Game of Thrones: Episode 5, “The Door,” HBO, 9 p.m. ET Sunday

If you thought last week’s episode was thrilling, hang onto your seat Sunday.

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Bran's vision at the very end of the trailer for Episode 5,
Bran's vision at the very end of the trailer for Episode 5, "The Door," airing on Sunday, May 22. Photo: HBO

SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2016 – “Game of Thrones” gave us plenty of thrills in last week’s episode. We saw the touching reunion of Sansa Stark and Jon Snow, the return of Littlefinger, the triumph of Daenaerys Targaryen over the Dothraki Khals, and – what the heck did Bran Stark see? Is the Three Eyed Raven really the Night’s King?

But according to several fan websites and a lively chat on the Reddit website, Episode 5 may have even more epic moments for fans to enjoy. It’s being described as “an all timer episode.” What might we see, based on the storylines, photos, promos and interviews by the actors?

A new Red Priestess emerges, this time in Meereen to Tyrion and Varys. Photo: HBO
A new Red Priestess emerges, this time in Meereen to Tyrion and Varys. Photo: HBO

Here’s a sampling: Littlefinger and Sansa Stark have a come-to-Jesus meeting. Did he know about Ramsey Bolton, yet send Sansa to him anyway? Will they start out for Winterfell? What’s his master plan? We also get to see Littlefinger and Jon Snow interact for the first time.

The Kingsmoot ceremony pits members of the Greyjoy family against each other to choose a new leader. Danaerys now has the Dothraki under her rule again, and she may finally be prepared to move against King’s Landing and take the Iron Throne.



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Arya faces another test to prove herself to the Faceless Men. More White Walker and Children of the Forest history for Bran Stark? Yes, please.

Tyrion and Varys meet their own new Red Priestess. She’s wearing the same type of necklace as Melisandre. Does it mean she’s also really a 400-year-old crone?

Arya Stark is No One, but her tests are not yet over at the House of Black and White. Photo: HBO
Arya Stark is No One, but her tests are not yet over at the House of Black and White. Photo: HBO

Who’s ready for something to finally happen in Arya’s storyline, other than her being beaten to a pulp now that she can see again? Who’s ready to see what happens between Tormund and Brienne?

Rebirth is a theme of Season 6. Jon Snow has come back to life, and now Danaerys Targryen steps out of the burning Dothraki temple to the amazement of the people. It seems she is a god to them, “Danaerys the Unburnt.”

She proves she doesn’t need her dragons to seize power and lead her people.

Jon Snow remains the heart of the show, but his desire to lead is wavering. It’s unclear whether he really has the inner motivation to go to battle one more time against the Starks, but with Sansa urging him on, loyalty to family will likely win out.

Danerys emerged from the temple ready to lead the Dothraki. Photo: HBO
Danerys emerged from the temple ready to lead the Dothraki. Photo: HBO

The meaning of the episode’s title could follow any number of themes. Does it refer to a specific door, such as the secret door to the House of Black and White Arya passed through to join the Faceless Men? Is it the Moon Door, referred to be Robyn Arryn in the last episode, through which many characters have perished? Was it the door Danaerys walked through out of the temple to emerge as the new Dothraki leader?

Or perhaps is it a metaphorical door, the door to a new life, or the door between the real world and the spirit world?

Join Communities Digital News for our weekly live “Game of Thrones” chat as we follow the stories, enjoy the breathtaking scenery and speculate on what’s going to happen to our favorite characters.

“Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 5 – The Door” airs at 9 p.m. ET Sunday on HBO.


Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Media Migraine in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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