The episode synopses for the first three episodes of the season have surfaced today, just after the revealing of the titles of episodes 501-504.
Courtesy of SpoilerTV and HBO, the descriptions of the episodes are:
- Season 5 Episode 1: “The Wars to Come”: Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion. Dany faces a new threat to her rule. Jon is caught between two kings. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.) (TV-MA) [AC, AL, GV, N] ESP Playdates: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 24
- Season 5 Episode 2: “The House of Black and White”: Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn’s death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.) (TVMA) [AC, AL, V] ESP Playdates: 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25
- Season 5 Episode 3: “High Sparrow”: In Braavos, Arya sees the Many-Faced God. In King’s Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.) (TV-MA) [AC, AL, GV, N] ESP Playdates: 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30
UPDATE: 3/23/15: HBO has released the synopses for the first three episodes officially, and they are identical to these, confirming the leaked info.
Sue the Fury: What do you make of these? The usual mix of overly general, inscrutable and intriguing. Arya sees the Many-Faced God? Hmmm. And I’m not surprised to see the show’s Ellaria seeking revenge for some reason but it is a significant change from the book’s Ellaria who pointedly refuses to seek revenge.