Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 9 Recap: The Watchers on the Wall [WATCH VIDEO]

By April Lara | 4 years ago
Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 9 Recap: The Watchers on the Wall [WATCH VIDEO]
Kit Harrington, Rose Leslie and Richard Madden speaking at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International, for “Game of Thrones”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

“Game of Thrones” Season 4 Episode 9 “The Watchers on the Wall” aired on Sunday, June 08, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on HBO. We were assured that indeed, it is a very cruel world. We still haven’t moved on from Oberyn’s (Pedro Pascal) death and Sansa’s (Sophie Turner) new look, and now, we were given something to make it even harder to move on. Read on to learn more about this episode.

Previously on “Game of Thrones” (“The Watchers on the Wall” Season 4 Episode 9), Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) was on fight mode, and we were given the war that we have been anticipated for so long. First, before we proceed to the epic battle scene, a reunion happened between Sam (John Bradley) and Gilly (Hannah Murray). It looks like these two are finally going to be “official,” and we are just so happy for Sam.

Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds), did not disappoint as well when he lit his big fire that signals his team to attack. There were mammoths as well. Well, we have new fantasy creatures to look forward to now. Giants rode the mammoths as the battle starts.  Another thing, there are giants who are archers, just as Jon warned them all, and they were able to go through the tunnel that goes under the Wall.

There was also Ser Alliser (Owen Teale) who was so fearless in battle and fought Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju). He lost but did not die. He lost in the bravest manner, wounded, but a survivor. Alas, it was also confirmed what a coward Janos Slynt (Dominic Carter) was when he got so fearful when he was given command on top of the Wall and then scurried to hide in the storeroom with Gilly.

One of the best parts of the battle was when Jon finishes Styr (Yuriy Kolokolnikov) with a hammer, and we also saw direwolf carnage that we always want to see.

Ready for the deaths? Here we go: Ygritte (Rose Leslie)  killed Pyp (Josef Altin),  and it was brutal.  Then we saw Grenn (Mark Stanley) died while holding the tunnel against a giant. These deaths were so unexpected especially that these two guys have grown on us!

Another shocking death? Ready for this “Game of Thrones” fans? Ygritte. She could not kill Jon Snow, and they even looked at each other.  Maybe that was the reason why Ygritte could not let that arrow fly towards Jon Snow, but then Olly (Brenock O’Connor)  shoot her down. Jon rushed to Ygritte, and there was this beautiful scene where Jon Snow was cradling her amidst the battle. The whole thing ended with Jon leaving with a plan to assassinate Mance, and that’s what’s we are going to see next episode, hopefully.

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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.