The second episode of Game of Thrones Season 6 left viewers a lot of questions especially with respect to that big Jon Snow shocker. To satiate fans’ hunger, we’ve listed down some of the biggest questions and possible plot points raised in the previous episode to prepare us for the third one.
Is Tyrion really a Targaryen?
This theory has been going around since time immemorial, and that thrilling scene in episode two may have confirmed Tyrion’s real lineage. In episode 2, Tyrion managed to talk calmly to Daenery’s dragons, Viserion and Rhaegal, before he unchained them. He also revealed that he wanted to have his own dragons when he was young. The dragons, all fully grown from the last time viewers saw them, do not harm Tyrion. This is rather surprising considering that they haven’t eaten for days and Tyrion would’ve been the perfect meal.
According to Huffington Post, Tywin frequently denied having fathered Tyrion, explaining that he cannot prove that the imp really is his son. Moreover, the books reveal that the Mad King Aerys took “unwonted liberties” with Joanna Lannister, Tywin’s wife. So is he really the third Targaryen kid and one of the three prophesied dragon riders?
Who is Euron Greyjoy?
Sunday’s episode was filled with surprises, including the shocking appearance of Euron Greyjoy. He is one of the five Greyjoy brothers and is younger than Balon. He was banished from the Iron Islands for raping his brother Victarion’s wife. He’s also known for being cruel and sadistic, living most of his life as a pirate. He seeks to rule the Iron Islands, which would pit him against Yara Greyjoy who has also laid her stakes on the throne. It can be recalled that Theon told Sansa about his desire to go “home.” His possible return to the Iron Islands might change how things are. But if George R.R. Martin’s tomes are to be followed in Game of Thrones Season 6, Euron will rule the Iron Islands after defeating Yara.
This, by the way, is the handsome chap playing Euron in Game of Thrones Season 6.
What’s up with Hodor aka Wylis?
Viewers were just as surprised as Bran was when they found out that Hodor could actually talk. In “Home,” we saw the gentle giant in Winterfell where Lyanna Stark called him Wylis. The Independent reports that fans may have cracked the code behind Hodor’s brief but insightful back story.
It is believed that Wylis was a Warg like Bran and is able to control animals. As a stable boy, Wylis must have frequently “Warged” into nearby animals such as Lyanna’s horse. There are two theories that could possibly explain how Hodor currently is: that he was killed while he Warged or that he spent too much time Warging into a horse that his mind never fully returned to his physical body. Granting, that is, that the animal he Warged into was named Hodor.
Hodor’s storyline might be explored in Game of Thrones Season 6, especially in relation to Lyanna Stark.
Is Jon Snow really back?
If one was going to judge by popular culture, it’s common knowledge that not all resurrections turn out right. Not all resurrections actually revive a person in his entirety. Usually, some part of his system will be tweaked, and not in a good way.
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Thoros of Myr resurrected Beric for a record-breaking six times. Each time he did, Beric wasn’t the same man. There were memories he seemed to forget. George R.R. Martin said in a previous interview that characters that return from the dead “are worse for wear.”
“In some ways, they’re not even the same characters anymore,” Martin explained. “The body may be moving, but some aspect of the spirit is changed or transformed, and they’ve lost something.”
If that is the case, wouldn’t it have been better if Snow stayed dead?
Game of Thrones Season 6 airs every Sunday on HBO.