We’ve been waiting and waiting for some information on the title and synopsis for any of the episodes for Game of Thrones Season 6. HBO has finally revealed the title…
…for the first episode.
I know. Last year we got the first four titles (that’s how many went out to the press, so there was presumably no point in holding them back). With no screeners for anyone this year, it looks like HBO is going to be dribbling these out one at a time. (The network’s excuse is that it’s releasing the titles of the episodes in April. There is only one episode in April. The second episode airs May 1st. So we could be lucky and get four or five episode titles and synopsis in the next batch. Somehow I doubt that, though.)
Hey, we’ll take what we can get. Because the title of this episode is a doozy.
Episode #51: “The Red Woman”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Did you forget to breath for a second? Or was that just me inhaling so hard I gave myself hiccups?
It gets better. The first line of the (very short) synopsis follows:
“Jon Snow is dead.”
Seriously. That’s the first sentence to the synopsis. THE GENTLEMEN DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH.
I wish there were more, but sadly no. Here is the entire synopsis:
Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.
So, to recap:
- Jon Snow, still ex-crow, possibly in escrow.
- Dany: Going to meet the khal of the Horde that picked her up at the end of last season
- Cersei: Going to give a wail heard ’round Westeros when she sees her daughter again and that daughter is dead.
Here’s HBO’s summary of the beginning of the season:
Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.
There’s also a cast list:
Returning series regulars on GAME OF THRONES this season include: Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams(Arya Stark) and Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow).
Additional returning series regulars this season include: Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Hannah Murray (Gilly), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand) and Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’ghar).
Let’s quickly note that Kit Harington (Jon Snow) is nowhere to be seen here and move on.
Click above to find out who each of the new cast members is playing, but beware of spoilers.