Season 6, Episode 9: Battle of the Bastards
I mean…come on.
By now, you’re probably pissed and/or dumbfounded that I haven’t mentioned Jon Snow’s complete warrior-like domination in such episodes as Watchers on the Wall and Hardome. Trust me, those moments were added, removed, added again, and removed again a few times. But the reason for their omission is because they ultimately pale in comparison to the jaw-dropping bad-assery displayed as Jon Snow took on like a billion Bolton soldiers on horseback by himself before the rest of his forces arrived in Battle of the Bastards. Fueled by pure rage – and perhaps some regret by not telling Rickon “ZIG ZAG, RICKON, ZIG ZAG!!” – Jon charged the Bolton forces determined to DO. SOME. DAMAGE. Sure, he almost gets trampled to death before The Knights of the Vale arrive, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Jon Snow had one of the most valiant moments in the show’s history a few minutes before. Strategically sound? Maybe not so much. But could you blame him? In that moment, Jon Snow was being his Jon Snow-iest; acting with ferocious heart, in the name of honor and family.
By the end of the next episode, Jon Snow is proclaimed the new King in the North despite the fact that he would have lost badly had Sansa not called in a favor with the Knights of the Vale. Jon still has a little to learn in the ways of strategy, but with a driven Sansa and devoted Davos at his side, we shall see how he decides to play his hand if and when he learns of the Targaryen blood that runs through his veins. We’ll have to tune in on July 16th to find out!
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