‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6: Recap of Episode 4, ‘Book Of The Stranger’

Here’s the recap for Episode 4, entitled “Book Of The Stranger,” of Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains information about the fourth episode of Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Please proceed with caution if you have not yet viewed this episode and wish to avoid spoilers.

Episode 4 of Game of Thrones sees Jon Snow (Kit Harington) reunited with his sister, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). And it is perfect timing, as Jon needs the support of family to help him get through the absolute betrayal of the Night’s Watch. Sansa has grown strong since their last meeting and they agree it is time to take back the North.

This is decided even before their hand is forced by a letter from Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) stating he has Sansa’s little brother, Rickon (Art Parkinson). This is also before Ramsay kills Osha (Natalia Tena) and poor little Rickon is left all alone in Winterfell with nothing but Ramsay to do as he pleases with him. However, Ramsay has probably still got the words of his father stinging his ears and should be able to control himself for at least a little while longer in Game of Thrones.

And, before everything gets even more serious, can I just make a note of the ship that slipped quietly into Castle Black? Please, oh please HBO, make Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) and Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) a thing sooner rather than later.

Petyr Baelish AKA Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) is in the process of getting Lord Robin Arryn (Lino Facioli) to agree to fight against Ramsay in this episode of Game of Thrones. This is surprisingly easy to accomplish, and Sansa and Jon suddenly have an army they don’t even know about yet, which is perfect timing, as Jon has just worked out he falls about 3,000 men short of being able to come up against Bolton’s army on equal terms.

Margaery (Natalie Dormer) gets a chance to see her brother, Loras (Finn Jones) in Episode 4 of Game of Thrones. But this visit comes with a price. One Margaery is not willing to pay. She will not help the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) break her brother down. But Loras is already broken enough that he thinks this is a good idea.

Meanwhile, Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) convince Margaery’s grandmother, Olenna Tyrell (Dame Diana Rigg) to help them in their plan to overthrow the High Sparrow. Expect violence thanks to this plan in upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones.

Theon (Alfie Allen) returns to his home, the Iron Islands. His sister, Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan), is not at all impressed with his return until he suggests she should rule the Iron Islands and he would be happy just to help her gain that position.

Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) are busy trying to negotiate with the slavers in Meereen in this episode of Game of Thrones. It will be an arduous task, but if there is anyone who can do it, it is Tyrion.

Speaking of Meereen, how is Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) going in the Dosh Khaleen? Her fate is decided in Episode 4 of Game of Thrones and it is not what you expect since Jorah (Iain Glen) and Daario (Michiel Huisman) manage to infiltrate the Dothraki. Finding Daenerys, a plan is hatched.

Episode 6 Book of the Stranger of Season 6 of HBOs Game of Thrones
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When Daenerys is brought before all the Khals to decide her fate, Daenerys is smug. Much too smug. That is because she has convinced a younger Khaleen to spill enough fuel over the place that Daenerys can burn the place to the ground. Thanks to her Targaryen blood, she walks free from the burning building and the entire Dothraki bow down to her.

What did you think of Episode 4 of Season 6 HBO’s Game of Thrones? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

Season 6 of Game of Thrones returns to HBO with Episode 5, entitled “The Door” on Sunday, May 22, at 9 p.m. ET.

The official synopsis for Episode 5, entitled “The Door,” is as follows.

“Tyrion seeks a strange ally; Bran learns a great deal; Brienne goes on a mission; Arya gets a chance to prove herself.”

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