Second and third episode titles of Game of Thrones season 6 now official

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Here’s a morsel of news this Sunday afternoon: the Game of Thrones episode titles rumored for season 6 last week were confirmed today when they appeared on the official HBO schedule.

The title of April 24th’s season premiere was revealed by HBO itself in advance of the red carpet event, but the second and third episode titles were first posted by GeeklyInc last week.

With the updating of the network’s schedule, it’s now official that season 6, episode 2 will be titled “Home.” The episode, directed by Jeremy Podeswa, will air on May 1st and be 54 minutes long, according to the schedule.

The third episode of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season will be titled “Oathbreaker.” The episode is directed by Daniel Sackheim, and will air on May 8th, with a listed time of 53 minutes.

The schedule listing:

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We’ve speculated before about what these titles could mean when they were rumored. A simple title like “Home” is a powerful theme that can include a great many characters in Game of Thrones who are searching for or looking to return to their homes. “Oathbreaker” is a harsh word, and a word that applies to many people in the novels- notably Jaime and men of the Night’s Watch like Jon Snow and Sam have been called one, or have broken their oaths. Brienne also has long-held oaths that she is still trying to fulfill, and the word ‘oathbreaker’ is the antithesis of her sword’s name ‘Oathkeeper.’  An episode named this may feature characters such as these ones, and the promises and vows they mean to keep.

So far, we have three simple and strong titles for season six!

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    1. Not digging these titles. Especially “Home”. It seems like a really lazy title to give to an episode of a show as mindboggling as GoT. Oathbreaker is the best of a bad lot I guess.

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    2. As far as the episode titles go…I already discussed how I think “Oathbreaker” is geared towards Jaime (in that other thread), so there’s no need to rehash. I am confused, however, about this notion of “boring” episode titles. Episode titles don’t have to “entertain” you. Hardly anyone even remembers the episode titles (if they knew them to begin with), so the title isn’t actually indicative of the quality of an episode.

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    3. I would have liked ” house with the red door ” more than the home..

      I wish it makes into an episode title in an later episode

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    4. My predictions (only from what I saw in the trailers):
      “The Red Woman” refers to the new priestress in Meereen (and we are just meant to assume it’s about Melisandre and Jon).
      “Home” refers to Sansa and the quest to regain Winterfell.
      “Oathbreaker” refers to Jaime and we will see him killing the Mad King via Bran dream flashback.

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    5. Episode titles have multiple meanings, we all know, but I am hoping that 1 and 3 are predominantly about Melissandre and Brienne, respectively. Perhaps 2 is about Daenerys going to the home she is expected to be at. It would be cool to focus on the different women in terms of the titles this season.

      dragonbringer: I would have liked ” house with the red door ” more than the home.

      I have to wonder if the house with the “red door” is an imbedded false memory referring to the Red Keep in King’s Landing, in stories told to Daenerys by Viserys. Then it should come when she arrives at KL.

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    6. 95% of the GoT audience couldn’t even tell you what the title of any episode is. People still think the episode is called “The Red Wedding”.

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    7. By the way for those who don’t know, they’ve also added the times for episodes 5-7. Episode 5 will be 57 minutes long, episode 6 52 minutes long and episode 7 51 minutes long.

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    8. Oathbreaker is the best of the three. I’m especially excited for that episode! Home is a really boring title, but seems like it could be a powerful episode… maybe not action packed but perhaps emotionally. The Red Woman is a bit enigmatic for me… we know Mel has big moments in episode one. I’m sure we’ll be introduced to another red priestess as well, but what they do to earn the title is an intriguing mystery!

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    9. And I agree that episode titles is not indicative of the quality of the episode and that we know nothing about what’s going to go down in these episodes. But still, we can estimate. The Red Woman and Oathbreaker are good titles. Home is certainly a good theme but come on… it’s far too general. Any episode of the show could’ve been called Home and you could have come up with a reason for them doing so.

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    10. I pretty much assumed no comment was affirmation. I mean, they would immediately deny if they could. But it is good to hear it officially.

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    11. RosanaZugey:
      As far as the episode titles go…I already discussed how I think “Oathbreaker” is geared towards Jaime (in that other thread), so there’s no need to rehash. I am confused, however, about this notion of “boring” episode titles. Episode titles don’t have to “entertain” you. Hardly anyone even remembers the episode titles (if they knew them to begin with), so the title isn’t actually indicative of the quality of an episode.

      Right!?

      It’s just like names. A few are great and make you go, “Huh, cool name,” but most of the time you don’t really consider if a person is “appropriately named” because you’re too busy having a normal conversation.

      Title complaints, if they ever were serious, will evaporate as soon as we’ve got content to care more about.

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    12. The Red Woman, Home, And Oath Breaker
      Hope the next one or two episode titles get leaked, I wonder which episode jon will come back in….

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    13. I’m sticking with my long-held belief that JS is resurrected at the end of ep 2. I think the title is boring for a reason 🙂

      This time next week, we’ll all be eating lemon cakes and waiting… well that’s what I will be doing anyway!

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    14. Ravyn:
      95% of the GoT audience couldn’t even tell you what the title of any episode is. People still think the episode is called “The Red Wedding”.

      Precisely. Although, I’d put your number around 98% of the audience. ? Usually, people just go by whatever “big” event happened in any particular episode (i.e. “That episode that White Walker dude made the baby a little White Walker…” “That episode where Ned got beheaded…” Etc). Episode names are important to us because we live and breath this show, but for the casual viewer, they don’t know and probably don’t care what the titles are.

      Side note: what would be the significance of Bran going back and seeing Jaime kill the mad King? I mean, who is that for the benefit of? Bran? So he can see that Jaime isn’t all “bad”, or to set up something in Jaime’s immediate storyline? I guess what I’m trying to ask…what do you guys think is the significance of going back and showing that event (if there is one)?

