Game of Thrones Episode 606—”Blood of My Blood”—Preview


After HBO blew the roof off the place with “The Door,” will it further shake the foundations of the house that George R.R. Martin build with “Blood of My Blood,” the sixth episode of the show’s sixth season? Watch and find out. Here’s HBO’s official episode description:

"An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly (Hannah Murray) meets Sam’s (John Bradley) family. Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a difficult choice. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faces off against the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce)."

The difficult choice Arya faces will likely be whether to follow through on the Faceless Men’s orders to kill Lady Crane, and Jaime’s face-off with the High Sparrow has been teased for a while. What old enemy is coming back into the picture? We have some ideas.

Here’s a quick factual breakdown of the episode:

  • Start Time: May 29, 2016, 9 p.m. EST
  • TV Info: HBO
  • Episode: Season 6, Episode 6, “Blood of My Blood”
  • Writers: Bryan Cogman
  • Director: Jack Bender
  • Run time: 52 minutes
  • Live Stream: Stream 1Stream 2

I’ve been wondering when longtime staff writer Bryan Cogman would turn in a script, and it looks like his time has finally come. Also, note that, after a couple of super-sized episodes, “Blood of My Blood” will be a reasonably-sized 52 minutes. Lost veteran Jack Bender stays on to direct after having a hit with “The Door.”

Now, let’s sample the trailer, and see what we can see.

Obviously, we’ll have to pick up with Bran and Meera after their brush with death at the end of “The Door.” Will this be the first episode of Season 6 not to start at Castle Black?

The majority of official stills from this episode are from King’s Landing. After sitting out “The Door,” the Sparrow plotline promises to come back with a vengeance. It does look like the production spent rather a lot on that crowd scene outside the Sept of Baelor, so let’s hope it delivers.

Considering that “Blood of My Blood” is a Dothraki phrase, you might expect that Daenerys would play a big part in this episode, but she’s keeping a fairly low profile in the promotional materials. Meanwhile, the likes of Jon and Sansa don’t turn up at all—not in the synopsis, trailer, or official images. Ditto Tyrion and the Meereen crew. Will their storylines be sitting the hour out? It usually happens to every plotline at least once per season.

But we will be visiting with Sam’s family, probably for a supper of awkward silences. We’ll be back tomorrow after the episode to break it all down, and then some.