[Updated] New photos from Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 6 “Blood of My Blood”

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HBO has released this week’s group of photos from next Sunday’s new episode of Game of Thrones. The season’s sixth episode, “Blood of My Blood,” will feature the introduction of Samwell Tarly’s estranged family, the Lannisters and Tyrells facing off against the High Sparrow, and more time with Arya’s new assignment in Braavos.

Official episode synopsis: An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.

Update 5/27: We’ve added several more photos!

Photos below the cut!

The High Sparrow, Septa Unella and Margaery Tyrell on the steps of the sept of Baelor:

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Jaime Lannister, from the same scene or nearabouts- he’s mounted up and ready to take on the Faith Militant:

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Daenerys and Daario, from the moment we spotted in the episode 6 trailer, when she declares that she takes what is hers (presumably with fire and blood):

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King Tommen pays the High Sparrow another visit, and I’m guessing he is still way over his head when it comes to the tricky clergyman:

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Essie Davis returns as Arya’s target, the actress Lady Crane:
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Not the most exciting or surprising batch of photos, I’ll grant, but then last week’s photos weren’t either, and what an episode that was!

Update 5/27: MissMalini.com has several more photos, particularly of the sept confrontation. Thanks to Diana for the heads up!

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We can get closer looks at Brother Lancel (formerly Lannister) and Queen Margaery in these new photos.

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Good ol’ Septa Unella, bringing the fun with the Shame Bell!

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The play Arya is watching this time? Looks like Joffrey’s poisoning- no wonder Arya is smiling!

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The full-length version of the same Tommen shot from above:

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    1. Connor,

      Maybe, but you really can’t judge much by which six pics we get on Wednesdays. They show a pretty narrow amount of what we’re going to see in each episode. For instance, they gave us no photos of Sam’s storyline.

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    2. Connor,

      Nor Meereen. Which is fine, since King’s Landing & Sam’s story really need some development by now.

      BTW, Arya in 6 out of 7 episodes lol. So Maisie was just lying about being in “fewer episodes this year”.

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    3. I’m kinda worried that Arya is the only one smiling and seeming to be enjoying herself in the first photo. Everyone else looks pissed or morose. (or asleep)

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    4. Connor,

      Out of 5 episodes only 1 episode had Jon’s photos so their absence means nothing. They have 2 or 3 families to visit before episode 8 so this might be just Brienne saying goodbye to Sansa. This episode we have to the best of my knowledge: Arya, Bran, King’s Landing (basically everyone – Cersei, Jaime, Margaery, Tommen, the High Sparrow), Dany, Sam and Gilly.

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    5. Actually Really looking forward to King’s Landing this episode.

      Can’t think where the double-cross is going to come from only that I can’t truly believe that the Lannisters & Tyrells will honestly work together against the Faith Militant.
      I think the High-Sparrow knows what they’re up to and I have a bad feeling for either Lady Olenna or Margaery 🙁

      Had a recap thru the main trailers for Season 6, we’ve had 90% of the scene’s, but there is one image that still puzzles me and that’s the ‘Shadow-shot’ of someone been stabbed in the throne room… It looks like Jamie doing the Stabbing but is it Olenna, HIgh-Sparrow or ….. or…. King Aerys??? 🙂

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    6. Inquisitor1961,

      Certainly seems like a strong possibility! Since we know eventually the wights will escape and keep looking, it would make sense for whomever is on the horse to be using a fiery weapon.

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    7. Inquisitor1961,

      I’m thinking this is Meera (with Bran) running, and being rescued by someone who seems, at first, to be a danger to them, riding after them in the dark. I think it’s either

      Coldhands or Benjen

      .
      The bag is the one Meera packed last episode, I guess. Or did she not take that with her?

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    8. Any scene with the High Sparrow – seems boring to me. Hopefully he’ll die in 10, but can he please be in less episodes till then? I am interested to find out about Loras, though.

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    9. Emilia and Natalie are so beautiful ..nicolaj as well .

      I would like to have meereen and Jon take a episode break .but I doubt it

      I long ago decided not to trust Maisie and what she says in interviews.she seems to like to play with the fans

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    10. Underwhelmed, but not surprised as they have a tendency to release the stills from the sneak peeks. Hope we get to see Arya tell the Waif she is Arya Stark not “no one.”…lol. Looking forward to how things transpire with the HS in King’s Landing and poor Tommen looks so befuddled in the pictures.

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    11. If we get the rest of the play, Walder Frey, ToJ, Benjen and Jamie finding out about Lancel all in one ep this could be the best episode of the season!

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    12. Oh another new dress for dany .

      And I guess there is still one more to come which we see Emilia wear in the behind the scenes videos..

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    13. Inquisitor1961,

      I noticed that a while ago. Before the season started they released a photo of Meera from that scene and then after watching a trailer it was easy to spot.

      It was something so obvious that wasn’t ever talked much about….

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    14. Connor,

      No North (excluding Bran/Meera) equals snoozefest. Honestly, every other location has been inferior since the second half of season 4.

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    15. I wonder who will die in this one. Can we have a riot in King’s Landing?

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    16. dragonbringer:
      Emilia and Natalie are so beautiful ..nicolaj as well .

      I would like to have meereen and Jon take a episode break .but I doubt it

      I long ago decided not to trust Maisie and what she says in interviews.she seems to like to play with the fans

      why these storylines are very important as well

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    17. Inquisitor1961:
      http://imgur.com/a/OBwhD Please tell me what you think about this

      I’m sure Meera’s trying to protect Bran lying on his sled, because the wights are closing in and she can’t pull him any longer. When suddenly someone appears and rescues them I guess? (Benjen? Coldhands? We’ll see!)

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    18. Inquisitor1961:
      http://imgur.com/a/OBwhD Please tell me what you think about this

      Is that even a bag? It might be Bran, getting covered up and protected by Meera.

      And that’s obviously Benhands, or Coldjen, saving them. Or just plain old Benjen, establishing himself as the greatest First Ranger in history after surviving 6 seasons in the Land of Always Winter without getting killed by the Walkers.

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    19. Joey,

      I would love a scene like that.

      Sam’s mother and sister take her away, to dress her up, and then we have a funny scene where Sam is speechless, when he sees her!!

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    20. Aldebaran:
      Arya is enjoying the play again. Tyrion must be hitting Joffrey during the riot.

      Yep, from that photo is obvious we’re seeing more of the play.

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    21. I thought HBO would release something a bit more revealing than this. We’ve seen those photos on the preview already. Really disappointed!

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    22. They probably don’t have a lot of non-spoilery shots for this episode. Can’t show much Bran and Meera without revealing who’s rescuing them. Can’t show much of Horn Hill without revealing Gilly’s makeover as a Southern lady, and you can’t show any scenes of whatever this old foe is going to be without revealing who the old foe is.

      I’m weirdly excited to see we’re getting another scene of the play though. I loved that.

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    23. Mihnea,

      Now that you mention it, I see it too. Meera is holding Bran’s head in the second pic. I wonder why she is running away from it then. She wouldn’t leave Bran, she would fight for him. Maybe it’s not Meera that’s running?

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    24. Nadia,

      Don’t expect any character development for Jon. They only dump the action stuff on him now. They glossed over his death, resurrection and whatever changes he should have undergone in favour of Sansa showing up and taking charge. He is her lap dog now. Shame what they’re doing to one of the three biggest characters.

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    25. HereBeDragons,

      Any thoughts on a Tyrell double cross on the Lannisters? Olenna seemed to agree with Cersei’s plan all too easily… Maybe Margaery was able to broker a deal with HS through Tommen, who may unwittingly cause problems for his mother & uncle (father).

      And I think we are going to see Walder Frey again this week

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    26. So Margerys hair isnt cut. Im going to guess

      that shes not there for a walk of shame… shes there to announce her conversion.

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    27. Christine:
      Why didn’t they have Margaery’s hair chopped off like the did to Cersei?

      Because I think the

      High Sparrow actually never had any intention of making Margaery do the Walk of Shame? I think the Ace up the High Sparrow’s sleeve is that she’ll possibly announce her conversion into the Faith publicly there in the steps…

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    28. Mihnea,

      She really isn’t though ..I will Like to wait till the end of this season but I will say this it seems dany is the only major character whois getting less screentime ..

      taim,

      Yes they are important hence why they have been getting nearly 10 to 15 mins screentime at north and 5 to 6 mins screentime with tyrion every episode..
      We know there is going to be a whole episode focused on Jon and north ..

      So let’s give a chance to other storylines shall we.

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    29. People bitching and moaning about these pictures REALLYYYYYYYY need to reevaluate their lives. Seriously.

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    30. Sansa and Jon may sit out this episode, and I’m not judging that solely from the lack of pictures. They weren’t in the episode synopsis or the promo either.

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    31. Joey,

      I don’t think it will be ToJ, but we are supposed to get some flashback including young Ned. Also, there was an article about the wolf playing Ghost – as far as I remember it said that the wolf was going to have a big moment in ep 6. Of cause, I could have misunderstood something and the wolf was simply playing Summer in “The Door” but if not Ghost will probably be going next episode.

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    32. Banditalamode,

      “Blood of My Blood” means there will be Dothraki, not that there will be Meereen. We can see Dany riding with Daario and the khalasar in the promo, after all.

      snooze,

      Now that’s quite a stretch.

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    33. George: Because I think the

      Not a bad little twist. But it could also just be that Marg is only charged with lying (to protect Loras) where as Cersei was charged with murder, treason, adultery, lying, kingslaying ect

      OR it could just be a plot hole….. a small one but D&D has never shy away from something like that…..

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    34. George,

      Yeah, because Margaery is still on her game (and not really guilty, save for perjury about her brother) she is trying to play the game any way she can.

      I thought she might join the faith to further her cause from the inside.

      Loras appears to be weak and broken. Cersei was actually guilty so she broke down and did anything she could to get out. Margaery has a chip on her shoulder still.

      I also think the HS hasn’t given her the super rough treatment yet, due partly to the nature of her sins, and because he wants to use Tommen and hurting her might hinder that.

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    35. Icekhione:
      I’m calling it. This episode will be a snoozefest, apart from the scenes with Bran and Meera.

      To be honest, the scenes with Bran where the most interesting in last episode so if he is in the new one, i am ok.
      Tyrell army, Lannisters and HS > Sansa knitting clothes for Jon. I love him but like Tyrion,Dany,Jaime,Cersei and everyone else…they should get screen time when they actually do something, and since he will be in most of the episode 9 and nobody else will be in it it’s ok to take an episode of. I prefer to get Sam and meet new people tham Jon- Sansa talking and Brienne-Tormund making eyes…we already saw two episode of this. Next time we will have to meet him in some Northern Lord’s house.

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    36. I’d love it if Tommen was actually pretending to be won over by High Sparrow. He went to his mom for guidance not two episodes ago. You’d think she’d teach him how to start playing her game. I’d be super bummed if he dies because nobody had bothered to actually do their job and teach the young king how to outmaneuver his foes. I know he’ll probably die anyway (probably from a mistake Cersei makes) but still, lets see him do something effective before that happens.

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    37. Essie Davis reminds me of Michelle (catelyn stark)

      On the subject of warging can we now stop having theories about bran warging dragons after what we saw in last episode.

      If he is to get a dragon so be it but please let it be a bonding with dragon a mutual one ..dragon and its bond with rider is more pure than warging

      Similar to wands ” dragons chooses its rider ” and ” dragon is not a slave ”

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    38. dragonbringer,

      If you note what she was wearing in ep. 5, you’ll see she’s wearing leather riding pants, like the Dothraki men wear. She’ll likely be back in dresses once she’s back at Meereen. I hope she and her riders raid a city or two before then.

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    39. ARYA IS SMILING, GUYS!!!!!!

      No Jon and Sansa? ZzzzzzzZzzzzz. I refuse to accept this lol. Jon needs some political/leadership thing to do too.

      Not surprised they are keeping everything under wraps with Bran this time. I wouldn’t be surprised if we start the episode beyond the Wall.

      Essie Davis is so beautiful and talented. Hope we get more from her. I’d like to see a scene with her interact with Arya.

      When is Lancel and his shitty tattoo going to appear?

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    40. First of all, sorry for being greedy, but booooring!
      Although, I am looking very much forward to seeing more of that theatre troupe. I mean how amazing is the casting for these actors? I wanna know everything about them and their parents 😀

      Maybe they’ll gonna have a play about the RW and that’s our tie-in to Walder Frey?

      Young Dragon,
      Based on filming spoilers

      we know that Jack Bender was filming at the Tower of Joy. So I think, Bran will have another vision of the ToJ and hence I do think that Jon will be in this episode as well.

      Dolorous Yaga (the 999th Lady Commander),
      How about Septa Unella as amuse-bouche?

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    41. dragonbringer,

      Rather spend 10 to 15 minuts or even more in the North or in Meereen than Dorne, Iron Born or High Sparrow any of that. Vaes Dothrak, Meereen and the North is where all the fun is right now at least for me.

      I would like to know what is Daeny going to do in the remaining episodes besides possibly rescuing Tyrion and Meereen with Dothraki. In the promo for te new season were bunch of Dothraki charging in what appears to be sand ( infront of Meereen gates?). Maybe just maybe going to Volantis? She needs to get to Westeros ASAP.

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    42. Flayed Potatoes,

      You can see Lancel over Unella’s left shoulder.

      keeping everything under wraps with Bran this time

      It looks like they gave a lot about Bran with the whole rider in black with a fire lantern. Not that I am complaining.

