn’t in the promos or released pictures for the last episode but he was in the episode, so there’s a good chance they’ll be other storylines covered.

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    118. Hmmm… The children of the forest have VERY very similar eyes, as the white walkers – especially the nights king. Only green instead of blue.

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    119. The Children of the Forrest are looking more and more like the members of a unusually wild sorority house the morning after a really really wild Arbor Day party.

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    120. So, this is the episode where there will be that scene from the trailer, the WW attacking Bran’s Cave.
      Someone’s gonna die and I’m not ready for what’s coming 🙁

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    121. Apollo: I think Brienne just took her armour off. She’s indoors, sitting comfortably with no prospect of combat and in front of a fire. I don’t see Jon leaving Sansa at any point this season (he even said so)

      That is also possible. In the inn where they meet Hot Pie, she keeps armor off. I won’t complain if Jon stays with Sansa throughout the season!

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    122. Apollo,

      While I subscribe to that to almost a hundred percent, I do believe that going to a secluded place that can only be reached by ship (such as Bear Island) will not be the best solution for rallying the North, especially when troops have to be transported from there. And even if the forces do not actively gather on bear Island, it would still make more sense to spread the word of a Stark-claim on the North from the land, somewhere relatively central in the North. A place on land would make more sense, plus Deepwood Motte has already been mentioned in this season. Maybe they will go there and meet the Glovers? Maege Mormont might be there, too, without it being too much of a stretch, they may always find a reason for that.

      Or did I miss something and Bear Island is already hinted at? Which may be very very possible 😉

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    123. Blackfish´s Ally:
      Apollo,

      While I subscribe to that to almost a hundred percent, I do believe that going to a secluded place that can only be reached by ship (such as Bear Island) will not be the best solution for rallying the North, especially when troops have to be transported from there. And even if the forces do not actively gather on bear Island, it would still make more sense to spread the word of a Stark-claim on the North from the land, somewhere relatively central in the North. A place on land would make more sense, plus Deepwood Motte has already been mentioned in this season. Maybe they will go there and meet the Glovers? Maege Mormont might be there, too, without it being too much of a stretch, they may always find a reason for that.

      I have no idea where they are going to meet. But the place they meet to rally the north doesn’t have to be a staging location for armies and troops. Heck, I think Churchill and Roosevelt met in all kinds of places.

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    124. Blackfish´s Ally,

      We had some foreshadowing of the Mormonts unwavering loyalty to House Stark last season, and there were Mormont banners in one of the promo shots of Sansa in a Northern castle setting…that’s what makes me think it’s Bear Island. Although I do see how logistically difficult that is. It doesn’t really matter where she goes I suppose, as they can establish the Great Northern Alliance fairly quickly.

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    125. Dolorous Methuselah: Heck, I think Churchill and Roosevelt met in all kinds of places.

      No need to be so slightly cranky, I´m aware that they could could meet anywhere, I wanted to express why it maybe isn´t Bear Island based on what I knew at this point and nothing more. Except you were trying to emulate a bit of Dolorous Edd, then I salute you for staying so much in character.

      Apollo,

      Ah, I see, thank you very much. I did not get a glimpse those promo-shots, but then it might well be Bear Island. Was there much to see of the castle-setting? Since if it was a stone-castle, Deepwood Motte would most likely be out of the equation.

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    126. Blackfish´s Ally,

      There was very little to see in all honesty, in fact there was an ongoing debate it was Winterfell because of the chandeliers (that clearly didn’t match WF). I think someone posted a brighter pic though that showed the Mormont banners, but then it’s equally possible that it’s another Northern stronghold with many banners hanging in the same hall.

      We’ll know soon enough 😉

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    127. Apollo,

      Thank you again for that information. That makes speculating about the meeting-place quite more interesting, I´m really looking forward to the reveal as it really can´t be far away now.

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    128. The image of the Children of the forest is definitely from the past since the background is green while everything now is covered with snow north of the wall.

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    129. I really hope there’s no KL. Everything has been set up for the Tyrell army scene set to happen in Episode 6. We need time for other storylines.

      1. Wall: Sansa and Baelish confrontation, Team Jon departs CB
      2. Bran: WW, COTF revelations
      3. Pyke: Kingsmoot
      4. Daenerys: Dany and the gang riding out
      5. Meereen: Tyrion and Varys meet Kinvara
      6. Arya: New mission, maybe intro to theater troupe?

      We also need to meet Sam and Gilly at Horn Hill. And maybe a quick catchup with Rickon and Ramsay at Winterfell. And Dorne!! They cant just pretend that storyline doesnt exist. What are the Sand Snakes up to? What’s up with Ellaria?

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    130. hodor:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      All the sources still say the same actor from previous seasons will play Night’s King in this season. So it is likely the Night’s King Bran sees is a different one from the past.

      Which sources? I haven’t seen that anywhere, not even here. I really liked Brake, he has a distinctive face. I was hoping this was a different Night’s King from the past (we see the Walker that Jon killed at HH by his side in some scenes, so I reckoned it would be flashbacks.)

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    131. Please no, let’s leave Dorne out of there as long as possible. I’ll settle for just getting Dorne updates through dialogue at King’s Landing.

      I also don’t really want many updates of Ramsay and Rickon. I don’t want to see on-screen torture of Rickon. If we check in with Ramsay, hopefully it will only be to see him and Karstark organizing a battle plan, or receiving word that the Manderly’s have pledged support (so that it sets up Wyman switching his allegiance to the Starks in episode 6 or 7).

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    132. HARmundGiantsbane:
      Winterstars,

      Mike Stark,

      Littlefinger teleportation powers confirmed

      More like invisibility. Time is a bit vague, and one could plausibly imagine a few week’s between episodes. But how he makes his way through long distances of not-very-LF-friendly territory is more questionable. Obviously he isn’t going to land a White Harbor and march right through Bolton/Umber territory. So he lands by Eastwatch, I guess? That’s not very safe, either.

      Of course, Sansa and Co waltzed right through Umber territory as well, so maybe it isn’t that hard.

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    133. Seeing Jon and Sansa (and Brienne) together fills my heart with endless joy.

      Sansa is still wearing her WF clothes, which is logical, as CB would not have a ladies’ boutique. Am I the only one dying to see the black Stark embroidered dress of the trailers, its design, length, cut, etc? I guess I would have to wait until she reached Bear Island, as there would be the only place to have the material and where she would be able to sew and embroider it herself.

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    134. Fez,

      Ever consider the possibility that the Tyrells are being used and after they fight the Sparrows and are recuperating from the fight, Cersei will have Tommen’s soldiers, along with Ser Robert Zombie, slaughter them, thus negating the Tyrells from any position of power.

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    135. Danny:
      Bearded Onion,

      Castle Black.The first photo matches Jon’s photo.Brienne and Sansa are looking at Jon who seems to be telling them what their next steps will be.Sansa looks kinda happy/admiring while Brienne, who knows more about violence and war, is a bit more skeptical.Or I’m writing my own fan fiction.

      Totally agree

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    136. A Man Grown,

      I thought about that. Littlefinger *could* reach Eastwatch (and parts thereabout) in under a week from Runestone, with a good wind. Of course, I have no idea where he is actually meeting Sansa, or how much time the showrunners are positing to have passed when they do – or for that matter, exactly when the scene between Littlefinger, Royce and Robin is supposed to have happened, beyond the fact that it’s after Sansa’s escape from Winterfell (there’s nothing that says an episode’s scenes have to be simultaneous with each other).

      But travel by sea for much of the journey could hack the time down to something fairly reasonable – if they’re being reasonable about it.

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    137. Maybe

      the Children of the Forest created the White Walkers. I dont know how they could if they did, but i hope this isnt the case

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    138. It will be fun to watch Cersei receive news of Tyrion, he is alive with a Targaryen and three big dragons … I wonder if the little birds will be that effective. Cersei will be furious …

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    139. Stargaryen,

      Might we respectfully request a ban on teleport complaints? We know how some ppl feel, others (myself included) disagree. Why keep kicking the dead horse?

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    140. Mag,

      I haven’t thought of that though he is always dressed in black lately. I don’t know what I would rather have: see her in rags but not in LF clothing or arriving at Bear Island looking like a queen.

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    141. King Crow Lord Snow,

      I’m guessing that’s due to the fact tha Catelyn was the oldest within the siblings (older than Lysa or Edmure). Edmure bares no children of his own, therefore – Cat’s sons are the only legit heirs I belive. now, since Robb is dead, the legit heirs to Riverrun are either Bran or Rickon.

