8. Cersei taking her place on the Iron Throne
It's what she always wanted, and we never thought we'd see the day. So many children died to make Cersei's partnerless matriarch a possibility, and even still, the prize will come with a price. The image of her coronation, transformed into an evil Disney queen by a newly minted crown, tingled the spine. The scene wrenched the gut when Jaime walked in. Remember, the knight murdered a sitting king in order to prevent the same fiery destruction that his sister/lover now carried through. I can only imagine how that will play out in Season 7.
7. Jon Snow becoming the King of the North
Last season, Jon Snow bled to death on the snowy grounds of Castle Black, betrayed by his own soldiers. Flash ahead 10 episodes, and a resurrected bastard is now leading the newly reformed House Stark. The shock here was two-fold: one, who expected Jon to rise through the ranks so quickly, and be so OK with the idea? The second goes back to Sansa, who clearly expects her due in the immediate future. As Benioff mentioned in the post-show chatter, Sansa doesn't trust Jon, and the feelings should be mutual in Season 7. A scene opening with Lyanna Mormont's Small Wonder-style badassery and ending with Jon cracking a smile at his hard-earned accomplishment is tinged by a murky future.