Game of Thrones is a show with an extremely large cast, and this season in particular they were on point with their tweeting and Instagramming about the show, so much so that we decided to do a little round up of their best posts, allowing them to campaign for best cast ever.
Before we even begin, we had Lena Headey aka Cersei Lannister singing the ever-catchy theme song with us:
Duh duh da da duh duh da duh duh ….
— lena headey (@IAMLenaHeadey) April 24, 2016
And Davos actor, Liam Cunningham helped to get us in the mood:
— liam cunningham (@liamcunningham1) April 24, 2016
Even though their characters are rivals for the affection of Daenerys Targaryen, actors Michiel Huisman (Daario) and Iain Glenn (Jorah) seem be thick as thieves:
Daenerys met a new Khal this season, but actors Emilia Clarke and Joseph Naufahu got along way better in real life than their show counterparts:
There was a major coup in Dorne in the first episode with the Sand Snakes obliterating the Martell line because of Doran’s inaction:
— Keisha Castle-Hughes (@YoItsKeisha) April 25, 2016
— Jessica Henwick (@JHenwick) May 4, 2016
A big plot twist in the first episode was that Melisandre was actually a very old woman and that the necklace that she wore is what kept her young, as actress Carice van Houten commented:
Gotta love the necklace. pic.twitter.com/5DrhcrkkBN
— Carice van Houten (@caricevhouten) April 26, 2016
Before his conversion to the faith, Tommen was pretty much failing at getting his wife back from the Sparrows, as Tommen actor Dean-Charles Chapman said:
— Dean-Charles Chapman (@Dean_C_Chapman) May 10, 2016
Qyburn is a sneaky fellow, and he used his special magical arts to bring the Mountain back from the dead but as a sort of enforcer zombie who never takes off his helmet, as actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson said:
— Hafþór J Björnsson (@ThorBjornsson_) May 18, 2016
Of course on the other side of the Mountain was Lancel (Eugene Michael Simon) and the rest of the Faith Militant:
— Eugene Michael Simon (@Eugene_Simon) June 7, 2016
A lot of Arya’s training in Season 6 was around her becoming No One at the House of Black and White, being trained by Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha):
And then there was The Waif (Faye Marsay) who was all up in Arya’s grill:
That ‘Waif’ in GOT is a such a bully.
— Faye Marsay (@FayeMarsay) May 9, 2016
Olly (Brenock O’Connor) was perhaps one of the most hated children in this series, so much so that when he died after the hanging by Jon Snow in episode 3, many cheered.
Thank you @GameOfThrones for this incredible experience.Special thanks to Dave Hill, without whom I would have only said ‘Potatoes!’
— Brenock O’Connor (@Brenock_OConnor) May 9, 2016
With Olly, the other Night’s Watchmen who betrayed Jon, such as Bowen Marsh (Michael Condron) was also hanged:
— Michael Condron (@BelfastMikey) May 9, 2016
Bran made a big mistake in episode 5, when his mental wandering caused him to be marked by the Night’s King, and allowed him and the others to be found in the Three Eyed Raven’s cave and many many people died. Isaac Hemstead-Wright narrated it well:
Nice one, Bran. ?
— Isaac.H.Wright (@Isaac_H_Wright) May 23, 2016
We also saw the origin as to Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) brain damage which resulted from a time loop whereby Bran warged into Hodor and young Hodor saw his own death.
— Kristian Nairn (@KristianNairn) May 25, 2016
Cast member Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne) also sent his condolences about Hodor’s demise:
— Daniel Portman (@Daniel_Portman) May 24, 2016
And Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) with a nod to Hodor’s last duty in ‘holding the door’:
And our one Child of the Forest, Leaf also died via fire grenade protecting Bran:
Thank you all for the lovely messages about ep5 it was a blast leafing around the cave ??? #GameofThrones
— Kae Alexander (@kaealexander) May 23, 2016
Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) won the crown in the Iron Islands in episode 5 with a proclamation that he will build 1000 ships to sail to Daenerys, after Yara (Gemma Whelan) and Theon (Alfie Allen) stole all his ships, he had a long way to go.
Bahahahaaaaaaa!!! Love this! https://t.co/Hw1IgMxsLM
— Gemma Whelan (@WhelanGemma) June 2, 2016
One down…999 to go… pic.twitter.com/sWppFESHDY
— Pilou Asbaek (@PilouAsbaek) June 23, 2016
In Arya’s storyline, she was commissioned to kill an actress in a travelling troupe telling the story of King’s Landing which included characters portrayed by popular British actors like Richard E. Grant and Essie Davis.
— Richard E. Grant (@RichardEGrant) May 30, 2016
A big cheerleader for the show, and his former love interest (before his demise), is Jason Momoa who played Khal Drogo in season 1, here he is encouraging Daenerys when she made her announcement to the Dothraki in episode 6:
Dear DROGON Wish we would have met. I think we have a lot in common. Unfortunately your mother killed me with a pillow. It’s hard to explain. But nevertheless I still love her even though she hangs out with lesser men than me. Watch her back trust no one and Kill’m All For me. Yours truly. KHAL muthafuckin DROGO.
