July 17 simply cannot arrive quickly enough. The premiere of Season 7 arrives later than every previous season so far, which typically have premiered in April. This means that Game of Thrones fans have spent a lot longer than usual waiting to get their desire for new episodes satiated.
During the year-long wait, a fan’s only option to get their Game of Thrones fix is to re-watch old episodes in order to prepare for the new season. After a below average Season 5, Season 6 did much to restore itself to its former glory. These 10 episodes were jam-packed with numerous storylines, spanning all across Westeros and Essos, befitting Game of Thrones’ expansive ensemble cast.
Like every season before it, there were many success stories. Similarly, there were also a handful of duds. For every action-packed battle, political manipulation, and instantly meme-able Tyrion one-liner, there was missed potential, aimless characters, and Dorne.
In order to be considered a “storyline” for this list, it must feature a main character and span longer than one episode. Therefore, Petyr Baelish’s machinations at the Vale to turn Robin Arryn to his side will not be listed here, because there was not enough content in order to justify its inclusion.
Also, in case this wasn’t made obvious, there will be MASSIVE spoilers from Game of Thrones Seasons 1-6.