Game of Thrones is taking next Sunday off (for Memorial Day weekend, a holiday the show has never observed before), but it returns for the final two episodes of the season in June. "The Rains of Castamere" and "Mhysa" promise to be very exciting episodes indeed, especially if the episode synopses indicate anything.
June 2's penultimate episode, "The Rains of Castamere," will return to some characters we didn't see in "Second Sons" (though Daenerys returns as well). Here's HBO's synopsis of the episode: "Robb (Richard Madden) presents himself to Walder Frey (David Bradley), and Edmure (Tobias Menzies) meets his bride. Jon (Kit Harington) faces his harshest test yet. Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) discovers a new gift. Daario (Ed Skrein) and Jorah (Iain Glen) debate how to take Yunkai. House Frey joins with House Tully."
It doesn't sound like the most exciting episode ever, but you should know that Edmure's wedding is more eventful than you might expect -- it'll certainly give Tyrion's wedding feast outburst from this week some competition.
The season finale, "Mhysa" (which is High Valyrian for 'mother,' if you're wondering) airs June 9, and will wrap up the dangling story threads left from the previous two episodes: "Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) challenges Tywin (Charles Dance). Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator."
Sounds like she takes the city in the penultimate episode, and she's dealing with the aftermath in this episode. Also, Joffrey challenging Tywin? That's a confrontation I really can't wait to see.
It doesn't look like we'll get to Joffrey and Margaery's wedding this season, despite the hopes of some fans (including myself). It looks like we'll have to wait until the beginning of next year for that big event.
Game of Thrones returns next Sunday, June 2, for "The Rains of Castamere."