We Just Learned A LOT About 'GoT' Episodes 6 & 7

by Loretta Donelan

HBO has revealed some exciting details about upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones, and they did so by releasing the Episode 6 and 7 titles and summaries. While the sixth season's fifth episode, entitled "The Door," airs Sunday, the sixth and seventh episodes will air on May 29 and June 5, respectively. The show rarely posts incredibly descriptive summaries, since many fans don't want future plot points spoiled and the show has too many characters and spread out storylines for a three-sentence summary to really cover. While previous episode titles like Season 2's "Blackwater" gave A Song Of Ice And Fire readers an idea of what was coming, the show has now surpassed the books, leaving book readers almost as in the dark as the rest of us.

The episode summaries are always cryptic, and the titles often refer to a pivotal line or event within the episode, so basically, they leave us in the dark. However, from what has already happened in the first four episodes of this season and from the few spoilers we've received elsewhere, we can begin to piece together and speculate about what will happen in the show's sixth and seventh episodes. Here are the episode titles, summaries, and my best bet at what might be in store for GoT viewers.

Episode 6: "Blood Of My Blood"

"An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly (Hannah Murray) meets Sam’s (John Bradley) family. Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a difficult choice. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faces off against the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Jack Bender."

We'll at last meet the Tarlys, which should be fun, but who could the old foe be? The main options, judging from characters who have been missing from the show but rumored to return, are Walder Frey and The Hound. Frey seems more likely, as he better fits the "foe" description.

Episode 7: "The Broken Man"

"The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded. Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod."

They're not giving us all that much to work with here. This might be the start of a large battle between the Starks and Boltons — with the North remembering all the betrayals — or it could not be. Arya will probably come up with a plan to leave the Faceless Men, or join them and become an assassin, but I hope for the former. Jaime's hero is a mystery, as it's difficult to imagine anyone who doesn't better fit the antihero description in Westeros: maybe there will be a new character?

It's all speculation at this point, and the show has never been super helpful at satiating its fans before the episodes air. We'll have to wait until the end of May, though this Sunday's episode might provide us with a better idea of what's to come.

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