Friday, May 27, 2016

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 Is Benjen Stark Return?

Since the beginning of Game of Thrones Season 6 I am rooting for the rise of the Stark family. Who wouldn’t love this family after all what happen to them i am so in that they will rise again to regain what they have lost and revenge their parents Caitlyn and Ned and also their lovable brother Robb. Could this season would be the rise of Stark i am hoping for it. As the season starts they are slowly appearing and coming back Jon Snow is revive, Sansa Stark reunites with Jon, Arya regain her sight, Rickon is capture by the Boltons and Bran is still alive outside the wall after the devastating previous episode. As almost everyone on the internet now knows, at the end of “The Door”, a fan favourite character died defending his friends: Hodor. The innocent, lovable giant was seemingly torn apart by White Walkers, leaving Meera running for her life while dragging Bran along.

Thanks to episode six’s preview, we know that’s not the end of the White Walker onslaught as we see Meera struggling to escape the Whites' terrifying charges. However, it seemingly looks like another person comes to their rescue. But who?

Ever since the release of the first A Song of Ice and Fire novel, fans have been speculating about the return of Benjen Stark. Ned’s brother was last seen heading North of The Wall with a group of rangers. However, once he heads out, Benjen never returns. In the show, his horse manages to make it back to Castle Black, but there is no sight of Jon Snow’s uncle.

There are a couple of theories surrounding what happened to Benjen, but most people agree that he is still alive, somewhere in the North. Last week’s episode actually helps clear up a few things, mainly that Benjen is definitely not the Night’s King which was a popular theory, but disproved as we saw the Children of the Forrest creating the Night’s King thousands of years ago.

Is Benjen the person saving Bran and Meera? Could he still be around, roaming The North, perhaps having watched over Bran ever since he passed The Wall?

This theory doesn’t sit that well with many people; you have to ask how Benjen survived all those years and why he only turns up when Bran is about to be torn to shreds. There's also little evidence he is still around, with very few hints unless you count Jon receiving a fake letter from Benjen as foreshadowing.

However, many book theorists believe that Benjen may no longer actually be Benjen; he may now be Coldhands. In the novel, Coldhands is a ghostly figure who rides a great elk; he dresses like a ranger, even calls Sam Tarly a ‘Brother’, but we never see his face. When Sam is chased by Whites after escaping Craster’s Keep, Coldhands saves him, takes Sam and Gilly to the wall, and then asks for Bran.

The mysterious creature - who cannot pass The Wall because of its magical powers - then guides Bran to the Three-Eyed Raven, along the way killing members of the Night’s Watch (these members are actually traitors, but Bran doesn’t know this). It is soon revealed he is undead.

There’s little else to know about Coldhands except that the Children of the Forrest state he is hundreds of years old and “died long ago” - a piece of evidence people often use to discredit the theory Benjen is Coldhands. (One theory explaining this is that Coldhands is a spitit who died long ago and has resurfaced through Banjen. this explanation would not be needed in the show as Coldhands has yet to be mentioned.)

Could Coldhands be about to enter the show? The showrunners have so far ignored many undead characters, such as Lady Stoneheart, but with Jon Snow’s resurrection and more fantasy elements entering the fray, could an undead saviour be about to enter? Perhaps they will just ignore Coldhands altogether and just have Benjen enter as himself, without having become Coldhands?

Of course, someone completely unrelated could save the duo, perhaps even someone we haven’t seen in a long while. While there's not much evidence pointing towards anyone in particular, Benjen or Coldhands seem like pretty safe bets. Another note: episode six is titled 'Blood of my Blood' which could very well imply a family member for someone is about to return.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Vampire Diaries Season 8 Characters Fate Revealed

The Vampire Diaries season 7 already concluded but in a tragic way. Fans saw Bonnie Bennet saved by Damon Salvatore and her lover Enzo. However, they turned into bloodthirsty killers again. In the finale episode, the two were shown murdering people and hanging their bodies on the ceiling.

Damon and Enzo successfully killed the Everlasting undoing Bonnie’s desire to kill her vampire friends. As a result the two became uncontrollable murderers. In the upcoming The Vampire Diaries Season 8 , Bonnie is expected to help them once she learns that she is the reason they are killing innocent people.

Executive producer Julie Plec revealed that the event in season 7 finale is only one of the circumstances out of their control so Bonnie should not feel guilty about it. Plec hints that her character might be stronger in season 8.

I do, however, think she is in a terrible emotional place, because two of the people she loves most in the world are in a bad spot, and she doesn’t have the equipment to fix them or to help them. It’s going to be tough for her to get thought the next chapter.

As for Caroline and Stefan, the pair got reunited in the season 7 finale so the next season is expected to be more colorful for their relationship. After being a part, the couple decided to get back together again.

