Also, how about that scene with all the dead and alive bodies all smothering Jon? The way he operates is so understated, yet so effective and moving. I used to love this show because it always kept me guessing. I also really liked the visual of a wall of Bolton red and white crosses on the shields. To top it off, Sansa got her long-awaited revenge on Ramsay by feeding him to his own starving hounds. This was the same traitor who sold out Rickon and watched him die after all. This is how you lead a Wilding, essentially.
Wun Wun, you were a champ. She also saw Jon fighting in Winterfell and lived to see it happen. I know that the tide of battle can change at any moment, but this happens all too frequently in Game of Thrones. They really have gone to the really end with his abuses. Jon fears the end is nearing and the battle is lost. However, Ramsay has a bow and arrow and Jon has a shield with a lot of ground to cover. His character progression has literally been zero.
. I was so nervous for him the whole time! I feel I need to put a disclaimer here as even just the tiniest criticism of Sansa on this website is enough for people to accuse you of hating the character , I do actually like her character now and this is not senseless sexist I am a woman and am delighted with the female empowerment this series attack on her character. The Greyjoys recognize that they are nothing without the Iron Islands, but do not need more than that either. Daenerys says their fathers were evil men who left the world worse than they found it, but they are different. She tells them that she had agreed to meet with them as she was offering them a chance to surrender as flies in to meet her.
I was asking myself also: how would I like this story to end? The boy is dead and theman has been born. This episode actually shows that how much they were stalling meereen arc and not writing anything worth. But I really liked this episode in total and I liked the Scene between Dany and Yara and now I can see why this series six was promoted as the series of Women. But again,this could play out in a numerous of ways,there are many twists that could happen. Though Dan said inside the episode that there is a degree of luck. But then again, so much of the events in this series, both books and show, have happened because of the stupidity of the protagonists.
And then Jon charges an army. Even at this point Ramsay is still totally confident that he'll get out of this somehow, and does not fight back. Even a blind pig may occasionally pick up an acorn. I think this might be the best last 10th episode too. It was a dope episode.
He asks if Jon will let his little brother Rickon die instead of surrender. As such, the Vale knights literally roll over the Boltons and wipe them out to the last man within minutes. Ah, why I even bother. And bites more, and tears and destroys him as Sansa looks on. I think she is going to actively work against Jon and his attempts to fight the true war to come. Combine that with his sudden urge to tease Varys about being a eunuch in retaliation for dwarf jokes that he just knows the latter is thinking if not saying.
The first who attempted to fight Ramsay was Theon Greyjoy, who was so weakened from captivity and starvation that Ramsay sent him down with one strike. Do we think Dany is still setting out for Westeros next episode? Had Jon tried to turn back and join his army to return to their initial plan, do you really think that Ramsay would let him without taking him down? One to ensure the people of Westeros survive the long night. Having listened to some of my friends who watched it last night free of spoilers, I kind of felt a bit envious. Also loved how the wildlings instantly shielded him when he was injured. The excitement and technical accomplishments of the battle were diminished by this predictability. Both special effects and writing. This battles seems to have had no effect other than the total annihilation of one side.
It was a mistake by Jon. Show Jon does not seem to ever learn from his mistakes and seems to be a perennial idiot. Seeing Drogon with his 2 sibling was a nice touch and Tyrion finally has some great dialogue in his scenes with Dany. In fact, I felt like with his stupid rage that almost lost the battle, the Battle of Bastards was clearly a step backward for him compared to Hardhome. Then when it looked like his luck had run out and he was nearly buried alive it was brutal and the flash of light and shadow was gripping. Too passionate, she looked like an eager teenager with dragons. The Bolton captain incredulously reminds him that their own army is also broken, which Ramsay dismisses because the Starks don't have the manpower or supplies to mount a siege,.
Daenerys wants to destroy their cities but Tyrion convinces her to not incur in the same mistake of her father in King's Landing. He tears at Umber with his own teeth, and finally stabs him, killing Smalljon, as we hear horns sounding, and see the streaming blue-and-white banners of the Knight of the Vale, led by Sansa and Littlefinger. If the Northern lords pledge their loyalty with any kind of vigor — which we all expect — why would they do it for a guy that totally lost his mind and had to be saved by the Vale. The Kingslayer would be Queenslayer!! Dany burns the ships, Littlefinger to the rescue, good guys win. This just makes me mad and I do blame the writers for this. And so I loathed it. Jon is a human who makes mistakes.
After the giant dies from storming Winterfell and taking a million arrows to his body, Jon faces Ramsay one-on-one. He cites the fleet as a backhanded compliment: if the Masters didn't fear a city without slaves and thus without them in power , they wouldn't be here to destroy it. For all those people calling Jon stupid for charging at the Bolton forces, what do you think his other options were at that point? One with humility, resilience, empathy and resolve. Not a cold blood general. And I counted four times when someone was about to get him but a racing horse or a wildling knocked them out of his way.