Last we saw the lovable Samwell Tarley, he had arrived at Oldtown looking to become a maester. Unfortunately, it looks like it isn't all its cracked up to be as Sam was shoveling up other people's sh*t, ahem, quite literally.
The hit show opted for a montage of Sam cleaning up the excrement, putting away books and each time, the montage got quicker and quicker, highlighting the monotonous day-to-day routine of a maester. Poor Sam.
2. Ed Sheeran's Cameo
While Arya rode south for Kings Landing, she found herself distracted by a band of soldiers, who were sitting by a fire in the woods. However, fans of singer Ed Sheeran may have recognised the familiar singing voice coming from one of the soldiers — as Arya headed closer, it became clear that one of the soldiers was none other than Ed Sheeran himself!
We had previously known that Sheeran was set to make a cameo — because actress Maisie Williams is a big fan of his — but we assumed it would be more like Gary Lightbody's blink-and-you'll-miss it moment from back in Season 3. Instead, Sheeran spoke a few lines. I don't know about you, but we thought he fit right in!
3. Winter Comes For The Freys
The last episode of Season 6 saw Arya exact her revenge on Walder Frey by cutting the old man's throat after secretly feeding him his sons. That's why many of us were confused to see a very much alive Frey toasting his family when the episode opened. However, as the old man spoke it became clear that something wasn't right.
All of the guests began throwing up their wine and, before long, they all died. It was then that Walder Frey reached up and took off his face (yes, for real) revealing Arya Stark — she was using Frey's face. The young wolf then turned to Frey's wife and told her that Winter had come for the Freys before walking off. Then the Thrones music hit. What a badass.