Tuesday Interview Round-up: Sophie Turner on the season premiere, and more!

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We’re in the Game of Thrones in-season now, with interviews galore. Here’s a fresh batch, featuring Sophie Turner, Joe Naufahu, Gemma Whelan and more!

In a new interview with the New York Times, Sophie Turner shares her thoughts on her scenes in the season premiere, and gives a peek at what Sansa Stark will be up to this year. On the moment when Sansa accept’s Brienne’s vow of loyalty, the actress says,

It felt like the first time since maybe Tyrion that someone has really been on her side and rooting for her — Littlefinger had questionable morals. So it was a really big deal for them to just swear to be good to each other, and for the first time Sansa believes it. She knows she has the power to start gathering people to help her on her journey.

As for what else her character will be up to in season 6, Turner offers this:

“It’s about her going to people and trying to get them to listen to her, and showing them that she’s not just a stupid young girl anymore. She’s been through it all and she’s come out the other side with vast amounts of knowledge. She knows how to manipulate and she knows the politics — she’s had a front seat for this kind of thing from the moment she was a prisoner for the Lannisters. She’s watched Cersei and Margaery and Littlefinger and Tyrion, and she’s learned from all of them. Now she knows how to play the game.”

While speaking with IGN, Turner explains further:

Her motivation going forward is revenge on all the people that have done her wrong. […] The fact that she has someone behind her now foreshadows the fact that she’s going to start building a group of people who really listen to her for the first time. It’s important that the first one of them is a woman, and that’s her only gateway into making the men listen to her. It definitely foreshadows good things for her.

As for Brienne and Sansa’s new alliance, Turner explains, “They’re kind of like a duo who are quite powerful in their own right because Brienne has these amazing set of skills and also is such a strong woman and really inspires Sansa to be that person, to stand up in front of her enemies. Sansa knows how to play the game.”

There is more in the IGN and New York Times interviews, so check them out!


YaraYara Greyjoy is returning in season six, and the Ironborn storyline looks to be on the rise. Gemma Whelan talks to StarryMag about her work on Game of Thrones. She avoid spoilers, but opens up about Yara and her relationships.

“I think people can see form watching the show that at her core she cares deeply about the morally correct thing to do, but has also worked very hard to get where she is as a leader of men and a strong, fierce warrior in her own right in Theon’s (Alfie Allen) absence. I think her relationship with her father is volatile, as we have seen as well. I suppose like any family they have got their problems, but they know each other quite well – Yara and Balon ”

The actress tells a funny tale about her first season on Game of Thrones. “The first thing I ever did was my final scene. It was very intimidating because it was at a huge table of men who were eating. Alfie comes into the hall all haughty and I was so nervous that day. I’m a vegetarian – or a pescatarian at least. But the stage direction was ‘Yara eating meat voraciously and swigging ale.’ Props didn’t know I was a vegetarian so they’d prepared all these chicken legs for me. I was so nervous to say, “I’m sorry I don’t eat meat,” that I just ate chicken all day. All the vegetarians out there will be screaming at me for having no integrity whatsoever,” she laughs, relating the story.

Visit StarryMag for the full interview!


Brenock O’Connor hasn’t had the easiest time since his character Olly helped kill Jon Snow last year in the season finale, but he’s handling it.

“If you get people from Spain and Portugal and all over the world saying they are going to kill your family, you just can’t take it to heart or you would not cope,” the young actor tells the Brighton Argus.

He shrugs off the threats though, saying, “It’s laughable how people think the show is realistic enough for them to send messages like this to someone who is not the character. I find it quite funny.”

That said, fans, let’s not make a habit of making threatening remarks to the cast on social media, even in a joking fashion.


Over at Variety, they’ve captured several of the GoT stars’ responses to Melisandre’s big reveal in the season premiere.

“I feel like it’s a very confusing moment for audience members, but it keeps you watching, and all does get revealed,” Maisie Williams says. “When I read it I was really confused, and then when I watched it I was like, ‘oh, I get it,’ and ‘holy s—, that’s Carice.’ It’s incredible that it’s full-body makeup.”

Tom Wlaschiha says that, “it’s actually a very moving and touching moment. The way Carice is playing that is amazing, because it’s just in her eyes. She looks in that blind mirror and you can totally see her façade coming off.”

Find out what Liam Cunningham, John Bradley, Isaac Hempstead Wright and Sophie Turner thought over at Variety!


MoroTalkNerdyWithUs speaks with new cast member Joe Naufahu about how he learned he’d won the role of Khal Moro in season 6 and much more in a new interview.

Naufahu says that before he joined the show, he’d “often sit and imagine” himself roles on Game of Thrones, “annoying the hell out of the people watching it with me because I would constantly tell them how much I would love to get a role!”

He found out he’d won the part surrounded by family, as it happens.

I was on the road at the time and I had just finished a self-tape for something else where I had to use my 9-year-old girl as my reader and my 7-year-old son to hold the camera. I thought my agent was ringing to say wtf. (laughs). Anyway, they weren’t and I can remember getting off the phone and having a little cry with the cutest film crew ever and celebrating with them over a communal stack of pancakes that morning.

The actor does say that his khal will be different than Jason Momoa’s Khal Drogo. He says, “I just hope the fans see Moro in his own light and that I gave the Dothraki a new flavour that they will enjoy watching.”

Swing by TalkNerdyWithUs for Naufahu talking more on his background, his training and running his own gym!

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    1. I got a great Spartacus vibe from the Dothraki this episode; it probably helps that one of them was also a gladiator in that show, but the dialogue, though concerning brutal acts, was very funny and sort of endearing, in a way.

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    2. As if I could be even more excited for Sansa’s story! CANNOT WAITTTTTTT!

      And, wait, Melisandre’s old lady self is full body make up??????? Wow.

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    3. People who hate actors just because of their character’s actions are complete idiots.

      At least Brenock can see the funny side.

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    4. Loved Joe Naufahu as Moro so far. Great charisma and presence.

      On Sansa and Brienne being a “package deal” in Season 6 as per Sophie Turner:

      We know that Brienne goes to Riverrun, but there’s no indication that Sansa’s with her. Sansa goes to Bear Island with Davos, and there’s no indication that Brienne’s with her then. I guess it’s possible that Sansa goes with Davos and Brienne to Bear Island and then goes with Brienne to Riverrun and then goes BACK to the Battle of the Bastards in time to bail out Jon’s army with the Vale soldiers, but that seems unlikely.

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    5. Just to be clear, the Mel crone was Carice’s head in full make up but digitally inserted onto a body double. It wasn’t “full body makeup” as Maisie said.

      Also, upon re-watching the episode, one of my favorite moments is the hug between Sansa and Theon. One of the tenderest moments in the show’s history. I know he’s not technically a Stark,but I just realized this is the first time two people from that house have had a tender moment of compassion with each other since Robb and Catelyn.

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    6. Grr… The IGN interview contains a (I think) big spoiler! I assume it’s from leaked material or filming spoilers. …but I wasn’t expecting spoilers just from coverage of an interview. Guess I’ll be skipping anything from IGN in the future if they are this cavalier about this.

      Says something about Pod and Brienne being at Riverrun…

      But for now maybe you could perhaps mark it?

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    7. I was a little hesitant about the new Dothraki going into the season, but I really enjoyed them in the first episode. I’ve never been too crazy about Emilia’s acting skills (not bad, not great), but I loved her subtle reactions in the premiere.

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    8. Deesensfan:
      As if I could be even more excited for Sansa’s story! CANNOT WAITTTTTTT!

      And, wait, Melisandre’s old lady self is full body make up??????? Wow.

      Yeah, it’s amazing what the make up artists can do on this show! They need more credit for their hard work!

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    9. Ravyn:
      Just to be clear, the Mel crone was Carice’s head in full make up but digitally inserted onto a body double. It wasn’t “full body makeup” as Maisie said.

      Also, upon re-watching the episode, one of my favorite moments is the hug between Sansa and Theon. One of the tenderest moments in the show’s history. I know he’s not technically a Stark,but I just realized this is the first time two people from that house have had a tender moment of compassion with each other since Robb and Catelyn.

      Ohh, but still, they did a great job with making Mel look really old, props to them.

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    10. Connor,

      I agree. It’s uncanny and I thought it was full body makeup too. But there have been several articles explaining that they used the same technique as in Cerise’s Walk.

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    11. The fact that she has someone behind her now foreshadows the fact that she’s going to start building a group of people who really listen to her for the first time. It’s important that the first one of them is a woman, and that’s her only gateway into making the men listen to her. It definitely foreshadows good things for her.

      So Brienne won´t be going to the Riverlands?
      Theon won´t be going to Pyke?

      Who exactly is in this group Sansa is building?

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    12. “which seems to imply that Sansa will

      also be at Riverrun to meet with the Tullys alongside Brienne and Podrick Payne.”

      What the hell IGN???

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    13. People who send death threats at anyone at all are idiots. People who send them to actors for the actions of the characters they portray are beyond any level of stupidity that I could possibly describe with words.

      As for Joe Naufahu, I was so pleasently surprised by his portrayal of Khal Moro! Honestly, I expected a watered down Khal Drogo, partly because that’s basically what looks like, but he’s quite different. Moro’s got a lighter, wittier personality than Drogo, yet at the same time he’s written as a hardline traditonalist of their culture. So, Naufahu has nothing to fear in terms of his hopes that we see Moro in his own light, a new flavour of Dothraki, because he accomplished it beautifully, and we’ve just seen him in a single scene as of yet.

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    14. Luka Nieto,

      I’ve said it before that some people in this fandom have some real deep personal problems,they shouldn’t watch a show like this because they may be a menace to society .

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    15. Hoyti Von Totiy: So Brienne won´t be going to the Riverlands?
      Theon won´t be going to Pyke?

      Who exactly is in this group Sansa is building?

      I think Theon is definitely going to Pyke.

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    16. Lyanna_Targaryen,

      HBO including a 0.2 second screenshot of Pod and Brienne with

      Tully banners

      in a trailer is not the same as them “putting that out”.

      Certainly I watched the trailers about 3 times each but I’m not freeze framing it to get every single possible clue about what’s going to happen, because I don’t want to be spoiled. Which is what a lot of us want.

      I’m really happy with the fact that I’ve managed to be mostly unspoiled – I spoiled myself too much last season and regretted it. It is frustrating to have the actors being so careful not to spoil in their interviews and then stupid website “journalists” spilling the beans.

      Daughter of Winter,

      MTE… maybe mark your spoiler though.

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    17. Terri Schwartz is great, but the comment in the IGN interview about what Brienne and Sansa being a package deal means for Sansa’s future whereabouts is clearly an assumption on her part, and not something that’s likely to come to fruition. People shouldn’t take it at face value.

      Sansa is remaining in the North for the entire season – we know that she’s present at the Battle of the Bastards in Episode 9. The Riverrun stuff is in Episodes 7, 8, and 10. Sansa will not be traveling south and then traveling back. It’s completely infeasible.

      Rather, based on the preview for the next episode, it looks like Brienne tells Sansa that she encountered Arya. We also have a picture of Brienne from 6×05 that seems to show her still in the North. My guess is that Brienne will get Sansa somewhere relatively safe – be that Castle Black, Bear Island, or somewhere else – and then Sansa will send Brienne back south to see if she can find Arya.

      How she ends up at Riverrun remains to be seen, but Brienne has no way of knowing that Arya has left Westeros. In light of that, it’s logical to assume that having already tried the Vale, she would now head to Riverrun, where the last remaining members of Sansa and Arya’s extended family reside. I doubt she’ll realize that she’s walking directly into a siege until she gets there … or that in doing so, she’ll meet Jaime again.

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    18. M,

      I imagine she’s just trying to cover for that eventual plot twist (even though, as the IGN article notes, we’ve seen indicators otherwise in the trailers).

      queenofthrones,

      Anything you can deduce from the trailers is fair game, as far as I see it.

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    19. F**K Olly! But don’t threaten his family. They’re already dead, that only brings up unpleasant memories for the lad…

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    20. Lord Parramandas:
      I really like the fact, that Sophie Turner is now credited individually in the title scene.

      Glad I’m not the only one who noticed that!! *Fist bump* Super freaking happy about that. ?

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    21. I agree with the Theon, Sanza hug….it was a beautiful moment.

      I don’t understand people…….SHOW…..REALITY…..the poor kid…He is after all a kid. How can someone be so sick as to threaten him and his family……Sick, Sick, Insane.

      I really am excited for what we are in for…True we know locations and characters. How and what goes down will be exciting to see.

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    22. Sean C.,

      When the trailer breakdown posts were put up, they were marked by Sue as potential spoiler territory. Thus, I did not click. If a posted interview/review/article contains references to this material it should be marked in the same way.

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    23. I still cannot understand how do you find out what picture is from what episode ?? can please someone tell me :O

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    24. Has anyone else noticed that Turner’s name was among the protagonists (I think) for the first time on this episode? If I am not mistaken, up to now she was among the ones cited in pairs (as Maisie Williams still is, for instance).
      I am referring to the titles at the beginning which I am sure have a very precise name, but I have not a clue what it is (it is generique in french).

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    25. Lyanna_Targaryen,

      You don’t care about being spoiled, maybe you even like it. That’s your prerogative – but it also makes your opinion about whether something is a spoiler pretty much irrelevant.

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    26. queenofthrones,

      queenofthrones:
      Lyanna_Targaryen,

      You don’t care about being spoiled, maybe you even like it.That’s your prerogative – but it also makes your opinion about whether something is a spoiler pretty much irrelevant.