      Geralt of Rivia,

      I hate to be that guy but Daenery’s best ally was Barristan. Her story has been stagnant (imo) since she lost him.

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    43. I like how Arya is smiling and everyone else is frowning… like when (spoiler) Ken finally kills the old lady in A Fish Called Wanda.

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    44. Christine:
      Why didn’t they have Margaery’s hair chopped off like the did to Cersei?

      EXACTLY. Because there is not, nor ever was, a walk of atonement. This is the announcement that Margeary has confessed, repented and converted. High Sparrow set the is up so that Cersei would betray Tommen, in a way that Tommen will see for himself, and turn on her. Tommen told her not to tell. He told her and everyone NOT to move militarily on HS. she betrays all his wishes. He will turn on her. Cersei will freak the F out! And I am pretty sure Olenna and HS conspiring together. Olenna is now in small counsel. With Cersei out of the way, Margeray, Olenna and HS can control Tommen. Cersei will burn them all down!!!

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    45. Flayed Potatoes,

      Lancel doesn’t have a tattoo, it was cut onto his forehead last season, remember? And I hope we see him just to see Zombie Mountain kill him in a brutal way. Also I think

      Septa Unella will get killed by Zombie Mountain this episode as well

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    46. I think that Margery is manipulating the High Sparrow to save herself and Loras (especially). Tommen is getting brainwashed by the High Sparrow which would change the tide for Cersi in a very bad way. Hence her eagerness to join forces with the Tyrells. do you think?

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    47. It’s written by Cogman right? That usually means fleshing out of characters, locations and so on. I hope Aeron gets fleshed out a little, since he is one of cogmans favorite characters. Honestly, im surprised he didnt write the kingsmoot. Michael Feast is doing Well in the role, great intensity and especially his delivery of the speach during eurons drowning. And his look is really awsome.

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    48. Arya looks giddy because she just cut one in the middle of a crowd, they are not pleased

      HS asking “Are you retty to fookin rock n roll?”

      Jaime thinks, “Where the hell is Bronn when you need him?”

      Dany giving Darrio the bedroom eyes and he’s thinking, “its already been thrice today!”

      Tommen being told Ser Pounce was run over by a carriage

      Lady Crane receiving unpleasant news, probably about genital warts

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    49. Considering the episode is called Blood of My Blood and the Dany previews (both the pic here and the trailer) have been ultra generic, I think something big might happen with that storyline (and they are trying hard not to give it away).
      Drogon’s flyby from the pre-season trailers could be coming up here I guess, but unlike the Vaes Dothrak scenes, which were partly spoiled through set reports, this is truly the first time ever we don’t know what will happen with Daenerys.

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    50. Geralt of Rivia,

      Well the only way to improve those areas is by giving them more time and material..

      I really wish they spend more time on dany than the 3 mins she seems to be getting ..

      Iam wondering about whats going to happen with dany and meereen..

      I mean its obvious the masters going to attack and sons of harpy is going to kill only to be put down by dany ..i thought it will be episode 10.
      But now iam starting to wonder whether this may happen in 8 th episode and 10 th episode is where dany and tyrion meet yara and theon

      Because if dany is on the move this episode it means we will be seeing something with drogon next episode or in the 7th episode ..and don’t believe she will be taking another episode break ..

      So I expect dany to kill the sons of harpies in episode 8 .

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    51. George: Is that even a bag? It might be Bran, getting covered up and protected by Meera.

      And that’s obviously Benhands, or Coldjen, saving them. Or just plain old Benjen, establishing himself as the greatest First Ranger in history after surviving 6 seasons in the Land of Always Winter without getting killed by the Walkers.

      Or just plain surviving six seasons of GOT without having your character killed off by Martin and the showrunners.

      Watching through Season 1 now, it’s remarkable how many future corpses you see walking around – to say nothing of those who lost body parts.

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    52. I thought they will be having some faces to the dothraki but after all they faded into background as just an army..

      Which makes me even more intrigued why this is named as blood of my blood .

      I was sure drogon will be in the preview whatever episode he comes in ..maybe they are saving it for a surprise and drogon may actually appear in this episode ..

      Afterall he is dany’s blood

      So i was thinking will benjen coming and saving at the right time is also because of bran and same time he affected young benjen as well while he was warging young hodor.

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    53. Izatty: EXACTLY. Because there is not, nor ever was, a walk of atonement. This is the announcement that Margeary has confessed, repented and converted. High Sparrow set the is up so that Cersei would betray Tommen, in a way that Tommen will see for himself, and turn on her. Tommen told her not to tell. He told her and everyone NOT to move militarily on HS. she betrays all his wishes. He will turn on her. Cersei will freak the F out! And I am pretty sure Olenna and HS conspiring together. Olenna is now in small counsel. With Cersei out of the way, Margeray, Olenna and HS can control Tommen. Cersei will burn them all down!!!

      It is also possible that Margaery will come out as a saint who sacrificed herself for the people of the city – sparrows and soldiers alike – by obeying the Faith’s orders (whatever those are) and avoiding conflict.

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    54. Essie Davis is such a great actress! She was amazing in The Babadook, which was a scary psychological horror film.

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    55. I’m wondering about Dany, and that odd little smile she’s giving Daario in the preview. Does she suspect he’s a Harpy? Will she accuse him, or declare him an enemy openly? I didn’t buy the “Daario is with the Sons of the Harpy” plotline before. But with Jorah gone, I’ve thought about it more, and I see how it could be true. I look forward to how that scene plays out. I can’t imagine it’s just casual flirting between them; not with everything that’s just happened to her.

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    56. So, I’m about to ask a stupid question. No one else has commented, so I’m assuming the answer must be no, and yet I ask. Is that an incognito Waif with Arya in the top photo?

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    57. Could we get Drogon this episode? Looks like the same area where we see Drogons shadow and the shot of him flying above the Dothraki.

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    58. mau,

      Yes if the battle happens in 8 the episode I guess it should appear in the next episode ..and I don’t think peter will sit out for two episodes in a season .

      But jon and sansa can take a leave so that everyone will be present in 9 episode

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    59. aabe: It is also possible that Margaery will come out as a saint who sacrificed herself for the people of the city – sparrows and soldiers alike – by obeying the Faith’s orders (whatever those are) and avoiding conflict.

      could be. either margeary or olenna or both are playing cersei using hs.

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    60. HereBeDragons:
      Actually Really looking forward to King’s Landing this episode.

      Can’t think where the double-cross is going to come from only that I can’t truly believe that the Lannisters & Tyrells will honestly work together against the Faith Militant.

      I’m looking forward to the action in KL as well. So many possibilities for this story line and most of them mean that lots will die. Tommen is out of his league with the High Sparrow. Poor guy!

      I may be in the minority but I am also looking forward to Sam back home with Mom and Dad. I loathe Randyll Tarly and hope that Sam has some sort of moral victory. Unlikely perhaps but there is always hope.

      I continue to believe that the “mystery horseman” is Benjen

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    61. As many have said, you can’t read much into the photos – we’ve seen Jon omitted enough times as it is.

      And it is hard to think we will not see the Jon/North storyline get at least one scene this week. We know there is going to be a big battle in Episode 9; that leaves only three episodes for Jon and Sansa to get whatever houses they can find signed up for their campaign, and get the army down to Winterfell. I think that requires scenes from that plotline in each one of these episodes. And they’ve invested way too much into Jon and Sansa’s arcs so far this season not to get the payoff.

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    62. Connor:
      Essie Davis is such a great actress! She was amazing in The Babadook, which was a scary psychological horror film.

      watch Ms Fisher’s mysteries on netflix! she is awesome.

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    63. George,

      And I’m so excited! Maybe they will show Tyrion killing Tywin? The play is highly pro-Lannister, so they may not, but it will make a funny scene if they dare. Also the Joffrey character in the play seems to be a wimp, always clinging to Cersei’s skirts. Even so, the crowd was cheering for the handsome young prince. This might explain their shocked expressions and Arya’s delighted look.

      Athelstane,
      Agree. It seems they have completely omitted Jon storyline while making the synopses, as a precaution against leaks. This means the Sansa arc will also be missing, because she is with Jon most of the time.

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    64. AerynsunX,

      I think its a normal conversation between them .
      I think a lot of people will be disappointed at the end of this season where it will be shown that darrio is just who he says he is a guy who likes to fight and fuck .

      I guess you mean dany emerging from fire as a god .,when you say by what happenes to dany but that is what dany is she cares for some one to talk to laugh at their jokes and care for her ..she will not just change that because its what she wants most ..you can see how much she hurt when she knew about jorah and a good job of writers to put that scene after the rebirth .to show us dany is still same person

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    65. I do wonder if the show has given you somewhat of a book 6 spoiler. And that is the loss of Jon as a POV in the books. He’s quite secondary in his scenes since Sansa arrived at the Wall. She has the most lines, she is taking control. He’s a supporting character to her in almost every way. And based on some of the things we know this not only is going to continue but even enhance in the episodes to come. I don’t think Jon is any less important than he was, but I do wonder where it’s all headed for him.

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    66. I think I speak for everyone when I say GIMME JON AND SANSA AND THE NORTH.

      I’m a little tired of both Arya and Dany’s stories, and the show has already sped them up so considerably from the books!

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    67. Those hills behind Dany & Daario look exactly like the ones from the trailer where the Dothraki look up to see Drogon’s shadow fly over them. I’d say it’s a good bet we’ll get our first glimpse of him this episode. He’s gonna be huge.

      It’s funny that Arya is smiling at whatever is happening in the play while everyone else looks disgusted/unhappy. It reminds me of her laughing when she learned Lysa was dead.

      I can not wait to see what happens with Bran and Meera, and to finally learn who that hooded rider is.

      Please be Benjen.

      It is looking very likely that Jon and Co will sit out this episode which disappoints me because I am loving that story the most this season. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is their ‘travel’ episode and the next time we see them they’re already at Bear Island for the big parlay.

      Question:

      Which young Ned is it that’s supposed to make an appearance in this episode? Robert Aramayo or Sebastian Croft. I’m hoping for the former because that means we might get a glimpse of Lyanna and/or the ToJ but I honestly can’t remember what was reported. And if we do see either young Ned, then that must mean Bran has a vision, right? Unless it’s via Benjen recounting something about his brother. I just wanna see Ned again, LOL.

      King’s Landing: pfft, don’t care.

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    68. I think, we may get the following 7 storylines:

      -Meereen: Maybe meeting Melanie Liburd’s character? And haven’t whores gone to Meereen, at least one we can think of? *wink wink*

      -Dothraki Sea: Drogon appearance?

      -King’s Landing: Marg release etc.

      -Braavos: more theatre

      -Beyond the Wall: Bran gets rescued by rider and IMO has another vision of ToJ

      -North: Jansa or at least Jon have/has one scene

      -Reach: Sam and Gilly’s awkward dinner with the parents

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    69. mariamb,

      I definately looking foward to meeting the Traly’s.

      Some of my favourite non-book scenes have been discussions around a table…
      –Cersei & Robert’s (Our Marriage)
      –Tywin & Arya (Do you know many Stone-Masons)
      –Sansa & The Boltons (That was getting very Tense)

      And you can’t tell me we’re finally meeting Randall without him been relevent later…? (probably to do with whatever goes down this episode ;o)

      Banking it’s Benjen ;o)

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    70. jjp,

      I am sure we will have Dorne in this episode. If it was Cogman who persuaded D&D about the necessity of including the Dorne storyline in the big picture then maybe he is also the one who took on the assignment to develop it as he did with the (in)famous S5E6 last year. I hope that we will see at least Obara and Nymeria in this episode.

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    71. Nice to see a smile on poor old Arya’s face.

      Looking forward to the Kings Landing scenes, and seeing more of Essie Davis.

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    72. Elizabeth,

      My thought of how this will play out is that the waif will be told to kill Arya, will chase her through the city featuring all the Parkour looking shots we’ve seen. She thinks she has caught and cornered Arya, but Arya was just leading her to the Needle hiding place. Then Arya gives her the pointy end and GTFO’s from Bravos.

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    73. BunBunStark,

      Did that guy playing a dothraki who gave an interview about not burning died with khal Moro or is he yet to make an appearance ..

      I feel sorry for KL to think it was the place where 4 seasons centered around to become like this

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    74. Izatty,

      I had this exchange a while ago. Still thinking about it!

      SaveTheWolves:

      My thoughts on a good Jaime / Cersei conclusion.
      The show is fond of parallels. So-Cercei chooses trial by combat. Not much point to CLEGANEBOWL if Sandor doesn’t win. Cersei is bound over for execution and finally breaks from reality. Jaime returns to jailbreak another sibling. Cersei reveals her madness and plots to burn KL to the ground. Burn them all!
      Do we know who was born first-Jaime or Cersei? Jaime could be little brother. He sees that she’s mad and he hears the Mad King’s words from her mouth. With love and despair, he kills her.

      Someone else take it from there!

      VegoDread commented:
      I like this a lot – that might also be where the glimpse from the trailer of Jamie stabbing the Mad King in the back comes in

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    75. Connor,

      Agreed, but the last face Septa sees before she dies is Cersei – so I bet she does a round after Clegane slaughters them all. That’s guaranteed to happen when she goes

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    76. BunBunStark: if this is their ‘travel’ episode and the next time we see them they’re already at Bear Island for the big parlay

      I thought so too at first, but they really did not set up a parlay, did they? Wouldn’t they have alluded to inviting everyone to Bear Island? Somehow I don’t think there will be a parlay in Mormont Hall, but only cute little Lady Lyanna and then later another meeting someplace else in Ep 7 or 8…

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    77. Connor,

      Yes it has to be the first scene… And so curious to see how will Meera and Bran will manage to escape. I mean if we want to be honest it is rather strange that the NK who came in first in the cave devoted his energies in just killing (?) BR. Unless of course he is satisfied with it and lets on purpose Bran and Meera to escape since now Bran is marked and so the NK can navigate his moves through Bran…

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    78. Seems like we’ll finally get Drogon in this episode. The area they are is very similar to the one the dothraki saw his shadow in the trailers. But if he does show up, I just hope he has some interaction with Dany, now that she appear to have chosen “fire and blood”.