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    15. I normally look down my regal nose at those that bitch about silly things like episode titles, and yet…”Home” irritates me. It’s too simple and generic, you can find countless other TV shows with that title. The show has done a great job of coming up with memorable titles, for the most part. Something I appreciate given that most other shows don’t particularly bother with.

      Oathbreaker though, that’s my jam. More of that please.

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    16. Mihnea:
      I like the titles.

      Anyway, they don’t have much ”power”alone, it’s the episode itself that gives it meaning.

      Well said. My daughter and I are rewatching Lost, and “The Constant” seems like a silly title until you see the episode, which is one of the best ones, IMO, but I may be biased toward this physics-rich episode. After viewing, “The Constant” is a perfect title.

      If “Home” shows Snow hearing from Winterfell and Arya returning to Westeros and Theon returning to the Iron Isles, it will be an great title indeed. If “The Red Woman” features Melisandre’s epic twist and Kinvara taunting Tyrion and Varys, I would like that as well. That was Kinvara, right? The hot Israeli?

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    17. Side note: what would be the significance of Bran going back and seeing Jaime kill the mad King? I mean, who is that for the benefit of?

      Maybe it would be just part of some glimpses into different times and places, before Bran learns to focus on one special event. Daenerys saw the wall in her vision in season 2 (?) and that also had no real significance for her.

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    18. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Flayed Potatoes,

      Oh boy I wish, but who knows.
      I’m doing some crazy shit if it happens that episode.

      By the looks of it, nobody has high expectations out of episode 2 based on the title. I will laugh my head off if Jon comes back then lol. Sansa could make it to CB in episode 2 as well, if that’s the case.

      Tinfoil ahoy:

      In episode 3 we could get an equivalent of The Pink Letter (“Winterfell is mine, come and see”) that prompts Jon and Sansa to start planning to take down the Boltons. Jon could convince the Wildlings to join them in either episode 3 or 4 and send a bunch of ravens to some houses. Then, everyone leaves CB in episode 5 to go somewhere else (maybe Bear Island).

      This would work for me lol.

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    19. Ginevra,

      It’s true it could be resonant, but they could have found a more creative phrasing it beyond just using the word Home!

      Man, I’ve already used far more words on this than appropriate (that would have been 0).

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    20. I love these multi-layer-meaning titles.

      All three we know so far can center around multiple story arcs:
      The Red Woman: I honestly think this is chosen to indeed make us believe it centers around Melisandre and her doings at Castle Black, but it will not only center around her but wil also heavily involve Sansa. The ‘Red Woman’ they actually mean is not the priestess we see in the trailer, but I think the words will be mentioned when Tyrion recalls seeing a red priestess in Volantis, which will ultimately lead to the introduction of the trailer priestess in a later episode.

      Home: Could center around Sansa, but I actually think it could be one of the following:
      ToJ scene where a certain L asks a certain N to take a certain character ‘Home’ with him or Dany being taken to her new ‘Home’ among the Dosh Khaleen. Or, the release of Rhaegal and Vyserion who will return ‘Home’, the Dothraki Sea where the were born.

      Oathbreaker will either feature Brienne accepting she will never get Sansa or Arya to join her which will cause her to go to the Riverlands to break her oath to save the Stark girls OR Jaime breaking his oath in a flashback. Or both, ofcourse.

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    21. Ginevra: Well said.My daughter and I are rewatching Lost, and “The Constant” seems like a silly title until you see the episode, which is one of the best ones, IMO, but I may be biased toward this physics-rich episode.After viewing, “The Constant” is a perfect title.

      If “Home” shows Snow hearing from Winterfell and Arya returning to Westeros and Theon returning to the Iron Isles, it will be an great title indeed.If “The Red Woman” features Melisandre’s epic twist and Kinvara taunting Tyrion and Varys, I would like that as well.That was Kinvara, right?The hot Israeli?

      Aryan won’t be anywhere near Westeros in Episode 2.

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    22. Lyanna_Targaryen:
      I’ve largely given up on guessing what’s going to come this season, including deciphering episode titles. I’m just so damn happy it’s almost a week away.

      Almost? It is a week.

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    23. “Home” is the title of one of the most disturbing episodes of “The X-Files.” A very simple “boring” name, and yet perfect for it.

      I think titles are just interesting in that they can give us a glimpse of possible themes and plots for the episodes. I don’t see the point in really disliking them.

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    24. coronaprince: Maybe it would be just part of some glimpses into different times and places, before Bran learns to focus on one special event. Daenerys saw the wall in her vision in season 2 (?) and that also had no real significance for her.

      Yet. Tell you the truth, I think the show told us her endgame in that vision at the House of the Undying. We just don’t know it yet.

      And yes, you’re right. It could just be a random thing. But I insist on believing in the economy of time principle, and that the show (at this point…with so precious few hours left) wouldn’t include something unless it’s important. That’s why I ask.

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    25. Flayed Potatoes,

      I believe edd left castle black to get Tormund and the wildlings to help deal with the traitors. They get Jon snow out of castle black, by the end of episode 2 titled Home. that wouldn’t be so bad actually, Castle black was pretty much his home. Jon snow leaving castle black after giving everything for the watch would be a rather tragic end to his time at castle black.

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    26. Of course ‘oathbreaker’ is a title which can refer to multiple characters in the GoT-universe. On it’s own not a very special title.
      What makes it interesting is that season 4 episode which was called ‘oathkeeper.’
      If u ask me this must refer most of all to Brienne. She came up with the name ‘oathkeeper’ for her sword and she broke her oath by letting Sansa down in the season 5 finale.

      I don’t think it has anything to do with Jon. Jon is kinda released from his night’s watch oaths at this point right? 😛

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    27. I like Oathbreaker, especially since we had Oathkeeper before. Home I’m not so sure… I’ll have to see the episode to decide if it fits. But tbh, titles aren’t that important.

