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Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 1: Decor Recap

Who has moved? Who has gotten a new mirror? Find out here

Game of Thrones is back, and as with most season premieres we spend this episode checking back in with all of our favorite characters and finding out who has gotten a new apartment since the end up Season 5. It looks like it's shaping up be to a good season as quite a few of them—Theon, Sansa, Arya, Daenerys, and more—are on the search for a new place. This season Flipped will be bringing you weekly recaps of who has moved, who has decided to spruce up their bedchambers, and all other decor-related GoT updates.

Last season ended on a cliffhanger: Would the murder of Jon Snow affect the living arrangements at Castle Black? The answer is a definitive "yes," and the specific changes are ones that no one could have ever predicted, as Davos Seaworth, Dolorous Edd, and five or six other anonymous Night's Watchmen decide to bunk up together in a single room. The place is the consummate bachelor pad—light on color, furniture, and actual light (although the functioning wood-burning fireplace is a nice touch). We hope that in future episodes, the new roomies spend a little less time plotting revenge and a little more time figuring out a new centerpiece to tie the room together instead of the dead body of Jon Snow, which has terrible feng shui.

Meanwhile, slightly further south, Theon and Sansa decide to move into a new place underneath some uprooted tree trunks. We love the open plan, and the home connects seamlessly with the natural world surrounding it. Unfortunately, they are forced to move out almost immediately when some Bolton foot soldiers show up and ruin the neighborhood.

And finally, the big reveal of the episode: Melisandre has acquired a cool bronze mirror, possibly at a Wildling yard sale or something of that nature. It's not the best mirror for actually reflecting things, but it does go nicely with her overall aesthetic. Like Davos and company's place, Melisandre's chambers are a bit lacking in terms of light, but for her it works—the small amount of natural light coming in through the shutters actually does a lot for the space, and it's supplemented nicely by a couple of candles.