Game of thrones review season 6 episode 9- We are getting close to the season’s finale, yet a lot of things has to happen in this episode. We have been waiting for Daenerys’ return for whole season and now when she’s back, Daenerys is stronger than ever. She has the biggest army in the world, including three grown dragons.
Her plan of defense is however not so good. She plans on killing every master and destroying the cities of Yunkai and Astapor. Luckily for her, Daenerys has Tyrion as her advisor who suggests an alternative approach for defending Mereen.
The masters meet with Daenerys and her advisors to discuss peace terms. But the masters are confused, they think that Daenerys will surrender, unaware that they are talking about the masters’ surrender. To demonstrate her strength, Daenerys rides Drogon towards the masters’ ships to destroy them.
The two other dragons free themselves and join Drogon and Daenerys in the destruction of the fleet. While Daenerys takes control over the ships, Daario enters the city together with the Dothraki so they can fight the Sons of the Harphy who have already begun slaughtering innocent citizens of Mereen.
After this theatrical show of power, the masters are offered compromise- they will return in their cities but one of them must die. The masters want to sacrifice one of them who they claim is not like them, a lowborn man. Grey Worm prepares to execute the man who kneels and begs for mercy.
Grey Worm pulls his sword and kills the other two masters instead. The lesson has been taught- the story of Daenerys should be told to other masters who wish to bring slavery back to their cities.
Jon has gathered an army, but it’s still not enough to defeat Bolton. They meet and talk about the battle. Bolton tells Jon to give Sansa back to him, kneel in front of him and so Ramsay will pardon him for deserting the Night’s Watch and spare his lords lives. Jon is aware that he doesn’t have the numbers to win the battle and so he challenges Ramsey to fight one on one with him.
But noo, Ramsay is too smart to accept this challenge, Jon is far better swordsman and he will defeat Ramsey easily. Ramsay gives proof that he has Rickon in captivity- he throws Rickon’s direwolf’s head in front of Jon and Sansa. This makes Sansa very angry and she threatens Ramsay that he will die the following morning and leaves the place.
Later in the war camp, Jon makes war plans with Thormund and Ser Davos, ignoring Sansa’s presence. After making the plan, Jon and Thormund leave the tent and walk around the camp. Ser Davos continues the walk alone and finds where princess Shereen was burnt-he winds the trinket he has given to the princess and takes it in his hands.
Meanwhile in the tent, Sansa argues with Jon because he didn’t ask her about any opinion about the battle. Sansa know Ramsay better that any other and she asks Jon to be careful because Jon will fall into Ramsays trap and so they will lose the battle.
However, morning has come and the battle will start. Everyone is in its position on the battlefield. And guess what? Ramsay is making provocation with freeing Rickon to run freely to his brother. On the way Rickon will have to run away from arrows that Ramsay aims on him. Jon can’t watch this sick game and so he immediately falls into this trap- Ramsay wants Jon to make wrong move and so that Jon’s army will attack first.
Running towards each other, Jon and Rickong are getting so close but before Jon can take Rickon on his horse, an arrow hits Rickon and he immediately falls dead. Filled with even more anger now, Jon rushes towards Bolton’s army and the same moment the army marches towards him. Prepared for battle, Jon stands on his legs, holding his sword, ready to fight when his army meets Bolton’s army.
The battle has started. They fight and fight until they are surrounded by Bolton’s army. A great strategic move is made by the Bolton’s army and so Jon and his men are trying to escape the circle that has been created around them. Jon fell down on the ground and he is trapped under the soldiers’ feet.
Somehow Jon manages to pull himself out of the pile and takes a deep breath. He realizes that they have lost the battle and at the same moment he hears sounds of horns and sees an army marching towards them to help. And guess whose army is that? It’s Baelish’s army, of course.
Sansa has been writing secret letters for far too long in season 6 of Game of thrones, she must have asked for help from Baelish in one of this letters. Side by side, Sansa and Baelish stand across the field and watch the defeat of Bolton. Now the Bolton army is defeated and Ramsay flees from the battlefield towards Winterfell.
Jon, Thormund and the giant follow Ramsay. The fight is not over. Ramsay is sure that the gates will hold the castle but the giant easily breaks the gate and so Jon can freely enter. In the following fight the giant is killed and Jon and Ramsay fight one on one. Consumed with anger and madness, Jon beats Ramsay to death until Sansa arrives to see them fighting.
Once again the Stark’s flags are hanged on Winterfell’s walls. Sansa and Jon are home. Jon gives order for Rickon to be buried in the crypt, next to his father. Sansa asks Jon where he put Ramsay. She visits Ramsay and shows him how much hatred she has for him-she releases Ramsay’s dogs in his dungeon and they eat them while Sansa is watching. Justice is served.