(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you did not see the “Battle of the Bastards”episode of “Game of Thrones”)
“Game of Thrones” actor Iwan Rheon, who plays Ramsay Bolton, could not be happier with the outcome of the Battle of the Bastards.
“I’m glad it happens as a fan of the show,” Rheon told Entertainment Weekly. “Jon Snow needs to win because otherwise there’s no hope left in the world. But it is interesting that it isn’t fair. And afterward, Ramsay still thinks he’s won. He’s so arrogant and self assured he thinks he’ll still be fine — until the last minute. He always thinks he’s going to be okay.”
In this week’s episode, Ramsay and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) finally meet on the battlefield. Jon’s much smaller force gets dominated early on, until the knights of the Vale arrive at the behest of Lord Baelish (Aidan Gillen).
“Anyone who has asked me, ‘Who would you like Ramsay to meet?’ my answer has always been ‘Jon Snow,'” Rheon said. “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.”
At the end of the episode, Ramsay gets beaten senseless by Jon, but he refrains from killing him. Instead, he leaves Ramsay tied up so Sansa can say her piece before Ramsay is eaten alive by his own hounds.
“I think it was great. It’s a good scene,” he said. “It leaves Sansa in an interesting place as a character, because he’s saying, ‘I’m inside you now.’ It’s horrible, and I think he probably has done some damage. He’s gotten in her head. But I think it’s nice too, because it’s such a great scene to go out on.
With Ramsay gone, now is the perfect time to look back at what a horrible person he was. And you can do just that with the gallery below.