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New Cast List for Game of Thrones Season 6

Once again, I’ve been so busy writing about Game of Thrones news for my supper (spoiler alert: Jon Snow, really dead), I haven’t had to the time to write about it for myself over here. We’ve got another round of casting calls to dig through from Monday, procured as usual from whoever the mole is that reports to WOTW.

Unlike last time, some of these characters actually have names attached–notably characters who are not anyone we’ve met in the books (at least, not yet) which means that they are meaningless to us. Those who do not have names (we assume) are characters we would recognize.

Let’s look over the full list below.

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Game of Thrones: Mother’s Mercy

This is a day that should go down in history. Mark your calendars Game of Thrones fans. June 14th, 2015. For this was the day when the show watchers caught up with the books readers, and spoilers were no more.

For four long years, in the summer of 2011, as most of my friends were, for the first time, reading the Red Wedding and marveling at the horrors to come, I was reading A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69: Jon XIII, and wondering how the books had for the third time, pulled the same goddamn trick on me. Fool me once with Ned, shame on you. Fool me twice with the Red Wedding, shame on me. Fool me three times?

Jon: I’m glad the end of the world is working out for someone.

The end of the world isn’t working out for most people. This episode was about as bleak as they come. Nothing went the way it was supposed to. Not for Stannis, not for Sansa, not for Dany, Jaime, Doran or for Jon. Even more minor characters, like Myranda, found themselves coming to a bad end. And when things did go well–in the very few instances where someone succeeded in their end goal–Brienne, Arya, Cersei, Ellaria–the price to pay (or in the case of Dorne, the price that will be paid) is steep.

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