Battle of the Bastards
Game of Thrones Season 6

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Critic Ratings: 63
Critics Consensus

"Battle of the Bastards" delivers one of the greatest battle sequences in the show's history -- and some savagely satisfying vengeance as well.

Episode Info

Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton finally come face-to-face in the battle for Winterfell.

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Jonathan Pryce
as High Sparrow
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Dean-Charles Chapman
as Tommen Baratheon
Gwendoline Christie
as Brienne of Tarth
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Ian Whyte
as Wun Wun
Enzo Cilenti
as Yezzan zo Qaggaz
Paul Rattray
as Harald Karstark
Dean S. Jagger
as Smalljon Umber
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
George Georgiou
as Razdal mo Eraz
Eddie Jackson (V)
as Belicho Paenymion
Rory Mullen
as Bolton army captain
Mark Tankersley
as Bolton general
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Critic Reviews for Battle of the Bastards

Showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff were true to their promise that the Battle of the Bastards would be unprecedented in sweep and ambition.

Jun 19, 2016 | Full Review…

It was a smartly paced hour, crammed with big character moments for Sansa, Daenerys, and Jon, and at the same time it delivered two raging attacks.

Jun 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones ninth episodes are often huge, and I don't think there's been one bigger than "The Battle of the Bastards," one of the best episodes the show has done to date.

Jun 20, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Never have I had to pause an episode of television to walk off the stress of watching it, but I did just that no fewer than three times during "The Battle of the Bastards," the epic ninth episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones.

Jun 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Big-budget fantasy battles are easy to come by in Hollywood these days, but this one did stand out by breaking up the hack-and-slash slog with a few concrete, memorable elements.

Jun 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Beautifully chaotic, epically grimy, and almost unbearable to watch, but impossible to look away from.

Jun 22, 2016 | Full Review…

As much as I enjoyed "Battle of the Bastards" with all its beautiful bluster, the real meal is what comes next.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Possibly the most incredible battle that has ever been seen on TV.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

After a long wait, drawn out even longer by filler episodes, the two finally faced off in the epic smackdown that many have been waiting for - and it was worth it.

Apr 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones puts on spectacular battles, but the point is always what happens next.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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