We warn you that this post contains SPOILERS for the upcoming Game of Thrones episode, Battle of the Bastards. So please turn back in case you don’t want any spoilers before you watch the 9th episode. For those who are still reading, we would like to tell you that the 9th episode won’t be just about the battle in the North as we have been made to believe by HBO. Since the time the last episode aired, we have seen the preview for the 9th episode and also photos from the Battle of the Bastards and it has been only about the fight between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton.
HBO also announced that they were not going to release the synopsis of the final two episodes but HBO did reveal a brief description of the 9th episode while submitting nominations for the Emmys. The description reads, “Terms of surrender are rejected and accepted.” Even the description talks about the battle in the North. At least it seems like it’s about the battle. With all this focus on the events in the North, it seemed that the episode would purely focus on the battle and we have been told that this is the biggest battle that we will see in Game of Thrones.
However, if what the British magazine, TV & Satellite Week has to say is true, then we will get to see a meeting between Daenerys Targaryen and Yara Greyjoy in the upcoming episode. The magazine also says that Yara Greyjoy will find an admirer in Daenerys, which means that there might be a possibility of an alliance between Yara and Daenerys, and Daenerys might use her ships to sail back to Westeros. Now, this is only a speculation as we don’t know if Yara has enough ships to carry Daenerys and her Unsullied and Dothraki army back to Westeros. Take a look at the photo below.
If this turns out to be true, then we will finally see Daenerys doing something sensible and return back to Westeros and it will be interesting what will be the terms of the alliance. However, many Game of Thrones fans will question how Yara was able to sail from the Iron Islands to Meereen which is almost at the other end of the world in just 4 episodes.
A lot of fans have questioned how Petry Baelish is able to travel such long distances in such a short time and now we have Yara and her Ironborn, who have managed to travel long distances at an even faster pace.