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    28. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Flayed Potatoes,

      I believe edd left castle black to get Tormund and the wildlings to help deal with the traitors. They get Jon snow out of castle black, by the end of episode 2 titled Home. that wouldn’t be so bad actually, Castle black was pretty much his home. Jon snow leaving castle black after giving everything for the watch would be a rather tragic end to his time at castle black.

      True. I just hope Sansa makes it there in time. I want my Stark reunion lol

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    29. Jonathan Coldrain:
      Oathbreaker will either feature Brienne accepting she will never get Sansa or Arya to join her which will cause her to go to the Riverlands to break her oath to save the Stark girls OR Jaime breaking his oath in a flashback. Or both, ofcourse.

      Huh? Brienne isn’t trying to get them to “join her”, she’s out to serve them. If they ultimately reject her service, she’s basically released from that obligation, not an oathbreaker — you could argue, even, that as of 502 her oath really isn’t binding, and she’s pressing on more out of a desire to carry it out anyway.

      As far as episode titles go, they’re interesting to speculate about, though I agree that some fans tend to get too worked up. Particularly since, given the nature of this show’s narrative structure, I tend to think more about individual storylines (whether within an episode or over a season or span of episodes) than whole episodes — other than ones set in a single area, obviously.

      “Home” will probably see Theon decide to head back to the Iron Islands, whatever his motivation for doing so.

      JtheR85:
      If u ask me this must refer most of all to Brienne. She came up with the name ‘oathkeeper’ for her sword and she broke her oath by letting Sansa down in the season 5 finale.

      Actually, Brienne’s oath to Catelyn in the show had a Stannis-related exemption clause, so she’s in the clear there.

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    30. Ginevra,

      Yes, and in addition, there was that clip showing

      the Dothraki saying “welcome home” to Dany as she enters Vaes Dothrak

      so I think this would fit in to the ‘Home’ episode as well.

      Re: Arya, maybe she tries to make the HOBAW her home? Or has a wolf dream of her real home? Not sure if she’s even in the ep.

      I bet Sam finds his way home in this one, as well.

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    31. Sue the Fury,

      Very true. There is something to be said for titles just being cool in and themselves though. Star Trek was good for that. “For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky”.

      Oathbreaker on it’s own is pretty metal.

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    32. As others, I’m not so sure all of those titles can be traced to one specific person or event.
      For instance, I think “The Red Woman” may refer both to Melisandre and to the new red priestess, and both will feature in the first episode.
      Same could be true for “Home” and “Oathbreaker”: Home could refer to Theon going home to the Iron Islands, Euron going back there after a long absence, Dany arriving in Vaes Dothrak, Bran going to Winterfell in a Vision etc. (all at the same time), while Oathbreaker could refer to Brienne, Jaime AND Jon.

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    33. I’m not going to complain about these titles, but for serious/hardcore fans of GoT like most that spend a lot of time around here they do have significance and importance. That’s why we’ve always discussed the titles and meanings, how they tie to the story. I/we refer to past episodes, rate them, etc. by the titles. We don’t say “the one with…” like we’re talking about Friends episodes. Beyond that it doesn’t make a difference.

      Most of the episode titles lock on to at least one thing in the books, many times creatively and semi-specifically, such as “The Rains of Castemere,” “The Pointy End,” and “The Dance of Dragons.” So yeah, “Home” is rather broad and doesn’t pull anything unique from the story.

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    34. Alright, this confirms how cringeworthy the TOJ dialogue will be on screen if not altered. Not even pro actors would do a good job with it. The lines are some premium cheese.

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    35. In episode 3 we could get a substitute for Lady Stoneheart making Brienne choose sword.

      In the trailer Brienne is seen with Tully flags in the background so it’s safe to assume she is in Riverrun. So maybe she will be the one negotiate with (or more just try to reason with) Brynden Tully before Jaime arrives to Riverrun. Brienne tells him how they are out nubered and suggest him to give up and so Brynden will assume she has switched sides and accuse her of breaking her oath to Catelyn. Brienne will try to explain herself but Brynden won’t believe her and order her to kill Jaime to prove loyalty.

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    36. Laura:
      I’m sticking with my long-held belief that JS is resurrected at the end of ep 2. I think the title is boring for a reason

      This time next week, we’ll all be eating lemon cakes and waiting… well that’s what I will be doing anyway!

      would be nice if it happens then but I still think its going to happen in episode 3-6, its really hard to predict.

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    37. I’ve always been indifferent to episode titles, as it doesn’t add or subtract anything from the show imo… but I do like the sounds of “Oathbreaker”.
      Maybe we’ll see Walder Frey in that episode, among other things of course…?

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    38. taim,

      I believe that’s the one event people can’t really predict when it will happen. But I can’t be to late, since he is involved in a certain event.

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    39. Jon wakes in episode 1 or 2 and leaves the nights watch in episode 3 making him an “Oathbreaker” ….I don’t think Sansa will go to Castle Black, I think she will go somewhere else and will only meet Jon at Bastardbowl. Jon will send Davos to convince other Northern houses to join the battle and that is when he will meet Sansa and convince her to come along for the battle. Maybe she will be at the Vale or at some other stark friendly destination before meeting up with jon on the battle field.

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    40. phantomstrife,

      That is often the case with books.

      What sounds good on paper can sound beyond stupid on TV.
      Alas, some hardcore ”fans” will never understand this.

      Like Wimsey put it it. They are fanatics, they know every single word but fail to understand the meaning behind them.

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    41. Sue the Fury:
      “Home” is the title of one of the most disturbing episodes of “The X-Files.” A very simple “boring” name, and yet perfect for it.

      I think titles are just interesting in that they can give us a glimpse of possible themes and plots for the episodes. I don’t see the point in really disliking them.

      That’s the one with the Peacock family right? I remember watching that for the first time on Netflix and it was really disturbing but also really great. One of my favourite episodes of the X-Files. Also my last name is Peacock too so that’s pretty funny lol.

