April 27, 2016

Episode 2 Preview (Updated)

After episode 1 mainly delivering a recapitulation and exposition for the things to come (with two surprises - Dorne and Melisandre), episode 2 will certainly move things ahead fast.

HBO just released a preview for episode 2; if we put that together with the hints and images we already had, this is what I'd suspect to see next week.

EDIT 1: Now also the description for episode 2 has been published:

"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."

EDIT 2: Obviously a very detailed description of the Winterfell vision from episode 2 has been leaked. Not more content of episode 2, but Bran's vision laid out in a very detailled way. So ONLY follow the link to the following YouTube video if you REALLY want to get spoiled about that part. And it definitively helps to understand Spanish... ;-) :   Video

Bran at the tree, having his first vision:

A flashback to Winterfell,
young Ned and Benjen training,
with hints to the fate of young Hodor.

Meera outside the cave in the snow, just before being called back inside by Bran.
Sansa sending Brienne to search for Arya; this could lay the ground for the plotline I suspected to happen from the very moment we heard that Thoros of Myr returns to the show. Don't forget that episode 3 will be called "Oathbreaker" - I guess we'll have a BIG surprise coming in that episode...
Ramsay and Roose have another conversation, together with
the new Lord Karstark.

As Ramsay must think Sansa & Theon fled for Castle Black (or even that Jon Snow and his NW brothers have killed his soldiers), he wants to ride there and take revenge. Roose could oppose this plan, with unknown consequences for himself and his pregnant wife.

When arriving at Castle Black, Ramsay will probably also deliver his taunt in pink letter style: "Winterfell is mine - come and see!".
Edd reaches the Wildlings and convinces Thormund to help them against the NW mutineers.
The conflict between Alliser Thorne and Ser Davos escalates.

Alliser and his men try to break the door open, Wun Wun smashes the gate and the Wildlings save the day.

Tommen and Jaime at Myrcella's Funeral.

Confrontation between Jaime and the High Sparrow over Myrcella's body.

Tommen and Cersei: first hints to the upcoming conflict between them.

Probably followed by the conflict between Lancel & the Sparrows vs. Cersei & The Frankenmountain: "I choose violence."
Tyrion, Grey Worm, Missandei and Varys meet.

Tyrion mentions the dragons and goes looking for them in the dungeons.
Iron Islands:  

Yara returns and has aconversation with Balon.

And maybe Euron gets introduced and Balon dies.
Arya continues her "training" with the Waif.

Lots of things to look forward to!

1 comment:

Stephen said...

This all makes sense, nicely done. The stuff at the Wall is pretty much guaranteed, given that we know Davos survives this little dilemma he's in, and it's not likely he fights his way out of it with Longclaw. I'm disappointed to realise that Thorne, Olly and the rest of Jon's killers may never actually get to see the resurrection.....it would have been satisfying, to see their reaction, but it seems likely that Wun Wun and his gang will destroy the Night's Watch in Episode 2 (we also have a released photo of Mel on horseback which seems to show that the Wildlings are in control of Castle Black by that stage, maybe Episode 3 or 4). Hopefully some of them will be imprisoned rather than killed.