The Starks seem to always find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” with moments that crush the hearts of viewers rooting for them. However, the tide could finally change for the Starks when Bran returns for Season 6 of the show after not being a part of Season 5. For fans that can’t remember where Bran’s story left off, we’ve got you covered.
The last time we saw Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), he had finally arrived at the giant tree beyond the wall in the North. Bran had been searching for the Three-Eyed Raven for several seasons of the show after seeing a raven appear in his dreams. Bran is a warg who can take control of animals and people with his mind. He had made the trip to the tree with Hodor (Kristian Nairn), Jojen Reed (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick).
Once they got to the tree where the Three-Eyed Raven was supposed to be, they were attacked by wights and one ended up stabbing Jojen to death in the process. The rest of the group was rescued by the Children of the Forest and eventually found the Three-Eyed Raven in the roots of the tree. Bran was upset and felt responsible for the loss of Jojen, but the Three-Eyed Raven assured him that Jojen knew what would happen to him the second he left on the journey because he wanted Bran to “find what he lost.”
Bran believes this means he might be able to walk again. However, the Three-Eyed Raven has other plans for the warg. “You will never walk again, but you will fly,” the Three-Eyed Raven tells Bran.
By the time this moment arrived in Season 4, Bran’s storyline on the show had caught up to where his character was in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” books. Because of this, Bran was left out of Season 5 until the rest of the story from the books played out. He’ll be back for Season 6 and is expected to play a big part in the stories to come on the show.
In an interview with E! Online, Wright said he really felt the year off from the show and is glad to be back for Season 6. Although Bran was off screen for all of Season 5, the character has been training with the Three-Eyed Raven and the Children of the Forest to master his warg skills.
“He can do some really cool things with it. He can see certain things in the past, which I really enjoyed filming and I think everyone will enjoy watching,” Wright teased.
Wright hinted at some of the “cool things” he’ll be able to do warging in a December interview with Entertainment Weekly. He’ll be able to control his visions and can look into “very important events in the past, present and future of this world.” What will Bran’s role be in the Great War to come? We’ll soon find out.
Watch Bran in the latest “Game of Thrones” Season 6 promo video:
“Game of Thrones” Season 6 premieres Sunday, April 24, on HBO at 9 p.m. EDT.