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    42. I’m in agreement with a lot of others who fails to understand all the moaning about episode titles. They’re nice, but it’s what happens in the episode that decides whether I think an episode is great or not. A fantastic title means nothing if the episode is crap. Having said that I do like “Oathbreaker” as a title”, as it parallels well with “Oathkeeper”, but the important thing is that the episodes themselves are good.

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    43. I don’t mind the episode titles as long as they’re good episodes, that’s all I care about.

      But my favourite one so far is “Oathbreaker”.

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    44. Matthew The Dragon knight,

      The dialogue as written in the book would be so out of place on GOT. It’s even out of place in the book. But I chalk that up to it being Ned’s feverish dream so it’s likely not how the convo went down. ‘Woe to the usurper if we had been’ and all the rest are some high fantasy cheese. I don’t understand how there are so many book readers loving the lines.

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    45. Ben10,

      Jon Definitely won’t be back in episode 1, Episode two I also highly doubt.
      3 ? could be, maybe.
      but who knows how long they will keep jon down for, to bad we didn’t get spoilers on his resurrection episode XD

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    46. coronaprince: Maybe it would be just part of some glimpses into different times and places, before Bran learns to focus on one special event. Daenerys saw the wall in her vision in season 2 (?) and that also had no real significance for her.

      Since noone knows why Jaime really killed the Mad King, does that mean that the wildfire bombs are still there rigged to blow everything up? Or did the pyromancers secretly defuse them all?

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    47. Sue the Fury:
      “Home” is the title of one of the most disturbing episodes of “The X-Files.” A very simple “boring” name, and yet perfect for it.

      OHGODOHGODOHGODOHGOD. You mentioned that X-Files episode.

      *crawls into fetal position and sucks thumb*

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    48. phantomstrife,

      Book readers have been obsessed with the tower of joy dream for a long time, re reading the event, imaging how everything went down, picturing the words martin wrote down himself. Fans can sometimes be to attached to things they’ve spent to much time theorizing about, they get a certain picture in their heads and sometimes can’t imagine it going any other way. well that’s how I see it.

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    49. Bloody Awesome interview 🙂

      Lyanna Mormont confirmed I guess
      Liam said he was making his case that the dead was coming to Lyanna Mormont in the 2nd Trailer:)

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    50. From these titles Oathbreaker definitely sounds the most interesting. They obviously like to build the title around more then one concept.

      The Red Women obviously refers to the fire priestesses. And it also refers to the moment that Melisandre will have in the first episode. I ve also seen it suggested that Cercei can also be seen as a red women, since the Lannister colours are red.

      Home is a very generic title, it could really almost refer to anything. We have seen Sam traveling on a boat and he is experiencing seasickness, home could refer to him being homesick.
      I think Myrcella’s funeral might be in episode 2, she would finally be home, but she will be dead.
      Veas Dothrak was once Dany’s home, it has good and bad connections for her. It was the first place where she became a queen and where she could step out of her brother’s shadow, but now she will return as a prisoner.
      Arya, Loras and Margaery could be wishing that they had just stayed at home.
      Bran could see visions of Winterfell, he could see visions of Ned, Benjen and Lyanna.
      The idea of home could also refer to a person, perhaps we will see Sansa reach Castle Black. I think Jon might be resurrected in this episode (or episode 3). If Jon and Sansa could actually meet each other again, it would be like finding a piece of home. Having Jon resurrected will also provide a new purpose for Davos and Melisandre, iow they will also find a new home. And Theon could also be sent home, back to the Iron Islands.

      Oathbreaker seems to refer too more specific events. Jaime is obviously a oathbreaker, it does seem like we will see something about Jaime and King Aerys. But Jaime could also feel like an oathbreaker because he was not able to prevent the deaths of Joffrey and Myrcella. This might fuel him in starting to construct a plan to get Margaery out of prison and to be more protective of Tommen.
      The other biggest oathbreaking moment comes from Jon.

      In ADWD Jon constantly wonders if he is being an oathbreaker and then finally he calls himself an oathbreaker. It is a big moment for Jon, because it goes against what he has always seen as his most important duty.

      If Jon isn’t resurrected in episode 2, then I think it would definitely happen in episode 3. Jon becomes an oathbreaker when asks the Wildlings to fight for him against the North. We might see some version of the Pink Letter.
      Brienne is also very concerned with her vows and oaths, she might feel that is finally Sansa secured, but she still has to find Arya if he wants to fulfill her vows. This could make her return to the Riverlands.
      Oaths and vows could also perhaps refer to someone like Jorah, he has sworn himself to Dany, but he is once again making the same mistake of hiding something from her.
      Arya has also committed herself to the faceless assassins, but it might be impossible for her to keep to their rules.

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    51. Flayed Potatoes,

      You might be surprised, but in any case.
      I’m hoping you prove me wrong when the time comes.
      If Jon does come back before episode 5, I want you to gloat like no tomorrow. 😀

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    52. Flayed Potatoes, This whole time I’ve been convinced the PL is happening, but given Sophie’s recent interviews, I can see her going to Castle Black & convincing Jon (if he lives) to help her reclaim Winterfell.

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    53. cosca,

      I was hoping they would, we didn’t even get a casting call for this right ?
      Gods only know who else they casted without our knowledge.

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    54. cosca: It’s true it could be resonant, but they could have found a more creative phrasing it beyond just using the word Home!

      I have the same thoughts. I’m sure once we’ve seen the episode there will be one or two moments that will not only resonate thematically but literally; you know, a character using “home” in a very meaningful way we can’t possibly predict. However, even that being the case, I would expect something slightly less generic.

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    55. Rygritte,

      From that Ramsay VO in one of the previews I’m quite sure there’s going to be some form of a letter, though the circumstances around its reception and its effect will be very different.

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    56. Sean C.: Actually, Brienne’s oath to Catelyn in the show had a Stannis-related exemption clause, so she’s in the clear there.