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    142. Apollo:
      Blackfish´s Ally,

      There was very little to see in all honesty, in fact there was an ongoing debate it was Winterfell because of the chandeliers (that clearly didn’t match WF). I think someone posted a brighter pic though that showed the Mormont banners, but then it’s equally possible that it’s another Northern stronghold with many banners hanging in the same hall.

      We’ll know soon enough ?

      There were a whole lot of banners in the pic w Sansa. Hence the speculation that it’s bear island. Unlikely that some other place has more than one Mormont banner hanging on the walls like high school championship banners.

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    143. Dolorous Methuselah:
      The Children of the Forrest are looking more and more like the members of a unusually wild sorority house the morning after a really really wild Arbor Day party.

      Lol. These new children creep me out. I liked the old ones better. They actually look like children.

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    144. Demon Monkey: Lol. These new children creep me out. I liked the old ones better. They actually look like children.

      Unfortunately children would age season by season, and they may want continuity over a couple of years.

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    145. Demon Monkey: Lol. These new children creep me out. I liked the old ones better. They actually look like children.

      They look like a cross between Klingons and Madame Vastra. I’m not a big fan as I though Leaf was so unique and interesting, but in a still ethereal human way.

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    146. Blackfish´s Ally: Dolorous Methuselah: Heck, I think Churchill and Roosevelt met in all kinds of places.

      No need to be so slightly cranky, I´m aware that they could could meet anywhere, I wanted to express why it maybe isn´t Bear Island based on what I knew at this point and nothing more. Except you were trying to emulate a bit of Dolorous Edd, then I salute you for staying so much in character.

      I wasn’t trying to come across as cranky – even slightly 🙂 – And I definitely wasn’t feeling cranky when I wrote that. Nor was I trying to disparage you in any way. I apologize.

      Now, I do fess up to admiring Dolorous Edd. 🙂

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    147. Dee,

      That pretty much means they will be separated eh? What do you think Sansa’s role will be going forward? Jon will lead the battle against the white walkers I’m assuming and hopefully Sansa gets a nice storyline…..something empowering and not a bullshit supporting role

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    148. Nymeria Warrior Queen: what if “the Door,” at least in part, refers to a door in the Wall, like the one beneath the Night Fort?

      It could also refer to something happening that creates a Door in the Wall for the Walkers.

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    149. Bodog,

      Yeah, maybe at the end of the season? She becomes queen in the north…

      But I meant for the next few episodes of season 6, I really do not want them to seperate 🙁

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    150. Bodog: hopefully Sansa gets a nice storyline…..something empowering and not a bullshit supporting role

      That is hard to say. Sansa was not initially going to be one of the primary protagonists of the series. However, TV!Sansa has been greatly boosted in prominence and in the rate of character evolution. So, it could be that she is going to be as big (or nearly as big) as Jon, Daeny, Tyrion, Arya and Bran in the end.

      That written, she could be the central character of her part of the story and still be “supporting” where the plot is concerned.

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    151. I’m hoping Drogon shows up this week. I keep thinking about that comment from the VFX department that the dragons would double in size for season six, obviously more specifically Drogon. The Westeros storylines appear to have only advanced a few days since the season five finale, especially at The Wall. If we are set on the belief that the events in Essos are happening at the same general time it’s hard to think that more than a week or two at most has passed for them. Even if we unlink the timing between the continents it’s pretty impossible to think Daenerys has been gone from Meereen long enough for Drogon to grow very much. I suppose it could be odd to see Drogon suddenly twice as large if we want to nit-pick, but ignoring the time frame it would be pretty sweet.

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    152. Bodog:
      Wimsey,

      Would be nice…..I could see her as the warden of the north….

      I think it is more likely that Jon will be in charge of the North. Sansa could act in a similar way as the hand of the King.

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    153. Clob: I’m hoping Drogon shows up this week.

      I read somewhere that they had to reduce Drogon’s filming time due to nesting leave or something like that.

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    154. Dee,

      They won’t separate. They will all go to Bear Island to ask support of the Northeners. Davos and Sansa will definitely go there and I am almost certain Jon will too.

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    155. Sean C., He’s telling Sansa about baby bear Lyanna Mormont & showing her Bear Island on the map.

      Halfman,
      I knew as soon as it seemed likely Brienne would take Sansa to Castle Black, knowing Tormund & the wildlings would have just stormed the gates because Tormund has a history with

      She-Bears & Brienne is a southern she-bear.

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    156. Boudica,

      Sansa would be hand to what king? Jon is a bastard as far as anyone knows. No way is he declared King in the North before Sansa. And I doubt Sansa would be declared Queen in the North as long as they know that Rickon is alive.

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    157. If i had to guess, i would say Briennes look relates to the fact that Jon is discussing how they are working with Mel and Stannis

      And/or an issue that they may be having to split up to cover more ground/Northern Lords which Brienne may not like the sound of

      Eg Jon doesen’t seem to be there when Sansa is meeting LF

      I’m particularly looking forward to the prospect of Jon Snow seeking out Howland Reed at Greywater Wa5ch for support though that is kind of a given if the fact Meera is with Bran is anything to go by…

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    158. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      Interesting theory, and something that I have been thinking too. I read somewhere that Tad Williams was an inspiration for GRRM, and the Memory, Thorn and Sorrow books have this as a theme, with the Sithi and Norns originating as one people who split, with the Sithi essentially ‘the goodies’ and the Norns ‘the baddies’ (not quite that simple but meh) … they also have the main protagonists relying on prophesies in ancient texts that, when they come to pass, are not what they expected, in some cases assisting the enemy. I wonder about the TPTWP prophesies in relation to this…

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    159. Bodog:
      Dee,

      That pretty much means they will be separated eh? What do you think Sansa’s role will be going forward? Jon will lead the battle against the white walkers I’m assuming and hopefully Sansa gets a nice storyline…..something empowering and not a bullshit supporting role

      Personally i reckon Sansa becomes a leading figure in the RL, expecting her there in S7

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    160. Can’t wait for more Jon/Sansa & co scenes. The Wall is consistently the best storyline in the show so far.

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    161. Valaquen: Which sources? I haven’t seen that anywhere, not even here. I really liked Brake, he has a distinctive face. I was hoping this was a different Night’s King from the past (we see the Walker that Jon killed at HH by his side in some scenes, so I reckoned it would be flashbacks.)

      Yeah, we were never able to confirm Brake’s return and we never saw any other site confirm him so I don’t know what sources they’re referring to. Obviously we knew the NK was back, and people in general have assumed it would be the same actor, but no one ever confirmed it was Brake.

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    162. Mag:
      Phoenix_from_Ice,

      The Starks storylines are better this season … Jon> Sansa> Bran > Arya … and we’ll see what happens with Rickon. I hope he kills at least Ramsay’s dogs …

      The Starks are definitely rising this season. Rickon though… :/

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    163. I was thinking about what Arya’s mission could be, and since it is rumored that the mummer’s troop will be in as many as 3 episodes, what about this… The troop looks like they are performing the ‘Bloody Hand’ from the books with actors playing Ned, Sansa, Cersei, etc. – what if her mission is to kill ‘Ned’ or ‘Sansa’ but she has difficulty with all the family reminders? This leads to conflict with the waif/faceless men?

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    164. Anyone find it weird that Ramsey let people know Sansa is gone? I mean, she never left her room and it makes him look bad..

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    165. Littlefinger has an expression on his face I haven’t seen before. He really does feel bad putting Sansa in that situation and his heart might soften a bit now to where that ladder isn’t the only thing that matters to him. Every time I see the guy I think of my uncle, there’s an uncanny resemblance. Children of the forest look cool. I can’t tell anything else from the pics. Besides Bran/NK what else are we looking forward to happen in coming episode? Mostly at the wall it’ll be just gearing up to head south. I hope there’s interesting dialogue between red woman, Brienne, Jon, Davos.

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    166. RosanaZugey,

      In a Sophie interview, you might have seen it, she said something about there being bit of sibling rivalry due to her and Jon/Davos not exactly being on th same page. I have shit memory so I don’t know exact wording. I was surprised though to hear that after how touching the reunion was and knowing they are going to team up and waht have you.

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    167. So glad that dany is in the episode ..

      And like her new outfit as well call back to drogo I think …khaleesi of khals.
      And will we get TSWMtW mentioned this week again .

      Hope kinerva gets into more details of why dany is the one who promised and not act like Mel in this case ..

      Lokking forward to bran and his meeting with WW .

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    168. Kamali,

      Kit said there’s an episode coming up that’s really big for Jon and it’s “his story” where do you think that will fit in? It seems there’s not enough episodes left to do everything, but obviously they will and be jam packed. Or however you spell that lol.

