Will ‘Game Of Thrones’ Air During The Memorial Day Weekend?

With Memorial Day this weekend, fans are wondering if they will get an extra day off from work at the cost of losing an episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Considering just how eventful Episode 5 was, this could leave fans desperate to know what comes next in the epic fantasy television series.

Memorial Day quite often means a break for many shows that regularly air over the last weekend in May. But, have no fear, Game of Thrones will definitely be airing this Sunday night according to HBO’s official schedule, so you can enjoy your long weekend and your regular Game of Thrones fix.

The official synopsis for Episode 6, entitled “Blood Of My Blood” of Game of Thrones is as follows.

“An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly (Hannah Murray) meets Sam’s (John Bradley) family. Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a difficult choice. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faces off against the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce).”

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The title of Episode 6, “Blood Of My Blood” has intrigued fans, some speculating whether this episode will have a strong presence of Dothraki thanks to it being a common phrase used between Dothraki Khals and their bloodriders. Considering how closely Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is currently aligned with the Dothraki, it could also represent a big episode for her as well. However, considering neither get a mention in the official synopsis, it is possible the term could cover how it relates to the groups mentioned in the synopsis.

The teaser video for Episode 6 of Game of Thrones sixth season is below. Besides the events mentioned in the synopsis, the clip also features the ongoing story that concluded Episode 5. Meera (Ellie Kendrick) is shown running through the forest with the still greensighting Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) as they continue to evade the white walkers. It seems while Hodor (Kristian Nairn) managed to hold the door for a while, some white walkers are still following Meera and Bran, whether these are the same white walkers Hodor held back is yet to be seen. Daenerys will also see more of her story played out in Episode 6 of Game of Thrones.

Of course, the main reason networks choose not to show their regular schedule is so they can air programs relating to Memorial Day. So, while some of your regular programming may be missing this weekend, it means it is an excellent time to catch up on just why Memorial Day is so important.

Channel Guide Magazine offers a comprehensive list of what is airing over the Memorial Day weekend which you can view here. Some of the highlights include a Memorial Day war movie marathon on TCM, the 2016 National Memorial Day concert on PBS, and the Salute to Sacrifice marathon on the American Heroes Channel. This last marathon offers many shows that concentrate on the “key historical moments from the last century, and the heroes who shaped them.” World War Two In Color will start the marathon off at 8 a.m. on May 30 and concludes with the documentary, Storming Normandy at 9 p.m.

TV marathons of all descriptions are also popular for networks on Memorial Day, not just war-related marathons. For a complete guide to which networks are airing marathons that are not related to Memorial Day, you can check out E! Online‘s comprehensive guide here.

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Will you be watching Game of Thrones this Memorial Day? Or will you be checking out some of the fantastic Memorial Day content on the other networks? Let us know by commenting below!

Season 6 of Game of Thrones returns to HBO with Episode 6, entitled “Blood Of My Blood,” as per normal scheduling on Sunday, May 29, at 9 p.m. ET.

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