Although it feels a bit too much like an appetizer at times, teasing out a bit from each storyline rather than just focusing on a few, “The Red Woman” is a confident return for Game of Thrones and a strong introduction to the show’s much-anticipated sixth season. Unfortunately, while this was an entertaining episode overall, it really didn’t deliver much in the way of shocking revelations or meaningful forward momentum (to be fair, this is typical of most season premieres). It was nice to see Sansa finally accept Brienne into her service and the final Melisandre scene has sent fans, especially the hardcore, into a tizzy of rampant speculation, but overall, “The Red Lady” is an episode that introduces far more questions than answers. Here are the most burning ones we have based on what was shown in the Season six premiere.
10. Are The Wildlings The Key To Saving The North?
Amid all the human conflict happening in the North, it’s important to remember that there is an entire undead army about to descend on the lands south of the wall. With Jon Snow currently (perhaps permanently) out of the picture, who is left to stand against the White Walkers? Right now, Ser Davos Seaworth seems like the most likely candidate but with Stannis’s army defeated, he only has one place left to turn: the Wildlings. While it’s still too early to know for sure, the Wildlings are currently the best (and perhaps only) hope for the North, as they not are not only the one army that has any chance of both defeating the Boltons AND helping Ser Davos take back Castle Black, but they’re also the only ones who truly understand the threat that the White Walkers represent. When you factor all of this together, you get the sense that the Wildlings are essential to saving the North, which is rather ironic considering they once were the region’s biggest threat.