Game of Thrones Season Finale ‘The Winds of Winter’ Review (Spoilers)

Game of Thrones Season Finale ‘The Winds of Winter’ Review (Spoilers)

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So, Cersei finally got even with the High Sparrow. Yes, she may have created that problem in the first place, and yes, her method of revenge was unbelievably cruel and tragic, but still. Never mess with a Lannister, or it might just blow up in your face!

In this week’s season finale of Game of Thrones, Cersei and her henchmen detonated a cache of wildfire underneath the Great Sept, destroying it and killing everyone inside. The High Sparrow, Kevan Lannister, Margaery Tyrell, Ser Loras, Mace Tyrell, Lancel, and hundreds of onlookers were all engulfed in green flames as Cersei grinned from her chamber window.

An emotional Tommen layed his crown on a side table and jumped out the window.

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Bye Bye Tommen

When Cersei saw his body she barely even looked sad when making arrangements to burn him. Dressed in a  fierce black dress she was pronounced Queen, first of her name, and she showed no emotion of any kind when Jaime arrived on the scene.

Then, finally, we found out once and for all that Ned Stark was not Jon Snow’s father. As Bran discovered during one of his visions, Jon’s birth mother was actually Lyanna Stark. Though the show still hasn’t confirmed who Jon’s true father is, Lyanna made Ned Stark swear to protect the child. But this also might have awkward consequences when Jon Snow’s newly faithful army of Houses finds out he’s not actually Ned’s son. Now that Littlefinger has told Sansa outright that he intends to sit on the Iron Throne someday, I think we can bet he’ll be finding out Jon’s secret in order to betray him down the line.

Walder Frey also met his maker at the hands of Arya Stark, whose kill list just grew one name shorter. She killed his sons, cooked them in a pie and watched while he ate it. Then, she sliced his throat and watched him die.

Fans are freaking out, and social media has been buzzing with activity and comments since the episode aired!