Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale – The Winds of Winter Open Chat

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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 10 “The Winds of Winter”

Writers: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Director: Miguel Sapochnik
Runtime: 68 minutes
Content Warnings: TV-MA: Adult Content, Adult Language, Nudity, Graphic Violence
Video Preview: Full episode 10 preview on YouTube

SynopsisSeason Finale. Cersei faces her trial.

*Note: please use spoiler coding when discussing ASOIAF or filming spoilers.*

Spoiler coding is still required in this Open Chat post prior to the episode’s official airing (9PM EDT tonight for Season 6 Episode 10). We ask that fans use consideration for your fellow viewers, and cover and label your spoilers appropriately. Spoilers from the actual aired episode are not permitted in this post until after the episode officially airs at 9PM EDT.

Enjoy your final in-season open chat of the year!

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Sue the Fury
Susan Miller, Editor in Chief of WatchersOnTheWall.com

1,177 Comments

  1. When Winter comes for war,
    You shall hear no Lions roar.
    When Winter forces you to yield,
    No Stags shall graze upon the field.
    When Winter creeps upon you from the shadows,
    No Roses shall bloom from the meadows.
    When Winter wreaks havoc on the land,
    You can bet there’ll be no Snakes in the sand.
    When Winter brings to life all it finds grim,
    The Krakens will freeze where they swim.
    When Winter sets and the land begins to shiver,
    The Flayed Man will start to rot and wither.
    When Winter fights to the last sliver,
    No more Trouts shall swim in the river.
    When Winter ravages and all despair,
    No Falcons shall fly high in the air.
    When Winter shows you what happens when snow falls,
    Not even the Dragon’s Breath shall warm you in your halls.
    When Winter comes with all its might,
    Only the Wolves shall howl in the night.

  2. I am not ready……but I am ready!?? Does anyone know if Maisie Williams is credited as being in this episode? Appreciate the help!!

  3. Ahhhhh I’m getting so pumped! I have pork ribs slow cooking for tonight too…mmmm. And then the Long Night for another year. Sniffles

  4. I would say that is a MAJOR spoiler in that second comment. But then again, it’s an official major spoiler so… also, completely predicted by virtually everyone & their mother.

  5. Rella:
    I am not ready……but I am ready!?? Does anyone know if Maisie Williams is credited as being in this episode? Appreciate the help!!

    No confirmation of her being in this episode… but I think it’s very likely.

  6. READ the post before commenting, please.

    Spoilers from the actual aired episode are not permitted in this post until after the episode officially airs at 9PM EDT. Posts of that nature will be deleted without warning.

  7. GeekFurious,

    Just because people are speculating doesn’t mean it’s cool to post it so openly.

    This thread is meant to be spoiler free until 9 PM. Not fair to many who have tried very hard to remain spoiler free to screw them a few hours before the episode

  8. Nadia:
    GeekFurious,

    Just because people are speculating doesn’t mean it’s cool to post it so openly.

    This thread is meant to be spoiler free until 9 PM. Not fair to many who have tried very hard to remain spoiler free to screw them a few hours before the episode

    What part of anything I said suggests I thought it was cool?

  9. I’m mighty pleased with myself right now. I’ve been keeping myself busy all day.

    The episode premieres at 3 am my time. Right now I’m enjoying a nice glass of red wine and some chips and should be able to fall asleep around midnight my time. Which means I only have app. 1½ hours left before nighty night time and when the alarm goes off in the middle of the night? Well, it’s GAME OF THRONES TIME!! Yay!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  10. Looking forward to see the Stark sigil on Winterfell. And hopefully to hear the Light of the Seven song from the soundtrack. Love that beautiful song. I don’t think its been in the previous episodes?

  11. Now how am I supposed to focus on all the work that I’m supposed to get done before airtime?

  12. I would like to thank the vigilant folks who helped me enjoy this finale spoiler-free.

  13. Lord of Coffee:
    Wow, the second post already deleted for spoilers!Is that a new record??

    Might just be. It is beyond my understanding that some folks around here think the rules do not apply to them. What a douche.

    Everyone enjoy the show, I am out of here.

  14. When I click on the episode listing on Comcast, it has a synopsis which is a bit more detailed, although still quite vague, and it doesn’t touch on anything we haven’t already seen in the preview. I’ll put it under spoiler code, though:

    Tyrion counsels Daenerys on the upcoming campaign; Jon and Sansa discuss their future; and trials being in King’s Landing.
  15. Can’t believe it’s finale time. And oh, what a finale this could be!!! Enjoy the episode everyone!

  16. Jack Bauer 24:
    Regarding the spoiler, is it something cool or will people freak out?

    Well What is cool for the spider is freaking out material for the fly, it will be up to you when it airs, i can tell you certainly that 50% will enjoy that and 50% wont, but that is the regular experience in this show and in this page particularly.

    P.D: im the spider on this case, for me it was pleasure.

  17. Crooks,

    Thanks! Wasn’t entirely sure. Ramin has outdone himself with that one. It has been in my head for the last couple of days.

  18. So excited for tonight!

    Then it will be time to rewatch all past seasons for the umpteenth time.

    And can I just say, from someone who has enjoyed the musical scores by Ramin Djawadi since season 1, he has outdone himself this year. I don’t think there is a single track that I will fast forward. Absolutely beautiful music!

    See you all on the other side of the finale. Cheers!

  19. Rella:
    Laura,

    Thanks so much for your help!

    I wish I could tell you for certain but if she’s in the episode, they are trying to keep it under their hats! She certainly could be benched for the rest of the season, like Sansa was in season 4 after Mockingbird, but I just find it highly unlikely. We were meant to feel a nice, happy buzz that Arya Stark was finally heading home and then to delay any of the satisfaction of that for a year would be quite cruel!

  20. Wondering why Jaime is at the twins when all he wanted to do is get back to Cersei?

    Are they at the Twins or at Riverrun?

  21. I’m so excited! However, the episode will air at 3 am in my country and I’m still in doubt if I should sleep and watch it tomorrow at a reasonable time (like the rest of this season) or will get some sleep now and set an alarm at 3 am….

  22. Nymeria Warrior Queen:
    When I click on the episode listing on Comcast, it has a synopsis which is a bit more detailed, although still quite vague, and it doesn’t touch on anything we haven’t already seen in the preview.I’ll put it under spoiler code, though:

    That’s positively a novel compared to the On Demand description, “The sixth season concludes.” 😛

  23. The Wolves of Winter:
    Crooks,

    Thanks! Wasn’t entirely sure. Ramin has outdone himself with that one. It has been in my head for the last couple of days.

    Haha! I just said the same thing, that Ramin outdid himself, at the same time! I finished my post, looked up, and there was your comment. I have listened to this score already like a dozen times and already have every track name memorized. The music is just gorgeous. Can’t wait to start making new ringtones for my phone.

  24. While I know last week’s big battle for Winterfell was most anticipated for our community.. THIS is the episode I’ve been waiting for…

    and after hearing the theme “Light of the Seven” from the Season 6 soundtrack.. I have a feeling this episode is going to blow our minds and visually devastate us! :oO

    … and TOJ :oD

  25. Can’t believe this amazing season is almost over 🙁 I don’t care about the haters, it’s my favourite season of Thrones so far. Great from start to finish. After tonight, our 10-month long watch begins…
    Enjoy the episode people!

  26. Spoilers yet again. I stay away from this site for a week for a variety of reasons (away/the moaners) and I come back to this (Stay away from twitter people, especially Sky Atlantic).

    It has been a terrible week for democracy in my country so I am looking forward to a great hour or so of pure entertainment. It will be a long wait until next season especially given the fact that I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I’m sure this site will help cope with the wait; I just hope the level of moaning decreases, and we can have some proper debates about Season 6, and some interesting speculation about Season 7.

  27. We are making Sansa’s Lemon Cakes today to celebrate an awesome season of GOT. sorry to see the 10 episodes fly by so fast. Enjoy the episode tonight everyone. Also a big thank you to Sue and all the admins for the great job that you all do to keep us spoiler free.

  28. I can’t wait to hear the Winds of Winter, The Tower, and Winter has come 🙂
    can’t bloody wait to watch the winds of Winter ^^

  29. This is it. This is the end for this year and it came too soon. Sadly, I have to wait till tomorrow. I tried to avoid spoilers as much as possible and I hope this episode will manage to surprise me. Now if you excuse, Lord Parramandas has to regain his energy for tomorrow’s review (and for the remaining exam as well).

  30. Can’t wait for the opening credits to see the Stark dire wolf sigil back on Winterfell!!!!

  31. Grayven Reyne,

    Yes, me too. Thank you so much Sue and all of you. I’m a social media and a WoW addict so it’s impossible to stay away from here. But I want to NOT know anything at all. So thank you !!

  32. Oh boy!! I´m sooo excited and sad at the same time!!!!! This it for a looong time!!! 🙁 🙂 😉

  33. Nadia:
    Is it too soon to ask when filming starts?

    :/

    Last year, it was right after Comic Con I believe and Comic Con ends on July 24th this year. But I wonder if they will push that back if the season is shortened?

  34. Yes, big thanks to all the mods for taking such good care of us all season (and during the long leadup). Hopefully they will all get to enjoy some nice downtime before filming location rumors start to occupy our obsessive minds once again.

  35. It’s going to be sad watching Thrones drift away for another 9-10 months.

    Season 6 is right up there with 4 for my favorite year overall. Goodness, I loved so much this time around.

  36. Laura: Last year, it was right after Comic Con I believe and Comic Con ends on July 24th this year. But I wonder if they will push that back if the season is shortened?

    I have a feeling Season 7 will premiere later than April next year since it is shortened.

  37. Ravyn,

    HBO NOW is probably gonna crash. The finales seem to get the most views out of the entire season. Sorry, but its a possibility :(((

  38. I’m so ready for the finale!

    I have a very very tinfoilery theory:
    Okay, I have thought about all the nonsense-talk if Sansa might be pregnant, but what if a another female could be pregnant to her own advantage? I’ll put the following for the safety in spoiler code even they are just my own thoughts:

    What if Cersei’s card could be that she is expecting a child? Jaime and she had sex and some time have past bye, so it could be possible. And in the earlier fourties women are usually not already in her menopause. And in all society women who are pregnant are not allowed to get a death-sentence. And that could be a reason, why she might give up on Tommen so easily, because she is protecting another child of her own?

    Okay, maybe my theory is very stupid, but I had to get out of my mind in here.

  39. As I’m going to the UK next month and will be seeing Alfie Allen in The Spoils, as as that play ends August 13th, I sincerely hope this means that his scenes will be recorded from August and onwards!!!
  40. Give me Dany leaving Essos and the Night King in some capacity (don’t even care if it a scene of them just marching forward) and I’ll be a happy camper. Anything short of that will be a massive disappointment for me. Throw in ToJ, wildfire in KL, and Dorne and this could be an instant classic.

  41. “Adult Content, Adult Language, Nudity, Graphic Violence”

    Awwwww yeah! Looks like a season finale to me, folks! (rubs hands gleefully)

  42. Something has been bugging me all week… Jon said he wanted Rickon placed next to Ned in the crypts…When did Ned’s bones get back to Winterfell?

  43. Quinton O’Connor:
    It’s going to be sad watching Thrones drift away for another 9-10 months.

    Season 6 is right up there with 4 for my favorite year overall. Goodness, I loved so much this time around.

    Very sad indeed. I’m dreading when the episode cuts to black and the credits roll tonight. I already have a sick feeling in my stomach.

  44. Daegon:
    Ravyn,

    HBO NOW is probably gonna crash. The finales seem to get the most views out of the entire season. Sorry, but its a possibility :(((

    Probably. The only thing that gives me hope is that last week might’ve put HBO on notice. Also, Mother’s Mercy got massive viewers last year and the app didn’t crash (as far as I can remember), but logic tells me it will.

  45. And I have no idea why 68 minutes is such a big deal. Outlander finale will be 90 minutes. We should be getting more.

  46. CC:
    Something has been bugging me all week… Jon said he wanted Rickon placed next to Ned in the crypts…When did Ned’s bones get back to Winterfell?

    LF gave them to Cat in S2. Very possible that she had them returned to WF before heading to the RW. Doubt she carried them around with her from battle to battle.

  47. I have question?
    What does people think Aeron Damphairs role is in the show?
    -Yara specifically asked Dany for help murdering not only one, but TWO uncles, which makes me think he will not just be forgotten about once the story moves away from the isles.
    – His fate could be similar to Areo Hotahs in the Dorne storyline. Someone who’s there to flesh out that region but gets killed quickly because their role doesn’t reach further than that. If this is true, I think one of two scenarios is possible. Either he is killed early in s7 when Yara and Dany attack Euron, or he is killed by Euron himself because of Aerons disapproving of Eurons illusions of grandeur and blasphemy, calling himself The Drowned God.
    – Personally I think he’ll stay a little longer, since he is probably there for Euron to have someone to interact with. I Euron becomes a new substantial character, he will have to talk to someone. That could be Aeron going forward. Maybe I’m just hoping this, because I have enjoyed Michael Feasts performance so far and how his character represents the Iron Born religion. Especially his looks and costume is incredible, with the long white hair and the primitive priest robes.
    – What do you guys think?

  48. Violencersei,

    Cersei is not all that old. She was a teen when she married Robert Baratheon. About 17 years passed between Robert’s Rebellion and the start of the show. So she’s probably in her thirties.

    And being pregnant would probably do nothing for her. At most, it would confirm her sleeping with Jamie, a crime of which she’s accused.

  49. Laura: Last year, it was right after Comic Con I believe and Comic Con ends on July 24th this year. But I wonder if they will push that back if the season is shortened?

    What I really wonder is if we’re going to get less information from filming, this season. I’d guess there will be more and more CGI moving forward, and I think a lot of that is shot on an indoor set. Stuff shot on indoor sets doesn’t tend to get out there the way things shot in public areas gets out there. Oh well, I’ll take whatever I can get, and I know this site will be on top of it!

    Oh, and “season 6 concludes???” hahahahahaha.

  50. Jack Bauer 24,

    Has the shortened season actually been confirmed by HBO or D&D? I know it has been mentioned as a possibility but I don’t remember seeing it announced as a definite thing. But yet I keep seeing it mentioned as a fact.

  51. Lord of Coffee:
    Jack Bauer 24,

    Has the shortened season actually been confirmed by HBO or D&D?I know it has been mentioned as a possibility but I don’t remember seeing it announced as a definite thing.But yet I keep seeing it mentioned as a fact.

    No it’s not confirmed. All signs point towards it though.

  52. Flayed Potatoes:
    Stark logo over Winterfell in the opening credits HYPE!

    Unless they troll us and decide not to do it for one episode and wait until next season.

  53. Jack Bauer 24,

    I’d assume they’d be writing or almost done writing quite shortly? So they’d know and it would be decided.

    Unless the season is getting pushed a month back. Even though, they’d be deep in the writing process.

  54. ThankYou!,

    I’m glad you reposted that, as I’d meant to respond to it on another thread, but then lost track of it. Unfortunately, I don’t have any great idea, or even a crappy idea, of what will happen with Aeron. I would certainly like to see more of him, and he’s the only Iron Islands character in whom I really had any interest in the books, and have both enjoyed his performance and loved his look in the show. I hope he sticks around, as he’s the representative of the religion of the Iron Islands, and I’d like to have more about that particular religion, as we’ve gotten lots about The Faith of the Seven, lots about R’hllor, and some about the Old Gods (and I’m guessing we’ll get more about them).

