Alright, Thronians (is that what GoT fans are called? No? Gamers? Hmmm), season 7 is almost here and if you haven’t already, please go and watch the trailers.
Caught up? Good. Now lets talk about Thrones and what I want to happen this season. These aren’t theories on what I think will happen (well, not really) but what I want to happen. And, um, if it weren’t obvious: Spoilers are coming.
The sixth season of Game of Thrones concluded on Sunday night in an explosive episode that may have been the best one yet. Not only was the finale extremely satisfying (not to mention beautifully shot), but this entire season restored my faith in the show as a whole. Here are my top ten moments from the last ten weeks of the best kick-ass, dragon-fire, edge-of-your-seat television available.
The finale of the fifth season of Game of Thrones has left viewers with more questions than answers. The shocking scenes and unforeseen deaths that made up “Mother’s Mercy” caused the internet go berserk, and my little heart to break.
This week, I was reminded why I love Game of Thrones. Why despite its shortcomings, I still watch week after week.
I feel as though I’ve been waiting and waiting for that one moment—the kind that makes you sit on the edge of your seat, the kind that makes you fist pump the air because it’s so fucking awesome. The last time I felt like that was in season 3 when Daenerys Stormborn, last of House Targaryen, was a badass in “And Now His Watch Has Ended.” You remember. This week’s “The Dance of Dragons” (a nice little homage to the title of book 5), was exactly what I needed to reaffirm my following of this ridiculous amazing show.
Just when you think Game of Thrones can’t deviate from the books any more than it already has…well, it does. But unlike some previous episodes that had me upset due to changes, “Hardhome” got everything right.
Thus far in season 5, our huge ensemble cast has gotten themselves into the following situations: Cersei has allied herself with religious fanatics hoping to regain the power she once had; Jaime is on a suicide mission in Dorne; Tyrion has been kidnapped by Ser Jorah and subsequently captured by slavers; Arya is beginning her mysterious training at the House of White and Black; Sansa has been married off to Ramsay Bolton at Winterfell while Brienne waits and watches from afar; Jon has become Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch; Daenerys has decided she must wed for political reasons; and last, but not least, Stannis Baratheon marches from Castle Black to Winterfell on his mission to take back the North and put Roose Bolton’s head on a spike.
Thus far in season 5, Cersei has allied herself with religious fanatics; Jaime is on a covert mission to the dangerous country of Dorne; Tyrion is on his way to meet the Mother of Dragons; Daenerys has a group of murderers and her wild dragons to deal with; Sansa is engaged to Ramsay Bolton; Arya is becoming no one; and Jon Snow is Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Also, blood and boobs. Boobs everywhere.
Though it isn’t the first time Game of Thrones has deviated from its source material, some things took a drastic turn away from the books in episode 4, “Sons of the Harpy.” As it stands, not even those who have read Martin’s work can predict what will happen next.