It seems like only yesterday that ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 was premiering. The finale is airing tonight, June 14, and we’ve rounded up the 10 most jaw-dropping moments from this season. Buckle up.
Game of Thrones knows how to put fans through the wringer. We’ve been through a lot over the past five seasons, and the show’s fifth season dropped shocking twist after shocking twist on us. From Sansa’s (Sophie Turner) rape to Shireen’s (Kerry Ingram) fiery death, HollywoodLife.com is taking a look back at this season’s most shocking moments before the highly-anticipated finale.
These moments are in no particular order. They truly shocked us all.
1. Ramsay rapes Sansa
No one saw this coming. Steering from the books, Ramsay and Sansa married, and she was forced to spend the night with her diabolical husband. Instead of being a gentle, caring human being, Ramsay raped Sansa on their wedding night and forced Theon to watch. Sansa has experienced so much in her short life — her father’s murder, hearing about her mother and brother’s death, and believing the rest of her siblings were dead — so this unbelievably shocking moment was almost too much to bear.
2. Loras, Margaery, Cersei are arrested
3. Shireen’s death
Okay, so Stannis is officially the worst father ever. The man was willing to do anything and everything he thought would get him to the Iron Throne. That included sacrificing his own daughter, Shireen. In the season’s penultimate episode, the young, innocent Shireen was burned alive in front of Stannis, Selyse, Melisandre and all of his men. Thankfully, we were saved from having to watch Shireen’s flesh melt away, but her screams will haunt us (and hopefully Stannis) forever.
4. Jon Snow is nearly killed by a White Walker
5. Daenerys and Tyrion meet
Episode seven of the show’s fifth season will go down in TV history. Two of the most beloved characters came face-to-face after seasons of waiting and before their characters even met in the George R.R. Martin’s books. After Jorah surprised Daenerys in the fighting pit, he offered her Tyrion. When Daenerys and Tyrion’s eyes met, the universe came to a standstill. It was that epic. Since then, Tyrion has become Dany’s adviser. They pretty much make the best team.
6. Sons of the Harpy attack — again
7. White Walkers wage war
In one of the best fight scenes ever, Jon Snow and the White Walkers battled it own at Hardhome. It’s been made clear that the White Walkers would be making their presence known this season, but no one knew the sheer savagery the White Walkers would unleash on Jon Snow and the others. The White Walkers demolished the people of Hardhome, but Jon managed to escape. As he fled on a boat, he looked back at the Night’s King, who brought back the slain citizens of Hardhome as White Walkers. That moment gave every Game of Thrones fans chills.
8. Drogon’s return
9. Tommen and Margaery have sex
Honestly, we’re just surprised a wedding even took place without a major death. The young Tommen and older, sexier Margaery said “I do” earlier in the season, and our girl M didn’t waste any time getting Tommen into the sack. Like Cersei, we were pretty shocked Tommen and Margaery did the deed. But, hey, Margaery is one big flirt. No wonder Tommen couldn’t resist her charms!
10. Sons of the Harpy attack — again
HollywoodLifers, which season 5 moment has been the most shocking for you? What do you think the show has in store for the finale? Should we expect another death? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Avery Thompson