Nina Dobrev had a short cameo in the finale episode giving fans hope that she is retuning in season 8. Her character Elena Gilbert might the one to help Bonnie save Damon and Enzo. Though her comeback has not yet been confirmed by the creators of the show, her appearance in season 7 is a clear sign that everything possible.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A Deep Insight in Upcoming Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode “Blood Of My Blood”

After the heart aching episode how Hodor got its name the show must go on, and Episode 6, titled “Blood Of My Blood,” promises to be just as good.

The official synopsis for “Blood Of My Blood,” released by HBO, states, “An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.”

While the latest Game of Thrones Season 6 synopsis doesn’t give away much information at all, the trailer is dropping some interesting scenarios that fans will see play out in the upcoming episode.

At the beginning of the preview, Bran and Meera are seen running from the white walker army. It looks like the episode will pick up right where it left off with Hodor’s death, and Meera trying to escape with Bran. Things look really bad for the two, even though Bran technically isn’t there, as he’s still warging, but it appears that someone comes to rescue the duo from death.

Game of Thrones fans who have read the book series know that earlier in the books a character named Coldhands comes to rescue Sam and Gilly, and then escorts Bran and his group to the Three-Eyed Raven. However, Coldhands was cut from the series. However, it is possible that he’s now in the picture, and is ready to save Bran and Meera’s life.

Meanwhile, Sam and Gilly will finally reach their destination of Horn Hill, where Gilly will meet Sam’s family, including his mean-spirited father. It will be a very awkward situation for all as Sam is from a very high class family, and Gilly is an unwed mother who also happens to be a wildling.

Game of Thrones viewers will also finally be transported back to King’s Landing, where last week, Cersei and company were not seen. However, this week will be a much different story.

It appears that Queen Margaery is seemingly about to take her walk of atonement, the very same walk that had Cersei Lannister walking naked and shamed through the streets. However, it looks like this time there is a plan in place. The gates to the city open and an army of men is let in. Will there be a battle between the Lannister/Tyrell forces and the High Sparrow’s men to save Margaery, and take back control of King’s Landing?

Across the narrow sea, Game of Thrones fans will see more of Daenerys and Daario. The dragon queen has already ordered Jorah away to find a cure for his greyscale, and that leaves her with her lover, who is ready to follow any order Dany may shout out.

Daenerys and Daario are seen leading the Dothraki back to Meeran, where they will likely join her people and her army inside the city. Dany tells Daario that she’ll take whatever is hers, and many fans of the series believe that will eventually include the iron throne.

Although it has not been confirmed who will be ruling the seven kingdoms at the end of the Game of Thrones series, many fans believe that Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Tyrion Lannister will all be revealed as members of the Targaryen family, ride Dany’s three dragons in battle, and each bring their own unique skills to the throne.

How can this be? The R+L=J theory reveals how Jon Snow could easily be a Targaryen, and a theory about Tyrion Lannister’s parentage could prove that he’s Daenerys’ older brother. Fans are hoping for one or both of the theories to be proven true in upcoming episodes of the show.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Brienne and Tormund in Love Crush

All it took was one glance last week to light up Twitter. Tormund Giantsbane crushing on Brienne of Tarth? It’s the match-up we never knew we wanted, until we did. And in Sunday’s Game of Thrones season 6 “The Door,” episode the wildling’s desperately unabashed interest in the warrior continued until Brienne was visibly rolling her eyes.

One fan of the storyline is Brienne actress Gwendoline Christie, who says she could barely keep a straight face during Tormund actor Kristofer Hivju’s advances.

“First of all, Kristofer is absolutely hilarious,” she says. “I don’t think I’ve been in a scene on Game of Thrones when it’s been everything I can do to stop myself from laughing. The way he was behaving toward me was just extraordinary.”

The actress also appreciated Tormund’s giant crush from an acting vantage point, as well. “I enjoyed Brienne being put in that position of feeling awkward and not wanting the attention,” she says. “That was a very fun thing to play. He’s a wildling, he’s very sensual and animal-like and very forthright with his emotions and feelings — which is really the opposite of [Brienne]. I enjoyed trying to navigate that and the beauty of her embarrassment. She can totally deal with the situation, and with him, but she’s just so embarrassed about it.”

Monday, May 23, 2016

Outlander Season 2 Episode 8 “The Fox’s Lair” Preview

Happenings are getting intense in this television series. The Outlander Season 2 episode 8 is titled “The Fox’s Lair.” In this episode, the relationship between Claire and Jamie will face some new twist as Claire will discover Jamie’s family history. The previous episode “Faith” sent chills down the viewer’s spine as many upheavals took place.

Jamie and Claire Fraser will stay true to their word and leave Paris. With this, they also bid adieu to the traumatic memories behind. It also reports that in the upcoming episode 8 titled “The Fox’s Lair,” fans will also see that Claire uncovers a secret that will help her understand the complicated family history of her husband Jamie Fraser.

