It’s no secret that Game of Thrones likes to tease its viewers. The HBO show recently released a picture that shows several major characters in the Hall of Faces, where the bodies of the dead are placed after they die so their faces can be used for Glamouring. The Thrones fan site Watchers On The Wall confirmed that Episode 3 of Season 6 will be titled “Oathbreaker.” The site also gave HBO’s official synopsis of Episode 3, whose title has a reminder of Season 3 Episode 4, eerily dubbed “Oathkeeper.”
“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.”
Could this suggest Brienne and/or Jaime will break the oath they made to Lady Stark (ahem) Lady StoneHeart? The synopsis also seems to point to Bran meeting someone or something from his younger years, possibly the Three-Eyed Raven he’s been having dreams about?
The Independent got a look at the preview for Episode 3 of Game of Thrones’ sixth season and mentioned that one of Bran’s flashbacks involves a young Ned Stark fighting the Targaryens at the Tower of Joy. This scene has been long-awaited by book lovers and show watchers alike, with many speculating the fight at the Tower of Joy would be left out of the Thrones show entirely.
In addition to being exciting, though, the Tower of Joy scene could also be potentially tremendous. If Ashara Dayne truly is Jon Snow’s mother, Thrones might have just dropped a huge hint about Snow’s parentage. The Tower of Joy is also where Lyanna Stark made her brother Ned promise her something regarding Jon that Thrones readers and viewers haven’t been privy to (until now?).
The official episode synopsis also seems to hint that Daenerys will finally begin her journey to Westeros. The Mother of Dragons’ pilgrimage is timed pretty perfectly considering the public has now turned against the Crown back in King’s Landing. There have even been whispers from fans that we may not have seen the last of Khal Drogo and it’s possible he will return.
The beginning of the trailer for the next episode of Game of Thrones shows someone (presumably Jon Snow) in an almost Christ-like position as Tormund Giantsbane’s voiceover implies the Wildlings now see Snow as a kind of God. Later on in the trailer, Cersei angrily declares that she wants to know if someone is trying to use her losses for their gain (Dragon girl spoiler??).
And what about Arya? The Game of Thrones trailer suggests that Miss Stark’s training is nearing completion or has possibly wrapped up, and we can very clearly hear Jaqen H’GHar telling her that if she is truly “No One,” Arya has nothing to fear. With winter on its way and a huge host of White Walkers accompanying it, Arya will definitely have plenty of dead people’s faces to choose from. Will her power to change faces be a blessing or a curse?
It’s also interesting to note that Game of Thrones’ Hall of Faces teaser shows someone who looks a lot like a certain Imp. Have we all been tricked into thinking Tyrion had won the Game of Thrones? The half-man’s death could also have powerful implications for Arya, who could use Tyrion’s face to infiltrate King’s Landing without so much as turning a head.
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