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The sixth season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered on HBO on April 24, 2016, and concluded on June 26, 2016. It consists of ten episodes, each of approximately 50–60 minutes, largely of original content not found in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Some story elements were derived from the novels and from information Martin revealed to the show-runners. The series was adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. HBO ordered the season on April 8, 2014, together with the fifth season, which began filming in July 2015 primarily in Northern Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Iceland and Canada. Each episode cost over $10 million.
The season follows the continuing struggle between the Starks and other noble families of Westeros for the Iron Throne. The Starks defeat the Bolton forces in battle, and Jon Snow is proclaimed the King in the North. Tyrion attempts to rule Meereen while Daenerys is held captive by a Dothraki tribe. At King’s Landing, the Tyrell army attempts to liberate Margaery and Loras, but Margaery capitulates to the High Sparrow, who becomes more powerful by influencing King Tommen. At her trial, Cersei burns the Great Sept, killing her rivals, while Tommen kills himself. Cersei is crowned Queen of Westeros. Ellaria Sand and three of Oberyn Martell’s daughters kill Doran and Trystane Martell and seize control of Dorne. In Essos, Daenerys Targaryen is captured by Khal Moro who takes her before the khals; she burns them alive and takes command of the Dothraki. Olenna and the Dornish ally with Daenerys.
Game of Thrones features a large ensemble cast, including Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington. The season introduced new cast members, including Max von Sydow, Pilou Asbæk and Essie Davis.
Critics praised its production values, writing, plot development, and cast. Game of Thrones received most nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, with 23 nominations, and won twelve, including that for Outstanding Drama Series for the second year in a row. U.S. viewership rose compared to the previous season, and by approximately 13% over its course, from 7.9 million to 8.9 million by the finale.
Main star cast
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington as Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth
Carice van Houten as Melisandre
Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell
Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei
Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Conleth Hill as Varys
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley as Samwell Tarly
Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’ghar
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth
Hannah Murray as Gilly
Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow
Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane
Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis
Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton
Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton
Dean-Charles Chapman as Tommen Baratheon
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark
Jerome Flynn as Bronn
Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont
Jon Snow’s corpse is found by Ser Davos, Edd and a few other loyalists; Davos and the others take him inside and lock themselves behind a door with him, while Edd goes to get help. Thorne assumes command of the Watch. At Winterfell, Ramsay mourns for Myranda, while Sansa and Theon escape through the woods. Ramsay’s men catch up with them, and are about to take them captive, when Brienne and Pod arrive, kill the men, and the former is accepted into Sansa’s service. In King’s Landing, Cersei receives Jaime, who arrives with Myrcella’s body. Jaime promises Cersei they will take their revenge. Obara and Nymeria murder Trystane, on his way home from King’s Landing, while in Sunspear, Doran and Areo Hotah are killed by Ellaria and Tyene, after the former learns of Myrcella’s death. In Meereen, Tyrion and Varys find all the ships burning in the harbor. Jorah and Daario continue to track Daenerys, who is taken by the Dothraki to Khal Moro. In Braavos, Arya lives on the streets as a beggar, where she is beaten by the Waif. In her chamber, Melisandre removes her bejeweled necklace as she reveals her true appearance as an old crone.
Brandon visits Winterfell in a vision of the past, and sees Eddard, Benjen, and their sister Lyanna, as well as a young Hodor. Edd arrives with Tormund and a group of Wildlings, imprisoning Thorne and the other mutineers. Tommen asks Cersei to teach him to be strong. Tyrion learns that Astapor and Yunkai have reverted to slavery, and releases Rhaegal and Viserion from their chains. In Braavos, Arya is attacked by the Waif before H’ghar appears and recruits her again. Walda, Roose’s wife, gives birth to a boy, prompting Ramsay to murder Roose, her, and the baby. Brienne reveals to Sansa that Arya is still alive. Sansa permits Theon’s return to the Iron Islands, where his uncle Euron reappears and murders King Balon. Seaworth persuades Melisandre to attempt to resurrect Jon. At first, her attempts seem to fail. However, once everyone leaves the room, he awakens.