  55. No hype, no speculation and definitely NO SPOILERS !! Just looking forward to what HBO offers.

    For me it will be 2am. Yep, its a shitter tonight’s episode will be the last and then the long wait starts until next year. Still, we’ll have snippets of info to look forward to soon when filming starts again.

    Time to ‘log out’ but will probably check in later with my pennies worth on for how at least for me the finale panned out 🙂

  56. Lord of Coffee,

    What came out from the contract negotiation story last week was that the episodes are still being written, so my guess is that it’s still in flux, Though, as Benioff said before S6, by the time everyone sees tonight’s episode, they’ll understand why we’re so close to the end. They may not know exactly the number, but they know the major story beats, and where they’ll meet GRRM’s books, so the 7-6 episode numbers are probably closer to fact than not.

  57. rabelais,

    The Game of Thrones Wiki says she’s 42, link is below.
    But as I wrote my theory could be also very stupid, It was just an thougt of me.

  58. KG,

    You’ve really been making me laugh a lot, lately. There’s no such thing, at least in my book, as too much laughter, and I’ve really needed it, of late. Thank you!!! 🙂

  59. Jack Bauer 24: Unless they troll us and decide not to do it for one episode and wait until next season.

    We might want to watch the opening credits very closely this episode

  60. Truly my fav Season to date. Sad it went by so fast 🙁 only 13 hours left after tonight…

  61. Longest episode in GoT history and still don’t know how it will cram everything in to end the season! We haven’t seen Dorne since the beginning. What’s next for Dany? Arya? ToJ??? The synopsis is all about cersei and they chose to put this in the finale so something big has got to happen! Preview was really unrevealing, I just can’t wait to see how the tie this great season off!

  62. Been rewatching the whole season these past two nights. I’ve just started episode 8. I’m still going to need some distraction while I wait, as episode 9 will finish around 12:45. What am I going to do for a whole hour and 15 minutes? I might rewatch the first ever episode. I hate waiting up till 2am, but I have to see this episode tonight!

  63. Jack Bauer 24,

    Honestly, it’s a quite boring show based on a glorified romance novel, doesn’t involve any CGI or many different locations like GoT, lacks complexity and has probably about 5 characters. So I guess they can afford even a 2 hour episode if they want to. I prefer quality over quantity anytime. And I’m sure the remaining 13-17 episodes of GoT will be longer than usual.

  64. Fancy word for a sellsword: We might want to watch the opening credits very closely this episode

    Indeed. If we’re not done with Arya yet for this season, I wonder if our first glimpse of her back on the shores of Westeros might not involve a different actress from Maisie Williams – she might decide to go deep undercover until her next mission is completed.

  65. Maester Victor:
    Ahhhhh I’m getting so pumped!I have pork ribs slow cooking for tonight too…mmmm.And then the Long Night for another year.Sniffles

    Why not broiled… with wildfire?

  66. Rhaenys Stark:
    Can’t believe this amazing season is almost over I don’t care about the haters, it’s my favourite season of Thrones so far. Great from start to finish. After tonight, our 10-month long watch begins…
    Enjoy the episode people!

    Been watching the 6 season marathon on HBO since 12:30 and it made me realize how great this season really was. I still choke up watching some episodes. Now that’s great story telling. I think that’s what some of us forget when they start nitpicking about every little thing. It’s somebody’s story that they wrote. If they think they can do better then start writing

  67. I’m going to go out on a limb and assert that the latest spoiler about Darth Vader showing up in the last shot is a total fake.

  68. Jack Bauer 24,

    It’s notable because it’s the longest episode they have done to date. Basically HBO allowed them to go over their usual time limit in order to get in all they want to do in this episode. If they needed even more time they probably would have gotten it for the finale. Just because a different show on a different broadcaster has a longer running time for their finale doesn’t mean GoT needs to fill that same amount of time.

  69. Ravyn: LF gave them to Cat in S2. Very possible that she had them returned to WF before heading to the RW. Doubt she carried them around with her from battle to battle.

    I like to think they were sent by Silent Sisters Express.

  70. Lord of Coffee,

    I watched the first episode of “The Night of..” on HBO and that runs 79 minutes. I’m sure if GoT felt they needed that much time, HBO would’ve given it to them, too without any argument.

  71. So stoked about this episode… And I won’t be able to watch it until 24 hours after it airs in the US – so have to keep away from a lot of the internet on Monday! 😀

    It’s been a great season with admittedly a couple of hiccups. I can’t believe it’s almost over and then the long wait begins… Thankfully some of the worst withdrawals might be alleviated by going off on holiday in a few days. I’ll be going north, to the Norwegian Arctic Sea coast and Norwegian/Finnish arctic wilderness! Already packing my woolleen longjohns in solidarity with all our favourite characters and the winter that apparently finally comes for them! 😀

  72. Dragon Tender: Why not broiled… with wildfire?

    Perhaps a brand of GoT inspired sauces?

    Green Wildfire hot sauce

    Bravosi Oyster sauce

    ?

  73. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    Thank you for replying. Aeron is one of my favorite characters in the books, but people never seem to want to talk about him on this site, which is quite understandable since he’s a very minor character. I happen to obsess over minor characters however, the ones who help flesh out a certain region or faction.
    On re watches, I love characters like The Spice King who was the very embodyment of Qarth, or Ser Alton Lannister who served as an example of a Lannister who wasn’t arrogant and sly, someone who lived in the shadow of that other family. This broadens the scope of the world and makes it more complex. That is what Aeron does for the Iron Born story, and I’m so glad they included him. As you say, their religion has not been explored as much as other religions, though some great details made it into the show this season, such as the drowning of Euron and especially Aerons speach during said drowning.
    This was actually the season, I think, in which his character fit in the best, because there has been so much focus on different types of worship from The High Sparrows hypocritical Inquisition-style regime or High Priestess Kinvaras charming almost hypnotic demeanor when convincing non believers to Brother Rays happy go lucky peace-preaching. Aeron Damphair signifies a deep and joyless worship that corresponds to the gloomy nature of the Isles themself, and Michael Feast perfectly conveyed that in his short amount of scenes. I just hope he gets fleshed out a little more, give us some more details about his relationship to The Drowned God.

  74. Violencersei:
    rabelais,

    The Game of Thrones Wiki says she’s 42, link is below.
    But as I wrote my theory could be also very stupid, It was just an thougt of me.

    42, which as some of us know, answers the ultimate question: ‘What do you get when you multiply six by nine?’

  75. Jack Bauer 24,

    Sigh. 🙁

    Two Dorne scenes in a whole season is still too much Dorne for me.

    Oh well, maybe a new plot will elevate it, and maybe the SS won’t be so cringeworthy.

  76. Catspaw Assassin:
    I’m going to go out on a limb and assert that the latest spoiler about Darth Vader showing up in the last shot is a total fake.

    Jon Snow…. I AM YOUR FATHER.
  77. Sukeone,

    Rhaenys Stark,

    I loved what Oz wrote in this week’s Looking Forward:

    “At times, Thrones has provided us with so many immensely shocking moments that when we don’t get one, we are prone to do an impression of spoiled brats followed by nitpicking imperfections.

    Let’s not do that. Let’s not be those people. Let’s put it in perspective and enjoy this for what it is… an amazingly entertaining and sometimes controversial imperfect television show.”

  78. Ravyn:
    Lord of Coffee,

    I watched the first episode of “The Night of..” on HBO and that runs 79 minutes. I’m sure if GoT felt they needed that much time, HBO would’ve given it to them, too without any argument.

    I really liked “The Night Of” premiere. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

  79. I’m not sure how they will do it, but, they will introduce us to the “new” Jon tonight.

    Maybe by executing Mel?

    The new Jon who beat the shit out of Ramsey like an animal last week. Make no mistake…that wishy washy Jon who has been boring us to death since his resurrection in episode 2 will no longer be there.

    Hopefully!

  80. Jack Bauer 24,

    Wasn’t she one of the ones in KL? Maybe a KL scene with her, but not a Dorne one. Though I’ve always felt we’d get a certain major character visiting Dorne.

  81. I’m so nervous. I hope everything turns out ok in this episode. I can barely focus lmao.

  82. Nadia:
    Jack Bauer 24,

    Sigh. ?

    Two Dorne scenes in a whole season is still too much Dorne for me.

    Oh well, maybe a new plot will elevate it, and maybe the SS won’t be so cringeworthy.

    I really hope Varys is there. Ellaria should side with Dany since Doran wouldn’t have. He was a weak little man just like she said. I think Dorne makes perfect sense now if that is what happens.

  83. Jack Bauer 24,

    Me too!!! A little slow at the start, but it just kept picking up momentum and suspense. Highly recommended for anyone looking for some quieter post – GoT viewing.

  84. Sam,

    I know right? Love that guy “dancing”

    Too bad I couldn’t get the video to work in the comment.

  85. Ravyn:
    Jack Bauer 24,

    Wasn’t she one of the ones in KL? Maybe a KL scene with her, but not a Dorne one. Though I’ve always felt we’d get a certain major character visiting Dorne.

    I think they went back to Dorne. For her and Obara to be in KL since the premiere and now just show up in the city would be weird. Plus, with the trials going down tonight I don’t think them being there would make sense. KL will be focused on Cersei and Loras .

  86. Flayed Potatoes:
    I’m so nervous. I hope everything turns out ok in this episode. I can barely focus lmao.

    I’m a nervous wreck right now lol. I need a Night King fix one more time tonight. Season 7 is too far away not to get one.

  87. Nadia:
    Jack Bauer 24,

    Sigh. ?

    Two Dorne scenes in a whole season is still too much Dorne for me.

    Oh well, maybe a new plot will elevate it, and maybe the SS won’t be so cringeworthy.

    Maybe they’ll all get shanked in the back and end on a happy note.

  88. Pigeon: Maybe they’ll all get shanked in the back and end on a happy note.

    Hahaha!! That would work for me, but I don’t think we few will be that lucky.

  89. I guess I’m different than everyone here- I’m a spoiler fanatic and truly don’t care that I know everything before I watch the episode, cuz I’m gonna watch and soak up every glorious second of airtime regardless.

    That being said, does anyone know where I can find the Reddit link that hosts an open chat for the got episodes, and can talk about it freely AS IT IS HAPPENING??

  90. ThankYou!,

    I think if we get any more about him, it will be in the context of Euron. As you said, Euron calling himself The Drowned God could certainly lead to some tension between them (that’s some pretty serious blasphemy), and I’d like to see Euron have something of substance to work against.

  91. Fancy word for a sellsword: Perhaps a brand of GoT inspired sauces?

    Green Wildfire hot sauce

    Bravosi Oyster sauce

    ?

    Oh, brilliant idea for some geeky entrepreneur!

    – Every Fooking Chicken in the Room Barbecue Sauce

    – Night’s King Icy Mint Jelly

    – Dornish Firepepper Paste

    – Cersei’s Famous Tart Red Wine Marinade

    – Uncle Brynden’s Fish Blackening Spice Mix

    – Robert’s Rebellious Wild Boar Rib Rub

  92. If the next season is shortened, wouldn’t it be done faster? Like out earlier than usual, for example, in March maybe? Cause I don’t want to wait 10 months again lol.

  93. Kasi,

    Same as me. I won’t post a link because I’ll be crucified, but the free freefolk reddit is all spoilers and chat.

    newbietothegame: Hahaha!! That would work for me, but I don’t think we few will be that lucky.

    Sadly not. ?

  94. Flayed Potatoes:
    I’m so nervous. I hope everything turns out ok in this episode. I can barely focus lmao.

    Ugh, I get so stressed out on the first viewing. It’s not until the second airing, that I can actually relax. I love how hyped up everyone is in this thread. We’re like a bunch of little kids before a birthday party.

  95. Jack Bauer 24:
    Yay or nay…we see The Citadel tonight.

    Yea, I hope! And may we meet Marwyn the Mage and Alleras the Sphinx quite soon – early next season, if not tonight.

  96. Firannion,

    Looks like you might be the geeky entrepreneur in question. Thanks for the laugh.

    Enjoy the episode, everyone! Whatever happens, it’s going to be breathtaking.

  97. Does anyone know if the sass with class bear glare Lyanna Mormont will be in the finale?

  98. Hello everyone, happy finale episode day!
    I’ve been waiting for this day, running around like crazy, climbing the walls. So hyped for tonight!

    My thoughts: #1. I feel something different will happen at Cersi’s trial–as in she admits Tommen is not a true King, and Jamie’s the father. Then, here comes Gendry!–who would be the true King to the Iron Throne, as he is Robert’s last living son.

    #2. We will see many of Bran’s visions. I hope one of them shows all the deceitful things Littlefinger has done, from the very beginning: with the death of Lysa’s husband Robert Arreyn (sp?) how he set so many tragedies in motion.

    #3. The Tower Of Joy, and what happened to Lyanna Stark and the baby she bore….IT will be answered. I feel this will be in one of Bran’s visions, along with information towards LF.

    #4. We will, to many folks disdain, see Dorne and company. Hopefully–not for long.

    #5. Back to the TOJ–the crown Michele was talking about is for Lyanna Stark; her and Rhaegar are married.

    What I hope happens:
    Margarey survives in KL.
    Cersi torches KL but Arya shows up to kill her and …..Tommen dies in the process. We wont find out if Arya or Cersi survives until next season.
    Jamie kills Walder Frey and Company.
    Jon and Sansa make peace and plan for the future.
    WW bring down the wall.

  99. Jeremy Podeswa confirms that he’s coming back for season 7… and season 7 is only 7 episodes

    🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  100. Kasi,

    I, too, like spoilers and speculation based on rumors! I’ve been scouring the Internet this afternoon as I wait for 8 p.m.

  101. GeekFurious,

    I would guess there are people who would rather not know that. Then again, you’re well aware of that, you just don’t care.

  102. Nadia,

    🙁 As long as they’re good, we should all be satisfied. Jack Bender mentioned the same number of episodes about a month ago, so they might have asked him to return as well.

  103. Nadia,

    Hopefully “No One” was more of a failure due to writing and budget issues rather then directing because “No One” was the only bad (GoT sense of bad) episode this season.

    The reason it was bad IMO was because the huge let down in the logic of the events with Arya and her payoff…

  104. I’m hoping I end up loving this episode. People think I’ve been nothing but negative this season and that I’m one of those Westeros.org show haters, but that is so far from the truth. I haven’t even read the books. I loved all of the first five seasons (including Dorne) and have nothing but respect for D & D. I’ve just been disappointed this season. Have I hated every minute of it? Absolutely not, I loved episodes 3 and 7, liked episodes 5 and 6, and thought the premiere was OK. So that’s nearly half the season. Problem is, they’ve set the bar so high and just haven’t been able to live up to it in my opinion.

    Hopefully some good stuff happens this episode and it sets the stage for an awesome season 7 and 8.

  105. Connor:
    If the next season is shortened, wouldn’t it be done faster? Like out earlier than usual, for example, in March maybe? Cause I don’t want to wait 10 months again lol.

    Doubt the show will come out sooner just because they have fewer episodes. It has come out around April every year and that’s already programmed into the viewer base.

  106. cuddly crow,

    Does anyone know if the sass with class bear glare Lyanna Mormont will be in the finale?

    No but D&D better make her part of Jon Snows small council or whatever. She was such a little badass, everyone I talk to loved her.

  107. Sukeone,

    I was watching the marathon earlier and thinking the same thing about the season. Its overall arc is much better than I remembered. I am recording right now because I had to get out of the house for a while.

