(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen the Season 6 premiere of “Game of Thrones”)
The episode titles and synopses for the next two episodes of “Game of Thrones” offer few clues, but are nevertheless captivating.
The May 1 episode, “Home,” is described thusly:
Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) trains with the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow). In King’s Landing, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) advises Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman). Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) demands good news, but has to make his own. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch stands behind Thorne (Owen Teale). Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) proposes a plan, and Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide) entertains other proposals.
We haven’t seen Bran since the end of Season 4, when the Three Eyed-Raven promised to help him harness his mystical abilities. And if Ramsay is making any plans, they most certainly won’t be good. We can only hope that Sansa (Sophie Turner) isn’t a part of them.
Meanwhile, Balon has mostly been absent from the show since Theon (Alfie Allen) got captured and mutilated by Ramsay, but we do know that his brother Euron is set to join the show this season.
The May 8 episode, “Oathbreaker,” is described as:
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Arya (Maisie Williams) trains to be No One. Varys (Conleth Hill) finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift.
This episode title is interesting, as it’s a nickname given to Jaime Lannister — yet his name doesn’t appear in the synopsis.
Khal Moro (Joe Naufahu) told Daenerys in the premiere that she’ll have to spend the rest of her life in Vaes Dothrak as she is Khal Drogo’s widow, so she will most likely reach the city in this episode.
There have long been rumors of a flashback sequence to Robert’s Rebellion in this season, so perhaps Bran’s training with the Three-Eyed Raven will set up that sequence. It will also be interesting to see Tommen finally step up as king and confront the Sparrows, as up until now he’s been overshadowed by his mother.
In episode one, we saw the beginnings of Arya’s training now that she is blind. The trailers for the season have hinted at her learning to fight without the use of her eyes, so we can only hope we get more of that here.
“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m./8c on HBO.