Warning: Book spoilers ahead!
As a die-hard fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, I went into Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones with an unsteady emotional mix of excitement, trepidation, and skepticism. HBO and the cast would certainly bring their A-games ("The Red Woman" premiere and the "Battle of The Bastards" episodes were particular highlights for me), and, sure, some developments would be exclusive to HBO’s already altered version of Martin’s story, but I was still wary of the impending show reveals that would likely make up the backbone of the unreleased books.
Read on for some select “spoiler” moments this books-lover found both satisfying and totally unexpected before the Season 6 conclusion airs tonight on HBO. Of course, I don’t know which of these developments will actually make it into the books, but as someone well-versed (OK, obsessed) with the worlds of Westeros and Essos, these revelations packed a major punch.