      Let’s not argue ladies…
      I should however agree that unsullied viewers kept as far as possible from breakdown trailers and a normal viewer would in no way manage to see those banners without the breakdown.
      So in my view IGN should have paid a little more attention.
      That having been said… it is not such a big deal.

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    27. Luka Nieto,

      I did not expect the Dothraki to be funny. They did make an impression in the first episode. Not just Moro, his two wives were funny too. I have changed my mind about the Dothraki storyline..
      Regarding Turner’s interview with IGN, one sentence seemed weird. She says

      Sansa next season is not gathering an army, rather she is trying to get people to listen to her. Sansa’s arc next season is about her gathering an army to fight for her, surely!

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    28. Death threats again? That poor kid.

      I know Season 6 starts right after Mother’s Mercy, but it was hilarious to see Olly’s growth sprut!

      The acting in the Dothraki scene was lacking. I think you can tell that the new actors aren’t as comfortable with the language as Emilia is.

      I really missed Yara and I can’t wait to see her.

      Sansa travel tinfoil

      Brienne will take her to Castle Black. I’ll venture a guess that she’ll arrive in Episode 3, see Jonny boy died and witness his resurrection. After that, my guesses are that she will: make some plans with Jon and friends, send Brienne south to look for Arya, go to Bear Island with Davos and hopefully Jon, do some more travelling in the North, be present at Bastardbowl, take Winterfell with Jon, settle in and chat with LF about something. Now watch the opposite happen lol.

      I want a meeting between Brienne and Melisandre lol. I actually wonder what Melly will do this season besides attempting a resurrection and taking a nap. Sex up Jonny??

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    29. Direwolf Heart: I don’t understand people…….SHOW…..REALITY…..the poor kid…He is after all a kid. How can someone be so sick as to threaten him and his family……Sick, Sick, Insane.

      I was just reading an article over at Cracked.com where people were outright threatening a father who lost his son at the Sandy Hook shootings. (They claimed he was making it up.)

      Some people are just crazy.

      Dislike the characters, sure. But leave the actors alone! They’re just playing a role!

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    30. I hate Olly, but I would never insult the actor who plays him, or his family. That is just pathetic and childish. Especially death threats, ridiculous.

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    31. Inquisitor1961,

      The three eyed raven cave has been invaded by the WW so he escapes with Meera. Soon afterwards they are rescued in the middle of the night by a hooded rider who wields a flaming morning star.

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    32. Spoilers!

      Episode 2: Bran visiting CB
      Episode 3: Tower of Joy… how i know, well check this out..

      http://www.farfarawaysite.com/section/got/gallery6/gallery2/hires/1.jpg
      Photo from GOT season 6 episode 2…

      Bran in Winterfell

      Other photos are Yara, Jamie and Tommen near Myrcella, Balon..etc
      You can see them by simpli changing:
      /section/got/gallery6/gallery2/hires/1.jpg
      To:
      /section/got/gallery6/gallery2/hires/2,3,4,5,6,7,8.jpg
      For example:
      /section/got/gallery6/gallery2/hires/2.jpg
      Season 6 episode 2 photo 2.. in any case

      http://www.farfarawaysite.com/section/got/gallery6/gallery3/hires/1.jpg

      Season 6 episode 3 photo 1 is Bran in enviorment that looks like TOJ… this is just IMO but i dont think i am very wrong either…

      And pls someone tell me how to put that spoiler thing on…

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    33. Connor,

      Yes!!

      I think it would be a good idea to re-introduce him as a character that potentially knows something about R+L=J or at least suspects it. He also must have found out some things about the WW.

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    34. ghost of winterfell: Not just Moro, his two wives were funny too. I have changed my mind about the Dothraki storyline..

      And his bloodriders as well.

      Scenes like that make it so obvious D&D are fans of Monty Python. Rightly so, too.

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    35. Pure Speculation: I doubt Sansa ever makes it to Castle Black. I think that’s where Ramsey will go next (doing serious damage to what is left of the Watch). At some point the Sansa/Brienne group and Davos will intersect either before or after going to Bear Island. Meanwhile not totally permanently dead Jon will join up with the Wildlings, leaving the Boltons to face a multi-front battle (and hopefully being slaughtered). Sansa and not totally permanently dead Jon probably won’t meet until Winterfell.

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    36. Ravyn: one of my favorite moments is the hug between Sansa and Theon. One of the tenderest moments in the show’s history

      A thousand times this! We’re only one episode in and this is already one of my alltime favourite GoT moments. Seriously, I had to rewatch it ten times over. I very much like how the music underlines Sansa’s relief when she lays her head on Theon’s shoulder *sobs* I’m not an expert on the matter, but I like Ramin Djawadi’s work for the show very much.

      As for the Dothraki. I’m very much looking forward to see more of Moro and I also loved how the Bloodriders seemed like actual individuals. Personal favourites: Staz Nair’s delivery of the language was insanely perfect and I also liked the acting of the left one of the two in the tent (Sorry, don’t know his name).

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    37. ghost of winterfell,

      Yep. The last thing I expected was for the Dothraki to make me laugh. I like the injection of a bit of levity in what is otherwise a dark story. I especially appreciated it in such a surprising place. Sure, I expect some chuckles if Bronn is involved, or Tyrion and Varys, or characters like that, but not the Dothraki. It’s also one of the reasons I loved Davos’s “mutton” line.

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    38. Truth be told I’m actually really fascinated to see where this goes regarding Sansa and Brienne. I have a sneaking suspicion in the books at least that Sansa goes in a Donelle Lothston type direction (remember the Bat shield) and that she’s actually the younger Queen who gets Cersei. Reckon she goes to RL and Harrenhall next season. I do think she picks up the “Gravedigger” as a servant as well, and that there will be some twisted goings on in the Halls of Harrenhall which will be the tragedy of the Hound who had found peace as the GD, eg he is loyal as a Hound to a fault. All part of the tragedy of power and character pathways etc

      I have the sneaking suspicion that Brienne is to Sansa what Ser Robert Strong is to Cersei. Though the issue and I suspect tragedy with Brienne is she is such a great person, but there is some cruel irony in the fact she has submitted Oathkeeper as a pledge of allegiance, but she will learn something of the difficulties faced by Jaimie

      That’s all theoretical, for now it is quite great that we have Brienne pledging to Sansa, who assuming Rickon gets killed becomes Lady Stark, using a sword derived from Neds sword Ice. Hope that comes up. Sansa’s going to forge a rebellion

      Which is quite great because Jaimie sent Brienne on that mission and there’s a possibility things converge quite well in the RL next season, or end of this one

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    39. http://www.farfarawaysite.com/section/got/gallery6/gallery5/hires/1.jpg

      I have convinced myself via zooming that Longclaw’s pommel is there lmao

      http://www.farfarawaysite.com/section/got/gallery6/gallery4/hires/1.jpg

      Are they putting Jonny on the barbie? Or maybe it’s the NW traitors? Has anyone analysed what is going on here with Davos and that smoke? Apparently it’s episode 4.

      http://www.farfarawaysite.com/section/got/gallery6/gallery3/hires/1.jpg

      Bran looks like someone who just found out R+L=J and is struggling to get time off work so he can rewatch the episodes and catch all the clues. Bloodraven obviously knows all the theories.

      On a more serious note, I would be pleasantly surprised if ToJ happens earlier than predicted.

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    40. Nymeria Warrior Queen:
      ghost of winterfell,

      Yep.The last thing I expected was for the Dothraki to make me laugh.I like the injection of a bit of levity in what is otherwise a dark story.I especially appreciated it in such a surprising place.Sure, I expect some chuckles if Bronn is involved, or Tyrion and Varys, or characters like that, but not the Dothraki.It’s also one of the reasons I loved Davos’s “mutton” line.

      Yeah I was surprised too at Khal Moro. Was quite funny though and a good idea. to also have a chuckle about Emilia’s rumoured nudity contract. Probably a nice way to get everyone to take the whole “back to season 1” thing overly seriously

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    41. Shipp: Castle Black. I think that’s where Ramsey will go next (doing serious damage to what is left of the Watch).

      If Roose is still alive at that point, I’m not so sure that he would allow this. If he wants to be taken seriously by the Northmen as Warden, he should probably respect the law. Not that the law of the land prevented him from murderimg his King, still, in his new position, he might propose something else than taking an army north.

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    42. Shipp,

      I’ve been saying this for months. It’s obvious that’s not where Sansa is going – Ramsay is aiming for Castle black. Why would she go the place he’ll know to look for her?!

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    43. Valaquen:
      I got a great Spartacus vibe from the Dothraki this episode; it probably helps that one of them was also a gladiator in that show, but the dialogue, though concerning brutal acts, was very funny and sort of endearing, in a way.

      didn’t get any spartacus, but hwat are the greatest things in life is straight out of conan the barbarian. and the way they delivered it was what did the roamns ever do for us from monty pythons life of brian.
      the result was hilarious

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    44. Nadia,

      Except that is where they were going, as of the premiere. They would go there because it’s their best option (who else in the neighbourhood is in their corner?); that it’s “obvious” is unfortunate but unavoidable.

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    45. In the interview with Sophie Turner, she talks Sansa and revenge… partial Lady Stoneheart role?

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    46. Nadia:
      Shipp,

      I’ve been saying this for months. It’s obvious that’s not where Sansa is going – Ramsay is aiming for Castle black. Why would she go the place he’ll know to look for her?!

      Again: pure spec
      I have my suspicion that it’ll be Ramsey who takes out Thorne and Olly. They kept thinking the only enemies were the ones from the Other side of the wall, but we all know there’s a monster at Winterfell. Ramsey may burn the whole place down (and Jon walks out of the flames…). Get hype.

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    47. Shipp,

      Thorne and Olly are going to be taken out by Davos’ crew and the Wildlings long before Ramsay gets anywhere near them. There’s no other probable resolution to that whole situation.

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    48. Inquisitor1961:
      I misspelled it sorry, Bran in Winterfell:

      What do you think boys and girls ?

      You could be right on the second photo! It does look like

      Bran and 3-Eyed Raven are at the Tower of Joy scene! IF it’s really episode 3, then it’s earlier then expected, and could be the episode Jon comes back!!

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    49. Sean C.:
      Nadia,

      Except that is where they were going, as of the premiere.They would go there because it’s their best option (who else in the neighbourhood is in their corner?); that it’s “obvious” is unfortunate but unavoidable.

      But, after Roose’s lecture, Ramsey knows he has to recapture Sansa and Theon. If they see Bolton soldiers heading that way (or if they run into Davos etc heading south) they’ll know there’s no refuge to be found at Castle Black and thus detour.

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    50. Ghosts Afternoon Tea,

      I’m glad you mentioned Oathkeeper. It took me a little while to get to that layer of the onion in that scene…I was too caught up in the moment, thinking how happy I was to see Sansa have someone pledge their allegiance to her, that person being Brienne, who is about as true of a character as one can get, thinking back to Brienne and Catelyn exchanging those words, and happiness for Brienne she finally feels as though she’s fulfilling her oath to Catelyn, I didn’t get to the point of…OMG, Brienne just swore her allegiance to Sansa Stark with part of Ice reforged.

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    51. Ghosts Afternoon Tea: Reckon she goes to RL and Harrenhall next season. I do think she picks up the “Gravedigger” as a servant as well

      I’m not a SanSan shipper, but I do think that their stories are somehow intertwined. Isn’t the Hound one of the few living persons left who know that LF betrayed Ned in the throne room?

      I also had that idea that Sansa would go back south after helping to re-conquer Winterfell and taking up the Wardenship (Sorry Rickon:( ). I assume the impending thread from beyond the Wall will enter the Realm at the end of the season and lead to somewhat of an exodus or emigration of the whole north to seek refuge in the south. One huge structure that could hold quite a few people would be Harrenhal. The other thing I speculated was that she’d meet Daeny on the way who would be on her way north.

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    52. Sean C.,

      I think that could easily change. That was just her and Theon talking when they were about to get caught. Brienne could easily tell her to head elsewhere because that’s the first place Ramsay would look. They could end up going somewhere else. Castle Black is a long long to go to avoid Ramsay’s guards and hounds, even with Brienne and Pod.

      I just think it’s a red herring. i’d love to be wrong and have a Jon/Sansa reunion but I’m skeptical

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    53. Inquisitor1961:
      Spoilers!

      And pls someone tell me how to put that spoiler thing on…

      it tells you how to put pspoilers on at the top of the page, there’s simply 2 extra spaces written in what’s at the top to stop it working, remove them it works

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    54. Inquisitor1961,

      I’m not sure where those pictures are from…whether they’re images already released, or something that’s not supposed to be out there. I’ve read the books, and I’ve followed the filming info., but once the season starts, I don’t want any information that isn’t supposed to be out there, so I didn’t click on the links. It isn’t personal, it’s just me being careful. I’m really gun-shy after the leaks, last year.

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    55. For everyone cheering the reunion of Sansa and Brienne… yes… we had a brief moment of warm happies in the belly. Yummy. But…

      … doesn’t anyone else feel dread? This is GoT people! What will Sansa DO with Brienne? Why were words spoken that pointed out (paraphrasing here) “I will ask you nothing that goes against your honour”? Is that exactly what will happen? Why will Brienne and Pod end up in the Riverlands…. I’d like to think Sansa won’t send her on a mindless Frey revenge plot – we already are getting one of those. As a double-agent, to assassinate Jaime? Boo Sansa…

      Also… why/how will Sansa end up with house Mormont? I’d like to think she used those Bolton dinner conversations and gleaned which houses are still loyal to the Starks at some point… go Sansa?