  108. I’m going to make a prediction… as I did on Reddit:

    We will see a Lyanna giving birth to a black haired child… and a Lyanna declaring a black haired man King in the North.
  109. LatrineDiggerBrian:
    I’m hoping I end up loving this episode. People think I’ve been nothing but negative this season and that I’m one of those Westeros.org show haters, but that is so far from the truth. I haven’t even read the books. I loved all of the first five seasons (including Dorne) and have nothing but respect for D & D. I’ve just been disappointed this season. Have I hated every minute of it? Absolutely not, I loved episodes 3 and 7, liked episodes 5 and 6, and thought the premiere was OK. So that’s nearly half the season. Problem is, they’ve set the bar so high and just haven’t been able to live up to it in my opinion.

    Hopefully some good stuff happens this episode and it sets the stage for an awesome season 7 and 8.

    I hope you get an amazing episode as well. 😀

  110. GeekFurious: Ugh… in any event…

    I have missed you terribly. I even set something aside for your when next I chanced upon you. It’s a bag. Full of dicks.

    You know what to do.

  111. Connor,

    If the next season is shortened, wouldn’t it be done faster? Like out earlier than usual, for example, in March maybe? Cause I don’t want to wait 10 months again lol.

    I think it will be shorter but have the same, if not more budget for the many battle scenes and Wight Walker and Dragon stuff.

    So even though the episodes will be less in number, all the complications and budget will be greater in size and complexity.

    So D&D can really have a few episode nine type of stuff scattered here and there throughout the season.

    That is what I think is going to happen.

    Shorter season but way more dense with big budget scenes and events that will make it just as expensive and time-consuming as a 10 episode season if not more. This is the endgame stuff after all…

  112. <a hre

    Perhaps there will be payoff later (or even tonight) in how her character progresses from here?

  113. Cumsprite: I have missed you terribly. I even set something aside for your when next I chanced upon you. It’s a bag. Full of dicks.

    You know what to do.

    Yeah. Move on like an adult and never pay any attention to a troll again.

  114. GeekFurious: Yeah. Move on like an adult and never pay any attention to a troll again.

    You love it.

    Mmmmmmmmmm. MMMMMMMM. mmmmm. <<—– you kissing it

  115. GeekFurious,

    Speaking of trolls, you seem to find it awfully difficult to not give things you’ve read from leaks away. I suppose you couldn’t help but demonstrate your *superior knowledge*

  116. Connor:
    If the next season is shortened, wouldn’t it be done faster? Like out earlier than usual, for example, in March maybe? Cause I don’t want to wait 10 months again lol.

    On the contrary, the amount of CGI work and battles for the final two seasons will probably be unprecedented in TV history, necessitating increased prep time. Look for GOT to premiere much later this time (especially if D&D decide to finalize all the remaining 13-15 scripts ahead of time) They might, since the visual effects teams might need extra time…

  117. Arthur,

    Totally agree. Let’s hope D&D are on it. I would love to see a Littlefinger and she-bear scene. That would be a riot. She’d rip him up one side and down the other. Glorious!

  118. Looking forward to something good.

    This season has been as good as I had hoped.

    I was way too hyped for episode one so that disappointed a bit and I’m still shaking my head in disbelief at the Arya stabbing.

    Apart from that It’s been a brilliant season. Better than season two, three and five, but not quite up there with the first and the fourth for me.

    What do you guys think how does this season compare with the other seasons?

  119. Wonder what episode Bran is on….hardhome?

    Hopefully he will be caught up soon and will find out who pushed him from the tower, who betrayed his father, who betrayed Rob, Catelyn etc. all the good stuff

  120. GeekFurious: What part of anything I said suggests I thought it was cool?

    By jumping up and down and practically pissing yourself saying “It’s true! IT’S TRUE!”

  121. Jack Bauer 24:
    Yay or nay…we see The Citadel tonight.

    I vote yea!

    I also hope we see a maester of the Citadel releasing the White Raven we saw in the preview!

  122. I’m expecting a glorious finale for King’s Landing, which has been dominating this season quality wise as far as I’m concerned. Not so sure about the rest, I expect a lot of setup for Season 7.

  123. I’m just wondering now what will be the best worst-kept secret for the next series?
    I’m watching now on Youtube all the hillarious “Jon Snow is dead”-Statements to let time flow…..
    Any thoughts?

  124. …But to be fair English isn’t my native language:
    Looking forward to something good.

    This season has been as good as I had hoped.

    I was way too hyped for episode one so that disappointed a bit and I’m still shaking my head in disbelief at the Arya stabbing.

    Apart from that It’s been a brilliant season. Better than season two, three and five, but not quite up there with the first and the fourth for me.

    What do you guys think how does this season compare with the other seasons?

    IMO

    3 > 6 > 1 > 4 > 2 > 5

  125. Cersei Lannister of the South
    Sansa Stark of the North
    Daenerys Targaryen of the East
    Yara Greyjoy of the islands
    Ellaria Sand of Dorne

    I have a feeling we are going to be hearing the phrase “War of the Five Queens” a lot.

  126. Laura,

    Thanks. I think you’re just saying it though in hopes that I don’t come here after the show ranting like a lunatic :p.

  127. I think this is the first season finale that I’m this hyped to watch…..in prior years we’ve all known episode 9 to be the zenith….I’m hoping this year is different.

  128. George: On the contrary, the amount of CGI work and battles for the final two seasons will probably be unprecedented in TV history, necessitating increased prep time. Look for GOT to premiere much later this time (especially if D&D decide to finalize all the remaining 13-15 scripts ahead of time) They might, since the visual effects teams might need extra time…

    Yeah, shorter seasons, but harder to make episodes. I remember two years back, when they flirted with the idea of finishing as a feature, GRRM said he thinks it’s a good idea because his ending was planned as the biggest battle in fantasy history (or something like that).

  129. …But to be fair English isn’t my native language,

    For my personal tastes… I’m going to go ahead and say this season (six) is the best. There hasn’t been a ‘down’ episode for me. There have been scenes here and there that I wasn’t thrilled with, usually HS was included, but it wasn’t enough to bring episodes down. As a comparison, when I lent my blu-rays of season 5 to the usual friend I felt the need to tell her it was a little slow but ramped up toward the end.
    I’ve watched every series episode many, many times and I honestly believe this group of S6 as a whole is stronger and more thrilling than any season group. Others have select episodes but not the strength overall. That’s my fresh perspective too from recent viewing, not nostalgia. All just my opinion and perspective of course.

  130. I think a lot of fans would agree that this has been one of the best GoT seasons.. For me, it’s tied with Season 4, and right behind Season 3. My ranking:

    1. Season 3
    2. Season 4/Season 6 (so far)
    3. Season 1
    4. Season 5
    5. Season 2

  131. Chuck,

    I feel like the fourth and fifth seasons rather eschewed this. 4×10 and 5×10 were very climactic.

    I’m actually a bit concerned 6×10 might not touch that bar because David and Dan haven’t done their usual “in past seasons, the finale set the stage; this year, we’re going all out” speech.

  132. Meco,

    I hope they don’t spend too much time in Dorne. There are so many other interesting places to be before the season ends.

  133. looch:
    Wonder what episode Bran is on….hardhome?

    Hopefully he will be caught up soon and will find out who pushed him from the tower, who betrayed his father, who betrayed Rob, Catelyn etc. all the good stuff

    What? He knows Jaime pushed him.

  134. Quinton O’Connor: I’m actually a bit concerned 6×10 might not touch that bar because David and Dan haven’t done their usual “in past seasons, the finale set the stage; this year, we’re going all out” speech.

    Also, they didn’t put it up for a writing Emmy.

  135. cuddly crow:
    Meco,

    I hope they don’t spend too much time in Dorne.There are so many other interesting places to be before the season ends.

    Maybe they are showing Varys there doing some negotiating.

  136. It’s about to start the Final Match of the Copa America between Argentina and Chile!

    I will have to watch the GoT Season Finale after the match from some stream website.

    So, see you later!

    GO ARGENTINA!!
    GO GAME OF THRONES!!

    VAMOS ARGENTINA CARAJO!!
    AGUANTE GAME OF THRONES GUACHO!!

    😀 😀 😀

  137. Looking forward to the opening credits and see the Stark sigil where it rightfully belongs. Who knows what other little tidbits during the credits.

  138. Ravyn,

    That is partially because the Emmy voters tend to only focus on a singular episode for shows because of the sheer volume of television they receive.

    And regardless of how good or otherwise the finale is, 6×09 was a far more flashier showcase for the series.

  139. Damn, already depressed about this being the last episode for a year….sigh, and now my watch begins

  140. The show tried to give GRRM more time, but he failed to deliver. That is why at the end of season 6 we are not very from the end of book 5.

    That is why they don’t need 10 episodes in the final season.

    The next two seasons will be an actual season 7 (10 episodes) plus the part of season 6 they moved to buy GRRM more time (5 episodes).

  141. Miss Stark,

    Not ONE of my friends watches GOT! Can you believe it? That’s why I come on here, nice to be able to chat about it with someone.

    I need to find a viewing party.

  142. I just finished re-watching the season. A couple loose threads I forgot about:

    1. What’s the secret the High Sparrow told Tommen and he told Cersei?

    I still think it’s about Lady Olenna conspiring to kill Joffrey. So maybe that means the Tyrells will all be taken down this episode.

    2. Who was Lady Olenna writing a letter to before she left King’s Landing/what has she been up to at home?

    Maybe she got a fighting force together and we’ll see them invading KL this episode in the midst of the trials/wildfire chaos.

    3. The last time we say the Brotherhood they said they were going North to help fight the war against the dead.

    Maybe they’ll show up in Winterfell or Castle Black this ep? Or will they be at the Twins to kill the Freys?

  143. George: IMO

    3 > 6 > 1 > 4 > 2 > 5

    Crazy how different people’s tastes are. 6 aside, 5 is my favorite and 3 is my least favorite.. At least the “worst” season in such a great series is still pretty damn awesome ?

  144. An hour to go and I have people exploding with excitement here. Does anyone know how to get the stains out of fabric?

  145. Arthur,

    Hahaha…I’m well, Arthur…sad to think this is the last episode of the season, but so excited to see what happens. How you doin’?

    Arthur:
    Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    Wait… With that username…. It’s a guy!?!I have been catfished!!!

    Spritey is a mystical creature from a far-off land…
    He visits us, on occasion, to bestow bags of dicks on those he finds irritating.

  146. Yn aderi, mori aot mazili se henkiri ilvi Biarui manaerili. ( But soon when it is all over, we shall come to you and celebrate together. ). Wiki dothraki.org.

  147. I am currently watching HBO, and they are replaying the season 6 episodes in order leading up to the finale. In between the episodes, HBO has a promo for the channel that is just the scene leading up to TOJ with the knight using a whetstone on his sword with #GameofThrones…HBO is getting me so hyped right now 🙂

  148. Arthur:
    Wait… With that username…. It’s a guy!?!I have been catfished!!!

    I’m imagining you watching The Crying Game. 🙂

    —-

    I’m interested in how they depict the completion of the ToJ scene in tonight’s ep. I’m surprised they have delayed “ToJ part deux” this long.

  149. Hey guys! So not sure if anyone cares but the description for the episode on my tv is

    tyrion counsels daenerys on the upcoming campaign; Jon and Sansa discuss their future; and trials begin in kings landing!!

    sorry I’m a newb to posting, hope I covered correctly!! Anyone else have an episode description?? So excited about tonight, although the ending of the season is always bittersweet!!

  150. rosiegamgee,

    If the stains are from people ‘sploding, I’d guess that means lots of blood.
    Cold water is good for that. 🙂

    It’s funny, while I usually enjoy trying to think of all the things that may happen in an episode, for this one, I’ve tried to not think about it too much. It started before last week’s episode. I’m really enjoying just sort of leaving myself open and taking whatever happens as it comes.

  151. Hodors Bastard: I’m imagining you watching The Crying Game.

    —-

    I’m really interested in how they depict the completion of the ToJ scene in tonight’s ep.I’m surprised they have delayed “part deux” this long. Odd.

    It’s the finale. The biggest stage of the season. Makes sense to do it now for maximum impact heading into the off season.

  152. I wonder if HBO gets as sad as we do after the finale heading into the long off season.

  153. Any single ladies in the CT area looking for a cool spot to watch GoT with attractive male company hit me up! Hah!

  154. Arthur:
    Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    I am just happy here, drinking and being stupid online (as you can see).

    Can’t wait for GoT season finale…I predict we get a ToJ cold opening!

    We’re opening in Winterfell I think. We have to after the BotB.

  155. Arthur: I am just happy here, drinking and being stupid online (as you can see).

    Sounds about perfect, to me!

    I like your prediction. Have they ever done more than one cold open in a season?

  156. LatrineDiggerBrian:
    Laura,

    Thanks. I think you’re just saying it though in hopes that I don’t come here after the show ranting like a lunatic :p.

    Haha no, not at all. You have every right to your valid criticisms and you shouldn’t be shouted down for having them. I haven’t agreed with a lot of what you had to say this season, but you’re no less of a fan because you didn’t slobber over every episode. I only wish the best for us all tonight!

  157. Because of tonight’s 70-minute @GameOfThrones season finale, @SiliconHBO and @VeepHBO will be available after 10:15pm and 10:45pm ET.

    HBO NOW says the finale is 70 minutes.

  158. I apologize in advance for the randomness of this inane comment but I’m doing some work while LOTR is playing in the background, and the thought of who would win in a battle between Aragorn and Arthur Dayne just dropped into my head.

    Any takers?

  159. Jack Bauer 24,

    Hell yeah they do!

    GoT is their biggest, BY FAR, free social media advertisement machine.

    Do they win critical acclaim for other stuff… Yes
    Do people watch some of their other 9pm slot Sunday shows… Yes

    But nowhere near the levels GoT pulls off.

    This is why I think B. Cogman should assemble a crew and bust down the HBO CEO door and be like “We are doing Robert’s Rebellion”…

  160. clouddragon:
    I see that the length of the episode has dropped from 69 to 68 – deleted scene?

    Yeah, they decided at the last minute that LSH just wasn’t going to work and they’re cutting her… again. 😉

  161. Jack Bauer 24: Makes sense to do it now for maximum impact heading into the off season.

    So…

    Shall the Song of Ice and Fire be revealed (and conveyed to those that matter) tonight?
  162. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    I like your prediction. Have they ever done more than one cold open in a season?

    I think there was only 3 ever… The sword being smelted, the Maggy the Frog one and The Hound… But who knows, I am just really excited to see how D&D visually play out the ToJ scene.

    Miguel is doing it, so even if the writing is a little off I think with his camera work no matter what this scene is going to produce goosebumps.

  163. Nymeria Warrior Queen:
    Arthur,

    Hahaha…I’m well, Arthur…sad to think this is the last episode of the season, but so excited to see what happens.How you doin’?

    Spritey is a mystical creature from a far-off land…
    He visits us, on occasion, to bestow bags of dicks on those he finds irritating.

    Having seen Spritey for a while, good to see that avatar again. Just don’t bestow your bag of dicks on me 😀

  164. I have seen a few folks worrying about GoT starting later than April next year. I don’t see it, unless they won’t care about the Emmys anymore.

  165. I think KL, Winterfell, Mereen, and the Twins will take a massive chunk of time tonight. Around 50 minutes. Throw in a Bran vision or two and that leaves less than 10 minutes for Dorne, Sam, Arya, BriPod, BwB/Hound, Night King and White Walkers, Eddie and the Wall.

