Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9 : Battle of The Bastards, All Happenings & Reviews


Game of Thrones season 6 episode 9 was released on Sunday 19 June 2016 on HBO.We have come with this article in which we will let you know about all happenings which actually happened in this episode of season 6 GOT.

BRIEF : Daenerys meets with the slave masters to negotiate terms of surrender, but they refuse it. She then rides Drogon, as Rhaegal and Viserion assist them in burning the slaver’s fleet. Grey Worm kills two of the masters, leaving one to tell of what he had witnessed. After the battle, Theon and Yara meet with Daenerys and Tyrion and agree to an alliance. Near Winterfell, the Stark and Bolton armies meet on the field. Ramsay frees Rickon, but kills him with an arrow before Jon can save him. In the battle, the Stark forces are pinned by Bolton soldiers, but they are rescued by the Knights of the Vale. Ramsay flees inside Winterfell, but Wun Wun, having taken numerous arrows to his body, manages to break the door down before succumbing to his wounds. Jon brutally beats Ramsay and takes him prisoner. Sansa later visits Ramsay’s cell in the kennels and watches as his starving hounds devour him.

In the Meereen

The Masters have come for their property. A Large army on ships attacking Meereen by flying bombs. Daenerys also made it to Meereen in the previous episode. Tyrion Lannister making excuses about his misunderstanding in learning the Masters way. He says that Rebirth of Meereen is the main reason of that violence and the Masters can not let Meereen succeed. He admits that no one needs Masters now there and they must be killed. But How ? Does Daenerys got any plan ? Daenerys said that she’ll crucify the Masters and set their fleets afire, kill their all soldiers and destroy their cities. But Tyrion wants to suggest an alternate approach not like as Mad King. He’s probably finding resemblance of Mad King in Daenerys.

Daenerys meets with the Masters to negotiate terms of surrender, but they refuse it. Masters say that they (Team Daenerys) have to abandon the Great Pyramid and the city of Meereen. The Unsullied will remain to be sold again to the highest bidder. The Dragons beneath the Great Pyramid will be slaughtered. These were Masters terms.

But Daenerys said that they are here to discuss their (Masters) surrender, not hers. In the meantime Drogon came there and Daenerys rode over him like a true Targaryen and her two other dragons (Viserion and Rhaegal) also joined up at right time. She burned the entire fleet and their soldiers. One side Daenerys with her dragons burning the entire fleet and on the other side Sons of the Harpy were killing the innocent people of Meereen outside the gates until the Daario Naharis came there with Dothraki army.

At the meeting place Masters were supposed to surrender. Tyrion, Grey Worm and Missandei there also. Tyrion said to Masters that they have violated the pact and thats not to be forgiven. As a punishment of breaking the pact, two out of three Masters were executed by Grey Worm in a single blow, cut their throats. Tyrion says to one remaining Master that tell the people that he’s saved by mercy of Queen Daenerys and tell the people what happened when Queen Daenerys came to Meereen with her dragons.

After the Victory when Daenerys planning to take some rest, Yara Grejoy and Theon Grejoy came to Queen, asking her to help them and they’ll provide her ships in return. Theon told about all the things happened at the Pyke and about his Uncle Euron Grejoy that he’s coming at Meereen for Daenerys with a proposal of marriage. Daenerys agreed to help them but on one condition. The condition is that they will support her claim as a Queen of Seven Kingdoms and No more reaving, roving, raiding or raping. Both Yara and Theon accepted the terms as they don’t have choice also. Yara and Daenerys shaked their hands as they are in same team now.

At the Winterfell, The Battle of the Bastards

A day before war Jon with his men and Ramsay with his confronted each other discussing some surrender terms. Ramsay says if Jon kneels before him and surrender, then he’ll pardon Jon for deserting the Nights Watch and others houses who betrayed him. Jon have to proclaim him the true Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North which Jon won’t do. Jon don’t has enough men and horses. There is no need to lead the poor army in to the slaughter.

Jon replied that Yes, there is no need for battle. Thousands of men don’t need to die but only one of them. So Jon’s asking for one-on-one combat with Ramsay. But Ramsay is clever, He refused to this proposal. He said that he had heard a lot about fighting skills of Jon Snow. Ramsay doesn’t know if he’d beat Jon, but his army will surely beat Jon’s army as he has more numbers, So why one-on-one combat ?  Ramsay asked Jon “Would you let your brother Rickon Stark die because you’re so proud to not to surrender ? ” He also show the head of direwolf of Rickon as proof. But here Sansa’s dialogue ” You’re going to die tomorrow, Lord Bolton. Sleep well “. Then she rode back.

