The much-awaited season 6 of Game of Thrones is well underway and it has certainly had an action-packed start with shocking deaths, resurrections, and lots of in-fighting and threats of war. As usual each episode is leaving us with yet more questions that we are dying to know the answer to. Here are 6 questions we need answering following the latest episode ‘Oathbreaker’.
WARNING: SEASON 6 SPOILERS BELOW!
What next for Jon Snow?
After spending 9 months hoping for a Jon Snow resurrection after his untimely demise at the end of Season 5 at the hands of the now much loathed Alliser Thorne and Olly, we finally had our wish granted. Unless you have been living under a rock for the last week, you will know that at the end of the previous episode, Melisandre bought Jon Snow back to life, with the help of a little witchcraft. Therefore much of this episode covers the aftermath of this, discussing how the lord bought him back for a greater purpose, whatever that is. At the end of the episode Jon executed his killers in a public hanging, much to the joy of many viewers, before hanging up his boots as Commander Of The Nights Watch declaring my “watch has ended”. So what next for the former keeper of the nights watch? Will he head back to Winterfell to take on Ramsay, will he finally be reunited with one of his siblings or will he be involved in a much larger battle against the White Walkers?
What is going on in Kings Landing and how is King Tommen going to stop the High Sparrow?
We quite like King Tommen but we also don’t fancy his chances against The High Sparrow, as lets face it, he isn’t coming across as the strongest of Kings thus far, with both his wife and mother being subjected to their punishments. Will he be able to stand up to them and be reunited with his wife or will Cersei and Jamie be taking things into their own hands with a bit of help from a Zombified Gregor Clegane?
How is Daenerys going to get out of this one?
Daenerys’ is still far from home in Dothraki land where she has failed to charm them as she did previously. Instead she has found herself at the temple of Vaes Dothrak where the widows of former Khals go to live out her days. We now have to pin our hopes on one of two outcomes, rescue by Ser Jorah and Daario Naharis who left in search of their Khaleeshi or rescue by her dragon Drogon who got her into this situation in the first place. Either way they better get a move on as the Son of the Harpy were revealed as being funded by several powerful cities and sure to strike again.
What is going to happen to Rickon and Osha?
Rickon like Bran has been off our screens since season 3 when he split from brother Bran and his quest to find the Three Eyed Raven. Many had wanted an update on how the youngest Stark brother was getting on but didn’t expect to get one of the biggest shocks of the season so far. Smalljon Umber, who previously had sworn allegiance to the Starks, was seen delivering two people to evil Ramsay Bolton, who were revealed to be Rickon and Osha. If that wasn’t shocking enough, to prove that it was actually them, Smalljon presented them with the head of Shaggydog, Rickon’s Direwolf, meaning Ghost is the only one left. Why do you keep killing all the Direwolves Game of Thrones? Why? What does Ramsay have in stall for Rickon, will he be making him his new Reek, will they survive to tell the tale, or will Jon Snow reach Winterfell before too much damage is done if that is indeed where he is going to?
Has Arya now been accepted into the House of Black and White
After being kicked out of the House of Black and White and robbed of her sight for murdering someone from her kill list, Arya has spent the last couple of episodes begging on the streets, in between being hit with a stick by a rather mean spirited girl, also from the house. This episode saw Arya granted her eyesight back from the Faceless Men after learning to fight back even without her sight and refusing to admit she is Arya. Has she finally learnt how to become ‘no one’? Have we lost Arya for good? Or will she be unable to forget who she truly is and resort back to knocking people off her list?
What happened in the Tower of Joy?
In this weeks episode we were treated to a seemingly very important flashback as part of the Bran and the Three Eyed Raven story arch. This particular flashback gave us the chance to find out exactly what happened between Eddard Stark and his sister Lyanna at the Tower of Joy. A young Ned is seen trying to get to Lyanna who seemingly is being held captive by supporters of the Mad King (Daenerys’ Father) including Ser Arthur Dayne who they are seen defeating. Bran is pulled from this vision before he is able to follow his father into the Tower and more frustratingly before we are able to confirm the much touted fan theory that R+L=J, or in other words Rhaegar (the Mad King’s son) + Lyanna = Jon Snow. Which would mean that Jon is related to Daenerys and has a legitimate claim to the Iron Throne.
Watch Game of Thrones, series 6 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic every Monday.