So how did the Battle of the Bastards compare to "Hardhome" and "Blackwater"? Check out all the biggest moments from "Battle of the Bastards" below.
Meereen: Mother is not pleased. Upon returning to Meereen, Mad Queen Daenerys announces her plan to murder the masters and destroy their cities to show the slavers who's boss. In the hopes of talking her down, Tyrion takes the opportunity to bestow a little history lesson upon Dany: The Mad King Aerys had wildfire under King's Landing and planned to burn the city to the ground until Jaime killed him, thus saving countless lives.
Although this isn't new information, it does lay the groundwork for Cersei potentially burning down King's Landing next week. It also gave credence to the theory that Daenerys is actually one of the show's potential villains.
But Dany can't be stopped. Once she and Drogon reunite with Viserion and Rhaegal, they lead a brutal attack on the slavers, helped, of course, by Dany's Dothraki khalasar. Tyrion, Greyworm and Missandei allow one of the masters to live in order to spread the tale of what happens to those who oppose Daenerys. I'm really hoping the messenger puts this tale to music and Tyrion inspires his own "Rains of Castamere"-like song, because if the show's going to teach us all about how children become their parents, you might as well put it to music, right?
Theon and Yara then show up to plead their case to Daenerys, with Dany warming to Yara's patriarchy-smashing ways immediately. The duo offer Dany their 100 ships in exchange for helping them murder Euron and the Iron Island's independence. Daenerys agrees one on condition: that the Ironborn give up their entire lifestyle of raping and reaving.
We doubt the Ironborn will be too happy about this deal, but seeing two women forge a political alliance felt so good I don't care what anyone else thinks. Also, who cares what a bunch of rapists, murderers and thieves think anyways?
The North: Jon challenges Ramsay to a one-on-one duel in the hopes of angering him into acting irrationally. Because although Ramsay has double the men as Jon, Ramsay's men aren't loyal to him. Jon believes if they can expose any weakness in Ramsay, his men will turn against him and the Starks will gain the upper hand.
Sansa listens to all these plans and responds with a big, "NOPE!" She tries to explain that Ramsay isn't like a normal man and that Rickon is already good as dead. Yet in between dropping these truth bombs - including the fact she'd rather die than return to Winterfell with Ramsay - Sansa fails to mention the fact that the Knights of the Vale are on the way.
Cut to: the morning of the battle. When both armies arrive, Ramsay releases Rickon and instructs him to run across the field to Jon. But as we know, Ramsay's "games" are always rigged from the output. As soon as Rickon begins to run, Ramsay launches arrows at the boy until one fatally lodges itself in Rickon's chest seconds before Jon could reach him.
And so the Battle of the Bastards officially begins.
Game of Thrones has given us so many epic battles before, but this one - between two human armies, one on foot and one on horseback - is unlike anything we've previously seen. There's no wildfire or ice zombies to distract us from the horror of what a battle really entails, and yet director Miguel Spochnik managed to make it beautiful, none the less. (Or at least as beautiful as a scene where people are literally climbing over a pile of corpses can be.)
That's not to say that the battle goes well for the Starks. It's pretty darn horrific, actually. But just when things are looking completely hopeless for Jon, Littlefinger finally arrives with the Nights of the Vale.
Seeing he's out-manned, Ramsay retreats to Winterfell, but Wun-Wun manages to lead the Stark forces inside. Sadly, the beloved giant dies in the process, with Ramsay delivering the final blow (Noo!). Ramsay then decides to take Jon up on his offer of one-to-one combat, which turns out to be a fool's errand. Jon beats the living sh-- out of him. And yet, instead of killing him, Jon merely imprisons Ramsay.
But before you start yelling at the screen about how Ramsay doesn't deserve that mercy, wait until you hear what happens next.
Once Jon tells her where Ramsay is, Sansa goes down to the dungeons where he's tied up in a cell. This doesn't stop him from being his cocksure self, but Ramsay soon realizes he's underestimated Sansa. With no reservations, Sansa unleashes Ramsay's hounds upon him and she watches with a cold stillness as Ramsay's eaten alive.
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