David Benioff, George R.R. Martin
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington as Jon Snow
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
The latest season of Game of Thrones has been one of the best yet – filled to brim with character deaths, plot twists, and revelations: resurrection of Jon Snow by Melisandre, Three Eyed Raven, and the epic Battle of Bastards − it’s hard to ask for more.
Plot aside, character development has been huge for several characters this season. Arya reclaims her identity as a Stark, Daenerys sets the Khals aflame, and Jon Snow takes back Winterfell. Whereas the previous seasons were all about facing defeat and loss, season six is much more victorious for the characters.
Episode by episode
The first episode, titled The Red Woman, elegantly followed on from the murder of Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) in season five and gave us the opportunity to catch up with missed characters. Importantly enough, it did not reveal too much about the mysteries and questions of the season, serving more as a prologue.
Home was rather bland in comparison, with one bright moment of Jon Snow getting resurrected at the very end. Tyrion’s (Peter Dinklage) encounter with the dragons was also quite enjoyable though.
Book of the Stranger had two big moments: the reunion of Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Jon and Daenerys burning the Khals down. Although, the warm way in which the two Snows have reunited is rather strange, especially considering how abusive Sansa was to her half-brother before.
Blood of My Blood focused on Sam and his family and made everyone cheer for Sam and Gilly even more.
The Broken Man allowed us to enjoy the magnificent performance of Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) and watch the Starks campaigning.
No One is one of the best episodes in the season. First, it featured the duo of Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Second, we saw two strong female roles, Daenerys and Arya, wreaking havoc and getting their vengeance.
Battle of the Bastards really takes the crown though. Jon Snow really came through with his performance here, and the episode further provided with blood and brutality.
The Winds of Winter was a stellar conclusion to the season, with emotional music, a feeling of justice served, vengeance taken, and the rightful rulers on their way to power.
The latest Game of Thrones season left us hyped and hungry for more. Alas, there is no book to provide answers this time, and Google knows as little as you. What we hope for is even more rage, ruthless twists, and, of course, the Battle for the Seven Kingdoms.