Unlike the typical Sunday routine of dreading Monday, the Memorial Day weekend means an extra day to enjoy the finer things in life. That usually means watching "Game of Thrones," but a lot of programs take a holiday break. That won't be the case for "Game of Thrones" Season 6, as it will air episode 6, "Blood of My Blood," at its usual time on HBO.
Warning: Full "Game of Thrones" Season 6 spoilers ahead.
It would have been particularly cruel if "Game of Thrones" made fans wait another week to gain some closure after Hodor's death. The end of "Game of Thrones" Season 6, episode 5 revealed the heartbreaking origin of Hodor's name. It also highlighted Bran's ability to affect the past. Based on the "Game of Thrones" Season 6, episode 6 preview, fans will see the aftermath of Hodor's sacrifice. There's a quick scene where Meera is struggling to flee with Bran, who is still in an unresponsive state.
Aside from what appears to be an awkward dinner scene with the Tarly family and a quick exchange between Daenerys and Daario, the "Blood of My Blood" preview is concerned primarily with the confrontation between the High Sparrow and the Tyrell army. House Tarly shows up in King's Landing in full force as Cersei Lannister continues to plot her revenge.
Margaery Tyrell appears defiant despite her circumstances. She's quite resourceful and may have plotted her own scheme that would earn her freedom. If she converted to the ways of the Sparrow she could, in theory, destroy the religious order from within.
The "Game of Thrones" Season 6, episode 6 synopsis is also pretty cryptic. "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)," reads the "Blood of My Blood" episode description. In regards to Arya, her mission is to kill an actress who, by all accounts, is a decent human being.
With this being "Game of Thrones," it's unclear who will be revealed to be the old foe. It could be the always charming Walder Frey, an old enemy of House Stark, who may have gained a new person to hate in Ramsay Bolton. Considering he was the person who orchestrated the Red Wedding, it seems likely Walder would re-enter the picture after Ramsay killed his daughter.