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tonight’s game of thrones’s power couples, ranked

sansa stark, ftw

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: 5.1,The Wars To Come

Finally, Arya shows her young-but-world-weary face, which sadly doesn't factor into this recap because she seems to be spending this season as a lone wolf (metaphor is particularly apt). The youngest Stark girl attempts to get into a Braavos mausoleum—revealingly titled "The House Of Black And White" and finds that her magic coin requires actual, you know, magic to work. Or at least blood-thirst. Also, what sort of small girl would sit there quietly for 24 hours while it rains around her?

Secondly, we get to see what is going on in Dorne—and it looks like, despite the threats presented to Cersei, Myrcella seems to be having a lovely time at the Water Gardens, much to the chagrin of Oberyn's widow Ellaria (who is standing in for the book's Arianne Martell, which actually works, since adding another character here would only be confusing).