They are traditionally decorated with seven-pointed stars and artistic depictions of the Seven, such as statues or sculptures. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Loras is arrested by the Faith Militant; later, a hearing is held for Loras, which is attended by King Tommen, Cersei, Queen Margaery, and Olenna Tyrell, grandmother of Loras and Margaery. Lancel, as the candle flame meets the surface of the pooling green fluid and we see the blaze reflected in his eyes. The sackcloth-burlap robes of a monk. The episode “ The Winds Of Winter ” (season six, episode 10) There’s nothing so mechanically sophisticated as a time bomb in the Seven Kingdoms, but the beginning of “The Winds Of Winter” ticks and tocks like one nonetheless. Lancel doesn’t entirely understand yet, but we do. (Dawning awareness rises as the score begins to sound something like a boys’ choir.) And boobs. For "attacking the Faith", Tommen dismisses Jaime Lannister from the Kingsguard and orders him to besiege Riverrun for House Frey in the Riverlands, which has been retaken by Ser Brynden Tully. King Tommen's death also marks the official extinction of House Baratheon, even though he wasn't a true Baratheon; at least one of Robert's bastards still lives, though. The deaths of Mace Tyrell and Grand Maester Pycelle wiped out the remainder of the Small Council that were not Cersei's allies or sycophants. Directed by Alan Taylor. Loras is lying near death, but it is not Cersei's fault; he volunteered to resolve the siege of Dragonstone, and was subsequently gravely injured as a result of his rashness, just as Cersei had hoped. She announces her intention to do that in advance, and no one is harmed. In the remaining 50 minutes of the episode, she loses her last living child, directs Gregor Clegane to rape a nun, brings down the wrath of Dorne and Highgarden against her and, perhaps most importantly, profoundly alienates (and probably scares) Jaime, who is realistically the only ally she has left. Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 9 Recap: Battle of the Bastards In an action-packed stunner of an episode, Game of Thrones gives us both the fantasy and the reality of war. He sees her above the crowd. Death of all individuals in the Great Sept and the surrounding districts. Drogo has fallen ill from … During Robert's Rebellion, in which several noble houses rose up in rebellion against King Aerys II Targaryen, the Mad King commissioned the Alchemists' Guild to place caches of wildfire underneath King's Landing. RED KEEP - CERSEI’S CHAMBER / CERSEI is standing at the balcony looking out across King’s Landing at the Great Sept of Dishonesty. The seven-pointed star window in the Sept, the candles in the wildfire puddle, the dark stony spaces below the two buildings and airy, high-ceilinged spaces above. The High Sparrow explain the history of how Baelor Targaryen established the Great Sept of Baelor. In addition, the entire leadership of the Faith of the Seven has been destroyed, including the High Sparrow and the Faith Militant, crippling the church's power in the realm. Despite the Stark-Targaryen victory over the White Walkers weakening their armies and preventing an unwinnable scenario where King's Landing stands alone against an army of the living dead, Cersei's decision to betray them is very likely to prove disastrous for her, especially if the people of the North send their remaining soldiers to support Daenerys, now that the White Walkers are no longer a threat. The Dornish armies are still intact, as are the Reach's (those who are not Tarly bannermen or who died defending Highgarden) though both are leaderless, Daenerys still has a decent fleet and her three dragons who are formidable on their own, and the North and the Vale are still in rebellion though preparing for the war with the dead. "Baelor" is so far, the best episode of "Game of Thrones". Civilian Casualties The only time in the novels where Cersei has used wildfire is in A Feast for Crows, where she burns the Tower of the Hand shortly after Tywin's funeral. Cersei also cannot rely on any religious support, having wiped out the entire Faith of the Seven's power and administration and also having broken every rule in the book. Shortly before Queen Margaery's walk of atonement, the Tyrell army arrives with Mace Tyrell and Jaime of the Kingsguard at its command. His expression is grim as he watches his sister become the newly-seated Queen. He proves