Game of thrones review season 6 episode 5-Jon has decided to stay in Castle Black to make plans how to overtake Winterfell with Sansa. Their home has been claimed by Ramsey Bolton and he also has a valuable hostage-their brother Rickon Stark.
Sansa receives a letter from Lord Baelish so she meets with him in secret at Mole’s Town. Brienne is her companion at the meeting. Baelish informs Sansa that her uncle has retaken Riverrun and he could help her with her claim of Winterfell.
Angry and hurt about Baelish’s decision of marrying her to Ramsay, Sansa shows only hatred towards Baelish and threatens him. She doesn’t wish his help anymore. But then Lord Baelish reminds her that Jon Snow is only her half brother and warns her to be careful.
After the meeting, Sansa and Jon make plans how to regain forces and Ser Davos give opinions about the war strategy. Sansa shares the information about her uncle, the Blackfish but hides the truth on how she received the information. Brienne scorns Sansa for hiding the truth from Jon.
In the free city of Braavos, we see Arya practicing with the nameless girl. In the previous episode of Game of thrones season 6 Arya has been given a second chance to join the group of nameless. Now, Arya is given another task, to take the life of an actress.
Arya prepares for the task and goes to observe, she visits the play in which her target plays. But during the play, Arya shows emotions when she sees the part of her father’s beheading. Ok, so we are very sure now that she isn’t truly no one, she is still Arya Stark.
For the second time in her life she sees her father’s beheading, only this time in play and everybody seems to enjoy this scene. It’s not an easy task for her, but she has to do what she has to do in order to survive.
Back at the Iron Islands, Yara claims the throne for herself with the support of her brother. Oh, yes, I forgot to mention that in previous episode 4 of Game of thrones season 6 Theon made home. At first Yara was angry with Theon for the saving party. She also thought that Theon came to claim the Salt Throne for himself.
After some chit-chat they made, Yara was sure that Theon is telling the truth, he is here to support her. And there you have, the ceremony for declaring a true leader of the Iron Islands.
Suddenly, Euron appears during the beginning of the ceremony. Yara’s and Theon’s uncle claims the throne for himself, presenting his plan to conquer the world with Daenerys by his side. The people accept his claim so they cheer for Euron now. Yara and Theon realize what this means for them so they immediately flee of the Iron Islands with all the ships they can gather.
Meanwhile, Daenerys managed to prove herself strong enough and now the whole khalasar follows her on the way back to Mereen. Jorah shows Daenerys his hand and says goodbye to her, but she orders him to find a cure and get back to her so that he can advise her once again.
In order to keep the peace in Mereen, Tyrion makes various efforts, he even makes a deal with a Red priestess, servant of the Lord of the Light. Varys is suspicious in this religion, pointing out that a Red priestess claimed Stannis to be the true leader and now they will support Daenerys.
A strange conversation occurs between the priestess and Varys. She reminds him about his childhood, when he was mutilated, about how he heard something from the fire when his bodyparts were thrown into the flames. Now what this could mean?
Here is a theory- Varys is important part in the big plan against the White Walkers with him being somehow connected with the Lord of Light.
Since Game of thrones season 4 Bran has been learning how to become the Three-eyed Raven. It’s been going quite well so far, but he is eager to know all the truth about the past, about his parents, about the White Walkers…
In this episode 5 of Game of thrones season 6 Bran learns the truth of how the White Walkers were created. The “children”, as the people call the creatures from beyond the wall, created the first White Walker with putting a dragonglass piece of sword through a man’s heart.
The reason they did this was to win the war with ordinary men, the first men, who were invading their territory. Ironic, right? They are still fighting the war with them, only this time they are White Walkers, the undead, more powerful and threat to all humanity.
However, Bran wishes to learn more about the White Walkers and despite the Three- eyed raven not to do it alone, Bran wargs alone and sees the White Walkers in present day. He sees the big army of the Walkers who are standing in a field with snow.
Suddenly, the leader of the White Walkers looks at Bran and the whole army gazes at Bran! Terrified, Bran doesn’t know what to do, he starts breathing heavily and tries to escape from the stares and from the army but unfortunately the leader touches Bran at his arm.
Bran awakens from this warg and tells the Three-eyed Raven what has happened. Bran was marked and now the White Walkers can enter the tree and kill all of them. This is the time when Bran, Meera and Hodor must leave the tree before the White Walkers come for them.
Ok, now let’s stop for a second. Why on earth is Bran so important to the army of the White Walkers? Why they try so hard to eliminate him? And what is so damn important to become the Three-eyed Raven? What is the meaning of all that?
Instead running, Brag wargs again, but this time in the past. He sees his father as a boy training in the yard of Winterfell. At that moment, the army of the White Walkers arrives and they immediately attack the tree. Meera and Hodor try to get Bran to safety. There are White Walkers everywhere, attacking from different sides.
Everybody is protecting Bran, the direwolf dies fighting the Walkers, one of “the children” sacrifice herself to save Bran, the Thee-eyed Raven is killed so that Meera and Bran can escape with Hodor outside the tree.
Still warging, Bran sees Hodor in the vision. Meera shouts to Hodor to hold the door while she can take Bran to safety, leaving Hodor alone against the army of White Walkers who attack Hodor. Somehow Bran mixes the warging with the present situation and all of a sudden Whylis, the young stable boy falls on the ground and starts screaming “Hold the door”!
As the scene continues, we see Meera escaping with Bran while Hodor is left to be torn to pieces by the White Walkers. Finally, the scream “Hold the door” becomes “HODOR”, the name that the boy had ever since. Same as Jojen, Hodor knew from the start what his fate would be and he still continued his journey to the very end.