‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Episode 7-10 Spoilers: The Bastard Bowl, Another Return From The Dead & What's In The Tower of Joy

Jaime at Riverrun Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7
Jaime will be in Riverrun in 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 episode 7. Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

Last week’s Game of Thrones was certainly not as impactful as our goodbye to Hodor the week before but the episode did leave us many questions about Bran’s vision, the return of Uncle Benjen and much more.

Many of the spoilers below are based on a confirmed but now-deleted reddit post. The post, which has been accurate up until this point, did not give an episode-by-episode breakdown of the spoilers, nor did it offer up details regarding every plotline and character in Game of Thrones Season 6.


'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Episode 7 Spoilers: The Hound Returns, A Confrontational Reunion at Riverrun

This weekend's episode is titled "The Broken Man” and will focus on Sansa and Jon’s recruitment of the North, fallout from Tommen’s decision to side with the High Sparrow and the consequences of Arya’s apparent abandonment with the Many-Faced God.

Last week we speculated there would be two major surprise returns in “Blood of My Blood,” but we were only given one. While our favorite Game of Thrones Season 6 leak expert has been 100 percent correct up to this point, he/she did not provide spoilers to specific episodes. Based on the leak, the title of the Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 7 and a screenshot from the preview, we think our second surprise will happen this week.

The Hound's Feet (allegedly)
Will the Hound return in 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 episode 7? Based on reddit leaks, we're likely to see him in "The Broken Man." Photo: Screenshot

Take a look at this very large foot with a handful of dead bodies in the background. This brief shot is in the preview for “The Broken Man,” and just as we see this massive foot we hear Davos say “the real war is between the living and the dead.” Emphasis on the dead. Expect this to be The Hound.

“Who else is still alive? The Hound,” redditor truede said in the Game of Thrones Season 6 spoilers post. “He is saved by some followers of some sort. They all get killed by some former Brotherhood Without Banners members while he is away. The Hound meets up with the other Brotherhood Without Banners and gets revenge.”

The official HBO synopsis for Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 7 is “The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.”

Based on the leaks, we are not certain of the High Sparrow’s new target or Arya’s plan but we do know Jaime will cross paths with Brienne in Riverrun and how Sansa, Jon and Davos rally the north in preparation for the Battle of Winterfell.  

“Jaime is forced to go to Riverrun and retake the castle from The Blackfish for the Freys. Brienne also goes to Riverrun to try and get the Tullys to join up and retake Winterfell,” truede wrote. “Brienne fails but escapes. Edmure is forced by Jaime to enter Riverrun and give it up since he is the rightful owner. The Blackfish apparently dies in battle but we never actually see it happen.”

A screenshot from the Game of Thrones Season 6 trailer also shows what appears to be Bronn grabbing Podrick from behind around his neck.

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Riverrun will be the scene a big showdown between familiar foes this Sunday on Game of Thrones. Photo: HBO GoT Trailer Screenshot

This may not all happen this episode, but expect a majority of the spoilers to occur in “The Broken Man.” Further alleged Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 7 spoilers include:

“Jon does become King of the North. This is after the teen girl who is head of some house (with like 60 soldiers) speaks up about how she trusts the Starks and was one of the only ones to follow them into battle,” the deleted Reddit post said. “Then the other houses speak up and apologize about not following them and they don't care that he is a bastard.

“The recruiting scene is pretty funny as Jon, Sansa and Davos make these great speeches on why she should join them only to find out she has less than 100 men,” the post continues. “Don't think Sansa legitimizes Jon but she is agreement that he should be King.”

If the entirely of the North recruitment does not happen this episode, expect it to continue in episode 8 until the eventual Battle of Winterfell.

'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Episode 8-10 Spoilers: The Battle of Winterfell, The Fate of Rickon Stark & A Jump To The Death

This week it appears Sky Germany leaked the previously unreleased Game of Thrones episode 8 -10 episode titles.

They are allegedly titled:

  • Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 8 -  "No One"

  • Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 9 - “Battle of Bastards”

  • Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 10 - “The Winds of Winter”

While the confirmed Game of Thrones Season 6 spoilers and leaks are accurate in a number of respects, many storylines, including Arya’s, were barely touched on. If “No One” is truly the title of episode 8 expect it to focus on Arya’s escape from The Many-Faced God and The Waif but we don’t know much more.

Here is an apparent leak of a chase sequence involving Arya and the Waif, which could appear in episode 7 or 8.

Episode 9 in each season of Game of Thrones has become synonymous with mayhem, carnage and death. Ned Stark's head departed from the rest of his body in GoT Season 1 Ep. 9, Stannis took on the Lannisters at the Battle of Blackwater in Season 2, etc etc. In Season 6, it’s likely this will be the battle of Winterfell, especially with the rumored title of “Battle of Bastards.” This Jon Snow vs. Ramsay Bolton showdown is going to be big and bloody.

The deleted reddit thread lays out in detail a lot of what will happen in the battle of Winterfell, including the tragic fate of Rick Stark. Despite popular fan theories of Rickon being burned alive at the start of the “Battle of the Bastards,” he’s killed by “arrows actually.”

Truede actually details how the horrific scene unfolds.

“ Ramsay and Jon meet across the battlefield. Ramsay releases Rickon and tells him to run toward his brother. As Rickon runs, Ramsay starts shooting arrows up in the air one at a time that keep missing him. Jon starts galloping toward Rickon but just as he reaches him, one of Ramsay's arrow hits him and he dies in Jon's arms. Sansa is the smart one. She tells Jon before the battle that Rickon is already dead.”

While that news is depressing, take note GoT fans, truede says “Only one Stark dies this season (not including flashbacks),” however “Jon chooses to imprison Ramsay rather than kill him.”

King Tommen shocked many last week as he joined the High Sparrow but that decision will soon prove to be his undoing. Tommen is not killed in battle, at the hands of Margery’s treachery or by the High Sparrow but apparently “jumps out the window,” according to the deleted reddit thread.

'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Finale Spoilers: R+L=J Confirmed at The Tower of Joy? Will The White Walkers Get Past The Wall?

Allegedly titled "The Winds of Winter," the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale should serve as the roadmap for the conclusion of the series that apparently has only 13 episodes left after Season 6. Despite the tentative “winter” in the title, don’t expect that to mean White Walkers.

“That's all you see from them this season,” was truede’s line about the Knights King and his White Walker army. While we saw Uncle Benjen dispose of a few wights as he saved Bran and Meera, it’s safe to say the “Hold the Door” episode is our only look at them until Game of Thrones Season 7.

Other Game of Thrones Season 6 full-season and finale spoilers include:

  • “Davos will find the little toy or whatever he gave to Shireen. He will confront Melisandre and she will admit to having her burned.”

  • “Bran will have one more 'flashback' in the finale and we will see what's in the Tower … “we see Lyanna Stark … Lyanna whispers something to Ned before she dies. We then see a baby, and the very next scene we see Jon.”

  • “Dragons don't really interact with Tyrion. And yes lots of major characters die. Mostly in the finale. Don't wanna spoil all of them but Tommen does die... But really all that matters is that Wun Wun lives.”

And good news, Dorne haters, “Dorne will not be shown again until the finale,” truede said.

Game of Thrones Season 6 episode 7, “The Broken Man” airs at 9 p.m. EST Sunday on HBO.

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