‘Game of Thrones’: Deaths and Details That You Missed in the Battle of Winterfell
It’s Monday, which means we are all still reeling from Game of Thrones. Yesterday’s episode was the most epic of the season, if not one of the most intense of the whole series.
The 82-minute episode “The Long Night,” showed The Battle of Winterfell, where almost all of the characters that we have come to know and love got into an insane battle with the White Walkers in the hopes to kill the Night King and save the living world.
So much happened in the almost hour and a half of action, that you probably missed a thing or two. Not to mention that most of the episode was shot in darkness, so it was hard to see anything that was going on.
Deaths that you missed
There were, of course, some deaths that got their own moments in the spotlight, including Theon Greyjoy’s and Lyanna Mormont’s. But some other characters most likely died in the shadows, without the camera panning to them.
If you remember, after the Battle of the Bastards, two young people were pardoned after their father’s fought for the Boltons. Those pardoned were Ned Umber and Alys Karstark.
We all know that that the Umber boy died in episode two, but we are pretty sure that it’s lights out for Karstark too.
She was one of the soldiers sent to guard Brandon Stark, but when the moment came to defend him, only Greyjoy was left alive in front of Stark. Which leads us to believe that Karstark died before the Night King even arrived.
Arya’s advice to Sansa
Before Arya Stark left her sister, she handed her a knife made out of dragon glass to defend herself.
Despite Sansa surviving a number of deadly situations, she has never actually been involved in a battle, so she told her sister that she didn’t know how to use the weapon.
Arya responded, “Stick ’em with the pointy end.”
In addition to being comedic relief, this was also the line that Jon Snow told Arya when they said goodbye in season one and he gave her Needle.
Arya killing the Night King
The one part of the show that nobody missed was when Arya killed the Night King. She lunged at him with a dagger. When he caught her, she dropped the dagger into her other hand and struck him with dragon glass.
But what you might not have noticed is that the move was similar to one that she pulled on Brienne of Tarth when they sparred with one another in season seven.
The two had come to a standstill but then Arya switched her dagger to her other hand, making her the winner of the sparring session.
Where do we go from here?
Now that the battle that Jon Snow has been prepping for since the beginning of the series is over, where do we go from here? Well, Cersei Lannister and her army are still back in King’s Landing, ready to fight for the Iron Throne.
So, now that the characters no longer have a united front, it’s back to lies, treachery, and killing each other by any means necessary.
Read more:‘Game of Thrones’: Why the Series Isn’t Actually Coming to an End, According to George R.R. Martin
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