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    56. Deesensfan,

      Strictly my opinion, but D&D went through enough to get Sansa out of the Vale and up north, I don’t think they’d send her back there.

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    57. Nymeria Warrior Queen:
      Inquisitor1961,

      I’m not sure where those pictures are from…whether they’re images already released, or something that’s not supposed to be out there.I’ve read the books, and I’ve followed the filming info., but once the season starts, I don’t want any information that isn’t supposed to be out there, so I didn’t click on the links.It isn’t personal, it’s just me being careful.I’m really gun-shy after the leaks, last year.

      They have been officially released months ago, in February, I think.

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    58. Shipp,

      They’d be far ahead of any Bolton soldiers.

      Sansa and Brienne actually getting to Castle Black is a much cleaner and less convoluted explanation for what we know about the Northern plot than any of the alternatives I’ve seen, and more in keeping with the writers’ by now obvious preference for putting familiar characters in scenes together.

      Deesensfan:
      I just hope Sansa doesn’t go back to the Vale
      Though I believe Brienne would heavily advise against that.

      The Vale would, in many respects, actually be the safest place to go. She had loyal allies there with large armies. But it’s too distant, I would think.

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    59. This is how i know episode 3 is Tower of Joy:

      Tower of Joy is episode 3 beacuse all you need to do is read the link got/gallery6/gallery3/hires/1.jpg (game of thrones season 6 episode 3 photo 1

      and how i know this ?
      i know it beacuse i typed

      http://www.farfarawaysite.com/section/got/gallery3/gallery3/hires/1.jpg

      and i got photos from season 3 episode 3 photos… the person that posts photos on that page surely knows what happens, so yea now we know much more <3 [/spoilers]

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    60. Sean C.:
      Shipp,

      Thorne and Olly are going to be taken out by Davos’ crew and the Wildlings long before Ramsay gets anywhere near them.There’s no other probable resolution to that whole situation.

      It’s certainly a possible resolution but not the only. I just give bigger odds to Thornes plans all going to hell. yeah some Wildlings may come to Davos’ aid but Ramsey himself told Sansa about Jon being Lord Commander. Ramsey is going to believe that’s where she’s gone. So Wildlings and Boltons converge on Castle Black and everything goes fubar. Davos escapes. Thorne fails utterly at command and the walls’ defense is substantially damaged (because I do believe that wall is going to come tumbling down by the end of the season).

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    61. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      I really REALLY hope you are right.

      Imagine the backlash if she does? There was backlash that she went to Winterfell.
      Even I would backlash, and I almost NEVER backlash.

      Sorry for using backlash a lot 😛

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    62. Inquisitor1961:
      This is how i know episode 3 is Tower of Joy:

      Tower of Joy is episode 3 beacuse all you need to do is read the link got/gallery6/gallery3/hires/1.jpg (game of thrones season 6 episode 3 photo 1

      and how i know this ? i know it beacuse i typed http://www.farfarawaysite.com/section/got/gallery3/gallery3/hires/1.jpg

      and i got photos from season 3 episode 3 photos… the person that posts photos on that page surely knows what happens, so yea now we know much more <3 [/spoilers]

      You have to put [ spoiler ] in front of the text first you want to hide, you got the last part right though.

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    63. Shipp,

      The timing on that doesn’t really work. At the end of 601, we’ve already reached nightfall, and the expiration of Thorne’s ultimatum. Meaning that the presumed big action setpiece at the Wall should be at the start of 602. The Boltons haven’t even set out for Winterfell, and we see them debating that course of action in the promo.

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    64. Flayed Potatoes,

      Haha!
      I have become an EXPERT at sensing a spoiler in a comment. And I know people that are good at covering their spoilers so I scroll down slowly.

      I also skip some articles as of late. For example the article confirming two episode names… I felt like there would be too much spoiler discussion there.

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    65. Luka Nieto: People who send them to actors for the actions of the characters they portray are beyond any level of stupidity that I could possibly describe with words.

      This used to happen to soap opera stars all the time!

      Lyanna_Targaryen: I think from the collarbone on up is all prosthetics, and they probably did do an “old suit” for Mel, but I read they did use an old woman body double as well.

      Yeah, having a young person walk like an old person is almost as tough as having an old person walk like a young one.

      Shipp: It’s certainly a possible resolution but not the only. I just give bigger odds to Thornes plans all going to hell. yeah some Wildlings may come to Davos’ aid but Ramsey himself told Sansa about Jon being Lord Commander. Ramsey is going to believe that’s where she’s gone. So Wildlings and Boltons converge on Castle Black and everything goes fubar.

      Yeah, I suspect that Thorne’s death might not come at Jon’s hands, but at the hands of the Boltons. As Ramsay notes in the commercial for this week’s episode, Castle Black is undefended from the south side. The question is, how would Thorne respond to Bolton forces arriving? Will he be sending Ravens asking for help in dealing with these Wildlings? If so, then he could mistake Bolton death-squads for Bolton reinforcements.

      At any rate, I’ve had the sneaking suspicion that Ramsay is going to be a cause for the Walkers getting through the Wall ever since I read Dragons. Given that there will be less than two seasons after this year, I expect that the Walkers will get through at the end of this season, and that the Night Watch is going to get dealt its worst blows by sources it never expected.

      Wylie: If Roose is still alive at that point, I’m not so sure that he would allow this

      Roose is the one stressing that they need Sansa back. And, let’s face it, it would not take too much effort to make it look like the Wildlings did it or something like that. Jon letting the Wildlings into Westeros is probably going to strike the Boltons’ as a decade of XMas gifts in one fell swoop. (However, I suspect that this gift will bite their collective ass in the end.)

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    66. Deesensfan,

      I’m boycotting the word “leak.”
      I may allow other 4-letter words to pepper my vocabulary, but “leak” will not be one of them.

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    67. Connor: So…they used an actual old ladies naked body for Mel…..?

      Yeah, and on that: I regret having criticized this show and others for being shy about nudity from more “mature” women. Still, another 20 years, and I’ll probably think that is attractive. Sigh.

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    68. Just saw this post, enjoyed reading the interviews! Still shaking my head about anyone making any kind of threat against an actor playing any character. Dear lord people get a life! I just hope that these same people don’t mix fantasy and reality so badly that they make an attempt. I wonder what security the actors have, esp since they often are out and about in very public places?

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    69. Looking back at the

      Tower of Joy post back in August on this site, I remember a casting call for a Legendary Fighter who carries a hugely famous sword on his back, we only saw two Kingsguard in the trailers, so one of them isn’t Arthur Dayne, it seems they will be saving his appearance for when the scene airs!

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    70. Inquisitor1961,

      Thanks for clarifying. I’m still not sure if I want to know which picture is from which episode, though…lol.
      I get kind of strange about what I do and don’t want to know, once the season is underway.
      For instance, I’m cool with knowing certain things that will happen in the second episode…what we saw on the “next week on GoT…or whatever you wanna call it,” but don’t necessarily want to know more than that.
      Like I said, I get a bit strange…

      Or stranger than I already am. 🙂

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    71. Wtf, the spoiler coding isnt working for my last comment! I go to edit it and it says that the code is correct, like i put it.

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    72. There is no way Sansa is going south. Brienne will possibly take her to the Wall. If it is so it will be interesting because Brienne will learn all about the WWs, which will give an extra dimension to her oath to Sansa and the Starks. And if she stays at the Wall until the moment Jon is resurrected I think that this will give her another crucial perspective of the whole game when she meets Jaimie again. If Brienne is at RLs by ep7 then she could easily stay at CB until ep.5 by which time what is to be done will be done and everyone will start preparing for the wars to come…

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    73. Inquisitor1961,

      I noticed them! Thanks for them. 🙂 I STILL think that is Sansa’s coat in the picture with Mel leaving Castle Black. No one else could be dressed that finely on the Wall.

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    74. trarecar:
      Inquisitor1961,

      I noticed them!Thanks for them.I STILL think that is Sansa’s coat in the picture with Mel leaving Castle Black.No one else could be dressed that finely on the Wall.

      Luke Roberts said on his twitter to someone to check

      Episode 3 for him….TOWER OF JOY FOR EPISODE 3 CONFIRMED!!!!

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    75. So how does Brienne tell Sansa about Arya being alive? Plus that Jamie sent her to find both of them in their mother’s honor. Awkward!

      That will be ironic though…hey I tried to help you both and you both blew me off!

      Maybe Sansa will send her on an Arya mission?

      Sansa will be emboldened knowing that most of her family is actually still alive….ish.

      It’s kind of half right now…

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    76. Resident Evil:
      Luka Nieto,

      I’ve said it before that some people in this fandom have some real deep personal problems,they shouldn’t watch a show like this because they may be a menace to society.

      Unfortunately it’s not anything new RE – and not just in this fandom. Back in the 1980s the soap opera had a storyline where the character played by Joan Collins (who was playing a baddie) fired a gun to make the leading lady’s horse bolt (and the character was supposed to be pregnant and lost the baby). Joan Collins got threats then. I must admit that it puzzles me that folk don’t distinguish between fact and fiction sometimes – after all it’s not a matter of intelligence, just common sense.

      Although when I was a (very young) kid I had a book where Rupert Bear (a British comic book character) met a flying horse and I was quite disappointed when my mother told me there weren’t any flying horses in real life.

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    77. Inquisitor1961,

      People know who directed which episode numbers so from filming rumors, locations and pics they can surmise what was being filmed for which episodes and the general order of things.

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    78. Wimsey: Yeah, and on that: I regret having criticized this show and others for being shy about nudity from more “mature” women.Still, another 20 years, and I’ll probably think that is attractive.Sigh.

      Another 20 years, and you will not remember the use and purpose of it.

      Sorry…?

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    79. Maybe i am not dumb for some sort, but for this spoiler thing i am really dumb LOL

      Yeah guys and girls i saw that twitter post, so, was i right with the links ?? :DD <3 <3

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    80. Connor,

      According to the filming info it was Bender who filmed the Fight at the TOJ and he has directed episodes 5&6. I think it would be unfair to take from him the credit of such a difficult to shoot scene which also is crucial for the whole story and therefore I believe that we might see a pre fight scene at ep.3. Maybe the guards standing outside and Bran and BR having a kind of dialogue before Ned’s and co arrival.

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    81. Ravyn,

      I so agree – that look on her face said ‘Im home’.
      Hoyti Von Totiy,

      I suspect the group is the Northern lords
      Connor,

      You have to put [ spoiler ] in front of the text first you want to hide, you got the last part right though.

      Mods, is it possible to just put in a spoiler button like you do for block quote? Other forums I am on have it…..just wondering

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    82. trarecar,

      you can’t drag a cliffhanger ending out till halfway through the next series, people become displeased and stop watching in droves as the element of suspense turns first to irritation then simple disinterest

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    83. On Khal Moro: liked Naufahu a lot. Looking forward to see more of the Dothraki. Good call not to try to have a Khal Drogo bis (that would have been a disaster…) but to write a whole different character, possibly a somehow funnier one.

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    84. rhymeswithweak:
      So how does Brienne tell Sansa about Arya being alive? Plus that Jamie sent her to find both of them in their mother’s honor. Awkward!

      Sansa will be emboldened knowing that most of her family is actually still alive.

      I’m looking forward to Brienne telling her all of that. In a very short time Sansa is going from believing her entire family (minus Jon) is dead to hearing her younger siblings are all still alive, or at least were from last reports. She’s going to feel responsible for them and most likely do whatever she can to find them. Arya would be near impossible to find in Braavos since the only ones who know who she is are at the HoBaW.

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    85. I don’t think TOJ is happening in 3rd episode. I think they will show lots of flashbacks with the story eventually leading to why, how and what happened at TOJ. They may even show Lyanna and Rhaegar. TOJ will probably happen in episode 5 or 6

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    86. Connor,

      It could possibly mean that he has filmed more scenes than the fight. Maybe a scene with him guarding outside the TOJ while Bran and BR are there and have a kind of dialogue (him not seeing them). It is the only thing I can think of. Note: The spoiler brackets do not work. I tried. It shows that I have put them, the text is grey but when I send it the text is visible.

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    87. Deesensfan,

      ha ha right, I remember reading an interview by Colin Firth where the guy said that during/after Pride and Prejudice he had a couple of real nutcases following him around.

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    88. Wimsey,

      Hee, hello, for me that time is now! Actually tho, its really not too bad. and tho its not what I’d prefer, I feel great with the bod I have. But, another 20 years for me? Ugh

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    89. dothrakian raven:
      Connor,

      It could possibly mean that he has filmed more scenes than the fight. Maybe a scene with him guarding outside the TOJ while Bran and BR are there and have a kind of dialogue (him not seeing them). It is the only thing I can think of. Note: The spoiler brackets do not work. I tried. It shows that I have put them, the text is grey but when I send it the text is visible.

      Well, not long to find out now, it’s all really confusing to me. Luke said episode 3 and some think episode 5 or 6 is when it happens.

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    90. Ok so, judging what i seen is:
      Spoilers ahead if i manage to mess thing up again, but i think i made it !

      So, episode 2:
      – Bran has vision of Winterfell and Hodor flashback.
      -We see Yara, not the scene where she is kissing a girl but other one..
      -Ramsay standing in middle of Winterfell, probably he flayed someone beacuse it looks like same scene where he flayed the grandma that told Sansa “The north remembers”
      -We see Tommen and Jamie standing near Myrcella corpse, perhaps that is when he advices him
      -We see Balon Greyjoy standing near fireplace looking at someone (Yara or Euron)
      -Photo of Cersei, looks like scene where she says “Show them what Lannisters are”
      -We see Missandei Grey Worm and Tyrion sitting and Tyrion is drinking, probably scene where he says “i drink and i know things”
      -Ramsay and Roose staring at someone in the halls of Winterfell

      Episode 3:
      – First photo of Bran and Three Eyed Raven, possible near Tower of joy
      – Second photo shows Sam and Gilly on a ship, probably scene we seen already in one of those talk shows..

