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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.


Miguel Sapochnik


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Nathalie Emmanuel ... Missandei
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Iwan Rheon ... Ramsay Bolton
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Michiel Huisman ... Daario Naharis
Jacob Anderson ... Grey Worm
Gemma Whelan ... Yara Greyjoy
Ian Whyte ... Wun Wun


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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Release Date:

19 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Sibenik, Croatia See more »


Box Office


£10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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As of July 2nd "Battle of the Bastards" went from a rating of 10.0 to 9.9. after more than 110,000 votes. See more »


At the end of the fight, Jon, Tormund and Wun Wun take off after Ramsay. Only the three of them can be seen leaving the battlefield. When Wun Wun breaks through the gate, many archers are right there with him, and Jon and Tormund arrive afterwards. See more »


Daenerys Targaryen: You've brought us 100 ships from the Iron Fleet with men to sail them. In return, I expect you want me to support your claim to the throne of the Iron Islands?
Theon Greyjoy: Not my claim.
[Theon nods to Yara]
Theon Greyjoy: Hers.
Daenerys Targaryen: And what's wrong with you?
Theon Greyjoy: I'm not fit to rule.
Tyrion Lannister: We can agree upon that at least.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Eastwatch (2017) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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One of the most thrilling battle scenes of the show
20 June 2016 | by tmate0421See all my reviews

Without giving much away, I can say with absolute certainty that the battle scene of this episode is by far the most cinematographically breathtaking visual representation of a battle. All the shots are great, it becomes evident to everyone how much time and energy was invested in the making of this episode. Apart from this, there are other things happening in this one-hour long episode, which are also terribly needed for future development of the show. What may HBO have for us in the season finale? Guess we'll have to see, but in the meantime we can rest assured that every time Miguel Sapochnik directs an episode we are going to be shocked and amazed at the same time. This guy really knows his stuff!

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