HBO unveils revealing new Game of Thrones season 6 pics ahead of episode 2

Home is more than just a place — it’s also the title of the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones. In preparation for the second episode of season 6, HBO has released six more photos, showing eight different characters. If you’re not up to date on the series, watch out, because there may be spoilers ahead.

The batch of photos gives us a peek at what’s to come when the episode airs this Sunday. Home follows the intriguing season 6 premiere, which finally resolved some of the burning questions fans had been left with after the season 5 finale. Thrones viewers will get to see more of newly returned characters, fresh plans, and ongoing problems.

The official episode synopsis makes it clear that there will be a lot going on in the second episode:

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.

While the photos do give us a look at Bran, Balon, and Ser Alliser Thorne, the other characters pictures aren’t mentioned in the synopsis. From Bran’s photo, we can probably assume that he’s in a dream sequence, given that he’s shown standing. Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick), his traveling companion, is back too, and so is Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan). The latter is shown face-to-face with her father, so perhaps she’s involved in one of these “other proposals” mentioned.

Thorne’s photo simply shows him alone and fairly expressionless, so it’s hard to say what’s going on with him, but the synopsis does indicate that Jon Snow’s killer has the support of the Night’s Watch. It seems telling that there’s a photo of Dolorous Edd as well, though — he could cause trouble for Thorne. Meanwhile, Varys (Conleth Hill) and Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) look worried.

We’ll see it all in episode 2 of Game of Thrones season 6, which airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday.

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