this by describing a birthmark on Loras's upper thigh. Episode 9: Baelor. Cersei's actions, at first, most likely doomed her reign before it even began, with House Arryn (under Petyr Baelish) allied with the resurgent Kingdom of the North, the deaths of Walder Frey and his sons have left House Frey without a Lord or male heir, and Dorne and House Tyrell aligned with Daenerys's already massive forces. As Kevan dies, Varys explains that his death will undermine the alliance between the Lannisters and Tyrells, and open the way for the presumed-dead Aegon Targaryen (son of Rhaegar and Elia) (who is revealed to be alive in the fifth novel) to retake the Iron Throne. And if it wasn’t already, it now becomes ominously clear something more than a trial has been set in motion. Mace Tyrell, Queen Margaery, Lancel, the High Sparrow, the Faith Militant, and King Tommen are still alive. Following the death of Lord Tywin Lannister, the Sparrows find their way into King's Landing, preaching their extreme beliefs. In order to evade her trial and get revenge on her recent enemies, Queen Cersei Lannister has the Great Sept of Baelor destroyed by wildfire, killing many of her enemies.. The leather and quartz crystal of… whatever Cersei is. Finally, the most pressing matter which she as usual completely ignores even though it has been bearing down and been mentioned countless times; Winter has come. Share It Now! The music resumes as we cut back to Cersei and Tommen. Queen Cersei Lannister(orchestrator)Qyburn(orchestrator) Watch Cersei blows up the Sept of Baelor - Game of Thrones S06E10 - Ultimate Teaser on Dailymotion First aired on June 12, 2011, it was written by the show's creators and executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Alan Taylor, his directorial debut for the series. Had to do the whole "he knew he fucked up" thing as you could see it on the High Sparrows face. High Septon â Brothers of the Faith Militant â Brother Lancel â Brother Loras â Brother Boake â Six Septons â Nobility of King's Landing and the CrownlandsQueen Margaery Tyrell â Lord Mace Tyrell â Lord Hand Kevan Lannister â Grand Maester Pycelle â King Tommen I Baratheon â (unintentionally; not a target) Leaders Heavy casualties surrounding the Great Sept of Baelor, complete annihilation of surrounding. The episode title refers to the Great Sept of Baelor, the main religious building in King's Landing, where the pivotal scene (Eddard Stark's execution) takes place. In response to this, a cult of the Faith of the Seven forms, the Sparrows, led by a man known as the High Sparrow. Accused of homosexuality, Loras denies he ever slept with Renly Baratheon (in reality, his deceased lover) or any other men, and Margaery says the same when she is called to testify on Loras's behalf. Other spaces within the complex could seat larger numbers.The Great Sept was also built with cells for penitents. Finally, King Tommen was driven to commit suicide out of grief from the deaths of his wife, extended family, and so many innocents. As Margaery locks eyes with the High Sparrow for the last time, the fire punches through the seven-pointed star mosaic floor directly where the High Sparrow was standing, killing him instantly. Plink. Cersei intends to use the revived Gregor Clegane, her new Kingsguard, to serve as her champion in a trial by combat. When Daenerys and her armada set sail for Westeros, ships of Dorne and House Tyrell can be glimpsed amongst the black Targaryen sails. (Suddenly it occurs to us to wonder what the other “little bird” was whispering to Pycelle earlier.) Of course, Cersei has been threatening to burn cities to the ground for one thing or another for several seasons. Three burning candles are placed in a pool of wildfire, the flames getting closer to the extremely flammable substance as the candles melt. Destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor House Lannister has been pushed further to the brink of collapse with the deaths of Kevan and his sole remaining son Lancel in the explosion. Pycelle’s maester chain. Up above, in the Sept, Margaery is about ready to drop her humbled, pious demeanor, her old imperious voice coming back as she demands the High Sparrow wake up, understand something about the situation is horribly wrong, and let everyone out of the building. Maggy prophesied a younger and more beautiful individual - a description that fits Daenerys perfectly, and, if not specifically referring to a queen, is