This season is about journeys—the journey to battle, the journey to Essos, the journey to retaking the north. Everyone has a destination, and with the land of GoT larger than it has ever been, characters are finding some pretty strange bedfellows. So instead of a traditional recap, we are going to do a ranking of power couples, those duos who are now traversing the realm in pairs. Since it's not just the staggering surprises, but the dynamic dialogue. Each week, we are rank each pair to see who will win—and what crazy depths they'll go to—for the game of thrones.
Last recap: 5.2, The House Of Black And White
5.1,The Wars To Come
Here we are, playing a bunch of dangerous games: Arya is desiring to be a Faceless Man, Cersei is aligning with religious fanatics, Margaery has started the Great Cersei Evacuation of King's Landing, Qyburn is messing around with some sort of zombie creature, and Littlefinger is asking Sansa to do something near-unthinkable. (As an aside, book readers, what do you think about this last one? Is Sansa taking over the role of Jeyne Poole?) After a slow start and a placement of pieces all of the Thrones kingdom, it seems like stakes are being raised. Let's see where our favorite characters land, this week.