      Episode 4:
      -Only one photo to see and that is Davos standing near the fence in Castle Black

      Episode 5:
      -Melisandre photo on a horse, probably riding out of Castle Black
      -Photo of Brienne (looks like she entered somewhere where doors are broken) cant tell exactly

      Episode 6:
      – No photos, possible beacuse that is when Jon is revived or maybe Tower of joy second scene
      Episode 7:
      – No photos again..
      Episode 8:
      -Also no photos..
      Episode 9:
      -No photos..
      Episode 10:
      -Photo of Bran on a horse (where did he get one??) looking up at something..

      And thats it..
      That is my review xD

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    91. Inquisitor1961:
      Ok so, judging what i seen is:
      Spoilers ahead if i manage to mess thing up again, but i think i made it !

      And thats it..
      That is my review xD

      Also, i doubt Jon gets brought back in episode 6, too far in the season in my opinion.

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    92. Connor,

      Honestly i think he is revived in 3 or 4, beacuse we will see Mel saying: “All of it was a lie” and then she will ressurect him or something like that, and then they leave CB in ep 5 like we have seen her on a horse :3

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    93. Wimsey: And, let’s face it, it would not take too much effort to make it look like the Wildlings did it or something like that.

      That’s what I’m saying. He’d be smart about it and not be in-your-face-Ramsay-like and have his whole army ride north to attack the Night’s Watch just like that. Unless he gets word that a treacherous Jon Snow let all the Wildlings into the Gift which could very well justify an attack… (maybe also in the eyes of other Houses like Umbers or Karstark)

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    94. I have a feeling it will be much later in the season that Jon comes back, and we wont see him in action this season. though I think its silly
      just basing this on kits interviews.

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    95. Deesensfan:
      I have a feeling it will be much later in the season that Jon comes back, and we wont see him in action this season. though I think its silly
      just basing this on kits interviews.

      We shall see….

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    96. Connor: Well, its in a vision, Bran wont ever walk again, but he can only walk in visions.

      is it established that the children of the forest can’t repair people with their magic?

      as for the analysis of the pics and episodes, hows about for episode 10 bran is looking up at tryion targaryen, riding one of the dragons, we know he goes into the dragon cave, tywin once told him he’s only alive “because i cannot prove you are not my son” (i.e.) he had suspicions but couldn’t prove it,

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    97. I am definitely not one who thinks Jon is NOT coming back at all, but I have to tell you, I think we will not see him until Ep. 9 at the earliest… I think the expression on Tormunds face when he rides in on the horse is the sign that “hey, he was dead until just now”

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    98. Inquisitor1961,

      maybe the children of the forest can also repair horses taken off destroyed white walkers, theoretically they have the full power of the old gods behind them which is an as yet not properly defined quantity.
      there can’t be too many other sources of horses beyond the wall now most of the free folk are the nights kings blue eyed boys

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    99. Connor,

      We will see

      we know he is active in the season, well if anyone read the watchersontewall amazing life saving over the break spoilers, he’s in the battle, and at winterfell with little finger and sansa, we just don’t know how or when the return takes place.

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    100. The IGN interview w Soohie is the most informative. It sounds like she will go to river run rather than the wall? And that revenge for the red wedding is definitely on the horizon!!!!

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    101. Inquisitor1961:
      Connor,

      In 30-45 days xD
      I fucking cannot wait anymore, like i am struggling really hard on what to do to make my time pass faster

      I think in the vision where the Night King sees Bran and grabs him is how the White Walkers will find the 3-Eyed Crows cave and Bran, Meera and Hodor will have to escape, maybe the Children of the Forest can somehow give them horses?

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    102. Jane Taylor,

      So you are saying, that those photos arent in correct order ?
      Beacuse i think you are really wrong, beacuse every photo is 100% accurate, episode 1 all photos from episode 1, also from season 1 to season 5 every photo matches correct episode…

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    103. Oh give it a rest, Sophie.

      Sansa shows no real sign of having insight into politics, despite being it’s victim many times. She does have pieces to the puzzle, for example, Lysa practically confessed her crimes to Sansa as she held her at the moon door. Does Sansa realize what she heard? I see no sign of it.

      Will someone have to come along and put the pieces together for Sansa? All I saw in the snowy woods is Sansa cowering under a tree while Pod, Brienne and Theon fought like hell for their lives….and hers. Sansa didn’t peep out once, not even to throw a rock or something, for goodness sake.

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    104. Onion Knight 4 King:
      In the interview with Sophie Turner, she talks Sansa and revenge… partial Lady Stoneheart role?

      sounds more like she is taking on Manderly’s (frey pie) role – he sent Davos to find Rickon and is organizing the opposition to the Boltons and revenge for all they betrayed in the Red Wedding.

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    105. queenofthrones,

      I agree with her and I don’t like spoilers. If you are afraid of info from a promo I really think you should abstain from the forums that the sullied use. Maybe we need a definition of spoiler? If sue says that info from gleaned from a promo is something FWR have to use spoiler codes to discuss (which I highly doubt she will), then I will do so. However, I think most of the comments would be covered. This is silly. If it isn’t a leak or book knowledge than it isn’t a real spoiler. There are degrees of spoilers, but if you are looking to remain pure this simply isn’t the place for you. How are we supposed to differentiate between what another person was able to see in the promo and therefore cover it. You are being silly. Chill.

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    106. Off topic I know, but I just realized that I had “Home” on my list for episode title #3 as opposed to episode #2. I guess they’re moving the story along faster than I thought.

      So close, but, yet so far.

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    107. Demon Monkey,

      most of the time i grey stuff out, it’s because i’ve got a memory like a sieve and i’m speculating on stuff i can’t remember where i got the inspiration for, and i simply don’t want to hack anyone off by mentioning something somewhere i shouldn’t.

      i try to find all the info i can as i like to try to work out where things might be going at the end

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    108. Shipp,

      But what about the speculation that Sansa and Davos meet up? Maybe they don’t then. There is no hard evidence for it.

      The thing I like the most about this show is how unexpected it is. You think that you can figure things out from promos, but at least half of the time you are wrong. It is especially fun now because we r going off book. This is the first season where we don’t know the big twists. It feels different.

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    109. Brienne ends up having to give her life for Arya after Arya kills the Waif, and escapes back to Westeros. Only death can pay for life when Jaqen H’ghar tracks her down and is about to kill her to restore the balance to the gods

      It is sooooooo known. By those of us who invest in tin foil, that is. 😉

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    110. Edith,

      Holy shit awesome

      I wonder if we are getting some flashbacks we don’t know about yet, really looking forward to the episodes to come

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    111. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      I didn’t get this until you repeated it! So awesome! Where is the other sword anyway? It makes no sense for them to bury something so valuable w Joff.

      Another thought on spoilers: there really are a whole new levels this season. It used to just be book and non book readers. I’m cool w promo stuff, but not things that are leaked ahead of when HBO planned. I think we all will need to learn how to navigate this new landscape individually. Because it seems there are pictures here that are not supposed to be out yet. I appreciate that they are covered at least.

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    112. Vegodread:
      Off topic I know, but I just realized that I had “Home” on my list for episode title #3 as opposed to episode #2. I guess they’re moving the story along faster than I thought.

      So close, but, yet so far.

      So far from what?

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    113. Demon Monkey,

      yeah I watched the trailers. But I didn’t analyze them to death. It seems like common sense to me that info about where characters will be in future episodes is spoilery. Generally I think people agree this is the case given the use of spoiler coding here.

      And I do avoid reading comments and threads which are marked as potential spoiler territory, this one wasn’t. Only exception is sues recap thread post episode – I want to be part of the conversations and don’t want to wait for the unsullied/unspoiled thread. If I got spoiled there I wouldn’t hold i against anyone.

      But I’ve not actually been spoiled by comments – I’m complaining about the IGN article. Most journalists understand that you’re not supposed to spoil the plot for your readers as part of regular coverage.

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    114. I hope

      we get the ToJ flashback all at once. If it is split in half (the fight in one episode and the interior in another, for example) it might be confusing for casuals.

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    115. Demon Monkey:
      But what about the speculation that Sansa and Davos meet up? Maybe they don’t then. There is no hard evidence for it.

      No “hard” evidence, per se, but the weight of circumstantial evidence, down to them seemingly being in the same place in the trailers, is in favour of it. There’s also the obvious practical filming issue:

      Brienne and Theon are bound for other destinations at various points in the season, based on promos, interviews, etc.; if they’re gone, who is Sansa going to be interacting with?

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    116. Anon,

      What do you expect Sansa – a girl who is untrained in any kind of physical violence – to do against trained soldiers with swords and dogs to do, especially when she’s just escaped her abusive, rapist husband and swum through a freezing river in thick woolen clothing?

      If anything, I’m amazed that either her or Theon could even stand up. I suppose Theon went through the shit for so long that when he snapped out of it, it had to be a massive snap, like an earthquake.

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    117. Williams:
      I was a little hesitant about the new Dothraki going into the season, but I really enjoyed them in the first episode.I’ve never been too crazy about Emilia’s acting skills (not bad, not great), but I loved her subtle reactions in the premiere.

      When Dany starts listing her titles, Emilia always gets this look like something stinks. Her repulsion face has become more endearing but the faces she was making at the Doth camp made me laugh. But even with that, I loved the introduction of the new Dothraki. Joe Naufahu was made for this show.

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    118. Clob,

      That’s very interesting. I do think that Sansa will be the one to reunite the Stark survivors – if a reunion is even possible. She’s been given the pieces of the puzzle. She knows that Bran and Rikon are not dead, at least. She will find out from Brienne that Arya was seen alive.

      Arya will join an acting troupe, apparently

      Varys has mentioned being an actor with a troupe, and I have no doubt he still has spies in that community. This might be a way the sisters are united…somehow through Varys.

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    119. Did you guys notice Harald Karstark in the promo for episode two? He wears his father’s clothing style, and it’s definitely the actor cast as Harald.

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    120. Lyannaes,

      What do you expect Sansa – a girl who is untrained in any kind of physical violence – to do against trained soldiers with swords and dogs to do,

      I expect her to fight for her life, that is, if she thinks it’s worth saving. Throw a rock. Throw some snow. Throw some dried shit. Do something.

      Theon was horribly injured from flaying. He was cold and he was tired. But, he picked up a sword, and though he couldn’t swing it, he stuck someone with the pointy end.

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    121. Demon Monkey,

      My guess/hope is

      Jaime grabs it on his way up to Riverrun, which is, at least, further North than King’s Landing, so it will be heading in the right direction.

      Matthew The Dragon Knight,

      Me, too! At one point, I was going to start a thread over in the forums with remaining known Valyrian steel swords and their locations, but I never got around to it. What ever happened to the Valyrian steel dagger with which the assassin tried to kill Bran? Did it end up back in Littlefinger’s possession?

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    122. The TOJ is in the third episode. So I think when the TOJ ends, we all see Jon burning. At the beginning of ep 4 we start at Castle Black.

      Now we come to the promo pictures. Davos and Mel. They are looking at Jon, standing up with a burning sword. Sansa will be gone by then, Jon wants to stay but gets a letter from Ramsey.

      Speculation ofcourse

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    123. If episode 3 is Oathbreaker

      and if part of the tower of joy is in episode 3 as hinted. I think Jon will probably he back around 3, if not at least given a hint on who might do it.

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    124. Anon,

      Throw a rock. Throw some snow. Throw some dried shit. Do something.

      How would any of these things achieved anything except piss off the hounds or get in the way of the actual fights, of which Brienne (and Pod/Theon) were winning? Surely if you can’t physically fight, it’s better to run, hide, or stay in the background when it comes to fisties. That’s how you save your life if you can’t wield a sword.

      Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.

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    125. Very easy to determine ToJ episode, check to see who was the director at the location and correlate it with which two episodes they signed to direct.

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    126. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      I believe the dagger is in little fingers possession, also Dark sister might be with Blood raven. I hope Dark sister is with Blood raven. We might see the Tarly valyrian steel blade this year, and I think it’s still possible to come up with a believable location for Black fyre.

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    127. tyjon,

      The show can and has moved stuff around, even if we knew the director for certain.

      Luka Nieto,

      Yeah, you’re right, that is him. A bit earlier than I thought we’d see him. Maybe he’s there for Ramsay to bounce ideas off of prior to his presumed killing of Roose?

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    128. Anon,

      Then you have misguided expectations for her character. I guess breaking out of her room, jumping off a castle, and risking freezing to death to get away isn’t enough to prove to you that she values her life. No Lady Stark must also pick up nonexistent rocks in the snow and throw them. That would prove to you that she will play the gam, huh.

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    129. after only the gods know how many years of being a lurker, i am finally taking the plunge and posting. please be gentle as i am ‘un-besmirched’ on this site.

      my least favorite character on the show, other than SS, is LF. like Varys, i do have a lot of respect for him, though. i believe he is the most dangerous character in the show south of the wall. i am very anxious to see his story line now. i believe thing are about to get interesting for him and not necessarily the way he would want.
      1. he spirited Sansa away from KL
      2. he was, in part, responsible for Joffrey’s murder.
      3. he escorted Sansa all the way to Winterfell and gave her to the Boltons like a piece of furniture.
      4. Brienne and Pod saw them together at the inn
      5. now Brienne and Sansa are comparing notes. surely Sansa will inform Brienne of how she escaped KL, wound up at Winterfell, and possible the true accounting of Lysa’s death.

      now assuming,

      Brienne and Jaime meet at Riverrun,

      (gee, i hope i did that spoiler thing right)
      wouldn’t she tell him this information?

      what do you think LF’s chances of survival are after Jaime AND Cersei find out?
      maybe i am over thinking this. but it presents for some interesting possibilities of revenge Lannister Style.

      oh, and the dogs left the fight scene because they were late for a dinner date with Myranda and had to hurry back home.

