The fight that pretty much everyone has been waiting for finally commenced on Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, but not without some moments of terror over our favorite characters. Somehow, thanks to Petyr Freakin' Baelish, Jon Snow and company were able to defeat Ramsay's army in the Battle of the Bastards. The knights of the Vale saved the Battle of the Bastards on Game of Thrones thanks to Sansa's secret letter in Episode 8. Even though big bro Jon Snow had insisted to Sansa that even asking for Petyr Baelish's help was a mistake, she obviously couldn't resist, since they were coming up pretty short in their army recruitment tour of the North.
Lucky for Jon and pretty much everyone fighting on their side, who wasn't yet slaughtered by Ramsay's army, the knights of the Vale showed up in time to break through the Bolton army's formation and save the day. What this means for Winterfell is pretty uncertain at this point, but as great as it was for Littlefinger to send his army like a straight up G, you know he's going to expect something in return from the Starks of Winterfell.
The minutes leading up to the Battle of the Bastards consisted of Rickon Stark trying desperately to run to the safety of his big brother's arms, which incidentally were the arms of the only family member he'd seen in years pretty much. What followed was a last minute arrow shot that instantly killed the poor kid and a battle to make Game of Thrones history.
There were literally hundreds of bodies piled throughout the battlefield that the remaining warriors were forced to fight on top of and we even almost lost Jon - again. Like, WTF Jon, can you please, for once, just not die at the end of a season? But we were all taking deep breaths as he seemed to struggle for his as he was being trampled by pretty much everyone. It was shortly after he climbed his way out that the knights of the Vale saved the Battle of the Bastards by showing up in one large drove to screw up the hold Ramsay's army had on them.
Now, though, despite killing Ramsay and finally taking back Winterfell (has it seriously been four seasons since a Stark had control of Winterfell?), Jon and Sansa will have a lot to live up to and a lot to protect. While Sansa has proved herself to be a worthy politician and Jon is no slouch on the battlefield, they're still two kids trying to run the house with Mommy and Daddy gone. Or, you know, dead. It was a totally baller move on Littlefinger's part to send in the knights of the Vale to save Jon and his army, but it's anyone's guess as to how Sansa and Jon will run Winterfell now.