WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Season 6, Episode 6 of Game of Thrones. Look away now if you're not up to date!
We're officially over halfway through the sixth season of Game of Thrones, and things appear to be heating up for all of our feuding families. The recent installment of the epic fantasy drama left us with so many questions — such as Margaery's new alignment with the Faith Militant, or whether or not we've been introduced to Coldhands — and hopefully the upcoming episode will fill in the blanks. Take a look at the promo for "The Broken Man" below.
See what I mean? With only four episodes left, Thrones will no doubt knock it out of the park in the upcoming installments. Let's take a look at some of the questions that we hope will be answered, and the storylines that we'll see played out in "The Broken Man."
1. Where Are Yara And Theon?
Noticeably absent from the latest episode, Yara and Theon fled from their home —the Iron Islands — due to their uncle crowning himself king. It was a smart move by the siblings, as immediately following his inauguration, Euron Greyjoy demanded that his niece and nephew be murdered. Yara and Theon were long gone by this time and had hijacked the best ships on the island, leaving Euron with no fleet of which to speak. For now, they are safe, but where are they? And more importantly, where will they go?
2. Olenna Vs Cersei — Again?
This was never going to last, was it? Only two episodes ago, Cersei and Olenna put their differences aside in an attempt to rescue Margaery. Now, after Margarey announced her allegiance to the Faith, the pair seem to be at each other's throats again. Olenna never liked Cersei and the feeling's mutual. Cersei's good at playing games, but Olenna can see right through her. Their houses may be aligned through Tommen and Margaery's marriage, but there's no alignment between these two matriarchs. Who knows how this will end — especially now that Jaime isn't there to restrain Cersei. Moreover, Olenna is a very organized woman — I find it difficult to believe that she doesn't have some sort of a plan in order. Having said that, Olenna had better be careful that her words don't get her in trouble — she is responsible for Joffrey's death, after all, and I'd hate to see what would happen if Cersei found out, especially now that she has the Mountain's reanimated corpse in her corner.
3. Tormund Rallies The Wildlings
Jon is aware that in order to defeat Ramsay and take back Winterfell, he'll need a large army. Tormund, Jon's friend and wildling, appears to be rallying his fellow free people in the hope that they will fight for Jon. Tormund knows where Jon's loyalties lie; he saw that when the bastard died for them. Will the willings follow suit? If they do, Jon and Sansa stand a chance of retaking their home, as we all know how vicious the wildlings are in battle.
4. Will Jaime Fight For Walder Frey?
We learned in the previous episode that Jaime is on his way to the Riverlands to deal with the Black Fish, as dear old Walder Frey is having trouble with him. Frey wants Riverrun, but the Black Fish won't comply. Frey intends to use Edmure Tully as a bargaining chip by exchanging him for Riverrun. We last saw the Black Fish in the third season, when he was one of the only ones who managed to make it out of the Red Wedding alive. Will Jaime fight on behalf of the miserable Walder Frey? The Black Fish makes clear that the war will continue until he is no longer breathing, so presumably he won't give up Riverrun. What does this mean for Jaime?
It's going to be an intense episode, that's for sure. As we approach the last chapters of the season, it's anybody's guess what will happen next, or who will be the next victim in the world of Westeros. Make sure you don't forget to tune in!
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