Throughout the season six of Game of Thrones fans kept on complaining how droll the episodes were getting. However, the makers compensated for it with the ninth episode and season finale. After the stellar Battle of Bastards episode, HBO shocked, surprised, elated, and excited its fans with Winds of Winter. There was something worth appreciating in each character’s storyline but certain characters just stood out. Let us have a look at the show stealers in the finale.
1. Jon Snow:
First, let us take a moment to let this sink in. The show finally confirmed the long postulated fan theory R+L=J. For the uninitiated, this theory says that Jon Snow is not Ned Stark’s bastard but the son of Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark and Danaerys’s brother Rhaegar Targareyan. This was confirmed in the Tower of Joy flashback in season finale. So, it was really chilling to see Jon Snow’s parentage getting revealed followed by his being crowned as the King in the North.
2. Olenna Tyrell:
She was there only for a minute two minutes she was totally kick ass in this limited time. We have always seen the Sand Snakes being all feisty and haughty but the old lady just shut them up with her typical sassy style. Even the formidable Ellaria Sand looked nervous in front of her. Now that the old woman has joined forces with Khaleesi, we must totally pray for the well being of Cersei.
3. Lyanna Mormont:
She was introduced in this season and was there only in three episodes, but she totally killed it in the few minutes of screen time she had in Winds of Winter. In her high pitched child like voice, she thundered at old and reputed lords of the North and shamed them for their insolence. She is the new favourite of fans and they are hoping she isn’t killed off anytime soon.
4. Cersei Lannister:
Cersei Lannister, the Mad Queen, was undoubtedly and totally the character that stood out in the finale. We knew she was angry and unhappy but she wasn’t doing much. She compensated for it in the episode by her sinister plot of blowing up the Sept of Baelor and killing off all her enemies with just one blow. She then proceeded to sit on the iron throne as the Queen of Seven Kingdoms, something she always wanted.
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The finale Winds of Winter was so good that we are finding it difficult to get over it. Though fans were left wondering how Varys joined Danaerys on her voyage to Westeros, there was hardly anything else wrong with the episode. The only thing bad about the finale was perhaps was that it signalled a wait for 10 months before the next season airs.