UPDATE: Here's our full play-by-play recap of Episode 9. Fire cannot kill a dragon, but it can kill a sweet innocent child. Just FYI in case it comes upon "Jeopardy."

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Yes, "a major sequence" from George R.R. Martin's books will play out this Sunday, June 7 in "Game of Thrones" Season 5, Episode 9, which was given the hint hint title, "The Dance of Dragons." You know what that means. Or what it might mean. Or what we hope it means. Dang it, it better mean a particularly awesome flight or we'll be ticked enough to breathe fire.

Entertainment Weekly shared this scoop on the penultimate episode of Season 5:

Let's see... Dany presides over the grand opening of the fighting pits, with Ser Jorah among the gladiators, in a scene that includes a major sequence from GRRM's books. Also, Jaime and Prince Doran have dinner, where the prince must decide Jaime's fate. Oh, and Arya's oyster girl disguise task takes an interesting turn."

The Jaime/Doran meeting will be brand new, since Jaime never went down to Dorne in the most recent book, which is titled "A Dance with Dragons." Curious about Arya's disguise turn. Is it close to the book in that [BOOK SPOILERS] she's made (temporarily) blind?

Here's what HBO offered for an Episode 9 synopsis:

Stannis (Stephen Dillane) confronts a troubling decision. Jon (Kit Harington) returns to The Wall. Mace (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) visits the Iron Bank. Arya (Maisie Williams) encounters someone from her past. Dany (Emilia Clarke) reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism."

We're worried about Shireen on that one, and since HBO shared a photo of Shireen as one of its Ep9 promo shots, we're thinking her name comes up again as a possible solution from Melisandre on getting out of the snow. #SaveShireen


Back to the dragon dance. If that fighting pit matches the book, Drogon will basically sound the gong that removes all other acts from the stage and ends not only the fight but also Daenerys Targaryen's residence in Meereen ... for now. For how long we don't even know since the book hasn't gotten us there yet. And since Barristan is the one still in Meereen after Dany is whisked away, we'll have to guess that Tyrion takes on that role. It'll be interesting to see what Hizdahr does, if she does fly away.

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