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    130. Anon,

      She could certainly hear the soldiers dropping in numbers, and she could hear Brienne and Pod fighting. And besides, if – by some miracle – Brienne and Pod were both struck down, and her and Theon were recaptured, do you think throwing snow would help either of them? The soldiers might not hurt her for it, but they would probably hurt Theon, and Ramsey would ‘punish’ them both.

      I don’t understand why you’re so determined to go @ Sansa when she actually chose the right course of action?

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    131. The promo picture of Davos standing with what appears to be smoke – that seems to ONLY be possible if his loyalist group “wins.” Ie, they can’t leave the room right now. The only way he’s standing around outside in Castle Black is if the loyalists/Wildlings come and win.

      I think the smoke is the bodies burning after that confrontation.

      That picture looks to be episode 4. And episode 5 Mel is leaving Castle Black. That makes it extremely likely that Jon’s resurrection is episode 3, and 4 is dealing with the aftermath, etc, before people ride out.

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    132. Nadia,

      I wouldn’t mind that happening, I was wondering what Davos was looking at in that promo pic. So that picture of Davos looking at smoke is episode 4 ?

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    133. Also that picture of mel riding out, it looks like sansa is with them.
      You see something that looks like what’s wearing in the promo pic.

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    134. Luka Nieto:
      Did you guys notice Harald Karstark in the promo for episode two? He wears his father’s clothing style, and it’s definitely the actor cast as Harald.

      I thought it was him, so last night I went back and found the March 1st post where Sue confirmed who’d be playing Harald Karastark. And sure enough the guy in the preview is Paul Rattray. The hairline, beard, hair coloring all match and the guy in the episode 2 promo is wearing the same clothes as the guy who’s riding behind Ramsay in the HBO year-end promo.

      Sue’s post also reminded me that Harald Karstark will appear in 3 episodes. So next week will be 1. I wonder if the shot from the year-end promo is Ramsay & Karstark heading off to Castle Black to retrieve Sansa but something happens to stop them. Because that shot doesn’t look like it’s from Snowbowl. It’s overcast and possibly snowing, and Ramsay is wearing a heavy cloak, which he’s not wearing in the the shots of him from Snowbowl. So, whatever is happening in the year-end promo could be Karstark’s 2nd episode, and Snowbowl will be his 3rd and final episode.

      I can’t wait to meet him…I’m sure I’ll hate him.

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    135. I wonder if they’ll always show Bran in his vision state before showing an actual vision, or will they try to trick us one time by showing the vision beforehand so we think it’s currently happening.

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    136. Jack Bauer 24,

      In the past his “dreams” were shown before an establishing shot so I would hope the same is true for visions. It is a neat trick. I wish there were more scenes where the POV or setting wasn’t immediately obvious (like Cersei in the woods as a child).

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    137. Jack Bauer 24,

      Showing the vision first would be nice, maybe of young ned stark or some other vision, the introduction the max von sydow and the return of bran should be nice.

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    138. BunBunStark,

      The casting call for Harold karstark got me pumped for season 6, really looking forward to seeing the new karstark in action next episode.

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    139. Lyannaes,

      sansa was portrayed perfectly as a study in cowardice, she borrowed strength from theon, in escaping from the castle, she borrowed strength from theon in crossing the river.
      when it looked like they were about to be captured and was found, she remained hiding under a tree root and snivelled,
      someone who cannot fight yet had a little courage would have still tried to escape from the melee to a place where they could conceal themself away from the sight of their enemy.
      someone who can’t fight yet is very brave would do anything at all to try to help their friends, distract the enemy, get behind them cause uncertainty in the attacker so that their ally can kill them, throw something in their eyes a fraction of a second of blocked blurred vision can mean the difference between life and death, grab a dropped sword throw it between their legs from behind. it may cut or trip the enemy.
      to sit and wait to be captured while snivelling is a coward who has no hope left and has given in frozen with fear.
      arya is brave.
      thus far sansa has been nothing but a frightened little girl. hopefully that will change by the end of this season because if not then she needs her own funeral pyre sharpish.
      maybe mel could build her one at least then she will have a use

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    140. queenofthrones:
      Grr…The IGN interview contains a (I think) big spoiler!I assume it’s from leaked material or filming spoilers.…but I wasn’t expecting spoilers just from coverage of an interview.Guess I’ll be skipping anything from IGN in the future if they are this cavalier about this.

      But for now maybe you could perhaps mark it?

      That stuff is from the trailer? Brianne and Pod are standing in front of a Tully banner, and the Tullys are in Riverrun, it really isn’t a spoiler anymore if it’s in the trailer…

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    141. Jaynee D.,

      Welcome to the Wall!!! 🙂

      I can’t really speculate, at least not with any specificity, how LF will get his comeuppance, especially since he’s such a slimy little creature. The only thing of which I’m fairly certain is, this season he will start to see his plans fall apart. In truth, I’m not even fairly certain about that (although I want it very much), given his aforementioned sliminess, but I don’t know where he has left to turn. It’s possible the Vale will stick behind him, I suppose.

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    142. Nadia:
      If Sansa and Brienne are a package deal why the hell would she end up in the Riverlands?

      Maybe Sansa sends her there to look for Arya? It looks like Sansa and Brianne are already discussing where Arya might be from the HBO preview for episode 2…

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    143. Inquisitor1961,

      I was looking at these pics yesterday, and I think there’s an answer to the question of where Brienne and Sansa are headed mid season. I’ll direct you to this pic:

      http://green-chili.blogspot.com.au/p/episode-5-6.html
      Pretty sure this shows Brienne at Castle Black. Note the broken door behind her. It’s the door to the room in which Davos and co. were hiding w Jon’s body. We see it being bashed in by the NW in the previews for ep 2.

      Green Chili,

      Thanks for the link! Great to be able to see them all in the one place.

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    144. So you take issue at being spoiled and then reveal that very “spoiler” here to the rest of us? Seems a little hypocritical. Although as others have said its not a spoiler. This site has been full of trailer dissections for weeks now so, with respect, I’m amazed you’re even here if you try to avoid being spoiled.

      queenofthrones:
      Grr…The IGN interview contains a (I think) big spoiler!I assume it’s from leaked material or filming spoilers.…but I wasn’t expecting spoilers just from coverage of an interview.Guess I’ll be skipping anything from IGN in the future if they are this cavalier about this.

      But for now maybe you could perhaps mark it?

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    145. Joe Naufahu has nothing to worry about. He’s already made an impression as Khal Moro, together with his wives and bloodriders. Very distinct from Drogo and his bloodriders. I just hope he survives all the fire and blood that’s surely coming this season. 🙂

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    146. iridium,

      About the Brienne pic:

      The broken door does look like the one in Jon’s office after Alliser has it smashed, but the opening behind Brienne looks more like a door than either of the windows in Jon’s room. I do still hope Brienne makes it to Castle Black, so maybe she’s standing in the CB stables or some other run-down building on the premises. I just don’t think it’s where Davos & co are hiding.

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    147. I think

      Arthur Dayne is in the Tower of Joy vision, they just wont show him in the promos. I remember back in August when Watchers posted something about the Tower of Joy this season, the casting call wanted an experienced fighter for a legendary character with a famous sword that he carries on his back and none of the two kingsguard in the trailers and promos have a greatsword on their backs. I posted this earlier but no one seemed to respond, I think it was on another post, idk. Here is the casting thing from that article back in August.

      “A legendary swordsman and a paragon of knighthood. He carries a hugely famous sword on his back. We are looking for the best swordsman in Europe to play this part.
      Please note that this character is a fighting legend and we will need a hugely impressive display of swordplay in very spectacular fight scenes.”

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    148. the other two swordsmen looked pretty impressive in the trailer.

      I believe your right, I think they haven’t been showing Arthur Dayne in the promotion, keeping him hidden for the actual episode.

      Some other watcher think it’s just the two kingsgaurd, and the cut Dawn from the show.

      but I do believe that maybe Arthur Dayne hasn’t been shown yet

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    149. Sean C.,

      BunBunStark,

      Well, poop. I thought I was on to something there!

      I thought it was the outside of the door (as in, where Alliser was standing), and it’d just sort of been half-heartedly patched up.

      However I have a notoriously bad sense of direction/visual memory so if the angles etc don’t look right I’m going to trust your opinions more than my own. Seriously, sometimes it’s a miracle I can find my way to work (and some days I don’t…)

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    150. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Connor,

      That would make for one hell of an episode, if all those events are happening in episode 2.

      I know eh? I hope this episode blows people away, so they can stop asking “where did the dogs goo?!?!” its all I see on social media, since when are dogs vanishing from a fight such a big deal? Nothing to do with the plot lol.

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    151. Connor: I know eh? I hope this episode blows people away, so they can stop asking “where did the dogs goo?!?!” its all I see on social media, since when are dogs vanishing from a fight such a big deal? Nothing to do with the plot lol.

      Jared summed it up best…

      “Since we’re addressing things that certain people considered to be “plot holes” (even if they actually weren’t), I’d like to leave this here.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/4gbren/solving_the_mystery_of_the_missing_dogs_s6e1/

      Apparently some industrious soul did the work and discovered that there are six Bolton hunters who are chasing Sansa and Theon – four mounted, and two on foot with the dogs. But Brienne, Pod, and Theon only kill five of them – the four who were on horseback, and one of the footmen. What happened to the second footman? Once it became clear that his side was going to lose, he ran back to Winterfell … with the dogs (some argue that we may even be him in the preview for the next episode with Roose and Ramsay).

      We’ll have to wait until the next episode to see if that last part’s true, but it’s good enough for me (I’d already assumed the dogs ran off, but hadn’t realized that one of the men escaped as well). It goes to show that people need to have a little more patience and faith before running to the Internet screaming “PLOT HOLE! I FOUND A PLOT HOLE!” It will never happen, but I can hope.”

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    152. Jack Bauer 24: Jared summed it up best…

      “Since we’re addressing things that certain people considered to be “plot holes” (even if they actually weren’t), I’d like to leave this here.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/4gbren/solving_the_mystery_of_the_missing_dogs_s6e1/

      Apparently some industrious soul did the work and discovered that there are six Bolton hunters who are chasing Sansa and Theon – four mounted, and two on foot with the dogs. But Brienne, Pod, and Theon only kill five of them – the four who were on horseback, and one of the footmen. What happened to the second footman? Once it became clear that his side was going to lose, he ran back to Winterfell … with the dogs (some argue that we may even be him in the preview for the next episode with Roose and Ramsay).

      We’ll have to wait until the next episode to see if that last part’s true, but it’s good enough for me (I’d already assumed the dogs ran off, but hadn’t realized that one of the men escaped as well). It goes to show that people need to have a little more patience and faith before running to the Internet screaming “PLOT HOLE! I FOUND A PLOT HOLE!” It will never happen, but I can hope.”

      Thanks! Never got to see his comment. Makes sense to me

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    153. Maybe he was simply killed off camera by Brienne/Pod/Theon. It happens… It happened to Stannis.

      If you want continuity issues then check out the opening shot of Winterfell (Ramsay scene), without any snow (that Sansa/Theon jumped into a few hours earlier). Burning Shireen sure did the trick it seems, that was one fast thaw!

      Jack Bauer 24: Jared summed it up best…

      “Since we’re addressing things that certain people considered to be “plot holes” (even if they actually weren’t), I’d like to leave this here.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/4gbren/solving_the_mystery_of_the_missing_dogs_s6e1/

      Apparently some industrious soul did the work and discovered that there are six Bolton hunters who are chasing Sansa and Theon – four mounted, and two on foot with the dogs. But Brienne, Pod, and Theon only kill five of them – the four who were on horseback, and one of the footmen. What happened to the second footman? Once it became clear that his side was going to lose, he ran back to Winterfell … with the dogs (some argue that we may even be him in the preview for the next episode with Roose and Ramsay).

      We’ll have to wait until the next episode to see if that last part’s true, but it’s good enough for me (I’d already assumed the dogs ran off, but hadn’t realized that one of the men escaped as well). It goes to show that people need to have a little more patience and faith before running to the Internet screaming “PLOT HOLE! I FOUND A PLOT HOLE!” It will never happen, but I can hope.”

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    154. Matthew The Dragon knight,

      No 3. Please. I’m going to be in China for work during epoisode 4&5 and have no idea how I will watch. I’m gonna be off the grid for two weeks unless I manage a way to watch. 🙁 I think. I need my Jon question answered by episode three. Is that too much to ask?

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    155. I’m HYPE just thinking about all the stuff to come still this season from the trailers! Euron! Bran! TOJ! Night King and WW! Biggest horse battle ever seen on screen according to Beinoff! Dragons!

      9 MORE EPISODES OF THRONES GOODNESS!

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    156. Jack Bauer 24: It goes to show that people need to have a little more patience and faith before running to the Internet screaming “PLOT HOLE! I FOUND A PLOT HOLE!” It will never happen, but I can hope.”

      heh, it would also be nice if people learned the difference between narrative details and plots! Continuity errors are not plot-holes: but, then, you will never convince Doctor Who fans of that…..