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    79. dragonbringer,

      Yes. I think Tyrion will be in every episode this season. Just like in S5 and S2.

      In E6 I think that Varys will leave him, and then in E7 we will have some build up to the battle, he needs to realize that his plan has failed and that there will be battle after all. In E8 we will see a battle, and E9 and E10 Dany and Tyrion will deal with Greyjoys, Missandei and GW will be left to rule in Meeren. and Dany will sail for Westeros.

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    80. Not hating at all, but I get the feeling that this episode is going to be viewed as a bit of a letdown given that it will be more setup than payoff. I realize the story needs time to catch its breath, but count me as one who can’t wait to get to the good stuff (

      BastardBowl! ToJ! Khaleesi returning to Westeros! Kings Landing carnage!

      ). Yeah, I know; I’m spoiled….

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    81. Two observations:

      1. Margerys hair is still long – is she not getting the SHAME-treatment? Does this mean Oleanna doubble-crossed Cersei?

      2. The woman at Aryas right hand is the waif, isn´t she?

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    82. Jon was a corpse for 2 episodes, so it seems fitting that he does not skip this episode. I hope he doesn’t. Maybe I’ll get that Jon/Mel conversation I want about his resurrection while they’re travelling to wherever they’re supposed to go. Or maybe they’ll all visit another place before heading to Bear Island like Deepwood Motte or wherever the Hornwoods live.

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    83. aabe,

      If they’re dramatizing that, I’ll be deeply disappointed if they don’t use the rumoured version of events that Arya and the Hound hear in ASOS’s version of the inn scene.

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    84. And I like how eventhough they killed ” Silver ” way back in season 2 at red waste ..dany still gets to ride one similar to silver in dracarys and breaker of chains episodes and this episode as well

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    85. We are definitely getting DROGON this episode! He will come and say Hi and then escort Mom and Dothraki to wherever they are going. I wish we could get a scene with Daenerys giving all the Khaleesis in VD a choice of whether to stay or take off.

      dragonbringer: Oh another new dress for dany .

      Yes, the seamstresses among the Dothraki have been superbusy.

      Mihnea: But I really love Pryce and I really loved all the scenes he had so far.

      I love Pryce too. But…. I really am completely bored by HS now – so terribly boring, but very necessary to the story to demonstrate how religious types wield power. The only thing he’s ever wanted.

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    86. http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/isaac-hempstead-wrights-bran-stark-makes-waves-north-of-the-wall

      HBO: If you were king, which character would you choose for your Hand?
      Isaac Hempstead Wright: I’d have Sansa. To be honest, I think she’d make a better queen, but she’d be a pretty mean Hand. She’s certainly had to grow a thick skin, having been bandied about by all these horrible characters, from Joffrey to Littlefinger to Ramsay. She’s also been exposed to that very cunning side of politics and seen how power corrupts. So I think she would have a very good grasp on how to rule. Plus she’s a Stark.

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    87. Christine,

      Exactly! If she was really going to do a walk of shame her hair would’ve been cut. I think Jaime and Cersei got tricked?

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    88. Flayed Potatoes,

      I think it is possible to have Jon in this episode, but I don’t think they will visit any other place other than Bear Island.

      I think that the show will need to exlain where they are going and why all the Northern lords will be at BI, before we see them there. Or they will save that for E7.

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    89. mau,

      Yeah that’s exactly how I see things happening at the meereen and with dany as well ..
      But I doubt we will be seeing them in episode 9 ..I hope they are present though and that episode is like hardhome and not like blackwater or watchers in the wall in terms of structure .

      I guess we won’t get any naval battle so greyjoys will come after the battle is ended ..

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    90. Jenny,

      It won’t be. We have confirmation that Meereen will be in that episode as well, and the Riverlands.

      E9 will be like Hardhome. It won’t be just one place, like S2E0 or S4E9.

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    91. dragonbringer,

      We will see them, because we saw pictures of Meereen from E9. Don’t ask me to find that photo, you will need to trust me, because I really can’t search for that now.

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    92. Sue the Fury:
      Connor,

      Maybe, but you really can’t judge much by which six pics we get on Wednesdays. They show a pretty narrow amount of what we’re going to see in each episode. For instance, they gave us no photos of Sam’s storyline.

      I would assume that more photos pop up, which may include Sam’s family, when updates are given later in the week. Isn’t that usually Friday?

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    93. Re: Dany taking what she wants. Sounds like the Ironborn philosophy, doesn’t it? as in paying the Iron price by taking what they want.

      Maybe she and Yara will get along famously, two women with conqueror souls meeting up. Dany should be back in Meereen right around the time Yara and Theon sail in. Obviously, that’s where I think Yara and Theon are going. Uncle Euron gave them a great idea, particularly since Yara stated in her Kingsmoot speech that she wanted to show the rest of Westeros that the Ironborn are a force to be reckoned with. Each woman has what the other needs: Dany needs the ships, Yara needs the method.

      Tyrion met Theon when the Lannisters went to Winterfell in the first episodes. I wonder if Tyrion will make more eunuch jokes, or keep his mouth shut about it?

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    94. Nadia: I think I speak for everyone when I say GIMME JON AND SANSA AND THE NORTH.

      Not everyone. 😉 Most certainly not for me. Jon’s story for me, has been a let-down so far, after all the hype of in-between seasons. Hoping it picks up in drama by Ep. 9 or so. Sansa has become very interesting to me after the last episode – I want to see which road she takes, but I can take a break. I certainly NEED a break from the Wall, though. I am extremely eager for Sam/Gilly, Bran’s escape, Daenerys and most of all, DROGON! 🙂

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    95. mau,

      Well I trust you …and its a happy news for me that they will appear in that episode.

      Maybe having battle of fire and ice in same episode.

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    96. Thronetender: Tyrion met Theon when the Lannisters went to Winterfell in the first episodes. I wonder if Tyrion will make more eunuch jokes, or keep his mouth shut about it?

      If Theon meets Tyrion, he can tell Tyrion a thing or two about his wife’s wedding night. That should shut him up.

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    97. Nadia:
      I think I speak for everyone when I say GIMME JON AND SANSA AND THE NORTH.

      I’m a little tired of both Arya and Dany’s stories, and the show has already sped them up so considerably from the books!

      Yeah the combined total of 8 minutes of Arya story so far this year really needs to be lessened. MOAR JON!!!111

      I actually feel excited by the pictures being so boring. I feel like that means exciting things are afoot. 🙂

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    98. Can somebody remind me because I don’t remember, but does Arya know that Joffrey is dead and if so how? Does she know Sansa was accused of having something to do with it?

      Arya could be smiling in the photo because it shows Sansa killing Joffrey and Arya would be amused and pleased with her. Never knew you had it in ya, sis.

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    99. Kamali,

      Remember the scene between hound and arya at the gates of eyrie ..
      She knows joffery was poisoned and killed but I don’t think she knows sansa is suspected of it..

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    100. mau:
      dragonbringer,

      We will see them, because we saw pictures of Marian form E9. Don’t ask me to find that photo, you will need to trust, because I really can’t search for that now.

      dragonbringer,
      Here is the photo that Mau is referring to, which clearly shows 609HD
      http://puu.sh/ogTIO/09f528dded.png
      That picture comes from the Journey to Spain video
      https://youtu.be/GiptuC0_Qbo?t=32s

      And to my eye it seems to match this bit of filming news (I believe it was later confirmed that Emilia Clarke was there)
      http://watchersonthewall.com/new-spoiler-report-on-the-north-and-the-riverlands/

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    101. Kamali:
      Can somebody remind me because I don’t remember, but does Arya know that Joffrey is dead and if so how? Does she know Sansa was accused of having something to do with it?

      Arya could be smiling in the photo because it shows Sansa killing Joffrey and Arya would be amused and pleased with her. Never knew you had it in ya, sis.

      She def knows. She told the Hound she would have liked to kill him and he said “I’d pay good money to see that.”

      I was wondering if she knew Sansa was married to Tyrion? I don’t think that ever came up.

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    102. SaveTheWolves:
      Izatty,

      I had this exchange a while ago. Still thinking about it!

      SaveTheWolves:

      My thoughts on a good Jaime / Cersei conclusion.
      The show is fond of parallels. So-Cercei chooses trial by combat. Not much point to CLEGANEBOWL if Sandor doesn’t win. Cersei is bound over for execution and finally breaks from reality. Jaime returns to jailbreak another sibling. Cersei reveals her madness and plots to burn KL to the ground. Burn them all!
      Do we know who was born first-Jaime or Cersei? Jaime could be little brother. He sees that she’s mad and he hears the Mad King’s words from her mouth. With love and despair, he kills her.

      Someone else take it from there!

      VegoDread commented:
      I like this a lot – that might also be where the glimpse from the trailer of Jamie stabbing the Mad King in the back comes in

      yes! But more than JUST burn them all, Cersei will be responsible for Tommen dying in this scenario. SHE will have (self) fulfilled Maggy the Frog’s prophesy. Many people think the prophesy says Cersei outlives her kids, but in the show she does not say that. She also does not say anything about Valonqar. I think D&D did that to 1) leave themselves room and 2) TOO much foreshadowing of “little brother.”

      But, Cersei is ULTIMATELY responsible for her children’s deaths because of her machinations. She has made this a self fulfilled prophecy. And, self fulfilled prophecies are very similar to the closed loop time travel Bran is doing. We are all responsible for our own fate.

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    103. I want to know whatever became of Craster’s daughters. Last I saw them, they were “going our own way” north of the wall, after Jon and company burned the Keep. They are, potentially, the only folks left north of the wall.

      I’m sorry Osha died without revealing her secrets. She clearly knew things about the Walkers and the Three-eyed-raven etc, but wouldn’t tell Bran.

      Craster’s daughters also know about the Walkers. Gilly knows. It’s so strange that no one(Jon or Sam) ever thought to ask her about it. Sam is far too obsessed with Gilly’s honey pot to think of anything else.

      Looking forward to finding out what happened inside the tower of Joy. Ned started up the stairs carrying Dawn. It bugs me that he killed Arthur with his own sword and took it up those stairs. I don’t think he had any right to touch that sword. Anyway, what girl wants her nosy brother butting into her business and barging in on her while she’s giving birth….carrying a sword?!

      I wonder if Bran is powerful enough to alter the future by affecting the past. It seems he might be!

      I’m eager to find out how Deny convinces the Dothraki to part ways with tradition and end slave-holding. She’s the Khaleesi, so I guess they’ll do what she says; but, it’s much better to sway them to her onw thinking. Anyway, most of the Dothraki are slaves themselves.

      Only 4 more episodes to go!

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    104. …and one more thing. When Deny gets back to Mereen, I want her to hang Tyrion by his ankles and beat him like a pinata.

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    105. Kit said there’s an episode that’s all about Jon and his story. Given that they’re not focusing on any character development for him, it’s most likely the battle he’s talking about. E9 will be all about Bastardbowl.

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    106. Christine,

      …Yeah. And don’t you have to confess before you walk atonement? I didn’t see Margery confess to anything. Unless she confessed after she met with Loras and saw his bad state.

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    107. Nadia,

      Why so people can keep complaining Jon is sidelined and not developed at the same time getting most of the screentime in every episodes..

      If they who get most of the screentime hasnt been developed that much means then how can people like dany and arya who keeps getting 3 mins can be developed.

      Jay Targ,

      Thank you for those link… I remember reading them but thought it must be from episode 10.

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    108. Thanks mau and Laura

      I wonder since we never saw Bran wake up if he’ll be stuck in the past, encountering scene after scene for the rest of the season, only waking up after he has learned “everything.”

      I’m trying to remember if we saw any other promotional pics of him outside of a vision that wasn’t in episodes 1-5.

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    109. Icekhione,

      What an overreaction. Worthy of an eye roll or two. Jon is by far my favorite character and while I’m on alert about Sansa’s misplaced trust issues or self-serving machinations (if you fall into the alarmist camp) and the repercussions they may create for not only Jon but for those who will follow Jon into battle, I have always understood that this show will try its best to give every character its due time. Jon died and saw nothing on the other side, he came back sad and disillusioned but he came back as the same decent, well-intentioned human being he’s always been. I’m glad he didn’t devolve into a vengeance seeking, merciless, stone-hard type of man to join the many vengeance seeking, fire and blood characters that already exist in Westeros. Good/decent people like Jon stand out and are needed if humanity is to survive. I understand that you wanted to see more of him questioning his second chance at life but the dude hasn’t had any time to do that, what with his long lost sister showing up and requesting his support, he’s had the perfect excuse to ignore dealing with his trauma. Most human beings do this, they tend to put off what is painful and what is difficult. Who is to say that Jon won’t have to deal with it later on? Didn’t Kit indicate that there will be a Jon centric episode this season? Can’t you be patient and see what they actually do to his season 6 arc before declaring that the show is somehow ruining a character? There are five episodes left in the season, are they not?

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    110. An old foe comes back into the picture. This has to be Walder Frey. I just don’t see how he fits into this episode. Maybe Frey learns about Walda’s death? The casting call sounds like Walda’s father.

