A new episode of Game of Thrones debuts tonight on HBO. Last week’s episode had set a new ratings best for the series and got fans talking with a scene that revealed that fate of all those unwanted sons that Crater had been giving to the White Walkers. Will we see more this week, or is that a thread that will be left for later?
In last week’s episode, “Oathkeeper,” Daenerys took the city of Meereen for her own and raised the Targaryen banner above the city’s great pyramid. Alliser Thorne decided to try to get rid of Jon Snow by allowing him to go after the mutineers at Craster’s Keep. Jon asked for volunteers to go with him and among the few that answered his call was Locke, secretly sent by Roose Bolton to find Bran and Rickon Stark. At King’s Landing, Margaery Tyrell snuck into King Tommen’s room to get to know the little king better. Jaime Lannsiter refused to hunt down and kill Sansa Stark for Cersei, instead sending Brienne of Tarth to find Sansa and keep her safe. Jaime gifted Brienne with a suit of armor and his newly forged Valyrian steel blade, which Brienne named Oathkeeper. Meanwhile, Tywin Lannister struck a deal with Oberyn Martell for Oberyn to serve as a judge at Tyrion’s trial. Beyond the Wall, Bran and company were caught by the mutineers at Craster’s Keep. The mutineers left Craster’s last son out for the White Walkers. A White Walker took the child to the Lands of Always Winter, where a leader of the White Walkers (possibly the Night’s King) transformed the baby into a one of them.
In “First of His Name,” Cersei (Lena Headey) and Tywin (Charles Dance) plot the Crown’s next move. Dany (Emilia Clarke) discusses future plans. Jon (Kit Harington) embarks on a new mission.
Several images and a preview video have been released leading up to the episode. All have been included below.
Game of Thrones, “First of His Name,” is written by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by Michelle MacLaren. “First of His Name” will air Sunday, May 4 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.