The 80-minutes long episode had us going from ‘Oh crap the dead army is here’ to ‘Wait what’s going on? please bring me my night glasses’. Yep! The truth has been spoken; I mean what was that? Most of the war was just dark as we struggled to make-out which of our hero is dying.
Yeah, we get it that the night was dark and full of terrors but thanks to the fire of Rhaegal, Dragon and the fire brought by Melisandre that we could see some light in Winterfell. Yes! The red woman appears just before the battle kick-starts.
The episode was all about mass-destruction created by the white walkers and the deaths of some of our beloved characters, RIP Eddison Tollett (died while rescuing Sam),Lyanna Mormont (died just after killing the giant), Beric Dondarrion (died serving the purpose of lord of fire for bringing him to life for 6 times), Theon Greyjoy (died for not giving up till the last hour), Ser Jorah Mormont (died for his love) and Melisandre (takes of her anti-ageing neck-piece and embraces death).
The Night-king somehow manages to dodge the attack by the obvious heroes Danny and John. When all the hopes were lost and the slow violin takes on over the noises of the soldiers, we know it’s the end. The Night-King approaches Bran, his favorite millennial three-eyed raven, while our hero, Jon, is stuck in the castle with Viserion, the dragon queen is abandoned by Dragon and Jorah, in an attempt to save his queen, gets brutally stabbed; Sam is lying on the floor and sobbing while Brienne a Jamie gets savaged by the weights.
And then, out of the thin air, like a little flame of fire, Arya Stark jumps in right on the Night-King but alas! He chokes her in about time and our hearts are already reaching for our mouths and there again, Arya drops the blade from her hand and grabs it with the other and bam! She strikes it right in his gut. In a matter of seconds, the entire white walker army turns into a pile of bodies as their king explodes to death.
They said no-one can kill the Night-King and rightly so, ‘no one’ killed him (Applauds to Arya’s graduation in No-Face Academy in Bravos).
That’s it? The battle is won and the dead are, well dead for good and yet we still have three more episodes to go. So, if you too had assumed that the series is all about the big fight between the dead and the living then it’s a shame that we all are wrong because after all, it’s a game of ‘THRONES’.
And thus, the real game begins. Who do you think will sit on the throne now? (After one of the strongest contenders, the Night-King, bids adieu)