‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Won’t Say If We’ve Seen The Last of The White Walkers

Season 8 Episode 3 of Game of Thrones, “The Long Night,” seemed to neatly wrap up the battle between the living and the undead. Countless anonymous lives were lost on the battlefield. A few of our favorite characters died as well. Jorah defending the woman he loved, Lyanna Mormon taking down a White Walker that was ten times her size, and Melisandre disappearing into nothing as she purposefully strode toward the horizon. But, all in all, the defeat of the Night King and his army seemed almost… too easy. One episode? The battle that we’ve been anticipating since the first episode of the first season when we first laid eyes on the White Walkers wrapped up in one episode?

Creator/executive producer David Benioff, actress Emilia Clarke and creator/executive producer D.B. Weiss | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO
Creator/executive producer David Benioff, actress Emilia Clarke and creator/executive producer D.B. Weiss | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

Going into season 8, fans knew there were two huge battles headed their way: the battle against the Night King and the battle against Cersei. Based on which one the audience had anticipated being more difficult, it was widely assumed that the battle against Cersei would take place first.

Some fans think, if the battle against the undead really does end with “The Long Night,” that the whole White Walker and Night King storyline was a waste of time.

‘Game of Thrones’ creators won’t confirm the end of the White Walkers and Night King

Jimmy Kimmel recently interviewed the show’s creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Towards the end of the segment, Kimmel asked a few questions about the remaining episodes. The first being:

“Are we for sure done with the White Walkers?”

Weiss looked at Benioff. Benioff, looking down, replied “Yeah, we’re not gonna answer that.”

The interaction between the two was certainly suspicious.

Kimmel went on to ask the writing duo a few more questions about the finale and they were equally tight-lipped, but they didn’t have that moment of hesitation they did when asked about the White Walkers.

“Did Bran know that Arya was going to kill the Night King?” asked Kimmel.

“Possibly,” responded Weiss.

“Will someone take the Iron Throne?”

“Possibly,” answered Weiss.

Episode 5 will be bigger than ‘The Long Night’

Emilia Clarke (Danaerys Targaryen) was also recently interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She told Kimmel a bit about what the audience can expect from the remaining episodes. The fifth episode, in particular, is supposed to be juicy.

“Episode five is bigger. Episode five is, I mean, four and five and six, they’re all insane, but like… Find the biggest TV you can.”

So either whatever happens in the fifth episode will be so big and so brutal that we’ll be saying “White Walkers who?” or–maybe, just maybe–this big battle will feature some familiar blue-eyed white faces.

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