      It’s so funny that people so often forget that. Brienne was quite explicit to Catelyn:

      “You have courage. Not battle courage, perhaps, but, I don’t know, a woman’s kind of courage. And I think that when the time comes, you will not hold me back. Promise me that you will not hold me back from Stannis.”
      “When the time comes, I will not hold you back.”
      “Then I am yours, My Lady.”

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    57. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Flayed Potatoes,

      I believe edd left castle black to get Tormund and the wildlings to help deal with the traitors. They get Jon snow out of castle black, by the end of episode 2 titled Home. that wouldn’t be so bad actually, Castle black was pretty much his home. Jon snow leaving castle black after giving everything for the watch would be a rather tragic end to his time at castle black.

      But wouldnt it be kind of weird if they run around carrying a dead body… if they really do this you can kind of predict quite easily (even casual viewers) that he will come back because why else dragging his body along?

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    58. taim: But wouldnt it be kind of weird if they run around carrying a dead body… if they really do this you can kind of predict quite easily (even casual viewers) that he will come back because why else dragging his body along?

      Yes, it’s totally going to happen at Castle Black.

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    59. Sean C.:
      phantomstrife,

      People like them precisely because they’re elevated.It’s a fever dream meant to be poetic, like the old chivalric tales.

      And you honestly believe that these fans, who supposedly appreciate the lines in the context of a dream, will accept when the show inevitably changes a few of the lines, even considering that what we’re seeing is supposed to be a vision of the true past instead of a dream? I think a few fans will freak out, even considering the context is different…

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    60. Sean C.:
      phantomstrife,

      People like them precisely because they’re elevated.It’s a fever dream meant to be poetic, like the old chivalric tales.

      And you honestly believe that these fans, who supposedly appreciate the lines in the context of a dream, will accept when the show inevitably changes a few of the lines, even considering that what we’re seeing is supposed to be a vision of the true past instead of a dream? I think a few fans will freak out, even considering the context is different…

      Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Sean C.,

      my bad
      http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/17/what-the-dead-are-coming-means-for-game-of-thrones-season-6

      Wow. A really revealing interview. I hoped for Lyanna, I dared to dream… And apparently I won’t be disappointed!

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    61. Sean C.:
      phantomstrife,

      People like them precisely because they’re elevated.It’s a fever dream meant to be poetic, like the old chivalric tales.

      I don’t know about everyone, but I like them because it tells you that the KG weren’t with the actual heirs of the Iron Throne (Viserys and Aegon), but were instead guarding someone just as important (and probably legitimate). I don’t expect D&D to directly lift the lines from the book, but I would like something that suggests the same idea (if that makes sense).

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    62. Jack Bauer 24: Aryan won’t be anywhere near Westeros in Episode 2.

      Yes, I did think that both “Home” and “Oathbreaker” were too early for what I’d like to see, but things may move faster than I’d imagined. I haven’t kept up with filming spoilers, and so that may be impossible.

      Still, we’ve gotten hints that this season will be a homecoming of sorts for everyone. Several actors have mentioned that the first five episodes showed characters dispersing from each other, spreading farther and farther apart, while we’ll see that all get reversed in this season. So I am hopeful that we’ll get a foreshadowing of where the characters are headed in this early episode: a hope for home.

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    63. My only gripe with these titles so far is that they reveal almost nothing. At least last year’s “High Sparrow”, “Kill the Boy”, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”, and “Hardhome”, etc. gave a hint of what to expect in those episodes. These 3 titles are so bland it makes guessing difficult. I want spoiler-filled titles, dammit! For example, I see nothing wrong with calling episode 2

      “Just kidding, Jon Snow’s alive”

      or episode 3

      “Drogon has himself a Dothraki BBQ”

      Would make wait a whole lot better. 🙂

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    64. I like Oathbreaker, but “Home” is just so uncreative. There is no context there, it could literally mean anything. There is no mystery around it, nothing to speculate about.

      Good episode titles are things like “Mother’s Mercy”, “Mhysa”, “Valar Morghulis” or “Baelor”. Even things like “Kill the Boy”, or “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things” work really well. At first glance they sound weird, but when you watch the episode there is a lot to them.

      Bad titles are either the ones that are painfully obvious or have almost no meaning. One that comes to mind here is “And Now His Watch is Ended”. The obviousness there just hurts. “The Wars To Come” on the other hand has no meaning whatsoever, other than that it’s a rather minor line spoken once (arguably twice) in the episode. Apart from that, it really didn’t mean anything. “Home” falls under this category for me. Besides that, it’s incredibly uncreative, like the bunch of titles that are just the words of this or that house (“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”), obvious descriptions of something (“The Watchers on the Wall”), names of major locations we already knew about (“Hardhome”), or just phrases that we’ve already heard dozens of times (“What is Dead May Never Die”).

      I might very well be wrong, maybe there is a lot to this title, but right now, “Home” could be applied to literally half of the released episodes.

      Rant over.

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    65. Boudica:

      The other biggest oathbreaking moment comes from Jon.

      I think that you may well be right, this early in the season, that the title will refer to Jaime and Jon and possibly others who aren’t Brienne. However, considering that the Oathkeeper sword and Oathkeeper episode were both named for Brienne, I was really hoping they’d save this title for when it would be most poignant: when Brienne breaks her oath. I know many have said that she wouldn’t be breaking her oath by failing to protect those who rejected her protection. I agree. I think, in the books at least, she’ll break her oath in a much bigger way, and I hope they mirror that breaking moment in the show.

      When she asks for the sword instead of the rope (her last word that we don’t hear her say), I’m certain she’ll swear to kill Jaime, and I’m certain that she’ll break that oath. I know they cannot have the LSH moment in the show, but I was hoping they could orchestrate a stand-in for such an awesome arc from optimistic, black-and-white oath-keeping to the crushing realism of oath-breaking.

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    66. Luka Nieto:

      Wow. A really revealing interview. I hoped for Lyanna, I dared to dream… And apparently I won’t be disappointed!

