Game of Thrones Season 5 Recap: The Curious Case of Jon Snow's fate

*SPOILER ALERT* As we are mere days away from the final season of Game of Thrones, let's take a look back at GOT Season 5, which had one of the most shocking climaxes in TV history. Read the full recap below.
Game of Thrones Season 5 Recap: The Curious Case of Jon Snow's fate.Game of Thrones Season 5 Recap: The Curious Case of Jon Snow's fate.
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One of the biggest takeaways from Game of Thrones Season 4 was Tyrion Lannister finally seeking revenge for years of mental abuse at the hands of his tyrannical father, Tywin Lannister. Season 5 saw one of the smartest alliances in GOT history and that was between Tyrion and Daenerys Targaryen. Tyrion emerged strongly this season as he used his intellect to become a part of the Queen's counsel. When it comes to Daenerys, it was a learning process for the Mother of Dragons as the dragons almost attack her when she is trying to tame them. 
There is also a change in her ruling techniques as we see slight markings of a monarch with a tinge of madness, reminiscent of The Mad King. This is something that troubles Tyrion as he tries to keep her on the right track. Towards the end of the season, after a deadly attack by the Sons of the Harpy, Daenerys flees but is captured by the Dothraki. Tyrion is then put in charge of Meereen as Naharis and Mormont try to find Dany. Up North, Jon Snow is in a predicament as he brings the Wildlings to the Wall which creates a major rift.
Due to his bravery, Jon is voted Lord Commander but at every point, his leadership skills are questioned. When Jon tries to enlist more Wildlings from Hardhome, they are attacked by an army of Wights with The Night King reigning supreme hence transforming thousands of Wildlings as Wights. Towards the end, Jon is betrayed by his own men and is stabbed several times thus giving us a mother of all cliffhangers! The question on everyone's mind was the same - Is Jon Snow dead or alive?
The other important aspect of Season 5 is the deathly High Sparrow, who manage to manipulate Cersei and take over the administration of King's Landing. Not only do they imprison Loras Tyrell and Margaery Tyrell, but even Cersei isn't spared. Cersei confesses her sin of an incestual relationship with Lancel Lannister and is shamed to make the walk of atonement, which is a chilling scene that makes you empathise with someone as evil as her.
When it comes to the sisters Sansa Stark and Arya Stark, both go through trials and tribulations. Arya is trained to be ruthless and "no one" by H'ghar. On the other hand, Lord Baelish gets Sansa married to a villain worse than Joffrey Baratheon, Ramsay Bolton. The rape scene is considered as one of the most controversial moments in GOT history and up there is Stannis Baratheon sacrificing his daughter Shireen Baratheon, who is burnt alive. Like sweet justice, it is Brienne of Tarth who kills him when Ramsay attacks his army.
Jamie enlists the help of Bronn to bring back Myrcella Baratheon from Dorne but Ellaria Sand's revenge for Oberyn Martell's death was forefront and Myrcella was poisoned before she could make it back to King's Landing. Samwell Tarly and Gilly along with her child Sam leave the Wall and travel to Old Town so that Samwell could become a Maester to help Jon in the winter war to come.

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