‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 6 Will Bring Back Benjen Stark From Dead?

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 will air on May 29. Before the release of the episode entitled “Blood of My Blood,” new speculation on the fantasy drama series suggests that Benjen Stark (Joseph Mawle) will return in the upcoming episode to help Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and Meera (Ellie Kendrick).

The following post has major SPOILERS, so if you have not watched Episode 5, titled “The Door,” then please don’t read ahead.

In Episode 5 of Game of Thrones Season 6, we saw the death of the Three-Eyed Raven and Bran’s long-time companion, Hodor (Kristian Nairn). We further saw how Meera dragged the crippled Stark through the snow, and the Night’s King did not stop his quest to capture them. However, recent speculation from different fans suggests that Bran and Meera will get help from his old uncle, who has been in hiding for a long time.

The recently released promo for upcoming Sunday’s episode shows Meera and Bran running from a group of wights. A Reddit user has connected this sequence with the earlier released trailer of Season 6, where a man is seen on horseback killing a wight in a similar setting.

“Meera is alone with Bran without any protection looking at something happening in front of her. Some wights are closing in and Meera has no way of defending herself or Bran. She needs someone to swoop in and save them. In the season 6 trailer we see a man on horseback with a flaming flail killing a wight. Whoever this is knows how to kill wights effectively and seems to have been out here for a while. Wildlings don’t have horses so he had to have come from south of the wall.”

According to The Telegraph, the reason Benjen has been missing is because, like his nephew, he was also marked by the Night’s King. If Benjen could have visited the other side of the Wall, the White Walkers would have followed him there and might have created havoc among the livings.

According to the books and HBO’s TV series, Benjen is the youngest son of Lord Rickard Stark, a son who joined the Night’s Watch. According to Game of Thrones Wikia, in Season 1, Benjen traveled north of the Wall on a ranging along with two of his companions. After a few days, his horse returned to Castle Black, but there was no sign of him. After that, he was directly shown in Season 6 in Bran’s vision. The visions showed Bran how his uncle and late father, Ned Stark (Sean Bean), used to practice sword fighting.

Many book readers believe that Coldhands, a character from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, will make his debut in the upcoming show. According to The Independent, Coldhands is a mysterious character who rides on a great elk and served the Three-Eyed Raven. Some also believe that Coldhands is, in fact, Benjen, but it has not yet been revealed by the creators of the epic fantasy show.

Meanwhile, another theory that may come true in the upcoming episode is about Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). The new speculation suggests that Tyrion is apparently not a Lannister, but he is the son of The Mad King. According to International Business Times, in Episode 2, we saw a scene between the dwarf and theDaenerys Targaryen’s (Emilie Clarke) dragons. Tyrion makes his way below the pyramid in Meeren to feed the hungry dragons. The dwarf tells the cuffed dragons about his dream of owning a dragon. The dragons do not attack him, and after listening to him, they quietly make their way back to their abode. This incident might show that there is more to Tyrion’s story and soon his true identity will be revealed to the world.

Game of Thrones season 6, episode 6 air on May 29, on HBO at 9 p.m. EDT.

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