As if you needed any more reason to watch episodes 26-28 of HBO’s Game of Thrones. But if you’re just curious about what’s coming up take a look at the three new episode descriptions just released. Be warned: these contain minor spoilers (obviously) for the upcoming season so read at your own risk.
Episode #26: “The Climb”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Tywin (Charles Dance) plans strategic unions for the Lannisters. Melisandre (Carice van Houten) visits the Riverlands. Robb (Richard Madden) weighs a compromise to repair his alliance with House Frey. Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) decides what to do with Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Jon (Kit Harington), Ygritte (Rose Leslie) and the Wildlings face a daunting climb.
Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Alik Sakharov.
Episode #27: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) exchanges gifts with a slave lord outside Yunkai. As Sansa (Sophie Turner) frets about her prospects, Shae (Sibel Kekilli) chafes at Tyrion’s (Peter Dinklage) new situation. Tywin counsels the king, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry (Joe Dempsie). Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) faces a formidable foe in Harrenhal.
Written for television by George R. R. Martin; directed by Michelle MacLaren.
Episode #28: “Second Sons”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
King’s Landing hosts a wedding, and Tyrion and Sansa spend the night together. Daenerys meets the Titan’s Bastard. Davos (Liam Cunningham) demands proof from Melisandre. Sam (John Bradley) and Gilly (Hannah Murray) meet an older gentleman.
Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michelle MacLaren.
More exited? Less excited? Did you notice that episode 27 is written by George RR Martin himself? I wonder what that one could be about…