  166. Arthur,

    I’m about as far away from CT as one could be, at least and still be in the continental US.

    Miss Stark,

    It’s a great place, and I’m happy you found it!

    As for Aragorn -vs- Dayne, Dayne would win, most definitely…both in terms of skills with a sword and the “dayum, he’s fine as hell” factor…not that Viggo’s any slouch, but still.

  167. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    I’m about as far away from CT as one could be, at least and still be in the continental US.

    Well when CA gets swallowed up by the ocean (as many scientists predict will happen), A fellow GoT fan like yourself can rest assure there will always be a spot at the dinner table with meat and mead for her… =)

  168. I’ve spent the last few hours watching the marathon. I have no idea how many times I’ve watched BotB all the way through this week but it might be the most in one week of the series for me and still love it. I hope we don’t get a ton of depressing cliffhangers again in this finale to dampen it.

  169. Chuck,

    In the same boat or friends who wait for a watchathon 🙁 I just started today and the posts are interesting. Fellow chatters seem nice.

  170. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    Thanks, someone speculating on white walkers has caused another to go.

    Am trying not to guess too much myself, this has been such a brilliant season I don’t want to feel disappointed.

  171. Arthur,

    You are far too kind, Ser, I’ll keep that in mind. On that note, should part of CA fall into the ocean, and I end up with ocean-front property, you pop over and enjoy some meat and mead on the beach. 🙂

    There was a cold-open for season 1, episode 1, now that I think about it (which I was too lazy to do, until you listed the others). I agree with you about Sapochnik. It seems like that man could film a bowl of oatmeal just sitting on a table, and somehow make it so it produced goosebumps (ok, a bit hyperbolic, but you get the idea).

  172. Less than 30 minutes! Gosh, I’m so pumped for this finale – Jon, Dany, Sansa, Tyrion, Bran, Benjen, Davos, wacko Cersei, maybe Ghost (please?). AND, I hope to see Arya. She hasn’t been in the preview or any of the episode pics. But a girl remains hopeful.

  173. At least we have one more thing after the finale. The final part of The Game Revealed. Should be fascinating going behind the scenes for these final two episodes.

  174. Clob,

    I’ve watched BotB almost every night since last Sunday! Haha! Phenomenal episode. I agree with everyone saying Sapochnik is a genius.

  175. I hope they still had a lot of money to play with for the finale. I want to see a wildfire spectacle and Dany leaving Essos to be grand.

  176. I’m watching the Battle of the Bastards again while I wait for the finale to begin. It’s my fifth viewing, and it gets better every damn time I watch it. A masterpiece!

    In particular, I’ve been marveling at some of the supremely beautiful shots that Miguel Sapochnik and his DP Fabian Wagner pulled off. I thought for sure that Wagner would have submitted the episode for Emmy consideration, as Sapochnik did. But he didn’t. He submitted the finale. That mostly likely means that “The Winds of Winter” is going to be even more visually stunning …

    All in all, Season 6 has been phenomenal. I’ve loved watching every minute of it, and I’ve loved discussing it with you all – the best fan community I could ever ask for. All of you are a big part of the reason I love this show so damn much.

    So thank you everyone, and cheers! Enjoy the finale! 🙂

  177. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    There was a cold-open for season 1, episode 1, now that I think about it (which I was too lazy to do, until you listed the others).

    Oh yeah! Good point.

    Just watched Bastardbowl again… Best medieval battle ever! Heh!

  178. Do you guys want a feel good ending this season like Dany/Mhysa and Arya/The Children or a more shocking ending like Jon/Mother’s Mercy?

  179. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve never known of a television show where I start to get butterflies before episodes.

    My butterflies just started flitting about. I. Can’t. Wait.

    Only 15 more minutes.
    I wish I could share my season finale wacky tabacky with those of you who indulge!

  180. Jared,

    I know what you mean. The re-watch (x5 also! hehehe) made me notice a lot more those beautiful shots as well as the subtle, nuanced acting of the cast.

  181. Sam,

    70 minutes? You mean, we’re getting an extra minute? Wooooo! ?

    I don’t know what the exact average of minutes are per GoT episode but I would guesstimate around 53mins.

    So if you put that in perspective we are getting about 17 extra minutes, which is a really good thing!

  182. cuddly crow,

    Welcome to the Wall!!! 🙂

    newbietothegame,

    Spritey would not enjoy the things I would make him suffer were he to ever present you with a bag o’ dicks.

    Just in case I’m too busy bouncing off the walls to say this in a few minutes…

    Thanks, all of you, for all the fun, this season.
    I hope to see many of you during the off-season.
    Enjoy the episode, and see you on the flip-side.

    ps – Don’t forget to pee before the episode begins!

  183. Caroline,

    That was answered in the subsequent scene. Tommen told Cersei that the High Sparrow planned to have Margaery do the walk of atonement. Cersei brings that information to Lady Olenna, who then decides to work with Jaime and Cersei to get rid of the Faithful. This was never a mystery.

  184. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    I feel sick. I get you 100%. Devastated that we have to endure a year long wait for the next season but also relieved that my anxiety will lesson ha!

    GoT will knock it out the park, bookmark me.

  185. Chuck,

    Well, since Aragorn, at the time of the Lord of the Rings, was around 90 years young, there’s a good chance he might be an exceptional swordsman. I don’t remember Tolkien being too specific on the matter.

    Dayne, of course, is supposedly the best of the best, so i’d give the edge to Dayne, but would only give 3:2 odds. I don’t think it’s a given that he’d best Aragorn.

  186. Sam,

    Yey!!! ? It was initially listed at 69 minutes, so even that added minute will be so valued and appreciated.

    Hell yeah! One less minute to wait for next year as well!!!

  187. Dee Stark,

    I was about to make the analogy of how it felt the same as when my team was about to take the court in the Final Four. 🙂

  188. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    Hell yes! It’s not game of thrones without wacky stuff and the munchies to boot! Enjoy the show to one and all. It has been a great season and I very much look forward to the off season shoot spoilers/ pictures!

  189. Less than 10 minutes before finale time!!

    Been a blast sharing this season with you fine folk here. May the long night feel not so long, with great discussions this off season. Cheers!

  190. Alright Thorners!

    If you get goosebumps, butterflies, frogs in your throat or tears of excitement/sadness in your eyes…. You know this was a great episode!

    Talk to ya later!

  191. Alright, about to pour myself a cocktail and settle in. Cheers to everyone – hope it’s amazing!

  192. So very hard to believe this is the S6 finale already. Enjoy, everyone! Wine glass filled and ready…bottle within reach…

  193. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

    Exactly. There’s no one else at the moment for Euron to play against. I guess there’s those couple of guys we saw at the Kingsmoot but I doubt they’ll be anymore than mere henchmen, if they appear again at all. Which is why I think Aeron will stick around. And if he does, might as well expand on his role a little, at least I hope so. Unless the Euron arc is concluded in the finale. I don’t think so, but it’s a possibility.

  194. Here we are then, another finale followed by another long wait.

    I’m expecting lots of deaths and lots of surprises.

    See you all on the other side!

  195. Does anyone know what happened to lord Karstark? He was commanding the cavalry, Is He dead?

  196. HeHeldThatDoor,

    I’ve been meaning to tell you I love your SN!

    It’s so beautiful reading everyone’s excitement and sense of camaraderie!!!

    Here we gooooooooooooooooooooo…

  197. Hey, Maisie gets her own title card!

    No Gwendoline Christie. I guess we’ve seen the last of Brienne this season.

  198. What did one storm cloud say to another storm cloud?

    “My rain has just begun.”

  199. Poor Loras looks like Hell. OMG … and did anybody think that little kid was going to knife Pycelle. Now Loras is bad-mouthing Renly. He’s been completely worn down, he would have never talked against Renly.

  200. Well the FM just acquired a bad ass knight in Loras. He lives to fight at least 1 more day it seems

  201. So Cersei is sparing Grand Maester Pycelle? If so, wicked cool and great news for Julian Glover fans.

    Or he could be dead in a minute.

    Yep, thought so. R.I.P. Maester Pycelle.

  202. Wow! That was something totally new for thrones! That music, that long extended scene. Wow! Strong start! Really sad about Margaery though, was hoping she’d make it.

  203. I’m doing something I’ve never done before and posting right in the middle of an episode. Not really a spoiler but:

    Did Ramen Djawadi score this episode? Because I can’t believe what my ears are hearing and how fucking awful it is. How off it is tonally and ridiculoud. WHAT THE FUCK?
  204. Che,

    And just when you thought that Cersei couldn’t be any more despicable….how many are still rooting for her now?

  205. How has the Citadel not heard about Mormont’s death? The show keeps saying one season = one year, so that happened like three years ago. Other people knew about Jon being LC; surely that news would have reached them.

  206. Now I believe that Jaime will kill her. Up until the moment Tommen jumped I had no fear for Cersei dying by Jaime’s hand. Yes, he will be furious at her.

  207. I feel for the sheer volume of Curtain Calls needed this coming week….it may take until next season.

  208. Pigeon:
    I feel for the sheer volume of Curtain Calls needed this coming week….it may take until next season.

    One way to free up the wage budget….

  209. Dany now has Tyrion, QoT, Dorne, Varys, Unsullied, Greyjoy’s, Second Sons, and 3 fucking dragons on her team. She’s going to be difficult to defeat

  210. Ooo who will dany marry? Let’s hope she’s not like her father or uncles or I think she’ll go after her nephew or step brother!

  211. Apollo:
    Is it just me or is this episode really dull?

    I’m digging it, but I’ve always liked the ones like this that stress intrigue and character development.

  212. I need to rewatch the ToJ scene and the KIT IN THE NORTH scene because HYPE!

    And looks like Cersei was crowned haha.

  213. THE KING IN THE NORTH! THE WHITE WOLF!

    I’LL HAVE PEACE ON THOSE TERMS!

    EVEN THEIR GODS ARE WRONG!

    RENLY IS NOT RIGHT!

  214. TOJ.

    I’m not ashamed to say I teared up. A grown man, and I teared up like a little boy.

    Loved it, great episode.

  215. Fuck ye fuck ye the king in the north, the queen of the seven kingdoms Cersei and the mother of dragons. Fucking best final ever. Still miss Ser jorah from this but the lady of bear island makes up for him. FUCK YE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  216. We still need the R to be CONFIRMED for casuals.

    Bran knows the promise I think. He will reveal it at the right time.

    Bye, bye Littlefinger’s wardenship! Sansa needs to shank him.

    Is the Vale siding with the North? Are they also independent?

  217. Just like… ohmygod so much things happened.

    Way too fast for my liking though.

    I wanted the whole city burned ! :’v

  218. OMG!

    – The King in the North! (I cried, I have to admit)
    – The Dragon Queen is coming, b*tches!
    – Baby Jon!
    – Frey Pie!
    – BOOOOM!
    – have to add: Maisie with her very own single billing

    So, who’s the daddy? That will be the off-season-long question now. Oh dear.

    BEST SEASON FINALE SO FAR FOR ME!!!!

  219. Oh my fuckn gawd!!!!! Oh – best episode of the season, best season of the series!!! Oh I can’t even begin to process all of this but it played better than my wildest dreams!!!! Yes!

  220. Lol, what is this, the Cerseinator? I think Jaime may finally be done with this.

    I’m all for girl power, but then c’mon – Margaery was the best! Whyyyyyyyy??????

    Arya. I love you.

    Gonna go walk around the earth a few times.

  221. Tower of Joy scene made me tear up a bit. Also, wtf did she say to Ned?!?! Why prevent us from hearing that?

  222. This calls for a double post

    WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW flawless from start to finish my sister and I are freaking out

  223. Hand of the Queen – who did not cry, Best final shot, ships dragons and the true Queen go DANY!!!!

  224. Catspaw Assassin:
    Like LF, Jaime can travel at light speed when the plot calls for it.

    Check, Varys borrowed Dr Who’s TARDIS and made it from Dorne to Danny’s ship in two shakes of a Lamb’s tail!!!

  225. Foot in mouth I was way off about the queen in the north but ILL FUCKING TAKING KING IN THE NORTH OMG I CRIED

  226. just sitting here stunned!!!!! Unbelievable episode ~ that director needs to direct every single remaining episode of this series.

  227. So good!!!

    Best part is that when they come back next season, there won’t be any more wasting time, hanging around, the way they had to this season. Oh gosh can’t wait!

  228. Holy shit. Just holy shit.

    Processing this….

    Guess that a legal claim no longer applies for Kingship in Westeros. Be it either King in the North or King on the Iron Throne. Might over right indeed.

    What happens if Bran comes back? His claim is better than Jon’s anyway. If Jon finds out next season, he even isn’t Ned Starks bastard, he comes behind both Bran, Sansa and Arya.

  229. If you had your volume up you could hear Lyanna whisper “Robert will hunt him down” #confirmed

  230. I was hoping Cersei would cut her arm on the iron throne as she sat down and gazed at Jaime….

    Arya and her revenge pies!
    “Promise me, Ned.” I wept.
    The piano track at the beginning was stunning.

    Wow. Great finale but I still am concerned about the vast complications with the Dothraki migration. Hmmmm…

  231. Jon, watch your back! Littlefinger is enemy #1 right now.

    And I do believe Tyrion is in love.

  232. Why would they bury the biggest reveal of the entire series 15 minutes before the end of the episode?! It should have been ToJ baby – cut to Jon – end episode.

  233. How does Varys get from Dorne to meet with Olenna and Ellaria, and find his way on Danaerys’ flagship all the way a few hours out of Meereen? I know.. the showrunners have to pull a “Lucas” and say they sailed by Sunspear and picked him up. Also, they never explicitly told us who Jon’s real father is, but they make it clear who his mother is, and who’s Jon’s father is truly not. And they still cover her whisper so we cannot hear it all. Great Job D&D.

  234. THAT
    WAS
    THE
    BEST
    EPISODE
    EVAH!

    KING OF THE NORTH!
    ARYA!
    R+L=J!
    QUEEN CERSEI!
    TYRION = HAND OF THE QUEEN, MOTHER OF DRAGONS!
    KABOOM IN THE SEPT!
    SO, SO, MUCH!

    OK I’ll stop yelling at the screen now 🙂

    Now the long wait to next season…..
    *twiddles thumbs*

  235. Can they please give Lady Mormont her own spin off show. She’s been the best thing about Season 6.

  236. That was the most bloody fantastic corker of a finale I could ever have asked for! Fantastic!

  237. Catspaw Assassin:
    Like LF, Jaime can travel at light speed when the plot calls for it.

    People still just can’t get over the fact that everything isn’t happening in one hour. A day, days, a week or more can happen without being seen. Daenerys’ readiness to leave Meereen, the gathering of the Houses at Winterfell, etc., they all take time and not chronological.

  238. Lot of really good stuff. Arguably too much, and some of this could’ve happened earlier in the season. Doesn’t change how great this one was though. Most of it was kinda expected, but seeing it was amazing. The two things I didn’t really expect was the sheer scope of Cersei’s revenge and that Cersei would proclaim herself Queen in her own right. So good.

  239. I thought it was a terrific episode. 5/5

    Two minor gripes: Jamie making it from the Twins to King’s Landing in a single bound; and Varys’ teleportation from Dorne to Meereen. Ah, well.

    Two thoughts for next season:

    1. There can be little doubt that Danny’s landing party is going to Dorne.

    2. Can Cersei avoid being murdered by Jaime within the first two episodes of next season?

  240. It seems we were all wrong about the crown. Jaime looks like he is about to go full kingslayer mode.

    Never thought I’d like a sand-snakes scene, but Olenna Tyrell managed liven that up.