      I thought you meant the other Lyanna! But yes, I’ll take either or both, please. (Lyanna Mormont, for others wondering.)

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    67. BunBunStark:
      My only gripe with these titles so far is that they reveal almost nothing. At least last year’s “High Sparrow”, “Kill the Boy”, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”, and “Hardhome”, etc. gave a hint of what to expect in those episodes. These 3 titles are so bland it makes guessing difficult. I want spoiler-filled titles, dammit!

      Would these titles have meant much if we had not read the books? I’m expecting 90% or more of Season 6 content to be off-book, so I’m afraid we’ll have to get used to being unable to predict what’s going to happen.

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    68. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Sean C.,

      my bad
      http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/17/what-the-dead-are-coming-means-for-game-of-thrones-season-6

      Nice to get confirmation that Davos will meet with House Mormont. I wonder if he’ll actually travel to Bear Island or if the show will place House Mormont’s seat somewhere on the mainland.

      I’m intrigued by Liam’s quote: “He’s explaining the situation to her because certain other individuals are making a mess of their parlay.” Who is mucking up the meeting? Seeing as how the trailer makes it appear that Sansa is also there, is she the one who is making a mess of the parlay? Or could it be young Lyanna’s advisers?

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    69. it’s so funny because I could swear there was already an episode called “oathbreaker” and that it was about Jaime, so much that when Oathkeeper happened I thought it was a great counterpoint. It was really strange when I saw the title, I almost commented out loud that it was fake ’cause it had already been used. Guess I must have been smoking some godswood leafs.

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    70. BunBunStark,

      I’m quite intrigued as well. I could be that scene

      that was filmed very late in december (16th, 17th?) with that one fat lord and young Lord Cerwyn where they most probably debate whether or not they should fight the Boltons. Either way, I’m happy to get to know young Lady Mormont. Maybe she can be some sort of a role model for Sansa as a woman that rules her land in her own right. The Lyansa is real, people!

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    71. “No, she says. Call it Oathbreaker, she says. It was made for treachery and murder. She names it False Friend. Like you.”

      LSH confirmed!!!

      I jape.

      Honestly, I’d love it if HBO massively trolled people by naming an episode Stoneheart.

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    72. Put a “Hard” in front of “Home” and you’ve got one of the best episodes. Take it away and hopefully you’ve got an episode just as good.

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    73. Matthew The Dragon knight,

      Yes. I think that’s what was said last season.

      You mean because of the role model thing? Well, I didn’t have a better word for it, but I think experiencing a 10 year old be the Lady of a whole island could be inspiring. Or did you mean something else?

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    74. BTW Oathbreaker doesn’t seem linked to Riverrun, Brienne, LS, Jaime as that storyline (bar LS) happens in the later part of the season.

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    75. Wylie,

      no I was just curious, to tell you the truth I almost forgot how old she is.
      I can’t see why not, if she’s half as bad ass as Arya.

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    76. “Home” reminds me…
      I bought this album recently. Every song title was something boring, like, “Breathe”, “Time”, “Money”, “Us and Them”. The band was so lazy, they even named one song “Breathe (Reprise)”.
      Total rubbish.

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    77. gewa76:
      I bought this album recently. Every song title was something boring, like, “Breathe”, “Time”, “Money”, “Us and Them”. The band was so lazy, they even named one song “Breathe (Reprise)”.
      Total rubbish.

      LOL. Indeed!

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    78. Wylie,

      I wouldn’t mind seeing more of The Mormont woman in season 6 ^^ Lyanna was a really Great surprise, I was pretty happy when I read the article, I really hope Watchersonthewall makes an article about it.

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    79. I also want to say that I’m already loving Lyanna Mormont! Not only did she tell Stannis to go f*ck himself last season, but she is now

      willing to throw all her support behind the last remaining Starks as they try to oust the Boltons from WF and the North. That kid’s got balls. If Rickon survives, I want him to marry young Lyanna Mormont.

      Screw the Umbers. The Mormonts are proving to be the most loyal to House Stark.

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    80. Matthew The Dragon knight,

      Oh I’d certainly love that as well, however, I’m afraid Maege and her other daughters might have been killed during the Red Wedding in the show. I guess that’s why she is in leadership right now. But maybe she has some sort of council…?

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    81. BunBunStark,

      Go Lyanna Mormont!

      move over umbers, unless they plan on betraying the boltons during the battle.

      I’m stoked to see bear island in season 6, all this news is getting me pumped.

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    82. Ghostmaker:
      BTW Oathbreaker doesn’t seem linked to Riverrun, Brienne, LS, Jaime as that storyline (bar LS) happens in the later part of the season.

      True, but Brienne may be sent in this mission in episode three.

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    83. Wylie,

      Well I don’t knew if they died at the red wedding, but I’m looking forward to hearing why she’s in charge. She’s indeed very fierce and loyal to the starks of Winterfell, a lot more then I can say for the umbers at the moment XD

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    84. BunBunStark:
      I also want to say that I’m already loving Lyanna Mormont! Not only did she tell Stannis to go f*ck himself last season, but she is now

      Screw the Umbers. The Mormonts are proving to be the most loyal to House Stark.

      Yes!!! Umbers ain’t shit.

      If the Umbers don’t turn on the Boltons I expect the phrase “Fuck the Umbers” to become the new “Fuck the king”.

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    85. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Sean C.,

      my bad
      http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/17/what-the-dead-are-coming-means-for-game-of-thrones-season-6

      Whoa!

      As excited as I am to learn we’ll, without a doubt, be seeing

      Lyanna Mormont, I’m even more intrigued to read the actors who portray Roose, Ramsay, and even Jaqen believe their characters are aware of the White Walker threat. So much for them just being myths from the distant past no one will believe are returning!

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    86. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      Jon, Jeor and Aemon sent a bunch of ravens to every house and the Boltons were among them. Some probably don’t believe them, while others probably assume they won’t make it over the Wall anyway.

