Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6
If last episode showed the death one the most beloved character in the series, then this episode was all about the resurgence of one the forgotten characters. Which character will be back in the series, read on to know more?
After watching this episode, we felt that Tommen is such a wimp; he is weak minded and can be easily swayed. We hated Jeffory because he was a stuck up and sadist (not more than Ramsay though). Frankly speaking, we have started to hate Tommen more. He is just an annoyance. Earlier it seemed as if he might be a better ruler than his brother and father, but we were wrong; he seems to be worst of the lot.
Enough of Tommen bashing, coming back to the episode, we felt that this episode has taken things forward in more than one way. For starters, we would like to comment on Khaleesi. She has not only managed to unite the Dothraki people, but also convinced them to cross the sea and conquer the Westeros for her.
Things have changed for the worse at King’s Landings. We feel that some sort of a civil war might follow soon.
Benjamin Stark is Back
Talking about the events of the episode, we see Bran being rescued by a hooded figure by the army of White Walkers. That hooded figure is none other than Benjamin Stark, who was saved by the children. Although, he himself looks like a white walker he isn’t one. He reveals that he was stabbed by the White Walkers, but was saved by the children by stabbing a Dragonstone into his heart. Maybe he is a part White Walker. It was nice to see Benjamin Stark back again and more powerful this time. It seems that this season is all about the resurgence of the Starks.
Another pleasant surprise in the episode was when Sam finally reaches his home. He is surely from a well to do family. His father seems to be rich and powerful and quite a fighter, something which Sam isn’t (Although he did manage to kill a White Walker). His family members seem to be nice people and quite supportive of him, all except his father who gets further angry when he comes to know that the girl with him is a wildling. He admonishes Sam for being weak and for showing interest in becoming a Grand Maester of the Night’s Watch and banished him forever from his house. Sam decides enough is enough and smuggles the girl and her child and also his family sword and runs away.
Meanwhile in King’s Landing, the situation has become worse. Tommen as we mentioned earlier, is weak and get swayed easily. This is exactly what happened when Margery convinced him that The High Sparrow is right and that it is important for religion to exist. When the members of the King’s Council decide to stop Margery’s Walk of Atonement and get rid of High Sparrow for once and for all, they are in for a rude surprise. They are surprised and shocked to find that Tommen himself supports the High Sparrow.
The Dothraki army now stand behind Khaleesi
Now that Danny has the entire Dothraki army standing behind her, she has become more powerful than ever. Now the only thing she needs are ships to cross the narrow sea. This where Eon will play a significant role, but somehow we feel that he cannot be trusted entirely and that Danny and Co. will have to be careful with him.
Another character which has been brought back is Walter Fray. We haven’t exactly seen him since the Red Wedding. He is seen giving his sons a piece of his mind when he comes to know that they have lost the control of an important castle.
Coming back to King’s Landing Jammie Lannister has lost his position as the Knight of the King’s Guard. It now seems that he will lead the army of the house of Lannisters.
Overall speaking about the episode, it was quite a well- rounded episode, with a number of major developments taking place, none so more than Tommen supporting High Sparrow and the faith. This will surely make things more interesting and might see the role of religion gaining importance in the daily affairs of Kingdom. How the King’s Council will react to this and take further steps to contain the High Sparrow and his men will be a treat to watch.