    I hate that Sansa is still undecided. She looks happy at Jon, but then sad when facing LF.

    Sam got a library!! And what a library it was! I was so happy for him.

    For the first time I felt pity for Tommen, and was actually sad when he jumped.

    Glad that the Wall did not come down. Also glad to see Bronn and Jaime surviving the Twins. Would love to see their reaction when the news of Walder’s death reaches them.

    Hoping to see some Euron/Cersei conflict next season, before we get Euron/Dany.

    Loved Tyrion getting new job and well-deserved appreciation. Fucking Finally!

  241. That was incredible. Just incredible. Best season finale yet.

    Still shocked at the body count. (Margaery, Loras, the High Sparrow, Mace & Kevan; Pycelle; Walder Frey; Septa Unella; Lancel Lannister; and Tommen. Wow.)

    Still amazed at the ending… Dany rides for Westeros with Dorne, the Tyrells and the Greyjoys behind her.

    And did you catch that reference to someone Dany will need to marry? I think a new King in the North is suddenly available…

  242. I blinked a few times and probably missed some things. For one, did Loras meet his many-faced maker or did he get away?

  243. Amazing I cried. Amazing did I say amazing

    Brief comments:

    The look between Sansa and Baelish – all may not be well in the North

    The look between Jamie and Queen Cersei – now we know who the crown was for

    The slap-down Olenna gave the Sand Snakes – been waiting two seasons for someone to do that.

    Keeping the mystery of Jon’s father for another year.

    Magic at the wall – will Bran’s passing through allow the WW through – those who thought an empty door were do were wrong.

    Is Mel gone forever – she’s on the road south – Thoros and Beric and Sandor are on the road north – so are Brienne and Pod

  244. Dee Stark,

    I cried, too. It’s been a long time since a Stark was named KITN.

    Great finale in every way. Cersei on the throne in the end is probably the most terrifying moment in this entire show. Poor Tommen! Sad, too, that beautiful Daario gets left behind. And cheers again for Lyanna Mormont, my hero. And we got Frey pies!

    Now the long wait until next season…

  245. OMG I’m still crying… WHAT A SPECTACULAR SHOW WE WATCH PEOPLE!
    THE KING IN THE NORTH

  246. Super-pleased that LF did not reveal or hint to have any knowledge of R+L=J. In my mind that is a sacred knowledge that LF does not deserve.

  247. Clob: People still just can’t get over the fact that everything isn’t happening in one hour

    LOL! It seems particular to this fandom.We learned all about bridging time in first year film school.

  248. Little she-bear straight shooting all the lords in the room. The only thing they could do is bend the knee.

  249. And with this ending I really think KL was the best thing of the season with the North as a close second.

    Even Dany and Dorne were ok today, that’s new. Only strange that Olenna doesn’t really seem to sad after her family being massacred. She was even making her snarks.

  250. aabe:
    I hate that Sansa is still undecided. She looks happy at Jon, but then sad when facing LF.

    I think you misinterpreted that scene. That wasn’t Sansa looking sad. That was Sansa looking suspicious.

    King in the North Jon Snow does not work for Littlefinger’s master plan, you see…

  251. Anyone remember when Varys was on the ship in the very last scene??? Come onnnnnnnnn!!!! Huge continuity mistake! Ruined that whole scene for me lol

  252. Easily my favorite season finale. Actually topped S4, which I didn’t think was possible. So much goodness, from the opening KL sequence and that insistent nerve wracking piano piece. Sam and Gilly visiting the Citadel, which I didn’t think we’d see. Arya and Frey pie!

    And, lord, that cut from Baby Jon to Adult Jon. Think I probably about lost it right there.

    Still processing, but that’s what I come up with now.

  253. Amazing episode from start to finish! Best finale ever imo. Frey Pies y’all!! Woot. I knew she was Arya from the first shot of her. I completely lost my shit when she ripped off the face. So many satisfying moments, although I will miss Margery. I guess Danny will be the younger queen from the prophecy. Everything I wanted to see, except the wall coming down. But I will take everything we got. So amazing. Now to watch it again!

  254. Varys wtf?

    I thought LF had a teleportation device…

    There goes the Varys = Daenarys theory….

  255. That was so intense and amazing. I loved every second of it. Even the smaller moments, like Sam marveling at The Citadel were so…triumphant.

    Once again, Lyanna Mormont is THE boss ass little bitch. Loved her so much.

  256. Mark:
    If you had your volume up you could hear Lyanna whisper “Robert will hunt him down” #confirmed

    I found it really interesting they whispered it, but obviously intended the audience to hear part of the whisper, the part you quoted, but not the rest of it. Who knows, maybe we’ll get to see, as in have more scenes from the past regarding Jon’s parents, next season!

  257. What a fantastic episode…wow…I need to re-watch, there was just so much to digest. Is it just me or was Cersei, combined with that outfit standing in front of the throne, giving off a Maleficent vibe? Lol. My onlyyyyy complaints…kinda disappointed that there were no WW scenes. I know next season will probably be chock-full of them, but I figured we would get something at least, considering we haven’t seen them since episode 5. But, I like than Benjen dropped the bit about the Wall having magic built in…should be a nice set up for next season. Other than that… and this is purely my own fault because of how I’ve been imagining her all these years…I didn’t care for the woman they cast as Lyanna. But I am so excited that R+L=J is finally, officially, confirmed!

    Oh and after that bit with Cersei, especially after being crowned? I am now totally Team Daenerys, and can’t wait for her to finally reach Westeros. As much as I wanna see Jamie take her out, I wouldn’t mind a little Dracarys pointed in Cersei’s direction.

  258. So much greatness. And a few nitpicks ;). Need to absorb. Deep breath.

    Oh, and Lyanna Mormont is perfect.

  259. Nothing goes better than Frey humble pie than a slice of life! Kudos to Arya & Walder reunion. Too bad we did not get an update on BwoB and Sandor and Brienne. And Jaime is not the King? Too bad Cersei seized it for herself. She really should marry him since who can oppose her will? Of course Jaime rode a pegasus from the Riverlands to still see the Sept smoldering (figure it would have burnt out in under a day). What happened to Unella with Gregor? Why did Gregor abandon Tommen and allow him to jump out the window? Shouldn’t Cersei have gotten to her son immediately in the Red Keep while Gregor stood watch and let him in on the secret before he decided to fly like Romeo? Was Cersei gambling that she knew Tommen would commit suicide if Margaery died? And the High Sparrow? Did Tommen believe his mother was dead too? Major plot hole if Cersei wanted to keep Tommen safe and not allow the prophecy to come true by forbidding him to go to the Sept in the first place! Rushed rushed rushed storylines.
    So Dany is Queen. Yara is Queen of the Iron Islands. Ellaria is Queen-princess of Dorne. Olenna is all that is left of the bloodline of Tyrell and cannot conceive any more children so when she dies, who takes up the legacy? No grandson (who wasn’t about to make any babies anyway) or grand-daughter, along with the end of her son-in-law. Too bad Sansa is not Queen of the North. That would a been a War of 4 Queens. Oh well.

  260. Littlefinger promised Cersei the head of Sansa. He’s going to betray her. Worried about Sansa now.

    But we’re really getting into the final innings now. Dragons in Westeros! King in the North! Cersei on the Iron Throne! King in the North! White Walkers approaching the Wall! King in the North! Sam in Oldtown to learn something important! King in the North! Arya the most badass assassin of all time on the loose in Westeros! King in the North! The King in the North! The King in the North!

  261. GOD DAMNIT, THAT VARYS THING IS GOING TO RUIN EVERYTHING, ITS ALL PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT

  262. Best episode. King in the North, Daeny sailing to Westeros., Queen Cersei, Arya and Walder Frey and R+L=J confirmed. Well at least Lyanna is his mom but it should be confirmed that his dad is Rhaegar.

  263. wow! So much to take in at the end. How in the hell does Cersei just crown herself? Not an ounce of grief over Tommen? Speaking of which, his death was too anticlimatic. He needed his mother to come and tell him everything would be ok and all the other typical “We be the lions” stuff. Then have him look longingly at the sept and his bed….

    And Lady Mormont remains the one with the biggest balls in the North! She makes the Lords look like punks. Loved how Sansa’s face fell when she said “I only know one king and it’s a Stark. Who cares if he’s a bastard. He has Ned Stark’s blood in his veins”. And after that exchange between her and LF, is it now the Dance of the Wolves?

    Losing her entire family hasn’t slowed QoT down one bit and thoroughly enjoyed her shutting the Sand Snakes up. So what happens to House Tyrell now? Is anyone left at the castle? I’ll miss Marg. I really thought she’d make it.

    And yeah, Dany has quite the team. As for Varys, while I’ve never complained about the jetpack travel times, come on, D&D. Varys can’t be in Dorne and in Mereen. Please pay more attention.

    Can’t wait for next Spring!!!!!

  264. Oh yeah

    Lyanna Mormont is awesome

    Love the relationship between Jon and the Mormonts, all the way through

  265. Reema:
    Ok, where the heck is Shae?? Just visiting set?

    It turns out that they did indeed troll the fans with that one… or it was cut. Wow, did we have a lot of discussion about her appearance during filming. How many shows do this!? 🙂

  266. I think Sansa looked worried at the end. She knows how dangerous Littlefinger can be to get what he wants.

  267. Ok I’m a little buzzed, and it’s only been 20 minutes or so since the episode finished…but I have to say I think this was one of the best episodes of GOT I’ve seen. Aside from the TOJ scene, which as a book reader I found to be extremely moving and gratifying….I think the episode was excellent. A lot of things happened….the pace was good (maybe a tad slow in the beginning but clearly picked up quickly). The cinematography, the score….all top notch.

    Maybe I’m just letting the cab sauv speak for me, but this was damn good.

  268. Baelish Airlines strikes yet again. Varys simultaneously in two places!!!!!! LOL.

    Otherwise, well paced episode. Though most of the deaths did not have that much an emotional impact for me. Perhaps I just did not care for anybody.

    Jon’s claimanship is getting so confusing now. So he can legitimately claim both the North and Iron Throne?

    And I am thinking they will kill either Sansa or Arya next season?

  269. Great last 2 episodes
    It always used to be somewhat
    dissatisfying when they left out major characters in the final episode…
    Winds of Winter pretty much touches on everyone who is a major player in the show … Kudos to the director and producers

  270. Pigeon:
    Lol, what is this, the Cerseinator? I think Jaime may finally be done with this.

    Yep, that’s the impression I got, Jaime’s look at the end is kinda “I’m done with you, you killed our son.”

    Ceisei better watch her back!

  271. It’s time for the cheese boy to become the true heir of Tyrells… Does LF’s presence at WF mean that he will try to contact the Walkers? I never paid attention to this theory but now…

  272. Can anyone explain how Arya got a face? I thought the faces were in the house of black and white. Isn’t that where they prep the bodies, etc?

  273. Daario Speedwagon:
    Anyone remember when Varys was on the ship in the very last scene??? Come onnnnnnnnn!!!! Huge continuity mistake! Ruined that whole scene for me lol

    Could be weeks later, Brooke Shields.

  274. One other thing: Tommen’s death. So beautifully executed with a single take. No music. No cuts. Just incredible.

  275. Darkrobin: I cried, too. It’s been a long time since a Stark was named KITN.

    I cried a bit when Dany made Tyrion the Hand of the Queen. So awesome.

  276. Nicole,

    exactly…I mean a lot of people out there will still think she will betray Jon and maybe D&D want people to think that. But I tend to agree with you….she is on his side…and of course this is GOT so a lot of shite can happen and I don’t think the starks will necessarily have a happy ending. But Jon and Sansa are allies at this point.

  277. Mad Princess: Why would they bury the biggest reveal of the entire series 15 minutes before the end of the episode?

    Because it probably isn’t the “biggest reveal”… 🙂

  278. Flayed Potatoes,

    At this point the Vale could either declare independence or align with the North or with Dany… Kings Landing is basically just the Lannisters at this point. The Reach has aligned with Dany and the Riverlands were useless even before the recent Frey power vacuum.

    My guess is next year LF will try to put the moves on Dany, but one assumes she will have been amply warned about him.

  279. Jpwf,

    When I arrived at college my freshman year, I went on a tour of campus. We were taken up to the stacks of the old library, and oh….. they didn’t have chains on them, but the same type of leather bound old books, row upon row upon row – I brushed my hands along the rows like Sam did. I know hes in heaven, coz I was sure I was!

  280. That was by far the best episode this season. It felt rushed script wise, but there was so much packed in to the 68 minuets that it couldn’t help it. Even with that small critique, this episode, IMO, set up the end game perfectly. Really, really over the top good. I’m going to have to watch it 12 more times.

    – R+L=J confirmed!!!
    – Cersie is the new mad king.
    – Kit in the north! Little finger must be plotting his demise. Can’t wait to see how that plays out.
    – Didn’t like arya. It felt like she time traveled. Nice to see Walder die though.
    – Dani is on her way. While I felt the writing was still weak for her scenes, Tyrion getting pinned made me tear up. I get the feeling that someone acknowledging him, let alone in that capacity, made him tear up too.
    – There’s magic in the wall!!!!!! I’m holding out hope that there’d an ice dragon in there as well.

    So much to digest. Now the long wait begins.

  281. Definitely the best season finale ever … love every scene. Littlefinger dreaming to become King next to Sansa … Jon stole that dream from him. He isn’t happy.
    And Arya killing Walder Frey was a dream come true … Never expected to watch the Frey pie. But she looked crazy …. I almost cry when Jon was proclaimed King in the North. He was very cute watching his sister …
    Cersei is doomed … I don’t know how does she plan to survive, everyone is against her… She will burn the Red Keep, unless Jaime kills her first …
    Danny leaving Daario behind and talking about marriage … I only see Jon as an option now.
    It really looks like the show is very close to an end …

  282. I practically fell off my couch when they cut from baby Jon face to Kit Jon face. I’m still pinging off the walls. I LOVED THIS EPISODE.

  283. Sansa better kill Littlefinger and not lie to Jon! I can’t handle this again!

    I hope Arya and Bran get back to Winterfell.

  284. Well, wow! So much to process can’t even really gather my thoughts now except for a few quick hits:

    * So Cersei is just completely bat***t crazy now and Jamie knows it. This will not end well.

    * The first 15 minutes was absolutely riveting.

    * I think they rushed the tower of joy reveal and a lot of people are going to whine about it but, really, it’s not like it was much of a secret anymore.

    * I know the show winks at the travel times but I think it was a bit much to show Varys on the ship with Dany and Tyrion. How the hell did he get there? Did Drogon pick him up? And it deprived us of seeing Dany meet him for the first time.

    * I think that final look from Sansa as Jon is proclaimed KITN is going to set the Sansa haters off yet again. Ugh.

    * Lyanna Mormont is a boss!

    * Frey pies!

    * Lady Ollena telling the sand snakes to shut up was so satisfying!

    Great episode! Can’t wait for next season now!

  285. I’ll withhold my thoughts from the episode, but I will mention one thing that shocks me about this board. In watching this episode after spending a lot of time on this board during the week (more than usual), it’s painfully obvious to me that nearly every single person that I communicated with here had read the leaked spoilers for this episode. Thank God I’m too dumb to notice, but on numerous different occasions, people either indirectly alluded to the spoilers (for instance by saying there were hints Ramen’s last musical piece was to Dany’s ships headed to Westeros) or by people vehemently arguing over points that were not obvious but that they knew to be true from the spoilers (i.e. that Euron wouldn’t be showing up and his speech on 1000 ships was pointless).

