Season 6 of HBO’s widely popular series “Game of Thrones” is quickly coming to a close with what appears to be an epic finale that could rival last week’s “Battle of the Bastards.”
Dubbed “The Winds of Winter” a nod to George R.R. Martin’s sixth novel in “A Song of Ice and Fire” series the concluding episode will be the longest installment in the show’s history, clocking in at 69 minutes and is to be directed by episode 9 helmer Miguel Sapochnik.
Promotional photos for the upcoming episode have revealed that the narrative will feature both Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Loras Tyrell’s (Finn Jones) trials with the Faith of the Seven. The preview teases the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) stating, “Are you prepared to stand trial and profess your guilt or innocence before the Seven?”
Meanwhile, after getting back to their home at Winterfell, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) warns his sister Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), “We have to trust each other; we have so many enemies now.” There will also be a sit-down conversation between Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Walder Frey (David Bradley) as the latter repeats the ominous words during the Red Wedding, “Freys and the Lannisters send their regards.”
A potential showdown between Davos (Liam Cunningham) and Melisandre (Carice van Houten) may also take place with the former finding out what really happened to Shireen (Kerry Ingram). He shouts to the Red Priestess to speak the truth to Jon, “Tell him what you did to her. Tell him!” The clip ends with Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) being advised by Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), “Are you afraid? Good. You’re in the great game now and the great game is terrifying.”
Speculations have it that Lady Stoneheart, the resurrected version of Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), may actually be introduced. According to Polygon, the current season has recently mentioned her several times such as during one of Bran’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) vision in episode 6, when Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) delivers the letter to the Blackfish (Clive Russell), and while Jaime orders Edmure (Tobias Menzies) to surrender Riverrun, both in episode 8.
Moreover, the Brotherhood Without Borders was briefly featured. In the books, this is the group that Stoneheart took over. The reunion between Jaime and Frey is also deemed to be a good moment for her to make her entrance since it is the place where she was betrayed and killed. However, it remains to be seen if it comes to fruition.
“Game of Thrones” wraps up season 6 with episode 10 slated to air on Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.