'Game of Thrones' Episode Descriptions Keep War Raging

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Now that 'Game of Thrones' season 2 is already well underway, we're less privy to the awesome publicity campaigns that brought us things like twenty-two minute recaps, a new trailer every other day, or the increasingly bad-ass item posters.  So what's a hapless fan to do in between episodes?  Seek out spoilers for the next, of course!

HBO has unvale-ed (see what I did there?) the full episode descriptions for each of the May episodes of 'Game of Thrones' season 2, which take us right through episodes 6 to 9, culminating in the much discussed "Blackwater."  Of course, still absent is any description of episode 10 the show's second season finale, which to date doesn't have a publicly released title.

From the official press release:

Episode #16: “The Old Gods and the New”

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Theon (Alfie Allen) completes his master stroke. In King’s Landing, the Lannisters send Myrcella (Aimee Richardson) from harm’s way in the nick of time. Arya (Maisie Williams) comes face to face with a surprise visitor; Dany (Emilia Clarke) vows to take what is hers; Robb (Richard Madden) and Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) receive crucial news; Qhorin (Simon Armstrong) gives Jon (Kit Harington) a chance to prove himself.

Written by Vanessa Taylor; directed by David Nutter.

Episode #17: “A Man Without Honor”

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Jaime (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) meets a distant relative;Dany receives an invitation to the House of the Undying; Theon leads a search party; Jon loses his way in the wilderness; Cersei (Lena Headey) counsels Sansa (Sophie Turner).

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by David Nutter.

Episode #18: “The Prince of Winterfell”

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

At Winterfell, Theon receives a visitor and holds down the fort. Arya calls in her final debt with Jaqen (Tom Wlaschiha) in a way that displeases him. Robb is betrayed. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) find common ground. Dany ignores Jorah's (Iain Glen) advice. Stannis (Stephen Dillane) and Davos (Liam Cunningham) approach their destination, and Davos is offered a reward.

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.

Episode #19: “Blackwater”

Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives as Stannis’ fleet assaults King’s Landing.

Written by George R.R. Martin; directed by Neil Marshall.

Those are certainly more descriptive than anything we've found before, but it looks like the epic "Blackwater" has such grave ramifications, that HBO won't even talk about the season finale's title!  Which episode are you most looking forward to?

Check out our recap of the latest 'Game of Thrones' episode "What is Dead May Never Die," and keep up with the latest by watching this Sunday April 22 "Garden of Bones!"

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