      Gilly meets Sam’s family. My favorite. D&D going off book to a place Martin only mentions. Hopefully, they don’t forget to include the Citadel and its cast of mysterious characters

      Arya faces a difficult choice. This has to be about more than a role in the theatre troupe. Arya *faces*…but why do they need Lady Crane’s face?

      Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow. War in the streets or just a pissing contest?

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    111. Well we know Sam will have dinner with Tarlys
      We know Ned actor from ToJ appears briefly
      We know from trailer Bran and Meera are about to meet up with a rider…a brother beyond the wall *Benjen joy*
      And I’m positive we’ll see Jon and the gang.
      Oh yeah–and old foe? I’d be surprised if that wasn’t Walder Frey.

      So along with Arya, KL and Dany visits…another jam packed episode.

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    112. Im so hyped for this episode!!!!!!

      The Lannister, Tyrell, Sparrow clusterfuck has been brewing for so long, and I just wanna see shit start to go down!!!!

      I hope we get huge developments there, because KL hasn’t been in the focus enough IMO 🙂

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    113. Btw, does anyone know the current tally of which characters have had the most screentime this season?
      It will be interesting . Generally, its Tyrion and Cersei who get the bulk of the share, but I don’t think so this season.

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    114. Is there a reason to believe the 2nd half of the TOJ will not be in episode 6?

      Am I wrong, wasn’t Jack Bender seen on the TOJ set during filming?

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    115. Something from episode 1 got me thinking that it wasn’t the Sons of the Harpy that burned Danys ships, why would they burn her entire fleet if they want her to leave?? My bet is that Euron did it, just before he got to the Iron islands, he did say in the last episode that he wants to marry Dany and give her his ships to conquer Westoros….so that’s my bet, Euron burned the ships.

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    116. Tycho Nestoris:
      An old foe comes back into the picture. This has to be Walder Frey. I just don’t see how he fits into this episode. Maybe Frey learns about Walda’s death?

      Maybe. But I think he will react to Blackfish taking Riverrun.

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    117. HelloThere,

      I think we are getting the rest of the Tower of Joy in the season finale, sadly. The actor playing young Ned said that he will be in this upcoming episode briefly and then again in episode 10.

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    118. matt: Then Arya gives her the pointy end and GTFO’s from Bravos.

      I think Arya will kill the Waif, put on the Waif’s face and head to Westeros. So “Arya” will be in Westeros, but not Maisie Williams. So Maisie’s filming time could be less, but not Arya’s screentime.

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    119. Connor,

      That makes me happy tbh.

      There are other pressing matters in the narrative that need attention right now, and Jon Snow’s parentage aren’t one of them. For me, that just feels like a reveal that needs to happen later.

      Im more focused on conflicts at hand.

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    120. Sansa and Jon’s storyline combined is the most important story arc of the season BY FAR, anything outside of north pales a great deal in comparison so i honestly hope that they don’t put them aside this episode, specially after last episode’s dynamics between the two.

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    121. aabe: If Theon meets Tyrion, he can tell Tyrion a thing or two about his wife’s wedding night. That should shut him up.

      oooh, I forgot about that scene, with Theon watching. Hmmm, Tyrion was very fond of Sansa, wasn’t he? Will this anger him enough to be way more enthusiastic about getting into the battle and doing something to or against Ramsay to pay Ramsay back for Ramsay’s abuse of Sansa? I don’t think Tyrion will be jealous, or angry at all at Sansa. After all, he did say to Cersei he wondered which of the two, Sansa or Loras, was getting the worst deal. But I do think he’d be upset that anyone abused her. He admired her spirit: Lady Sansa, I do believe you will outlive us all (or something to that effect) This gets more and more interesting.

      especially since there were scenes filmed of him and Shae. Maybe he will start to feel even more guilty about Shae and want to do something to help Sansa to set his Karma straight?

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    122. VegoDread:
      Is there a reason to believe the 2nd half of the TOJ will not be in episode 6?

      Am I wrong, wasn’t Jack Bender seen on the TOJ set during filming?

      There was a report in some local paper in Robert Aramayo’s (Young Ned) hometown saying the actor would be seen briefly in ep 6 and more substantially in ep. 10 so now everyone thinks they’re saving the TOJ for ep. 10 and I tend to agree.

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    123. I guess I don’t understand what people are talking about when they suggest Margaery may be “converting.” She, Cersei and pretty much most of King’s Landing, not to mention most of Westeros are followers of the Faith of the Seven. The Great Sept of Baelor is the center of the Faith, where the crown has had all the weddings, funerals, Ned beheadings. The High Sparrow and the Faith Militant aren’t wanting to convert them, they want to make them confess their sins/crimes and punish them.

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    124. mau,

      Good point. That would align more with Merret’s role in aSoS. I still think the Freys find out about Walda and more importantly Roose Jr. Insults to Freys don’t tend to be forgotten.

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    125. Clob,

      The only thing I can think of is Margaery becoming a Septa?… i dunno… or maybe she will pretend to be a sparrow
      Clearly Margaery isn’t doing the Walk of Atonement since her hair is not cut

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    126. Thronetender: Tyrion was very fond of Sansa, wasn’t he?

      Tyrion: “Sansa’s not a killer,…… yet.”

      Clob: I guess I don’t understand what people are talking about when they suggest Margaery may be “converting.”

      Perhaps “converting” to the Sparrow’s way of thinking? She’ll be a humble queen, a people’s queen. Wear simple, modest clothes, spend her days doing good?

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    127. We might get more of the vision Bran was in when the episode ended, in the promo it shows us that Bran is in his vision state still. Maybe more young Lyanna? Doubt it though.

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    128. Maybe they’ll gonna have a play about the RW and that’s our tie-in to Walder Frey?

      I’d guess they would have the actors playing the same roles, which would be the PW.

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    129. Kamali: Can somebody remind me because I don’t remember, but does Arya know that Joffrey is dead and if so how? Does she know Sansa was accused of having something to do with it?

      Yes, she knew Joff was dead, but I don’t think she knew if Sansa was accused as accomplice. But she DIDN’T know that Sansa had to marry Tyrion – seeing it on stage was the first she learned of it, as far as I can remember. I don’t think it was ever mentioned around her that Sansa and Tyrion were married.

      Also, even though it was a clumsy reenactment, she saw Ned’s head roll for the first time on stage, too. Remember, Jory hid her face from the actual beheading, then there was a scene of flying birds. Arya didn’t see Ned’s head come off. Seeing any of this has to take a huge toll on her psyche. Arya isn’t one to channel her angst in a ladylike manner, either. She’s going to blow, and I think the Waif is going to get knocked around at least a little.

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    130. Connor:
      Inquisitor1961,

      Benjen will save Meera and Bran from the wights. No doubt about that. My bets are in the very first scene?

      No chance that it could be

      Howland Reed, who began his trek north when Jojen died, himself being a green seer, perhaps???? 🙂

      He could tie in nicely with the TOJ flashback to confirm to Bran (and Jon?) who the baby is!!

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    131. Kay: She’ll be a humble queen, a people’s queen. Wear simple, modest clothes, spend her days doing good?

      She was already doing good. The people loved her. They didn’t seem to mind a little cleavage or side boob. Speaking of side boob, they certainly loved her more than they loved Joffrey. Maybe HS knows this and that’s one reason he let her see Loras.

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    132. I believe this is the episode where we will see Davos visiting Shereen’s burn site and Benjen/Cold Hands.

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    133. Do you guys think it crazy that the part I’m most looking forward to on Sun i a likely very short scene with James Faulkner? I think he is the perfect casting. I have seen him as Marcellus in the two part series Ben Hur and as Lord Sinderby in Downton Abbey. As Marcellus he played a similar role to that of Randyll Tarly. As Sinderby he played a jewish Lord whose son wanted to marry a christian woman. Let’s say he was not amused about that.
      Can’t wait!

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    134. HereBeDragons,

      Thank you for that. I completely agree with you. It is the throne room in King’s Landing. I was only looking at the archway behind and didn’t consider the full picture.

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    135. Anon: …and one more thing. When Deny gets back to Mereen, I want her to hang Tyrion by his ankles and beat him like a pinata

      Why? at least there’s still a city, and at peace. Varys mentioned there being no killings in a fortnight – two weeks. Actually, that’s one of the few times I can remember the show mentioning a specific passage of current time. But Tyrion held the fort – not the ships, though, but Grey Worm should have had them guarded better.

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    136. I’d be very very surprised if there was no Tower of Joy in this episode. Not only because it is known that Aramayo is in it, but also because, apart from the phrase being meaningful to the Dothraki, I can think of no relation that would be a more literal embodiment of “blood of my blood” than “child of my sibling”.

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    137. ArrySnow: Do you guys think it crazy that the part I’m most looking forward to on Sun i a likely very short scene with James Faulkner?

      Not crazy at all, I’m looking forward to seeing this “legendary” soldier and vicious father, too. Maybe Sam will be lucky, and not have to endure Randyll too long, because Randyll will be getting a call to march to Kings Landing soon.

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    138. Direwolf Lvr: No chance that it could be

      I don’t think so, but given that Meera’s father was pointed out by name in the TOJ flashback, I think it’s possible Meera might take Bran to meet him after they go south of the Wall (or maybe Bran asks Meera to take him there after he sees the rest of the TOJ flashback?)

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    139. Laura,

      My point exactly, even though his part was filmed inside studio, the only reason for him to be on the exterior set would be for continudity.

      Meaning, we should expect part 2 of TOJ in episode 6.

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    140. Kay: I think Arya will kill the Waif, put on the Waif’s face and head to Westeros. So “Arya” will be in Westeros, but not Maisie Williams. So Maisie’s filming time could be less, but not Arya’s screentime.

      Hmmm…
      They might very well do that, actually.

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    141. Thronetender,

      But what’s he doing eating dinner with his family? He should be chopping fingers in Maidenpool. Seriously, I am happy we get met Sam’s family with Gilly (and Sam) there. I predict a group hug after dinner.

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    142. Clob:
      I guess I don’t understand what people are talking about when they suggest Margaery may be “converting.”She, Cersei and pretty much most of King’s Landing, not to mention most of Westeros are followers of the Faith of the Seven.The Great Sept of Baelor is the center of the Faith, where the crown has had all the weddings, funerals, Ned beheadings.The High Sparrow and the Faith Militant aren’t wanting to convert them, they want to make them confess their sins/crimes and punish them.

      They mean the Sparrows sect; not everyone that believes in the Faith of the Seven is a Sparrow.

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    143. What I don’t get is why everyone expects Margaery to even need to do a walk of atonement. She needs to confess and seek penance, but do the faith just dole out the exact same punishment to everyone? She is accused of lying to keep her brother out of prison. Cersei was accused of incest, adultery, treason, and conspiring to murder the king. Surely those are more serious crimes deserving of a more serious punishment?

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    144. dragonbringer,

      That’s how I saw Daario initially; just a guy who wants to get paid (and laid). Personally, I don’t think he’s with the Sons of the Harpy. But these alternate theories just got me thinking about it. Maybe too much.

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    145. Anon:
      …and one more thing. When Deny gets back to Mereen, I want her to hang Tyrion by his ankles and beat him like a pinata.

      Why? He’s just doing what effective Hands of the King/Queen do.

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    146. Tycho Nestoris:
      An old foe comes back into the picture. This has to be Walder Frey. I just don’t see how he fits into this episode. Maybe Frey learns about Walda’s death?

      My guess is Walder Frey will have a scene with Edmure Tully (in the dungeons, or in his hall) talking about sending him to a “hangout” outside Riverrun.

      Which means Tobias Menzies in this episode!!

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    147. Adam:
      What I don’t get is why everyone expects Margaery to even need to do a walk of atonement. She needs to confess and seek penance, but do the faith just dole out the exact same punishment to everyone? She is accused of lying to keep her brother out of prison. Cersei was accused of incest, adultery, treason, and conspiring to murder the king. Surely those are more serious crimes deserving of a more serious punishment?

      Because Cersei said that Tommen supposedly told her that the High Sparrow told him that Margaery is doing a Walk of Atonement?

      Which really doesn’t make any sense, since the High Sparrow already said last season that the Mother’s Mercy (atonement) is different depending on the sin/crime, so you would expect that atonement for lying while defending your brother would be different from marital infidelity…

      So either the Sparrow is manipulating Tommen through Margaery or Cersei is straight up lying about what Tommen told her.

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    148. orange,

      The wall is so different in the books at this point in terms of characters

      (no edd, no thorne, no sansa, no davos, no Brienne, I don’t even think Tormund is there).

      Even if Jon ghosts around for a bit, I would expect that to be a PoV.

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    149. Connor:
      Essie Davis is such a great actress! She was amazing in The Babadook, which was a scary psychological horror film.

      I saw The Babadook, but I love her even more as Phryne Fisher in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries:

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    150. Kamali:
      Thanks mau and Laura

      I wonder since we never saw Bran wake up if he’ll be stuck in the past, encountering scene after scene for the rest of the season, only waking up after he has learned “everything.”

      I’m trying to remember if we saw any other promotional pics of him outside of a vision that wasn’t in episodes 1-5.

      I think that’s possible.
      We might even see the Three Eyed Raven again in a vision of the past?

      Remember we heard Max Von Sydow in the very first promo for season 6 say

      “We watch, we listen, and we remember”
      That hasn’t happened yet…(unless they cut that scene, but I doubt it?)

