Last night’s episode was all about the unexpected return of several prominent characters who went missing in the previous seasons. In fact, it was so much of a shock for viewers that the episode has opened doors to dozens of new possibilities. It is not what happened in the past that matters in Game of Thrones as everybody has already known the stories about the previous kings and their kingdoms. What intrigues the viewers is to know what’s coming up. Watching Game of Thrones season 6, episode 6 online was probably the best thing we all did on Sunday (May 29) night. Understanding all the elements revealed in “Blood of My Blood,” Game of Thrones season 6, episode 6, we are now able to jot down some predictions on what may happen in Game of Thrones from now on.
Before we state some predictable possibilities for the upcoming episodes and narrow it down to the fate of the show’s important characters, we must recap where things are right now. There’s no point in starting off fresh without remembering what happened when we left off. So, a quick recap of the “Blood of My Blood” episode will be help us know where everybody stands at the moment.
“Blood of My Blood” Recap
Watching “Blood of My Blood” (GoT, S06E06) was a pleasure and was more liberating than the previous episodes of the season. It brought a great amount of positivity back to this gruesome world of Game of Thrones. These days, everyone has figured out that bringing back dead characters is now the new unique selling proposition (USP) of Game of Thrones. Resurrection remains the highlight of all the season six episodes aired till today. Keeping up with this, the “Blood of My Blood” episode showed the return of several characters.
The episode starts off with Meera (Ellie Kendrick) and Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) trying to make an escape from the wights. With Hodor (Kristian Nairn) getting killed in the last episode, Meera cannot manage to pull the sledge on which Bran’s lying unconscious, seeing visions from the past. They eventually give up and the wights get closer to them. Out of nowhere a mysterious rider comes charging at the wights, killing them off with a fiery weapon and lends a hand to Bran and Meera. After Bran wakes up from the visions, he realizes that the mysterious savior is Benjen Stark (Joseph Mawle), his uncle who’d gone missing in the past seasons.
Another character that returned in last night’s episode was Lord Walder Frey (David Bradley) of the Riverrun. The last time we saw the cunning old king was in the Red Wedding episode, and now, he’s back to overthrow the Tullys from Riverrun. Meanwhile, Samwell Tarly and Gilly returned to Horn Hill, the House of Tarly (Sam’s home). Last night’s episode also showed a “homecoming” of Daenerys’s (Emilia Clarke) long lost son. Her dragon son, Drogon, returns to Khaleesi as the Dothraki march towards the Narrow Sea.
What Happens from Now On?
The more comebacks the newer twists to the existing race for the Iron Throne. It is as simple as that. Taking into account all the “unprecedented” returns revealed in this season, everyone is pretty much perturbed about what’s going to happen next. The fluster of too many fan theories is making the GoT fans and viewers completely uncertain. There aren’t any reliable Game of Thrones predictions at the moment, but there are possibilities of new characters having a strong future than the existing ones.
First off, it’s good to see Benjen Stark return and save his nephew Bran from a brutal death. It is always good to see a Stark return, and Benjen does remind a lot of his unfortunate brother, Ned Stark, who died in the first season. Benjen’s return will also bring a smile on Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) face as they had always had a great relationship. But, this does put the Lannisters in trouble. Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) have so many enemies that there’s good chance of them not making it for the next season.
Although, they have been plotting to kill the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) for a long time, sadly, their beloved son, King Tommen Barartheon (Dean-Charles Chapman), is coming in their way. Cersei is still safe with Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) being there to protect her and slay for her. There are also some who are on the verge of getting killed in the upcoming episodes.
Lord Walder Frey, Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), and his family—these are on the top of the list for possible killings in Game of Thrones season six. And, the safest ones are probably the Dragons, the White Walkers, and of course, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). It’s only matter of another week and something else may change this scenario altogether.
Watch the Game of Thrones season 6, episode 7 promo below to see what happens in the “The Broken Man” episode, which will air next Sunday.