Spoilers ahead for anyone not caught up on Game of Thrones.
Season 6 of HBO’s Game of Thrones delivered a lot of what fans have been waiting for over the years and the finale became the series’ best yet as far as viewer numbers go. That being said, there were still some major plot points and characters left out of “Winds of Winter,” even with it being the longest episode in the show’s history. For the most part, this isn’t a complaint; we’ve seen quite a few shocking moments in Season 6 that brought some highly anticipated moments from George R.R. Martin’s books to life and others that may or may not be original to the show itself.
However, some of the characters and plot points introduced in this season were left hanging by the finale, either as open-ended questions to be continued next season or simply sacrificed for lack of time and space. Others have been long-ignored by the show, but are some of the most interesting and exciting aspects of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels. So we’ll take a look at all the things the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale left out and what might be coming in Season 7, split into episode spoilers and book spoilers to keep you all as spoiler-free as possible.