Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 1 Review


The season of Game of Thrones is upon us and the premiere episode of the latest season does not disappoint.

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From season 5, plenty has transpired with the assassination attempt upon Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei taking her walk of shame, and the moment where Jon Snow is betrayed by his fellow brethren.

The episode of Season six entitled, The Red Woman, begins by continuing where the last season ended, with Jon Snow lying dead labeled as a traitor. Ghost is howling for his loss and Davos, the only person that hears this ruckus, heads out of his room to find Jon’s body. Davos with the aid of some of Jon’s friends, bring his body to Davos’ room to protect his body. Melisandre then enters and seeing what has transpired, somehow feels responsible for Jon’s death from what it seems.

Heading back to Winterfell, Ramsay remains the  ruthless person that he is, by not wasting any “meat” and  Sansa and Theon are still running for their lives. But when it looks like Sansa and Theon are going to be captured, Brienne and Podrick come to save the day. It is one of the great moments in the episode because Brienne finally finds Sansa fulfilling one of her sworn duties. The question is where will they go?

In King’s Landing, Cersei finds out that another beloved child of hers is dead and Jaime reassures her that something will be done. In Dorne, an unexpected surprise awaits the Prince. The Snakes have struck their prey and the women have risen to power. An awesome scene knowing that the Sands will be taking over and will be taking some action against the Cersei, I hope.

We then travel to Meereen, where Varys and Tyrion take a stroll through the city to figure out how to properly run the city. While, Daario and Ser Jorah are still searching for their Queen, but get a huge clue of who captured her. Hopefully, Jorah still remains human after what happened with the stonemen.

Daenerys, after being captured by Dothraki, is brought to another Khal, Khal Moro, and explains who she is. As she wishes to return to her city, Khal Moro deems this wish unsuitable and will send her off to a temple of widows.

A brief scene with Arya has her dealing with her blindness, but will she overcome her handicap? And as the episode concludes Melisandre reveals her true self.

The episode answered a few questions and left me wanting more. Some questions have been answered, but more have arisen. The episode was very entertaining making the hour long episode feel so short. A great way to start off the season for GoT, but I wonder when will we see the dragon, Drogon, come into play, Bran Stark and how or what will Melisandre do to resurrect Jon Snow?

Did you watch the season six premiere of GoT? What are your thoughts on what will happen? Were you catfished by Melisandre? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned with the Junkie Monkeys for more on Game of Thrones.