Wed, 13 July 2016
Hello, again milords and ladies! Welcome to our special Game of Thrones season 6 wrap up episode of The Cast Beyond the Wall. This season was a big game changer in a number of ways, and for better or for worse the meticulous character development we've been used to take a back seat in favor of the breakneck speed of the plot. We finally saw the Greyjoys come back into the fold in the way Austin always wanted and the season even wrapped with Daenerys finally on her voyage to Westeros. This is the season showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ran out of book material adapt and stepped completely out on their own.
This season also marked a notable turnaround for women in Westeros. In earlier seasons most of them were repressed by their husbands, the patriarchy of the world, or even by their own missteps, but this year Daenerys, Cersei, Yara Greyjoy, Sansa Stark, and many others claimed the most powerful positions in the world of Game of Thrones. No matter the quality, this will be one of the seasons that define the show in the years to come.
In our special wrap up episode, Austin, Alex, Daniel, and I play a little game to make the season ender a bit more interesting. If you look at the picture below, you can see we have a bracket filled with different storylines from season 6. These storylines will be pitted against each other and the victor will be decided by group vote. To spice things up a big, we give each host the option to use a "Melissandre Resurrection" to bring one storyline back an placed in a separate bracket. In the end, the winner of the original bracket will go up against the winner of the resurrected losers bracket. It's a fun way to wrap up the season discussion!
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