Compared to her grief at the loss of Joffrey and Myrcella, she treated Tommen’s death as the price of doing business. And so any opportunity I can get to try my hand at that I welcome. • It was nice to see Sam, an object of derision at home and at Castle Black, finally attain a career goal. (This might not happen, of course. Shame!” she added later, in perhaps the highlight of the episode, after turning the septa over to a chillingly helmetless Mountainstein.). Davos requests permission from Jon to execute Melisandre, but she insists that she will be useful in the coming war against the White Walkers. Cersei’s death roster included Margaery, Loras, Mace Tyrell and the High Sparrow, who kept on mansplaining up to the moment he realized he’d been outwitted and was turned to ash. "The Winds of Winter" received universal acclaim from critics, listing it as one of the series' best episodes as well as one of the best television episodes of all time. But Dany did throw over Daario in favor of a strategic marriage to come later.). But there was one character whose trajectory seemed to be the exception to the feminist revolution remaking this story. Arya embraced her destiny as a free-ranging assassin. A grieving Olenna meets with Ellaria and the Sand Snakes concerning the possibility of an alliance against Cersei. "[11], "The Winds of Winter" saw the departure of several cast members and recurring guest actors from the series. My face took it a little bit. But a new infographic on the network's official Making Game of Thrones website clearly links Rhaegar as Snow's father. I was very blessed that something like this has come along at the right moment," referring to Iron Fist. Now I was at a crossroads and I had to think of what the future is. This is clearly another important milestone in the history of Westeros. She doesn't have to try and prove a link. In the United States, the episode achieved a viewership of 8.89 million in its initial broadcast, making it the highest rated episode in the series' history at that time. Cersei Lannister plots to destroy all her immediate enemies with one swift stroke; Arya Stark gets revenge; Jon Snow is declared King in the North by the lords of the Northern houses; Bran Stark learns that Jon is actually the son of Lyanna Stark; Samwell Tarly arrives at the Citadel; and Daenerys Targaryen begins heading to Westeros alongside Tyrion Lannister, her entire army, the Ironborn loyal to Yara Greyjoy, the Tyrells, the Sand Snakes, and her three dragons. The sole survivor of the Faith Militant's destruction is Septa Unella, whom Cersei leaves with Gregor to be tortured. "[14], After appearing as a recurring guest actor in the fifth season, actor Jonathan Pryce was promoted to regular cast member for the sixth season. Davos confronts Melisandre about Shireen's death. In fact, I can't really remember the sequence without it anymore. The “Game of Thrones” finale airs Sunday night, but so far, nine episodes in, there’s one big thing that’s been missing this season: deaths of main characters. For Bran, he sat there thinking, 'This isn't my brother. [15] Prior to being cast as the High Sparrow, Pryce was approached to play another role in one of the previous seasons and refused the part. When we finished the scene she got a standing ovation from all the cast and crew. Lancel is distracted by following one of Cersei's spies beneath the Sept, where he finds a wildfire cache about to explode, but is stabbed before he can disarm it. 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O.J. Forget Meereen, he said (in a way), speaking for all of us. "[29], The musical score for "The Winds of Winter" was composed by Ramin Djawadi. When the first part of the bomb goes off, all of them really, really performed that there was a full-on nuclear explosion going on underneath them. This episode marks the final appearance for Natalie Dormer (Queen Margaery Tyrell), Dean-Charles Chapman (King Tommen Baratheon), Finn Jones (Ser Loras Tyrell), Eugene Simon (Lancel Lannister), Ian Gelder (Kevan Lannister), Jonathan Pryce (The High Sparrow), Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Mace Tyrell), Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle), and Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis). But Dany isn’t so sure — it was a less bellicose Dragon Queen we saw this week. • The Wall has magic in it that keeps the dead from crossing it, Uncle Benjen told Bran. Ned lied about his provenance in order to protect him, presumably from the future King Robert. 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