The Best Moments Of Game Of Thrones Season 6 So Far
With only two episodes remaining, Game of Thrones Season 6 has already made a claim to be the series’ best season to date. Unlike the five previous seasons, Season 6 has virtually no source material to hark bark to. All of this is beyond the books already. Considering the fact that we’re basically getting the plot points of the unreleased sixth book of A Song of Ice and Fire, this season has been pretty fast paced.
For the most part, Season 6 has lived up to the hype, but still had those weaker moments (sand snakes, anyone?). In preparation of Episode 9’s Bastardbowl, which is poised to be the biggest, baddest battle in Thrones history, and the Season Finale that may or may not be titled “The Winds of Winter” (faints), here are five awesome and memorable moments in Game of Thrones Season 6. Obvious spoiler alert!
1Sand Snakes of Dorne
Jon Snow’s death in the finale of Season 5 left mouths hanging. For show watchers, the one year wait was unbearable. For book readers? Five years. Regardless, everyone’s heard of the theories regarding Jon’s resurrection, and it burned everyone inside the wait so long to find out if Jon stays dead or not.
It didn’t help that Kit Harington and the rest of the showrunners sold the death so well. Thankfully, we didn’t have to wait too long. When Ser Davos persuades Melisandre to try resurrecting our favorite Lord Commander in Episode 2, we’re pretty sure everyone lost their minds. The suspense was there though as it looked like Mel’s magic failed, but as soon as Ghost propped up, we all knew it was going down.
3The Sword of the Morning
To truly understand the story of Game of Thrones, you’d have to read on about the important events in the universe’s history. The events that begin in Season 1 is preceded by “Robert’s Rebellion,” the war that pushed the Targaryens out of King’s Landing after the Mad King Aerys I brutally murdered Ned Stark’s father and older brother after they had protested against Prince Rhaegar Targaryen’s abduction of Lyanna Stark.
Towards the end of the War, Ned Stark and 5 other knights stormed the Tower of Joy in Dorne to rescue Lyanna, but were met by three Kingsguard, including Ser Arthur Dayne aka the Sword of the Morning aka the baddest man on the planet. Arthur Dayne’s title signifies that he is the best swordsman in Westeros, and our first glimpse of the event in Episode 3 did his skill justice.
Unfortunately, he was stabbed in the back by Howland Reed as he was poised to slay Ned Stark. Regardless, Arthur Dayne’s four on one battle is the single greatest piece of swordsmanship in the whole show. It’s totally worth a rewatch.
If there’s one family in the whole of Westeros that has had too much crap given to them, it’s the Starks. Ned Stark’s honor got him beheaded, which set off a chain reaction of nasty things for his family. The Stark kids haven’t seen all of each other since Season 1. We can’t help but feel for the Starks, considering all these bad things happening to them.
When we realized Sansa’s escape from Ramsay Bolton meant that she was heading to Winterfell to a recently resurrected Jon Snow, we’re pretty sure our collective breaths were held. After all, Stark reunions always seem to fail (see Arya in Red Wedding, Bran and Rickon, North of the Wall). But as soon as Sansa and Jon’s eyes met, we all shrieked like little kids. The hug made us lose it. It’s a scene that’s worth replaying over and over.
At the end of Season 5, we last saw our favorite dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen on the back of our favorite dragon Drogon as they fly to safety. Or so we thought. Drogon channels his inner Charizard and totally disobeys Dany and leaves her in the middle of a field. That sucks. What sucks is that he left her in the middle of a field where the Dothraki happen to pass by. She’s no longer Khaleesi, so she’s obviously captured and taken as a prisoner.
Dany spends the next few episodes being captive before they settle in Vaes Dothrak. Jorah and Daario make their way there as well to free their queen, but of course, Dany took matters into her own hands. She totally gives all the Khals a giant middle finger by locking everyone in and burning the whole freaking cottage down, because duh she’s the Unburnt. The scene ends with her coming out of the burning temple, naked, as the whole Dothraki bow again to their Khaleesi.
6Hold the Door
Arguably the saddest moment in all of Game of Thrones. We’re still not over it, and chances are neither are you. :’(