This episode might have been the most action packed in Thrones history. It started out with the trial of Loras Tyrell by the High Sparrow. Many prominent characters were attending the trial including Margery and Mace Tyrell and Kevan Lannister, Hand of the King. Additionally, all the men in the robes that fight for the High Sparrow were there. Unbeknownst to any of them, Cersi Lannister, secretly had set up wildfire underneath the building where the trial was taking place and everything exploded and killed all of them. Meanwhile, Tommen is watching the entire thing happen and decides to kill himself and jumps out of the Red Keep. This means that Cersi has now become the Queen.
Danyerous Targeryan is ready to attack Westeros and has secured allies with the Martells of Dorne (who hate the Lannisters) as well as Olena Tyrell, who also hates Cersi for what happened to her son and grandchildren. This means that Danyerous now has multiple armies, ships and the political allies in Westeros that she needs to mount an all-out assault. As she is preparing to leave for her out assault, she is forced to cut ties with Daario Naharis, the former sellsword who became one of her most trusted advisors, warriors and her lover. She commands Daario to stay in Mereen and lead his sellsword company, the Second Sons, to rule over Mereen until they can elect a ruler. We later learn that this advice was given by her new "Hand of the Queen," Tyrion Lannister. The closing credits of the episode and season shows the entire army of Unsullied and Dorthraki in a gigantic armanda headed towards Westeros. All I can say is Cersi better look out.
Up in the North, Jon and Sansa look out on the balcony of Winterfell and Sansa says that Jon should have the "lords chambers," the room where Ned and Catelyn Stark lived. In this episode, we finally learn the truth behind Jon's real parentage. Bran Stark travels back in time in a vision and we finally get to see what happened in the Tower of Joy once a young Ned Stark finally goes up into the tower. We see Ned walk into a room in the tower where his sister, Lyanna Stark is lying in bed near death. She shows Ned her newborn son and her dying words were "Promise me Ned" and that he promises to protect her son from Robert Baratheon, who wanted all the Targeryans dead. We then cut to Jon Snow in the present in Winterfell. All of the Northern houses are there and declare him the King in the North.
It was a pleasure to cover Game of Thrones for our readers this season and I look forward to the next. On the bright side, in a couple weeks, Matt Nadworny will be covering season two of Ballers that premiers on July 17th. Stay tuned!
By Spencer Roush