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Battle of the Bastards 

Jon and Sansa face Ramsay Bolton on the fields of Winterfell. Daenerys strikes back at her enemies. Theon and Yara arrive in Meereen.

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Meereen is under siege and the fleet of the masters is attacking the city. Daenerys wants to destroy their cities but Tyrion convinces her to not incur in the same mistake of her father in King's Landing. They schedule a meeting with the masters to discuss the terms of surrender. However the masters misunderstand and believe Daenerys want to surrender. She rides Drogon and together with the two other dragons, they burn part of the fleet. Meanwhile Daario and the Dothraki attack the Sons of the Harpy. Then Yara and Theon team up with Daenerys to accept the independence of the Iron Isles and to overthrow Euron. In Winterfell, Jon Snow, Sansa, Davos and Tormund meet with Ramsay, and Jon Snow proposes a dispute between them instead of sacrificing lives in a battle. Ramsay does not accept and they schedule the battle in the morning. Jon Snow plots a scheme with Davos and Tormund and Sansa warns that Ramsay plays dirty. When both armies are ready to battle, Ramsay brings a surprise that ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the books, Daenerys has not met any of the Greyjoys. See more »

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The small boats in the bay could not launch projectiles of the type shown the heights indicated. Such tension would tear the boat apart. See more »

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Smalljon Umber: WHO OWNS THE NORTH?
Umber soldiers: WE DO!
Smalljon Umber: WHO OWNS THE NORTH?
Umber soldiers: WE DO!
Smalljon Umber: SHOW ME!
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Dragon and the Wolf (2017) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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The triumph of television
20 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Every once in a while you come across something that you know outright to be a masterpiece. It doesn't happen very often and usually even the greatest feats of cinema you have to watch a few times to appreciate the grandeur you have just witnessed.

Game of Thrones is known for its strong 9th episodes on almost every season. Season 6 is no different with "Battle of the Bastards". It's a one hour television episode that truly feels like a massive budget blockbuster movie.

This episode gives Game of Thrones fans almost one hour spectacle filled with action. However, the action is paced superbly with absolutely wonderfully acted and written dialogue. The episode involves many great changes, twists and turns. Episode director Miguel Sapochnik (also known for his another masterpiece episode "Hardhome") proves himself to be once and for all one of the greatest talents in the television and movie industry today.

There are dozens of shots in this episode that I can't even begin to comprehend how on earth were they filmed. The action coordination combined with the great camera angles make some of the most memorable scenes I have ever seen in television.

I don't want to go too much on details about the story itself, since this is best experienced without knowing too much about what is going to happen. All I can say is that all the story lines involved in this episode move forward just perfectly. Watching it all unfold on the screen creates an emotional roller coaster I've never seen in a Game of Thrones episode before. And that is saying a lot, considering how magnificent feats Game of Thrones has managed to pull through during its six seasons.

I can safely say that this is my favorite Game of Thrones episode so far and season 6 is on it's way to become my favorite season. Something I didn't expect myself ever saying after finishing season 4 almost two years ago.


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