WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS OF GAME OF THRONES' SIXTH SEASON.
Only three episodes into the sixth season of HBO's Game Of Thrones and it's already shaping up to be the most explosive yet. There was a lot of anticipation for"Oathbreaker" following last week's episode and fans have been waiting for this moment since the fifth season finale. Tonight, they weren't disappointed. Tonight, we finally got to see what happened following Jon Snow's resurrection at the hands of Melisandre.
The episode begins exactly where we left off with Davos' shock at Jon's resurrection. After moments of them doing nothing more than staring, a naked Jon collapses into Davos' arms. Davos covers and comforts him, telling him that "the lady brought you back". Melisandre enters, and asks Jon what it's like when someone dies, with Jon replying "Nothing. There was nothing at all". Jon see's himself as a failure, and Davos manages to convince him to fail again. Jon, now in full uniform, makes his appearance in front of The Night's Watch. He jokes with Edd and gives him a hug.
In their first appearance this season, Sam and Gilly are on a boat. Gilly is in awe at the prospect of Oldtown, but Sam, in between vomiting into a bucket, drops the bombshell that he isn't taking her there - instead, he is taking her to his homeland. She says she trusts him, calling him "the father of my son".
Bran and the Three Eyed Raven are in a vision - enter Ned Stark - A young Ned Stark - who is attempting to get into a large tower to retrieve his sister, Lyanna. The Three Eyed Raven informs Bran that the man accompanying Ned is Meera's father. They face Ser Arthur Dayne - the greatest swordsman in Westeros. Bran realises here that what he is sees is a different story to what his father had previously told him. Bran attempts to interfere in his vision, calling for his father who looks around. The Three Eyed Raven pulls Bran from his vision who demands to know what is in the tower - the Raven responds telling Bran that is enough for the day. The Raven continues, telling Bran that he won't be here forever, but before he leaves he must know everything. The flashbacks are going to be revelatory, and perhaps we will uncover some truths. But that's as far as we get this week.
Daenerys is accompanied by a large khalasar to her new home at Vaes Dothrak and is brought before the dosh khaleen. She is stripped of her clothes and dressed in brown rags. Dany, disgruntled, tells them how they have all made a mistake. They tell her that she committed a crime by going out into the world after Drogo died, as this is forbidden. They continue, telling her that she should be lucky to remain with them.
Varys discovers the identity of the woman responsible for the Sons of The Harpy attacks on the Unsullied. After summoning her, he enquires about what she knows. This woman thinks that Varys is threatening her son, but in reality he is questioning her about how her son could cope if something were to happen to his mother. As a result of this the woman mellows a little, and Varys promises her safe passage out of Meereen if she can provide him with information.
Tyrion struggles to make conversation with Missandei and Grey Worm. Neither are versed in the topic of conversation, as Grey Worm points out, all they ever discuss is battle. Attempting to lighten the mood, Tyrion suggests they play a game, but the pair remain oblivious. Tyrion's humour in dire situations is one of the greatest things about his character and ultimately the show. Varys enters, informing them that the slave masters of Yunkai and Astapor are funding the Harpies.
Qyburn is aiding Varys’s little birds in King’s Landing. The birds enquire about Varys and wonder if he'll return. Qyburn gives them sweets, hoping that if he can brine them, they'll continue to give him information. Enter "Ser Gregor", Jaime, and Cersei. It all becomes a little clearer as Cersei reveals her plans. She wants to use "Gregor" (or Gregor-stein is maybe more appropriate) to break the faith. She tells Qyburn to use the little birds everywhere. It becomes apparent that this is how "Gregor" knew about the poor man mocking Cersei last week.
Cersei, Jaime, and "Gregor" enter during a meeting of the Small Council, which includes everybody's favourite Lady Olenna Tyrell, Kevan Lannister, and Maester Pycelle. Despite their persistence, the Small Council refuse to continue their meeting and exit.
King Tommen visits the High Sparrow in an attempt to allow Cersei to visit Myrcella’s resting place, but the Sparrow refuses. The Sparrow and Tommen discuss the "mother" and her love as well as Cersei's absolution. The pair seem to get along.
Arya continues her training after being rescued last week. She is brutally beaten by the waif and questioned at the same time. As time passes, Arya becomes more 'no-one' and less Arya. Upon the realisation that she is ready, H'ghar offers her a drink from the pool which gives Arya her eyes back.
Representatives of House Umber ride to Winterfell and bring Rickon and Osha before Ramsay in an attempt to prove their honour. They have the head of his direwolf, Shaggydog to prove Rickon's identity. Now that Ramsay has lost Sansa, he will most likely take pleasure in causing pain to yet another Stark.
Our final segment takes us back to Castle Black, where Edd informs Jon that they are "ready". Ready for what - we do not know. Jon slowly walks out into the public, where we realise that the men responsible are ready to be hanged. It's a solemn moment - a moment that we perhaps wished for since the season five finale - but somehow we are more emotional than happy. As the guilty profess their final words to Jon, Ser Alliser tells him that he would do it all again. No words from Olly, who exchanges a look of disappointment with Jon - the feeling is mutual. Upon moments of consideration, Jon raises his sword and cuts the rope.
The guilty parties - Olly and Alliser included - all hang. In a shocking turn of events, Jon hands his cloak to Edd and tells him to do as he pleases with it - to wear it or to burn it. Jon then exits, telling all that his watch has ended.