HBO’s following up the premiere of season six of the critically acclaimed, award-winning drama Game of Thrones with details on two May 2016 episodes. The descriptions of the May 1st and May 8th episodes do not contain any new info on Jon Snow (Kit Harington), other than a brief mention of the Night’s Watch standing behind Thorne. Nothing is said in the brief plot descriptions about the status of Jon’s body or whether the wildlings are on board to help Snow’s loyal friends defend his frozen body (with the help of Ghost, of course). But, we can assume there will be scenes from the Wall featuring Snow and his supporters as HBO wouldn’t keep fans hanging after 10 months of ‘is he alive or dead’ debates, would they? That would just be too cruel.
Game of Thrones is based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling A Song of Fire and Ice fantasy book series and stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, and Jonathan Pryce. The series is executive produced by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield.
Episode #52 (season 6, episode 2): “Home”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: May 1 (11:30 p.m., 1:30 a.m.), 2 (12:15 a.m.), 3 (9:00 p.m., 4:00 a.m.), 5 (12:15 a.m.), 6 (9:00 p.m.), 7 (11:50 p.m.) and 13 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 2 (8:30 p.m.) 6 (1:00 a.m.), 7 (4:00 p.m.), 8 (8:00 p.m.) and 28 (5:00 p.m.)
Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) trains with the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow). In King’s Landing, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) advises Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman). Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) demands good news, but has to make his own. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch stands behind Thorne (Owen Teale). Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) proposes a plan, and Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide) entertains other proposals.
Written by Dave Hill; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
Episode #53 (season 6, episode 3): “Oathbreaker”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 8 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 9 (11:40 p.m.), 10 (9:00 p.m., 4:25 a.m.), 12 (11:00 p.m.), 13 (9:00 p.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.) and 20 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 9 (8:30 p.m.), 13 (1:15 a.m.), 14 (4:45 p.m.), 15 (8:00 p.m.) and 28 (6:00 p.m.)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Arya (Maisie Williams) trains to be No One. Varys (Conleth Hill) finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift.
Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Dan Sackheim.