    I just don’t understand it, why do you guys want to know what happens ahead of time? And then why do you read ahead, pretend like you didn’t, and then argue like you’re making some great prediction? It’s a perfect example of why you wouldn’t understand why I’ve been unhappy with this season. I like to not know what’s going to happen and I like to be surprised. This season was extremely predictable, had very little tension, and was anti-climactic. It was a love letter to the newly acquired mass audience.

    Towards the end of this season, I could care less about spoilers, but when I first started watching the show, I was able to withhold from reading any spoilers from the books and it made the big moments 10x better. How could you really love watching this show when you know most of what’s going to happen ahead of time?

    There are a lot of great posters on this board, but I will say there are also a lot of either very young children who aren’t emotionally ready for this material, or people who jumped on the bandwagon just because all their friends did and they react to GoT like it’s a Disney production. Unfortunately, it appears the latter two groups of people have directly influenced the writing of the show and hence why we end up with a season that is more akin to a Hollywood production than something based on material by George R. R. Martin.

  286. Outstanding episode, especially the scenes in King’s Landing, as somebody who has in the past compared GoT unfavorably to Wolf Hall and the Hollow Crown I can say without reservations that those scenes stand at ease in that company.

    As for the music, I really enjoyed it, it put me in mind of sections of David Lang’s musical composition for the Ballet “Amelia” By Edouard Lock’s LaLaLaHumanSteps

  287. dothrakian raven,

    I think there is a decent chance that at the very end of the series after the WWs have been defeated and there is a new/final king/queen of the seven kingdoms… LF will find himself back as the Master of Coin… the position he had at the very beginning.

  288. Dance of the Wolves sounds like it’s in the making

    Reckon Sansa will go South with Vale Army and crown herself Queen in the RL

    They mentioned there were two other Houses that rebelled in the RL, perhaps she’ll go to them

    Showrunners may be hedging their bets, though for book Sansa who always looked down on Jon I can imagine such a scene would be quite grating

  289. There was no reason to kill of Maester Pycelle by assassination with little children. How do you turn children spies into blood thirsty murderers? A bit of a stretch. And why would Lancel go off on his own, without any backup? Why would he even LEAVE the SEPT when he is the PRIMARY WITNESS for the Prosecution???? The showrunners could have left Pycelle make it to the Sept and have Lancel chomping at the bit wanting to divulge evidence of Cersei’s sins to the trial of 7. Unneeded drama and added OMG something is wrong spider sense of Margaery for suspense. Cheese.

  290. Wow what an episode. I don’t know what people are saying, Ramin’s score was amazing during King’s Landing scenes!

    Only things that bugged me were Vary and Arya’s jetpacks…unless the timelines aren’t all synced up.

  291. Well, that escalated quickly…
    When it rains it pours…

    1. Impressive fast travelling!
    2. The Dothraki: born sailors.
    3. Jon & Daenerys not twins after all.
    4. Someone URGENTLY use sound enhancing apps to turn up the volume on Lyanna Stark’s whispers!
    5. Wall not breached by the Army of the Dead… 🙁
    I was so sure this would be the season’s last scene, after Bran passing through, of course…
    6. “Westward ho the Dragons” was the second candidate for a final scene.

    Epic. Just epic

  292. The only thing missing was Ghost, he should have been there when Jon was declared King.We got the dragons, we should have got Ghost who we haveb’t seen since Jon’s ressurection. Jon was literally called The White Wolf and there was no white direwolf in the room lol

  293. That was an intense 70 minutes…holy shit!

    First, loved all the KL stuff. Dammit! I was so hoping Marg would live. Natalie Dormer is amazing and Marg was such a great foil for Cersei.
    Lancel realizing what is happening…shitballs. The whole sequence was so crazy good.
    Oh Tommen. That was sad as hell and Cersei seemed so disconnected. She has officially met the deep-end.

    Dorne actually had me happy seeing Olenna there, all in black. She is vengeance hungry and Varys! Nice. Love the QoT putting the Sand Snakes in their place. HA. Beautiful.

    Actually really relieved that Arya got the Walder Frey kill. Really thought it would be Jaime’s doing but LOVED the Frey Pie and loved her slicing his throat, like they did to Catelyn. Perhaps my favorite moment, since it was 3 seasons in the making.

    The Jon/Sansa stuff was a bit of a relief. Didn’t explain much but at least they addressed it. She is on his side but that little look between her and Littlefinger at the end? Oh shit. Things aren’t done between those two. She is onto him but he can still plant that doubt in her.

    Davos broke my heart. Completely. I know Kit and Emilia and Peter and Lena get most of the love but Liam Cunningham is just brilliant. His voice cracking, the look on his face. Heart destroyed!

    The ToJ reveal was expected and well done but I have to know, what is the ethnicity of the actress playing Lyanna? First off, beautiful girl but she looked like one of the Sand Snakes with her olive complexion and definitely didn’t have an English accent. Will have to watch again because there were moments, with her brief dialogue, that I didn’t understand her very well. Still don’t get the implications of it, other than Jon being half Targ so I guess he has a claim to the throne should Dany get it back.

    The Citadel was breathtaking. Sam is in all his glory!

    The ending with Cersei…amazing! Jaime’s look of absolute disdain was fantastic.
    While the Dany stuff is always where I find myself being most critical, Yara and Theon on the ship…awesome. But my God, people lap at Dany’s balls like their made of sugar. I guess she truly is the Messiah of the show. Still, her stuff this year has been my favorite Dany in 6 seasons, so that helps.

    Little Lyanna is boss. I wish we had more from Manderley but there is always next season, I hope!

    Missed Sandor but I hope the BwB are back in full force in season 7. A satisfying end to a really solid season.

  294. The roller coaster I go through with Cersei! Mostly I hate her, in varying degrees, but up against the HS, I pitied her in the end (even though it was her own making) and as he was such a douche, I wanted her to crush him… Now… I think I hate her more than any character that has been on this show! I cannot wait for Dany to arrive and kick her arsey of that throne! Wow. She is so so evil! After blowing up the sept and assuming the throne when she has no claim to it, isn’t anyone going to say, “Wait a minute….” I find it all a bit crazy.

    So much going on this episode. It was very epic and I feel we got a lot of things I wanted. I feel much much happier at the end of this season compared to last 🙂

    I’m not surprised they didn’t give us full TOJ reveal, but even so, as she started whispering to Ned I cursed the screen! If and how it will be revealed next season will be interesting.

    Very satisfying to see the north rally for Jon and I loved his and Sansa’s scene. I feel her conflict, but I interpret that last look as a “screw tou Baelish”, rather than her doubting that she wants to follow Jon. I hope so anyway.

    Lyanna Mormont, wow! I love so much how the show gave such a pivotal role to a little girl. That is just so awesome!

    All in all, amazing and looking forward to seeing it again later.

  295. I loved the KL payoff. It was a pain getting there but Queen Cirsei has outplayed them all. Dany vs Cirsei S7 – get hyped!

  296. Mag:
    Littlefinger dreaming to become King next to Sansa … Jon stole that dream from him. He isn’t happy.
    And Arya killing Walder Frey was a dream come true … Never expected to watch the Frey pie. But she looked crazy …. I almost cry when Jon was proclaimed King in the North. He was very cute watching his sister …

    Who knows, maybe Sansa will indeed sit next to a King., just not him. 🙂
    Arya presenting the Frey pie and killing Walder Frey – dream come true for me, too.
    I cried when they shouted KitN!

  297. HeHeldThatDoor,

    Arya killing Walder scene was just about as I envisioned (actually thought it would be in his bedroom if private though). That is to say that I loved it! As I discussed over the week, she has learned the skills of the FM and would use that to get justice for her family.

  298. Adam:
    Can we have Miguel Sapochnik please direct everything ever? PLEASE.

    THIS.

    Incredible. I bawled like a baby during Tower of Joy. The transition scene from baby to adult jon was beautiful.

    KING IN THE NORTH! Fuck yeah!

  299. Quite interestingly, Bran did not tell Benjen that he was also been marked and hence cannot pass the wall.

  300. Anyone notice that the show made a point that Ned still had Arthur Dayne’s sword? They even made a point to show the rising sun on the pommel as he went to see his sister.

    That has to tie into Jon and the upcoming battle.

  301. ash:
    Atish Vaze,

    WTF? I was crying tears of joy for her!

    I actually teared up when I saw Maisie’s name appeared in the opening credits. I’m like, is she going to complete the Red Wedding revenge? Yessss!

  302. Lord of Coffee,

    I think that final look from Sansa as Jon is proclaimed KITN is going to set the Sansa haters off yet again. Ugh

    I’m not a Sansa hater but I look forward to some tension between Jon – Sansa – Baelish. I don’t expect the North storyline to be all kumbaya. Tension will make it much more interesting. If I were Sansa, I might be a little pissed that my bastard brother was just named KiTN. and with LF whispering in her year. That would make more a most interesting storyline.

  303. Sansa Stark was the key of the north in the earlier seasons only when she was shipped around, one man to another and forced to get married, but when she is finally free to be Queen by herself she gets the title snatched right under her nose? Okay…

    Not that I’m mad, It makes sense for Jon to be King, but It’s still a little disappointing.

    I wonder if this means the northerners in the books will find out about Robb’s will. It’ll at least look better for Sansa, because Lyanna declaring Jon KiTN right in front of Sansa was seriously rude, lol…

  304. Clob,

    Varys said he was going to come back … and I watch the Sunspear flag first … I knew he was going to appear.

  305. Bryan,

    Arya missed an episode, also time did pass, obviously, wish they would fookin tell us! Also the varys thing was hilarious tbh

  306. Lol that baby was a pretty brilliant actor, nailed the Kit Harrington brooding Jon Snow look

  307. Cersei on the Iron Throne. Just fuck Westeros up some more. White Walkers and mad Queen Daenerys aren’t enough eh?

  308. Atish Vaze,

    I’m not sure it is that Bran cannot pass. THe question is whether his passing will enable the WW to pass. You’d think Benjen and Bran would know this but it wasn’t clear to me.

  309. Lord of Coffee,

    Why would it set off Sansa haters? Her expression was of concern when she looked at LF knowing his motives. She was smiling and happy at Jon. Even said to him before the LF discussion, he was a Stark as far she was concerned.

    All hail the boss of sass, Lyanna Mormont!

  310. Anyone else getting the feeling Jon is going to in up being this new “husband/king” Dany and Tyrion were talking about?

  311. Just processing this episode, wow.

    King in the NORTH!!!!! The White Wolf!!! Lady Mormont!!!
    Olenna shutting up the Snakes. I sobbed with joy, may Diana Rigg live forever and ever.
    Tommen’s silent leap. Wow.
    Dark Cersei on the Throne! She doesn’t have a chance in hell, but whatever. Headey was great this episode.
    Dany the Overpowered: I detest her, but will admit that the final scene with the navy and the dragons made me cheer.
    Sam in the library.
    Frey Pies 🙂
    Sansa and Jon, realizing that “winter is here,” and smiling.

  312. I know they were foreshadowing the hell out of Jon/Dany marriage, but I also got huge vibes from Tyrion and Dany which I was never expecting.

  313. Ser Marksalot:
    Wondering why Jaime is at the twins when all he wanted to do is get back to Cersei?

    Jaime was there because, being a secret card-carrying member of the Faceless Men, he helped Arya sneak into the Twins. In fact, they’ve been working together since episode one. 😉 😉

  314. Ok yes!!! It finally happened. We are in endgame y’all.

    Fucking A – Queen Cersei, first of her name. Queen “over Ashes and Charred Bones”… What you gonna do Jaime???? Kill her??? Try to “fix” her some more?? Run to Casterley Rock and turtle up?

    Dany UNH so good, my queen. Only question I have is Tyrion gonna be cool teaming up with the Niece murder brigade?? I think not…

    Stark stuff all so beautiful. Tiny Mormont won the week. 🙂

    Arya v Freys was fun but I’m not sure how she forgot to kill any Lannisters (though thankful).

  315. Jumbo:
    The only thing missing was Ghost, he should have been there when Jon was declared King.We got the dragons, we should have got Ghost who we haveb’t seen since Jon’s ressurection. Jon was literally called The White Wolf and there was no white direwolf in the room lol

    I’m with you! Ghost was one of those I wished to see in this episode. The White Wolf! Oh well, we can’t have it all, I guess.

    It would also have been nice to have Davos and Tormund look at each other when they shouted KitN. Remember their dialogue last ep:
    “Jon is not a king.”
    “No, he’s not.”
    HA!

  316. Darkrobin,

    But Sansa told Jon it should be him … that he was a Stark for her. I believe she was worried about Littlefinger … she knows he could attempt to get rid of Jon.

  317. Jumbo,

    Daenerys is not a mad queen
    It was clearly shown in the episode
    Cersei is a mad queen

    Dany is sacrificing her own self happiness to make the world a better place

  318. trarecar,

    They are totally setting up Dany and Tyrion falling I love!

    The KIT IN THE NORTH! I hope it goes better for him than it did his brother. After sending Mel away he’s on his own and better not die again 🙁

  319. Daario Speedwagon:
    Clob,

    BS. Continuity mistake, plain and simple.

    Broaden your mind and imagination!! Sheez! Varys left before the attack on Meereen. We don’t know how long the battle went on before Danaerys and her dragons ended it. We don’t know how long it was before they sailed. A troop movement of that size takes a lot of time. Give up on the timeline…

  320. Vincent Stark:
    Sansa Stark was the key of the north in the earlier seasons only when she was shipped around, one man to another and forced to get married, but when she is finally free to be Queen by herself she gets the title snatched right under her nose? Okay…

    Not that I’m mad, It makes sense for Jon to be King, but It’s still a little disappointing.

    I wonder if this means the northerners in the books will find out about Robb’s will. It’ll at least look better for Sansa, because Lyanna declaring Jon KiTN right in front of Sansa was seriously rude, lol…

    Lady Lyanna does whatever the fuck she wants, so you and Sansa get over it!

  321. #thenorthrembers

    The north also seems to be in dire (unintended) need of a king. They’re following 19 year old hearthrobs around, calling them king only if they aren’t flayers, letting little girls make cowards of them. And that play in Bravos made the north look like idiots was the common understanding.

    The north and the Vale allied now? LFs look to Sansa was a tad “you’ll regret this”.

    Also, did any body else think Tyrian and Dany were maybe almost gonna kiss before she pinned him her hand? He might make a great suitor for her. He does have the rightful claim to Call Rock.

  322. Sansa knows that LF will now target Jon. That look was telling. Jon stole what he wanted.

  323. <
    Clob,

    people still just can’t get over the fact that everything isn’t happening in one hour. A day, days, a week or more can happen without being seen. Daenerys’ readiness to leave Meereen, the gathering of the Houses at Winterfell, etc., they all take time and not chronological.

    I know, right? I mean I get the complaints about LF, but this is something different – of course all of this didn’t happen in one hour, geesh…. 🙂

    Clob,

  324. Great episode!

    Going to miss Margaery / Natalie! She KNEW and those idiots WOULDNT listen. So cruel… Cersei will get all taken by the younger and more beautiful queen next year though!

    Only one thing felt off and it was the Arya / Walder scene. just HOW did she do that? Really?! Needed a scene to explain (or maybe they dont KNOW how) but that would have ruined the surprise.

