Game Of Thrones season 6 aired one of its bloodiest episodes on Sunday (19 June), and clearly the Battle Of The Bastards has left followers of the show with a sense of satisfaction.
Warning: Spoilers from Battle Of The Bastards ahead, don't proceed if you haven't watched the episode yet.
With the end of the mighty battle that saw an enraged Jon Snow charge straight into the treacherous Ramsay Bolton's army lines without a backup, an important character was cut off from the plot.
The death of the torture-inflicting bastard, Ramsay, marked defeat for the Boltons' claim to Winterfell and a great win for Sophie Turner's character Sansa, whose struggles have been profound throughout the last four seasons.
Much credit should go to Welsh actor Iwan Rheon for successfully portraying the hate-worthy character Ramsay in the HBO drama for four seasons.
Speaking about the brutal fate of his character at the hands of his own trustworthy hounds, Rheon said that "it's kind of right he goes down."
"Because what else is he going to do after this? He's done so many things. It's justified and it's the right thing to do. It's the right path," the 31-year-old actor explained during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
"He's reached his peak. It's nice for the audience that he goes out on this high, if you will," he added.
The battle between the bastards might have ended in the villainous Ramsay's favour had it not been for Sansa and her timely prudence in getting the Vale army along with a little help from the Little Finger. While the victory seems justified in the greater scheme of things, Rheon was asked if he thought it was "unfair" that Ramsay lost a war he was about to win.
"I'm glad it happens as a fan of the show. Jon Snow needs to win because otherwise there's no hope left in the world," the actor-cum-singer asserted. "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 added explaining his character.
If the Lord of Light or some other unforeseen force does not interfere, the Bolton bastard is off from the series. Although the character did leave his beloved Sansa with a rather "interesting" promise, "I'm inside you now".
Does this leave a changed Sansa vulnerable to following Ramsay's ways – she having mastered his gimmicks – or did he mean that he would literally live through his pregnant wife? Tell us in the comments section below.