GoT Episode 6.9 Spoilers
There was a lot going on in this episode, but there isn’t really too much to talk about. Dany had the “I’m a badass” battle scene. She tells the Masters what’s up. She does the whole, “no we are talking about YOUR surrender” bit. Then she casually flies off and wrecks a ship or two. Grey Worm has a badass moment when he executes the two Masters representatives. Side note: had it really taken that long for the other two dragons to get loose? That bit was very odd. Yara and Dany’s negotiations were pretty entertaining as well. Power to the ladies. It won’t be the last example.
The Battle of the Bastards was just brutal. No two ways about it. The one “light” moment, that still involved tragedy, is a little protip for Rickon. I assumed they would show that another archer took him out. But as Sansa said, he was pretty much toast from the moment Ramsay got him.
Random digression overall protip: why did Ramsay even leave Winterfell?
Anyway, the main characters, minus Wun Wun (RIP), make it through the battle. Tormund gets injured, so there was a brief scare there. Jon almost dies a gazillion times. But he does plenty of work. I’d give him Play of the Game.
Another random digression: why did Jon’s crew wait until the shield people had surrounded them? Why didn’t they attack while they were setting up? A strategic misstep.
Anyway, they got bailed out by forces of the Vale pulling a Forth Eorlingas. I think it was After the Thrones that had a quick discussion about how it would have been really nice if Sansa had told everyone else “I got this, maybe don’t do crazy risks.” Or else the show needed to put in a bit about how Sansa heard back from Littlefinger at the last second.
Anyway, Ramsay is dead. Sansa smirk was awesome. Winterfell is back in the hands of the Starks.
Ned’s head would be very proud.