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Melisandre shows her true potential in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3

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Melisandre shows her true potential in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 was insane with the longest battle sequence we’ve ever seen in television history. We’ve known this battle was coming since the opening scene of the pilot episode ‘Winter is Coming’. The 82-minutes-long episode gave us the much-awaited battle against the dead but has also given us an insight into the true potential of some of our favourite characters. We’re not talking about Arya Stark here but her propelling factor in this episode – Lady Melisandre.

But, if you haven’t watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones, you should probably watch it first and then come back. You may consider this a spoiler warning.

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

Melisandre  – the Red Woman as we expected ultimately saved the day in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3. Many like me wondered where she was all this while after making two brief appearances in Season 7 – one of them being her telling Daenerys Targaryen – the prince or princess who was promised will bring the dawn. Yet, it eventually turned out to be a princess who brought an end to the Long Night. But, who pushed her to do it? It was Melisandre. In this post, we will discuss the important moments from Episode 3 that show the true potential of the Red Woman.

#Igniting the Arakhs of the Dothraki

The first 10 minutes of the episode showed us some calm before the storm but in that calm, arrives Melisandre. After her arrival, she asks Ser Jorah Mormont to ask the Dothraki to lift their swords. After holding the arakh of one of them, she mumbles some spells in High Valyrian and magically ignites it and followed by the other arakhs. The Dothraki then charge towards the undead army. Sadly only a few of them manage to come back!

#Lighting the trenches on fire

Dragonglass was widely used in the preparation of the defence mechanism of Winterfell. The area around the fortress was surrounded by trenches we’ve also seen in the opening credits and they were supposed to be ignited to stop wights from breaking in. Unfortunately, Daenerys was supposed to set them on fire but she wasn’t able to see the signal and in the end it was Melisandre, who by mumbling her spells, though initially failing, ignited them and gave the forces some buffer area to fall back.

#Motivating Arya for the final fatal blow to the Night King

We all know how proficiently Arya Stark was fighting the wights in this episode with the new weapon Gendry made for her. Yet, she wasn’t too successful against a full horde of wights given her head injury. As she runs inside the castle for her survival with Sandor Clegane, she comes across Melisandre. We see their small reunion and a callback from Season 3 where Mel reminds her of her destiny:

‘I see a darkness in you and in that darkness, eyes staring back at me…brown eyes, blues eyes, green eyes…eyes you’ll shut forever. We will meet again’

But, an important thing to note here was Arya’s nod to brown and green eyes. Yet she shared a glance with Mel when she reminded her of the ‘blue eyes’ she is going to shut forever. The scene ended with Melisandre reminding Arya of what one says to the God of Death. To which Arya replies, “Not today” and leaves the room. We only come to know in the final moments of the episode of what ‘blue eyes’ meant when Arya kills the Night King.

#Melisandre’s interaction with Ser Davos Seaworth and her death

We were absolutely expecting a face-off between Ser Davos Seaworth and Melisandre on her return to Winterfell. The Onion Knight had promised to execute her himself if she ever returned back North. But, upon their meeting, Melisandre foretells him her own death, which she says will occur before the dawn and asks him not to execute her immediately.

When the battle is over, Melisandre heads outside the gates of Winterfell crossing a pile of dead bodies of the fallen. Though initially, we see only the Hound watching as she passes through the gates, Ser Davos arrives just in time to witness her death. He clutches his sword, we feel that this is the moment he’s going to serve her justice for the death of Princess Shireen Baratheon, but Melisandre herself fulfills her promise of dying before dawn. She puts down her necklace, giving us a rear view of her true form, and then falls – dying in a strange country just like Varys will – probably in the coming episodes.

Though I was expecting the Fiery Hand from Volantis to contribute in the Great War yet Melisandre stood out to be a one-man-army in the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Hats off to you – My Lady!






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I see a darkness in you and in that darkness, eyes staring back at me…brown eyes, blues eyes, green eyes…eyes you’ll shut forever. We will meet again’

You had kind of a strange interpretation of english here. Mel is not referencing the blue eyes she’ll shut forever. The eyes staring back at her, are brown, blue and green. Separately, there are eyes she will shut forever.

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Still doesn’t make up for burning a little girl at the stake.

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Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

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[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

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