Bastardbowl Confirmed – Trailer for ‘Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards’
It’s here: The Battle of Winterfell will be contested between the bastards of the two greatest houses in The North. Fighting out of the blue corner: The Mad Dog of the Dreadfort, Warden of The North, The Bastard of Bolton: Ramsay Bolton! And Fighting out of the red corner: The Prince that was Promised, The Crow in the Know, The Bastard of Winterfell: Jon Snow!
The episode will be keeping in the tradition of plot shaking developments in the ninth episode of each season, and will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who you may know as the director one of the best episodes of the entire series: last season’s Hardhome.
So what can we gleam from the preview? Well it seems similar to Hardhome that the majority, if not the entirety of the episode will be focused on the pitched battle between Jon and Ramsay for control of The North. We can also discern that the scope is phenomenal, looking like it would be more at home in a Lord of the Rings film than a television show. I can also tell you that I am losing my mind in anticipation. It’s bound to be a heart straining hour of television as our favourite characters march into battle, and not all may be returning. Battle of the Bastards will be airing Sunday night (or Monday Morning here) on HBO, so in the meantime let us all collectively pray Wun-Wun can get his hands on Ramsay and squeeze him out like a packet of ketchup.