This review is dark and full of spoilers.
It happened! Game of Thrones returned with all the nudity, cursing and gore that we all love. It’s safe to say the episode didn’t disappoint many, it was a gripping episode that brought us back in to the world of Thrones and gave us small hints about what’s to come this year.
Lets take a look at some of the best and most important moments for some of the characters from this episode.
Jon Snow is still dead:
Ever since the end of season five, Thrones fans have been asking ” Is Jon alive?” or “Will Jon be resurrected?”, well unfortunately none of our questions were answered in the first episode. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t expect them to do anything crazy with Jon for the first couple of episodes but we’ll see what they have planned for next week. Anyhow, season six takes off moments after the end of season five, Jon is dead in the snow; due to the sound of Ghost crying for Jon, Ser Davos finds Jon’s body and gets it inside. As an audience we notice that Jon only really had a handful of supporters at Castle Black, one of whom looks as if he is going to get help from the Wildlings as he says “I’m going to rally some people who owe their lives to Jon”. This small group of Night’s Watch members, Ser Davos and a Direwolf look to try and keep Jon’s body out of the clutches of Ser Alliser Thorne, who looks to have taken control of Castle Black. Other than that, we don’t really get to see a lot of the ongoings at the wall which probably means they are going to drag out Jon being dead for as long as they can. There is a pit in my stomach because I need to know that Jon Snow comes back to life, I need him to be what he is meant to be and kill some bastards (Not literally bastards like himself but you get my drift). But, what if….what if he’s gone? Imagine it, for a second, what if the biggest shock is that he is actually gone.
Sansa gets a new team member:
In Sansa and Theon’s case, season six picks up with them running from some of the best Bolton Soldiers and Hounds. Sansa really doesn’t look to be in the best of shape, she looks like she could literally drop dead any moment; it doesn’t really help that in order to escape the Bolton Soldiers they have to cross a half frozen lake (Think I’d pass on that). Inevitably the soldiers track them down and find them, leading to a sort of stand off as Theon tries to protect Sansa, it was really cool to see Theon step up tot the plate a bit here, hints towards a redemption story arch maybe? Just as the soldiers capture them, Brienne turns up and pretty much just slaughters everyone; it’s always great to see her just slice peoples throats, such fun! Anyway, we get some closure to the Brienne storyline as she finds Sansa and pledges her life and sword to her, this was really cool because Sansa says the Lords Oath to Brienne meaning that Sansa is sort of like the Lord of a house now. But in her case she would be Lady of the house, Lady Sansa of House Stark. Now that, has a great ring to it doesn’t it! I’m really excited to see Sansa go on a revenger mission this season and perhaps kill a lot of the people that have done her and her family wrong.
Tyrion and Varys in Meereen:
Tyrion is left to try and control The Great City of Meereen, but as we see in the first episode, many things are going to get in his way. It seems like Tyrion is going to try and be part of the city, leaving the safety of the pyramid and walking through the city streets, something Daenerys certainly never did. We see glimpses of someone watching Tyrion and Varys as they walk around, so clearly people know who’s in charge and that the Queen won’t be coming back any time soon. However, the fact the someone was watching them didn’t seem to go anywhere as the disgraced Lords were a bit distracted with the fact that the Harpies burned all of Daenerys’ ships! This was a big WTF because without her ships how is Dany supposed to cross the Narrow Sea and take the Iron Throne!? We’ll have to wait and see but I think it’ll be something to do with Euron Greyjoy coming to Meereen with a fleet and taking her to Westeros. I look forward to that!
At the very end of the episode, we see Melisandre doing what she does best, taking off her clothes (Don’t you just love it). However, we got catfished, most people when seeing The Red Woman remove her clothes seem to pay a little more attention and as usual, everyone’s eyes were glued to the screen. BUT THEN! Melisandre takes off her necklace and is revealed to be god knows how old and ugly! I have never been less aroused in my entire life but it was very interesting. I don’t have a lot to say on this because I’m not sure of it’s significance but what it does show is that she has power. She may have seemingly lost her faith, but she has power. That sneaky little witch bitch.
I really enjoyed the first episode of season six, but it did seem to ask us more questions instead of giving us some concrete answers. Hopefully, we start to get some resolution next week with the return of Bran Stark.
Also, I know I skipped over the Daenerys storyline with Khalasar but nothing of great interest really happened; similarly to in King’s landing where nothing of note happened. I know that some shocks happened in Dorne that were completely off book, but no one cares about Dorne.
Episode rating: 9 (100% never bias I promise)
Thanks for reading this one guys!