It is already explained why “Game of Thrones” Season 6 episode 9 is entitled “The Battle of the Bastards.” This article contains spoilers so read at your own risk.
HBO confirmed on Wednesday that the last episode of Season 6 will be divided into two parts. The first one will be aired on June 19, notes Newsweek.
According to the website, the headline is referenced to Jon Snow and Bolton Ramsay, who are both illegitimate children. Basically, they are fighting for “Winterfell, for the North, for revenge, for Rickon Stark, and for Sansa Stark’s honor,” whichever comes first.
The clans have despised each other since Season 3. It started when Roose Ramsay killed Robb Stark, followed by Sansa’s abusive marriage to Ramsay.
Bolton Ramsay is afraid that Sansa will reunite with Jon to plot an assassination, in which he was right. Hence, a plan to attack Jon Snow and his army had emerged.
Expectedly, the episode will be bloody as ever . As per Watchers on the Wall website, Ramsay will “be displaying at least two bodies upside down on X-crosses, burning during battle. They are well-known characters.”
“The Battle of the Bastards” might change the course of the medieval fantasy forever. The ninth episode has become significant in many seasons such as Ned Stark’s execution on Season 1, the Battle of the Blackwater on the second, and the Red Wedding on season 3, to cite a few.
The episode will last up to 60 minutes. Meanwhile, the second part, which is entitled “Winds of Winter” will be aired after the next week for up to 69 minutes.
Notably, the title for the finale is a nod to “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R.R. Martin, who is currently working on the book with the same title as the episode.
The remaining episodes for “Game of Thrones” Season 6 air on HBO every Sunday, 9pm.