Game Of Thrones Recap: S6E10 ‘The Winds Of Winter’

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Meereen: Dany, Tyrion, Daario and the Greyjoys

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Dany, on Tyrion’s advice, orders Daario and his Second Sons mercenary company to remain in Meereen and enforce her new status quo in the newly-renamed “Bay of Dragons.”

Tyrion, as she notes, fails at consoling her about it later. But she’s not there for consolation but to reward his. For his efforts to bring peace to Meereen, she names him her Hand to the Queen. Peter Dinklage crushes it, etching Tyrion’s face with a life worth’s of desire and pain.

We end on an epic shot of Dany’s armada of allies, the Greyjoys, Grey Worm, Missandei and inexplicably Varys (what???) finally, finally, finally makes their way to Westeros to claim her Targaryen birthright. Question: how is she overcoming the massive problems that come with sticking thousands of warriors of different, conflicting cultures together in what amounts to wooden crates on the water?

MISSING THIS WEEK:

  • Only Euron Greyjoy, who’s introduction this season was merely a portend of bigger things to come in Seasons 7 and 8. Aka watch out Oldtown!

NEXT YEAR:

Winter isn’t coming anymore. It’s here: Game of Thrones Season 7. The seventh season, as well as the eighth, will be truncated per the showrunners’ request, consisting of 6-7 episodes each. Presumably, this move isn’t just an eager way to end the show but a way to concentrate the already-massive budget so the show can keep topping itself. Given that a wintry apocalypse is coming, it’s hard to get much bigger than that and thus the show must regretfully end.

Thank you so much for joining me on this awesome journey this year. I have enjoyed every episode and every word about them and especially seeing you guys get something out of them. Nothing is better than sharing the joy of watching the best show in the world. I’ll have one more Thrones piece running tomorrow morning, giving you guys all the latest knowledge on Season 7. Until 2017, friends! The night is dark and full of terrors.

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Sam Flynn

Sam Flynn

Sam is a writer and journalist whose passion for pop culture burns with the fire of a thousand suns and at least three LED lamps.