What will be the secret? Will it affect Jamie and Claire’s relationship? This will be explored when the episode airs next weekend. The official synopsis of episode 8 reveals that: “Claire and Jamie call upon Jamie’s grandsire, Lord Lovat, in an attempt to elicit support for the Jacobite cause. However, a visiting Colum MacKenzie has other plans, and Lord Lovat’s manipulative machinations ensure that no matter what, his own interests will be served.

From this, it appears that Jamie and Claire Fraser, as they return to Scotland, things will not be the same. Their lives will undergo changes and they will probably have to face more tough challenges as they elicit support for the Jacobite cause from Lord Lovat.

While in episode 7 titled “Faith,” Caitriona Balfe who plays Claire Fraser, should be in the awards season discussion for her performance of grieving the death of her still-born child. It was an exquisite performance.

The nun, Mother Hildegarde, provided kindness as she baptized the baby and gave her the name “Faith” so that she could be buried in hallowed ground. It further reports that Master Raymond comes to heal Claire. He begins to massage her body, and the infection miraculously dissipates.

In such tough crisis, Jamie is not by her side. This is because he is still locked up in Bastille for the crime of dueling. The episode also revealed the secret why Jamie fights a duel with Black Jack Randall. Fergus informs that, while in the brothel with Jamie, Black Jack had walked in on Fergus pilfering his lavender perfume and raped him. Hearing Fergus’ cries for help, Jamie interceded and challenged Randall to the duel that ultimately sent him to prison.

The episode “Faith” also saw how the King enlists Claire as a sort of lie detector. Master Raymond and St. Germain are charged with various crimes, including sorcery and exploration of the dark arts. And Claire is asked to decide their fates. The heart-wrenching episode 7 in the end saw Claire asks to be taken home to Scotland. Their last stop in France is Faith’s grave so that Jamie can lay an apostle spoon on the headstone.

Rip Off: Outlander Season 2 Episode 7 “Faith”

The harrowing events of Outlander Season 2 Episode 7 reminded us all that this story, at its core, always has been and always will be Claire‘s. Now, that’s not to take away from the magnitude of Jamie‘s own trauma last season. However, the difference between Claire’s ordeal and Jamie’s is that Claire had to forge through her pain and loss almost entirely on her own this episode titled “Faith” without the support of her beloved husband. This is a narrative decision that only enforces the ongoing theme in “Outlander” that Claire is one of the strongest female characters on television (and in literature) today.

Canna. Deal. Anyone else feeling emotionally drained right now? Don't tell me I'm the only one who had to press pause halfway through so I could collect myself and think happy thoughts before soldiering on? The show hasn't seen this sort of emotional intensity since the season 1 finale and there's a lot to process.

For starters, there's the flash-forward to Boston circa 1954. We see a red-haired little girl with an American accent poring over a book of birds. Claire, who hasn't really aged a day, let alone three centuries, is her mother. She's still wearing her two wedding bands.

And then, we're back in Scotland. We soon learn that the bookish redhead is not the baby Claire and Jamie have been expecting all season. We see a flash of a bloodied Claire on the operation table, a vision of a bird, and then nothing. Claire wakes up in a clean white nightgown and calls for her baby.

"I'm sorry, Madama," a nun explains. "She has joined the angels." Claire goes into hysterics and knocks over a statue of the Virgin Mary. When she comes to, Mother Hildegarde explains that she had the stillborn child baptized and named Faith so that she could be buried in hallowed ground. Claire is bereft, but her own health demands immediate attention. She's so feverish and ill that a priest comes to deliver an unction of the soul. "My sins are all I have left," she muses. Well, that and the dog Bouton, who refuses to leave her side.

Master Raymond, on the run from the king's crackdown of the dark arts crowd, suddenly appears in the middle of the night. He attributes Claire's illness to bacteria caused by placenta still being inside her and uses his hands to heal the body and remove the placenta.

After telling a newly recovered Claire to "have faith" (or is it Faith?) that she will see him again, Raymond runs off into the night. That's Mother Hildegarde's cue to come in and explain that Jamie was arrested after the duel and is being detained at the Bastille. Randall is badly wounded and back in England. That cat really does have nine lives.

Claire has little sympathy for Jamie's plight. In this moment, she hates him for choosing revenge over his family. "He may as well have ran his sword through me," she hisses, while Mother Hildegarde tries in vain to offer some sort of forget-I'm-a-nun marital advice.

When we next see Claire, it's a few weeks later. At Fergus' request, a delicate Claire finally comes home. It's heartbreaking to see her choke up as she warmly greets each servant. Fergus, too, seems fragile, replacing his boyish retorts with hair-brushing. We soon find out why.

