They were burning people alive on the beaches of Dragonstone and it’s really all come to this.
Weiss also spoke to the idea of demonstrable magic in fantasy affording a window into the mindset of those who commit bad deeds on faith in the real world, but did Shireen’s fiery end push Game of Thrones past a threshold for despicable violence? I mean, Gendry got a sexy leeching behind closed doors, and then got a year off to sail around the world on his boat.
Stannis has let the Red Priestess do a number of heinous things since their side was first introduced on "Game of Thrones" in Season 2. This isn’t a sympathy parade for all of our favorite characters to live happily ever after.
Enter Stannis Baratheon, the one true king, who is freezing and hopeless in the brutal winter (which, you may have heard, is coming). What follows was truly horrifying, as the evil Melisandre burns sweet Shireen at the stake while Stannis watches on.
The Mother of Dragons is unhappy at having to watch men die, although she's shocked when Ser Jorah appears amongst the fighters and defeats all of his opponents.
First, Bronn got out of prison, and maintained his title as best character in the show.
You may even find yourself saying things like, "I just don't think I can watch another episode". One day, it will be my hope to be able to properly recap a Game of Thrones episode. Will not the Sons of the Harpy just kill them all? I was surprised that the show did not build more tension over whether Ser Alliser (Owen Teale) would open the gates.
That pause before Alliser Thorne decided to let Jon and the Wildlings in was intense enough, but nothing compared to Olly's chilly reaction to one of the, like, THREE smiles Jon has ever given someone on this show. "It's really all come to this, there's been so much talk about the power of king's blood and it all leads ultimately, fatally, to Shireen's sacrifice".
As of today, Stannis has managed to replace Joffrey, Ramsay, Cersei and every other character hated passionately by fans.
Will this actually turn the tides of war, or will it be all for naught? Meanwhile, Arya skipped out on her assassination assignment to confront an old enemy.
If you remember, Trant is on Arya’s hit list after he killed her trainer, the water dancer, Syrio Forel, way back when.
Another picture shows Arya in the House of Black and White with Jaqen H'ghar, and apparently she will encounter someone from her past.
However, it does provide Arya the opportunity to kill him because Trant wants another young girl for the next day, apparently. Although Davos has yet to learn of Shireen’s fate, Cunningham told The New York Times that he was "astonished" when he read the scene in the script. "I think there’s going to be controversy after Shireen", Cunningham said. "From a personal point of view, not to be working with Kerry any more is - I treasure those scenes and I love working with her and she's an absolute sweetheart". The show is once again peaking as we head into next week’s season finale.
Also on last week’s Game of Thrones Season 5, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) agreed to take on Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) as an advisor.
Drogon saves Daenerys from an attack from the Sons of the Harpy in the fighting pits.