The Game of Thrones Season 6 finale has come and gone, and now the long wait for the Season 7 premiere begins. But until then, we still have loads of wrapping up to do, starting with our GIF recap of “The Winds of Winter,” named for the as-yet unpublished sixth book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.
As always, the folks over at COUB and Binge Whale have put together some amazing HD-quality GIFs from the episode, both epic and funny. So sit back and let’s relive the “The Winds of Winter” together.
We open in King’s Landing, where the High Sparrow and everyone in the Sept of Baelor was having a bad day.
Poor misguided Lancel tried to stop the wildfire time bomb, but his spine was severed by a wee lad with a sharp blade, and he just couldn’t crawl to the candles in time.
Of course, Maester Pycelle had to be removed from the board. Did it have to be little kids who did the deed? I dunno, but it sure was creepy.
Tommen couldn’t handle what he saw. I guess that’s what they call it King’s Landing?
Also, Family Guy shoutout.
And who masterminded this who devious scheme? Why Cersei, of course.
Or you could always take a softer approach…but where’s the fun in that?
Oh, and did we mention that Cersei is now endlessly torturing Septa Unella?
With all those kills, Cersei was awarded player of the game…of thrones.
Jaime wasn’t very happy about Cersei’s move when he got back to King’s Landing, seeing as how he killed the last person who tried to blow up the city with wildfire.
With Cersei’s plans came to fruition, she officially became a Sith Lord. All hail Darth Cersie, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, and Dark Lord of the Sith.
In Oldtown, Sam finally got to visit the great library of the maesters…and I think he got a nerd boner.
Arya made it to the Twins, and baked some delicious pies.
And then she served up some sweet revenge.
The Starks send their regards.
In Meereen, the saddest breakup in the history of breakups was happening.
Tyrion earned his Hand of the Queen pin, and I think he may have fallen a bit for the Mother of Dragons.
Question: How do you make Dorne palatable? Put Lady Olenna in there.
Oh, hey! It’s Varys, and he’s making the most dramatic entrance possible.
Back at Winterfell, a white raven came, signaling winter had arrived.
Meanwhile, Littlefinger was trying to cozy up to Sansa, and she was having none of it.
Farther north still, Uncle Benjenhands brought Bran and Meera to the Wall…well, close to it.
Then Bran, the new Three-Eyed Raven, had one last vision.
Promise me, Ned.
Out with the old and in with the Snow.
In the great hall of Winterfell, little Lyanna Mormont steals yet another scene, and shames all the grown men who didn’t help Jon when he asked.
Who is Jon Snow? The White Wolf, and the King in the North!
A healthy Theon and his sister, Yara, prepare to set sail for Westeros as part of the Dragon Queen’s fleet.
Because Dany’s on a boat (NSFW)
And since this is our last GIF recap of the season, here’s one of my own making:
Finally, we’ve come to the end. This final GIF sums it up nicely. Play us off, Ramin Djawadi.
That’s it for this season, folks. We’ve got roughly nine to ten months before the next episode of Game of Thrones airs, so until then, Valar dohaeris.