Game of Thrones Re-Watch: The Winds of Winter

The new season of Game of Thrones starts July 16. As preparation, I’m re-watching the first six seasons of the show. Below are 15 thoughts I had while watching the tenth episode of season six, “The Winds of Winter.” Spoilers for the entire series, but for this episode in particular.

Loras and Margaery Tyrell in The Winds of Winter

  1. The Stark sigil is back over Winterfell in the opening credits! I don’t know why this makes me so happy, but it does.
  2. I’m still so gutted about Margaery. Loras I at least knew was coming, as it was announced Finn Jones was starring in Iron Fast several months before this episode first aired. But right up until I saw that wildfire explosion, I held my breath through every episode hoping that Margaery would make it.
  3. Cersei really is the worst. Nothing will ever make make me forgive her for committing an act of terrorism.
  4. Tommen’s death still breaks my heart. It’s always so sad when a young person takes their own life.
  5. Heaven forbid they let women and children in the Citadel! Don’t men realize that without women and children there would be no men?
  6. Jon was far kinder to Melisandre than I would have been. Saving (or restoring) one life does not excuse taking another. I would have beheaded her.
  7. Thank goodness Sansa has finally learned not to trust Littlefinger. I hope he and Cersei finish each other off before the show ends.
  8. I feel for Olenna, knowing that her house’s future has been wiped out in one swift blow.
  9. Bay of Dragons is a much cooler name than Slaver’s Bay.
  10. Daario is not the one for you Daenerys. We know who you really care for.
  11. I waited three seasons for Walder Frey to die and when it finally happened it was so much better than I could even have imagined.
  12. And in a twist that surprised absolutely no one, Jon turns out to be the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar. That’s really going to mess with Daenerys’s claim of being the last dragon and rightful heir to the Iron Throne.
  13. Littlefinger will have to find another way to the Iron Throne. The northerners have chosen their king and it is not him.
  14. So now Jon has the backing of the north, Daenerys has the backing of the Iron Islands and a large part of the south, and Cersei sits on the Iron Throne. Season seven should be interesting!
  15. 60 episodes later and Daenerys is finally going home. It’s about time.

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