Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 5 Recap: Cheat Sheet
Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5 White Walker
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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 5 Recap: Cheat Sheet


If you missed out on this week's Game of Thrones Season 6 but want to keep up on all the latest news, you're in the right place.

We've got your back with our cheat sheet, which will tell you all the key points you need to know about what happened on Season 6, Episode 5 ("The Door"), which included a big death, and a big mythology reveal.

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Talking Point of the Week: The Creation of the White Walkers

Game of Thrones Creation of White Walkers
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This week's episode answered one of the big questions of the show's mythology: Where the White Walkers come from. It turns out, as Bran saw in a vision, the Children of the Forest created them by stabbing a regular human man with some sort of powerful stone (dragonglass, presumably).

As Bran's Children of the Forest friend explained, they did it to create protection against men, who were cutting down their forests and killing them off. Yeah... That whole "protection" idea did not work out great in the long run.

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Other Big Moments

Game of Thrones Yara and Theon
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The Kingsmoot: Tonight, the Iron Islanders picked their new leader. Sadly, Asha did not get the job, despite an inspiring speech from Theon. Instead, the Salt Throne went to their murderous uncle, Euron. They were forced to run away to save their lives, though at least they managed to steal his best ships as they went.

Attack at the Weirwood Tree: In his vision quests Bran made the mistake of letting the Night's King see and mark him. The Night's King led an army to attack Bran at the Weirwood tree, leading to the death of Summer the direwolf, the one Child of the Forest chick, the Three-Eyed Raven, and, saddest of all, Hodor.

We also learned Hodor's tragic origin story, which you can get details on here.

Scene of the Week

Game of Thrones Hodor
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The finale scene with Hodor's death made us sob; it was pretty amazing. One of the most moving moments in the show's history.

That said, we also want to give a should out to the scene where Arya watched a hilarious play that covered the big events in King's Landing in the first season. It was laugh out loud funny.

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Other Things to Know

Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 5 Sansa, Littlefinger
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  • Sansa had a confrontation with Littlefinger . No, she does not seem to have forgiven him for leaving her with Ramsay.

  • Arya was given another assassination assignment, but still struggled with just keeping quiet and doing what she's told.

  • Euron Greyjoy plans to build a giant fleet, then sail to Meereen and offer it to Dany in exchange for her hand in marriage.

  • Dany sent Jorah away to find a cure for Greyscale.

  • Tyrion has joined forces with a new Red Woman to help spread the gospel of Dany-as-savior.

  • Jon  and Sansa have finally left the Wall to go start rallying northern houses to their cause.

  • Sansa sent Brienne to go get the Blackfish (Cat Stark's brother from way back) and his army on their side.

Most Quotable Moment

Game of Thrones Sansa Brienne Jon Ed
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Brienne, on Jon's faults: "A bit broody, perhaps."

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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