Game Of Thrones Season 6: 10 Ups And 2 Downs From 'The Broken Man'


10. Margaery Hasn't Joined The Faith

Game of Thrones Margaery

After last week, it wasn't entirely clear whether or not Margaery had truly joined the Faith, or if she was playing the High Sparrow.

As her scene opens, it's leading us to believe it is indeed the former. She's talking with the Sparrow about the poor, and seems largely convinced by what he's saying; a true convert.

That feeling is only cemented when she talks to her grandmother, and does so in the presence of Septa Unella. Again, she comes across as incredibly pious, and even Olenna is feeling a little hopeless, until the final moments. Margaery gives the Queen of Thorns a desperate look, and hands her a note, which contains a drawing of the sigil of House Tyrell.

Margaery is indeed playing the High Sparrow, and thank God for that. Although it's a risky move, one that puts her life at risk (as well as those of Tommen and Loras), it's a lot better than her suddenly being swayed to the Faith, and seeing how Margaery (one of the very best players of the game around) handles this one is pretty exciting to think about.


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