On a boat on their way to Oldtown, Tarly reveals his intent to leave Gilly and her baby with the former’s family at Horn Hill while he trains to be a Maester. In a vision of the past, Brandon sees Eddard and Howland, Meera’s father, defeat a group of Kingsguard loyal to the Targaryens at the Tower of Joy in Dorne. Varys discovers that the masters of Astapor, Yunkai, and Volantis have been financing the Sons of the Harpy. In King’s Landing, Tommen converses with the High Sparrow while Jaime and Cersei interrupt a small council meeting, only to be shunned by Kevan and the Tyrells. Cersei’s bodyguard is revealed to be Gregor. Arya trains rigorously with the Waif and her sight is returned to her once she has accepted herself as “no-one”. In Winterfell, Lord Umber asks Ramsay for help in protecting the North from the Wildlings, bringing Rickon and Osha as a gift, along with the head of Shaggydog, Rickon’s direwolf. Jon executes Thorne, Olly and the other officers involved in his assassination. He renounces his oath and puts Tollett in charge of the Night’s Watch.
Sansa’s party arrives at Castle Black as she is reunited with Jon. In Meereen, Tyrion meets with the slave masters of Slaver’s Bay to offer peace if they will end slavery within a period of seven years, an action that angers the former slaves. Baelish returns to the Vale to mobilize their soldiers against Ramsay. Naharis learns about Mormont’s greyscale as they arrive in Vaes Dothrak. In King’s Landing, Margaery is permitted to visit Loras while Cersei, Jaime, Kevan and Olenna put aside their differences and plan a defeat of the Sparrows. Theon arrives at Pyke and explains to Yara that he will support her claim at the Kingsmoot. In Winterfell, Osha attempts to assassinate Ramsay but is killed by him. Ramsay sends a letter to Jon, threatening harm to Rickon if Sansa is not returned. She convinces Jon to march south in order to take back Winterfell. Daenerys meets with the Khals in the temple of the Dosh Khaleen; after they refuse to serve her, she burns them and Moro to death. When she emerges unhurt, the Dothraki kneel to her.
Sansa meets Baelish, who offers the support of the Vale and tells her that Brynden Tully, her great uncle, is gathering an army in Riverrun; she initially refuses his help. Jon and Sansa leave Castle Black to gather support from the other Northern houses, with her sending Brienne to Brynden. In Braavos, Arya is given a second chance to prove her loyalty by killing an actress. Beyond the Wall, Brandon learns that the White Walkers were created by the Children of the Forest to protect themselves from the First Men. In the Iron Islands, Euron wins the Kingsmoot despite confessing to killing Balon, causing Yara and Theon to flee. In Essos, Daenerys learns about Mormont’s greyscale, ordering him to find a cure and return. In Meereen, a red priestess named Kinvara meets Tyrion and Varys and promises to support Daenerys. Brandon’s unaccompanied vision causes him to be touched by the Night King, making the cave vulnerable. The Night King, along with White Walkers and hordes of wights, attack the cave, killing the Three-Eyed Raven, several Children, Summer, and Hodor, whose younger self is shown to have been rendered mentally disabled by Brandon’s interference.
Bran and Meera are saved by Benjen, who reveals that he was turned by the White Walkers, but was later unturned by the Children using Dragonglass. Samwell and Gilly reach the Tarly family estate Horn Hill. After Sam’s father, Randyll, insults her for being a Wildling, Sam decides to take her with him to the Citadel, also stealing House Tarly’s ancestral Valyrian steel sword, Heartsbane. Arya warns the actress about her mission to assassinate her, recovering the Needle. H’ghar approves of the Waif’s request to kill Arya. Jaime attempts to rescue Margaery from the Faith Militant, only to find she has repented and Tommen has forged an alliance with the Faith. He removes Jaime from the Kingsguard and orders him to help Walder Frey, who is holding Edmure Tully hostage, and to retake Riverrun from Brynden. Daenerys mounts Drogon, and declares to the Dothraki that they will sail across the Narrow Sea to conquer Westeros.
