“Game of Thrones” Season 6, episode 5, will be busy exploring new relationships after last week’s episode that saw reunions between Jon Snow and half-sister Sansa Stark, Queen Margaery and brother Ser Loras, and Theon Greyjoy and sister Yara Greyjoy, along with Daario and Jorah finding Daenerys. Based on the preview and released photos, the Kingsmoot and the introduction of a new Red Priestess will also take place in “The Door.”
Warning: Full “Game of Thrones” Season 6 spoilers ahead.
Last week’s “Book of the Stranger” had a lovely reunion between Jon and Sansa. The two have not seen each other since “Game of Thrones” Season 1, which feels like a lifetime ago considering everything the two characters have been through. Their reunion was spoiled by Ramsay’s letter threatening the life of Rickon Stark if Jon did not return Sansa to Winterfell.
In the “Game of Thrones” Season 6, episode 5 preview, Sansa, Jon, Brienne and Podrick arrive at the Vale. There will be another reunion, but it won’t be a happy one as Sansa confronts Littlefinger on how much he knew about Ramsay before setting up the marriage. Littlefinger is a cunning strategist, so it was always curious to see him put someone as valuable as Sansa into the hands of a monster like Ramsay. The preview and photos reveal a very tense confrontation that could alter Littlefinger’s plan to become Warden of the North. The Vale’s army is also in play here as they head to war against Ramsay and the Boltons.
The Stark children will take center stage in “The Door.” Arya continues her apprenticeship with the Faceless Men now that her sight has been restored. Bran Stark’s warging abilities will be explored further in “Game of Thrones” Season 6, episode 5. Bran’s previous visions have been limited to one event, but “The Door” could see three different visions.
The preview highlights an encounter with the head White Walker, Night’s King. Bran appears to return to Winterfell in another photo while another picture may reveal more of the history of the Children of the Forest, according to Watcher’s on the Wall. Considering the Three-Eyed-Raven has limited the time spent warging, Bran may be testing his abilities without his mentor’s knowledge.
The Kingsmoot looks to be underway in Pyke. Yara makes a claim for the Salt Throne, but there’s a lingering shot of a fleet of ships. There are no recognizable banners that could be used to identify the ships. They likely belong to Euron Greyjoy.
In Meereen, Tyrion and Varys may have a new ally. There’s a new Red Priestess, Kinvara, who offers her assistance to the duo. Tryion and Varys appear skeptical, but Kinvara could give them an advantage over the Sons of the Harpy.
“Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) learns a great deal. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) goes on a mission. Arya (Maisie Williams) is given a chance to prove herself,” reads the “Game of Thrones” Season 6, episode 5 synopsis. Daenerys is absent from the released photos, but Daario and Jorah make an appearance. Dorne, which has been absent for several weeks, was not seen in the preview or photos.