Book of the Stranger delivered the best episode of Game of Thrones Season 6 so far, as the tension ramped up and the various plotlines started to fall into place.
It gave us not one, not two, but three brother-sister reunions, including two Starks (well, technically a Stark and a Snow) finally being reunited, the first time any of Ned's children have been together since Bran and Rickon in Season 3 (though there have been some pretty close calls).
Not only that, but the episode gave us a huge Daenerys moment, one that really displayed her power and should allow her story to move forward considerably.
The show is really calling back to years gone by this season, and that was certainly the case again this week. Here's all the familiar things you might have missed in Book of the Stranger.
Honourable Mention: The Pink Letter
Jon receives a rather horrific letter from Ramsay Bolton, one which challenges him to "come and see" and outlines in graphic detail all the terrible things he has planned for his family.
This is the show's belated take on the 'Pink Letter', which in the books Jon receives before he's stabbed (indeed, it's a driving force behind the mutiny, as he wants to rally the men to ride to Winterfell). Although the text of the letter is mostly changed (in the books it concerns the still-alive Mance Rayder), the ultimate message it gets across is the same, with "come and see" adapted from "come see them."
One of the best parts though is something you don't really get to see on the show, and that's just what the letter looks like. HBO have released an image online, and it errs very close to the spiky description of the handwriting from the books.
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