We're just two days away from the third episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, "Oathbeaker", which airs Sunday, May 8 at 9 PM ET on HBO. While we wait for this highly-anticipated installment of the popular fantasy drama, HBO has released plot details for the fourth and fifth episodes, "Book of the Stranger", airing Sunday, May 15, and "The Door", airing Sunday, May 22. While these synopses don't reveal too much about the story going forward, they still give us a faint idea about what to expect in the magical land of Westeros.
"The Door" synopsis from HBO reveals that Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) has struck a deal, but it doesn't reveal with whom. After Daenerys fled Meereen at the end of last season, Tyrion was left behind to govern the township with Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), while Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) and Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman) go out searching for Dany. This synopsis hints that Jorah and Daario must "undertake a difficult task." It's possible that they have both tracked down Dany, who was last seen among a horde of Dothraki warriors.
The final tidbit from the synopsis reveals that Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena Headey) try to improve their situation. The episode was written by series creators/showrunners David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, and directed by Dan Sackheim. The synopsis for "The Door" reveals that Tyrion seeks out a "strange ally" while Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) "learns a great deal," most likely through his greensight visions. Greensight allows Bran to see the past, present and future, and some have speculated that this special gift may be how fans finally learn the mysterious identity of Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) mother.
"The Door", which was written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss and directed by Jack Bender, also follows Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) as she goes on a mission, while Arya (Maisie Williams) is given a chance to prove herself. While we don't know for sure, it's possible that Brienne's mission could be to find Sansa Stark's (Sophie Turner) siblings Bran and Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson). Earlier today, Maisie Williams let it slip that Rickon Stark will be returning this season. The youngest Stark child hasn't been seen since the ninth episode of Season 3, when Bran told him and Osha (Natalia Tena) to head for the Umbers, bannermen of the Stark family, who would protect them. But Rickon or Osha haven't been seen since.
Unfortunately, these plot synopses don't shed any light on Jon Snow, who was resurrected by Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) in last week's episode "Home". The preview for Sunday night's episode "Oathbreaker" revealed that some in Castle Black think he's a God for having risen from the dead, but we'll have to wait and see how the Night's Watch reacts to Jon's return on Sunday night. Stay tuned for more from Game of Thrones as Season 6 continues.