Yesterday we revealed the first plot details for Game of Thrones' upcoming eighth episode, No One, airing Sunday, June 12 at 9 PM ET on HBO. To tide you over for the next few days until this episode airs, HBO has released five new photos from this episode, which naturally don't reveal too much, but could offer some hints at what's in store for fans. If that wasn't enough, HBO has also revealed the titles for Season 6's final two episodes.
The photos give us a new look at Jaime Lannister, who, in last week's episode The Broken Man, was sent to take care of Blackfish (Clive Russell), who had overtaken the castle at Riverrun. The preview for next week's episode teases that there could be a massive battle brewing at Riverrun, but there also may be quite the violent confrontation brewing in The Red Keep. These photos also reveal shots of Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and her bodyguard The Mountain (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson), along with another featuring Lancel Lannister (Eugene Simon), Cersei's cousin who is now a member of the Sparrows.
The teaser for No One hinted that there could be a violent showdown between The Mountain and the Sparrows, but we'll have to wait and see what transpires. The final photos offer a glimpse at Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) on horseback, along with Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) taking a stroll through the streets of Meereen. The plot details revealed that Tyrion's plan to end slavery in Meereen is starting to show some progress, so we'll have to wait and see how his plan takes shape. As for Brienne, she was seen in the preview warning Jaime that she may have to fight him, if Blackfish doesn't surrender.
HBO has also revealed that this season's ninth episode will be entitled The Battle of the Bastards, airing Sunday, June 19, while the season finale is entitled The Winds of Winter, airing June 26. The Battle of the Bastards title most likely refers to the showdown in Winterfell between Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who is fighting for his adopted sister Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), while the season finale title is also the title of author George R.R. Martin's long-awaited sixth book, which still doesn't have a publishing date set at this time. The ninth episode will run a full 60 minutes, while the finale will be the longest in Game of Thrones history at 69 minutes.
The ninth episode of each Game of Thrones season have provided some shocking moments throughout the series' history, from Ned Stark's beheading in the ninth episode of Season 1, to the infamous Red Wedding in Season 3. There have been rumors and speculation that the show will finally reveal who Jon Snow's parents really are, which could be saved for either the ninth or tenth episodes. While we wait for more details, take a look at these new photos from this week's episode of Game of Thrones courtesy of HBO.