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    87. Flayed Potatoes,

      Oh, I know. You don’t have to convince me. It’s the drum I’ve been banging all along. I’m sure Wimsey will be along any moment to tell us all how the actors who say their characters are aware of the WW’s are wrong. lol

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    88. Don’t really care about the titles for the first 4 episodes. It’s the titles for EP5/6/9/10 I’m awaiting.

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    89. Ghostmaker:
      Don’t really care about the titles for the first 4 episodes. It’s the titles for EP5/6/9/10 I’m awaiting.

      I get 9 and 10, but why 5 and 6 but not 7 and 8, if I may ask?

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    90. Deesensfan,

      Don’t!!!

      Not only is there a big spoiler in the post, itself, but I guess because that’s a spoiler, lots of things are being openly discussed (like certain other characters said to be returning), and you don’t want to see those, either.

      Only 7 Days!!!

      Wooooooooooooo-hooooooooooooooo!!!

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    91. Agro:
      it’s so funny because I could swear there was already an episode called “oathbreaker” and that it was about Jaime, so much that when Oathkeeper happened I thought it was a great counterpoint. It was really strange when I saw the title, I almost commented out loud that it was fake ’cause it had already been used. Guess I must have been smoking some godswood leafs.

      A Man Without Honor? Is that the episode you were thinking of?

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    92. Flayed Potatoes:
      Matthew The Dragon knight,

      In the books, only one Mormont woman died. The rest were around the north doing various pro-Stark things.

      Right. I think that the last we heard of Maege in the books, she was heading one of the two parties sent by Robb into the crannogs to arrange for his passage through the Neck without have to get by the Ironborn at Moat Cailin. Could still be lying low with Howland Reed in Greywater Watch, if the lizard lions didn’t get her. (Am I the only one who finds it overly weird that there’s a species of crocodilian in Westeros that’s winter-hardy, BTW?)

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    93. I will wait until after I’ve seen the episodes before I pass any judgment on whether the titles are ‘cool,’ ‘boring’ or whatever. I really like when they serve to evoke multiple themes of a particular episode, though. ‘Home’ could turn out to be just perfect.

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    94. Deesensfan,

      The needle on my hype-o-meter is already pinned. If I got any more excited, the meter would break.

      That said, it’s a character I really enjoyed when he or she appeared in a previous season, so, yeah, I’m excited to see him or her, again. Oh, and a brief clarification, it isn’t like the article itself has unmarked spoilers. I realized my post made it sound like the article was more spoilery than it was. That does not, however, change my insistence you shouldn’t read it (my apologies for being an over-protective sister). 🙂

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    95. coronaprince,

      one thing everyone is forgetting is that Bran can only see through the weirwoods in the books, making it impossible for him to see inside the throne room. Maybe the show will do it differently though…

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    96. Laime Jannister,

      Actually,

      in the books, Bloodraven says to Bran, “but in time you will see well beyond the trees themselves,” so, no, what he sees will not necessarily be limited to just seeing through weirwoods.

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    97. coronaprince,

      I agree with the first 2 but the 3rd might be jon snow. We won’t see him resurrected until episode 3 and he will break his oath of always staying at the wall and head back to stark country and leave the night’s watch hence breaking his oath.

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    98. Deesensfan: You are sweet.

      Don’t say that too loudly, you’ll ruin my reputation!

      I. Can’t. Wait. Just thinking that this time next week we’ll be less than an hour from the premiere has me bouncing off the walls.

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    99. Nymeria Warrior Queen:
      Flayed Potatoes,

      Oh, I know.You don’t have to convince me.It’s the drum I’ve been banging all along.I’m sure Wimsey will be along any moment to tell us all how the actors who say their characters are aware of the WW’s are wrong.lol

      I think him and I had this discussion before haha..

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    100. Firannion,

      Yes. One of the Mormont daughters is with Stannis, and two other are with Maege. I remember Maege was sent with one of the Glovers to Howland Reed before that.

      I find that weird as well. Westeros is a strange place 🙂

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    101. Nymeria Warrior Queen: I. Can’t. Wait. Just thinking that this time next week we’ll be less than an hour from the premiere has me bouncing off the walls.

      For months now, everytime someone on WotW moaned about how far away April 24 was, all I could do was get panicky, thinking, “But April 15 is so close!!!” Now that I’ve finally managed to get my 2015 taxes filed (on time!), I can finally relax and enjoy my GoT Season 6 anticipation : )

      I even bought myself a bottle of the new Ommegang Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale today. Not a big fan of IPAs, but I’ve got to keep up my collection of empty GoT beer bottles. Cheers!

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    102. Flayed Potatoes,

      Including going to Greywater Watch (Maege Mormont) and meeting with HR with Robb’s instructions to his bannermen … but that plotline has disappeared so far in the books and it is not likely to find its way to the show (as no one was sent as I recall on the show)

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    103. Darkrobin:
      Flayed Potatoes,

      Including going to Greywater Watch (Maege Mormont) and meeting with HR with Robb’s instructions to his bannermen … but that plotline has disappeared so far in the books and it is not likely to find its way to the show (as no one was sent as I recall on the show)

      That’s true. They’ve streamlined that. Unless Bran has a vision this season of Robb putting together his will and giving out instructions, that plot won’t make it on the show. It’s a shame because I’m sure Howland would have had some interesting information to share with the people Robb sent 😛

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    104. For those of you posting about what’s in the books, please keep in mind we have folks on this thread who have yet to read the books.

      Flayed Potatoes: I think him and I had this discussion before haha..

      He’s had the same “discussion” with anyone who has the nerve to suggest even one single northerner will put any stock in news of the WW’s. I went back and forth with him over it for a while (this was several months ago), until I realized it was completely pointless to say anything further to him on that matter. When I discuss it with anyone else and he responds, I just ignore it. 🙂

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    105. RosanaZugey:

      Side note: what would be the significance of Bran going back and seeing Jaime kill the mad King? I mean, who is that for the benefit of? Bran? So he can see that Jaime isn’t all “bad”, or to set up something in Jaime’s immediate storyline? I guess what I’m trying to ask…what do you guys think is the significance of going back and showing that event (if there is one)?

