The Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere airs on Sunday, and fans couldn’t be more excited. Viewers of the extremely popular HBO series have been patiently waiting for the show to return. It seems that everyone wants to know what will happen in the new 10-episode season, and spoilers have been trickling in over the past few weeks.
According to the Independent, the biggest question fans seem to have is if the show’s fan-favorite character, Jon Snow, is really dead after he was seen being stabbed multiple times by members of the Night’s Watch in the Season 5 finale.
HBO has released the synopsis for the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere episode, and it makes it very clear that Jon Snow is, in fact, dead. Now, whether he’ll stay that way is another issue. Many fans believe that Jon will be resurrected somehow and that Lady Melisandre could play a big part in his return. Adding to that theory, the episode’s title also happens to be “The Red Lady,” referencing Melisandre.
Another big Jon Snow moment for Season 6 could possibly be the big reveal of his parentage. Many Game of Thrones fans believe that Jon is not Ned Stark’s illegitimate son, but the son of his sister Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen, or even Robert Baratheon, which could mean that Jon has a serious claim to the throne.
However, Jon Snow won’t be the only Stark family member to find himself in serious peril during Season 6. Game of Thrones promises the biggest and best season yet, and it looks like Sansa Stark will play a huge part in that. Sansa and Theon will finally escape the clutches of Ramsay Bolton, but not without a fight. Spoilers suggest that Brienne will be instrumental in helping the duo flee Winterfell and the Bolton family.
Meanwhile, Cersei and Jaime Lannister will be reunited during Season 6, and their reunion will not be a happy one. Game of Thrones fans know that Jaime had traveled to Dorn to retrieve their daughter, Myrcella, but is bringing her home dead thanks to Prince Oberyn’s daughters and lover. Cersei will have a lot to deal with as she’s fresh from her walk of shame and will be forced to say a tearful goodbye to her only daughter.
The title of the second Game of Thrones Season 6 episode has been revealed to be “Home,” which could include any number of things. It could mean that any of the Stark children return to Winterfell, Theon could go back to the Iron Islands, the Lannisters back to Casterly Rock, or Daenerys being among the Dothraki people.
The third episode’s title is “Oathbreaker” and will likely focus a lot on Brienne. As many Game of Thrones viewers know, Brienne’s sword is named Oathkeeper, a direct tribute to the oath she swore to Catelyn Stark to protect her and her children. Many fans believe this could bring about the arrival of a highly anticipated character from the book series, Lady Stoneheart.
Lady Stoneheart is the resurrected version of Catelyn Stark. The scary, zombie-like, undead version of Ned’s wife in the books is all about seeking revenge on the Frey and Bolton families for what they have done to her own family. If Lady Stoneheart is seen during Season 6, fans will likely go crazy, as they’ve been holding out hope for the character to be a part of the series.
Bran Stark will also be back after not being seen during Season 5 of Game of Thrones. He’s been with the Three-Eyed Raven and has grown considerably. In the trailers for Season 6, Bran is seen standing, meaning he could have a miraculous recovery, or he may only be dreaming that he can walk again.
Meanwhile, spoilers suggest that by the end of Season 6, Sansa and a very much alive Jon Snow will be back in Winterfell together, Theon will return home to the Iron Islands, and Brienne and Jaime Lannister will both be in Riverrun, where, in the books, Lady Stoneheart is seen.
No matter what happens, it’s clear that fans better prepare for the most epic season of Game of Thrones yet. Don’t miss the premiere this Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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