As anyone who watches Game of Thrones knows, the most mundane of details (and often the episode titles) can give insight into big things to come on the fantasy epic’s horizon. And now that HBO has revealed the episode titles for May’s forthcoming installments of the series, we’ve got a few more details to dissect and speculate on.
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Premiering Sunday, May 4th is episode 5, titled “First of His Name.” According to the description, Cersei (Lena Headey) and Tywin (Charles Dance) will be plotting the Crown’s next move while Dany (Emilia Clarke) discusses future plans. Meanwhile, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is set to embark on a new mission. Ooh: Sounds like Tommen might be getting the crown that day, eh?
In episode 6, “The Laws of Gods and Men,” slated to premiere Sunday, May 11th, Stannis (Stephen Dillane) and Davos (Liam Cunningham) set sail with a new strategy, while Dany meets with supplicants. Most interesting, though, is the note that Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) is set to face down his father in the throne room. Could this be the episode where we finally see his trial for Joffrey’s murder?
Episode 7, the mysteriously titled “Mockingbird” (what is this? Hunger Games of Thrones?), Tyrion enlists an unlikely ally while Daario (Michiel Huisman) anxiously insists Dany let him do what he does best (which is… what? Change actors?). Meanwhile, people are still ignoring Jon Snow’s warnings about the vulnerability of the Wall, while Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman) go on an adventure. Sunday, May 18th sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Especially given that it was written by Benioff and Weiss.
What do you think these descriptions reveal for the next few episodes of Game of Thrones? Let us know in the comments.