Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale: Winds of Winter – Review

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Words fail me, where do I start? That was one of the best episodes ever on TV. This season seems to have answered most of the questions bothering everyone’s mind, questions like Jon Snow being raised back to life, Hordor’s life before the ‘Hodor’ talk and so many other things we didn’t know. I must admit, most of the episodes this season got me wanting more but this final episode quenched all my thirst.


With the way things turned out in the ‘Winds of Winter’, I think our darling TV show might be coming to an end very soon. No matter what may happen, Game of Thrones has proved to be one of the best shows on TV.


The episode began with Cersei looking on to the city from the balcony of the Red Keep as the bell indicating the beginning of the trial rang on. Everyone in King’s Landing made their way to the trial hall while Cersei was getting set to execute her grand plan. Loras was brought out from his cell to face the judgement of the seven Septons. Grand Maester Pycelle whom had just slept with a prostitute prepares to go to the trial room as a child comes and mumbles some words in his hear.


The High Sparrow asks Loras if he is prepared to face trial, Loras confesses all his unholy acts with Renly Baratheon and pledges his life to the Seven gods whilst abandoning the Tyrell name and renouncing his lordship to the surprise of his on-looking father, Mace Tyrell.

Game of Thrones Season 6, Photo Credit: HBO
Game of Thrones, Photo Credit: HBO

Cersie knowing what her plan was, intentionally delayed herself from the trial and orders The Mountain to stop King Tommen from going to the trial hall. Meanwhile, the Grand Maester got lured by the child to Qyburn’s laboratory and he tells him ‘before we can usher in the new, the old must be put to rest’. The Grand Maester must have feared the worst but he had no help and the children whom Vary’s refers to as his birds in King’s Landing stabbed him to death. Cersei’s plan of destruction was going according to plan.

Game of Thrones Season 6, Photo Credit: HBO
Game of Thrones Season 6, Photo Credit: HBO

Meanwhile in the trial room, Queen Magaery was starting to have an ominous feeling due to Cersei’s absence from her trial and tells the High Sparrow something is not right. Lancel, the sept was sent by the High Sparrow to bring Cersei forcefully but he also got tricked by a child into the chambers where Qyburn had arranged barrels of wildfire waiting to be triggered by a little fire from a burning candle to burn everyone in the trial room alive. Unexpectedly, the boy stabs Lancel and runs away. Lancel sees what is about to happen but couldn’t stop the fire and everyone in the trial room got consumed by the wildfire. Cersei still looking on from the balcony sees flames rise up in the city, confirming the execution of her plan, laughs as she sips her wine.


Tommen seeing the flames, knowing fully well what had just happened jumps down from the window of his room and commits suicide. The prophecy of the witch who gave Cersei all three child was now confirmed.


Arya got to avenge the death of his family on the Freys when she murdered all Freys sibling and fed their meet to Walder Frey before using the Faceless trick to slit the throat of the slimy old man.

In Winterfell, Melisandre got banished by Jon Snow when Ser Davos found out about what she did in burning Stannis’ little daughter to the Lord of the Light. Jon Snow warned her he would personally execute her if she returns to the North.


Meanwhile, Littlefinger tries to convince Sansa in declaring herself the Queen in the North to his own personal gain but she refuses.


Game of Thrones Season 6, Photo Credit: HBO
Game of Thrones Season 6, Photo Credit: HBO

The Knights of the Vale, all powerful houses in the North and all those who helped Jon Snow in taking back Winterfell gathered in a room debating about the way forward. Disagreements begins to happen then Lady Moromont rises up and issues a rallying cry, she convinces everyone House ruler and Jon Snow was proclaimed the King in the North. Before that, Bran flashes and travels back in time to the Tower of Joy where Lyanna had just given birth to the baby Jon Snow confirming Jon is indeed a Targayrean.


‘Long may she reign’ echoes in King’s Landing as Cersei is enthroned the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms by Qyburn. Jamie who had just rode back looks on unimpressed.


Dany is shown sailing on to Westeros with her fleets for the ultimate battle. A perfect setting for the 7th season to begin with.

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