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Arya Stark fulfills her destiny in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3

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Game of Thrones aired it’s longest and biggest episode today. Season 8 Episode 3 featured the biggest battle sequence the show has ever had, or for that matter, likely the biggest battle sequence filmed, ever. The Battle of Winterfell finally happened, and Winterfell’s resident bad-ass Arya Stark fulfilled her destiny. Before you proceed — SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned!

This episode focused on the Army of the Dead coming to Winterfell, and our heroes had a game plan. The army was simply too big to be taken by their forces, and they had to lure out the Night King, to Bran and kill him there, thereby ending the Great War. Bran had offered himself to become the bait, and Theon offered to protect him and hold off the dead. The plan was that Daenerys and Jon would come in with their dragons and finish the job.

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As we saw in the episode, this didn’t quite go as planned. The Dragons faced off against Viserion first, and Rhaegal was injured, while Drogon ultimately got crowded by the wights, leaving Daenerys surrounded by them. Jon tried to make his way to Bran but got stuck facing undead Viserion, and ultimately it was only Theon defending Bran. All hope was lost when the Night King arrived, killing Theon, and almost getting to Bran, when Arya jumped out of nowhere, and stuck the Night King with the pointy end of her Valyrian Steel dagger, making her the MVP of the battle.

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So there you have it, folks — Arya just casually stabbed the Night King into oblivion. Didn’t think that’s how it would end, did you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments, down below!

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The Dead are gone, but the Living may prove tougher to deal with. In a nutshell that is the defining tune of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 ‘The Last of the Starks’. And the Starks are proving to be tough nuts to crack. This episode, Sansa and Arya learn a truth that could derail the existing political equations. Before you proceed further, SPOILER ALERT!

The Great War dealt with, questions of conflicting loyalties arise again. A lot of characters are in a very uncomfortable place in that regard, none more than Jon Snow.

The Stark sisters finally learn the truth that has been revealed to Jon in the first episode – that he is not Ned Stark’s son after all, but Lyanna’s, and Rhaegar Targaryen is his true father. That makes him the direct male heir of the Targaryen line, the rightful ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.

The scene plays out in the Godswood, where Arya and Sansa have brought Jon in to discuss his loyalty to Daenerys Targaryen and remind him that he needs to stand beside his family. Instead, Jon chooses to let them know that he is not technically a Stark, with a little help from Bran the Three-Eyed Raven.

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The scene is important in a lot of ways, not least because it explores the twisted and conflicting position Jon is in at the moment. His loyalty to both Daenerys and the Stark sisters are heavily tested, and for the moment the Starks win out.

Only, there are two problems.

1) In trying to stay true to his sisters, Jon has to ignore Dany’s request of not letting the secret out.

2) The secret, of course, doesn’t stop there but spreads to Dany’s own advisers as well. At least one of them (Varys) is saying it aloud that Jon Snow might be a better choice to rule the realm than Dany.

In an earlier scene, Daenerys comes to Jon’s room in an attempt to smooth out the tensions between them. Jon assures her that he doesn’t want the throne but Dany points out he may not have a choice – he did not want to be King in the North either but had to concede to people’s will. Daenerys begs him not to share the secret with anyone, particularly his sisters. Her exact words: “You won’t be able to control it or what it does to people. No matter how many times you bend the knee.”

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And Jon goes and does exactly that.

In the space of one episode, the secret then spreads to Tyrion via Sansa, and then to Varys. This actively puts Daenerys herself and her rule in danger, as both of her advisers have been concerned about her impulsive tendencies for a while now. Varys spells out what Tyrion still doesn’t want to admit to himself – “People are drawn to him.” And of course, there’s also the matter that Jon is a male heir and therefore much more acceptable to the conservative lords and ladies of Westeros.

Daenerys is proved to be right – Sansa does want to supplant her and put Jon in the Throne. What she still doesn’t know that her own advisers are starting to want that as well.

Was Jon right to tell Sansa and Arya the truth? What do you think? Tell us in the comments!

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Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 4, “The Last of the Starks“, was brutal, and it saw a couple of important characters meet their end. The episode with its deaths made it feel like the Game of Thrones of old times. One of these deaths came by surprise, and it involved Euron Greyjoy and his great aim. Before we proceed — SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned!

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We know that The Unsullied are going to Dragonstone by sea, with Daenerys in the air. The scene we are referring to happens when Daenerys Targaryen is flying with her dragons over the sea, when they arrive at Dragonstone.

We suddenly see Rhaegal hit with a giant metal spear, and thus appears the Greyjoy fleet with Euron at the helm, with the Scorpion crossbow loaded up. He then fires two more spears at Rhaegal, while the dragon is still in the air, killing him for good and Rhaegal drops into the sea.

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After all the fighting in “The Long Night” and the amount of damage that the dragons managed to survive, it looked as if they were invincible. If they could avoid death at the hands of the Night King, it would be mental even to consider that a pirate like Euron could get one of them, but it happened.

We had seen Bronn attempt to get Drogon with the same weapon once in the Season 7 episode, “The Spoils of War”, but he had failed. Euron had the Iron Islander’s aiming skills with him.

What did you guys think about Rhaegal’s death? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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Game of Thrones has been a show that has always broken our hearts, and it did it again today. Last week, with “The Long Night”, we saw once again how the show could throw some big surprises. Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 4 aired today and it brought more of the same, including the death of one long-time and loyal character. Before you proceed — SPOILER ALERT!

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Now, the character we are talking about is Missandei. In Game of Thrones Season 8, episode 4, we saw Missandei being captured by the Iron Fleet and brought to Cersei Lannister. They take her to the top of the castle gate of King’s Landing, in shackles, as Daenerys Targaryen comes with the Unsullied to offer Cersei a final negotiation, the Iron Throne in return for her life. Cersei has the same terms, and through Qyburn, threatens to kill Missandei on the spot, if Daenerys refuses.

Tyrion still offers Cersei a chance to save herself and her unborn child, but she does not consider it. Cersei then asks Missandei for her last words, to which she says “Dracarys“.

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Cersei orders the execution, and the Mountain beheads Missandei with his sword. Down below, we see Grey Worm go through a lot of pain seeing his loved one die. Next to him is Daenerys nearing tears, and in the distance, Tyrion, flinching.

With “The Long Night”, we almost had a sense of safety thinking along the lines of “If the Night King couldn’t kill them all, neither can Cersei”. Well, after his episode, we’re not sure how to feel about that. It seems the Queen is proving to be a very competent enemy, and we could be losing a lot more people in “The Last War” than we previously thought.

What did you feel about Missandei’s death? Tell us in the comments, down below!