Game of Thrones returns on April 6, and HBO has just released new photos and episode titles.
According to Winter is Coming, here is the most up-to-date listing of episode titles:
-episode 1: “Two Swords”
-episode 2: “The Lion and the Rose”
-episode 2: “Breaker of Chains”
-episode 4: “Oathkeeper”
-episode 5: “First of His Name”
-episode 6: “The Laws of Gods and Men”
-episode 7: “Mockingbird”
The most recent addition to the list is episode 7 which is likely a refernce to the character of Lord Petyr Baelish, A.K.A. Littlefinger, who is played by Aiden Gillen. The symbol adopted by Baelish is that of the Mockingbird. He consistently wears a Mockingbird pin at his shoulder.
Fans of the book realize that this could indicate (highlight to reveal potential spoiler) a Baelish-centric story that likely takes place at the Eyrie. Possibly, it might even include Baelish’s attempted seduction of Sansa Stark, and the infamous Moon Door sequence that spells the end of Lysa Tully Arryn.
The newest photos below feature some well-known characters and some new faces.
Among the new faces are Myranda, the girl with the bow and arrows, who is one of Ramsey Snow’s minions. Also featured are two members of the to be introduced House Martell: Ellaria Sand (who looks very much like Shae) and Prince Oberyn Martell, who is also known as The Red Viper.
Three of the photos feature returning cast member, and fan favorite, Jon Snow. He is seen at Castle Black and in battle. With little exception, most of the photos are of secondary characters.
Notably absent in the photo set are Danaerys Targareon, Tyrion Lannister, Cersi Lannister, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, and Bran Stark around who much of the action centers.