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Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode The Red Woman: People Die

Photo of Theon and Sansa Crossing the river from Game of Thrones season 6 episode The Red Woman

What Did You Think Of the Game Of Thrones Season 6 Episode The Red Woman?

The moment we’ve been waiting for almost a year is finally here – and the Game of Thrones Season 6 episode The Red Woman has started things off in dramatic fashion. Be warned, if you still haven’t caught up on the show, you know what to do – go catch up before reading on, because – SPOILERS are ahead!

“The Red Woman” follows up on the events that happened in the previous season, starting with Jon Snow’s body lying in the snow. Yes, Jon Snow is dead. Sir Davros and Snow’s loyal friends gather up his body and fortify themselves in a room, trying to figure out what to do next. Though it’s pretty clear Jon Snow did die, we can’t say for certain we’ve seen the last of the Lord Commander, and we can’t rule out his revival, or possible return in a new form.

Next, we hit Dorne, where we see another shocking string of character deaths – this time it’s Ellaria and her daughters, the Sand Snakes, killing Prince Doran, his bodyguard Areo Hotah, and son Trystane. Guess Doran missed the memo that Dorne is going to be ruled by powerful women from now on.

Theon and Sansa light out into the frozen North in a bid to escape from Ramsey’s tyranny. They are ultimately caught by his guards and hounds but, Hark!, they are saved by Brienne and Podric at the last moment, and Brienne finally gets to pledge their service to Sansa Stark.

Back in Meereen, Varys and Tyrion begin discussing the realities of governing Meereen, and are interrupted by all the ships being burnt in the aftermath of Daenerys leaving with her dragon Drogon (say that 10 times fast). Guess they won’t be returning to Westeros any time soon. Speaking of the Mother of Dragons, as we saw in the previous season, she was caught by a Dothraki horde, led by Khal Moro. After some initially tense negotiations, Khal Moro promises her safety after learning she is Khal Drogo’s widow though the safety comes with a price: she will have to join the other Khal widows in Vaes Dothrak.

In Braavos, Arya is still struggling with her blindness, being forced by The Waif to learn to embrace it and rely on her other senses.

And finally, we see Melisandre’s true form. This seemed to confuse many people, but showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss explained that she is a being who is centuries old, sustained through her devotion to the Lord of Light, though she is now lost and struggling with the recent death of Stannis and failure of her prophecy.

So, what did you think about the Game of Thrones Season 6 episode The Red Woman? Are you excited about the new season? Do you think it will give us answers we so desperately need? Let us know in the comments.

UPDATE: OK, OK, Jon Snow is not dead.  In Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 2, Home, Melisandre is able to revive Jon.

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