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Kit Harington, who plays the popular character Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones" in "Battle of the Bastards." YouTube/GameofThrones

“Game of Thrones” Season 6, Episode 9, “Battle of the Bastards,” made sure fans got something they had secretly wanted for a long time. All other storylines, except that of Mereen and Winterfell, were given a conscious miss, although Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) found a new ally in Yara (Gemma Whelan) and Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen).

[Spoiler Alert] However, Daenery’s raging dragons in Mereen somewhat took a backstage, as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) prepared for perhaps the most epic battle ever in GoT history. Fans have patiently waited for the standoff for long and finally, “Battle of the Bastards” gave them every moment to rejoice, albeit a few hiccups.

Frankly, if it were not for the Arryn army and Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), Jon may have had to bite the dust once again. As all battles in the history of our civilisation, there were deaths. Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson), the only remaining legitimate Stark heir got his heart pierced with an arrow shot by Ramsay. Fans knew Jon would never let the moment go.

There was one particular scene that was some kind of a rebirth for Jon. His army was sandwiched badly from all sides. Jon was caught in a stampede where he nearly lost his life. However, he crawled out of the death trap, and since then, everything went uphill for the Stark army. Like a bolt from the blue, Ramsay’s fate quickly changed for worse as Littlefinger came to Stark rescue with an Arryn army after Sansa Stark’s (Sophie Turner) insistence.

Wun-Wun (Ian Whyte), the Wilding giant, breathed his last, but not before dismantling the Winterfell castle door for Jon and Sansa to have their long-awaited revenge on Ramsay. The evil mastermind knew it was all over when he vehemently started shooting arrows at Jon. Soon, the bastard of Ned Stark (Sean Bean) got the better of Ramsay and beat him to a bloody pulp.

“Anyone who has asked me, ‘Who would you like Ramsay to meet?’ my answer has always been ‘Jon Snow.’ He’s the antithesis of Ramsay. They’re almost a yin and a yang. They both come from such a similar place yet they’re so different. And even though they’re enemies, they’ve both risen so far as bastards, which is almost incomprehensible, and now they’re both here facing each other. They couldn’t be any more different, yet more similar,” Rheon told Entertainment Weekly.

Then, as if Jon heard what the fans were secretly whispering, he stopped and let Sansa take care of what was remaining of Ramsay. Jon’s part was over. It was time for Sansa’s final dialogues before one of the most evil characters in the history of TV shows would be mauled by his own hounds. Ironically, Ramsay had said the day before the battle, they weren’t fed for a week, simply to make them ravenous.

The rest is history.