Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10 Review
Our thoughts on Game of Thrones S6E10 “The Winds of Winter”.
So here we are the final episode of the sixth season and it felt… right.
Please be warned that there are SPOILERS abound in this post.
The pay off was huge for this episode. There’s a ton of things that move forward in this episode alone.
We see Cersei’s plans coming along just dandy with the assassination of several key figures in the current administration including the meisters and the High Sparrow himself. It literally and figuratively with a bang.
It’s a great retrospective for how things are in Westeros, with everything volatile, dangerous and green with envy. There’s also the shocking death of a key character which ends the noble Lannisters.
The Jon Snow arc had us in tears. That moment when the once scattered houses once again rally under the banner of the White Wolf. Its got bits of nostalgia too as we had to say “here we go again” with people gathered in front of Starks swearing loyalty.
Bran Stark once again makes an appearance here to deliver what we think is the best thing from the episode. A confirmation on the widely accepted fan theory got us cheering loudly and it should have gotten to you as well.
Its a bittersweet segment for Daenerys Targaryen who is now ready to cross the sea with her dragons, her troops, and her ships. Allied with the most powerful families in Westeros, this episode paints a clear picture of whats to come in the next season.
Tyrion Lannister also gets a second shot at something he seems to be really good at. And we really should be happy for the little guy. We even get some sort of redemption in his dialogue with Khaleesi about belief.
Arya Stark’s character arc also shows us how deadly she has become. That slow murder of Walder Frey was definitely satisfying. We’ve all waited for that moment to happen and it did not disappoint. We promise to put up that video when we get our hands on it.
And yes, we can truly say that Arya had gained some “Shakespearean Revenge” on the elder Frey, which triples the goodness it has on fans.
Totally loved the mood on the opening moments of the episode with the stark contrast between the beautiful people on the Sept of Baelor and the dank, dirty dungeons where Cersei’s hench-kids did their jobs for the Lannister-born queen.
Still on the subject of King’s Landing affairs, slow clap for the coronation scene for being somber and depressing thanks to the on-point musical score. And the lighting is amazing.
Lastly, we get to see the adorable couple of Sam and Gilly. Though we end in an exposition, we just wish them all the best. Hopefully we get more heroic moments for Mr. Tarly.
We give “The Winds of Winter” 10/10