Many have said last Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones is the greatest since ‘Red Wedding’. It can be very difficult to argue with them if you’ve seen it. I think the reason the past few episodes have been slow, was to enable events build up to that episode, and I have a feeling we’ve not seen the last of the action. For the benefit of those who haven’t seen it, we’ll go no further into the happenings of episode 8.
So HBO has released the preview for episode 9, and from the little I could figure out, the action is nowhere near the end. If anything, we are being set up for an epic end to the season which before now, many people had referred to as the worst.
The episode is titled “The Dance of Dragons”, and as the title suggests, Daenerys and her dragons have a major role to play in it. The official synopsis made available reads as follows:
“Stannis (Stephen Dillane) confronts a troubling decision. Jon (Kit Harington) returns to The Wall. Mace (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) visits the Iron Bank. Arya (Maisie Williams) encounters someone from her past. Dany (Emilia Clarke) reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.”
Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss and directed by David Nutter. “The Dance of Dragons” is set to air June 7. “Game of Thrones” airs Sunday at 9 P.M. EST on HBO.
Watch the preview below.