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    157. Apollo: If we assume Mereen/Braavos storyline is over by end of season, can we assume that KL won’t have been burned?

      Given that we’ve seen dragon wings over Kings Landing, and given that we do not expect Daeny to make it back to KL this season, there is no reason to expect Kings Landing to be entirely burned before next season. Of course, I’ve never seen any reason why it would all be burned: perhaps part of it will be, but not all of it.

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    158. Shipp: But, after Roose’s lecture, Ramsey knows he has to recapture Sansa and Theon.

      It is possible that they will decide that this is where Ramsay expects them to go, and strike out somewhere else because of that. Sansa knows that her younger brothers are alive, and her winding up with the Mormants might be because of it. Moreover, we probably are going to have some Deus ex Herbaria hung on the Wall next week: that could wind up being an important gunshot.

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    159. Flayed Potatoes,
      I’m also interested in Brienne meeting Davos at the Wall.

      Davos: We’ve met…during the parley with Stannis and Renly. They say you killed Renly.

      Brienne: No, Renly was killed by a shadow with the face of Stannis. I killed Stannis.

      Davos: His little girl was innocent!

      Brienne: I didn’t kill his little girl. Stannis was alone & severely wounded.

      Davos: ….

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    160. Shipp,
      I think Sansa goes to the Wall.

      Ramsay sends a raven to the Wall demanding Sansa back or he will march on the Wall. Jon sends Sansa to Bear Island for safety & Davos for reinforcements. Sansa & Jon agree Brienne should go fetch Arya.

      Can you imagine Jon’s smile when he finds out she’s still alive?

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    161. Deesensfan,

      OMG, so am I. I want her to get revenge for the Starks. If she and Jon get to meet (please please please), there will be tears in my house! The hype is STRONG.

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    162. Deesensfan,

      It’s possible, although not very likely.

      Theon tells Sansa he knows what these hounds are capable of. They will devour a person (I’m paraphrasing) and as soon as the fighting starts, the person in charge of these deadly hounds goes running back to Ramsey? Yeah, that’s probably smart. I’m sure Ramsey will appreciate the update and the safety of the hounds.

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    163. I am so interested, like everyone else, I’d guess, to see how the information we received at the end of the episode, that Melisandre’s youthful and beautiful appearance is due to a glamour, is going to come into play.

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    164. TNT Starkarian,

      He said that before he saw the hounds, though. Those hounds did not appear to be the same we saw both when Tansy was being chased (I think it was Tansy), and Yara went to try and rescue Theon from the Dreadfort. The dogs Sunday night appeared to just be bloodhounds. If the handlers of them were killed, I’d guess the dogs would run off.

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    165. Wimsey,
      There’s only 50 Black Brothers left. After E2, there will be 10 left. I think the Wall will be completely or nearly abandoned which will lead to a breach.

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    166. Wimsey: Moreover, we probably are going to have some Deus ex Herbaria hung on the Wall next week: that could wind up being an important gunshot.

      While I don’t know what u mean by deus ex hebraria, if the wildlings wipe out what is left of the NW I can definitely see Ramsay using that to rally the North.

      The only issue is we know he’s not going there. The battle will come to him at Winterfell. So he sends the letter or a message and Jon comes to him. I’m not sure where Sansa is thru all of this but I’m sure it will be awesome sauce!

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    167. Rygritte,

      I have been so focused on Jon and Sansa possibly meeting, I never considered the possibility that he would find out that Arya is alive too. Can’t wait to see his reaction, if this does happen!

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    168. ghost of winterfell:
      Rygritte,

      I have been so focused on Jon and Sansa possibly meeting, I never considered the possibility that he would find out that Arya is alive too. Can’t wait to see his reaction, if this does happen!

      Same here! I sometimes imagine what that would be like. Sansa and Jon never interacted with each other at all during the whole series. I wonder what that will be like once they reunite, maybe Sansa didn’t like Jon as much and that’s why they didn’t really talk or say goodbye to each other in Season 1. And the fact if this happens she will for sure tell Jon that Arya is alive, because she knows that they are close.

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    169. Anon,
      I absolutely loved Sansa being Sansa in that moment. It was funny and believable. She was frozen physically and mentally. And Theon was all like little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting.

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    170. Nymeria Warrior Queen: I am so interested, like everyone else, I’d guess, to see how the information we received at the end of the episode, that Melisandre’s youthful and beautiful appearance is due to a glamour, is going to come into play.

      I doubt that it’s just appearance: her pendant must make her genuinely youthful. She does not just look young: she moves, speaks, etc., young. It seems to be more of a “Dorian Gray” shapeshifting.

      But my guess is that it’s just character development. We were shown just how old and world-weary Melisandre really is. Yes, she’s physically young still: but she’s been around a long, long time: and even if her pendant gives her youthful health and vigor, it cannot take away how long she’s been at it. And it now looks to her like she’s back to square one. Think about what it’s like when you work on something for months and it all falls apart, leaving you to start all over. Now, magnify that 100X: and that’s what she’s going through. Now she has to both figuratively and literally regain her youthful bounce: and that would probably require finding a new messiah. Hopefully someone left one lying around….

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    171. Mag,

      Sorry I missed that casting call I would have been a perfect body double despite the fact I’m a 35 y/o man…

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    172. Connor,

      This is true in the books, Jon and Sansa are not close. But since the show has not really given any indication about their relationship so far, they do not necessarily have to stick to this. But in the end, I guess it does not matter how close they were in the past. They both have lost so much in these years, gone through so much, it will be a huge emotional moment for them to meet a member of their family for the first time. If and when this does happen of course.

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    173. ghost of winterfell:
      Connor,

      This is true in the books, Jon and Sansa are not close. But since the show has not really given any indication about their relationship so far, they do not necessarily have to stick to this. But in the end, I guess it does not matter how close they were in the past. They both have lost so much in these years, gone through so much, it will be a huge emotional moment for them to meet a member of their family for the first time. If and when this does happen of course.

      I am hoping it does, it would seriously make me very happy.

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    174. Wimsey,

      I really hope you are right and it is character development. Strike that, I have to agree w you because I can’t see how D&D incorporate glamor into the JS storyline and then look back on it with pride. Those theories that she will glamor Davis to look like him or glamor his corpse to carry it to the Riverlands are laughable.

      I also tend to agree with the idea that it’s more than appearance. It actually makes her youthful. Which is hella cool. Not only does it help us understand her experience of disappointment and loss but it suggests that she is wise and has more experience than we had expected. She’s probably a big deal in the faith. Not all the red priests and priestesses have such necklaces.

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    175. Deesensfan,

      Hey I got HBO GO to stream perfectly on an airplane for the premier. If you have HBO I’d get that shit set up on your phone or whatever device, then when you go to china and find any connection you should be able to watch. Download rate I was working with couldn’t have been much better than 50kb/s. Wasn’t the best quality picture ever but it did the job.

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    176. Connor,

      I think we will see

      an epic battle between young ned stark & ice against arthur dayne & dawn

      A badass battle of two double-handed broadswords. No idea how it ends but someone has to lose.

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    177. Connor: I wonder what that will be like once they reunite

      Her reunion with “Theon” was how I pictured her reunion with Jon, collapsing in his arms. However, if she finds him dead and then undead, she may be a bit standoffish which would make me throw my tv across the room. Now I’m doubting any family reunion will top her being held by Theon.

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    178. Connor,

      We do need the three…Ser Gerold Hightower, Ser Oswell Whent and Ser Arthur Dayne! 🙂

      It seems like they are keeping Arthur Dayne out of the promos. Wasn’t there a third fighter standing off to the side in those leaked filming photos?

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    179. Connor,

      Sullied by Knight,

      I am just stating what I saw from the leaked fan video of the TOJ fight:

      The dual wielder is whooping Ned and is about to finish him, but another guy sneaks up behind him and stabs him. I can only assume Ned is only saved once, so I am pretty positive the dual wielder is Dayne.

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    180. Inquisitor1961,
      You can see Davos’ horse in that shot of her leaving which makes me think they all go to

      Bear Island or they all go off in different directions:
      Davos & Sansa -> Bear Island
      Jon, Mel, & Tormund -> Winterfell or Last Heart
      Brienne & Pod -> Riverlands

      We know a Northern Lord turns his cloak. We all thought it would be Umber turning on Bolton, but it could be Umber turning on Jon.

      http://www.cheatsheet.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Screen-Shot-2016-04-11-at-11.03.11-AM-e1460398264641.png

      http://az801229.vo.msecnd.net/wetpaint/2016/02/game-of-thrones-season-6-melisandre-750×522-1456178589.jpeg

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    181. Connor: So…they used an actual old ladies naked body for Mel…..?

      Although I’d guess that the whole old lady was used in the shoot. Don’t want to be wasting any old lady parts.

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    182. Rygritte,

      Id like your theory to be true and they all go tohether but chances are the production has a limited number of horses they use so Davos horse is not strictly his own but random Stark soldiers horse, Boltons ….

      The fact noone seems to be riding that horse behind Mel only confirms my second toughts, but ill keep hoping you are right.

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    183. Rygritte:
      Wimsey,
      There’s only 50 Black Brothers left. After E2, there will be 10 left. I think the Wall will be completely or nearly abandoned which will lead to a breach.

      Im sure Jon will leave “10 good men” at the Wall who will die honorbly when NK strikes.

      Now if he only had “20 good men” to leave behind the Wall would be fine 😉

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    184. Dragon Tender: Although I’d guess that the whole old lady was used in the shoot. Don’t want to be wasting any old lady parts.

      damn right! Waste no lady parts, no matter what age.

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    185. Eddie Eyre confirmed on twitter he was in both trailers..

      He is supposed to be acting Arthur Dayne, its what they said on Winter is coming page.. i am quoting:

      “We’ve long suspected that actor Eddie Eyre will be portraying Dayne, and since this fun video popped up this morning, we thought Mr. Eyre’s tweet today was quite telling.” ( notice this tweet is posted right when tower of joy leaked video got removed, the one if you remember where that guy was cheering for ned: “get him beanny, slayed him”)

      “Tweet: Eddie Eyre ‎@EddieEyre
      Always feel like a kid when I get to play with swords. Even though my parents never let me play with real ones. That would be IRRESPONSIBLE!
      6:45 AM – 30 Sep 2015”

      any case, here is the status from Eddie day before yesterday:
      “The #GameofThrones trailer I’m in has had over 17m views on youtube That’s only a few times less than I went to the gym to prep for the part”

      Also one more thing:
      http://imgur.com/1BmNab6

      Is this just a joke or he is Stark knight, or Arthur ?? :O

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    186. Apollo:
      If we assume Mereen/Braavos storyline is over by end of season, can we assume that KL won’t have been burned?

      Forgive my complete and utter ignorance, but where does that notion of KL being burned come from? Again and again someone mentions that at some time Cersei will burn KL down to the ground – how do you know that? Where there any clues, hints, leaks, set photos?

      Seems I know nothing!… 🙁

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    187. Green Chili,

      There was no set reports or filming that we know for this season involved any burning of KL..

      But its been heavily implied cersei will burn down the KL with her obsession of wildfire and Jamie’s remark about how she reminds of aerys .

      And show only made cersei threaten to burn KL like what three or fours times in last couple of season …
      And we have Dany’s vision of KL burned down when she reaches KL ..

      So it may not burn down this season ..but it will completely go down in next season when dany is approching KL through blackwater around episode 2 or 4 based on where we leave this season .

      When cersei has defeated tyrells and dorne and thinks that there is no more enemies and no one left to take her power away that’s when she will hear about news of dany approach and with her tyrion is coming and will burn down KL

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    188. i dont care what anyone says, thats sansa’s coat in the bottom right hand corner of the pic of melissandre leaving castle black

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    189. I don’t see how anyone could see Sansa as a coward, unless you think the word only relates to being physically agressive and that would be totally unrealistic to have every woman on the show being a warrior or sadistIc murderer. When Arya is agressive I think it seems realistic because she wanted to fight when a young child and because of her age at the time this was indulged slightly by members of her family. Then Ned was killed and she was forced to carry on down that path to survive. Sansa as the older girl in that family was well on her way to being married off and had happily completed all her training to become someones wife.
      I also find Brienne a realistic female warrior character, she is physically big and has trained and wears all the armour. Sometimes she struggles in her fights but is determined. If Sansa just started headbutting people or stabbing them it would seem unrealistic, it’s not what she is. I actually find her decision to marry Ramsay a demonstration that she’s not a coward. She’s using what she’s been trained to do to get her self back in the picture in the North. She is no doubt aware that even in a fairly decent marriage she will have to make all kinds of comprimises and things she doesn’t want in order to have some presence and influence. Speaking of unbelievable female characters I find the sandsnakes just that with their skimpy leather outfits which are just so impractical, they don’t seem to need armour like Brienne, they just creep about like ninja’s and never fail, that seems unrealistic and I found that scene on the boat too cheesy, I don’t want anymore female characters like that!

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    190. Ravyn,

      I couldn’t agree more, it was the first love and unconditional support she has had since season 1, it was brilliantly executed by both actors

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    191. Watchers of no Trailers:
      Deesensfan,

      Hey I got HBO GO to stream perfectly on an airplane for the premier.If you have HBO I’d get that shit set up on your phone or whatever device, then when you go to china and find any connection you should be able to watch.Download rate I was working with couldn’t have been much better than 50kb/s.Wasn’t the best quality picture ever but it did the job.

