The latest Game of Thrones episode, Battle of the Bastards delivered us one of the best battle scenes that we have seen and it was one amazing episode. The Battle of the Bastards is the biggest battle we have seen so far in Game of Thrones and it was savage! Things didn’t start well for Jon Snow and his army as Ramsay Bolton was successful in luring Jon Snow into his trap by using Rickon Stark as a bait and then killing him. The Boltons had superior numbers and their strategy was also better and for the better part of the episode, they had the upper hand.
However, things changed dramatically when Petyr Baelish arrived with the army of the Vale, which smashed the Bolton army. In the end Ramsay Bolton had to hastily retreat to Winterfell, where he thought that he would be safe but sadly for him and happily for us Wun Wun smashed through the gates and let Jon’s army enter Winterfell. Sadly, Wun Wun perished after helping Jon Snow capture Winterfell.
What happened next made millions of Game of Thrones happy. Jon beat the pulp out of Ramsay and Sansa added the finishing touches by feeding Ramsay to his own hounds. That really was brutal! Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon, who plays Ramsay Bolton spoke with EW about the death of his character and even though he felt that Ramsay’s death was justified, he was of the opinion that it wasn’t fair. Iwan revealed that he knew that Ramsay was dead when he received a call from the producers saying, “Isn’t it great Ramsay ends up on the Iron Throne?”
“As soon as they said that I said, ‘He’s dead isn’t he?’ It’s cool. I’ve had four lovely seasons here,” Iwan Rheon added. “It’s been great to be involved with such an amazing show. I think it’s kind of right he goes down. Because what else is he going to do after this? He’s done so many things. It’s justified and it’s the right thing to do. It’s the right path. He’s reached his peak. It’s nice for the audience that he goes out on this high, if you will.”
He further added that it was unfair that he lost even though he had the better numbers and strategy but at the same time he said that it was the right thing to do.
“Jon Snow needs to win because otherwise there’s no hope left in the world. But it is interesting that it isn’t fair. And afterward, Ramsay still thinks he’s won. He’s so arrogant and self assured he thinks he’ll still be fine – until the last minute.”
About the his final scene where he was killed by his own hounds, Rheon had this to say. “And it’s a gruesome death. It’s so ironic. He’s been banging on about those hounds all this time.” When he was asked about what he was planning to do next, he said that he wasn’t yet sure and hence didn’t want to talk about it but he said that he needed to write another album.
While talking about what he was going to miss, he had the following to say. “I think I’ll miss the coming here and seeing everyone and getting down and doing it. And I’ll miss when you pick up a script and read it and there’s always one scene in every season where i go, “Thank you so much, thank you, this is such a beauty.” And the excitement of doing that scene.”
I am happy to see Ramsay Bolton dead but at the same time sad to see Iwan Rheon leave the show. He is an amazing actor who made us hate his character. We will miss you Iwan Rheon!