also a good description of Jon, who has recently discovered that he is a trueborn Targaryen - deposing her as queen and robbing her of everything she holds dear; given that Maggy prophesied that she would have three children - Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen - this is likely to happen sooner rather than later, as the birth of her fourth child does not seem compatible with Maggy's prophecy. Civilians gathered outside are incinerated as the shockwave spreads the flames outwards and obliterates all structures within a hundred meters of the Great Sept. A bell from one of the Sept's towers is flung from the structure and takes a chunk out of a building before crashing into the street below, killing at least one man before flames engulf the area. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. The fact that we have the rest of the episode to contend with the aftermath, versus a season-end hiatus, underscores what Margaery has just said to the High Sparrow about Cersei understanding the consequences of her actions and doing it anyway. But it seems to be proceeding apace. That’s 22 percent higher than the premiere, for those who aren’t keeping track. Conflict Game of Thrones is not messing around this episode. The Sparrows carve a seven-pointed star into Loras’ forehead with a knife. Seeking vengeance on Cersei, Olenna accepts an offer of alliance with the similarly-wounded de facto ruler of Dorne, Ellaria Sand, who reveals that after hearing of Daenerys Targaryen's recent alliance with Theon and Yara Greyjoy, has been working with Varys in preparing for the return of House Targaryen to the Seven Kingdoms. For this confession, she is allowed to return to the Red Keep to reunite with her son, but to do so, she is forced to undertake a walk of atonement from the Great Sept of Baelor to the Red Keep. The Mountain keeps Tommen from leaving. In addition, given Bran Stark's vision of a dragon over King's Landing and Maggy's vision of Cersei's future, destiny may well be against her. Faith Militant(Sparrows) House Lannister(under Kevan) House Tyrell Iron Throne(House Baratheon)(unintentionally; not atarget) EPISODE 10 - THE WINDS OF WINTER / TITLE SEQUENCE / INT. Festival of the Mother, 303 AC I do not believe that the witch is making a spell to heal Drogo since he slaughtered her people. (Spoilers, obviously.) The music pauses as Loras is dragged to the middle of the Sept to confess to his sins. There is also the threat of the White Walkers, and while she is aware of them, she has violated her vow to support Daenerys and Jon Snow in the Great War in the hope that they will be weakened enough for her to defeat them, leading Jaime, the commander of the Lannister forces, to abandon her. The main sanctum chamber could comfortably seat seven hundred people. Our Favorite Scenes in Game of Thrones: Cersei Destroys the Sept of Baelor, "The Winds of Winter" (Episode 6.10) ... the explosion of the Sept of Baelor … Ed Cumming; 9 October 2018 • 4:49pm. Heavy casualties surrounding the Great Sept of Baelor, complete annihilation of surroundingbuildings and occupants. Although this article is based on canonical information, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture. © 2020 Paste Media Group. However, she also wants to smooth relations between the Lannisters and the Tyrells. The motif ties together several solitary characters in their discrete acts of dressing and preparing for what is about to happen. She also reestablishes the Faith Militant, allowing the Sparrows to deliver their version of justice across the realm "in the eyes of the Seven". Battle of the Bastards King's Landing, the Crownlands, Westeros Depravity. Three guttering candles in a pool of wildfire. Rise and Fall of the Sparrows Raiment. Thrumming, incessant, frame after frame advancing a sense of inevitability—and also unbelievability. Had the destruction of the Sept of Baelor explosion been a cliffhanger instead of a beginning, the terms of its contract with viewers would probably have been different. The Haunting Song From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is On Spotify For When You Need To Blow Up Your Enemies. Septs are places of worship in the Faith of the Seven. Last week, Game of Thrones Episode 8 – “The Pointy End” – had its highest ratings of the season so far with 2.7 million viewers (3.6 million total for the night). It is a safe place regardless … Placed as it is as an opening salvo, it does some important things. Piano notes in light echoes; wistful, sorrowful, and somehow inevitable. 