Last week's episode saw Fergus get shut in a room at Madame Elise. Now, after having a nightmare that brings Claire rushing to his bedroom, the French lad explains it all. He'd snuck into a room to fetch a bottle of lavender perfume for Claire. To spare us all more tears incited by that harrowing flashback, we'll cut to the chase: Randall caught and raped him. Jamie burst in and attacked Randall, demanding a duel to avenge Fergus. Thus, Fergus thinks he's to blame for everything that's happened to Jamie and Claire.

It's a sickening moment, but Romann Berrux, the actor who plays Fergus, does a wonderful job of conveying the boy's anguish. The story also spurs Claire to action. She's still mourning Faith, but she must find her resolve and make things right for what remains of her family.

A determined Claire asks Mother Hildegarde to arrange a meeting with the king. She's softened her attitude toward Jamie and intends to beg for his release from the Bastille. Mother Hildegarde makes it clear that a sexual favor may be attached.

"When it comes to sacrificing my virtue, Mother, I’ll add it to the list of things I have already lost in Paris," Claire responds. The nun comes through and Claire is soon striding through the palace in a dark green power gown and her poison necklace from Master Raymond. It's a good thing she thought to accessorize. After plying her with hot chocolate and an orange, King Louis XV gets down to business. He knows all about Claire's "La Dame Blanche" street name and intends to use her powers. He leads her not to the bedroom, but to some sort of Illuminati romper room with a celestial ceiling (want/need/pinning).

And who should be there but a sheepish-looking Master Raymond and Comte St. Germain, along with Monsieur Forez, the executioner who moonlights at the hospital. Master Raymond and the Comte have been charged with sorcery and the king wants Claire to look into their souls. For the first time in ages, Claire lets a "Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ" curse slip out.

La Dame Blanche buys herself some time by taunting the Comte and his connection to Les Disciples. She's not quite ready to condemn him to death, though. When the king insists upon having each man handle a serpent to test their guilt, Claire does some quick thinking and suggests a trial by poison, instead.

Fortunately, she's got some bitter cascara handy to fake the effects of poison without killing either man. Master Raymond plays along, making a great show of coughing before recovering. When he hands the cup of "poison" back to Claire, though, her necklace turns black. St. Germain notices, and he and Claire both realize that Raymond must have slipped something inside the potion. Though anyone else would have oopsy-daisy dropped the cup, St. Germain has no choice but to take a sip. Before he does, he calls Claire a "witch who sucks the cock of the devil." Needless to say, she's not really that distraught to see him gulp the poison down, keel over, barf, and die.

As for Master Raymond, the king spares his life, but banishes him from France. Claire thinks of Dorothy's line from The Wizard of Oz as she bids her friend adieu: "I'm going to miss you most of all."

Alas, the king's not quite done with Claire. He drags her to the royal bedroom, where she closes her eyes and thinks of England as he thrusts six times. That's got to be six thrusts too many, considering the woman only recently gave birth. In exchange for this dalliance, Louis agrees to issue a pardon for Jamie and arrange one for England so that the Frasers can return to Scotland.

A bearded Jamie soon returns home, but there's no happy reunion. Claire ices him out, but eventually, hears his pleas to tell him about the baby. Now, we get the whole picture — every last mascara-streaking bit of it.

Another flashback shows Claire holding her lifeless baby. "She was beautiful, so small," she tells Jamie. "I could cup her head in the palm of my hand. Her ears stuck out just a little. You could see the light through them, the light through her skin, as well, like the light on a pearl still wet from the sea. Her eyes were closed. No lashes yet. They were slanted a bit, like yours. She had wisps of the most beautiful copper hair."

The flashback then shows Louise approaching Claire, who has been holding the baby ("10 fingers, 10 toes," she notes) since morning. Though it clearly destroys her, Claire acknowledges that it's time to hand Faith back. After one last long firm kiss, she gives Louise the baby and then dissolves into sobs.

Back with Jamie, she explains how those moments made her hate him. However, she's since acknowledged that her choices, such as demanding that Randall live, also put the family at risk. They forgive each other and agree to "carry the loss together."

"Bring me home to Scotland," Claire tells Jamie. Before they do, they visit Faith's grave, where a freshly shorn Jamie places the St. Andrew spoon from the set he'd intended as a christening gift. He's giving his daughter a Scot to keep her company in France, you see.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 “Blood of My Blood” Preview

HBO has released a sneak preview of next Sunday's "Blood of My Blood" episode of Game of Thrones Season 6. Here is the synopsis released. “ An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow .”

The episode was written by Bryan Cogman and directed by Jack Bender. Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne continues. It stretches from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues, to the vast and savage eastern lands, where a young queen raises an army. All the while, in the frozen north, an 800-foot wall of ice precariously protects the war-ravaged kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all play the Game of Thrones.

"Blood of My Blood" episode of Game of Thrones will air Sunday, May 29 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.