Wow. I don’t know about you, but Episode Three of the final season of Game of Thrones is something that needs to be discussed. It is titled “The Long Night”, and boy, does that title fit this episode very well.
I found myself getting both anxious and annoyed throughout the entire thing – why couldn’t the dragons continue spewing fire at the wights? Why did the scene with Arya trying to dodge said wights have to take so long?
How did main characters manage to get saved at such convenient moments? I’m looking at you showing up out of nowhere to help Dany, Ser Jorah.
That said, the episode did reveal a pretty huge spoiler, thanks to Melisandre. There are also a myriad of things you may not have noticed, considering how freaking dark the entire episode was, and how quickly some things happened. Read on and we’ll fill you in.
Melisandre Foretells a Really Huge Spoiler
This big spoiler actually dates back to season three. When Melisandre meets Arya way back when, she states the following:
“I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me: brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eye’s you’ll shut forever. We will meet again.”
And meet again, they did. Anyone who has followed Arya’s story also know that she’s shut many, many eyes along the way, and we now know that the blue eyes reference the Night King, who Arya was destined to kill. There you go.
Game of Thrones Details You May Have Missed
Considering how fast some of the scenes seemed to go, you may have missed these fine details.
“Stick them with the pointy end.” – Arya passed on this advice to her sister, Sansa. This is the same advice that Jon gave to Arya, when he gifted her with “needle”, her sword.
Theon’s death is bittersweet – It is sad beyond words that after everything Theon has gone through, that he met his end in this episode. However, if he had to die, he at least died in the way he wanted to.
In the book series, Theon says the “sweetest deliverance he could hope for” is death, and that he thinks of Winterfell as his home. He says to the weirwood tree, “Please. A sword, that’s all I ask. Let me die as Theon, not as Reek.”
Arya is Left-Handed, while Maisie is Right-Handed – this makes Arya’s fight scenes even more impressive, as actress Maisie Williams’ learned the choreography left-handed, while she is naturally right-handed. The final jab she gives the Night King involves her dropping her Valyrian steel dagger from her left hand, into her right hand.
The spot where she stabbed him is also the exact spot where the Children of the Forest first shoved dragonglass into the Night King’s body – which is his weakness, and the only way that he could be killed.
Davos Would Have Killed Melisandre, if She Hadn’t Done it First – In one of the final scenes, Melisandre walks away from Winterfell, while removing the necklace that maintained her youth. This caused her to rapidly age, which killed her in the process. As she walks away, you can see Davos coming up behind, drawing his dagger.
This suggests that he intended to kill her, as she was responsible for killing Princess Shireen during a past season, and was banished from the North by Jon, sentenced to die if she stepped foot there again.
Davos promised that if he ever saw her in the North, he would kill her himself – but he was allowing her to help in the fight before doing so.