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 »





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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

battle | snow | cruelty | wildling | dragon | See All (83) »


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


A total of 257 bodies were used in the final pile of dead soldiers. See more »


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 »


Tormund Giantsbane: It's not his men that worry me. It's his horses. I know what mounted knights can do to us. You and Stannis cut though us like piss through snow.
Jon Snow: We're digging trenches all along our flanks. They won't be able to hit us the way Stannis hit you, in a double envelopment.
[Tormund stares at Jon blankly]
Jon Snow: A pincer move.
[Tormund still stares at Jon blankly]
Jon Snow: They won't be able to hit us from the sides.
Tormund Giantsbane: Good.
See more »


Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Last of the Starks (2019) See more »


Main Title
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
See more »

User Reviews

The triumph of television
20 June 2016 | by copperfoxSee 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.

168 of 193 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 290 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

19 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle of the Bastards See more »

Filming Locations:

Sibenik, Croatia See more »


Box Office


GBP10,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed