This season, we’re finally getting answers, but we’re going to have to stay north of The Wall to get ’em. Thanks to the return to the Realm of Bran Stark after a season away, things are opening up on Game of Thrones in new and exciting directions, wrapping up storylines that have long seemed disparate and unconnected or shrouded in mystery and hearsay. In these new images HBO’s sent through, we get a wee look at what episode two, “Home,” might focus on—and it’s all very northern-focused
The images—which you can see in the gallery below—focus largely on Bran’s cohorts, featuring a sullen-looking Meera Reed (possibly/maybe Jon Snow’s twin sister?!). But it also looks like another return, that of House Greyjoy, will also occur this episode, with Yara Greyjoy featured prominently (and menacingly) alongside her father Balon Greyjoy in another image.
According to the description of the episode, we’ll see Bran train with the Three-Eyed Raven while the Night’s Watch rallies around that supreme lord d-bag, Alliser Thorne. There will also be, of course, some trips to Meereen and King’s Landing, but we’re mostly hoping we’ll get a bit of insight into the connection Hempstead-Wright teased in a new interview with IGN.
“There’s some interesting to come in the coming season,” he explained, “which will reveal exactly what the relationship between those two mystical characters — the Three-Eyed Raven and the Night’s King — is. That’s something that’ll be cool.”
Let us know what you think about the photos and what they might mean in the comments below — and check out these real fake spoilers we got from the cast:
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