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    169. Sean C.: Some posters analyzing it Reddit determined that the Littlefinger/Sansa meeting is at the Mole’s Town brothel, last seen being sacked by the Wildlings in 408.

      A brothel? No shit? so he hasn’t changed his ways too much has he? Always trying to get those high-born ladies down a few pegs by meeting them in a brothel. He did it to Cat, for whom he was supposed to have the greatest respect. He did it to Olenna, and now, supposedly, Sansa. Even if it isn’t a brothel, I still don’t trust the guy at all, although the Vale soldiers will come in very handy against Ramsay.

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    170. Mag,

      Oh hellz yeah, I haven’t thought much about that but yes how great will that scene be! ‘ The little brother that she always hated and looked down on and one that she probably thinks is lonely in hiding somewhere has Targ queen as ally with 3 fookin dragons and an army. She’ll be shocked then furious 🙂

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    171. Re: Littlefinger’s speedy travel time: Did you notice in that scene with Robin and Lord Royce, Littlefinger’s traveling party pulled in pretty speedily – It was just him in that lightweight little travel-trailer coach, plus only a few soldiers surrounding, and they rode in at top speed, I imagine to give the impression that he does indeed move through the kingdom very quickly. So, I believe he could get from place to place much more quickly than a normal traveling party – he doesn’t have an entourage to slow him down.

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    172. Phoenix_from_Ice:
      . The Wall is consistently the best storyline in the show so far.

      The Wall has definitely been the best in Season 5 and so far in Season 6. But seasons 1-4 were all about King’s Landing. I found it hard to care much about the other locations (besides Dany in Season 1 when she was by favourite character by far).

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    173. In the preview, it showed Meera frantic, trying to awaken Bran. Where’s the TER? Doesn’t he normally pull Bran from those visions? Do you think Bran tried to get back to the TOJ vision by himself and got time-warped into the NK visions or something, almost like having a nightmare? I could skip the stuff in KL for an episode, just to have more time spent with Bran and those visions. Never thought I would be so intrigued by learning the back-story, but I am.

      Also, is Euron supposed to show up in this episode? I seem to remember a brief view of a number of ships blowing on the sea. Is that supposed to be his fleet?

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    174. “You will see the Arya everyone fell in love with in Season 1.”

      This is a quote from aninterview she gave. Is it just me or does that contradict where she said weeks ago that Arya fans might have a hard time stayng with her, like she’s really at her lowest etc. Some of these actors can be teases lol. I like that they make us think something so we won’t be spoiled I guess.

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    175. ygritte,

      He meant the battle episode,I think. He said that it will be the most epic episode the writers have come up with and this description fits with what we know about Bastardbowl.

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    176. Sean C.,

      Brothers go before daughters though. That’s why Stannis and Renly are ahead of Myrcella (in episode 1.05 Renly tells Loras he is fourth in line, after Joffrey, Tommen and Stannis). So Brynden is ahead of Edmure.

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    177. Sansa is one of the primary characters of the story, if any of you can’t see this it’s because you don’t want to. Honestly i can’t see why Arya for example (who is by the way one of my absolute favorites) is more important than her? If Sansa succeed in what she’s trying to do this season then it’s by far bigger than anything Arya might hopefully accomplish.

      This season is her overall journey’s pinnacle and her storyline along with jon is the best, if anyone can’t see this the reason is one of these two, you either don’t like this character in general or you’re one of those book readers who disagree with changes from the books.

      These are my opinions and i don’t represent them as facts like so many people do (they’re clearly obvious facts to myself but i don’t represent them as such for others).

      Also this was the last time i talked about these, because arguing with people who already made up their mind about something is pointless.

      An outline from 50 years ago, for god’s sake…

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    178. ghost of winterfell,

      Yeah when he used the word epic it made me think of the battle. I just didn’t realize they’d wait till that episode to give us the TOJ revelation, which is what I assume he means regarding his story. But that would actually be an exciting way of doing it, even though it means a longer wait….ugh this season going to be over before we know it. After all the waiting we did it’s flying by! What will we do when it’s over so fast and then we have sooo many more months again 🙁 Keep each other company some more I guess 🙂

      Hello, my name is Tory and I am GOT addict. I would not admit that to anyone but you guys haha.

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    179. Sounds like it is going to be the Council of Bearelrond.

      All the internal tension between members of team Stark got overlooked a bit by the reunion and the letter but it is set up for characters to struggle with personal wants versus what’s best for the group.

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    180. ygritte,

      I think what Kit meant by saying “his story” is that he will be the central character in that episode, not that we will get his backstory. I could be wrong, but I don’t think we will get r+l=j in that episode. My best guess for that reveal is ep 6 – Blood of my blood. Or else it will happen in the finale.

      Also, good to know your name 🙂

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    181. Daughter of Winter,

      Besides, David Benioff himself said in the “Inside the episode” segment of the last episode that Jon and Sansa are two of the most important characters in the story. So yeah, it’s pretty clear how important Sansa is in the show.

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    182. Mag,

      I feel like she should know this already. His position as Daenerys’s adviser isn’t exactly a secret. And word of a dwarf and a eunuch ruling in Meereen would probably spread fast, wouldn’t it?

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    183. I have a question to anyone. Before bed last night I watched the behind scene documentary and noticed something at the TOJ. Right after Ned chopped the head of Arthur Dayne that’s when Lyanna’s scream came from the tower. It sounded like a shriek, not so much a sound of childbirth type but more so a different kind of pain like she was being hurt, or, possibly shock and heartache.

      So then I’m thinking what if Arthur Dayne is her lover, that would make sense for that scream, but what doesn’t add up is the fact he doesn’t act like it to Ned. He doesn’t declare his love for sister and assure him she’s OK.

      But to continue, is it possible Lyanna committed suicide in a moment of despair? Her father, brother, and now her true love are all dead and on top she probably feels responsible. The way I’ve heard the promise from different text quotes it does seem like there is more than one and that Ned didn’t fulfill one of them and that’s why he has such grief.

      Taking the theory here what could it be? I know only RL+J makes the most sense but even some things there don’t add up.

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    184. ghost of winterfell,

      You’re probably right because it really wouldn’t make sense to include that sequence in the big action episode. The focus has to be streamlined for the penultimate Ep to be effectively epic. We will be told sooner than that through Bran, but could it be Jon himself finds out here like right before the battle or after? Like, what if Meera gets a message to her father. The forest fairy (Leaf?) said Bran will need her. Maybe that’s one of the ways she helps. Could Howland Reed and his men join up with the Stark forces? We haven’t heard anything about that house have we?

      I told ya my name, now what is yours! 🙂 Let me get my psychic cap on…I’m picking up a K. Katherine? Katrina? I’m probably waaay off lol.

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    185. Dee

      Same here. I was thinking about Brienne/Davos/Mel.
      It is going to be fun in the final series (you’d think) when Tyrion meets Sansa and Jon again. It is bound to happen.

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    186. Jenny,

      Just minor things, I’m unsullied so coming from a place of not having the complete info though. I guess it’s not so much of doesn’t make sense just that there are missing pieces to the puzzle. I think it’s most likely true, I just like a good mystery and thinking of possible twists to the standard theory 🙂

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    187. ghost of winterfell,

      THIS, David and Dan care so much about Sansa, bringing her to the center of the plot is the most obvious reason ( Stark restoration plot is the most important storyline of the show IMO and Sansa is in the center of it)

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    188. Looking forward to Jack Benders first episode. He did great work on Lost and this episode looks really important. 🙂

      Maybe he’ll stay for future seasons

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    189. ygritte,

      Aha okay then!Don’t worry when they reveal it the pieces will fall into place and it will become clear.I have read the books and have thought about it from every angle and considered everything but that is the only theory that makes sense to me.

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    190. Jon’s pose tells me ….He is saying something like ….alright let’s do this …Let’s take winterfell back ….but we need a plan and an army …

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    191. Very excited for Jack Bender. People who’ve seen Lost will likely agree that he was that show’s most prominent and successful director (next to J.J. Abrams), and he was already specialising in epic, character-driven moments at the dawn of the golden age of television. GoT seems like a perfect fit for him. I haven’t been this excited since the announcement of Alex “West Wing” Graves.

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    192. Pure speculation: The faceless men ask Arya to kill Jon, cos he cheated death. Arya refuses, knees Jaquen in the knob and goes on the run, Quantum of Solace-style. Hurrah!

