Sky in Germany has leaked the episode titles for episodes six through ten of Game of Thrones Season Six. We’re going to review the titles for each of the known upcoming episode titles, six through ten, along with predictions for what might happen in each based on the titles. This post will have spoilers through the end of episode five, “The Door.” It may also have some minor spoilers regarding things that happened in the book series but not in the television show.
‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 6: Blood of My Blood
HBO Description: “An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.”
Who is the old foe to “come back into the picture”? It could be one of the names on Arya’s list, showing up in Braavos. That would present her with the choice. Jaqen told her that she will not be given another chance, so if she breaks the rules and kills another of her targets, she might be kicked out of the faceless men — or worse. It seems redundant if this is the old foe, though, as the third description is “Arya faces a difficult choice.”
My money is that the old foe will be Sandor Clegane, aka the Hound. We’ve heard rumblings that he would return this season. He might have knowledge about Cersei’s sins, and he definitely has an axe to grind regarding “Sir Robert Strong,” the zombiefied version of his brother “The Mountain.” #CleganeBowl is coming. Get hype.
‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 7: The Broken Man
Hearing about “the broken man” makes me think of someone who has been tortured. Seeing as how this is Westeros, that doesn’t narrow it down too much. Several characters have spent a good amount of time in dungeons. We could meet a broken Rickon Stark, obeying Ramsay without question much like Theon did. It could be Theon himself. It could be Davos, after he learns the truth about Shireen. It could be Jon Snow, as he fails to rally the North to the Stark banner. It could be Margaery’s brother Lancel, so obviously broken by his time imprisoned by the high septon. It could even be Jaime Lannister, who has lost two children and a father in a very short time. It could be Tyrion, whose spirit has been broken since he murdered his mistress Shae.
I personally favor the idea that Theon will arrive with the Greyjoy fleet at Meereen, seeking Danaerys and her dragons. He has come to terms with his grief and has turned it into a strength. There is nothing more fearless than a broken man with nothing left to lose. Maybe Theon and Yara even attempt to steal a dragon.
‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 8: No One
That being said, this show is known for misdirection. If so, this might have to do with the “faith militant”: an order of militaristic adherents to the faith of the seven. The high septon told Jaime, “We have no names, no family. Every one of us is poor and powerless. And yet together, we can overthrow an empire.”
Perhaps this episode will be about the faith militant springing into action. If Sandor Clegane hasn’t yet been revealed, this would be a good time to do it. According to the theory that he is still alive (known as the Gravedigger theory among book readers), it was an order of monks who nursed him back to health.
‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 9: Battle of Bastards
Ramsay is a bastard in every sense of the word. Jon Snow is also a bastard. They are on a collision course for the ownership of Winterfell. ‘Nuff said.
But that’s not a very bold prediction, so here’s one more. “Sweetrobin” is the son of Lysa Tully and Jon Aryn. He is the lord of the Vale, and brought an army all the way north just for Sansa to send them home in a petty fit of selfishness. I’d wager that they don’t go home. Instead, Sweetrobin heads to Winterfell and waits for an opportune moment to join the battle. Just when it appears hopeless for the Starks, in swoops the Knights of the Vale to save the day. And in an even more unexpected reveal, we find out that Littlefinger is actually Sweetrobin’s father, making Sweetrobin the third “bastard” in this battle of bastards.
‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 10: Winds of Winter
Just when things are looking up for the remaining Starks, disaster strikes. The Wall is coming down, baby! The Stark motto has been telling us all along that “Winter is Coming,” and now it finally has. Will we finally see ice spiders? And what about ice dragons? Who knows, but this episode is almost certainly about things getting cold. Like, really cold.