Episode Recap: Season 6 Episode 5, “The Door”


The fifth episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, titled “The Door” aired on May 22nd 2016. The title’s meaning comes at the end of the episode where the door itself reveals the origins of one of the characters in the series. The show also centered on the origins of the most prominent threat in the entire story; how the White Walkers became what they are. All the while, fights of holding or regaining power, despite their insignificance in the grand scheme of things, continue in both Westeros and Mereen.

Sansa Confronts Littlefinger

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After reading a message sealed by the Baelish hummingbird, Sansa heads with Brienne to Mole Town near Castle Black to confront Littlefinger. Asking him whether he knew about Ramsey’s behavior, along with hi current intentions in the North, she lets him know how unwelcoming she is to his presence. She firmly believes and tells him how she feels she was saved from one family of Monsters that killed her family, to another family of Monsters that betrayed her family.

The Tullys Are Back In The Fray

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Littlefinger, despite feeling the threat of Brienne chopping his head at any moment, reveals a very important piece of information to Sansa: her uncle, the Blackfish, Bryndyn Tully, which we haven’t seen since he escaped the Red Wedding, has taken Riverrun. He could prove a powerful ally to Sansa, who is half Tully herself.

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