      HBO Now is geoblocked, very fiercely. If you wanted to watch from China, you’d have to use whatever legal service they have (if any), or try to sneak your way around HBO’s geoblocking software. It’s possible, but I know a lot of non-US-residents who HBO busted last year when they tried to (heaven forbid) pay for quality version rather than steal crappy ones.

      There is at least one major Asian country (Japan) where it is literally impossible to legally watch GoT until July, unless you are willing to leave the country just to watch TV.

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    192. Deesensfan,

      My guess, It’s not based on spoilers, just my pure guess. Well just info from the trailers.

      Tormund and the Wildlings will get rid of Thorne and his men in EP2.

      Sansa reaches CB either at the end of EP2 or early EP3.
      EP3 ends with Jon coming back and Sansa is there to watch.
      I have no idea how exactly he will come back though…

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    193. In Sophies IGN interview she says “Brienne is loyal to Sansa, and Sansa’s not going to lose someone who actually wants to help her,” she explained. “She’s not going to push them away at any time”.

      This ties in exactly with her oath to Brienne and should (hopefully) put to bed once and for all the bizarre notion that Sansa will task Brienne with bringing Jaime to her, or that she will take the role of LSH.

      Although frustratingly, the journalist wrongly presumes this means that Sansa goes to the RL with Brienne (rolls eyes).

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    194. Chad Brick,

      I know, I Cant wait using my HBO for geo blocking reasons.
      DO you know a way without using their legal service or trying to get past the geoblocking? Is there another way

      I am not sure if one can torrent in China?

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    195. Deesensfan,

      I simply can’t see them doing it later.

      I’m not that confident Sansa will be there but I would love it.

      Sansa thinking she lost all her family, yeah she knows Bran and Rickon were not killed by Theon, but she has no idea where they are and she might even think they died.

      Then Jon comes back and we have our first Stark reunion!

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    196. Mihnea,

      OMg I would love that

      I don’t know I feel like they may drag his resurrection out longer, though I don’t think, strategically, that would be a good idea.

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    197. Deesensfan,

      If they drag it out any longer, people will lose patience with the storyline, and the resurrection would not have the same effect, imo. He will be back by ep 4 at the latest, more likely ep 3. Just my guess though 🙂 .

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    198. Guys, Jon won’t be resurrected from the dead. There’s some other kind of twist involved. I’m not even convinced that one pic with the director Sapochnik is Harington. If it is, maybe it’s someone glamored to look like Jon Snow. Fans have waited 10 long months with the burning question on their minds and looking forward to resolution, and yet we’re into the new season and from what we know of the first 3 episodes there’s no frame of reference for it to happen. By the time episode 4 or 5 roll around the hype for this will have died down and it would be anticlimactic. Not a good route to take if they were going to feature that.

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    199. Demon Monkey: Not all the red priests and priestesses have such necklaces.

      It is very possible that Melissandre is unusually powerful and/or knowledgable and/or favored among R’hllorite clerics. Her interactions with Thoros hints strongly at the last possibility: one interpretation of her response is that she is dismayed that “Big Red Daddy” would bestow such a feat on a wayward son like Thoros.

      On a side note, the fact that they did not recap Thoros this week made me think immediately that Jon would not get up this episode!

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    200. ygritte,

      How is there no frame of reference for a resurrection?

      Even after episode 1, there are big hints that he will be resurrected.
      First, Melisandre, for the first time, reveals to us that she has seen Jon in her flames at Winterfell.
      Then, they show us how her faith is at its lowest right now. First with the whole Stannis fail, and then with seeing Jon dead. This can take you back to season 3 where she meets Thoros of Myr who resurrects someone eight times, and she is shocked to hear of that. He explains to her how he went through a phase where he questioned his faith blablabla… there is a direct parallel to Melisandre’s current state.

      And finally, the reveal at the end of S6EP01 shows us, the viewers, just how much power she actually has, and that she is wise beyond her years (lol).

      I truly believe that is a set up for a resurrection. And if it does not happen, then I am probably really really stupid. LOL.

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    201. Wimsey,

      It will be hilarious if the show Thoros in the recap….

      They would spoil the suprise…

      Anyone knows if the recap is made by the writers or it’s a HBO thing?
      Because on HBO GO I saw no recap but monday night, when the episode officially aired here, there was one.

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    202. Mihnea: Tormund and the Wildlings will get rid of Thorne and his men in EP2.

      I am still betting that this does not happen. I think that it’s going to be a grab and run raid. If nothing else, then I think that the piquancy of having the Boltons be the ones to deal the Watch is too savory! And, don’t forget:

      in the book, Ramsay threatens to attack Castle Black if they do not return the bride that they do not have,

      and the add for next weeks episode features Ramsay basically plotting to hit Castle Black himself. Now, if we thought that Castle Black was where the Bastard Bowl would be, then I would assume that Jon quickly retakes the NW. However, Mel sees Jon fighting at Winterfell: and that means that Jon has left the Wall. Having been dead and gotten better is not going to convince Jon that he’s free of his vows: but being on the lam might free him up to do some things he otherwise would not do.

      But, that is just conjecture. The ad for next week could be a complete non-sequitor: but GoT’s ads almost never are.

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    203. Wimsey,

      Agreed- but it also makes me wonder how, if she truly is so powerful, old, wise and high up the Rhllor pecking order (as she undoubtedly is), then how the hell has she managed to make so many misinterpretations in her flame reading? I would’ve thought after hundreds of years she’d be an expert by now. And also- why does she know nothing of three goddamn dragons? I do find this odd.

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    204. Hoyti Von Totiy: Im sure Jon will leave “10 good men” at the Wall who will die honorbly when NK strikes.

      heh, but the question is: who will be there when Ramsay strikes? Quite frankly, I think that he is a bigger immediate threat to the NW than is the Night’s King!

      I would love the irony of this: actions motivated by Jon’s treason to Westeros might lead to the Nationalists being killed by… a force from Westeros!

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    205. dragonbringer,

      Show Cersei talks a lot about burning other cities to the ground. But I don’t recall her saying that about KL. she said it about Dorne and she said she would burn cities to protect Tommen. I did think it was strange for her to use the same line twice in last season.

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    206. Wimsey,

      That’s why I think Sansa will be there.

      She will convince Jon to help her retake WF and tell him what Ramsey did to her. In my opinion this is what will make him break his vows.

      I don’t think Ramsey will attack the NW, yet at least. I think Roose will tell him to send a Raven and demand Sansa first, they might be afraid of the Wildlings, they might be afraid to let WF unprotected…etc. Here comes the pink latter, or a form of it..

      Perhaps some lords rebel in the mean-time or something really bad happens for the Boltons, because of Ramsey and Roose threatens him. Ramsey breaks and kills him.

      Concerning Tormund.
      In the promo pic of Mel on a horse, I think I saw some people dressed as Wildlings in the background. That’s why I think they will take the castle.
      Of course the pic was from mid season, so they might not take CB next episode….

      I just want Jon back soon…That’s all!! 🙁

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    207. Mihnea: They would spoil the suprise…

      Ah, but remember: Joe and Jane HBO Subscriber have (by and large) not seen that Red Priests can revive the dead in 3 years. That’s much too long to trust them to remember things: they will have a hard time remembering details from their own busy lives from 3 years ago, never mind details from a TV show.

      Look at it this way: when Joe and Jane HBO Subscriber makes his or her next presentation at some meeting or another, he or she will probably recap the important points from the last presentation: because they expect it of him/her just as he/she expects it of them. And, no: this does not mean that they are all dumb or that they all were failing to pay attention: it only means that since the last presentation, there have been several other presentations, reports, etc.

      Mihnea: In my opinion this is what will make him break his vows.

      Ah, but he already has broken his vows, hasn’t he? At least insofar as anybody from Westeros is concerned!

      My thought, however, is that Sansa will head elsewhere. I am betting that Brienne (who is tactically savvy) will tell her: Ramsay expects you to go to Castle Black; are there any houses that you think might still be loyal to you over your estranged second husband?

      (I also think it possible that Treebeard, I mean, Bran might get involved.)

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    208. Sullied by Knight,

      I’m a book reader and don’t particularly care if Dayne is true to book. I wouldn’t notice. Obviously, I want him to have a famous Valerian steel sword. But it won’t ruin my enjoyment of the show if it is changed.

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    209. queenofthrones,

      I agree that spoilers should be marked as best they can be. But are you serious? You are on a forum that provides the most spoilers for the TV show on the internet and you are complaining about something that was provided in multiple trailers. If you don’t want spoilers then you shouldn’t be reading anything that isn’t a review of previously aired episode simple as that.

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    210. Wimsey,

      I agree that for the lords, he already broke his vows with the wildlings.

      I’m not that sure Sansa will be there. I would just love her to witness his resurection and convince him to join her in taking their home back…

      It’s mostly wishful thinking… I hope I’m right, but not holding my breath yet.
      We should have more clues and indication where the story is going in the next episode!

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    211. Lyanna_Targaryen,

      Yeah, what the hell! I agree with you. I am sorry if you are reading any article outside of a recap from previous episode then you are at risk for spoilers. People act like it is illegal or something and then cry foul play when they start reading articles not pertaining to episodes. “Oh just curious what Sophie Turner has said recently, i’ll click this article about filming locations cause the internet wouldn’t provide spoilers” some peeps are very ignorant.

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    212. Demon Monkey,

      It’s not Valyrian steel. 🙂

      I think the sword was named in a lore video, I just don’t think it will be pale white. I doubt it will look good on camera and frankly I don’t really want them to bother with a sword will never see again.

      Yes I’m confident will never see Dawn again and that it’s not some magical sword that holds the meaning of the universe in it…..

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    213. Wimsey: I am still betting that this does not happen.I think that it’s going to be a grab and run raid.

      Except that we can see from the promotional photos that Davos is still at the Wall in 604, and Mel is still there in 605. So the only possible outcome is the Wildlings wipe out Thorne and co. (or they flee their posts, I suppose, but I’m not sure how they’d get away).

      Wimsey:
      I would love the irony of this: actions motivated by Jon’s treason to Westeros might lead to the Nationalists being killed by… a force from Westeros!

      How is that the case in the show? If Ramsay goes to the Wall to hunt for Sansa, it won’t have anything to do with Thorne killing Jon, nor would Thorne’s not killing Jon have changed anything.

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    214. Inquisitor1961,

      There are leaks about which directors working which episodes. Then there are leaks about which actors are seen with which directors, then there are leaks of pictures with that ACTION SNAP thing that always states episode. You take all of these images and start to compare them. The easiest way is finding out which directors are for which episodes. GoT can be easy to breakdown even with behind the scenes pictures. Settings and clothing give away a lot of information for Westerosi characters. Something as simple as a haircut or background extras can tell you a lot especially if you know which director is shooting that shot.

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    215. I think Arthur Dayne is still in the show, I don’t think they’re showing him in any of the promos and they want to save him for a reveal, this is what I am hoping for!

      And episode 2 looks good, I have no doubts that the scene where Wun Wun crashes through the gates is next episode. And I find it odd that they don’t include anything about Castle Black for episode 3 in the description. Maybe they might change it before the episode airs?

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    216. Mihnea:
      Deesensfan,

      My guess, It’s not based on spoilers, just my pure guess. Well just info from the trailers.

      Tormund and the Wildlings will get rid of Thorne and his men in EP2.

      Sansa reaches CB either at the end of EP2 or early EP3.
      EP3 ends with Jon coming back and Sansa is there to watch.
      I have no idea how exactly he will come back though…

      I want to know who gets the

      ST.Patrick treatment

      LOL

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    217. ghost of winterfell,

      good catch, I don’t think the battle at the end is Sansa’s army (lead by Jon) vs Ramsay’s Army. I believe it to be the Boltons (and supporters) vs The Wildlings (and supporters – Jon). Sansa’s army will be the Vale who have already been commanded by Cersei to clean up the north after all the fighting. Just not sure if she knows they will be there

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    218. Deesensfan,

      In the trailer Brienne’s in a place with Tully banners, possibly Riverrun.
      At some point she does go south.(I doubt there are Tully banners in the North) Why? No idea.

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    219. Deesensfan:
      Chod,

      Why would Sansa send Brienne away? WHo will stay with her and protect her?

      My guess she and or Sansa will feel she’s in a safe place surrounded by a support group and per end of episode preview based on their discussion, Sansa task her to either goto the RL to help the Tully’s and or find Arya.

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    220. Mihnea,

      I didn’t even notice those banners.

      Mihnea,

      Imagine 😉
      okay so if she does send brienne away, it will be later.
      You know, it may actually be how the season ends for Brienne. Once Sansa is queen in the North, she will send brienne to go find arya.
      I have always wondered how arya is going to get back to westeros.

      I was thinking that Dany will need to go to the Bank of Bravos and buy more ships. I was hoping she would meet arya

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    221. Stargaryen,

      Sansa is involved in rallying the North though. Her being in Bear Island is proof for that. I don’t know when or how she will meet up with LF and the Vale army before the battle, but it will more likely be towards the end just before the battle? That’s why I felt Sophie Turner’s statement did not make sense.

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    222. Inquisitor1961,

      But she is by herself on that horse and looks so defeated. Also, I think Brienne is at Castle Black. Only place in the North I can think of that would have an obvious broken door.

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    223. As far as where Sansa goes, I always said here and other forums, that to show Sansa getting savvy she should be the one to realize Ramsey would expect her to go to CB and makes a decision to go somewhere else.
      Maybe they can meet a mountain clan from another house who can warn them of people looking for a wolf pelt or about what went on at CB?

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    224. I hope that Ramsay’s new fur coat isn’t Shaggydog. That would make me pretty angry. I think they will highlight how awful he is before they kill him off.