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    193. ygritte:
      RosanaZugey,

      In a Sophie interview, you might have seen it, she said something about there being bit of sibling rivalry due to her and Jon/Davos not exactly being on th same page. I have shit memory so I don’t know exact wording. I was surprised though to hear that after how touching the reunion was and knowing they are going to team up and waht have you.

      Yes, I read that too. She said she wouldn’t go along so easily with the plans of Jon and Davos, or something like that. I just hope it doesn’t become a ‘bickerfest’ between the 2 siblings. They just had a sweet reunion! Please don’t let them go from “distant siblings” to “bickering siblings”. Of course, their current situation is dire so the tension is high but I’d like to see them supportive of each other rather than arguing about what to do.

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    194. If I may, I am going to explain the Littlefinger travel speed dilema.

      Right, Melisandre turned up at Castle Black well after the Battle which got Stannis killed, the storylines were playing out at slightly different times. So Mel up and left, Stannis marched out and got destroyed, Sansa escaped. Sansa joins up with Brienne. They start to travel to Castle Black.

      Littlefinger’s spies dispatch the news of Sansa by raven to Littlefinger, who we’ll presume is in the Vale, after KL last season.. he goes to seek Lord Robyn at Runestone.. they agree to gather the vale forces. Littlefinger sets off for Castle Black, goes by boat to White Harbour.

      Littlefinger travels with all haste from White Harbour…..Mel arrives at CB after a couple of weeks, Jon is Stabbed. Littlefinger is travelling as fast as he can. Jon is resurrected by Mel, Sansa arrives at CB.

      Jon, Sansa and crew plan what to do next for a week or so.. Littlefinger finally arrives at Castle Black.

      See… it’s all perfectly reasonable. Anyway…. that is what has happened in my mind!

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    195. The image of the COTF with stones in the background…then the image from Bran’s vision of the white walkers surrounding a similar scene with similar stones in a circular pattern with what looks like a dead weirwood tree in the middle…all bring me back to a scene in the 1st episode of season 1 when Ned executes the NW deserter. When they pull back from that scene before they find the direwolves. Stones in a circular pattern around a stump that Ned used to behead the deserter. Same place only many 1000’s of years down the road???

      I feel a twist of the plot coming forth that will set the end game in motion.

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    196. Slightly moving ahead: So what’ll fit well in ep 6, called Blood of my Blood?

      Sounds like a family themed episode.
      Sam meeting his family?
      Euron Yara kingsmoot follow-up – shipmission?
      Dany doing something horrific with the Dothraki, like murdering tons of slave masters?
      Lannister/Tyrell family betrayals?
      Arya / Actor troupe scenes involving a play on her family?
      Starks getting reinforcements

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    197. Freyjoy,

      For episode 6 “Blood of my Blood”, I expect the continuation of Tower of Joy … Jon’s true parentage revealed…. And Danny’s Bloodriders …

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    198. Sacred Lime: Littlefinger’s spies dispatch the news of Sansa by raven to Littlefinger, who we’ll presume is in the Vale, after KL last season.. he goes to seek Lord Robyn at Runestone.. they agree to gather the vale forces. Littlefinger sets off for Castle Black, goes by boat to White Harbour.

      But certain frequent posters here have told us again and again and again and again that LF has no spies in the North, because (well, I never did figure that out), and that is why he was clueless about Ramsay despite the fact that Ramsay has never hidden his awful behavior. If he did have spies (Book LF certainly would have!), then Ramsay was impossible to miss.

      For the record, I don’t think LF’s travels are necessarily a problem time-wise, especially if you allow the show to be asynchronous and assume the Vale seen occurred before the Wall scenes in the last episode by a couple of weeks. I find that this kind of assumption doesn’t work so well on TV compared to the page, but if you go with it, LF has enough time to get to the Wall. The problem is more HOW does he get to the Wall? The North is not safe, especially for him, and marching across leagues of semi-hostile terrain doesn’t sound like a brilliant plan on his part.

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    199. Wimsey: It could also refer to something happening that creates a Door in the Wall for the Walkers.

      Do you really think there will be a door the Others can pass through? Isn’t the Wall warded against that?

      And what about all of those horns that have been hung? Isn’t the Wall going to come tumbling down?

      And what about the Dany prophecy with the seas drying up? Is that not so the Others can pass around the Wall? My, I have lots of questions.

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    200. Rygritte: Sean C., He’s telling Sansa about baby bear Lyanna Mormont & showing her Bear Island on the map.

      Baby Bear!!! That’s the perfect name for Lyanna Mormont. We call one of our girls “Baby Baer” since she’s the youngest and since Baer is her middle name, a family name pronounced the same as bear. Baby Baer isn’t overly fond of her nickname or middle name, unfortunately. Maybe showing her a clip of this awesome Baby Bear will help.

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    201. Dany is inmune to fire, Jon comes back from the death, Bran has visions and LF can teleport. What’s the best super power?

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    202. Chad Brick,

      True, maybe Littlefinger has learned that Ramsay is a bit of a lunatic, flaying enemies, torturing etc, but didn’t completely know or trust the behind closed doors stuff, like Reek. He therefore assumed incorrectly that he wouldn’t dare hurt Sansa in the same way, given her importance and the fact she would be his wife (very different from a Bolton enemy). Even Roose was annoyed about that behavior. His spies never found Arya, so they aren’t reliable in the absolute sense.

      Yes the North is partially dangerous for him.. not the Bolton controlled parts though as he has made an alliance with them and they wouldn’t know he has knowledge of Sansa’s escape. I’m sure regular Northern soldiers don’t have a clue what Lord Baelish looks like. I would like to think he’s clever enough to slip through the net somehow. Then again he always rides round with Vale bodyguards which gives it away a bit! Perhaps he has a selection of Northern banners and swaps them over every time he enters a different region of the North. I mean he got away with the plot of killing a Hand of the King and the actual King himself.

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    203. El-Bobbie:
      Boudica,

      Sansa would be hand to what king? Jon is a bastard as far as anyone knows. No way is he declared King in the North before Sansa. And I doubt Sansa would be declared Queen in the North as long as they know that Rickon is alive.

      I agree with everything you’ve said, and yet in the last episode Sansa seems to be arguing that Jon is the better one to lead the North in fighting for him:

      You’re the son of the last true Warden of the North. Northern families are loyal. They’ll fight for you if you ask.

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    204. Ghost’s Lunch:
      If i had to guess, i would say Briennes look relates to the fact that Jon is discussing how they are working with Mel and Stannis

      Mel and Davos, right? I hope we get even more of the awkwardness before Davos wins Brienne over. I’m not sure Mel will ever win her over, but perhaps this new Mel will have turned over a new leaf.

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    205. Chad Brick,

      So we found that Mel is really old. Well the latest theory going around the net is we will also have an AMAZING Littlefinger reveal this year. He really is a time traveller much like Bran. This is how he is always able to show up at the right point at the right time. Here is the proof:

      * He shows up out of nowhere ALL the time just when it is convenient
      * Others tend to overlook him.
      * He travels alone frequently
      * we have no evidence of him having any spies yet he knows stuff.
      * He has a mustache, It is known
      * His clothes are always spotless yet he never packs.
      * Little Finger. DUH

      There is plenty more compelling stuff in the books, I am sure after this post the evidence will PILE up.

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    206. Sacred Lime,

      LF didn’t knew about Ramsey just like Ned didn’t knew about Roose raping married women and hanging their husbands.
      H clearly says so to Ramsey himself: ”I know very little about you”.

      At most, he would know he beaten the Ironborn and flayed them….as every Bolton did for thousands of years, just like the Starks would have executed them. Flaying was just Bolton tradition.

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    207. ygritte:
      “You will see the Arya everyone fell in love with in Season 1.”

      This is a quote from aninterview she gave. Is it just me or does that contradict where she said weeks ago that Arya fans might have a hard time stayng with her, like she’s really at her lowest etc. Some of these actors can be teases lol. I like that they make us think something so we won’t be spoiled I guess.

      Maybe both are true: it’s always darkest before the dawn. Arya will be broken down into No One before she remembers that she is someone, and then she comes back fully to herself.

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    208. Sacred Lime:
      Chad Brick,

      True, maybe Littlefinger has learned that Ramsay is a bit of a lunatic, flaying enemies, torturing etc, but didn’t completely know or trust the behind closed doors stuff, like Reek. He therefore assumed incorrectly that he wouldn’t dare hurt Sansa in the same way, given her importance and the fact she would be his wife (very different from a Bolton enemy). Even Roose was annoyed about that behavior. His spies never found Arya, so they aren’t reliable in the absolute sense.