10. Making matters worse, Cersei is too arrogant to understand her predicament. As Jaime has pointed out, Cersei rules three of the Seven Kingdoms at most. Six Septons â Nobility of King's Landing and the Crownlands, The destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor was an event that occurred in King's Landing late in the War of the Five Kings. She and Jaime both convince Olenna Tyrell to allow the Tyrell army to march into King's Landing to prevent Margaery Tyrell from having to participate in her own walk of atonement, and convince Kevan to keep the gates open, using his son Lancel as a point of persuasion. However, Olyvar, Loras's former squire who was by then secretly in the employment of Petyr Baelish, testified that he slept with Loras and Margaery walked in on them once, unsurprised and undisturbed by what they were doing. A wreath of lion pendants around Tommen’s shoulders. EDITOR'S CHOICE. And there he is, confusedly entering the catacombs under the Red Keep, only to be confronted by Qyburn and a cohort of abused whores and small children wielding knives. The explosion builds in intensity, blowing out the windows and shattering the stonework of the building. Large gardens, capable of holding hundreds of people, surround the sept. Margaery and her cousins were released to Randyll Tarly's custody, since the case against them is weak, and the witnesses Cersei arranged against them are proved to be false. My guess is that the life in exchange per Drogo's life will be his unborn child. In the streets of King’s Landing Arya Stark scrounges for food when she hears her father is to be taken to the Great Sept of Baelor. The High Sparrow sends Lancel to retrieve her for her trial, but a street urchin who seems to be going underground catches his eye. Yes, we’ve just bumped off a whole bunch of secondary and tertiary characters, but it’s what will have to happen next that’s really amazing. He seems slightly perplexed by her outburst. Margaery and Loras. Lancel drags himself through the tunnel. It is narrated by Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow. I first thought of Olenna Tyrell scoffing at Cersei and suggesting simply killing off everyone who was in her way. A large number of the royal court and minor nobles or representatives of lesser or vassal Houses were also killed, as well as hundreds of innocent smallfolk caught in the blast or killed by debris. As smoke and the screams of the terrified populace fill the air, Cersei looks on from her chamber in the Red Keep with great satisfaction, while Tommen, who was forced to remain in the Red Keep by Ser Gregor, watches on with shock and horror as the shattered remains of the once magnificent Sept crumble to the ground. The cache beneath the Sept somehow escaped discovery and remained undisturbed. r/gameofthrones: This is a place to enjoy and discuss the HBO series, book series ASOIAF, and GRRM works in general. The Great Sept was decorated with paintings of the seven-pointed star and sculptures depicting the Seven different aspects of the godhead. The crown of a monarch. None In the intervening years, the Alchemists' Guild recovered and disarmed most of the hidden caches, but not all of them. The most dramatic consequence, however, is that House Tyrell, the only participating Great House to have suffered no major losses during the War of the Five Kings (House Arryn remained neutral), has been nearly eradicated with the deaths of Margaery, Mace, and Loras, prompting an enraged and devastated Olenna Tyrell (a Redwyne by birth) to withdraw the Reach from the sovereignty of the Iron Throne. Date Follow. Factions Game of Thrones: Baelor, season one, episode nine, review Save Rory McCann as 'The Hound', Sandor Clegane, in Game of Thrones. "Great Sept of Baelor" is part of the Histories& Lore, a special feature from Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season. Slightly moaning strings. Her plan backfires, however, and she is later imprisoned by the Sparrows herself after her cousin Lancel Lannister (now "Brother Lancel") confesses to having slept with her. She is forbidden to receive visitors without Kevan's permission, unable to walk freely and intimidate people as she did in the show; whatever plots she has in mind, at the moment, she is unable to carry them out.
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