SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2016 – Last week’s episode had been described as “an all timer episode” on “Game of Thrones,” and it did not disappoint, culminating in perhaps the single saddest moment in all six seasons to date.
Fans also learned why Hodor only uttered a single word in all the time we knew him: a shorten, tortured version of “Hold the door,” the last words ever spoken to him as he saved Bran Stark from a certain death by the White Walkers.
This week’s episode is named for a Dothraki phrase. A warrior who pledges himself to a Dothraki leader, or Khal, is known as a bloodrider, and is addressed as “Blood of my blood.”
Danaerys is now the Khal of the Dothraki, after killing by fire all of the previous leaders. Are those pledged to her now the bloodriders? The phrase could also refer to other leaders or would-be leaders in Westeros, who all need to determine who is with them, and who is against them as various combatants line up.
We know from many previews this episode will focus on the confrontation between the High Sparrow and the Lannisters. Margaery Tyrell is about to take her Walk of Shame, which the Lannisters and the Tyrells have vowed to stop.
Lancel is still part of the High Sparrow’s cult, and nasty Sept Unella is on hand for the festivities. We’ve heard Cersei utter the line several times in previews, “I choose violence.”
We’re ready for you to get it on.
Arya Stark’s storyline continues as we see whether she fulfills her assignment to kill the actress Lady Crane, playing the part of Cersei Lannister in the farce depicting the recent events in King’s Landing. Preview photos show Lady Crane as Cersei cradling “dead” King Joffrey. Arya is the only one among the crowd enjoying Joffrey’s fate.
We’re with you on this one, girl.
We need to mention Sam and Gilly’s arrival and visit with Sam’s family. This storyline has become tedious; either something needs to happen or we can let them carry on offstage and get back to them when there is something worthwhile going on.
This episode is in good hands. “Lost” director Jack Bender will be back after his well-received debut with Episode 5, “The Door.” This is the shortest episode in several weeks, 52 minutes long.
See the Episode 6 trailer here.
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“Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 6 – Blood of My Blood” airs Sunday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
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