      Yes the North is partially dangerous for him.. not the Bolton controlled parts though as he has made an alliance with them and they wouldn’t know he has knowledge of Sansa’s escape.I’m sure regular Northern soldiers don’t have a clue what Lord Baelish looks like. I would like to think he’s clever enough to slip through the net somehow.Then again he always rides round with Vale bodyguards which gives it away a bit! Perhaps he has a selection of Northern banners and swaps them over every time he enters a different region of the North. I mean he got away with the plot of killing a Hand of the King and the actual King himself.

      Theon was public knowledge throughout S4, so LF should have had plenty of time to figure that out by S5. Ramsay’s habit of killing people with hounds is also something that would be impossible to keep secret, as it is loud and done in the open. The real LF would have known what a horror he was and would have never entrusted Sansa to him. TV LF, by all accounts, was just supposed to be stupid on this point. The directors and actors have reiterated this a number of times.

      LF is not safe in Ramsay’s north, especially if he appears to be heading towards Castle Black. Ramsay would instantly assume he was up to no good (and be right about it). The only semi-plausible way for LF would be to land at Eastwatch and move along the Wall, but even that is fraught with danger.

      In the end, it is largely moot. He will just teleport yet again and no explanation will be given as to how he got there or gets out again.

      Also, as for LF not finding Arya, that is actually rather logical. In a world the size of Westeros, chance meetings are a miracle – a miracle that occurs far too often in the show, and to a lesser extent the books. Even if he was looking hard for her, she’d be close to impossible to find.

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    209. Ginevra,

      Also, he looks like a deserter from the Nights Watch.

      The clip with Davos saying about “The dead are coming” hopefully means they’ll be convincing people of Jon’s resurrection story. Otherwise Jon is due for the chopping block.

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    210. Chad Brick,

      Ramsay’s North hasn’t existed for very long…. if the timeline between stories is slightly off, then Roose was murdered by Ramsay whilst Littlefinger is travelling to Castle Black.

      I know what you are saying though, you have to work hard to explain away LF story sometimes.. constantly showing up at the right time and learning of Sansa’s escape almost immediately but not knowing what kind of a person Ramsay really was. Maybe his lust for power in the North really does out weigh his affection for Sansa. Maybe he believed Sansa would be safer as his wife as Roose would not allow any real harm to come to her.

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    211. Ginevra,
      Do you really think there will be a door the Others can pass through? Isn’t the Wall warded against that?

      book!Night King and Sam old town spoilery

      I think knowing exactly *what/who* the corpse bride was would help. She passed the wall but I am not sure how. The wight Jon kills passes the wall too. Does it matter that the NW carried the wight across and the NK “brought” his bride to Nightfort? book!Bran also says the Old Nan said the NK was a man at day but the “night was his to rule.”

      Also, what happened to the horn Sam and Grenn found with the Dragonglass? In the books, I believe Sam still has it in Old Town.

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    212. It seems with that LF/Sansa “backs to eachother” photo, they’ve met and things are a bit tense (lol if they do set it up in the Molestown Brothel) and it sounds like LF may be giving the Monologue about his regrets while looking out the window type thing

      I’m wondering if Brans vision goes from some happy ho lucky image of CoTF during Summer times and slowly morphs into a Nightmarish vision of NK

      Or if that is a vision of NK from the past, eg GRRM has said it is more like a Champion of the Others for the age but I wonder if the show is going to make him the mythical 13th LC of the Nights Watch

      Either way, all aboard the hype train etc

      Reckon we are set for another solid episode etc

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    213. d castro,

      Maybe. But if the Lannisters had those kinds of soldiers available, they wouldn’t need the Tyrells in the first place to clear out the Faith Militant. On the other hand, the show hasn’t always been great about keeping consistent track of army sizes. So, maybe.

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    214. Ginevra: Do you really think there will be a door the Others can pass through?Isn’t the Wall warded against that?

      And what about all of those horns that have been hung?Isn’t the Wall going to come tumbling down?

      And what about the Dany prophecy with the seas drying up?Is that not so the Others can pass around the Wall?My, I have lots of questions.

      Totally agree…you don’t just have a 700 foot high wall in your story, unless it’s gonna come crashing down at some point.

      As for the seas going dry, the “common” theory is that the Dothraki sea was beginning to dry out due to autumn (in the books at least), but I also like the idea of the shivering sea going dry (i.e. freezing over), to allow the WWs to invade.

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    215. Markus Stark,

      There’s a whole lot of vagueness around the rules for the Iron Throne, but it’s been stated multiple times in the books that daughters come before uncles in the ordinary succession for noble houses. That’s why, e.g., Cersei is Lady of the Rock rather than Kevan (though I don’t think the show has ever mentioned who the new lord of the Rock is after Tywin died).

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    216. I would have trouble focusing on my kingdom ruling and strategy-building mission if Kinvara walked into my temple, regardless of the actual age difference. Fuck Westeros, please glamour me into oblivion, my red priestess!

      Focus, Tyrion, Focus!

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    217. Sam: Yes, I read that too. She said she wouldn’t go along so easily with the plans of Jon and Davos, or something like that. I just hope it doesn’t become a ‘bickerfest’ between the 2 siblings. They just had a sweet reunion! Please don’t let them go from “distant siblings” to “bickering siblings”. Of course, their current situation is dire so the tension is high but I’d like to see them supportive of each other rather than arguing about what to do.

      I want that though! I want the tension. Both Jon and Sansa are coming from totally different places and have experienced totally different things. It would be too neat and clean if Sansa started sprouting strategy and Jon shaking his head “Whatever you say!”. They need to work together but they also have individual strengths and weaknesses that this battle can and probably will expose. Of course, any tension isn’t going to put a divide between them. They just found each other and aren’t going to start hating each other. They can be angry with each other. They can disagree but the build up of taking Winterfell should be just as harried and tense as the battle. I really believe the support won’t waver. They know how lucky they are to have found each other how they did but I think Jon might question Sansa’s judgement, just like she might question Jon’s commitment. After all they have been through, family or no, both are probably scared shitless and that intensity could really feed right up to the start of the battle of the bastards.

      Add into that

      if Rickon dies during this, you can bet all our ass both will place the blame on themselves and not the other. We can’t just have one plan fits all. If Sansa set down the strategy and it fails, she is the fall guy. If Jon is the only one making decisions and it collapses, he is the fall guy. Any error in judgement, any misstep, will be equally felt.

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    218. emperor:
      am i the only who notice that jon’s hand isn’t burned anymore?

      Whoa. Great catch. I certainly doesn’t look burned in that photo. And no glove! I guess dying and being resurrected has its small side benefits.

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    219. ygritte:
      RosanaZugey,

      In a Sophie interview, you might have seen it, she said something about there being bit of sibling rivalry due to her and Jon/Davos not exactly being on th same page. I have shit memory so I don’t know exact wording. I was surprised though to hear that after how touching the reunion was and knowing they are going to team up and waht have you.

      I do recall this interview. And more than “strategy” arguments, I think they’re going to argue whether or not it’s “wise” to go to war now and potentially lose a lot of men, when you need those men to fight the White Walkers later. It’ll be a “long term thinking” (prepare for White Walkers instead of fight amongst each other) versus a “short term thinking” (rid the North of House Bolton and reclaim Winterfell).

      Both arguments have merit and both arguments are valid. More interestingly, both arguments come from personal and frightening/painful experiences. Jon has seen the White Walkers. He understands the threat and knows they’re all screwed when/if the White Walkers cross over. Similarly, Sansa understands the threat of Ramsay and knows the entire North is screwed anyways, if he remains it’s Warden. If it goes this way…it’ll be an interesting “conflict” to watch.

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    220. Sacred Lime:
      Ginevra,

      Also, he looks like a deserter from the Nights Watch.

      The clip with Davos saying about “The dead are coming” hopefully means they’ll be convincing people of Jon’s resurrection story. Otherwise Jon is due for the chopping block.

      I’m a fan of Jon convincing the Northerners that he died by him getting naked any time someone asks about it.

      Put your finger here. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe. Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.

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    221. Dolorous Methuselah,

      Were the burn scars there before his death though? I have never noticed it. In the books, his scars never completely go away, don’t know if it has been the same on the show.

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    222. Pigeon: They look like a cross between Klingons and Madame Vastra. I’m not a big fan as I though Leaf was so unique and interesting, but in a still ethereal human way.

      I think they look like something out of Avatar.

