Given the latest "Hey! That's Not in the Books!" shocker or twist or departure -- or whatever you want to call it -- that arrived on "Game of Thrones" Sunday night, I figured you might like to know what other twists and turns arrive next month.
You do? Excellent, because we now have the official loglines, right here. As usual, they are carefully written, and indeed, are the very essense of economic writing -- which is just a wordy way of saying that they don't give too much away.
(Sunday's "shocker" -- the betrothal of Sansa to Bolton, of course, and in one of the great "GoT" episodes of this so far singularly superb season. ...This Sunday, even better. A promise.)
Episode #44: “Sons of the Harpy” Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 3. The Faith Militant grow increasingly aggressive. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn) head south. Ellaria (Indira Varma) and the Sand Snakes vow vengeance. Written by Dave Hill; directed by Mark Mylod.
Episode #45: “Kill the Boy” Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 10. Dany (Emilia Clarke) makes a difficult decision in Meereen. Jon (Kit Harington) recruits the help of an unexpected ally. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) searches for Sansa (Sophie Turner). Theon (Alfie Allen) remains under Ramsay’s (Iwan Rheon) control. Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
Episode #46: “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 17. Arya (Maisie Williams) trains. Jorah (Iain Glen) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) run into slavers. Trystane (Toby Sebastian) and Myrcella (Nell Tiger Free) make plans. Jaime and Bronn reach their destination. The Sand Snakes attack. Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
Episode #47: “The Gift” Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 24. Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis (Stephen Dillane) remains stubborn. Jaime attempts to reconnect with family. Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Miguel Sapochnik.
Episode #48: “Hardhome” Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)) Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei (Lena Headey) struggles. Jon travels. Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Miguel Sapochnik.