Last night’s game of throne episode had us all talking and a bit in shock. With bloodshed and shocking deaths, well not that shocking but most of all, Arya killing the night king was not what we expecting.
The Battle of Winterfell saw the defeat of the Night King, but at a cost. Third episode of season 8 was a hugely suspenseful and intense 82 minutes of action and thrills that witnessed the demise of Theon Greyjoy, Jorah Mormont, Lyanna Mormont, Dolorous Edd, Beric Dondarrion and Melisandre.
This was an episode the cast and crew famously spent 55 nights filming. There was a field battle, zombie horror, a castle under siege and an aerial dragon-on-dragon fight. Yet none of the storylines were only focused on fighting. Each had moments where the characters could shine, often in heartbreaking or rousing ways. GoT continues to make every fight unique, compelling and grounded. This was TV’s most relentless and mammoth battle ever, a super-sized series of set pieces that never wore out its welcome and generated constant dread and nerve-wrecking suspense.
Arya asked Gendry to make a staff with dragonglass on each end. This made some fans wonder if she was going to kill the Night King last week, which was totally correct even though her weapon had nothing to do with it.
After much fighting, Arya runs into Melisandre. The Red Woman has been talking about this climactic fight against the forces of darkness for the entire series, no way she was going to miss this.
She also made a prediction for Arya back in season 3: “I see darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me. Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you’ll shut forever”. Melisandre has long said her mission is to save Westeros from the wintery forces of death, even if that means doling out plenty of death herself.
We can’t wait more to see what they have for us in future episode now the night king is dead what will happen ?