War Council, a night before Battle : Strategies are going to discuss in council. Tormund  says its not the man thats worrying him but the horses. He remembers that mounted knights can bring a havoc upon wildlings. For that Jon says that they are digging trenches all along their flanks, So that they won’t be able to hit them from sides. Many other things were discussed but all of them won’t work, we’ll find soon, keep reading.

Sansa talks to Jon : After war council Sansa said that he’s mistaking in understanding the Ramsay character. He don’t know Ramsay but she does very well. Ramsay won’t fall into any of their traps. She knows the way his mind works. Ramsay is far more better in mind games than Jon. He’s been doing it all his life. Jon says, “Aye, and what have I been doing all my life. Playing with broomsticks ?” He fought beyond the wall against worse than Ramsay Bolton. But Sansa keeps saying “you don’t know him”. Jon says alright, what should we do now ?, How to get Rickon back ? Sansa says they will never get Rickon back. Rickon is now the true heir of Winterfell, as long as he lives, he is a threat to Ramsay’s claim. So Rickon won’t be safe for long time in Ramsay’s hand. Therefore they should give up on their brother Rickon. Ramsay will definitely use Rickon in battle to provoke Jon emotionally. But Jon can’t give up on his brother.

Sansa says, “If Ramsay wins, I’m not going back there alive. No one can protect me. No one can protect anyone “.

Jon also goes to Lady Melisandre’s chamber for her advice as she was not present at the war council. Melisandre only said “Don’t Lose”. Jon commanded if he lose, then don’t bring him back to life again. But Melisandre says she’ll have to try, She serve Lord of Light not Jon Snow.

In the Battlefield

Jon’s army meets Ramsay’s army on the battlefield. Ramsay brings out Rickon Stark to lure Jon Snow away from his army. Ramsay as always played another game. The Game is, Rickon have to run to Jon while Ramsay shoots arrows at him. Rickon shows he’s foolish, he doesn’t even know to run in zig zag or in irregular pattern so he won’t get hit easily, but he chose the displacement over distance. Seeing Rickon’s coming, Jon rides towards him in order to protect him (Here Ramsay succeed in bringing Jon away from his army). When Rickon almost reached to Jon, Ramsay shoots an arrow right through the chest of Rickon. All this made Jon very angry at Ramsay, a huge desire of provocation to kill Ramsay.

Now Jon is alone in the middle of both the armies. Everyone advised him to wait for Ramsay to charge first, but Jon emotionally runs towards the Ramsay forcing his army to back him up and their pincer plan. Ramsay ordered his men to bring arrow rain on Jon. Jon keeps riding. When Jon falls from his horse, Ramsay ordered his Cavalry to charge. Seeing Jon in trouble Jon’s army also charge. Both the armies clash. Jon somehow managed to keep himself unharmed.

As Jon’s army was less in number, they all got surrounded by Boltons. Bolton army circled around them and gradually started killing the insiders by spears from all sides. Wun Wun , Tormund and others were forced in major damage. Tormond said Fuck this, We are going home. All the wildlings charged towards the pile of corpses where they were stopped by Umbers. Jon also started to get buried by corpses somehow he managed to stand Up.

When it looked that Jon’s going to lose, Horn Blows, signal that Knights of the Vale are coming. Believe me when i saw the Arryn Cavalry charge, goosebumps on my hands occured, it was very cool. I like wars. 😛 Thanks to Sansa who asked Littlefinger to help Jon at right time. The Arryn army tramples the Ramsay’s army and Ramsay retreated to Winterfell. Jon, Wun Wun and Tormund Chased the Ramsay. Ramsay thinking of a seize after reaching back to Winterfell. But it was Wun Wun, the giant who broke the gates and let the Jon’s army enter the Winterfell. Wun Wun got hit by arrows all over his body and Ramsay killed the giant by loosing an arrow right into his eye. Wun Wun’s death was very sad, may be he was the last giant we’ll see.

Ramsay tries to kill Jon by shooting arrow, but Jon picks up a Mormont shield and blocked every shot. Then he beats Ramsay very hard. Punches and punches and punches to his face. Ramsay was thrown into the cell where his hounds are present to whom he hadn’t feed for last 7 days. Finally the Stark Banner is back on Winterfell wall and Boltons are defeated. Now its time of Sansa to get her revenge. She goes to the cell to see Ramsay. She says “Your words will disappear. Your house will disappear. Your name will disappear. All memory of you will disappear “. In the end Ramsay’s own hounds devoured him who were hungry for last 7 days. Sansa has taken the revenge. She leaves Ramsay there and goes back with a smile on her face.

Revenge is Sweet !

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