Hello, Game of Thrones fans! This post contains the minor-est of spoilers in regards to the penultimate episode of season six, “Battle of the Bastards.” If you consider photos and a couple of sentences of information—and wild speculation—to be potential enjoyment-ruiners for you, we suggest you turn away from this post now. Thanks!
War is coming—well, OK, technically speaking there are several wars a-comin’—to Westeros in the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season, and we finally know what that’s going to look like for several of our favorite Northernmen (and women). Being touted as the biggest battle the show has ever done, Sunday’s “Battle of the Bastards” looks to be a bottle episode, focusing solely on the fight to regain Winterfell for House Stark. But by the looks of Ramsay Bolton’s army and dour disposition, this one won’t be so easy a fight to win for Jon Snow and Co.
The new images posit the seemingly insurmountable for Snow, his Wildlings, and the other Northern folk—ahem, Lyanna Mormont—that join their cause against the men who just always be flayin’ (that’s ABF for short). In epic shots of Tormund Giantsbane (more like giantsBAE, amirite/I’m sorry?), Ser Davos, Jon, and even Ramsay, all we can really deduce is that this one’s going to be a real rollicker, sure to shoot us right in the heart and possibly/maybe kill someone we love deeply.
But who do you think that’ll be? Our money’s on poor Rickon being one of the flayed men we’ve seen upon the battlefield—possibly/maybe Sansa Stark, too, since she sent that letter to Littlefinger and basically guaranteed a bungle is upon us. (SANSA I SWEAR IT IF YOU RUIN THIS FOR THE NORTH I WILL BE SO MAD …mostly at David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for building up your character so well, only to tear her down and ruin her. It’d be a real shitty move, not gonna lie.) Although we wouldn’t be surprised it Wun-Wun got taken down, or Davos for that matter. Just don’t kill Tormund—my heart may never recover. Honestly.
Let us know your thoughts and theories on the war to come in the comments below!
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