      On a brighter note, msd posted a link (on the “Young Ned cast…” thread) to an imdb resume of a cute little boy playing Young Benjen!

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    225. Mihnea:
      Connor,

      I don’t think it’s confirmed though.

      We will find out,

      my bets it’s episode 3, Luke Roberts said to check episode 3 when replying to someone asking him if he’s on the show. But some people are saying that its episode 5 or 6, which has gotten me confused a little. Someone told me that they might split it into two parts? I don’t see that happening, at all, doesn’t make sense for them so show a part of the vision in episode 3, then cut off some of that vision and put it in 2 or 3 episodes later. All of this is confusing lmao, but we will find out soon enough. Also, I dont know why they decided to have only two kingsguard and have Arthur Dayne have two swords, why change that? Just make it like in the books lol.

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    226. Will the show mention Azor Ahai? Or maybe even reveal who he/she is? (I do believe that Jon is Azor Ahai reborn)

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    227. JustanotherSchemer,

      I doubt they will ever say ”azor ahai”

      They always said ”the warrior of fire/The lords chosen”
      Even ”The son of fire”

      And in a filming leak

      a red priestess calls Dany ”The one that was promised”

      They will reveal who he/she is no doubt, I just don’t think they will name him/her by ”azor ahai”

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    228. Mihnea:
      JustanotherSchemer,

      I doubt they will ever say ”azor ahai”

      They always said ”the warrior of fire/The lords chosen”
      Even ”The son of fire”

      And in a filming leak

      They will reveal who he/she is no doubt, I just don’t think they will name him/her by ”azor ahai”

      I think both

      Jon and Dany are Azor Ahai

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    229. I’ve been saying since filming spoilers came out that Sansa isn’t going to Castle Black. Ramsay knows she’s going there – so she runs there and then somehow they stick it out till episode 5, where they saddle up calmly to leave, even after 4 episodes of Ramsay knowing she’s there and planning an attack? No freakin way. The only way it makes any sense is if Ramsay gives up going to castle black and he’d only do that if he had something better – perhaps Rickon.

      And she can only get to castle black once the loyal forces have taken it over and perhaps Jon is alive otherwise Thorne would never take her – escaped bride of warden of the north’s heir and the former Lord Commander’s Stark sister – on. Either way, Thorne and his men will be subdued – Mel wouldn’t be able to leave so calmly if they weren’t.

      She’ll go elsewhere. And frankly I think Davos is the one screwing up her plans like she alluded to in an interview. She’s demanding a union against the Boltons and Davos – jon’s messenger – says the dead and white walkers are coming and that’s the real fight.

      I don’t think Jon and Sansa are on opposite sides but they’re not exactly on the same side either.

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    230. Connor,

      Actually, one of my questions is why would Rh’llor be sending mixed messages to his priestesses…He is showing Mel that it is Stannis/now Jon, but the red priestess in Mereen is telling the crowd that it is Daeny. Same religion, different saviour…or am I missing something?

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    231. Mihnea:
      JustanotherSchemer,

      I doubt they will ever say ”azor ahai”

      They always said ”the warrior of fire/The lords chosen”
      Even ”The son of fire”

      And in a filming leak

      They will reveal who he/she is no doubt, I just don’t think they will name him/her by ”azor ahai”

      Makes sense! Melisandre named Stannis the Warrior of Light in the show.

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    232. It would make sense if Sansa goes to the Wall, because Stannis sends Jeyne Poole=Arya with Tycho to the Wall in the first Theon chapter from Winds of Winter.

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    233. Sullied by Knight,

      Rhllor never showed anything about Stannis. Its just Mel made an wrong assumption based on him being lord of dragonstone…the visions she is having are actually showing about viserys death and dany and dragons but she keeps misinterpreting them ..
      That said Rhllor shows what he wants and does not show what was asked that much was said in Mel chapter ..
      With that said moqorro does read the fires well than Mel ..
      One thing that is different from those in essos and Mel is …red priests essos didn’t do anything regarding dany fulfilling prophecy or her raise to power ..if anything because of dany rhllor and red priests have gained more power..
      Whereas mel did andand will help stannis and jon respectively.

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    234. I’m pretty sure we’ve already seen Arthur Dayne & the legendary sword Dawn in the promos.

      Take a look at this article: http://www.moviefone.com/photos/20-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-watch-game-of-thrones-season-6/

      Scroll down to item #19. You see a picture of a knight in Targ armor wielding two swords. The one in his right hand seems pretty white to me (including the hilt) and was not Dawn described as a “milky-white sword” in the books?

      As to why Dayne is dual-wielding swords, my speculation is that another knight has already been killed, and Dayne took that third knight’s sword.

      In Ned’s fever dream, the sequence is described as 7 on 3. We’ve already seen two Targ knights and six Stark knights in promos. So either they changed it to 6 on 2, or there’s two more participants we haven’t seen in the promos yet.

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    235. Jon Snow’s Shaggy Mantle:
      I don’t see how anyone could see Sansa as a coward, unless you think the word only relates to being physically agressive and that would be totally unrealistic to have every woman on the show being a warrior or sadistIc murderer. When Arya is agressive I think it seems realistic because she wanted to fight when a young child and because of her age at the time this was indulged slightly by members of her family. Then Ned was killed and she was forced to carry on down that path to survive. Sansa as the older girl in that family was well on her way to being married off and had happily completed all her training to become someones wife. I also find Brienne a realistic female warrior character, she is physically big and has trained and wears all the armour. Sometimes she struggles in her fights but is determined. If Sansa just started headbutting people or stabbing them it would seem unrealistic, it’s not what she is. I actually find her decision to marry Ramsay a demonstration that she’s not a coward. She’s using what she’s been trained to do to get her self back in the picture in the North. She is no doubt aware that even in a fairly decent marriage she will have to make all kinds of comprimises and things she doesn’t want in order to have some presence and influence.Speaking of unbelievable female characters I find the sandsnakes just that with their skimpy leather outfits which are just so impractical, they don’t seem to need armour like Brienne, they just creep about like ninja’s and never fail, that seems unrealistic and I found that scene on the boat too cheesy, I don’t want anymore female characters like that!

      Well said!

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    236. dragonbringer:
      Sullied by Knight,

      Rhllor never showed anything about Stannis.Its just Mel made an wrong assumption based on him being lord of dragonstone…the visions she is having are actually showing about viserys death and dany and dragons but she keeps misinterpreting them ..
      That said Rhllor shows what he wants and does not show what was asked that much was said in Mel chapter ..
      With that said moqorro does read the fires well than Mel ..
      One thing that is different from those in essos and Mel is …red priests essos didn’t do anything regarding dany fulfilling prophecy or her raise to power ..if anything because of dany rhllor and red priests have gained more power..
      Whereas mel did andand will help stannis and jonrespectively.

      Mel was seeing visions of the wrong person, it’s obviously Jon who she was seeing in the visions, I also doubt Dany will be the one to fight Ramsay to take back Winterfell lol. Its so going to be Jon, she even said she saw him in the flames fighting at Winterfell in episode 1. It’s all foreshadowing to Jon’s return.

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    237. Connor:

      But is he the one who will unite the living to fight against the others? The night king definitely had some interest in Jon. That epic stare down at the end of hardhome.

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    238. Connor,
      dragonbringer,

      I do believe that Mel was misinterpreting her visions and hopefully, she’ll get that cleared up soon. 🙂 She knows there is a bigger battle against the darkness coming soon and believed that Stannis would be the saviour. If she gets her visions sorted, she’ll realize it is Jon. I would just think that other priestesses would look into their fires and see Jon, as well. Not Daeny. And I am assuming that other red priests/priestesses have the same vision in the fire thing going for them.

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    239. Stargaryen,

      Actually, you know where that picture of Brienne kind of reminds me of?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0xJD5u3A4Y

      The youtube clips is Arya and the Brotherhood in Season 3, just when she’s recognized by the Hound at the pub. Look at the entryway in the background.

      Compare it to: http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/embed-md/public/2016/03/31/game-thrones.jpg

      Perhaps this is somewhere in the northern Riverlands, and it’s been getting increasingly colder there, which is why it looks like there is frost.

      Judging by what we know about where Brienne is going later in the season, it might make sense.

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    240. Grailking:
      As far as where Sansa goes, I always said here and other forums, that to show Sansa getting savvy she should be the one to realize Ramsey would expect her to go to CB and makes a decision to go somewhere else.
      Maybe they can meet a mountain clan from another house who can warn them of people looking for a wolf pelt or about what went on at CB?

      Since Edd has gone to the Wildlings, assuming he makes it safely they will know about Jon, so there is a *small* possibility that Sansa could run into them on her way north and find out what has happened and that they will shelter her temporarily, keeping her from Ramsay. This could set up potential conflict between the Wildlings and the Boltons.

      It’s a bit out there, but a possibility. Setting up a complete clusterf**k where the Wildlings, the Boltons and the two NW factions are all in chaos while impending doom moves down from Beyond the Wall.

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    241. JustanotherSchemer: But is he the one who will unite the living to fight against the others? The night king definitely had some interest in Jon.

      Even in the Inside Episode 8, they said that the Night King has interest in Jon, the Night King saw everything Jon did go down, he saw him kill one of his lieutenants . That is sooo foreshadowing, they can’t keep Jon dead after all of that.

      They are going to meet again…..

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    242. Kind of unrelated – does anyone know the time frame from the start of the series to where we are now? I know the size of the dragons are a pretty good indicator, but just curious if there was a solid number out there.

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    243. Hello to everyone. I would like to give an alternative probable source that Martin and the showrunners of the saw may have used in order to make the books and the saw (even they do not admit it). It is not known that the title king in the North has been used for the first time in Daniel final vision in bible (and both showrunners have an israeili ascent and maybe their beliefs and history infuences them when the write the series). Martin may have been also a little been influenced by norse mythology (see http://gameofthronesandnorsemythology.blogspot.gr/2013/05/ragnarok-song-of-ice-fire.html, the writer of this blog Dorian the Historian was absolutely right in 2013 for Melisandre-Hell in this article-age and appearance in game of thrones season 6 episode 1). I have read it personally years before the books. I made my survey and in the next lines follows the original Daniel text, the Game of Thrones probably connections, and how maybe these events will finally lead to the final Game of Thrones winner. I wish to everyone good fun and tell me your opinions.
      THE COMPARISON OF DANIEL TEXT AND GAME OF THRONES EVENTS
      The king of the South will become strong (the Mad King), but one of his commanders (Tywin Lannister) will become even stronger than he (and in the time of the Mad King reign and after that) and will rule his own kingdom with great power.” (11:5).
      “After some years, they will become allies. The daughter of the king of the South (Cersei Lannister) will go to the king of the North (informal king of the North during the Rebellion Robert Baratheon who was in command of the north army in this time) to make an alliance, but she will not retain her power, and he and his power will not last (and as we know by Magie prophecies in a long term period the Cersei will lose her authority, her children and her life and in the same will lose their life with her father, her husband and her protector jamie). In those days she will be handed over, together with her royal escort and her father and the one who supported her (something that happens in a long term period during the time of the Game of Thrones Period).” (11:6).
      “7 One from her family line will arise to take his place (after Robert death rose Joffry). He will attack the forces of the king of the (informal in this time period) North (Eddard Stark) and enter his fortress (the Gregor Clegane and Jamie invasions and the capture of Harrenhal fortress by them of Eddard allies Tullys); he will fight against them and be victorious (in first place).
      8 He will also seize their gods (the plundered septs, the statues of the Seven and the old gods destroyed holy trees), their metal images and their valuable articles of silver and gold and carry them off to Egypt (with Egypt here means the South, either Castely Rock or most probably King’s Landing). For some time he will leave the king of the North alone. Then the king of the North will invade the realm of the king of the South but will retreat to his own country (the failed invasion of Robb to save his father).” (11:7-9).
      “His sons (Bran, Rickonn and Robb Stark especially who officially declared King in the North now) shall wage war and assemble a multitude of great forces, which shall keep coming and overflow and pass through, and again shall carry the war as far as his fortress.” (11:10, ESV).
      Then the king of the South will march out in a rage and fight against the king of the North, who will raise a large army, but it will be defeated (the defeat of Robb Stark garrison force by Tyrion and his wildlings). When the army is carried off, the king of the South will be filled with pride and will slaughter many thousands (indeed Joffry the over prided king will king thousands of innocents during the war not only in the battles but even in King’s Landing during the uprising)….” (11:10-12a).
      Yet he will not remain triumphant. For the king of the North will muster another army, larger than the first; and after some time, he will advance with a huge army fully equipped (continuing Robb Stark wins, Jammie arrest).” (11:12b-13).
      “In those times many will rise against the king of the South (the official declaring of the war of five kings Robb, Joffry, Balon, Renly, Stannis). The violent men among your own people will rebel in fulfillment of the vision, but without success (the uprising in King’s Landing Rebellion during Joffry reign and it’s unsuccessful result).” (11:14).
      “15 Then the king of the North will come and build up siege ramps and will capture a fortified city (Harenhall). The forces of the South will be powerless to resist; even their best troops will not have the strength to stand. The invader will do as he pleases; no one will be able to stand against him. He will establish himself in the Beautiful Land and will have the power to destroy it (continuing triumphs of Robb Stark). ” (11:15-16).
      “He will determine to come with the might of his entire kingdom and will try to make an alliance with the king of the South (in the tv series Robb makes a failed attempt for peace with his terms to the Lannisters, but it doesn’t work). And he will give him a daughter in marriage in order to overthrow the kingdom, but his plans will not succeed or help him, because his d