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    151. Icekhione,

      So you can’t have a slower episode without it being a snoozefest ? Why are you even watching this show,go watch Marvel movies or whatever crap where you need action every 10 minutes otherwise the ADHD kiddies might be upset .

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    152. orange,

      You do know a lot of POV characters scenes in the books are actually not conversations, but a lot of inner thoughts, dreams and visions. Which we the reader can experience, hard to show that on screen. Conversations doesn’t mean you’re a secondary character. Robb Stark was not a POV character and he had a lot to say, just as much as Catelyn.

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    153. Kay: Not everyone. Most certainly not for me. Jon’s story for me, has been a let-down so far, after all the hype of in-between seasons. Hoping it picks up in drama by Ep. 9 or so. Sansa has become very interesting to me after the last episode – I want to see which road she takes, but I can take a break. I certainly NEED a break from the Wall, though. I am extremely eager for Sam/Gilly, Bran’s escape, Daenerys and most of all, DROGON!

      well they have already left the wall:P
      And the Northern storyline has been the most interesting of this season by far.

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    154. Tycho Nestoris:
      orange,

      The wall is so different in the books at this point in terms of characters

      Even if Jon ghosts around for a bit, I would expect that to be a PoV.

      I hope Jon will return as a PoV, but the chances it will happen in the first chapters of Winds is less. Because Melisandre was introduced as a Wall PoV. It looks like she will be our eyes in Castle Black for a while. If she was a one-off PoV, Martin could have used some descriptive title for her chapter, like ‘The Red Priestess’ or ‘the Red Woman’, like he did with the initial chapters of minor PoVs (Asha, Arianne, Arys, Barristan all had some descriptive PoV titles, whereas Theon, Davos, Jaime, Brienne and Cersei did not).

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    155. Adam,

      yea thats one thing about the overly pious and specifically the High Sparrow. His own crusade veers into unjust treatment of royalty on the grounds of peoples envy, which in itself seems to me like a transgression on its own.

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    156. lord of blogfell:
      Danny,

      its sad but i disagree i didn’t see myself saying that jon is by far my favorite you can consider me fanboy of him, but in all seasons jon’s arc(i am not even sure he have one this year) this year is dissapointing all the hype i have for him in episode 2 get lost he should have been one of the character who should have a character devellopement after what happening we are at the half of the season and jon still didn’t have “the talk” with mel…i never saw him so silent in all the season combine he was interesting when he was a dead body at the begining of the season…he had one fanservice moment in ep 3 and than nothing…..sansa pretty own his pink letter scenne from the books,have more lines than him, steal the show in like every north scene when he is just a mute and give 3 or 4 lie by episode i REALLY hope his special episode is not just a battle i want to see the good diplomat ,strategist, and natural leader who get the respect of tough men like mance rayder,tormund and stannis, jon have brain before having muscles….and like some people said he is just some supportive character now … i really hope he will have a big moment the “north is remembered” from the synopsis of episode 7..i really don’t like how they handle jon when they were doing a exellent job in the previous season…

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    157. aabe,

      I take your point (Theon, Arya have descriptive titles though). I wouldn’t mind Mel’s PoV. I do think Jon’s warging will be prominent and a ghost PoV is plausible.

      Edit: sorry read right over “initially”

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    158. Kay: I think Arya will kill the Waif, put on the Waif’s face and head to Westeros. So “Arya” will be in Westeros, but not Maisie Williams. So Maisie’s filming time could be less, but not Arya’s screentime.

      That would be interesting since we have a hint that the Waif knows Lord Frey. Does Walder know the Waif?

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    159. We usuall

      George: My pick would be Felicity Jones…but of course it won’t be her! LOL

      ahahah, no, she will probably be played by a lesser known actress.

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    160. I’m in agreement with those who are saying that the photos aren’t whetting their appetites, however, going from the trailer and what we know is going to happen, I’m still looking forward to the episode. Even if Jon and Sansa are not in the episode (fingers crossed for a surprise cameo), I’m looking forward to it for the Bran and Meera scenes (with a possible appearance from Benjen. I’ve been looking forward to his return since the previously on segment of 5×10 was leaked before the episode aired), more of Arya and the play (I’m finally beginning to enjoy her storyline again. Get yourself over to Westeros, girl!) and the scene of Sam and his famiy (we’ve had precious little of him this season and I’m eager for more). Kings Landing really does not interest me anymore, and unfortunately for me, we seem to be getting quite a lot of it this episode (hey, I hope everyone who likes KL enjoys it for me!) and I’m not expecting to be interested in Dany’s storyline much either, but to my surprise I did enjoy one of her scenes earlier in the season, so maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised again.

      *crosses fingers and toes for a TeamJansa scene*

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    161. Thronetender: Why? at least there’s still a city, and at peace. Varys mentioned there being no killings in a fortnight – two weeks. Actually, that’s one of the few times I can remember the show mentioning a specific passage of current time. But Tyrion held the fort – not the ships, though, but Grey Worm should have had them guarded better.

      IIRC, Anon hates every single noble person in the series, especially Ned and Tyrion. I’m not sure what would be worth watching, in that case, but perhaps (s)he enjoys watching the many heads roll.

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    162. Ginevra: That would be interesting since we have a hint that the Waif knows Lord Frey. Does Walder know the Waif?

      We do? I have forgotten about this. I think Arya would know that if she went back to the RL with her own face, she might be recognized. But not with the Waif’s face. I also wonder: if she did go back with the Waif’s face, would she meet Mel?

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    163. George: Is that even a bag? It might be Bran, getting covered up and protected by Meera.

      And that’s obviously Benhands, or Coldjen, saving them. Or just plain old Benjen, establishing himself as the greatest First Ranger in history after surviving 6 seasons in the Land of Always Winter without getting killed by the Walkers.

      But isn’t this a trap? Like a faceless walker, if something like this exists? Basically the Night’s King sacrifices some wights, sends a false savior for Bran, who brings them to the wall. Because the Night’s King tagged Bran this is how they breach the wall.

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    164. Essie’s having Babadook flashbacks…

      HOW are we at the halfway point of the season already?! Too fast! Too fast!

      ?

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    165. Thronetender,

      If he finds out about Sansa’s marriage, Tyrion will be sad for her, but I doubt Ramsay will be alive to face any consequences by the time Tyrion and/or Dany returns to Westeros. In the books, I fiercely hope for Tyrion-Sansa reunion to happen in the Vale. Tyrion had promised the Mountain Clans that ‘I will give you the Vale of Arryn’, and he would have, if other things had not got in the way. The Alayne chapter from Winds has introduced us to more characters from the Vale. It looks like a set-up for something eventful to happen to Sansa, but it could also be a set-up for a Targaryen resurgence in the Vale. In the show, they keep feeding us Robin Arryn’s obsession about throwing people down the Moondoor – would be cool if Tyrion came flying on a dragon to meet him.

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    166. George: I think that’s possible.
      We might even see the Three Eyed Raven again in a vision of the past?

      Remember we heard Max Von Sydow in the very first promo for season 6 say

      “We watch, we listen, and we remember”
      That hasn’t happened yet…(unless they cut that scene, but I doubt it?)

      I love where you’re going with this.

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    167. Have to say, on the “Next Week” we get a very quick glance of Randyll Tarly merely staring at Sam across the Table

      Just that mere shot of staring with the vibe he gives off….seems like he’s been excellently cast but will have to see how he interacts and plays the part

      GoT seems to have an issue in making Bannermen castles ridiculously large though…

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    168. dragonbringer: Which makes me even more intrigued why this is named as blood of my blood .

      I saw this on imgur – Someone highlighted a passage from Hedge Knight, where they speak of Maekar and his sons using the words “They are blood of his blood.” It is used in a father-son relation context. I admit that uncle-son relation is more apt for ‘blood of my blood’, because Ned calls Jon ‘his blood’, but I think we will have some father/child theme in this episode, for example:
      (i) Tommen finding the truth about his parentage (see his shocked look in the photo – but then he always look a bit gormless, poor lad).
      (ii) Tower of Joy and the North – Ned/Jon (Sansa will say bastard or not, Jon is blood of Ned’s blood. )
      (iii) Randyll/Sam – this we are sure about. Also Randyll/Sam/Little Sam, maybe?
      (iv) Walder Frey/numerous others (especially Walda)

      Or it could be all about uncles – Brynden/Edmure/Sansa, Jaime/Tommen, Benjen/Bran, Kevan/Cersei/Jaime, Ned/Jon, etc.

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    169. Randyll Tarly is my most hated character in all of asoiaf just from his one interaction with Brienne in AFFC… Just made my blood boil.

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    170. I am hoping Kl gets a good bit of time/progression at least this episode cos it kinda feels it has taken a hit, to let other storylines to the forefront.

      Quite happy for the Jon/Sansa story to take a break cos it’s had a lot of focus this season. Would like Meereen to have one off too but that seems to be a long shot!

      Can imagine the Sam scenes will be quite amusing and end up quite sweet.

      Looking forward to Arya’s scenes, I enjoyed the play last week.

      Bran’s getting really interesting so will be good to see them again in the aftermath of last week.

      I don’t think you miss your favourite storylines so much when you binge watch it (I did that seasons 1-4) but when you watch week to week it’s harder!

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    171. HelloThere:
      Randyll Tarly is my most hated character in all of asoiaf just from his one interaction with Brienne in AFFC… Just made my blood boil.

      He is probably jealous that Brienne is an excellent fighter but his own son, Sam, is a craven. He might even blame the gods for giving the fighting skills to a woman like Brienne but none to his son. I felt angry at his treatment of Brienne, but I also felt a tinge of pity for him.

      Ghosts Lunch,
      In the preview, Randyll Tarly face looked like he was thinking ‘if not for guest’s right I would have strangled them already’

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    172. blood of my blood really is a fantastic episode title to encompass scenes with:

      Bran and Benjen
      Sam and the Tarlys
      Dany and Drogon
      Arya and her “family”
      Margery and Loras
      Cersei and Jaime
      Jons link to Dany

      My predictions this Sunday:

      I think Loras is toast this week.. Maergery will surely only be released when she repents for her sin after Loras confesses (which he’s pretty close to doing).

      It’s revealed that either the contract on Lady C is from Cersei or the FM want Lady C’s face to infiltrate the troupe when they go to Westeros.

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    173. Kay,

      I think the Waif reacted to Arya getting up not Walder Frey being on the list. The parallel editing makes it appear as if the Waif reacted to the Frey name. Plus, other than the BwoB or maybe Jaim, no one in the RL can I.D. Arya.

      alienarea,

      Benjen really is a wild card at this point. There’s actually more info about CH. Both (as well as Meera and Bran themselves) should know that passing the wall would compromise the ward though.

      Whoever that rider is though will help Bran. I know that the wights at the cave tried to hurt Bran. Still, I can’t shake the feeling that the NK doesn’t want to harm Bran as much as use him (join the dark side, luke?). I feel like Bran’s story is going to be the WTF moment grrm told D&D.

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    174. First off, this is going to be a relatively short episode, with just over 50 minutes.. Considering how KL has a huge set-piece here, I’m willing to believe they’ll at least take 10 minutes during the overall episode. Then you have the Tarly’s, which I also think will take some time to introduce, especially if we’re already getting a full table-scene. Then that just leaves just a bit over half an hour for the rest of the scenes: Arya, Bran, Dany. We may get a bit of the North-storyline, because it really fits well with the theme.

      Okay, I’m going to try and match the episode theme, to the storylines (blood of my blood = family/loyalty).

      Dany: Drogon returns, he’s blood of Dany’s blood. Mother and prodical son.
      Arya: Since the play is very “anti-North”, I’ll just assume that Sansa poison Joff in the play, and that’s why Arya smiles. She’s reminded of her family in a positive way.
      KL: “He’s torn our family apart” – Jaime. Tommen is probably going to be caught in the middle of the HS’s set-up (You still doubt me? Tell your mother a secret and see what happens) and Cersei’s subsequent scheming. It’s going to backfire so hard that Tommen will again accuse Cersei of abusing his trust (which will make him believe the HS’ word even moreso and orders and sends Jaime away I’d reckon, hence why he has to leave KL so abruptly as we see him in Lannister-red at Riverrun. Maybe even banished from the King’s Guard! #Loyalty.
      Bran: It’s Benjen, in some form. There’s nobody else out there that would be that heroic at this point. As for flashback, we’re probably going to see Lyanna again, so we know that ties into Blood of my blood quite, quite substantially.
      Walder Frey: I’m expecting him to be the old foe coming back into the picture. As “Bran learns a great deal” was a massive understatement, I do wonder what we get to see here. It fits the family/loyalty-theme if the Blackfish makes his reappearance here.

      Possible:
      – JonSa: Begging Northern houses for their loyalty fits with the theme.

      Unlikely:
      – Meereen: I don’t think we’ll get Tyrion here.. Unless he has the vision of someone here, which would touch upon his former loyalties, but it’s a stretch. GW and Missandei are fiercely loyal to Dany, so they might oppose a Dwarf-plan more openly after begrudgingly agreeing the last time?
      – Ironborn: They can breath a bit for now. Thinking about it, the Kingsmoot (9 minutes) would’ve been more suited for this episode if you think about the theme. Considering the short length of this episode, it would’ve fit timewise and thematically. They can have scenes in the next episode, because they’re essentially in exile, so they are “broken men”.

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    175. Tycho Nestoris: I think the Waif reacted to Arya getting up not Walder Frey being on the list. The parallel editing makes it appear as if the Waif reacted to the Frey name.

