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Season VI57: The Broken Man

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Brother Ray walks amongst his followers as they work together to build a new sept. A solitary figure single-handedly carries a huge log; he is the Hound.

As Sandor Clegane chops wood, the septon comments it must have taken quite a monster of a man to bring him down. “He was a woman,” the Hound replies. Remembering the condition in which he found the Hound, Ray concludes: “The Gods aren’t done with you yet.”

“You’ve lost, Cersei. That’s the only joy I can find in all this misery.” –Olenna Tyrell

The High Sparrow visits Margaery. Informed by Tommen that Margaery has been avoiding marital "congress," he reminds her an heir is necessary to continue their work. He further suggests she focus on her grandmother, subtly threatening the Queen of Thorns' well-being if she can't be taught "the new way."

Margaery meets with Olenna, who is irritated by the constant presence of Unella in Margaery’s chambers. Margaery shares the proposal for Loras’ future: he will return to Highgarden, but as a penitent, stripped of his title. She advises her grandmother she too should leave for Highgarden, but Olenna protests. Margaery secretly presses a note into her grandmother’s hand, and stresses, “You must.” Leaving her granddaughter, Olenna unfolds the note to find a drawing of a rose. Margaery’s newfound piety may not be so pure, after all.

Olenna Tyrell

Cersei questions Olenna about her decision to leave the city, admitting she underestimated the High Sparrow. Although relishing Cersei's desperation, Olenna is not interested in helping her fight the fanatics, and plans to depart King’s Landing while she can.

“We will not break faith today.” –Lady Lyanna Mormont

Jon and his band meet with the wildling chieftains to engage their support. One leader, Dim Dalba, contends it is not the war they pledged to fight. Jon agrees, “but I need you with me if we’re going to beat them, and we need to beat them if you’re going to survive.” Tormund backs Jon, and Wun-Wun voices his support with a simple, “Snow.” Dim Dalba, representing the others, shakes Jon's hand in assent.

Standing before 10-year-old Lyanna Mormont of Bear Island, Jon, Sansa, and Davos are caught off-guard by the young lady’s no-nonsense manner. Jon references her letter to Stannis: “Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North, whose name is Stark.” Lyanna counters as far as she’s concerned, neither sibling is a Stark, but a Snow and a Bolton. Davos steps in and, rather than condescend to her, he sympathizes with the unexpected responsibility which the girl now has as head of her house: "We have to fight. And we have to do it together.” Swayed by his approach, Lyanna offers the men she can – 62 in total. Davos diplomatically says, “If they’re half as ferocious as their lady, the Boltons are doomed.”

Jon Snow and Sansa

The group meets with Robett Glover. Having just won his castle back from the Ironborn with help from the Boltons, Glover is resistant even before hearing that Jon and Sansa's army is mostly wildlings. Sansa attempts to remind Glover of his duty, but the former bannerman erupts in fury: “House Stark is dead.”

The Northern allies gather at the site of Stannis’ old camp. Despite Sansa's insistence that they continue to gather their forces, Jon says they must march on Winterfell soon – they are out of time.

Alone in her tent, Sansa writes a letter, hesitates, then seals it with the direwolf sigil.

“Bargaining with oathbreakers is like building on quick.” – Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully

Jaime and Bronn

Jaime Lannister and Bronn arrive at Riverrun with the Lannister army and find the Frey’s siege in a sorry state. "Black" Walder and Lothar draw out their threat to kill Edmure, first by hanging, then by slitting his throat. The Blackfish, watching from the ramparts, easily calls their bluff. Jaime chastises the brothers for their incompetence and empty threats. “I’m here by the King’s command to take back this castle,” he calmly says, and tells Bronn to get word to the Blackfish for a parley.

Brynden Tully

On the Riverrun drawbridge, the Blackfish makes it clear he will not forfeit, and believes Edmure’s fate to be sealed. Unwilling to discuss terms, the Blackfish explains he agreed to meet to get the measure of the Kingslayer, and is disappointed with the result.

“I’m tired of watching you cower like a beat dog.” –Yara Greyjoy

The Ironborn find amusement in a Volantis brothel. Yara kisses a courtesan with pleasure, but notes Theon’s discomfort. She commands her brother to drink: “I need you. The real Theon… can you find him for me?” Laying out plans to make her own pact with the Dragon Queen, Yara asks if he is with her. Theon nods; Yara kisses him on the forehead, and joins her courtesan.

Arya Stark

Arya books passage back to Westeros. Pausing on a bridge for a last look over the city, she is approached by an old woman, who suddenly stabs her. The crone removes her face to reveal the Waif, and Arya dives into the canal for safety. Emerging from the water and bleeding badly from her torso, Arya looks around, panicked; anyone could be a Faceless Man.

