Did anyone else rewatch the Game of Thrones season six premiere last night? That series sure does know how to do bizarre, doesn’t it? Well, buckle in for more of that, because today’s TV-Cap has synopses for the next two episodes—the flashback we’ve been waiting for might finally happen—as well as an interview with the new Doctor Who companion, the full cast list for the Twin Peaks revival, and more.
Synopses and Speculation. HBO has dropped plot descriptions for episodes two and three (airing May 1 and May 8) of season six of Game of Thrones. Let’s read them and then discuss possibilities, okay? Okay!
Episode two, “Home”: Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) trains with the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow). In King’s Landing, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) advises Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman). Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) demands good news, but has to make his own. At Castle Black, the Night’s Watch stands behind Thorne (Owen Teale). Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) proposes a plan, and Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide) entertains other proposals.
Remember Bran Stark? We haven’t seen the character since the fourth season. It will be nice to touch base with him once again and to see how his Three-Eyed Raven training is going. Elsewhere, I expect Tyrion and Varys have to start turning things around in Meereen—I have a hunch Tyrion is going to step up with his smarts (and possible Targaryen heritage?) and work with Dany’s dragons.
Episode three, “Oathbreaker”: Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce). Arya (Maisie Williams) trains to be No One. Varys (Conleth Hill) finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift.
Let’s focus on an important part of this description: “Bran meets the past.” Flashbacks have been used sparingly thus far in the series, but with Bran’s developing abilities, I think we’ll be doing some more time hopping. In this case, could it mean we’re finally getting to the rumored/expected Tower of Joy story? This is an important moment in Stark history (maybe in all of the Seven Kingdoms) and is expected to confirm Jon Snow’s parentage. Guys. Is it May 8 yet?
Fountain of Youth. If you watched the season six premiere of Game of Thrones, you know something especially bonkers happened with Melisandre at the end of the episode. Beyond bonkers. What does it mean? Jessica Chobot posits some theories in the latest Nerdist News. [Nerdist]
Re-Westeros. Game of Thrones is a show that deserves all the discussing and breaking down, and we’re doing that with All Kings Considered. This weekly recap show will allow Dan Hodapp and Madeline Walter to go into every detail of the latest happenings in the realm. [Nerdist]
Get to Know Bill. A new companion is coming to Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie. BBC talked to the actress playing Bill about some of the basic questions about her hopes and getting the role—Mackie doesn’t get a ton of room for long answers, but the ones she provides are rather charming.
Why, Hello There. We’re going to be spoiled with Preacher goodies between now and the series premiere on AMC on May 22, I can tell. Goodies like new cast portraits. How great does Dominic Cooper look as Jesse Custer? Let me answer that for you: the greatest. See a couple more photos at Comic Book Resources. [Image: AMC]
Don’t Wait! If you’re into Penny Dreadful, there’s no reason to hold out until May 1 to watch the premiere. You can view a version of the premiere with a friendlier TV-14 rating on Facebook, iTunes, On Demand, YouTube (conveniently embedded above), and basically everywhere. [Deadline]
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That’s… Unexpected. Showtime’s Twin Peaks is going to be bananas. That’s the theory, anyway, and the released cast list seems to confirm it. With this many people, how could it be anything but massive and nuts? (In the best way.) Do any names surprise you? [Nerdist]
Further Escape. WGN America’s Underground hasn’t wrapped season one just yet (the finale will air on May 11), but the network has granted the series a second season.
What theories do you have about the next episodes of Game of Thrones? Share them in the comments.
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