The eagerly anticipated new season of Game of Thrones is just one month away. We’ve had the date circled in our calendars ever since the dramatic end of season five in June last year, and now that we’re only a month away from the return of our favorite fantasy show, the countdown has well and truly begun. We can’t wait to spend every Sunday evening curled up on the couch, watching the dramatic world of Westeros unfurl, while we sip on our goblet of Seven Kingdoms’ finest red wine.
To celebrate the imminent arrival of Game of Thrones season six, it’s time we all got ourselves back in the mood of the land of flying dragons and unnecessary murder, with a grand medieval feast. After all, feasting is exactly what the population of Westeros does whenever they’re not all occupied with killing each other. Hunks of meat, dragons’ eggs, and, of course, an endless supply of wine — perhaps enjoyed while re-watching last season’s murderous finale — are the essentials to hosing an evening fit for a king seated on his iron throne.
With Selyse Florent, Stannis Baratheon, Myranda, Myrcella Baratheon, Ser Meryn, and Jon Snow, all apparently dead, Arya being blinded, and the excruciating humiliation of Cersei Lannister, all taking place in the last episode of season five, there are high expectations for explanation, clarification, and reconciliation in the opening of season six. For the first time, this Game of Thrones season is not based on one of George R. R. Martin’s novels, and the producers have been keeping the storyline well under wraps. There have been hardly any hints or plot spoilers letting us know what we can expect from the next 10 episodes.
However, we have been reassured that there will be plenty of murder, battling, backstabbing, incest, and bloodshed. Rumor has it that Bran will be returning to the show, having been absent for the whole of season five, and we can assume that Hodor and Meera Reed will be following close behind. The season is set to begin with the people of Westeros preparing for another harsh winter, while the White Walkers and the army of the dead are poised to strike viciously against The Wall and the realms of men, so this season could be starting with a brutal Long Night.
It’s time for us to hunker down and prepare for a long season as our favorite characters, old and new, prepare for a testing winter. Marking the return of our favorite mythical show with medieval pies, plenty of red wine, and maybe a lemon dessert just for Sansa, will make sure we are fully prepared for whatever drama the Game of Thrones creators’ are plotting to bring.