      Huh! I’ve watched that scene more than once (since I’ve watched all the episodes more than once) and it never even occurred to me that the Waif reacted to anything BUT Arya getting up. Nothing to do with W. Frey! The Waif was simply taken aback at Arya’s tenacity.

      Ser Oromis Locke: Unlikely:
      – Meereen: I don’t think we’ll get Tyrion here.

      You don’t think Varys will set sail in this episode?

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    176. Thronetender,

      Even though I don’t think dany will be mad with tyrion..

      Am disappointed that dany was not the one who achieved peace by compromising..
      Tyrion is basically having her storyline in ADWD .

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    177. U know what’s the most amusing complaint to me about this show. People crying about characters and arcs that’s been going on for 6 years not getting any development. Lol. Like people crying about Jon. Seriously, he doesn’t want to fight anymore, that’s his development. If not for Sansa showing up he’d be in the summer Isles by now.

      I’m seriously interested in seeing house bad pussy again. Like wtf D&D gonna do with them?! They should have never changed that plot line at all. They could have become so important at this moment in their original plot, similar to the Ironborn.

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    178. Off topic, but how often do you see an extra, in the same clothes, yet in two unrelated places and scenes? The girl next to Arya in the picture at top is also standing on the far balcony in the picture where Arya is leaping between buildings when being chased. Not sure why she stood out to me but she did.

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    179. Apollo:
      blood of my blood really is a fantastic episode title to encompass scenes with:

      Bran and Benjen
      Sam and the Tarlys
      Dany and Drogon
      Arya and her “family”
      Margery and Loras
      Cersei and Jaime
      Jons link to Dany

      Great guesses about those literally of the same blood. Hopefully we’ll also get Jon’s link to Lyanna, and I think we may also get the metaphorical “blood of my blood” when the remaining khals pledge fealty to Dany, and perhaps even become bloodriders.

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    180. aabe: If he finds out about Sansa’s marriage, Tyrion will be sad for her, but I doubt Ramsay will be alive to face any consequences by the time Tyrion and/or Dany returns to Westeros.

      LOL I hope you are right – I can’t wait for him to be dead. Iwan, you have done a great job of making us hate Ramsay, so great that he’s gotta go – now.

      But I was thinking last week, watching the way LF manipulates Robin that wouldn’t it be great if Robin somehow awakened to what’s going on and pushed LF out the moon door? I doubt that will happen, but gee it made me happy to think it.

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    181. Ginevra,

      There is no khal who remains alive. .she has killed all of them.

      dragonbringer,

      And the reason that iam disappointed is because it actually shows that dany was not a terrible ruler but it was the city that never can’t be ruled ..

      Thank god we have tyrion as a proof now .

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    182. Ginevra: Great guesses about those literally of the same blood.Hopefully we’ll also get Jon’s link to Lyanna, and I think we may also get the metaphorical “blood of my blood” when the remaining khals pledge fealty to Dany, and perhaps even become bloodriders.

      Likely so… Should be a great episode all round! 🙂

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    183. This episode is way too short to feature the North, I really hope the only storylines are King’s Landing, Daenerys, Arya, Bran, Tarlys. Could be a great episode for every characters.

      The old foe is probably Benjen not Walder Frey

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    184. AerynsunX: Sorry to be the “well, actually” person but, it was Yoren who shielded Arya from Ned’s execution. Jory was already dead by then. /wellactually

      yeah, my bad, I usually go and do the research but was pressed for time – I had Yoren’s face in mind, but wrong name, knew it had an “or” in it, thanks. No disrespect to either character – didn’t poor Jory take a stab to the eye in the courtyard at KL? and Yoren was the one who went back and forth between the Wall and KL on recruitment missions. He’s the one who told Arya about repeating the name of the ones who have done you wrong so you never forget. Loved his gravelly sounding voice.

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    185. Wimsey,

      Ginevra,

      Yeah I thought he is not yet appeared ..
      But he maybe named as khal by in this episode …

      Or will he be the one khal who missed the meeting and now resisting dany and she needs to show her once more but this time showing her control over drogon

      It was D&D who said she killed all the khals and there was supposed to be 21 people inside the tent who dany has killed ..

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    186. I’m convinced Benjen was marked during the fight with the others/white walkers/whatevers in season 1/book 1 and that’s why there’s no trace of him & he hasn’t returned.

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    187. Beer Island: Like wtf D&D gonna do with them?! They should have never changed that plot line at all.

      A better case could be made for not including that plotline at all. However, they had to do something with Jaime last year, and his Crows material was simultaneously uncinematic and storyless. However, their brief inclusion this year seems to be one of those “let’s cut out the loose ends from last season” scenes that have become so common in first episodes of these sorts of series.

      My bet is that, like the Iron Born, they will wind up in Daeny’s camp. However, unlike the Iron Born, we won’t see much of it: there are no main characters among the Dornish.

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    188. HereBeDragons,

      I think it’s a setup to make the Tyrells look like dangerous armed forces in a city that still remembers being sacked during the Rebellion.

      The Lannisters get what they want (Faith Militant broken) and the bonus round of Tyrell forces thinned out/family discredited.

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    189. Icekhione,

      Unless we get “I choose violence” … I have a feeling the High Sparrow will let Margaery go for something else … He will forced Tommen to sign something, maybe to deny Cersei a trial by combat or to kill the mountain or to punish Qyburn …

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    190. didi,

      That would line up with the vision Bran was having when the walkers attacked. I believe it was Ned saying goodbye to young Benjen.

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    191. Geralt,
      Why would Benjen be an “old foe”?

      I hope we see the play version of the Red Wedding and then cut right to Walder Frey.

      Also, in the books at least, when Edd comes back to Winterfell after Robert’s Rebellion with a baby Jon, Catelyn asks about him and he only says “He is my blood”. The name of this episode could point to the ToJ.

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    192. Anon: You and Throntender want to make a bet with me that Deny won’t be happy with Tyrion when she returns? Serious.

      Hmmm, I’m thinking … trying to decide how upset she would be about him visiting the dragons. Do we know for sure if they were set free or just left unchained in the basement? I know she won’t be happy about the 7 years of continued slavery, unless he has one HELL of an explanation for that. Maybe he had something nefarious in mind, I can’t believe he’d be so unfeeling and stupid as to really think it could go on for seven more years and then they’d just drop it. That gives the masters all kinds of time to find their own armies. Yeah, I know I said the city was still standing and no war is currently brewing. but seven additional years of slavery. Hmmmmmm, I’d say she comes into the city, hears the story, is fuming furious AT FIRST, but he talks his way out of it.

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    193. Wimsey,

      Whaaa??? Jaime rocked it! First, he stood vigil over his pops for like 2 chapters. THEN he went all blushing negotiator on Blackfish. He learned about old family feuds and got a teats history lesson from Hos the hostage. He even kept a mute sidekick to not speak with. That’s Lannister gold right there.

      And people say the Ironborn are boring. Still, somehow, even with all the standing and history lessons, Jaime in Feast>Jaime in Dorne

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    194. AerynsunX,

      In regards to a Daario betrayal I feel that there has been a build up to something with him, he seems out of place as just Dany’s lover.

      I think he may have originally planned to just scare Dany away and that is why he has protected her, he also enjoys being her lover of course, but after the events in Vaes Dothrak he realizes that despite his feelings for Dany he believes she will destroy life as he knows it in Essos in her journey as a “mad conqueror”

      On a sidenote I think back to my days playing Mafia on epicmafia, someone who immediately takes over in a trying time and directs everyone was considered a “scumtell” they seem to be in charge and thus immune from suspicion. Of course I could just be reading too much into it but I just can’t shake a bad feeling about the seemingly purposeless conversation they had between Dany and Daario in the episode six preview.

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    195. Rygritte,

      I’m convinced now.starks are the main white walkers,the generals. Those next are crastors babies,the one’s that we have seen shattered. Then the fallen,ones or pawns.doubt we would ever see martins true vision, ice spiders and ice creatures ,HBO done a lot better than I expected.

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    196. Inquisitor1961,

      If that’s not Benjen to The Rescue, HUGE letdown.

      Reason to hold out hope that it is: Benjen’s been mentioned a lot since s5e10, and even shown twice as a little kid this season.

      Reason not to get hopes up: It’s still Game of Thrones: Hope for little, never be disappointed.

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    197. Wimsey,

      They could have limit his appearance or cut him out like Bran. A better freaking plot than sending him to Dorne was bring LS like the actual story. That would have made last season way more interesting. Instead of suffering us with bad accents and bad story telling.

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    198. Criterion,

      Ugh!!? Man some of us are on a phone.and have jobs. does everyone believe they are teacher’s?if there’s something I can’t read then I move on.I’m new here but god damn spelling errors .come fuckin on.

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    199. Beer Island: They could have limit his appearance or cut him out like Bran. A better freaking plot than sending him to Dorne was bring LS like the actual story.

      The issue is not plot, but story. They wanted a way to include Jaime’s attempt to become Tywin II but instead becoming a Lannister with a Soul. If done right (and I think that it came out well enough, although Jaime’s storyline was the weakest of the main characters’), then it contributes a lot to the Kill the Child, Let the Adult be Born story. What GRRM did in the Riverlands barely worked on paper, and it could not have translated to the screen.

      As for LS, she was irrelevant to last year’s story. So, why include her?

      At any rate, the Dornish served their purpose: they got Jaime to become a person willing to compromise and willing to tell his daughter that love was important. That is as far from Tywin II as you can get, despite that being Jaime’s stated goal at the outset of the season. (And then she died….)

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    200. Direwolf Lvr,

      That’s great you noticed that! When I saw the picture, I only noticed a Christopher Reeve looking guy on the left and a Joey from Friends looking guy on the right…and Arya being the only one smiling.

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    201. I joined the watch for the show and had heard good things of wotw.but sure are a lot of cry baby’s over smallest things.after today I believe there are more phycologists here than fans.after reading a few of my text, I’ve been diagnosed by some of the best. Not sure this is the right place for me or not.I love asoiaf,my favorite show and book series I’ve ever seen or read.

      .

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    202. Some times its good to compromise, but shit fire y’all ,let’s grow up alittle and try to respect each other. Making a judgment about people before they know the person at all.

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    203. Does anyone doubt this is where we’re heading on Sunday?: It’s about time.

      Spoiler

      Mod note: I’m editing out this link because there’s no way to cover that spoiler-filled URL with spoiler code, should it turn out to be correct- and this is a post for everyone. – Sue the Fury

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    204. VegoDread,

      Although there’s a solid chance of that figure in the preview

      being Benjen

      , please do not use IMDB to back that up. In fact, it’s embarrassing that Time is even doing so because they should know better. IMDB is fan-edited, meaning any of us can add in that credit. A GoT fan added in that credit to IMDB after the episode 6 preview aired last Sunday. It’s not a credit provided by HBO or the actor.

      That doesn’t mean it is or is not happening. I’m saying, forget about IMDb as a rule.

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    205. VegoDread,

      Dee,

      Thanks a lot some times our thoughts don’t come out perfectly clear.and I do try to pronunciate for older people that maybe harder to see or understand our slang. But being called a woman hater that cant raise my daughter.when its really the exact opposite. Was awfully close to pushing a very bad button. Plus they called me Donald freaking Trump. That was the worst of all.but if I stay this is the only site I go and will always be there for the little guy or gal.

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    206. Pigeon:

      HOW are we at the halfway point of the season already?! Too fast! Too fast!

      I know, right? I realized this morning we only have 5 episodes left and then another 10 months of nothing. I’m sad.

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    207. BunBunStark: I know, right? I realized this morning we only have 5 episodes left and then another 10 months of nothing. I’m sad.

      I would not say nothing. Thanks to this site we get filming news.

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    208. Newbietothegame: I would not say nothing.Thanks to this site we get filming news.

      While I greatly appreciate the filming news provided by this site, for me, news is not the same as new episodes. My comment was not a knock on this site.

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    209. Connor,

      Hahaha same here! I really think that’s what she’s watching – that or the walk of shame
      Or maybe tywins death….
      The only things I can think of that would make her smile.

      But most people didn’t like Joffrey or cersei so not so sure why the other people aren’t smiling at their events .

      I am Very intrigued

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    210. Some people are spoiler tagging Benjen..is that needed? Book readers have no idea what happens to him just like the show watchers. He went ranging and never came back.

      I think many of us hope he’s still around and could help Bran and Meera. It would be cool if Bran could tell more about Benjen’s past. Why did he go to the wall?

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    211. Sue I’m knew I do not do social Media. This is the only site I’ve joined.In 2000 I started this series and was sure it would be an epic master piece. 2011 after dance grrm became our generations Tolkien. And its not over
      If I’m in anyway wrong or not following the rules please give me my lashes. I am kind of ignorant of the media .and Internet maybe weary is a better word.but give me a chance and you’ll have a loyal one til the end.

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    212. Any bets on whether we’ll get a veiled intro to Grave Digger this episode or will we need to wait for “The Broken Man?”

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    213. Wimsey,

      That is D&D writing a new story,in the book in the Riverlands Cercei sends a letter to Jaime while under duress from the High Sparrow and he destroys it. There was no twin cest seige mentality. His story intertwined with Catelyn and was going to cross with another version of her. It was pointless sending him to Dorne. And people thinking one character is more important than the other is just non sense IMO. Because when u think about it, while they are bickering down south you have WW about to tear everyone apart. So is Jaime more important than Sam for example, who may be integral in fighting the WW?

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    214. rhymeswithweak,

      I think all the youngest brothers of a generation are expected to , and maybe the kings of winter are hiding a game changing secret. I always. Thought. It odd they bent the knee,only did it to hide something more important. And I am not talking R+J either, Something bigger than stark pride.

