The sixth season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones was ordered by HBO on April 8, 2014, together with the fifth season, and premiered on April 24, 2016. In contrast to the previous seasons, it largely consists of original content not found in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.
The Winds of Winter
No. 610. Title: The Winds of Winter. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik. Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss. Original Air Date: June 26, 2016. Sinopse: Before her trial can commence, Cersei destroys the Sept of Baelor with wildfire; among the dead, the High Sparrow, Margaery, Mace and Loras Tyrell, Pycelle, and Lancel and Kevan Lannister. Horrified, Tommen throws himself off a balcony to his death. Davos confronts Melisandre over her complicity in the burning of Shireen Baratheon; Jon banishes her from Winterfell. Sansa learns of Littlefinger’s plans for her as the new Lady of Winterfell. Following their victory, the Wildlings, the Knights of the Vale and the surviving Houses of the North pledge loyalty to Jon Snow as the new King in the North. Following a banquet with Jaime, Walder Frey and two of his sons are murdered by Arya. Sam and Gilly reach the Citadel in Oldtown. Bran sees a vision from inside the Tower of Joy: Ned finds his dying sister Lyanna, and takes her newborn son as his bastard. Daenerys says goodbye to Daario and makes Tyrion as her Hand. After aiding Olenna Tyrell and the Martells to ally against Cersei, Varys returns to Meereen, just as Daenerys sets sail for Westeros with Tyrion, the Greyjoys, the Insullied, the Dothraki and her dragons.
Inside the Tower of Joy
In the vision, Bran follows the young Eddard Stark inside the Tower of Joy. There, he sees when his father finds his aunt Lyanna hemorrhaging from childbirth. With her dying breath, Lyanna pleads with Eddard to take care of her son, keeping his secret safe lest Robert kill him. It’s implied that the baby is an infant Jon Snow, meaning that he is the son of Lyanna Stark and, possibly, Rhaegar Targaryen.
LYANNA: Is that you? Is that really you? You’re not a dream?
NED: No, I’m not a dream. I’m here. Right here.
LYANNA: I’ve missed you, big brother.
NED: I’ve missed you, too.
LYANNA: I want to be brave.
NED: Shh. You are.
LYANNA: I’m not. I don’t want to die.
NED: You’re not going to die. Get her some water.
LYANNA: No, no water.
NED: Is there a maester?
LYANNA: Listen to me, Ned.
LYANNA: If Robert finds out, he’ll– you know he will. You have to protect him. Promise me, Ned. Promise me.
LYANNA: Promise me, Ned. Promise me.
To be continued on the next post.
Source text: Wikipedia.