Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones’ is the best yet


The season finale of “Game of Thrones,” episode “The Winds of Winter,” was noteworthy. Long awaited questions were answered. Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) lineage was clarified. Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) shows you can’t keep a good dwarf down. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her dragons are a force to be reckoned with. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) tests her wings as an assassin. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) is the new bad girl in Winterfell. Too bad Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleason) isn’t still around. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headley) demonstrated why she may be the most dangerous character of all.

Let us not forget minor characters. A softer side of Melisandre (Carice van Houten) was revealed. Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane (Rory McCann) may have a surprise for Arya Stark. Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) found his manhood. It is understandable why Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) left his family’s home.

Nevertheless, the “Battle of the Bastards,” episode 9, brought the curtains down. It was the quintessential, monumental fight of good vs. evil. The epic “Battle of the Bastards” left fans gripping their seats as the battle wage appeared to go either way. In the end, the villains we love to hate finally got their comeuppances by the characters we love. Revenge never looked so sweetly satisfying.

Season 6 made the “Game of Thrones” television royalty. Fans knew good things were to come when our beloved, beautiful Jon Snow return from the dead. It only got better from there. There is no doubt that season 7 will bring closure to the “Game of Thrones” saga. For now, season 6 of “Game of Thrones” is the best yet.

C. C. J. Vann
C. C. J. Vann is a geek cultural freelance journalist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her blog is at