Can you believe Season 6 of Game of Thrones is almost over? As the Season 6 finale approaches, let’s have a look at what might happen in Episode 10.
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains information and speculation about Episode 10 (season finale) of HBO’s Game of Thrones sixth season. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid potential spoilers.
The official synopsis for Episode 10 is as follows.
“Season Finale. Cersei faces her trial.”
Episode 10 of Game of Thrones is written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by Miguel Sapochnik. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Season 6 finale will run for a total of 69 minutes, but there should be plenty of action to fill out the longest episode yet in Game of Thrones history.
The title of Episode 10 is the same as the title of George R.R. Martin’s upcoming book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series Game of Thrones is based on. So could this be an indicator of what to expect in the book, or merely a nod to the source material? According to The Telegraph, fans can expect a book that is better than what HBO presents in the TV series. But, considering how vast George R. R. Martin’s books are compared to the scale of the TV show, this is to be expected. So it still remains a mystery as to how Episode 10 of Game of Thrones will compare to the book of the same title.
As for the synopsis of Episode 10, it is scant to say the least. At least fans know Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) will face her trial. Recent events saw Cersei unable to compete in a trial by combat to prove her innocence, but it doesn’t mean she is left defenseless. If the rumor of wildfire hidden under King’s Landing is correct, this trial might turn out to be more explosive than expected. Fans could see Cersei try to burn King’s Landing to the ground rather than stand trial. It is likely she will try and save her son, King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman), if this occurs. However, if what the witch told Cersei all that time ago in the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones is true, it seems Cersei will outlive King Tommen. But it is the other part of the prophecy that could prove interesting. The full prophecy from the book series is below. However, in the premiere episode of Season 5, only the first part of the prophecy about Cersei’s children was revealed.
“Six-and-ten for [the King], and three for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds. And when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”
As The Independent pointed out, “‘valonqar’ is High Valyrian for ‘little brother.'” While many hold fast that Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is that brother, being little in both age and size, some believe it is Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) that will kill his sister rather than have her burn King’s Landing to the ground. If this is to be true, it means Tommen will have to die before this happens. So, could King Tommen die in Episode 10 of Game of Thrones?
While the Season 6 finale synopsis is fairly light on content, the teaser video for Episode 10 is not. The official teaser video for Episode 10 of Game of Thrones is below.
While Cersei may be plotting her way out of a trial, the teaser video shows Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones) will certainly be facing the Seven. He looks quite broken as well, something his sister, Margaery (Natalie Dormer), hoped wouldn’t happen. So what will he confess before the Seven in the Season 6 finale? Only time will tell!
Next in the clip, a white raven is shown, flying high over a castle. What does a white raven signify? According to the books, a white raven is sent by the maesters from the Citadel to herald in the fact that the season has definitely changed. In other words, winter is no longer coming, it has finally arrived after six seasons of Game of Thrones. Thank goodness for that.
Jon Snow (Kit Harington) reminds Sansa (Sophie Turner) they now have many enemies, although this means nothing has changed since their Battle of the Bastards. Jon does mention they must be honest from now on, so it seems he was not impressed Sansa had her own army waiting in the wings which she did not tell Jon about.
Sansa meets with Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen) and he reminds her of the obligation between them after he sent the Vale army to her defense. Could Petyr finally be in a position to marry someone closely related to his one true love, Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley)?
Other secrets are also revealed, namely the one in which Melisandre (Carice van Houten) burned Shireen (Kerry Ingram) at the stake in order to appease the Lord of Light. It is likely Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) will not be impressed.
In Episode 10 of Game of Thrones, the Freys and Lannisters “send their regards,” a phrase that reminds fans of the red wedding in which the Freys slaughtered a large percentage of the Starks. Could this be an indication the Freys and the Lannisters are now openly showing their disregard for the Starks since they reclaimed Winterfell? Or is it in regard to the Tullys at Riverrun? Once again, fans will have to tune into the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones to find out.
Finally, the teaser video for the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones shows Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Tyrion talking. Tyrion is consoling her with the fact that she is “now in the great game, and it is terrifying.”
What do you think will happen in the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones? Let us know your thoughts and theories by commenting below!
Season 6 of Game of Thrones returns to HBO with Episode 10, entitled “The Winds of Winter,” on Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m. ET.
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