Previously on Game of Thrones, “The Door”
“You Are the Three-Eyed Raven Now.”
Meera so ride or die. She continues to pull Bran through the snow while he’s still using his Greensight to see the past (Ned’s death, the Red Wedding, King Aerys yelling “Burn them all” on the Iron Throne, Jaime killing the king, etc.) and possibly the future – wildfire under King’s Landing. He awakens long enough to tell Meera the dead have found them. She tearfully apologizes to him and prepares to go out fighting, but a masked rider appears to kill the wights and take them both to safety.
Later, he reveals himself to be Benjen Stark, looking more wight than man. He was stabbed by a White Walker, left to die, but saved by The Children with a shard of dragonglass to the heart. He tells his nephew he’s the Three-Eyed Raven now and he will be there when the Night’s King finally arrives at The Wall.
“He Can Bloody Well Try.”
Sam’s father is just as terrible as we imagined. Over dinner he fat shames Sam, and when Gilly lets it slip she’s a wildling he shows his entire ass at the dinner table. Still, he agrees to take in Gilly and baby Sam. Later that night, Sam changes his mind and takes Gilly and the baby with him, and steals the family’s Valyrian sword, Heartsbane, for good measure.
Sam was right about one thing: his mother and sister are lovely.
“He’s Beaten Us. That’s What’s Happening.”
Tommen is finally allowed to see Margaery, who has seen the light of the seven Gods. She doesn’t seem nearly as upset about her upcoming walk as she should be.
So, it should come as no surprise when the High Sparrow announces she doesn’t have to walk because she has brought someone into the faith: King Tommen – but it’s still a damn surprise. The church and the crown are now truly the two pillars of the kingdom.
And here Mace Tyrell put on his fighting clothes for nothing.
Jaime is punished for his role in the insurrection that never was and stripped of his place in the Kingsguard. He’s to head the Lannister army and travel to Riverrun to meet with the Blackfish, who has reclaimed his family castle, much to Walder Frey’s annoyance – but more on his raggedy ass later.
Jaime is furious, but Cersei advises him to do as he’s told. They’ll bide their time, reclaim what’s theirs, break their enemies, blah, blah, blah. Also, more incest.
“Don’t Let Her Suffer.”
After watching the play for the third time, Arya has a conversation with Lady Crane and encourages her to change her final speech to her liking. When Lady Crane later prepares to drink the poisoned rum, Arya slaps it out of her hands and warns her to keep an eye on the other actress who “wants you dead.”
The waif sees all and reports back to Jaqen. He finally satisfies the waif’s lady boner to kill Arya, but orders that she not let Arya suffer. Meanwhile, Arya retrieves Needle and hides.
“Take That Castle Back.”
Walder Frey’s evil ass is surrounded by fuck-ups. He orders his sons to reclaim Riverrun though they insist they can’t because the Blackfish is mean. Walder reminds them that they killed Rob and Catelyn, and they still have Edmure. They need to remind Blackfish of those facts so he’ll stand down.
Walder acting brand-ass new.
“I Take What is Mine.”
Still a week’s ride from Meereen, Daenerys wonders how many ships she’ll need to take her crew to Westeros. At least a thousand, Daario estimates.
Daenerys is like, “Aight. Be right back.”
She rides off and returns on the back of Drogon. She doesn’t choose three blood riders, but all the blood riders. They chant, cheer, and agree to ride with her to Westeros (and anywhere, really), because dragons.
Game of Thrones S6E6 = 7.4/10