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    223. Kells,

      I totally see this. As emotional and magical as reunion was they ARE siblings. They will argue and bicker, especially in a tense emotional situation. Doesnt mean they dont love each other, just makes them more real.
      ..and Davos will be there to smack their heads together when the hackles get raised so its all good 😀

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    224. Daughter of Winter:
      Sansa is one of the primary characters of the story, if any of you can’t see this it’s because you don’t want to. Honestly i can’t see why Arya for example (who is by the way one of my absolute favorites) is more important than her? If Sansa succeed in what she’s trying to do this season then it’s by far bigger than anything Arya might hopefully accomplish.

      I want to lick your face for saying this. THANK YOU!! Cause God knows I think this exact same thing when people start with their nonsense about, “There’s only five main characters (Jon, Daenerys, Tyrion, Bran and Arya)”.

      That people like Arya’s “badass” personality doesn’t make her anymore of a “main” character than Sansa. And you’re absolutely right in saying that if Sansa/Jon actually succeed in uniting the North and retaking Winterfell, she would have already accomplished far more than Arya has in the entire story.

      As a side, what IS Arya’s purpose in the long run if she is a main character? And I don’t ask that question bitterly, I mean it sincerely. If the entirity of her character is built to simply get vengeance and kill people…how is she different than the Sand Snakes who, up to this point, have only served as the vehicle through which other characters get assassinated?

      Arya’s endgame intrigues me because its insanely difficult to figure out. I can’t see where she fits in the long run, and endlessly wondering about it has me perplexed.

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    225. Kells,

      I totally agree with you. I too want them to discuss, to argue and to compromise, not just meekly accepting the other’s opinion. But I would also like that they do those tings from a place of mutual caring and respect. If it’s like that, then I’m fine with some tension between Sansa and Jon.

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    226. The COTF look sooo cool! Definitely the storyline I’m looking forward to the most next episode.

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    227. ygritte,

      THANK you, I’m not the only one who noticed. She shrieks when Dayne is killed, simple as that. Of course, this is TV – and we need a reason for Ned to go up the tower and the scream is perfectly timed to segway into that part of the story.

      Question is, why Dayne and Lyanna – and how does this work better than R+L? Maybe to deliver Dawn as a familial sword instead of in the books as it is handled by “who’s worthy, regardless of family”

      We will find out soon though 🙂

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    228. Agro,

      It looks like Bran has at least three visions this episode (Winterfell, the Children, and the White Walkers — the latter two may be closely related or even the same scene).

      Jorah is showing Dany his greyscale-infected arm, which is a notable development.

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    229. Sean C.,

      I remember someone said the actor who plays Young Hodor would be in this episode, but I thought that vision was postponed because of the WW. It will turn out to be very interesting, mark my words.

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    230. selena:
      Kells,

      I totally see this. As emotional and magical as reunion was they ARE siblings. They will argue and bicker, especially in a tense emotional situation.Doesnt mean they dont love each other, just makes them more real.
      ..and Davos will be there to smack their heads together when the hackles get raised so its all good

      I can also see this happening, and they already kinda disagreed immediately after their reunion (and I was like “please don’t argue…can’t you just keep hugging?”).

      But Sansa and Jon’s experiences over the past few years are so very different, as are their priorities with Sansa’s being family and Jon’s being overall survival of the realm, so it’s easy to see why there will be tension…but as long as they hug afterwards I’m cool with that.

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    231. Agro,

      Definitely seems like a Bran heavy episode to me.
      Also no new pics of Jon. Instead we get a new photo of Daario. Oh joy 🙁

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    232. Sean C.,

      Also, the 3ER is with Bran in the vision of the children (same place of CotF photo). I thought Bran would be there alone without permission. I wonder what happens, how does he escape from 3ER sight ?

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    233. Apollo:
      But Sansa and Jon’s experiences over the past few years are so very different, as are their priorities with Sansa’s being family and Jon’s being overall survival of the realm, so it’s easy to see why there will be tension…but as long as they hug afterwards I’m cool with that.

      Jon pretty much gave up on the realm; he’s only back in the game to save Rickon, at this point.

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    234. Sean C.:
      Agro,

      It looks like Bran has at least three visions this episode (Winterfell, the Children, and the White Walkers — the latter two may be closely related or even the same scene).

      Jorah is showing Dany his greyscale-infected arm, which is a notable development.

      Jorah won’t have a choice because Daario knows.

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    235. Wow really excited to see Bran’s story this episode. Curious about what he’ll learn. Also interested in how Daenerys will react to Jorah’s grayscale. Will Jon Snow meet Littlefinger?

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    236. So from the new photos, it looks like Jorah comes clean to Dany about his greyscale this week (or, more likely, Daario tells her and then Jorah admits it).

      Also, I’m moderately surprised to see the Three-Eyed Raven is present during Bran’s second vision of Winterfell and his vision of the Children of the Forest. I had thought that Bran, being immensely frustrated with the way that the Three-Eyed Raven keeps pulling him out of the visions too early, would venture into the Weirwood net alone in search of answers, get stuck “beneath the sea”, and run afoul of the Night’s King. That may still happen – the Three-Eyed Raven is nowhere to be seen when Bran faces the White Walkers’ army – but perhaps it will be two separate trips.

      For what it’s worth, I think that Bran’s encounter of the Night’s King is likely to be the final sequence of the episode. It’s possible it could be the Kingsmoot, but I don’t think that the Ironborn storyline is central enough to warrant that placement – yet.

      If Euron unveils the Dragonhorn or something? Maybe. But I still think that Bran’s visions will be more groundbreaking.

      Also, I originally thought that Bran might see the conclusion to the Tower of Joy in this episode. Now, however, I think we’ll only see Lyanna in Winterfell this week – along with Ned, Benjen Hodor, and maybe Old Nan and Rickard as well (there was a character cast who matched Rickard’s description, IIRC). Then perhaps we’ll get the Tower of Joy conclusion in Jack Bender’s second episode next week. I’m inclined to think that while the interior of the Tower of Joy will obviously be a massive reveal, whatever Bran learns about the White Walkers this week would be liable to overshadow it somewhat, particularly if they were immediately juxtaposed. Better to separate them, I think.

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    237. Sean C.,

      That’s what I was thinking as well. But then I remembered that Sansa asked Jon where he would go, and he responded “Where will we go”. So that makes me think that they’ll be sticking together at least for the foreseeable future.

      Edit: But Mole’s Town is not far from Castle Black so I guess that line could be insignificant in this case

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    238. Jay Targ,

      Mole’s Town isn’t far from the Wall. I imagine it’s just Sansa and Brienne making a day trip to meeting with Littlefinger (having gotten a message from him), not splitting from Jon long-term. They’ll head back to the Wall afterward, and then everybody rides out together at episode’s end (or rather, Jon and co. head off to Mormont country, while Brienne and Podrick ride south).

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    239. Sean C.:
      Jay Targ,

      Since the meeting appears to be in Mole’s Town rather than Castle Black, I’m guessing Jon won’t meet him yet.

      I’m not so sure that Sansa would leave Jon to venture out to Moles town (even with Brienne in tow), or that he’d even let her out of his sight more to the point. She’s in way too much danger.

      My guess is that they all set up camp there with the Wildlings seeing as it’s deserted (or that it was already settled by the Wildlings) and that LF is passing through en-route to Castle Black. But certainly Jon doesn’t need to be in that scene.

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    240. I’m thinking Jon Sansa & Brienne are trying to determine which houses they can trust, and need to go to to get help to defeat Ramsay.

      I sincerely hope Sansa doesn’t let Littlefinger back into her life. I hope Jon & Sansa don’t agree to let him “help” them with his army. He cannot be trusted at all. Sansa knows this better than anyone and so does Brienne & Pod

      If Littlefinger knows their strategy, he can easily sabotage them. He play all sides. She needs to send him on his way, and Sansa needs to deal directly to Lord Royce. If she were able to convince Robbin Aeryn, he might send Littlefinger on a flight through the moon door! LOL! The more I think about it, the best way,IMO, to deal with Littlefinger is to separate him from his army. Sansa can do that.

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    241. Agro,

      I think that Bran is alone in the White Walker vision is because the Night King senses him and drags him there and separates them or something. That is my prediction.

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    242. Ha! Sansa playing games with LF… I am curious what will be LFs reaction to Brienne’s presence…I wonder what is the purpose of Jorah getting the scales. It would be disappointing if they do it only to off him in a more tragic way. If he reveals it to Daenerys in these photos I don’t see what the twist is going to be… Could he replace Selmy’s destiny in the coming siege of Meeren? As for Bran I believe that it might be possible that BR will deliberately expose him to meet the WWs face to face as a kind of punishment for being reculcitrant…

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    243. Connor:
      Two visions!!! And the 3 Eyed Raven is with him, good. More von Sydow!

