Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 10 recap, Daenerys sets sail

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Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 10 has ended on an Earth-shattering note. The North has remembered, Cersei is reminded of her prophecy, and Daenerys looks to the west. Check out our recap of the incredible finale below.

We begin the final installment of Game of Thrones Season 6 in King's Landing, where Cersei is awaiting her trial. The crowd gathers in the Great Sept of Baelor, while Loras is taken from the dungeons in order to stand trial, and Margery nervously waits next to their father. Loras is brought into the centre of the Great Sept, and instead of pleading his innocence, he confesses before the Seven to all of his sins and declares himself a servant of the Mother. It is now Cersei's turn. She looks magnificent, as if ready for battle, but has not left the Red Keep. Tommen begins to leave his chamber but worryingly, the Mountain stops him. It dawns on Margaery that Cersei doesn't intend on showing up to her trial. She grows nervous as she realises that they are all in danger, and tells everyone to leave. However, the Sparrows prevent them from doing so.

Grand Maester Pycell is led into Qyburn's laboratory, and is swiftly stabbed to death by the Little Birds. Meanwhile, Lancel follows a myriad of passages under the Great Sept, in pursuit of a Little Bird, who swiftly stabs him and runs away. He then sees that he is surrounded by barrels of Wildfire and in the back of the chamber, he sees three lit candles standing in a pool of the dangerous liquid. He crawls towards them in an attempt to put them out, but it's too late. Boom.

Just like that, Margaery, Loras, Lancel, the High Sparrow, the Great Sept, countless civilians, are all gone in an explosion of Wildfire, and all Tommen can do is watch. In the Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 8 trailer, we saw Cersei prepared to take on the Sparrows, but we didn't realise her plans would come at the cost of our Margaery! It's now time for Septa Unella to suffer. Cersei has tied her up, which leaves her free to mockingly confess to all of her sins, saying: "Even confessing feels good under the right circumstances." Cersei then leaves as the Mountain enters, ready to make the Septa suffer until her last breath. Tommen watches the city burn, his wife gone in a puff of smoke. He then silently removes his crown and jumps from the Red Keep to his death. Cersei's prophecy is fulfilled. Later on Cersei sees Tommen's remains and orders him to be burned so that he can be with his family.

Meanwhile, House Lannister and the Freys are celebrating their takeover of Riverrun together. Jaime mocks Walder for being the Lannisters' pawn and expresses his disappointment is having to get involved in their mess, by explaining: "We gave you the Riverlands, to hold the Riverlands." With disappointment in his voice, he continues: "Why do we need you?'

Sam and Gilly finally arrive in Oldtown. Sam hands his scroll over to the keeper of the Citadel, and declares that he is to be the new Maester of Castle Black. He is told that the Arch Maester will speak with him when he is ready, and until such time he can use the library. As the camera scans over the glorious room, Sam realises that it's everything he wanted it to be and more. In Winterfell, Jon and Melisandre are confronted by Davos, who throws Shireen's toy horse to the Red Woman and shouts: "Tell him. Tell him who it belonged to!" After she confesses her crime Davos asks Jon to kill Melisandre. Jon compromises and banishes her to the South, on the promise that she will be hanged if she returns. As Jon watches Melisandre leave on horseback, Sansa comes to speak with him. Jon thanks her for her efforts in the Battle of Bastards by saying: "You're the lady of Winterfell, we're standing here because of you." Sansa tells him that a white raven came from the Citadell and it is confirmed, Winter has come.

We then cut to Dorne where Lady Olenna is speaking with Ellaria Sand, dressed in mourning robes. She states that Cersei has declared war and she wants to fight. Ellaria hears her words and ushers in a friend, Varys. The armies of Highgarden and Dorne will unite with Daenerys' to form a super army of epic proportions. Speaking of Dany, she has ordered Daario to stay with the Second Sons in Meereen while she goes to Westeros. He knows full well that this decision comes from Tyrion, and reluctantly admits that it is the most logical conclusion. Dany bids Daario farewell, and Tyrion comforts her by saying that what she did is what makes her a good leader. Daenerys then does one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for Tyrion, and thanks him for his counsel by making him hand of the Queen!

Walder Frey is drinking alone. As his servant girl hands him his dinner he asks for his sons, to which she tells him that they are right in front of him. The worst then dawns on him as he lifts up the pie crust and realises that his children have become minced meat. The girl removes her face to reveal that she is Arya! She tells Walkder Frey of her identity and cuts his throat open and watches him die.

Littlefinger and Sansa are speaking by the weirwood tree of Winterfell. He reveals his true feelings for her and says: "It's me on the Iron Throne, and you by my side." To our relief, she refuses him. During a meeting between the houses of the North, Lady Mormont reminds all of the guests that Jon Snow is their one, true King which motivates them all to pledge their allegiance to house Stark. We then come to another weirwood tree, as Benjen leaves Bran and Meera just on the northern side of the Wall. When Bran goes to touch the tree's bleeding bark, Meera asks him if he's ready, to which he replies: "I'm the Three-Eyed Raven, I have to be ready for this."

Once again, we come to the Tower of Joy. Bran sees his father, the young Ned Stark, and follows him up into the tower. Lyanna, Ned's sister, lays dying after having given birth to a baby boy. Bran watches on as Lyanna whispers something to Ned. She then begs her brother: "You have to protect him, promise me Ned." The camera focuses on the baby's face and then the camera fades into Jon! The theories are true, he is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, therefore he officially has the right to rule the Iron Throne.

As Jaime returns to King's Landing from Riverrun, he sees the city clouded in smoke. When he enters the Red Keep's Throne Room he looks on as Cersei takes her place on the Iron Throne, as Queen of Westeros. However, Cersei shouldn't get too comfortable, as the camera then cuts to the Iron Fleet, where Theon and Yara stand at the head of their ship. Grey Worm is also on board with Missandei, full of purpose and anticipation. As we look at the fleet from above we see Daenerys' dragons flying overhead. Tyrion and Daenerys stand at the bow of the leading ship with determination in their eyes. We bet that Tyrion cannot wait to see his big sister again. We recently speculated if we would see Daenerys reaching Westeros in the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale, and now it seems that her time has come. What was your favourite moment from "The Winds of Winter"?

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Source: HBO


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