Arya Stark

“All I can do with the time I’ve got left is bring a little goodness into the world.” –Brother Ray

Sandor Clegane

The Hound listens with the rest of the community as Ray reflects on his time as a soldier, and the violent orders he executed that continue to haunt him. When a trio from the Brotherhood Without Banners approaches, Ray greets them politely, but tension is high when the septon claims not to have any resources to give them. “The night is dark and full of terrors,” Lem Lemoncloak warns before riding off.

Brotherhood Without Banners

Frustrated with the handling of the situation, the Hound chops firewood as Ray explains his rationale, “Violence is a disease. You don’t cure it by spreading it to more people.” The Hound replies, “You don’t cure it by dying, either.”

Kamp Brother Ray

Ray heads back to the village while the Hound keeps chopping wood. Later, still working alone, the Hound hears a scream. Returning to the building site, he finds the slain bodies of the villagers and Ray hanging from the sept’s unfinished rafters. Noticing a trail of hoof-prints, the Hound grabs his axe.

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Season VI57: The Broken Man

➲ Synopsis

Olenna Tyrell is ordered to return to Highgarden after the Tyrells drew arms at the Faith Militant, but is given a note by Margarey to suggest that she is still loyal to House Tyrell. Jon, Sansa and Davos recruit the Wildlings and House Mormont to their cause but severely lack a stable army regardless. In desperation, Sansa writes a letter begging for aid. Jaime arrives at Riverrun with Bronn and goes to treat with the Blackfish, which is ultimately unsuccessful. Theon and Yara enjoy their last night in Volantis before sailing to Meereen. In Braavos, Arya seals passage to Westeros but is attacked by the Waif. She escapes by jumping into a canal but is left to bleed from her stab wound. Sandor Clegane is revealed to have survived his fight with Brienne of Tarth after being saved by a Septon and his followers. When a pocket of men from the Brotherhood without Banners threaten and eventually slaughter the group, Clegane decides to take up arms to get revenge.

 

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➲ People
  • Bronn( Jerome Flynn )
  • Bronn
  • A sellsword who fought on behalf of Tyrion Lannister, Bronn was knighted for his bravery during the Battle of Blackwater and remained in Tyrion's service until Tyrion was accused of killing his nephew King Joffrey. Cersei bought Bronn's loyalty by offering him an engagement to Lady Lollys Stokeworth and her family's castle. Bronn's marriage was thwarted by Jaime Lannister, who enticed Bronn to travel with him to Dorne to rescue Princess Myrcella. Although the mission failed, Jaime grew to respect Bronn and recruited him to join his mission to retake Riverrun.

  • Lyanna Mormont( Bella Ramsey )
  • Lyanna Mormont
  • A strong-willed girl of 10, Lyanna rebuffed Stannis Baratheon's call for troops from her homeland of Bear Island. Ser Davos Seaworth was able to convince the girl to support the Stark cause with the 62 fighting men of her house.

  • Tormund Giantsbane( Kristofer Hivju )
  • Tormund Giantsbane
  • A legendary wildling leader who supported Mance Rayder, Tormund is also know as "Giantsbane". Swayed by Jon Snow's promise that the ramaining wildlings would have safe passage through the Wall, he traveled with Jon to Hardhome to make their case before the Free Folk elders. The two narrowly escaped when the camp was attacked by White Walkers and the Army of the Dead, and the wildlings slaughtered at Hardhome then joined its ranks. Tormund has joined Jon Snow and Sansa Stark's mission to regain control of the North.

  • Olenna Tyrell( Diana Rigg )
  • Olenna Tyrell
  • Matriarch of House Tyrell Lady Olenna is not shy about sharing her opinions. She is fond of her granddaughter Margaery, but less generous toward the men in her family. Lady Olenna returned to King's Landing after the arrest of her grandson Loras, but discovered the High Sparrow to be incorruptible. She supported the plan to raily Tyrell forces to free her grandchildren, and was shocked to learn that Margaery and Tommen had dug themselves in deepeer with the High Sparrow.

  • Edmure Tully( Tobias Menzies )
  • Edmure Tully
  • Younger brother of Catelyn Stark and Lysa Arryn, Edmure fought on Robb Stark's bahalf throughout the Riverlands. Althought well-intentioned, he lacks the military instincts of his father and uncle. As part of a bargain made with Walder Frey, Edmure married Walder's daughter Roslin, the violence that ensued that day obliterated the Stark army and became known as the Red Wedding. Unharmed, Edmure is now being held hostage by his in-laws.

  • Brother RayIan McShane
  • Brother Ray
  • Brother Ray is a former soldier haunted by the atrocities he committed on the battlefield, Brother Ray is a septon of boundless compassion and kindness. Ray is hanged from the rafters of the unfinished sept. His body is discovered by the Hound.

 

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