Tonight was the night we had all been waiting for – Game of Thrones season six premiere! Did you like my little click bait title? Ha. But first let’s recap the end of season five so everyone knows where we picked up. We’ll take it character by character.
We last saw Arya in the temple of the temple of the Faceless Men and has been blinded for violating the terms of the Men after she kills Ser Meryn in a brothel while using one of the many faces in the temple.
At the end of season five Stannis is told by Melisandre that she needs King’s Blood to guarantee a win and Stannis allows Melisandre to burn his daughter at the stake. After this Stannis’s wife hangs herself. The Boltons have ventured out from the Stark castle and are fighting Stannis and his men in the snow. They have destroyed most of Stannis’ equipment and food while injuring many of their horses. At this point Brienne of Tarth shows up and kills Stannis, finally getting her revenge on him for killing Renly and Stannis and his men are defeated.
Cersei has been convicted of sin once she confessed to sleeping with Lancel, her cousin. She must face atonement by walking through the streets of King’s Landing naked and having things thrown at her until she reaches the Kingsguard and meets the newest member – an undead Mountain.
Sansa is being beaten and raped continuously after her marriage to Ramsey Bolton. However, her and Theon finally hashed out their issues when Theon confessed to Sansa that he didn’t really kill her brothers but he faked their deaths. Theon assists Sansa in escaping Winterfell by jumping from the walls.
Varys and Tyrion are on their way to find Daenerys when Tyrion insists that he needs out of the small transport box they are riding in. While visiting a brother Tyrion is captured by Jorah who has it in his head that he will take Tyrion to Daenerys as a gift. They are captured and sold by slavers to fight in the Games in front of Daenerys. When Jorah wins the entire tournament Daenerys is disgusted to see him, but before anything transpires the Sons of the Harpy show up to attack her. Drogon finally shows up and Daenerys escapes to a field where she is surrounded by hundred of Dothraki.
The Tommen and Margaery storyline is kind of boring at this point. Margaery is manipulating Tommen to get rid of Cersei. Cersei has had Margaery’s brother arrested for sleeping with other men. Tommen cannot get him released because of Cersei’s deal with the High Sparrow which has backfired on her. Tommen hasn’t really done much yet.
After “rescuing” Marcella and her betrothed Trystane, Jamie, Bronn, and these two are sailing back to King’s Landing when Jamie starts to confess to Marcella that he is really her father. While Marcella is telling Jamie that she already knew this, Marcella dies from poison that was on the lips of Ellaria when she kissed her goodbye.
And finally, at Castle Black we have watched Gilly and Little Sam leave with Sam who is going to be trained to be a maester. Once they leave the brothers rebel and Olly and Alister stab Jon Snow who is shown lying in the snow bleeding to death in the final scene of season five.