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Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 8: No One comes, nobody goes, nothing happens

Trinaa Prasad | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Warning: There are barely any spoilers ahead. Sorry, bruh.


Have any of you read Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot? It's a fabulous play where nothing really happens. This week's episode of Game of Thrones season 6 was a bit like that. Low on action, lower on drama, and definitely negative on scenes that bring out the 'yaas queen' in us: No One was about Nothing.

But even the 'nothing' gave us something to talk about. Let's talk about those three major events that destroyed some fan theories and boosted others:

Arya is not the Waif

But WHY? Why is she not? Where's the fun in Arya being just Arya? ALL the theories were incorrect because HBO isn't as talented as the rest of us after all.

For future purposes in case you need a cure for multiple stab wounds, please drink some soup. Sorry Rob, Talisa, and Catelyn. If only someone had given you all a bit of soup. Didn't know why but Arya's comeback from 'almost dead' to I-can-kill-you-in-the-dark mode, brought to mind Ajay Devgn's 1992 hit, Jigar. If you know what I mean.

Kind of odd how Jaqen is okay with Arya leaving the House of Black and White and going back to Winterfell after killing his other protegee. The Braavosi are weirdos.

No Cleganebowl

Tommen has gone over to the dark side. Or has he gone over to the right side? Despite Cersei being such an abominable human being, it's still difficult not pick her side over this militant faith vs crown fight.

King Tommen held court, and banished his own mother to the 'ladies section' probably because the High Sparrow told him too. So a woman's place is in the gallery, is it? Anyway, Tommen the Puppet has taken a cue from India and banned his uncle Tyrion's favourite way of getting justice. No trial by combat. Which means no Mountain vs Hound. Meaning no Cleganebowl. Meaning zero fun in Kings Landing.

A cryptic exchange between Victor Frankenstein's Westerosi version, Maester Qyburn and Cersei tell us that she's up to something. Is that something wildfire perhaps? Is that what Bran witnessed in his visions? The burning of the Red Keep, the Sept and eventually Kings Landing?

Will all of the maegi's prophecies come true? Book readers will tell you that a maegi predicted the death of all Cersei's kids and her death at the hands of a younger brother when she was but a teenager. Since Tyrion's chances of flying on the back of a dragon in time seem rather distant right now, fan theories say that brother is going to be everyone's favourite kingslayer, Jamie Lannister.

Speaking of Jamie, what even happened in Riverrun? No seriously. Somebody better explain that bit.

Dany, Drogon, and the Dothraki

Sweet old Tyrion made a comeback in the show after a two-episode lull. Is anybody else feeling that Tyrion is no longer as feisty as he used to be? Kings Landing's Tyrion wouldn't be sitting off-guard without a backup to protect the city? Right? RIGHT? But Meereen's Tyrion does and even as he was celebrating, the doggedly persistent slavers came back with an army and ship to take back 'their slaves'. UGH. Find a purpose in life, you guys. Find a job. Do something useful.

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, Queen of the Andals, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons made a timely entry.

It would be interesting to see how she handles the situation in Meereen. Will she burn them all? Or will she give another long-winded speech, at the end of which people will pass out from sheer exhaustion and repetition and give in to her demands?

But who cares about Dany anymore? Have you seen the 53-second preview of episode 9 that's more interesting than all of episode 8? Winter is coming, and with it comes Bastardbowl. #TeamJonSnow


Edited by Abha Srivastava

First published: 13 June 2016, 12:54 IST