Jun 27

Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale: Battle of the Bitches


cersei iron throne

Warning: Spoilers ahead for those who have not seen the season 6 finale.

After the satisfying death of Ramsay in last week’s episode, the finale does not disappoint as it reveals so many more twists and redemption than we expected.  On Cersei’s judgment day, she proves that she has become even more ruthless than ever as she kidnaps her son, King Tommen, and blows up the High Sept.  She kills so many people, along with the High Sparrow, Margaery, Loras, and her own uncle Kevan Lannister.

In the Red Keep, Tommen realizes what her mother had done and as soon as he was left alone, he jumps from the window.  The iron throne is empty and we finally see Cersei crowned, sitting on the most coveted seat in Westeros.  She had now lost all her children and as Jamie looks on, there is apprehension.  Now that she has nothing else to protect, how much farther will she go?

Bran’s vision also reveals the true identity of Jon Snow as he sees the young Ned Stark beside his sister, Lyanna, who is dying from child birth.  She begs him to protect her son and to make sure that Robert Barratheon does not know.  While it has not been explicitly revealed, many already know that Lyanna eloped with Rhaegar Targaryen despite being betrothed to Robert.  If Rhaegar married Lyanna, then we know that the legitimate heir to the throne is Jon.

At Winterfell, Lady Mormont (woohoo this episodes is drooling with girl power!) declares her loyalty to Jon and shames the other vassals of the North.  Finally, we hear the entire room chanting “King of the North!”  Sansa sits beside Jon with a smile.  This smile disappears as she glances at Little Finger who earlier declared that his true vision is to sit on the iron throne with Sansa beside him.  Looks like this will be a battle of wills between Lady sansa and Little finger.

By far my most favorite scene is Walder Frey being served with pie by a girl servant.  He looks for his boys and the servant explains that they are in the room — only they are in the pie she just served ha ha ha. She peels her mask to reveal Arya Stark.  Arya slits Frey’s throat and made sure a smiling Stark was indeed the last thing he ever saw.

As we wait forever for the next season, I feel that this is  a battle of wits and cunning between bad ass bitches.  What started out as a story where powerful men gripe, fight with swords, and cut heads will look to end with strong women proving that they are no less powerful without swords.  Between Cersei, Daenerys, Olenna Tyrell, Ellaria, the Sand Snakes, Sansa, Arya, Brienne, and the cool Lady Mormont, all the other men in Game of Thrones seem like puppies the ladies can play with any day.

daenerys to westeros

 

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2 comments

2 comments!!!

  1. Lynn says:

    We deitlfieny need more smart people like you around.

  2. Je suis ravie que ce terme vous plaise et que nous soyons d'accord sur son adéquation avec le parfum… "La longueur en bouche" : voilà un mot qui doit être le préféré de nombre d'hédonistes. "Vin et Parfum", un couple que j'aime bien….

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