    Also we needed to see the Sandsnakes on Dany’s ships at the end cause now it looks like Varys borrowed that jetpack of Littlefinger.

    Looks like things will go quickly in S7. Fall of the wall…. Fall of Cersei… Probably ep1 for the first and ep4 in 7 ep season of for the later.
    Only question is who will strangle her Jaime or Tyrion. Obvious favorite is Jaime with Golden Hand.

  325. First, assassin children were too much. That is the suff of nightmares and no one wants to see a fight in the future where a lot of children get killed…

    The plot in kings landing for this season was really bad. Margs plot was basically nothing… it was really poor writing. After they finally burned the ep become interesting. And seriously, are we to believe that cersei is going to fight fight all other kingdoms just herself? I don t think she has any allies so basically i would say the season will start with her buying a lot of sellsswords, unsulied from somewhere, join euron and whatever else is necessary for her to become a threat to jon and danny.

    I kind of expected sansa to also push people to nominate jon to show she is ok with it. Basically the vale, the north and the wildlings are together. When they go to the riveruns they will get frey’s and tully men and join the northern kiingdoms and add arya to their party. Probably the hound will show up around that time and acuse littlefinger of his crimes…

    On the other hand danny has the Southern kingdoms with her… I can t see how it is possible for cersei to be a threat at this point…

  326. DT,

    The little birds kill in the books (in this case Kevan) – Varys killed Pychelle. So it is not out of context. These are hardened street kids.

  327. Nicole:
    I know they were foreshadowing the hell out of Jon/Dany marriage, but I also got huge vibes from Tyrion and Dany which I was never expecting.

    And, I wouldn’t mind Jon+Lady Bear Lyanna (after 10 years or so, of course).

  328. MAD QUEEN! (R.I.P. Margery, Loras & Tommen) Marg was like the only person in the room who had any sense of self preservation…. UGH no shade to Jonathon Pryce, but I am heartily glad to ‘bye, Felipe’ the H.S.
    I knew something was up with that serving girl, wonder if Arya was trying to cross Jamie off the List? Hells yeah to the Frey pie 😛 reference!! Guess the faceless training had a point
    I do believe we’ve witnessed the break between Jamie & Cersei. Interesting that Jamie got back in time to witness the aftermath of his sons death mirroring what happened with the Purple wedding in the books.
    Relationship Goals: to find a lover who looks at me like Sam looked at the Citadel library.
    I’m actually gald that they brought Olenna to Dorne, and happier still to hear “What do you desire? Fire and Blood.”
    Dany leaving Mereen “Did I turn off the stove? Did I remember to shuck my FWB? Did I meet my Spymaster? Did I give Tyrion that promotion? WHERE IS MY TOOTHBRUSHHHHHHH!!!11!!”” Joking aside, I’m thrilled to see her hauling ass to Westeros. Are they gonna land in Dorne, the Reach, the Stormlands, Dragonstone, or straight to KL?
    So…Bran uses the Wiernet to call an Uber?
    Props to Sansa for apologizing to Jon, I don’t believe she wants to do anything nefarious, and I admire her ability to dodge Uncle Resting Pedo-Face’s Highly Inappropriate Advances. She leveled up her +DEX.
    Mel, girl BYE. I’m glad that she got banished, b/c she does have some part to play (& damned if I know what that is). I totally believed Davos’ grief and anger in calling out the murder of Shireen.
    I love love loooove that the littlest badass Bear shamespired an entire room full of hard bitten Northern lords & martial men in to declaring for House Stark, united behind Jon. Hail KiTTEN, long may he regin!

    Holy Crap, it happened; obviously Bran understood the entire exchange between Lyanna & Ned. I caught a few phrases “..was dear to me..” “Please protect him” and of course “Promise me, Ned“. If that isn’t confirmation of Jon’s real identity, I don’t know what would be.
    Now Bran’s Uber just needs to deliver him to Winterfell so he can spill the beans.

    The Long Night gathers & now my Watch begins.

  329. aabe:
    Also, Jon Snow was born with that brooding look, it seems to me.

    I think they may have CGI’d Kit’s eyes to the baby, actually.

  330. Dany took Grey Worm and Missandei . Thought she was going to leave them. Can’t effing believe Cersei crowning herself. And I thought she’d go absolutely out of her mind over Tommen. Nothing. amazing. Jaime looked UNhappy. Wait until he finds out about Tommen

  331. I’m not the first person to say it, but I have been saying it a lot here.

    The series is setting up a war between the North and South. This episode just made it even more apparent.

    The King In The North vs. The Queen In The South. White Walkers vs. Dragons. It is going to be awesome.

  332. Mag,

    Told him that he should be KiTN or should have Ned’s and Cat’s bedroom chambers?

    You could be right. We will find out next year.

  333. Pigeon,

    I was spoiled that Marge was going to die but it was tragic how she knew, felt the impending doom, and that asshole HS would not let her leave 🙁

  334. Darkrobin,

    Mel has to get into Jon’s good graces again like Mormont did with D. She will send Thoros to him as proxy for herself and perhaps get word to her red cuzzies about Jon.

  335. What didn’t work perfectly for me… Cersei’s reaction to Tommen.

    Everything else was pretty much as perfect as GAME OF THRONES can get without actually following the books.

    11 out of 10

  336. Ghosts Lunch:
    Lol that baby was a pretty brilliant actor, nailed the Kit Harrington brooding Jon Snow look

    HAHAHA…give that baby ALL the awards!

    ygritte:
    trarecar,

    They are totally setting up Dany and Tyrion falling I love!

    I would actually prefer this to the Jon/Dany ship. I know it’s not strange or taboo for this “world” but incest is just not something that I personally find romantic, even in my fantasy themes. It’s like the Jon/Sansa thing. I get why people dig it and look past the family tie especially if the participants look good but it just feels gross. YMMV. I digress, I guess everyone who meets Dany is suppose to fall in love with her.

  337. Absolutely loved Sam at the library, BTW. Great little quiet scene. I could almost smell that wonderful old book scent!!!!

    Somehow, none of my favourites died. Except Margaery, she was close. Wow.

  338. Omg that amazing I still have chills.I want to thank all the gods that we made out of this season with the north squad alive.Baby Jon I cried,I know the father is not explicitly said but they are waiting for bran to reveal that to Jon next season but it’s confirmed anyway because it’s the only logical possibility.THE KING IN THE NORTH I loved it so much and I was happy Sansa was happy about it.She was worried about LF at the end as she should be but we will deal it next season fam the little schemer has it coming.Good news is I don’t have to worry about it for ten months and I get to rewatch the proclamation scene a hundred times haha

  339. Clob: People still just can’t get over the fact that everything isn’t happening in one hour.A day, days, a week or more can happen without being seen.Daenerys’ readiness to leave Meereen, the gathering of the Houses at Winterfell, etc., they all take time and not chronological.

    I agree, this frustrates me to no end. Even after we got the explanation from one of the directors people still complain about it.

    Loved the episode.

  340. Tyrion is going to be mighty pissed off when King’s Landing is conquered and he discovers the Baelish Bordello is no longer in business.

    On second thought, Bronn will have the joint up and running in no time.

    (Btw, when Bronn left the room with the ladies I was sure something bad was going to happen to Jaime while he was gone. Fooled me good there, GOT!)

  341. Sir Imp hand Strong: Lady Lyanna does whatever the fuck she wants, so you and Sansa get over it!

    Haha! That Lady Bear is fierce. I don’t think Sansa minded though. She was smiling genuinely. She supports Jon. She even said he should take her parents’ bedroom.

  342. I understand people’s issue with Varys’ minimal travel times. But I think the Tyrell and Martell sails on the ships made it fairly clear that he’d come to the party with those houses and their ships. Not really necessary to show anything between those two points (if they did people would complain that it is pointless filler).

  343. I predicted to a friend that we’d get a King in the North that’s based on Jon being Ned’s son WHILE ToJ reveals that he’s not actually Ned’s son.

    So, those wanting Sansa as QitN shouldn’t fear because I really do believe that’s the endgame and it will happen.

    Cersei’s one of my favorite characters so this turn of events – and what’s going to come for her – makes me sigh with its inevitability and also pleased for the fact that I get to see it.

  344. Simon,

    I hope so. Hate as I do what she did, he will need her and Thoros for the Great War to Come. It’s time to see some of the magic book!Mel can do on the show next year.

    Also, Mel looked a lot younger this episode than she had in previous episodes.

  345. cuddly crow:
    Can anyone explain how Arya got a face? I thought the faces were in the house of black and white. Isn’t that where they prep the bodies, etc?

    You’re not understanding. The FM use tools, potions, blood and training in order to use faces. The hall of faces is just where they keep them but they aren’t restricted to using just those. This isn’t a deviation from the books. FM can attain faces anywhere. Arya was trained in the art of preparation and application of faces. In simple terms, she has the ability to use any face she prepares and applies properly. She doesn’t have to be a FM to do it because it’s an art and skill.

  346. Connor:
    GeekFurious,

    Wow, wasn’t expecting that high of a rating from you!

    I appreciate quality plotting. I don’t just shit on the show for kicks. And this episode nailed almost every single beat. And it was almost perfectly edited and scored.

  347. Flayed Potatoes,

    actually I was thinking a jon and lyanna marriage! Not that much difference in age, and man would they be a power team. But yeah, Jon and Dany would probably be best

    The wild fire – I thought at least Margary would get away. Poor Olenna – tho it looks like shes taking it in stride as she would. Cersei on the throne and oh that look from Jaime – if looks could kill Arya with Frey, Frey Pies!!! Yes And Tyrion as hand of the queen and that final scene with the ships and dragons…..oh its going to be a looooong 9 months.

  348. To the jetpack crowd. Remember scenes don’t happen chronologically or simultaneously. Time passes between scenes of each arc. A single arc can cover a few weeks/months in a single episode

    I have deliberately tried to be vague about such things, so I don’t have obsessive fans with rulers measuring distances on the map and telling me Ned couldn’t get from X to Y in the time I say he did. – GRRM

    The timelines between the various storylines don’t necessarily line up within a given episode. For instance, the “Northern Tour” Jon and Sansa embark on would probably take a couple weeks, but Arya’s storyline over the past few episodes only spans a few days. We realized a while ago that if we tied ourselves in knots trying to make all the “story days” line up between all the characters the momentum would suffer. – Bryan Cogman

  349. Chuck,

    by the way that’s the first time I’ve ever used a bloody emoji in my life. Just shows you what my current state of mind is.

  350. Loved the episode. Cersei truly has went right of the deep end like never before.

    My only is with the TOJ flashback. Why is everyone saying that R+L=J is confirmed? They never gave us the R! Quite frankly, I think Jon looks more like Robert than Raygahr. Really disappointed they did not finish this storyline tonight.

  351. Just did a quick re-watch of the crowning scenes

    Firstly well done to giving the last ep to Sapochnik as well, not only does he do great Battle scenes he’s done great suspense etc

    First to note the unhappiness of Lord Royce at Wildlings, really setting up for Sansa to rule RL and Vale out of Harrenhall IMO and possibly the Dance of the Wolves (Stark civil war) though it might be a case of Dance of the Wolf and the Hound (Sansa Dogs, but think also in terms of Nymeria vs the Hunting dogs, which I reckon foreshadows Arya taking Jons side)

    given I reckon she is Lady Lothston Mk2 the “your part of me now” sadism foreshadowing from Ramsay to Sansa was actually quite good

    Loved the Mormont role, from Jons dismay at only 62 but it is obviously worth it as she just crowned him KitN. Explains why Sansa was sceptical as a set up, but remember also we had him pick up the shield last week

    Thirdly, Qyburn is Hand, Robert Strong is perhaps the Lord Commander of the KG which is where Jaimie being formally stripped of it makes sense, RS at LC finalises the defilement of the institution that is the Kingsguard

  352. Sam,

    Two excellent points.

    Ghost missing from its own scene. All this dire wolf love and none of the remaining army has even seen one.

    And Davos may have wanted anorher king, but I thought the freefolk didn’t.
    Thought maybe Jon would claim Commander, but let Sansa rule.

  353. I have never much cared about the travel stuff. The show isn’t happening in real-time. Anyone still complaining about that is just looking for ways to pad their negativity. And this will be the last time I waste my time even addressing that silly complaint.

  354. aabe,

    I could not agree more!

    Omg this episode was amazing! Everything that I wanted to happen, happened! The only thing that I’m upset about is Margery dying, I really liked her but as soon as those sparrow effers didn’t let anyone out of the Citadel I knew she was doomed 🙁

  355. Lest I forget, kudos to the designer(s) of the Citadel. At last, Sam looked truly at home.

  356. Liam told in one of the videos that Jon and Sansa feud might be coming up. She’s not entirely happy about it and it’s not going to be pretty.

  357. Catspaw Assassin: Jaime was there because, being a secret card-carrying member of the Faceless Men, he helped Arya sneak into the Twins. In fact, they’ve been working together since episode one.

    Seriously, all Arya did while on disguise as the servant girl was flirt with him and eye_uck him! LOL.

    I’m assuming that face Arya used was the one she stole from the Hall of Faces (placing the Waif’s face there instead.)

  358. WOAH……was that not a DAMM FINE FINALE for the season……did it break the internet?
    I was a late watcher and have not read the comments all as yet just raced to the bottom so I could quickly say THANK YOU for giving me a space to air my thoughts……at first all I could think of was for some strange reason…”Cersie’s wine goblet”…how clever lol
    Off to re-watch for the second time….and third etc….very satisfied!!

  359. aabe:

    Hoping to see some Euron/Cersei conflict next season, before we get Euron/Dany.

    Now that Yara/Theon are with Team Dany, I think Euron will offer his fleet and his cock to Cersei. She’s going to need ships to defend King’s Landing.
  360. Cried at Hand of the Queen
    Cried at TOJ
    Cried at King in the North
    Cried at Davos’ tears

    That director should run for president. Don’t know what his policies would be like, but he’d sure make it exciting to watch.

  361. Dee Stark,

    I want to believe you, but how could you have known that? I kept bringing up Euron’s speech and you kept ignoring it. Did you hear it from other people maybe who read the spoilers?

    Assuming that the Euron thing wasn’t a massive mistake, I think one of the first things we’ll see next season is Euron’s fleet meeting Dany’s fleet right in the middle of the narrow sea. You don’t just have someone give a major speech on building 1000 ships, the exact amount Dany needs, and then not follow up on it.

  362. Where the hell is Ghost? How is Jon Snow the White Wolf when Ghost is nowhere to be seen? How did Varys get back to Dany? Sam is running around with Heartsbane? GTFO. A sworn brother of the Night’s Watch arrives to the Citadel with a woman and child and no one is asking questions? No raven was ever sent to the Citadel informing them of the death of the LC, the election of the new LC, and the death of their Maester? What the shit? Season six has had the worst story development and writing of any season yet. So many great actors, directors, great action scenes, and then absolutely lousy story development. Please GRRM, PLEASE hurry up with Winds of Winter, so I can read the real story.

  363. Vincent Stark:
    Sansa Stark was the key of the north in the earlier seasons only when she was shipped around, one man to another and forced to get married, but when she is finally free to be Queen by herself she gets the title snatched right under her nose? Okay…

    Not that I’m mad, It makes sense for Jon to be King, but It’s still a little disappointing.

    I wonder if this means the northerners in the books will find out about Robb’s will. It’ll at least look better for Sansa, because Lyanna declaring Jon KiTN right in front of Sansa was seriously rude, lol…

    I really think that Sansa will be Queen in the North in the end. I think one of the reasons why ToJ happened in the same episode as Jon becoming KitN was to have the – Jon isn’t Ned’s son – bit as a reminder for the viewers: one of the foundations for Jon being KitN isn’t actually true.

