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Game the Thrones Season 8, illustration 3: “The long Night” / battle of Winterfell discussion Thread

Theresa DeLucci


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Melisandre! She’s back and gifting out fire left and right. Thank god, due to the fact that I might not have been able to see most of the episode without her magic flames. Melisandre’s is sort of a huge death. She’s a long-time castmember the casts a lengthy shadow… Out of she vagina. That ranks she as one of Thrones‘ bigger baddies-turned…. Well, no outright good; largely still pretty dangerous. Ns loved the bright in her last scene, as she take it of her necklace, aged into her true form, and also died in the dawn. Haunting and yet abrupt.

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We likewise lost my favourite depressive, Dolorous Edd, that one bloodrider that Dany’s, Beric Dondarrion, and tiny Lady Lyanna Mormont, that was crushed favor a an insect yet still uncovered time to take under a male ten times she size. The the smallest warrior felling the biggest. It to be an emotional death scene that well-known the loss of an unforgettable character. My love broke more for her than for anyone rather tonight.


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Personally, I would certainly rather have watched Jon struggle the Night King over there in former of Bran and also then have actually Arya steal his thunder with her leap attack and sick knife drop. Because Jon? the yelled in ~ a dragon. The was kinda it.

God, how plenty of times have we heard the “no one” have the right to take under the Night King. Well, a girl is no one, after ~ all. Ns loved watching Arya’s move tonight. She’s not a hack n’ cut knight, she is an assassin. Ns thoroughly took pleasure in her step stealthing through the crypts—finally, the Walking Dead/Game the Thrones crossover I’ve wanted!

I mean, I’m definitely not unhappy that Brienne still might get to wildlin’ v ugandan-news.commund or the maybe, maybe Grey Worm will one day sip mojitos on a sandy beach and also that CleganeBowl is still on track. I’m trying to be optimistic and also hope there’s still some large surprises come come in King’s Landing.

Because once you defeat the White Walkers, obtaining killed by Euron Greyjoy would be the many pathetic, enraging thing ever.


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Final thoughts:

So Bran is the Dr. Stephen strange of this franchise and also he observed the one scenario the would work to defeat the White Walkers. Bran being saved by the dagger that when tried to death him was poetic.The dragon assignment alternated in between thrilling and confusing together hell. If i didn’t see the preview for next week, ns wouldn’t be certain that Rhaegal survived. An excellent thing, too, due to the fact that I couldn’t take one more dragon unable to do from the world.I could barely monitor what ugandan-news.commund, Jaime, and also Brienne to be doing, too. I suspect they’ll satisfy their epic fates in King’s Landing, wherein I think Jaime is destined to come to be a Queenslayer. Tyrion killing Cersei simply wouldn’t have actually the exact same weight.You’d think we’d gain to see someone reacting to the reanimated corpse that a an excellent friend, like say Sam and also Edd, yet nope. Why even have zombie then?!The Hound protecting his murder-daughter to be sweet.I love every moment with Sansa and also Tyrion in the crypts. Tyrion kissing Sansa’s hand before they jumped into the fight to be moving.I loved the score tonight, particularly as it developed towards the confrontation in the Godswood.Next week: Cersei yes, really thinks she’s got this.

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Theresa DeLucci is a consistent come covering TV, publication reviews and also sometimes games. She’s also gotten enthusiastic about television for Boing Boing,’s Geek’s guide to the Galaxy podcast and Den the Geek. Send she a crow via Twitter.