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Right. Last night’s Game of Thrones finale was filled with things that we didn’t see coming (and one thing that we did, but were still happy to have confirmed).
In the order that they happened (just about), here are the biggest twists:
1. Cersei won.
After her son Tommen outlawed trials by combat, meaning that she couldn’t just use the Mountain to win, Cersei needed to find another way to ensure that she wasn’t about to suffer the consequences of her incestual relationship with Lancel. And find a way she did…
Never one to do things by half, the Queen Mother used wildfire to blow up theSept of Baelor, where the High Sparrow, Loras Tyrell and Queen Margaery (among others) had gathered for her trial.
Margaery might have been clever, but shemade a big mistake in antagonising Cersei…
2. Tommen died.
While we knew that this was coming (Maggy the witch told Cersei that her three children would die before her, and with Joffrey and Myrcella gone, it was only a matter of time for Tommen), we had not anticipated the way in which he’d go.
In a beautifully shot, almost peaceful moment, Tommen watched theSept of Baelor burning in the distance before removing his crown, and throwing himself out of the window.
In trying to wrest her son from Margaery’s control, Cersei lost him forever.
3. Arya’s back.
It would seem that the two seasons that Arya Stark spent with the Faceless Men weren’t wasted after all: the young Stark used the skills she’d acquired over in Braavosto disguise herself, and get close to Walder Frey.
Close enough, that she was able to feed him a pie into which she’d baked the corpses of two of his sons (presumably that she’d killed earlier), before cutting his throat.
Revenge is a dish best served cold, and if you can get some involuntary cannibalism in there too, well, all the better…
4. Jon Snow is not Ned’s son.
Okay, this wasn’t exactly a huge twist, given that it’s a fan theory that’s been around for a while now, and that there have been numerous hints and clues alluding to it, but it’s nice to have it spelled out.
Ned isn’t Jon’s dad, he’s his uncle, and it’s more than likely that Jon is actually a Targaryen (son ofRhaegar, nephew of Daenerys).
5. Cersei is the Queen
From the moment that Tommen stepped out of that window, we were pretty sure that Cersei would wind up on the Iron Throne, but prior to the episode we would never have guessed that she’d become Queen.
She’s spent the past season and a half losing battles to the High Sparrow and his Faith Militant, and getting herself onto the throne – without even Jaime around to help her – is pretty impressive.
Can she keep it though? We’re not sure…
Let us know what you think is going to happen next season, in the comments!
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