Season 5 of Game of Thrones was all about traveling and Sparrows, the fanatic sect gains more power in Kings Landing and Arya ends up in Braavos trained by the followers of the Many-Faced God. Somewhere in the North the red-haired priestess Melisandre with her bloodthirsty religion controls Stannis Baratheon. It seems like religion got the best of Westeros.
10. Cersei's Walk Of Atonement
We will never forget the "shame" meme that was made from this sequence, but following days of internment in a cell, Cersei was brought before the High Sparrow to confess her sins. She finally coped to adultery, but denied her relationship with Jaime. Later, stripped naked with her hair shorn, Cersei was forced to walk naked through the streets of King's Landing to the Red Keep as punishment.
9. Grey Worm and Ser Barristan Fight Together
When a patrol of Unsullied was ambushed by the Sons of the Harpy, it looked like Grey Worm's day were numbered. Finally, Ser Barristan Selmy arrived to help. Even though Barristan was a skilled warrior, he was stabbed multiple times leaving Grey Worm and Barristan collapsed together, surrounded by dead Unsullied and Sons of the Harpy. R.I.P. Ser Barristan.
8. Myrcella's Kiss of Death
Jaime arrived in Dorne to bring Myrcella home to King’s Landing, but as they boarded their boat, Ellaria Sand kissed Myrcella with her poison-coated lips. Tragically Myrcella explained to Jaime that she knew of his and Cersei's relationship, and that he was her father, but the damage was already done. Father and daughter shared a brief moment together before Myrcella collapsed and died in Jaime’s arms.
7. Sansa's Heartbreaking Wedding Night
Sansa’s marriage to Ramsay Bolton proved to be difficult from the very beginning. We all suspected where it was going, but Sansa's forcible rape broke hearts (especially as it occurred in front of Reek).
6. Arya's Punishment
Arya murdered Meryn Trant without the Many-Faced God’s blessing and was stacked blind as a punishment for her disobedience.
5. The Horrible Sacrifice of Shireen
When the attack by Ramsay Bolton leaved Stannis and his men short on supplies, he hesitantly allowed Melisandre to sacrifice his daughter Shireen along with several other victims. Melisandre offered the prayer to the Lord of Light, lighting the pyre with a stone cold expression and killing Shireen while she terrified screamed for help from her parents.
4. The Night King Raises His Army of Dead
The Night King appeared once again when Jon and Tormund were directing the evacuation of Hardhome. As Jon and others were leaving on a boat, the Night King rose his arms and raised all of Hardhome's dead defenders as wights. What a terrifying demonstration of his powers!
3. Cersei Gets Locked Up For Her Adulterous Affair
As The High Sparrow revealed to Cersei that that Lancel confessed his unlawful affair with he ordered Cersei to get arrested. The Faith Militant took her to a cell where she in true Cersei spirit threatened them that her face would be the last thing they would see before they die.
2. Mother of Dragons Is A Dragonrider
Trying to get Drogon out of the Sons of the Harpy range, Daenerys climbed on top of his back and told him to fly away, becoming the first Targaryen dragonrider in over a century. Daario, Tyrion, Jorah, and Missandei looked on in disbelief as Drogon and Daenerys flied away from their sight.
1. Jon Is Stabbed To Death By His Own Men
The most heartrending moment of Season 5 was the death of one of the most popular characters; Jon Snow. Lord Commander was tricked to a gathering of his Watch brothers, where he got stabbed several times for his decision to allow the Free Folk to cross south of the Wall into the Seven Kingdoms, in order to save them from the White Walkers. The final stroke came from Olly, who stabbed Jon in the heart before leaving him alone in the cold to bleed out.