After the epic bloody thrills of the ?Battle of the Bastards? episode, the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale preview shows the equally terrifying moments after battles?confrontation, confessions, more revelations, trials, being part of the ?great game??basically, getting down to the nitty gritty of this whole ?game of thrones.?
Battles have been fought and won both in Westeros and Essos. Bastards lost and won (mostly won), bastards forged alliances. It was all about bastards proving that they don?t need a great name to prove their power (Jon Snow), or to be a man to prove that they can rule (Dany and Yara), or to be tall to reach great heights (Tyrion). Will the once powerless people be the ones to rise in the finale as well?
The much-anticipated Season 6 Finale is titled, ?The Winds of Winter,? in reference to George R.R. Martin?s sixth unfinished novel. In the preview trailer, we see that the different plotlines will unfold. We are back at King?s Landing to settle the issues between the crown and the faith, back in Winterfell with the Starks at the helm once again, at the Twins with Walder Frey and Jaime Lannister celebrating their victory, we see Lord Petyr Baelish talking to Sansa about ?what he wants,? Ser Davos confronts Melisandre about Shereen, we saw glimpses of Bran, and Tyrion tells Danaerys, ?Are you afraid? Good. We?re in the great game now. And great games terrify me.?
Dany is indeed in the great game now after summoning all her dragons (they?re freeee!), setting a ship on fire (?Dracarys!?), killing two of the masters (?Awww yeahhh, Greyworm!!), and forging an alliance with Yara Greyjoy whom she looks to be rather amused by *wink wink*. Plus, the Dothraki are indeed fighting for her now. Will she make it to Westeros in the finale? She now has hundreds of ships both from the Ironborn and the Masters. And dragons! She has three dragons!! She can just fly to King?s landing, burn them all, and claim her throne, right? Just kidding, she doesn?t want to be like her father, the Mad King. Good thing Tyrion (who could also be a Targaryen) is by her side to prevent her from going mad. Let?s just see how she will fare in the ?great game.?
Meanwhile in King?s landing, there will be a trial. Cersei insists on a trial by combat with her Franken-Mountain as champion. Will we see The Mountain smash the High Sparrow?s head this time?
In the north, after the epic battle which overthrew the Boltons out of Winterfell and after we finally saw the end of the murderous Ramsay Bolton (YAAAAS!!) after he was fed to his own dogs, Jon Snow and Sansa face more enemies. They are not friends with the Lannisters, as we recall, and some Northern houses might still be loyal to the Boltons so they have to trust each other as Jon Snow tells his sister. Little Finger talks to Sansa about what he wants because, of course, there always has to be something in return for favors from Little Finger after the Knights of the Vale helped them win the battle. Could this be a marital arrangement between him and Sansa? (Ewww. Creepyyy.) Or does it have something to do with Robert Arryn of the Vale? Will he kill the little lord to claim his seat at the Eyrie? He was married to Lady Lyanna so he might have a claim to the great house. And as recalled, he killed Jon Arryn through Lyanna and his main motive for everything might be for him to become the Lord of the Vale.
It?s going to be a BIG season finale as Collider notes, as it will be 69 minutes long and hopefully we will see most plotlines resolved.
P.S. RIP, Rickon.
Catch the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale, ?The Winds of Winter? this Sunday, 9 p.m. ET on HBO.