The Most Epic Game of Thrones Battles, Definitively Ranked
16. The Raid on Craster’s Keep
Episode: Season 4, Episode 5, “First of His Name”
This is more inter-Night’s Watch drama than anything that really propels the plot forward. The battle at Craster’s Keep is intended to kill the mutineers of the Night’s Watch, aka men who had rallied against the Lord Commander and essentially betrayed their post. Craster (Robert Pugh) himself leads the mutineers and does really disgusting things to his daughter-wives. While the battle doesn’t do much to push the plot forward in the long run, it does give us the character of Gilly (Hannah Murray), who actually is important later on in the series. But it also delivers the most frustrating near-miss of the series: Jon (Kit Harington) narrowly missing being reunited with his brothers who were right there!