Are you still recovering from this week’s action-packed episode? We saw the biggest single and bloodiest battle in TV’s history with Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton finally facing off in the most dramatic episode of “Game of Thrones” yet.
If the trailer for the season’s upcoming finale is anything to go by, it seems that “The Winds of Winter” will be a much more sombre affair with a lot of loose ends to tie up. Here are 6 highlights that are expected to take place in episode 10.
1. Cersei’s trial
Unfortunately for Cersei Lannister, the High Sparrow was successful in foiling her plans when he convinced King Tommen to outlaw the barbaric practice of trial by combat. It’ll be interesting to see how she pleads for having an incestuous relationship with Jaime when she is judged by the 7 septas. But knowing Cersei, she won’t go down quietly.
2. Jon and Sansa need to be on the lookout for their new enemies
With Rickon dead and Ramsay Bolton eaten alive by his “loyal” hounds, both Sansa and Jon are going to have an uphill battle trying to attain their power position in the North. As Amy Blumsom points out, “there are going to be plenty of people willing to kick a woman and bastard out of Winterfell in return for a little power.”
3. Jon Snow’s mother
During Bran’s previous visions, we saw a glimpse of what really went down at the Tower of Joy when the young Ned Stark heard the sound of a woman screaming. Many “GoT” fans have been speculating that the woman in the tower is Ned’s sister, Lyanna, who also happens to be Jon’s mother (and Rhaegar Targaryen his father). We have our fingers crossed that the finale will get to the bottom of this vision before the season concludes.
4. Will Sansa marry Littlefinger?
Sansa has done a lot of growing up over past few seasons. In the trailer, we see that Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish seems to be making a play for Sansa when she asks him what he wants for saving the Starks in “Battle of the Bastards”. Could we see another marriage between Littlefinger (who was once infatuated with Sansa’s mother) and Sansa? It’s pretty gross, but it’s still more appealing than the vicious Ramsay Bolton.
5. Davos has a score to settle with Melisandre
It was truly heartwarming to see the loving relationship between Davos Seaworth and Shireen Baratheon. When Melisandre convinced Stannis to burn his own sweet daughter alive, the horrific scene broke our hearts. In episode 9, Davos may have worked out what happened to poor Shireen when he stumbled upon a singed Baratheon stag badge. The brief clip in the trailer shows an enraged Davos outing the Red Woman’s role in killing the princess.
6. Khaleesi finds herself in the great game
“Are you afraid? Good, you’re in the great game now. And the great game is terrifying,” the final snippet sees Tyrion counselling Daenerys Targaryen. Yes, the great game is scary indeed. Just ask Ned, Robert, Joffrey, Stannis, and hundreds of other characters who have died in the great game. Will Tyrion’s subtle approach soften Daenerys’ inclination for tyranny and violence? We shall see.
Watch the finale’s dramatic trailer below:
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