10 Things I Hated About Season 6 of Game Of Thrones: #10 Margaery Tyrell

Yup, I Am The One Guy Who Wasn't Blown Away By Season 6 of #GoT

So, over the next few week's I am going to post the ten things that drove me crazy about Game of Thrones Season 6. 

Originally I was just going to write one more article about Season 6 but I got a bit carried away.

I fully realize that I am in the minority on this but I am okay with people disagreeing with me. I also don't usually write because of ego or certainty that I am right. 

In fairness, I did enjoy much of Season 6 but every time I started really enjoying things another Benioff and Weiss "consolidation" problem would appear on the show. 

I know it is not nice, but I have been calling these problems Jar-Jar's in honor of what I am calling Benioff and Weiss having George Lucas disease ever since they got "off-book."

10. Margaery’s Sparrow Strategy

What in the world was Margaery’s "Sparrow" strategy?

Margaery (Natalie Dormer) reveals to Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg) that she is still working towards the interest of saving Loras (Finn Jones) and preserving Tyrell power (when she hands Olenna the rag with the rose on it). But what was her strategy?

Why did it make more sense for her to manipulate Tommen to side with the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce)? Why not trust in the Lannister and Tyrell superior forces when they arrived at the sept?

Why would, after all of the torture and deprivation she and Loras endured at the hands of the Sparrow, she trust him to keep Loras safe?  Especially when she knew she had Tommen and all of the combined power of Kings Landing, the Lannisters, and the Tyrell’s to bring to bear?

I get that she had to get the Sparrow to believe she was on his side.

Obviously, that was the only way she could get access to Tommen and to escape her cell.

But once she had access, why would she publically join Tommen to the Sparrow in defiance of what would have clearly been their rescue? Obviously, the Tyrell and Lannister forces would have overwhelmed the members of the Faith Militant.

The only answer could be saving Loras, but she had to believe that the Sparrow would allow Loras to return to his life as Tyrell heir, and she had plentiful evidence of his intentions to make an example of Loras to the entire realm.

Margaery was always a smart character, a character who played all the angles,  prior to this season.

This end to her story made no sense.

Okay, number 9 next time.


What did you think Margaery's strategy for dealing with the High Sparrow was? What was your opinion, let me know, leave a comment!