      HYPE AF!

      There will be the Night’s King vision as well, so at least 3.

      Yaga:
      So what, no Sam this week? Damn it, he really has only the trace of a plot this season, doesn’t he?

      They don’t reveal the whole episode ffs…maybe he is in maybe not.

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    244. ygritte,

      Hello, my name is Tory and I am GOT addict. I would not admit that to anyone but you guys haha.

      This website and GOT has kept me sane in the 12 weeks Ive been on medical leave; I expect if I wasn’t one before I am now, and I suspect I’ll be going through withdrawal when this season is finished

      Sacred Lime,

      Perhaps he has a selection of Northern banners and swaps them over every time he enters a different region of the North. I mean he got away with the plot of killing a Hand of the King and the actual King himself.

      Ha, yes perfect. And he keeps them all right with his time travel cape…

      RosanaZugey

      I also wonder abou Arya’s end game; its become quite disconnected from the rest (except for her meeting with Brienne). I suspect that her seeing the acting company may change that, perhaps awaken who she is and what she needs to be doing.

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    245. Yaga,

      I’m hoping that Sam and Gilly will make it to Horn Hill this week. The fact that they’ve been excluded from the trailer and the promotional photos doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll be absent – Ramsay was absent from both last week, and he wound up being in the episode after all. But if they don’t appear next week, at least we know they’ll definitely be in Episode 6.

      In a way, Sam’s thin plot this season makes sense. There really isn’t time enough time left in the series for him to become a maester, so whatever time he spends in Oldtown is likely to be brief (and probably interrupted by an Ironborn attack). Furthermore, his reunion with his family is definitely lower on the show’s priority list, given everything that’s happening in the other storylines. But I’ve been looking forward to meeting the Tarlys ever since that initial casting call, so I hope that they get a reasonable amount of screentime in the second half of the season. Melessa, Talla, and Dickon may be one-offs, but I think Randyll will play a larger role, at least. I remain convinced that his Valyrian steel sword Heartsbane will draw Sam’s attention, given the conversation about the power of Valyrian steel that Jon and Sam had at the end of Season 5.

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    246. Sansa looks absolutely radiant! She resembles Cat with each passing episode.

      Look at Bran power-stomping through those visions!

      Stark hype!

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    247. Bran and BR in multiple locations! He’ll have at least 3 location visions this week! (scary NK from preview)
      Why is he back in Winterfell? He looks upset. Maybe there will be a conversation about the flowers and the tourney or Ned and L’s chat about Robert… Ooh or maybe we’ll finally see Ned’s dad. And Hodor of course.
      It’s too much to hope that he heard Sansa’s wish from last episode. 🙂
      Endless possibilities.
      But no ToJ. They like torture, don’t they? Promise me…

      LF looks genuinely upset but the character is a good actor. Sansa, no matter what he says do not trust him-he’s responsible for everything (Jon Arryn, Ned, Jaime’s escape via Cat wanting her daughters, Tyrell/Lannister merger, Sansa and Tyrion’s marriage, Sansa and Tyrion being framed for murder, Lysa, leaving Sansa with the Boltons without guard or chaperone of any kind to be married to a “man he didn’t know”). Just smile and take his army then when you’re home in Winterfell poison him with a lemon cake…or a dagger.

      Also with those 3 pics all together it looks like Daario is making Jorah show Dany his arm. That’s probably not good. Poor Jorah. Wish we knew the cure Stannis found for his daughter right about now.

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    248. I think the name of episode “Door” can have multiple references, but the main one I guess will be – from Aeron – the door, when Euron is coming back.

      Somebody already mention this when the name was released, and now seeing Aeron there it makes perfect sense.

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    249. Poor Jorah! Its not going to be a pretty end for him. Hoping he gets a new shirt before he heads to Westeros.

      Love Missandei’s new pants suit.

      Bran looks like a typical petulant teen in the photo in the WF yard.

      Jared,
      I’m also thinking that we will not get the “big reveal” in the TOJ. I’m intrigued to know how they will piece this story together for Bran and the viewers.

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    250. Dolorous Methuselah: Whoa.Great catch.I certainly doesn’t look burned in that photo.And no glove!I guess dying and being resurrected has its small side benefits.

      I was wondering about his stab wounds – they were still there, obviously, and caused him pain (you could see it when he hugged Tormund and Edd) – what’s the deal with them? Was being dead for a bit just a really good cauterizer, and they’ll slowly heal? Because they were damn deep. Hmm.

      Demon Monkey: I think they look like something out of Avatar.

      Oh, you’re right – very much so!

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    251. Hawk,

      Wow, Pryce revealed a surprising amount there. We already knew some of what he disclosed from the aired episodes and filming spoilers, but some of that was definitely new intel (perhaps some may have guessed it, but it was never confirmed). They directly asked him what happens in his storyline at the end of Season 6, and he gave them an answer – not in abundantly detailed answer, to be fair, but enough to really set the stage.

      It really seems like when the actors speak with non-English speaking media outlets, they’re willing to divulge a bit more than they might otherwise. Kit Harington basically admitted that Game of Thrones would still be a part of his life for several more years when he spoke to a similar outlet last year.

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    252. Jared:
      Hawk,

      Wow, Pryce revealed a surprising amount there – some of which we already knew from the aired episodes and filming spoilers, but some of which we definitely did not. They directly asked him what happens in his storyline at the end of Season 6, and he gave them an answer – not in abundantly detailed answer, to be fair, but enough to really set the stage.

      It really seems like when the actors speak with non-English speaking media outlets, they’re willing to divulge a bit more than they might otherwise. For example, Kit Harington basically admitted that Game of Thrones would still be a part of his life for several more years when speaking to a similar outlet last year.

      I don’t think they realize how much their fans love the show/books and the hype that surrounds it. Sometimes I wonder if the show or the hype from speculation and mild spoilers are the best part.

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    253. Hawk,

      Yeah, it’s generally the older actors who aren’t as committed to maintaining the obsessive veil of secrecy that’s become all too prevalent in the modern spoiler culture. Just ask Ian (“It’s only tits and dragons”) McShane. 😉

      No worries on my part – spoilers have never once ruined my enjoyment of any well-crafted story. But fair warning to those who would like to avoid any such reveals. This interview doesn’t give the entire game away, but it’s more detailed than most.

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    254. Remaining tower of joy flashback will be shown this week ….it looks like bran will leave the tree this week …

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    255. Mihnea:
      Sacred Lime,

      LF didn’t knew about Ramsey just like Ned didn’t knew about Roose raping married women and hanging their husbands.
      H clearly says so to Ramsey himself: ”I know very little about you”.

      At most, he would know he beaten the Ironborn and flayed them….as every Bolton did for thousands of years, just like the Starks would have executed them. Flaying was just Bolton tradition.

      And why would his words be truthful? he tells people what they want to hear or make’s them think it’s what they heard.
      And the writers words despite what they say must be taken with a grain of salt.
      It’s time for the Vale to join the fray or is it Frey?
      If your an honest person you take him to mean fray, if you don’t trust him it could be Frey.

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    256. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Hawk,

      what did he say in the interview ?

      Going to put this in spoilers. If you’re ok with spoilers and it doesn’t hinder your viewing experience, feel free to look. If you love to be surprised only while watching it, I wouldn’t recommend looking. It’s not super revealing, but it outlines an event. Personally, I think it’s a great piece for speculation.

      So in the interview, Jonathon Price is talking about his role as High Sparrow, tough things in his role, like walking barefoot, agendas, and different events in the season. He’s asked a question about Cersei’s trial. He said that she is supposed to meet him and an audience in the Sept of Baelor to discuss the trial. Interestingly, she is not led to the Sept. Instead, the High Sparrow allows her to freely go on the basis that she would have integrity to uphold her attendance. As the Sept fills up with people, Price said that the High Sparrow notes something unpleasant.

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    257. I get the feeling that Jorah is about to get banished for the third and final time. I feel bad for him if that’s what happens, but I can understand Dany not wanting him to expose her newly acquired massive army to greyscale. I also remember that leaked photo from last year where

      Dany and Daario are on horses leading the Khalasar and Jorah was nowhere to be seen.

      I hope I’m wrong though because I’d hate for poor Mr. Friendzone to be abandoned just like that at this point.

      Those Bran visions look intense and could be full of a lot of information. I’m a bit scared to find out why exactly the CotF’s lush green environment turned into a frozen wasteland overrun with WW and wights. I’m starting to suspect the CotF may have played a hand in creating the WW. I wonder if the 3ER is killed in the WW vision and that’s why Meera is having a hard time waking Bran up. LOL, maybe the Night’s King is like Freddy Kruger.

