Game of Thrones: History in the making

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(Series 6, ep. 3) If you haven’t been watching series 6 and you don’t want to know what’s happened so far, stop reading now! There may well be some hideous spoilers below. You’ve been warned. 

SPOILERS BELOW

luke roberts game of thronesThere was a scene in this episode the significance of which went right over my head. This was partly because it featured the brief GoT appearance of Luke Roberts (Joseph Byrne off of Holby) so I was somewhat distracted. Having read this piece in The Guardian, though, it seems like I missed Something Major, which may well lead to us discovering that Jon Snow is actually the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen – thus meaning Jon is half ice and half fire like the title of the books.

Blimey. No wonder he had to be brought back from the dead. And, contrary to my fears last week, it seems that he is quite his normal self (though as I predicted, Melisandre has made rather a mess of his hair. But that’s the last thing on his mind). I’ve no idea what he’ll get up to next, because he’s left Castle Black and has the look of a man with a Purpose.

Maybe his first stop will be Winterfell, where Ramsay Bolton is reigning with his own particular brand of charm. He was given a gift this week – Rickon Stark. Oh dear. That has to be a worry.

In other news, it seems that Cersei is asserting herself again in King’s Landing, which can only be good news. Daenerys’s future is still in doubt. She wasn’t made entirely welcome at the Home For Retired Khaleesis, what with her “silver hair” and everything.

And Arya is doing ever so well in her Kendo training, and Jaqen H’ghar has even let her have her sight back, because even when she’s No One she’s Someone.

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