The Most Epic Game of Thrones Battles, Definitively Ranked
9. The Battle for Castle Black
Episode: Season 4, Episode 9, “The Watchers on the Wall”
Before the wights and White Walkers were taken seriously as the true threat, the Night’s Watch guarding the wall was just trying to keep Wildlings away. Eventually, though, they realized how poorly staffed the Night’s Watch truly was and manned an attack on Castle Black in an attempt to cross the wall and take over the post. The battle is brutal, and it’s one of the most violent incidents of the series. The Night’s Watch successfully keeps their post despite many casualties, including Jon Snow’s Wildling love, Ygritte (Rose Leslie). Good thing it worked out for those crazy kids in real life since Harington and Leslie are married!