This contains spoilers, so if you haven't watched the ninth episode of Game of Thrones season 6 ("Battle of the Bastards"), you've been warned.
The penultimate Game of Thrones season six episode, "Battle of the Bastards," includes what has to be one of the most satisfying onscreen deaths since the show began. And no, it wasn't Jon Snow's (this time).
In an interview with HBO, Kit Harington (Jon Snow) reveals that during the final fight between himself Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), things got a little more real than planned. "I actually did punch Iwan in the face twice, by accident, which he took really well. He was really nice about it. So I had to buy him a pint after that one," he admitted. Rheon, for his part, did seem really forgiving about it, saying, "That was good. Jaw hurt a bit the next day, but you know, it's understandable."
It is understandable, because Ramsay Bolton was one of the meanest, cruelest, most sadistic characters on that show, and that's saying a lot. Rheon played him very well, portraying Bolton with such a disturbingly smug, punchable face, it was probably really hard for everyone not to punch him every hour of every shoot.
Honestly, there's a good chance that everyone on set "accidentally" punched Rheon in that smug face at least once or twice during filming, maybe even the person who ran craft services.
"Oops, sorry, Iwan, it's just, you know…your face."
"Yes, totally understandable, I'm not being funny, but it was a bit gomping," or whatever it is a Welsh person would say in that circumstance.
Pints all around, even one for the dog who ends up eating Ramsay's face. Hey, look, the spoiler alert is right there at the top of the article, okay?