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    215. I seriously doubt that the Tyrells would ally with the HS while he’s still holding Loras prisoner.

      It does seem likely that HS is setting it up so that the Tyrells look like idiots for sending an army to the sept when Margaery was never in danger, and the city watch and Lannisters share the humiliation because they stood idly by and allowed the Tyrells to march through the city. Driving home the message: the noble families and the king are violent and selfish and enemies of the common people and the Faith. (To be fair, few Game of Thrones watchers could quibble with that assertion.) More importantly, that the High Sparrow is the ultimate power in Kings Landing. If that’s how it plays out, I’m beginning to think the HS is really just Littlefinger wearing a glamour.

      As another commenter mentioned, this has the bonus effect of driving a wedge between Cersei and Tommen.

      The only part I don’t understand is why Margaery would continue to play along once she sees what’s happening.

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    216. So stoked to see Arya smiling, even for a bit. And Dany is smiling, too! BTW, I hope Dany’s storyline will move faster now. I’d like to see her arriving in Westeros by season’s end. But, it’s episode 6 already and she’s still riding oh so slowly towards Meereen so I’m a little worried my dream season ending won’t happen.

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    217. Benjen get hype!!!!!

      I wonder if on the show somehow he’ll give the confirmation for R+L or at least know some secret about it. No introduction for Howland Reed thus far and TOJ happening this season. Seems significant that Benjen finds Bran at this point

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    218. I wonder if Margaery is about to take her walk of shame here. Her head was not shaven, so maybe not? Unless, it’s not really a requirement for the walk.

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    219. Beer Island: That is D&D writing a new story,i

      Book Story: Jaime sets out to become Tywin II, winds up becoming Man with a Soul.
      Show Story: Jaime sets out to become Tywin II, winds up becoming Man with a Soul.

      The difference was where Jaime did it: but that is plot, not story.

      Beer Island: So is Jaime more important than Sam for example, who may be integral in fighting the WW?

      Jaime is much more important to the story than is Sam, although Sam might make more important contributions to the plot. But the way Jaime has evolved much more, and much more in keeping with the general stories presented so far.

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    220. Wimsey: Book Story: Jaime sets out to become Tywin II, winds up becoming Man with a Soul.
      Show Story: Jaime sets out to become Tywin II, winds up becoming Man with a Soul.

      The difference was where Jaime did it: but that is plot, not story.

      Still can’t forgive him though for that push he gave Bran. I’d rather he stays “bad” so his death will be satisfying.

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    221. Nadia:
      Benjen get hype!!!!!

      I wonder if on the show somehow he’ll give the confirmation for R+L or at least know some secret about it. No introduction for Howland Reed thus far and TOJ happening this season. Seems significant that Benjen finds Bran at this point

      What I wonder about is where did he go? Why didn’t he come back to CB? Was he marked also? (But, why would he be marked?). You know, if Benjen is indeed in ep6, we’ll be in for another great reveal that show/book fans have been waiting for. I’m so loving this season!

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    222. crimethink: It does seem likely that HS is setting it up so that the Tyrells look like idiots for sending an army to the sept when Margaery was never in danger, and the city watch and Lannisters share the humiliation because they stood idly by and allowed the Tyrells to march through the city.

      How about a different scenario, because the sort-of-alliance we saw in The Door between Cersei and QoT will have to be broken soon.
      HS told Tommen that he was ready to pardon Margaery as soon as she confessed to lying. Tommen told Cersei, who wanted to twist the situation to defeat the Tyrells. So she spun a story to Jaime and Olenna, and everything fell into place so that the Lannisters wouldn’t do anything, but the Tyrells would come charging in. This way, the Tyrells would be damaged beyond repair and Olenna would have to flee the capital and the Small Council. Perhaps Jaime has to flee to the RL too. So, Cersei scores her first victory, that over the disgraced Tyrells, and she’ll get her second victory, over the Sparrows, in the season finale.

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    223. I think the HS is playing Cersei. What’s gonna happen is Margaery and Tommen will both declare for the Faith and the HS is gonna stand their smiling like now I have the King and Queen on my side with the largest army left in Westeros… Check. Your move Cersei.

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    224. Wimsey: Book Story: Jaime sets out to become Tywin II, winds up becoming Man with a Soul.
      Show Story: Jaime sets out to become Tywin II, winds up becoming Man with a Soul.
      The difference was where Jaime did it: but that is plot, not story.

      Are we watching the same show? It seems clear to me that to the extent Jaime had a soul, he already had it in S4, and if anything he seems to have lost it in S6. He’s behaving a lot more like the early-season Jaime.

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    225. Kay,

      They missed another very potent snippet …

      Who’s bloody hand is seen, with an arm in dirt gray robes,, grasping an outside wall in what appears to be a seriously wounded or dying movement?

      ps… their eyesight’s a bit shit if they confused Bears for Lions 😉

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    226. http://time.com/4341960/game-of-thrones-sophie-turner-maisie-williams-spoilers-truth-telling-game/

      In this article Maisie and Sophie were to make two true statements and one false regarding season 6. Here is what they said:
      Turner:
      1. “Ramsay dies.”
      2. “Lady Stoneheart returns.”
      3. “Arya checks three people off her list.”

      So Arya checks three off or we get LS this season (if you trust Sophie). Who is even left on her list and which three could bite it? She would sure have to act fast to get three by the end of this season. Or is it more believable that LS will appear?

      Maisie’s responses are below FYI.
      Williams:
      1. “Arya goes to Westeros, back over the sea.”
      2. “Arya is in the trailer more times than people have realized, because they don’t realize it’s her.”
      3. “Arya doesn’t cross any more names off her list.”

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    227. BunBunStark: I know, right? I realized this morning we only have 5 episodes left and then another 10 months of nothing. I’m sad.

      I know! It always catches me off guard. All the waiting and speculating and discussion, and I want to pump the brakes and make the season last longer. That feeling when Episode 10 is done each year….argh! 😛

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    228. Sam,

      I’m trying really hard, although I’m not too sure I’m succeeding, to temper my expectations of seeing Benjen.

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    229. Chad Brick: Are we watching the same show? It seems clear to me that to the extent Jaime had a soul, he already had it in S4, and if anything he seems to have lost it in S6. He’s behaving a lot more like the early-season Jaime.

      I get what you mean. The detour they made last season with Jaime’s character didn’t pan out. That whole ‘Jaime in Dorne’ story was such a mess. I was incredulous (still am) when the SS murdered Myrcella and Trystane but let go of Jaime. If you want revenge, you kill the head of your enemy’s family if you have the chance. Some here said it’s to make him “suffer” the death of his daughter. But, why let him go? Why not hold him and make him your captive?

      Of course, the writers have to “let him go” because Jaime has to be in RR (where he was in the book). Oh well. This is the only low-point of the season for me so far. I’m enjoying all the rest, thank goodness. 🙂

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    230. Pigeon,

      I’m kinda heart broken about the show only having 20,episodes left. If they would give me 35 I’d be more than happy. Grrm is given his life to this song, HBO could easily gone a decade. Most be more about the $ than love for his work. I do give them credit though.best show on TV ever!

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    231. HereBeDragons:
      Kay,

      They missed another very potent snippet …

      Who’s bloody hand is seen, with an arm in dirt gray robes,, grasping an outside wall in what appears to be a seriously wounded or dying movement?

      My guess is it’s Arya’s.

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    232. HelloThere,

      Really? People hate him for his treatment of Brienne? I hated him ever since Sam told Jon why he had joined the Watch. Tarly threatened his own son with death simply because he didn’t fit his ideal of what a Tarly heir should be. Not even Tywin was as cold- hearted as Randyll.

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    233. Dylanstargaryian,

      If it was more about the money, though, wouldn’t they make their cash cow go on for a longer, as opposed to shorter period of time? I certainly don’t want the show to end, but I’ll take quality over quantity. I’d far rather have fewer episodes that are well done, than more episodes filled with…whatever…just to make it last longer.

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    234. Chad Brick,

      That’s because he doesn’t know about Moonboy, duh! Wait till he finds out. In all seriousness though, what most people see as Jaime growing a soul/conscience I see as simply growing a brain. Jaime is the equivalent of a dumb jock who got by his looks and physical prowes. Since part of that was taken away, he had to learn to actually use his brains and become aware of his surroundings. In the process he got a bit humble but he’s in no way as redeemed as people think he is, Jaime still lacks remorse. He never truly repented for what he did to Bran, he was sorry for the additional troubled it created for him and the Lannisters but not his victim. When you have Theon to compare him to, Jaime falls utterly short.

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    235. The HS only wants to bring down the Lannisters, Margery and Loras are just pawns. I’m really worried about Sam and Gilly because his dad is horrible and this will not go well.

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    236. Flayed Potatoes:
      Jon was a corpse for 2 episodes, so it seems fitting that he does not skip this episode. I hope he doesn’t. Maybe I’ll get that Jon/Mel conversation I want about his resurrection while they’re travelling to wherever they’re supposed to go. Or maybe they’ll all visit another place before heading to Bear Island like Deepwood Motte or wherever the Hornwoods live.

      I agree.
      I clearly remember reading a report in December last year tgat said they had filmed a scene where Jon convinces the Wildlings to fight for him. (L7R was the source, if I am not mistaken. We had even seen pics of Tormund at that time) yet based on the episodes we have seen, it seems the Wildling support has already been take for granted, with Tormund speaking for them. So either L7R were wrong about this or else this scene has been cut?
      Besides, I wonder, there were not many Wildlings at CB when they marched out. Are Jon and Co going to collect the Wildling army and take them along when they go to the Northern houses or will the Wildling army just appear directly on the battlefield?

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    237. Sam,

      I don’t get where people are seeing that Jaime is the same as he is during S1 and 2. He’s necessarily opposing a very formidable evil (in the Sparrows). There is currently nothing that is unjustifiable about his actions in trying to counter them. His weakness is Cersei, certainly, but the writers have set it up so that they seem justified in trying to set things right (which is the kind of damned if you do, damned if you don’t thing they like to set up). They’ve also left ambiguous as to how much he has learned since his return that basically what has happened was her fault, and I think that will likely come back into the fold somehow.

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    238. This might be the wrong place to ask this but doesn’t the Jon/Sansa plan seem kinda confused?

      Are they raising an army for JON? Or is Jon backing Sansa’s claim to Winterfell? Because at times it goes back and forth, and I wonder if that’s going to be an issue, i.e. they think they’re going for Jon’s claim but when they meet the Northern houses they support Sansa to retake Winterfell because she’s a Stark?

      The whole actual politics of this is somewhat confused.

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    239. Nadia,

      Love sansa but she doesn’t deserve winter fell. She she may get the river lands and the vale though. I’m praying she’s finally gonna do it right with lilfinger going through the moon door. Eventually….

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    240. Nadia:
      This might be the wrong place to ask this but doesn’t the Jon/Sansa plan seem kinda confused?

      Are they raising an army for JON? Or is Jon backing Sansa’s claim to Winterfell? Because at times it goes back and forth, and I wonder if that’s going to be an issue, i.e. they think they’re going for Jon’s claim but when they meet the Northern houses they support Sansa to retake Winterfell because she’s a Stark?

      The whole actual politics of this is somewhat confused.

      In 6×04, Sansa told him the northern houses would fight for him if he asked them to (being the son of the last true warden of the north). My assumption is that they will tell people Jon will lead the fight against the Bolton so they can restore the true Lord of WF, which is Rickon. I’m assuming there’s no confusion about that yet. However, LF may stir things up soon because, well, that’s what he does.

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    241. Dylanstargaryian,

      You may be right, I don’t know how that sort of thing works with subscription tv. That said, I don’t think if the show-runners told HBO they needed two full seasons to finish the story, HBO would say no, especially since HBO executives have gone on record saying they’ll keep the show going as long as the show-runners feel they need.

      I do wish they would say they need a bit longer, but I just have to trust the judgement of the show-runners.

      On a different note, I’m so excited for a Cogman episode!!!
      Do we have any wagers going on who’ll be taking a bath? 😉

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    242. ghost of winterfell,

      There’s a shot of Tormund in the second trailer with wildlings, mostly likely their camp, and there was a behind the scenes video and it showed Wun Wun sitting on a tree stub and then standing up, most likely from that scene. I think we might get it this episode, hopefully. That way Sansa, Brienne and Podrick will see a giant for the first time!!!

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    243. Icekhione,

      But he said he filmed more this season then ever before. Thats turning out to not be so true anf kit would never lie. Oh wait. Well, theres no reason to lie about this though….

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    244. Nadia,

      They definitely haven’t spelled it out, but I’d think both Sansa and Jon are aware of and accept the fact Rickon is the heir to Winterfell. Now, as to which of them would maybe be appointed to rule until Rickon comes of age, that’s a different matter. Of course, Rickon could die. The thing is, though, Sansa is a Stark, and as far as anyone knows, Jon is a bastard.

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    245. Connor: That way Sansa, Brienne and Podrick will see a giant for the first time!!!

      I think the implication is that everyone split up: Brienne/Pod to recruit the Blackfish; Sansa, Jon, Davos, Mel to rally the North; and Tormund back to rally the Wildlings. I doubt Sansa, Brienne and Pod will see Wun Wun anytime soon.

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    246. Nymeria Warrior Queen:
      Nadia,

      They definitely haven’t spelled it out, but I’d think both Sansa and Jon are aware of and accept the fact Rickon is the heir to Winterfell.Now, as to which of them would maybe be appointed to rule until Rickon comes of age, that’s a different matter.Of course, Rickon could die.The thing is, though, Sansa is a Stark, and as far as anyone knows, Jon is a bastard.

