Previews

Game of Thrones Preview: “Book of the Stranger”

Photo Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Photo Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Littlefinger is absent no more! Petyr Baelish makes his first appearance of the season in “Book of the Stranger,” making it clear that he knows that Sansa escaped from Winterfell. Consequently, the plan he had orchestrated is falling apart (or is it?) Littlefinger’s work is always more obvious in hindsight; for all we know, he expected Sansa to escape. Looking back through the seasons, Baelish has set many significant events in motion. Remember Jon Arryn? The death that instigated all of this back in the first episode of season one? Initially, it was implied that he had died of natural causes, some sort of “fever.” Then the Starks received a raven claiming it was the Lannisters that killed Jon Arryn, which essentially started this whole battle for the throne. However, since then it’s been spelled out that Baelish is the one who got Lady Arryn to carry out the murder. The moral–When Littlefinger is on screen, pay attention.

Photo Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Photo Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO

Over in King’s Landing, we might finally be in store for some action as Margery becomes part of the mix. Will she be forced to do the same Walk of Atonement as Cersei? It seems unlikely, but instead Cersei, Lady Olenna, and the High Sparrow may have different ideas about what’s in store for the Queen.

Photo Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO

Photo Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO

Other things to look out for:

  • Theon’s made it back to Pyke, and his sister isn’t happy about it. Both of them are stuck in limbo while the Kingsmoot happens. And they also appear to be unaware of their uncle’s arrival.
  • Sansa, Brienne, and Podrick make it to Castle Black, unfortunately right after Jon Snow has deserted his watch.
  • Jorah and Daario figure out Daenerys is at the temple of the Dosh Khaleen, but also end up fist-fighting over something or another, probably who loves Daenerys more. But remember, only one of them is hiding an arm covered in greyscale up his sleeve.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.

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