A photo posted by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on
The ‘shame’ Septa was not known for her smiles:
She’s got a lot on her mind! https://t.co/qBRsCK3Xfx
— Hannah Waddingham (@hanwaddingham) May 25, 2016
A character we haven’t seen in awhile, Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies) returned to our screens after being a prisoner of the Freys since the Red Wedding, in order to get his uncle, the Blackfish, to surrender Riverrun to the Freys.
.Thanks for the welcome back, excited to return to the ol’ G of T fold, some great stuff coming up @GameOfThrones
— Tobias Menzies (@TobiasMenzies) May 30, 2016
Another surprising return was Benjen Stark (Joseph Mawle) who is apparently half wight/half human who came to help Bran and Meera get to the Wall after the deaths of Hodor, the Three-Eyed Raven, Leaf and Summer.
— Joseph Mawle (@realjosephmawle) May 31, 2016
One of the big characters to make a comeback or return from the dead was the Hound in episode 7, and the audience were overjoyed, but none so much as Sophie Turner who plays Sansa:
What is dead may never die #sohoundsome
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) June 6, 2016
One of the biggest badasses this season was Brienne of Tarth, who continues to be awesome as actress Gwendoline Christie prompted her appearance in the Riverlands to reunite with Jaime and negotiate with the Blackfish in episode 7.
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) June 10, 2016
In episode 8, Arya Stark made the decision not to continue her studies at the House of Black and White, so she killed the ever terrifying Waif, and announced she will be going home to Winterfell:
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) June 13, 2016
We were so happy to see Daenerys return to Meereen in episode 8 and our dream team were reunited again, as Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) showed us:
Over in King’s Landing, Tommen’s swift confusion to the Faith and his actions after that was criticized by many, including Sam Coleman (Young Hodor):
Oh no… Tommen has spent too long in bible camp #GotS6
— Sam Coleman (@SamColemanActor) May 30, 2016
Rickon (Art Parkinson) met his demise in episode 9 as he was killed by arrow by Ramsay Bolton. Although he should have ran in zig zag formation instead of running in a straight line:
Had a good run #shouldazigzagged
— Art Parkinson (@art_parkinson) June 20, 2016
And of course, there was the death of everyone’s favorite giant, Wun Wun (Ian Whyte):
Dear GoT fans, thank for the love over the past 6 years. Without you we wouldn’t have the chance to bring you terror and tears every week. X
— Ian Whyte (@Ian_Whyte) June 21, 2016
The Battle of the Bastards was one of the best battle scenes in television history and the main actors sure got bloodied up, such as Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) and Dean S. Jagger (Smalljohn Umber):
Me #kristoferhivju and #kitharrington after The Battle of the Bastards finally ended.. We sure came out CAKED IN BLOOD AND SHIT. #gameofthrones #gameofthronesfamily #gameofthronesfan #gameofthronesseason6 #got #tormund #jonsnow #umber #behindthescenes
A photo posted by Dean S Jagger (Official) (@deansjagger) on
Even Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) could not help but comment on the battle scene:
The battle and that final scene fully got me in my feelings. pic.twitter.com/E5Fp35Ktus
— Raleigh Ritchie (@RaleighRitchie) June 20, 2016
There was an odd moment when we felt satisfied when a character died and that was the sadistic Ramsay Bolton, known for flaying people, feed them to his dogs, raping, torturing, killing his father among other things. Ramsay met his demise in episode 9, when Jon beat him in battle, and Sansa fed him to his own hounds. The actor who portrays him, Iwan Rheon, is such a darling:
I’m very touched by all your lovely messages….and very glad people can differentiate me from the character. Thank you
— Iwan Rheon (@iwanrheon) June 21, 2016
Former Game Of Thrones actress Esme Bianco (Ros) also had a say about Ramsay’s death:
— Esmé Bianco (@esmebianco) June 20, 2016
And then there was the finale which we have already raved about in depth over here, but Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Robert Aramayo (Young Ned), Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell) and Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell) had some choice words to say.
Honestly LOVING Arya’s score this year. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou! @Djawadi_Ramin
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) June 27, 2016
— Nathalie Emmanuel (@missnemmanuel) June 27, 2016
Haven’t seen Ep10 yet but thank you all so much for the kind words. Greatly appreciated. Very happy you loved the episode! I kiss you all! X
— liam cunningham (@liamcunningham1) June 27, 2016
Words just escape me when I try to explain how privileged I feel. Game of thrones was an incredible experience and one I will never forget.
— Robert Aramayo (@robaramayo) June 27, 2016
ARYA CLAPPED BACK DAMMIT!!!! @Maisie_Williams thanks for the major feels.
— Pedro Pascal (@PedroPascal1) June 28, 2016
..and out of the wildfire ashes the immortal iron fist will be born!! ????
— Finn Jones (@FinnJones) June 27, 2016
What an amazing time to be a Game of Thrones fan!
Game of Thrones returns with Season 7 in 2017.