      In his vision in “The Lion And The Rose” Bran did see his fall, pushed from that Winterfell tower by Jaime (who was/is obviously extremely important to his destiny), though his greenseeing abilities were much less developed back then.
      If he is having another vision of the same kind (rapid succession of glimpses from the past, present and future “simultaneously”), I suspect we may only see two shadows on the throne room wall (the ones from the 2nd trailer) and not actual actors.
      I even hope this is edited next to the bound Shadow Assassin backstabbing Renly Baratheon, for obvious correlation/association reasons.
      If those images from the aforementioned vision were random milestone events, then perhaps this one is too.
      If there ‘s a more specific purpose, I ‘m just as confused as I was back in “The Lion And The Rose”. Speculation can, of course, be ample

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    106. Flayed Potatoes,

      Agreed. It seems that Bran’s visions will provide the knowledge that HR had … it will be interesting to see in TWOW what Robb’s final instructions were, if we indeed we find out

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    107. 1. “The Red Woman”: there could not be a more appropriate title to further fuel the rampant speculation about Melisandre’s role in Jon Snow’s resurrection.
      Plus Kinvara for a second reference.
      Don’t think Sansa’s Kissed-By-Fire hair color will be relevant to the story.

      2. “Softhome” would have made for a much spicier title.

      3. In “Oathkeeper” we had that out-of-the-blue (pun intended) final sequence with Craster’s son, the altar and the Night’s King.
      Should we expect an escalated version in “Oathbreaker” = this early in the season? [hopefully]

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    108. Deesensfan,

      Please don’t read the latest article and comments! I messed up the spoiler code, so it doesn’t work. And there’s plenty new things to find out from the others too.

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    109. I hope episode 9 is named The once and future king, because that would be perfect if we get both Jon and the Nights king in a battle. Jon could be both king in the north and the iron throne, whereas the Nights king used to be king of the nights watch.

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    110. Darkrobin,

      That is interesting. Stannis was the true king, after Robert died. He was going to take Winterfell and put Bolton’s head on a spike, which would have avenged the Starks, but Brienne cut him down. (granted he might have died anyways but we don’t know that for sure)By doing so, she was a kingslayer just like Jamie, the enemy of Cat, whom she ended up falling for. Ned’s own sword used to kill the man Ned “died” for. She abandoned post and missed Sansa’s candle in the window, she killed the Hound, who after all was Arya’s protector (even if he had other financial motive as well) and that led to Arya going to the house of faces/death and taking a dark path.

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    111. In addition to the meanings for “Oathbreaker” already mentioned here, what if we also get something that parallels Jon breaking his Night’s Watch vows with the Night’s King breaking his Night’s Watch vows? Or for that matter, Bloodraven breaking his Night’s Watch vows?

      There could also be something about humans breaking The Pact with the CotF.

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    112. you snow nothing,

      I think that for them to give an episode such a basic title “Home” it will stand for something more specific than just referencing various characters in relation to their respective homes. That would be more fitting for later/last episode of a show. For which character would “home” be the most relevant?
      Bran has been away for a very long time. Maybe we see him at Winterfell and he realize he has to act upon a vision somehow, maybe this is where he gets something in his mind and wants to do his own thing, against advice. Dany will be told Vaes Dothrak is her new home. (but this was spoiled, so would be boring) That Euron character that many people are excited for is returning Iron Islands after a long time away.
      Maybe it’s about Sam arrival at house Tarly after a long sea sick voyage, but that sounds like it will be pretty uneventful and I don’t think they’d name an episode after minor character….

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    113. Mr. Morden,

      I likee.
      It would be rewarding enough if Bran could greensee so far into the past, so early in the season.
      Accepting the premise that Jon Snow is indeed breaking his oath…

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    114. dothrakian raven,

      Well thought! Of all the home returns I thought that title evokes, THAT is the only one that never crossed my mind. Though I suppose that is the next stop for Sam Tarly. I thought the most plausible would be Myrcella’s body return to KL.

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    115. anyone else think Oathbreaker might relate to the Night’s King? Maybe we will get a backstory on him via the Weirwood Network.

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    116. With all the trailer hype circling around Sansa, Jon, Davos and the Tower of Joy i’ve almost forgotten about Sam and Gilly. Something tells me “Home” will be when we meet yet another of Westeros’ nightmare dads, Randyll Tarly.

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    117. RosanaZugey,

      Agreed. Generally, I only remember episode titles if they’re from a show that actually shows them (like Babylon 5, Cowboy Bebop or Avatar). Live-action shows haven’t shown episode titles in a while, which probably contributed to people not remembering them.

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    118. Sue the Fury,

      Still one of my favorite X-files episodes. I can’t listen to Johnny Mathis ever again…or travel in Western Pennsylvania.

      And I wouldn’t put too much stock in an episode title. It could be a theme that several threads wrap around, but they leave these deliberately vague because they don’t want you guessing what is going on. It may be boring now, but then when looking in hindsight, it could have layered meanings.

      Though, I hope “Home” here does not have the meaning that the X-files episode had. Ack!

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    119. coronaprince: Maybe it would be just part of some glimpses into different times and places, before Bran learns to focus on one special event. Daenerys saw the wall in her vision in season 2 (?) and that also had no real significance for her.

      In the house on the undying Dany saw literal snow on the Iron throne, then she walked through the the Wall to find her family waiting for her. See the real significance?

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    120. Sue the Fury,

      Agree.

      Titles ought to be generic else they can give the game away. Kind of a hard job to come up with something that sounds great but gives nothing away. In the case of “home” though seems to refer to Theon and Dany.

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