      If Rickon dies (oh God, no), then Sansa will be the heir unless they find Bran. I don’t think Jon will object to that. It will be out of character for him if he does.

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    247. Sam,

      Yeah Jon has never cared to rule. He only wants to do things right – and that is the fight against the whitewalkers

      The only reason he is fighting for WINTERFELL is because Sansa asked him to, and now especially because Ramsay threatened his sister AND Brother AND the wildlings

      He doesn’t care to rule nor will he ever. After this battle the focus will be on the WW again if , of course , Jon wins and Ramsay is gone.

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    248. Dylanstargaryian,

      Are you talking about how Sansa “still feels what Ramsay did inside of [her]”?

      That simply refers to how he raped and abused her for all those months. Remember, this is the same twatwaffle who puts playing his sadistic games with people above the future of his house.

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    249. It’s been over 2 weeks since the episode titles for episodes 6 and 7 were revealed, did we ever get a 608 or even 609 title? I suppose they might be released more slowly as we start to approach the end of the season…

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    250. Subject matter early today. I stated what would be so bad about her just being a mother .she’s learned a lot about the world and I think it would something she would be great at.my meaning was lost like that’s all she could or was good for.

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    251. I’m super excited for “Meet the Parents” at the Tarly crib! I absolutely love Sam and Gilly, and I’m sure the dinner conversation will be cringeworthy.

      I agree with everyone predicting that Marjory is going to become a sparrow instead of going Walkabout.

      Tying in with the Blood of my Blood theme: I wonder if Dany will choose her blood riders. I’m really interested to see if she allows the Dosh Kaleen to leave Vaes Dothrak. Will they want to leave their sacred city? And will Dany free the Dothraki slaves and ask them to join her as free men and women? I wonder if this will be happily accepted by all, or if they will accuse her of ruining the Dothraki tradition and way of life. I’m sure many of the male Dothraki are not going to like the new classroom rule of “no sexual harassment allowed.”

      Hyped for the Drogon fly by. Would be fun if they could play “Danger Zone” when the Dothraki see him for the first time. I hope he doesn’t snack on any horses.

      I’m REALLY hoping Stick Bitch meets Needle. Arya = “Say hello to my little friend”

      I have so many hopes…most of which will be crushed of course.

      Sunday won’t be here fast enough.

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    252. Dylanstargaryian,

      She said she “could still feel what he did to me.” That’s an entirely different feeling from being pregnant. You must be a guy, because you clearly don’t know how women’s bodies work, or how they feel. The aftereffects of being raped and abused is a far, far cry from feeling pregnant.

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    253. White Walter,

      They’ll probably leak soonish.

      By the by, is anyone else EXTREMELY excited for the potential Bran-Sansa-Jon and hopefully a living Rickon reunion at the end of the season? Because at the pace Bran’s storyline has been going, I’m feeling it. I’m seriously fucking feeling it!

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    254. Dylanstargaryian:
      Rygritte,

      I’m convinced now.starks are the main white walkers,the generals. Those next are crastors babies,the one’s that we have seen shattered. Then the fallen,ones or pawns.doubt we would ever see martins true vision, ice spiders and ice creatures ,HBO done a lot better than I expected.

      The Stark link seems to be something but I honestly think that ice spiders are just the wights, and Sunday’s episode (with them crawling on the ceiling) convinced me even more. From a distance, that’s exactly what they’d resemble (and I doubt anyone would’ve survived if they’d seen them up close way back). Remember it’s been 8000 years since the last WW war, a lot of information has been lost, or changed over the centuries.

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    255. Bluestreaking:
      AerynsunX,

      In regards to a Daario betrayal I feel that there has been a build up to something with him, he seems out of place as just Dany’s lover.

      I think he may have originally planned to just scare Dany away and that is why he has protected her, he also enjoys being her lover of course, but after the events in Vaes Dothrak he realizes that despite his feelings for Dany he believes she will destroy life as he knows it in Essos in her journey as a “mad conqueror”

      On a sidenote I think back to my days playing Mafia on epicmafia, someone who immediately takes over in a trying time and directs everyone was considered a “scumtell” they seem to be in charge and thus immune from suspicion. Of course I could just be reading too much into it but I just can’t shake a bad feeling about the seemingly purposeless conversation they had between Dany and Daario in the episode six preview.

      This was what I was trying to explain. Something is a little off in that scene. I can’t shake this “I have a bad feeling about Daario” sensation. He’s done absolutely nothing suspicious–which makes him very suspicious! LOL But of course, he could just be exactly what he presents himself to be; a guy who wants to get paid, and laid.

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    256. George,

      Surely there still are wildling populations north….Tormund 5, 000 ish in total…Mance had a 100, 000 coming didnt he?
      Hardhome didnt have all of them…twas just a tiny port
      Must be hundreds of settlements still around that Benjen mustve settled into.

      I am thinking he couldve been captive n then escaped or maybe found something like the Forrester bastard colony in tge Tell-tale game!!

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    257. Kay: How about a different scenario, because the sort-of-alliance we saw in The Door between Cersei and QoT will have to be broken soon.
      HS told Tommen that he was ready to pardon Margaery as soon as she confessed to lying. Tommen told Cersei, who wanted to twist the situation to defeat the Tyrells. So she spun a story to Jaime and Olenna, and everything fell into place so that the Lannisters wouldn’t do anything, but the Tyrells would come charging in. This way, the Tyrells would be damaged beyond repair and Olenna would have to flee the capital and the Small Council. Perhaps Jaime has to flee to the RL too. So, Cersei scores her first victory, that over the disgraced Tyrells, and she’ll get her second victory, over the Sparrows, in the season finale.

      I’d figured it was something similar… Cersei persuaded the Tyrell’s to bring in their forces (with the Lannisters standing down) so that they would wipe out the FM, and the small folk would then turn on the Tyrell’s. Perhaps Marg and Loras would die in the battle.

      Then the Lannisters would wipe out whatever remains of the Tyrell’s within the walls of KL.

      Obviously this will go wrong in some way, as Marg will be released this week so Cersei’s plan fails and she had to resort to plan B, in the finale.

      I think either way the whole thing though is an elaborate plot by the HS to bring down both houses.

      And Loras is definitely toast.

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    258. 1) King’s Landing look amazing. No clue what will happen, but since Jaime is leaving for the Riverlands soon, I assume the HS’s ace in the pocket will be Tommen. Doubt the HS will die before episode 10. Also believe that ‘I choose violence’ will be in a later episode.

      2)What is with the Daario conspiracies both in the books and the series? In both media the guy is presented as a straightforward jackass and professional warrior/sellsword. There is nothing suspicious about him. He might betray Daenerys only if he believes she’ll lose and take Plumm’s place in the books, but I can not fathom him being part of a greater conspiracy. It seems in the books he’ll die unceremoniously by being flung from a fricking catapult (I do hope it happens in the series as well, simply for the visuals).

      3) Benjen’s return is very likely, seeing as how much he has been name dropped and shown recently.

      4) Walder Frey will return to make his upcoming demise more of a satisfying revenge for season 3. If he’s just in one episode in done it will come over rather silly.

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    259. Bluestreaking,

      He couldve simply been, like Jorah, an informant for some slavers or Euron – but still quite loyal protective and an admirer.

      but his face when Daeny walked outta the fire shows he was totally won over – just like Jorah repented when he saw the first fire

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    260. koempel,

      Walder Frey is season 7 fodder. Methinks capping him will be Arya’s first arc of the season, and then she’ll have to choose whether to head home to the rest of the Starks or continue her path of revenge and head for Cersei in King’s Landing.

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    261. Jon is doing now exactly what he refused to for Stannis. Only Stannis would have made Jon Lord of Winterfell and warden of the north with a stroke of the pen first. Also he advised sending Alliser to Eastwatch. So had Jon listened to Stannis: The main plotter to his murder wouldn’t be there to do it. Jon would already have the title he needs and if they went on to win the war against Ramsay with Stannis’ army, sellswords and Wildlings Rickon and Osha would not been captured and thus still alive.

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    262. jentario,

      Could be and I would definitely like that, since it allows a lengthy set-up. But the inclusion of the Brotherhood without Banners this season makes me believe we will see whatever the book events were leading up to.

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    263. matt:
      Elizabeth,

      My thought of how this will play out is that the waif will be told to kill Arya, will chase her through the city featuring all the Parkour looking shots we’ve seen. She thinks she has caught and cornered Arya, but Arya was just leading her to the Needle hiding place.Then Arya gives her the pointy end and GTFO’s from Bravos.

      Matt, I LOVE the way you think. I am so ready for Arya to kick some Waif butt!!! I am so enjoying the play, much more than I thought. I just know this has to be a turning point for Arya and the Waif getting stabbed “with the pointy end” would be perfect to me:)

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    264. Arya killing Waif?

      Or — wild speculation — Waif killing Arya and taking her face. Possibly held ambiguous to confuse the viewers. We see Maisie but do not know who she is – until Nymeria kills Waif-fArya².

      /wildspeculation

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    265. Mihnea:
      Apollo,

      This never came to me!!

      But holy crap, does it make sense!!!!

      Yeah, really never been a fan of ice spiders (even though I get its a fantasy story). There’s so much in fact about the various lore and mythology of the WWs and the various prophecies that are probably greatly distorted (or just plain wrong) especially after 8000 years.

      Sunday’s episode I think has been really pivotal in opening up a whole range of theories/possibilities though.

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    266. ygritte,

      Yeah but that’s not who Jon is,only death could make him leave the watch nothing else.Also all those people he saved at hardhome would have died.

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    267. I think the High Sparrow survives this season for the following reason

      Once Tommen dies (which I think he does this season) you can kiss that “legitimate succession, the proper progression” goodbye. His heir would’ve been Stannis, dead; whose heir was Shireen, dead; whose heir was Renly, dead. We have no more Baratheons. Conceivably powerful forces such as the Tyrell’s could rally behind a royal bastard but Joffrey could all but Gendry who was last seen rowing to the ends of the earth. I mean they could bring back Gendry as a plot device in such a situation but if done wrong comes across as very deus ex machina.

      Anyway after the last heir to the throne dies I imagine the High Sparrow would declare rule of the church until “a proper heir claims the throne” which could mean seven gods knows what. This fulfills his boast about overthrowing an empire and gives an interesting plot development for Cersei who I think will then flee King’s Landing.

      Then King’s Landing will stay like this until Dany arrives next season (landing at King’s Landing like a true Dragon as opposed to a Mummer’s one).

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    268. HereBeDragons:
      Kay,
      ps… their eyesight’s a bit shitif they confused Bears for Lions ?

      Ah, the “Lannister-flag adorned hall.” Well, it is a bear rampant, which is unusual and does look a bit like a lion rampant, but they really should read fan sites first.

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    269. Icekhione,

      Looks like it. Mereen and the House of Black and White have grown into my least favorites. At least we’ll get to see Margery again but no Jon & Sansa, sigh.

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    270. ghost of winterfell:
      Besides, I wonder, there were not many Wildlings at CB when they marched out. Are Jon and Co going to collect the Wildling army and take them along when they go to the Northern houses or will the Wildling army just appear directly on the battlefield?

      Showing up with a Wildling army might not be the best way to foster goodwill and a positive outcome with the Northern houses, so I think it makes sense to leave them wherever they are for now and retrieve them after they’ve gathered as many houses as possible. However, I would like to see the Wildlings actually offer or be asked to fight at some point.

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    271. Nadia:
      This might be the wrong place to ask this but doesn’t the Jon/Sansa plan seem kinda confused?

      Are they raising an army for JON? Or is Jon backing Sansa’s claim to Winterfell? Because at times it goes back and forth, and I wonder if that’s going to be an issue, i.e. they think they’re going for Jon’s claim but when they meet the Northern houses they support Sansa to retake Winterfell because she’s a Stark?

      The whole actual politics of this is somewhat confused.

      Ostensibly, the Starks are collectively reclaiming Winterfell to both have a home and to save their brother Rickon. They’ve not yet discussed who will be lord/lady and Warden of the North, but I think it is obvious that it won’t be Jon since no mention of legitimizing has come up. Rickon would be first in line, anyway, assuming they save him.

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    272. Ginevra,

      By using logic alone they should know there is no way any of the Starks/ loyalists would be caught in the westerlands much less in a lannister castle. For they surely would be a prisoner. Just dumb

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    273. matt:
      Elizabeth,

      My thought of how this will play out is that the waif will be told to kill Arya, will chase her through the city featuring all the Parkour looking shots we’ve seen. She thinks she has caught and cornered Arya, but Arya was just leading her to the Needle hiding place.Then Arya gives her the pointy end and GTFO’s from Bravos.

      I thought about this too, as it is a bit obvious but also seems a bit too “Hollywood”.

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    274. ygritte:
      Dee,

      She really should be though lol seeing as how Ramsay must have used her many times and she being young and fertile.

      Finnian (I feel like I’m misspelling her name) theorized that Sansa’s speech implied she had been sodomized by Ramsay. Really forceful, raping anal sex would leave damage for quite a long time, I imagine, so that’s a solid theory and would explain why Sansa might not have been impregnated immediately.

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    275. Ser Not Appearing in this Series: I thought about this too, as it is a bit obvious but also seems a bit too “Hollywood”.

      Possibly, but remember that we’ve seen the photos of Maisie filming in the water/harbourside in Northern Ireland, so there’s a real chance something along these lines could actually happen.

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