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Even before the eighth season premiered, Game of Thrones fans knew that for the living fighting against the army of the dead, the night would be dark and full of terrors – but they definitely couldn’t expect that arguably the biggest and the most important battle in Westeros would end the way it ended.
The third episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, “The Long Night”, has delivered the Mother of All Battles the living of Westeros desperately tried to fend off the White Walkers and their warlord, the Night King, to defend the House of Starks in Winterfell.
From the very beginning, fans knew that the show’s producers would be ruthless, and there would be a lot of death, but no one could have expected that Arya Stark would kill… the Night King – probably, Bran Stark and red priestess Melisandre were the only people who could foresee him turning into ice chips.
The living tried to lure the Night King into a trap, they used Bran, a.k.a the Three-Eyed Raven, as bait, and the plan worked perfectly for Winterfell residents, who truly thought they just wouldn’t be able to kill the relentlessly growing army of the dead.
As Theon Greyjoy fell while defending Bran, the Night King approached him with the intent to kill and finally achieve his goal – the Long Night, but he was taken by surprise when Arya jumped onto him and stabbed him with the Valyrian steel dagger. Once he was eliminated, all White Walkers, wights and even his ice dragon met their demise.
The Battle of Winterfell didn’t play out exactly as expected and now social media users are wondering what to expect from the fourth episode.
HBO has dropped a new teaser for Episode 4, in which Daenerys says, “We have won the great war. Now, we will win the last war”, in an apparent reference to the battle against Cersei in King’s Landing for the Iron Throne.
Given Arya’s role as Westeros’ redeemer, many anticipate her fulfilling Melisandre’s prophecy, which suggested that she would “shut brown, blue and green eyes”. So, Arya, who has already killed brown-eyed Walder Frey and blue-eyed Night King, might get back to her to-kill list to assassinate Cersei, who has green eyes.
2019.04.29 / 18:19