So what does actress Rose have to say about her character's demise? In the video above, she reacts to the epic episode.
It turns out her death scene was actually shot on Rose's last day on the show— which, given the way production schedules work, is not always the case — and she remembers "crying profusely" after shooting the scene. That said, she thinks it was a "wonderful farewell" to the character. Hey, this is Game of Thrones — all of the actors must be prepared to say goodbye at any point.
Rose also has a pretty clear take on whether or not Ygritte would have been able to go through with killing Jon if she hadn't been felled herself.
For the answer to that question and more, check out the video above!
Were you sad to see Ygritte go? What did you think of Season 4, Episode 9 ("The Watchers on the Wall")? Let us know in the comments below!
Catch the Game of Thrones Season 4 finale on June 15, 2014, at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.