      Sansa looks none to happy with Littlefinger. I know she needs his army to defeat Ramsay but I hope she doesn’t fall for his smooth talking and lies. Her father and mother were fools to trust him and she made the mistake once before in trusting him. Please, don’t let her fall under his spell again. Just use him and lose him, girl. You’ve got your brother and his friends now to keep you safe.

      I hope these pictures are an indication that there will be no significant amount of time spent in King’s Landing this episode. I don’t give a shit about Cersei and Co and I would welcome a break from them.

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    258. BunBunStark:
      I get the feeling that Jorah is about to get banished for the third and final time. I feel bad for him if that’s what happens, but I can understand Dany not wanting him to expose her newly acquired massive army to greyscale. I also remember that leaked photo from last year where

      I hope I’m wrong though because I’d hate for poor Mr. Friendzone to be abandoned just like that at this point.

      I’m holding out hope that dragon fire can act as a magic cure-all, snake oil for Greyscale.

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    259. Anon,

      The wights are the dead that the White Walkers bring back to life. The White walkers with the Night King are Craster’s sons.

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    260. RG,

      I could be wrong but my recollection of greyscale is that it is fatal to adults – only in some instances have infants been able to beat the disease. So I think Jorah is done, just trying to make himself worth something until it gets too bad.

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    261. Ginevra,

      I think Arya will come upon the theatre troupe and see the play and get the gist of what’s going on in Westeros. Maybe she’ll find out about Sansa, or Jon, and something will snap, and she will want OUT and to go home (not without needle, of course). This is will be met with resisitance, but I have a feeling she’ll at least be in Westeros by the end of the season.

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    262. WillieBeans:
      Could Bran’s visions be about the creation of the Wall?

      That was what I was thinking. Before the Wall, the CotF were many and lived in a green, lush land. After the Wall, is what we have now.

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    263. Making the 8,

      Could the CotF be linked to the White Walkers ? Turned/mutated into WW because of something (?) that happened in the past ?
      Just a thought.

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    264. In Polish they translated High Sparrow as “Big Wrobel”, which makes picture a cross of Jonathan Pryce and Big Bird

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    265. I love Jorah but I’m so tired of his character being reduced into a neverending cycle of “look what I got under my sleeve” -scenes. I wish he’d achieve some sort of personal accomplishment before dying so that his greyscale isn’t just an irrelevant side notion in the story. But his death has been dragged on for so long that it needs to happen asap.

      I’m very much looking forward to Bran’s scenes. The stones Bran and the raven are walking around in the summery pic is the same we see covered in snow and in the possession of the White Walkers in the episode trailer. Would be so cool if they gave us info on how things came to be.

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    266. The stone formation in the Bran & Bloodraven pic (and the CoTF pic) appear to be the same as the ones around the weirdwood tree covered in snow in the NK vision. Some sort of CoTF council, or a place of worship maybe, kind of like that altar thingy the White Walkers had in Season 4?

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    267. What if…

      …Bran is AzorAhai and he saves everyone by changing he past? This ending would be ‘bittersweet'(as GRRM said it would be)…we would see a lot of -now- dead characters, alive, everyone in different positions/places…no one would know what has happened…

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    268. Dolorous Methuselah,

      Thank you very much for apologizing, that’s very nice of you. It wasn’t something you had to apologize for, anyway, since I wasn’t entirely sure myself whether your comment was ment to be cranky or not.

      Besides, an admirer of Edd shall be forgiven anytime 😉

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    269. A dornish Tyrell:
      Kells,

      I totally agree with you. I too want them to discuss, to argue and to compromise, not just meekly accepting the other’s opinion. But I would also like that they do those tings from a place of mutual caring and respect. If it’s like that, then I’m fine with some tension between Sansa and Jon.

      I think it could be telling from the promos where Sansa’s VO speaks of when she remembers what was taken from her; who is she saying it to, if it’s Jon or Brienne or Pod, she could come off as old Sansa, selfish or self centered, if it’s LF he will use it to try and divide and conquer house Stark (and if rumors are true)

      he will manipulate the Starks for a while longer

      to gain control.

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    270. BunBunStark:
      I get the feeling that Jorah is about to get banished for the third and final time. I feel bad for him if that’s what happens, but I can understand Dany not wanting him to expose her newly acquired massive army to greyscale. I also remember that leaked photo from last year where

      I hope I’m wrong though because I’d hate for poor Mr. Friendzone to be abandoned just like that at this point.

      Yeah I agree. I still hold out hope for him

      based on this interview he gave which made it seem like he is still alive until he caught himself at the end

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    271. Bergey: all of the Children of the Forest shown are female. Thus far, all of the White Walkers we’ve seen are male. I wonder if this has significance?

      Now we finally know what became of the Ents and the Entwives!

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    272. Flayed Potatoes: Of course Littlefinger has a meeting in a brothel.

      Lmao never change!

      Maybe he has secret tunnels like the one into Chataya’s connecting all his brothels, including those in the Far North. I’m picturing them as vacuum tubes powered by lots of burly slaves with bellows… LF climbs into his capsule, shuts the hatch and whoosh! Away he goes.

      Jetpack explained. You’re welcome.

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    273. Hariette Tuttle:
      Making the 8,

      Could the CotF be linked to the White Walkers ? Turned/mutated into WW because of something (?) that happened in the past ?
      Just a thought.

      I’m beginning to think that the WWs were some kind of a mistake made by the COTF in their battle with the first men. Maybe they were created to destroy the first men but became too powerful, which led to the COTF working with the first men to defeat them and then build the wall.

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    274. In the picture where Bran and the 3ER are at Winterfell again, Bran looks a bit angry and also seems to be walking like a total badass (kinda reminds me of a White Walker).

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    275. RosanaZugey,

      Well i’m so frickin glad that i’m not alone in this Rosana and don’t get me started with that nonsense about the number of protagonists in this story.

      And yes Arya’s future is a big question mark for me too, but for now i want her on her way back to westros by the end of this season.

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    276. Pigeon: Seriously though, hopefully she’ll have a date with Jorah and some charcoal

      You mean like Victarion did with Moqorro? That would be an interesting development. Maybe his medical situation (unlike his romantic one) is a teensy bit less than hopeless?

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    277. Stargaryen: Show would be boring if we saw Baelish traveling in between

      There are economical ways to convey, visually, that people are traveling long distances: aerial wide shots of traveling parties on the road, for instance (think of that spectacular shot in Fellowship of the Ring when the Nine Walkers are heading from Rivendell to the Pass of Caradhras along the ridgetop). Then you can pull the PoV back and tilt up to show their destination, or the next milestone on their journey, on the far horizon. Doesn’t have to take up more than ten or fifteen seconds of screentime.

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    278. Dolorous Methuselah: The Children of the Forrest are looking more and more like the members of a unusually wild sorority house the morning after a really really wild Arbor Day party.

      Hah! They ignored the warnings and took the green acid.

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    279. I think that Arya will

      refuse to kill someone (don’t know who though, we might find out this episode) and then Jaqen will send the waif to kill Arya, and arya will kill the waif and then escape Braavos. That’s my prediction for Arya story

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    280. I have never really commented on this site, but really like it, hello watcher 🙂 Maybe I have an interesting thing for you.
      In Hungary regarding an online game (Game of Odds) HBO asks 3 questions about the next episode in every week whether they are true or false, maybe it can help to speculate for upcoming event.
      For example last week’s questions:
      1) Will Sansa reach the Wall?
      2) Will Dany become a Dosh Khaleen?
      3) Will Theon go back to Ramsay or to the Iron Islands?

      Of course some of them can be guessed easily from the next episode’s preview but for episode 5 it is interesting:
      1) Will the army of the Vale join to Sansa’s and Jon’s army?
      2) Will the truth about Balon’s death will come to light?
      3) Will Tyrion’s peacemaking negotiations be succesful with the masters?

      If someone is interested, I can write down the questins every week 🙂

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    281. Hounds_Bitch: Interesting theory, and something that I have been thinking too. I read somewhere that Tad Williams was an inspiration for GRRM, and the Memory, Thorn and Sorrow books have this as a theme, with the Sithi and Norns originating as one people who split, with the Sithi essentially ‘the goodies’ and the Norns ‘the baddies’

      I’m thinking also of the Eloi and the Morlocks in The Time Machine, who seem like totally different species, but are both descended from present-day humans with a very large class divide. The time horizon since the Long Night seems long enough for a bit of evolution to have taken place.

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