Welcome back, Thrones-ians! Sam here, of House Flynn, First of His Name and Heroic Writer of Reviews. After settling in like a Jon Snow corpse with my inaugural Game of Thrones recap last week, let’s get right into what you came for – a breakdown of the epic events in the sixth season’s second episode, “Home,” written by longtime show assistant-turned-writer Dave Hill and directed by “The Red Woman” helmer Jeremy Podeswa.
For simplicity’s sake, these reviews will be formatted thus: by clicking Next, we start in the furthest north and go south – covering the Wall, the North, King’s Landing and the rest of the Seven Kingdoms – and then east, to the Free Cities of Essos and finally, the Dothraki Sea and Slaver’s Bay. I’ve linked to the various sections below if you prefer to skip around with the episode’s storylines. The storylines that were not touched on this episode are italicized.
- Beyond-the-Wall: Bran, Meera, Hodor and the Three-Eyed Raven
- The Wall: Davos and Melisandre
- The North: Sansa, Theon, Brienne and Podrick & the Boltons
- Iron Islands, Vale, Riverlands: The Greyjoys, Littlefinger, the Tullys/Freys
- King’s Landing: Cersei & Jaime, the Tyrells, the Sparrows
- Dorne: The Martells
- The Narrow Sea: Sam & Gilly
- Braavos: Arya
- The Dothraki Sea: Daenerys, Jorah & Daario
- Meereen: Tyrion & Varys (plus Episode 3 synopsis and preview)