HBO’s Game of Thrones triumphantly returned to television screens this past Sunday to record ratings and insanely high anticipation. But if for some reason you didn’t catch the episode, The Roots are here to recap it for you in supremely entertaining fashion. On last night’s installment of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fallon threw to Tariq (aka “Black Thought”) to catch viewers up on the goings-on of the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere, and he did so with a rap. The result, as you can imagine, is something of a must-watch.
Sunday’s episode was very much a “setting-the-stage” kind of Game of Thrones installment where not much of anything really happened, per se. It was all about moving characters around to places and situations that viewers already knew were coming, getting everything into place for the real Season 6 story to begin with subsequent episodes. There was one truly shocking moment, however, as the close of the episode found Melisandre going all The Witches on us by revealing her true form, which is that of a very old, decrepit woman. It appears as though the character will be having something of a crisis of faith following Jon Snow’s death, although really we’re all just biding our time here before she resurrects Snow, right?
There series is “approaching the finish line” according to showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, with only about 13 episodes of story left following the close of Season 6. So it’ll be curious to see how this season progresses and whether we get any major movement on some of the storylines that have been slowly moving on the backburner throughout the series’ run. I mean, those White Walkers have to be close by now.
Anyway, check out the video of The Roots recapping the Season 6 premiere below, click here to read Kayti’s full recap, and click here to watch Collider Video’s video review of the episode. What did you think about the Season 6 opener? Sound off in the comments below.