After the huge disappointment that was Game of Thrones season 5 we are delivered a brilliant experience with the first 2 episodes of season 6.
This review will be more of a run down of the season so far and give chance for viewers to catch up. Caution, Spoiler Alert!
Episode 1 immediately picks up from where season 5 ended, with the death of our beloved Jon Snow, he was killed by Ser Alliser Thorne and other members of the Night’s Watch and is body is quickly discovered by Davos and he along with other Night’s Watch members that are not traitors take him inside to plan their next move.
Meanwhile we see the return of Bran Stark and the three eyed raven as they delve through what seems to be the memories of Ned Stark. The first flashback takes them to Winterfell, where they see Ned training as a young boy, we also see a young version of Hodor where he can actually speak which is interesting.
In King’s Landing we see that Jaime has brought back Myrcella Lannister after her death in Dorne which shocks Cersei and we also see that the High Sparrow visits Maergery in an effort to get her to confess, whether she will or won’t is unclear.
At the end of season 5 we saw Theon Greyjoy or Reek escape Winterfell with Sansa Stark after he killed Yara, and they are pursued by Ramsay’s soldiers who are quickly dispatched by Brienne and Pod and they then pledge their services to her.
In Braavos we see how Arya is coping with her blindness as she is now on the streets after being kicked out of the House of Black and White because she killed Meryn Trant.
Finally we see that Meereen is in turmoil after Daenerys fled the Harpee attack and the govenring of the city is left to Tyrion, Varys and Missandei while Daario and Jorah search for Daenerys. One important thing to note is that last season Jorah was touched by a stone man so at some point he will eventually die.
We also see that Daenerys is brought before Khal Moro, the leader of the Dothraki which was the tribe she married into and he sends her to live with all the other Khal’s widdows, it will be interesting to see how she gets out of this.
One more important scene was where we saw the Martell Sand Snakes murder the Dornish Lords including Doran and Trystane Martell.
Not much happens in episode 2 besides an exciting ending but it slowly builds on the events of the first episode. We see Arya continue with her training to master combat while being blind. This becomes more exciting because the idea of having someone who is blind but really good in fight does sound good.
We see over in King’s Landing that Jaime and Tommen are mourning for the death of Myrcella and after Tommen leaves Jaime confronts the High Sparrow who is backed by the faith militant so Jaime won’t kill him yet.
In the North Sansa and Theon part ways as he is ashamed of what he did to Winterfell and how he betrayed the Starks, and Sansa is told by Theon to go to Castle Black where Jon is Lord Commander but little to they know that he is dead.
We also see in Meereen that Tyrion visits the place where the other dragons are kept, there are only two here as the third, Drogon is still missing. He manages to speak to them without being eaten and they still don’t eat him even when he releases their chains. This has generated a theory amongst fans that Tyrion is part Targaryen which is interesting and I would like it if this plot line came to fruition.
We also see the re-introduction of the Greyjoys in Pyke, this scene is significant because we see Balon Greyjoy who rules Pyke, murdered by a new character called Euron Greyjoy.
In Winterfell we find that Walda has given birth to a boy. Ramsay then Murders Roose Bolton and takes over as Lord of Winterfell, he also kills Walda and her baby so that he has no threats to his Lordship.
Finally the ending of of the episode shows Melissandre attempting to resurrect Jon Snow, she stands beside him uttering words in a strange language over and over, but it isn’t working, this is until everyone leaves the room. After they leave we see that Ghost the Direwolf awakens as if he were disturbed and we see on the table that Jon Snow has awakened.
Overall I think this has been a brilliant start to the season and it is already an improvement to season 5 which was somewhat boring because nothing really interesting happened besides a good fight between the Night’s Watch and the White Walkers and the Queen’s Guard and the Son’s of the Harpee in Meereen.