If you’ve been enjoying Season 5 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” but think there just hasn’t been enough violence, you’re in luck. According to new reports, fans that tune in to episode 8 on May 31 will be treated to some epic high-stakes fights.
[SPOILER ALERT: This article contains potential spoilers for Episode 8.]
According to Entertainment Weekly, the journey of Jon Snow and Tormund Giantsbane will get a little bloody. For those who need a refresher, the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and the former Wildling soldier are going north of the wall once again to recruit more wildlings and march them south. The outlet reports that the duo will reach the outpost of Hardhome where they’ll kick off one of the “most ambitious” battle scenes in the show’s history. These are big words considering major events like the Battle of Blackwater in Season 2 and the Battle at the Wall in Season 4, both of which were incredibly well received by fans.
Luckily for fans with a blood lust, the show’s violence won’t end there. Actor Ian Glen revealed a dramatic throw down ahead for his character – Jorah Mormont. Last week’s episode saw the disgraced knight non-lethally win a contest against a horde of gladiators so that he could get a few words in with Queen Daenerys (Emilia Clarke). The last time the two spoke, he was banished from her court after discovering that he first joined her company as a spy for King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy). This time, he brought her a gift in the form of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), but it didn’t seem to be enough. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glen says that his fighting days can’t be over if he hopes to win over the Queen of Dragons.
“Without giving too much away, it was a kind of prequel — what you saw — where suddenly and unexpectedly the queen was there in the kind of pre-fighting, before the main gladiatorial contest,” the 53-year-old actor told the outlet. “There's still a massive, massive fight to come.”
While the preview for episode 8, posted below, makes it seem like Jon Snow’s big bout will come in the upcoming episode, it’s unclear if the producers will save Jorah’s big melee for a later episode in the season.