    So, I don’t know how it’ll happen but does anyone really think that Jon will keep Sansa’s birthright when he realizes that he’s not Ned’s son? I’d stake my money on Sansa getting it and it’ll probably be around the time she gets rid of Littlefinger.

    iN any case, I’m looking forward to all the Jonsa fics where they have to marry to consolidate power or something. Go on, shippers. Do your thing.

  364. And I just KNEW Cersei would claim the throne, but man that was still chilling.

  365. Great episode, outside of Arya at the Twins. To just throw such a major scene in there without any setup was disappointing. Had they got Arya out of Braavos a couple of episodes sooner, they could have set it up beautifully.

    I feel like D&D did GRRM a solid by not revealing too much about what happened between Rhaegar and Lyanna. They finally revealed that Jon was their son, but just stuck to the promise Ned made, which we now know was to protect Jon, as most suspected. I thought they handled the scene incredibly well, with the music and leading into the King In The North!

    It took a while, but I think Jaime finally sees Cersei for what she truly is. The Mad Queen. I think we know who the valonqar is.

    Now, will Tyrion stand by and let Dany roast Jaime? And how will he feel about allying with the people who murdered Myrcella? Oh,I usually don’t care about jetpacks, but Varys really did take some suspension of belief.

  366. Geralt of Rivia,

    A little dramatic tension makes for good TV … seriously you don’t have to hate Sansa to hope for a little tension. Somehow all for one and one for all with all the Starks might be a little boring over the next 12 – 14 episodes.

    I’m thinking the Wall falls later than I originally thought. Allows more time in the North for political intrigue.

  367. Dee Stark,

    I spotted it, had a moment of “orange & white WAIT WHICH HOUSE IS THAT??”

    Ot: I think we answered the question “Who is the Big Bad Enemy now that Ramseys gone?” I don’t think I want to know what happened to Septa Unella or what was actually under the FrankenMountain’s helm. /shudder

  368. CenPhx,

    Ah true, I believe you’re right. In that case, hell yes, I’m down for Arya being the one to take Cersei out!

  369. Dee Stark:
    Sam,

    I didn’t even notice her name so I was completely surprised
    Fucking amazing

    Remember your little survey a few days back about whom we want to see dead? I said LF at the hands of Sansa; Freys at the hands of Arya; and Mountain at the hands of Sandor. One of them happened! Thank you to the Old Gods and New! hahaha!

    Will wait for the other two to happen. It’s bound to happen, people!

  370. Cameryn: I think you misinterpreted that scene.That wasn’t Sansa looking sad.That was Sansa looking suspicious.

    King in the North Jon Snow does not work for Littlefinger’s master plan, you see…

    That’s how I interpreted it. She looked worried because LF was lurking about creepily as he tends to do, and she knows he’s not happy about Jon being KITN. She was smiling and then her smile fades when she glances in LF direction.

  371. George: I’m assuming that face Arya used was the one she stole from the Hall of Faces (placing the Waif’s face there instead.)

    😉 I’d totally forgotten about that stolen face. Silly me, I thought she’d killed a scullery maid for it, which wouldn’t be a very nice thing to do.

  372. Note for people who are seriously miffed: I feel the need to say that probably over a month’s time lapsed during the episode. All the lords of the north had time to congregate, a queen was anointed, an army of 100,000+ had to make ready to leave aboard ships. And snow began to reaccumulated, which usually signifies a passage of time. In sure arya, Jamie and varys (yes even him) had enough time to trav so some distances.

    Time jumps have been happening since S1, anne this one actually makes more sense.

  373. Darkrobin,

    It would be interesting. For sure and like Benioff said last time King in the North ended the way he end and that Jon is in danger. He is in position of power and LF is around and others.

  374. Wow. Just WOW!
    Fantastic finale and I’m with them that say best episode EVER.
    Music awesome, pace perfect, left fielders stunning, strong women & girls magnificent, last scene Grand of all grands! Superb. Fine piece of film and storycraft ~_~

  375. Great episode.

    Fucking hate to lose Marge, hopefully the Reach wrecks bloody vengeance.

    Dorne was decent!

    I deeply hope the White Wolf lives longer than the Young Wolf!!!

    Something cool I noticed, Sean Bean’s sister in GoT (Aisling Francosi) is his co-star in Legends. I’m not sure if that’s meant to be some purposeful irony, but that definitely would be some weirdly ironic (yet cool) six degrees! Could probably do that just from GoT alone now.

    Fuck I hate to lose Marge, but that shit really was awesome, Ramin killed it, AND DANY IS FUCKING FINALLY GOING TO WESTEROS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  376. BTW, what scene was Liam Cunningham talking about when he described a scene as being like “The Red Wedding”. I thought maybe this would be the meeting of the Northern men at Winterfell.

  377. CenPhx:
    Lady_Vicious1984,

    Isn’t she on Arya’s list? If Arya is working her way through her murder-list, I think I’d rather see Arya do the deed than Dany.

    Yes, I’d like that. Dany will take her crown but Arya will be her “valonqar” – she’ll wear the face of Tyrion when she kills her. Ha!

  378. When Daario mentioned marriage, Jon is going to marry Daeny. I mean he is probably the most attractive single guy in position of power and her family.

    LonnaL,

    Whether feud or not. Sophie said Jon is a naive and LF is dangerous. We’re going to see interesting dynamic between Jon/LF/Sansa.

  379. Oh shit… it just dawned on me… my best friend is coming over to watch the final 2 episodes of GOT with me and his favorite character just got blown up in a raging inferno of wildfire.

  380. Give it up for lyanna mormont everybody Jon’s Snow official sponsor and his pr campaign manager.It’s only fitting that she has his mom’s name.Also they setting up the jon/dany vibes this episode so get ready people lol

  381. Sam: Yes, I’d like that. Dany will take her crown but Arya will be her “valonqar” – she’ll wear the face of Tyrion when she kills her. Ha!

    Eh,
    Danny is not in Arya’s list; either in the books or the show…

  382. LatrineDiggerBrian,

    Which statements do you take issue at? That Cersei would burn down the Sept – surely that was telegraphed. Frey pie – as soon as Walder said they’d choke on their laughter I knew he would choke on his. And the director timed a look from the Waif at the time Arya mentioned Frey’s name – which did not relate to her saying it but appeared a wink that that would happen.

    That Dany would sail for Westeros – surely that had to happen … Olenna sent a letter to someone – evidently it was to Ellaria. Varys had to go somewhere – where else other than Dorne to find someone who hated Lannisters?

  383. People who complain because characters (Varys and Jaime) move around the world too quickly are the worst. One episode does not equal one day. It could be hours, days, or weeks that go by between scenes. Just try to enjoy what may have been the best finale and stop being so miserable.

    Did not expect Tommen to go out like that. Cersei didn’t seem too upset which is even more concerning.

    Not liking that look LF gave Sansa during the kingindanorf scene, just further dividing her and Jon.

    I am liking that look Jaime gave Cersei. Definitely the exact moment he begins his turn away from her and realizes he has to be the one to stop her.

    And we got Frey pies and Manderly in the same episode. Hope Arya saves him a slice or seven.

    Gonna be a lot of curtain calls this week.

    And now the Long Night begins until April 🙁

  384. kells,
    I guess everyone who meets Dany is suppose to fall in love with her.

    It sure does seem that way doesn’t it 🙂 I’m not really down with romance developing between him and either of those female relatives either. Would have been nice if Lady Lyanna were a bit older 🙂

  385. The season as a whole is right up there with S4 as my favorite. Eps 4, 5, 9, 10 are easily in my Top 10 favorite episodes. And all the other goodies along the way. I don’t even care about the missteps here and there (mostly, the ARya Braavos resolution). This show just confirmed again my admiration for everyone behind and in front of the camera.

  386. Okay. Winds was the best episode of the season after ep 9. Could even surpass it, I need all the revelations and what it means for the future to settle a bit. I’ll give a more in-depth analysis later today. What I will say is that D&D you are brilliant, Miguel you are a star, can you please direct all of S7? Kthanksbye.

    The cast is the bomb, like I got feels with every single actor in this show, best ensemble cast on TV by far. For me this episode exceeded because of these subtle moments between characters. I was floored when Tyrion indirectly declared his love for Dany through a loving glance?!! That was the real surprise for me. You guys will probably disagree but I also felt something akin to that between Jon and Sansa. I said it could be possibility even before S6 began, and with everything I’ve seen this season, I know I’m not the only one thinking their union could be a possibility.

    So much talk of husbands and wives and unions – LF wanting Sansa, creepy shit!!! He got shunned HARD by her, the second time in his life he was rejected by a Tully woman. You better believe he’ll try and stir up trouble for Sansa if he can’t have her. The look Sansa gave LF at the end was basically her saying that “you’re plotting something against Jon, and I’m onto you”. She’ll end him next season, this episodes adds credence to this. ALSO huge that Sansa knows through LF, that Jon was born in the South and not in the North. And of course Bran has that useful bit of info now.

    I predict a messy Sansa-Jon-Tyrion-Dany (with paedofinger in the peripheries) love square next season. Honestly won’t be as linear as Dany marrying Jon, too cliche.

    So much to digest, haven’t even touched on all the deaths. Tommen’s was eerily done, so tragic and heartbreaking to witness a suicide like that.

    I’m floored guys!!!

  387. I think once Jon finds out about his parents, it won’t matter. Being “fire and ice” will probably help in the fight with the WW, once he realizes it but I don’t think he will ever view himself as anything other than Ned’s son.
    Finding out the truth will probably bring some relief, knowing who his Mother is especially, but it will also mean everything he has believed in has been a lie. A lie to protect him, maybe, but he has looked up to his Father more than anyone else in his life. For that to be taken away, I feel, will really have him questioning his place. His relationship with Ned has shaped him. It is what he seems most proud of. I don’t think he cared about being KitN for himself, but more to make his Father’s house proud. It will be really interesting to see if this is explored.

  388. THE KING IN THE NORTH!!!!!!!!!!!! AWJNEGJOHNKLEANGRSFKJAENGBRD:MLR

  389. I was looking for Yohn Royce in that hall. Was he there? Did I miss him? I would have loved to see him declare for Jon too.

  390. Really great finale!

    Lena Heady is so good in this entire show. That black dress with the silver shoulder things was so cool. Wish I could see her wear that with her real hair color and style.

    She always said Cersei wanted to have the throne herself.

    Cersei knew Tommen was going to die because the witch told her. But she tried to save him anyway.

    Whe can’t people understand that days, weeks or months can pass from one scene to the next? Everything isn’t happening on our time scale. Geez.

    Littlefinger wants to be King and Jon has just been named King of the North. Conflict coming.

    Where does Arya head now? KL? Winterfell?

    Does Dany marry her nephew?

    Does Euron attack Dorne or the Reach?

    Benjen doesn’t know Bran has been touched by the Night King?

  391. Geralt of Rivia,

    Agreed. This is not going to be a cakewalk to Jon and Dany meeting and destroying the WW. If that were true, it wouldn’t take 12 – 14 episodes.

    Villains – LF, Euron, Cersei, Qyburn, ???

  392. HouseMartellBitches: Fucking hate to lose Marge, hopefully the Reach wrecks bloody vengeance.

    Did you read the EW interview with Natalie Dormer they just posted? Apparently, she went to D&D before last year and asked if they could kill her off earlier than they planned because she wanted to do another project. So it could’ve been last year if D&D had agreed.

  393. DT,

    Because the timelines are not concurring in the show. Which means that you don’t see the same days or weeks in Westeros as you do in Essos in an episode (or you don’t have to.) Also for your information, it took 21-29 days to sail from New York to Liverpool in the mid 1800s. Varys should be able to sail to Dorne and Back in 1-2 months’time which fits perfectly well with the Essos time line. One episode is not = one day or week.

  394. Geralt of Rivia:
    Liam told in one of the videos that Jon and Sansa feud might be coming up. She’s not entirely happy about it and it’s not going to be pretty.

    Huh? Where is that video? Maybe it’s their “fight” before the BotB at the tent? Sansa clearly was supportive of Jon in this episode! I don’t know why people are interpreting it any other way. The only thing I was surprised was Jon not protesting the declaration (the way he would protest in the books when he’s offered to be “legalized” and have the “Stark” name because he felt he should’t take WF away from his siblilngs). But that’s all right. I think he’s a bit shocked of the whole thing.

  395. Guys, I’m shaking. An hour later, I’m still shaking.

    If you’ve been around WOTW, you know that I love Game of Thrones with every fiber of my being. I’m prone to excessively long comments expressing that love. But you know that I try to remain calm and rational, and try not devolving into shouting. I’m trying to do that now, but it’s hard. It’s really damn hard.

    Because I just watched “The Winds of Winter”. And granted, I’ve only seen it once. But as of this moment, I feel completely comfortable saying this.

    THAT WAS MY FAVORITE EPISODE OF THE ENTIRE SERIES.

    The opening sequence (scored to Ramin Djawadi’s absolutely stunning piece “Light of the Seven”! Arya serving Frey pies to Lord Walder, and then assassinating him! Dany leaving for Westeros! Tyrion as Hand of the Queen! Sam in Oldtown (God DAMN is it beautiful). Ellaria, Olenna and Varys forging an alliance! Jaime’s look as Cersei is crowned! Jon being declared King in the North (with an assist from Sansa and Lyanna)! Bran seeing what happened at the Tower of Joy, and Jon’s true parentage confirmed!

    All that, and so much more. I don’t cry easily. But by the end of that episode, I was in tears. Everything about it was perfect, and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I can’t wait to watch it again.

  396. Chris C:
    Loved the episode. Cersei truly has went right of the deep end like never before.

    My only is with the TOJ flashback. Why is everyone saying that R+L=J is confirmed? They never gave us the R! Quite frankly, I think Jon looks more like Robert than Raygahr. Really disappointed they did not finish this storyline tonight.

    I thought she actually whispered Robert is going hunt him or something like that?

  397. Daario Speedwagon,

    No, don’t think it was a continuity mistake. They just jumped ahead to where Varys has joined them after confirming that he has Dorne and Lady Ollenna in the fold so they know where it’s safe to land the ships. I think it was meant to show that Dany is almost to Westeros at that point and not just leaving Meereen.

  398. So, preliminary survey of the next season. Interestingly, it felt like this season set up a bunch of dominos that should be falling way quicker than the seven episodes the season is slated to last.

    In particular, in the South, Cersei has proclaimed herself Queen. House Stark and House Arryn are in open revolt (I’m not clear on what the Vale’s political status is now, whether King Robin is now King Jon’s ally, or whatever), though admittedly not likely to be actively fighting the throne. The Riverlands are in chaos (on a side note, they made a point of telling us that Edmure was back in the cells at the Twins; is Arya going to help him out?), and with Walder Frey dead, there’s not going to be any help in that quarter. Dany is about to land in Westeros, backed by House Martell, House Tyrell, (part of) House Greyjoy, 100,000 Dothraki riders, 8000 Unsullied infantry and three fully grown dragons.

    How does Cersei possibly resist that for more than an episode or two, unless Dany spends most of the season s-l-o-o-o-o-w-l-y heading toward King’s Landing, Renly-style? I’m starting to wonder if those speculations about Cersei marrying Euron to get some dark magic mojo are true, because otherwise this seems like it should be over pretty quickly.