‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6: Recap Of Episode 8, ‘No One’

Here’s the recap for Season 6, Episode 8 of HBO’s Game of Thrones entitled “No One.”

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Episode 8 of Game of Thrones sees the Hound (Rory McCann) kill plenty of men, including those that took out Brother Ray’s group in Episode 7. In the process he meets up with Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer). The Hound may or may not join with Beric in a quest to head North and see about all the fuss that is going on there.

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Speaking of the North, Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman) have made it to Riverrun in this episode of Game of Thrones. Brienne meets up with Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and they discuss just how much they are now on opposing sides. Brienne, however, finds a loophole. If she can convince Blackfish (Clive Russell) to surrender and Jaime lets Blackfish and his army travel safely to Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), then Brienne won’t have to fight Jaime and his army. Jaime thinks this sounds like a good idea. But of course, it doesn’t work and Jaime has to resort to being horrible to Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies) to get him to “surrender” to Blackfish. Once this happens, and Edmure is safely inside Riverrun, he takes over and orders everyone to surrender to Jaime instead. Luckily, Brienne and Podrick manage to escape and Jaime lets them rather than having to be the worst person ever.

As for Jaime’s sister, Cersei (Lena Headey), she chooses violence in Episode 8 of Game of Thrones and refuses to visit the High Septon (Jonathan Pryce). While this gives the Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) a chance to rip a man’s head off with one hand, it doesn’t really give Cersei much more sway. Meanwhile, her son, King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman), announces there will no longer be an option of trial by combat and Cersei’s hands are effectively tied when it come to her upcoming trial. It seems Margaery (Natalie Dormer) really is bringing down those who betrayed her house from the inside out.

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In Meereen, the plan to get the Red Priestesses to talk up Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) has worked. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) insists he, Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) get drunk and celebrate. But then the Masters turn up to attack Meereen and it seems Harper’s Bazaar was right in their assumption that the fruit born from Tyrion’s plan was not of the delicious variety. Luckily, Daenerys arrives with her dragons just in the nick of time, although fans will likely have to wait until subsequent episodes of Game of Thrones to find out what happens next.

Finally, in Episode 8 of Game of Thrones, an injured Arya (Maisie Williams) goes to Lady Crane (Essie Davis) for help. Of course, Lady Crane obliges because Arya saved her life. As a result of this, the actress still get killed thanks to the Waif (Faye Marsay) tracking Lady Crane down and adding her face to the wall. An epic chase between Arya and the Waif ensues and that theory about Syrio is resolved when it turns out it is just some random guy walking up stairs as Arya gets chased by the Waif. It seems Arya has picked up some acting tricks from Lady Crane though and the Waif assumes Arya is more injured than she really is. After a battle in the dark, Arya adds the Waif’s face to the wall and announces to Jaqen (Tom Wlaschiha) that she is no longer “no one” but Arya Stark from the House Winterfell, and that is where she is returning to. Since the Faceless God has the right quota of faces on his wall, Jaqen cannot argue with that and lets Arya finally return home.

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Season 6 of Game of Thrones returns to HBO with Episode 9, entitled “Battle of the Bastards,” on Sunday, June 19, at 9 p.m. ET. As yet, no official synopsis has been released for this episode, but it is assumed there will be a massive battle between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton.

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