‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episodes 6 and 7 Preview

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5
Gwendoline Christie and Sophie Turner in ‘Game of Thrones’ (Photo: Helen Sloan / Courtesy of HBO)

HBO’s released details on Game of Thrones season six episodes six and seven set to air May 29 and June 5, 2016. Four episodes in and season six ranks as one of the best seasons of the critically acclaimed series, with twist after twist that for the first time in the series’ history book readers didn’t see coming. Season six is the first season of the series that doesn’t have a George R.R. Martin book as the source material, leveling the playing field for fans of the series and those who were into the A Song of Ice and Fire books before the HBO series arrived.

HBO and executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been very cagey with their plot descriptions, and even after Jon Snow’s resurrection he’s been missing from the synopses released promoting upcoming episodes. That holds true with the May 29th and June 5th descriptions, although there is the cryptic line, “The North is reminded.”

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6:

Episode #56: “Blood of My Blood”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: May 29 (11:30 p.m., 1:30 a.m.), 30 (12:15 a.m.) and 31 (9:00 p.m., 3:40 a.m.), and June 2 (midnight), 3 (9:00 p.m.), 4 (1:30 a.m.) and 10 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 30 (8:30 p.m.) and June 5 (8:00 p.m.) and 26 (5:10 p.m.)
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).
Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Jack Bender.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7:

Episode #57: “The Broken Man”
Debut: SUNDAY, JUNE 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: June 5 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 6 (1:50 a.m.), 7 (9:00 p.m., 4:00 a.m.), 9 (11:45 p.m.), 10 (9:00 p.m.), 11 (midnight) and 17 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 6 (8:30 p.m.) 10 (1:00 a.m.), 11 (3:00 p.m.) 12 (8:00 p.m.) and 26 (6:05 p.m.)
The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.
Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.