Margaery convinces Olenna to return to Highgarden after the High Sparrow says that he will pursue Olenna following her attempt to engage the Faith. Jon, Sansa, and Davos recruit the Wildlings and House Mormont to their cause, but remain outnumbered by the Boltons. In desperation, Sansa writes a letter begging for aid. Jaime arrives in Riverrun with Bronn, assuming control of the siege. The former goes to parley with Brynden, ultimately being unsuccessful. Theon and Yara spend their last night in Volantis, deciding to sail to Meereen to ally with Daenerys. In Braavos, Arya prepares to return to Westeros, but is attacked by the Waif. Arya is badly wounded but escapes. Sandor is revealed to be alive, having been saved by a Septon and his followers. When men from the Brotherhood threaten and eventually slaughter the group, Sandor decides to get revenge.
Tommen abolishes trial by combat, much to the dismay of Cersei, who planned to win using Gregor. Brienne arrives in Riverrun and attempts to persuade Brynden to surrender, without success. After Jaime threatens to kill Edmure’s young son, he enters the castle and orders the Tully forces to stand down, but Brynden is killed fighting the Lannisters. Brienne and Podrick escape. Varys departs Meereen on an unknown mission. Meereen comes under naval assault by the slaving cities, but Daenerys returns. Sandor kills the outlaws who sacked his village and encounters Dondarrion and Thoros, who explain that the outlaws were renegades. They try to convince Sandor to join the Brotherhood. Arya is taken in by the actress, who heals her wounds. In the morning, the Waif arrives, kills the actress and chases Arya through the streets of Braavos. Arya leads the Waif into the catacombs and kills her. She returns the Waif’s face to the House and declares that she is Arya Stark of Winterfell and she is going home.
Daenerys meets with the slave masters to negotiate terms of surrender, but they refuse it. Riding Drogon, as Rhaegal and Viserion assist, Daenerys attacks and burns the slavers’ fleet. Grey Worm kills two of the masters, leaving one to tell of what he had witnessed. After the battle, Theon and Yara meet with Daenerys and Tyrion and agree to an alliance. Near Winterfell, the Stark and Bolton armies meet on the field. Ramsay feigns setting Rickon free, but kills him with a long-distance arrow before Jon can save him. In the battle, the Stark forces are pinned by Bolton soldiers, but are rescued by the Knights of the Vale. Ramsay flees inside Winterfell, but the Wildling giant Wun Wun, having taken numerous arrows to his body, manages to break down the gate before succumbing to his wounds. Jon brutally beats Ramsay and takes him prisoner. Sansa later visits Ramsay’s cell in the kennels and watches as his starving hounds devour him.
Before her trial, Cersei destroys the Sept of Baelor by wildfire, killing the High Sparrow, Margaery, Mace and Loras Tyrell, Lancel and Kevan Lannister, along with hundreds of King’s Landing nobles and the Faith Militant, while Qyburn has Pycelle killed. Tommen commits suicide. In Dorne, Varys meets with Olenna and Ellaria, seeking to form an alliance between Daenerys and their houses against the Lannisters. Seaworth confronts Melisandre over the death of Shireen; Jon banishes her from Winterfell. The Wildlings, the Knights of the Vale and the surviving Houses of the North pledge loyalty to Jon as the new King in the North. Sansa stops Baelish from getting intimate with her. Arya kills Walder Frey and his sons. Tarly and Gilly reach the Citadel in Oldtown. Benjen tells Brandon and Meera to pass the Wall without him. Brandon uses his powers and learns that Jon is actually the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar, being adopted by Eddard after she died during Robert’s rebellion. Jaime returns to King’s Landing to find Qyburn crowning Cersei the new monarch of the Seven Kingdoms. Daenerys leaves Naharis and the Second Sons to rule Meereen before she sets sail to Westeros with her other companions, armies and dragons.