They won because Arya was in the right place at the right time. Viserion may have ended his life on the side of evil, but he was once a beloved child of Daenerys Targaryen. The trio escapes, but Beric succumbs to wounds from the fight and dies in Arya's arms. When the zombies started to climb the Winterfell walls, it started to look like something out of David Fincher's World War Z—I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but it was striking. The fact that back in their sparring scene in Season 7 was a great touch, along with the fact that she saved Bran by using the Valyrian steel catspaw dagger that almost killed him and practically started the entire conflict at the heart of Game of Thrones, when Littlefinger tried to frame the Lannisters for the assassination attempt on Bran back in Season 1. Little Lyanna Mormont is scared and frozen too, but just for a second.
Cersei is a winner because she knows, every time, that she can just hang back and let other people do her dirty work, then sip her wine and chuckle to herself about how everybody else did the dirty work for her. Both Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Lau Ching-Wan received nominations for acting. Also, she gave Arya an important pep talk, and she committed suicide-by-necklace after the battle was won without a peep. But prophecies are tricky things, as Melisandre has come to understand. Your affection pumps through the piece. Once the army of wights advanced upon the Unsullied and others, it became all but impossible to tell who was doing what and when and where.
That her god has seemingly left her alone in the dark. P here with Cheng Siu Keung who went on to shoot most of the subsequent Milkyway movies credited as 2nd unit D. Leung carries the role off to perfection, once the story gets going we effectively discover what is happening as he does, his confusion and the weight of pressure growing on him is palpable and it's all immaculately portrayed. But Jon is on the ground. Nope, I'm giving this one to The Dothraki Horsies Who Ran The Fuck Away From The Battle After The Initial Attack, because that is the only sensible thing to do in that situation whether you're a horse or person. There was a ton of evidence for it, but it still would have been a shock. The first character we need to talk about is the brave and valiant Lady of Bear Island, Lyanna Mormont.
Now, with three episodes left, the series' ultimate threat died with a whimper, and its most short-sighted characters turned out to be right, their selfishness justified. Then once all the bad shit started going down, they exchanged loaded looks and Tyrion kissed her hand. I'm going to link this post on my facebook page. Sam's Cop Buddy as Yuen Bun. Based on the real life gang wars that happened in Macau around it's handover back to China, The Longest nite has two gangs belonging to Mr K and Mr Lung. And most importantly, she gives a pep talk to Arya Stark at just the right moment, letting the youngest Stark girl save the day and complete an arc that has been brewing since early in season 1. In the end, he was just more a metaphor than a character.
But this is the kind of storyline where narrative incomprehension was largely just fine by me. Well, for one, Dany and Jon's armies are now a tattered squadron at best which is what Cersei was counting on , but still, how do we move forward in these next three episodes now that Winter is no longer Coming? I would like to see this walk. For thousands of years, he dwelled in the Land of Always Winter, turning newborn babies into ice zombies and amassing an army of thousands of wights and walkers, but now the Night King is no more. It was bad fing ass from the very start. Was this another bad Tyrion idea? For the show, this gave the legion of undead wights a leader and their dark mission a driver. It may not have been a very long night, but it was still very enjoyable one. Various pundits and commentators seem mildly concerned about this development: By offing the Night King in the middle of the season and saving Cersei for later, Game of Thrones is choosing a less fantastical and more conventional endgame.
How can Cersei and the quest for the Iron Throne even feel like a formidable threat after the hell everyone went through in Winterfell? The plot twists are more plentiful than in L. If we had gone into the Battle of Winterfell completely blind, would I still be as disappointed as I am right now? Did Grey Worm skip town at some point? And then, to top it all off, the episode gave her a heck of an image to go out on. And what does he want? And then, who should show up on the front lines but good ol' Melisandre, back from her banishment and ready to help, setting all the Dothraki arakhs on fire. I didn't understand every aspect of the plot but I'm not sure you're meant to. Yara is still off re-taking the Iron Islands, and thanks the gods that The Ghost Of Ned Stark's Man Bun did not rise from the dead to murder everyone in the crypts. Arya is such a great character, and the pivot away from Jon and Dany is so shocking and smart that it almost makes up for the lack of explanation for her big moment. The quick-cutting means not knowing whether a dragon is alive or dead.
It depends where I am or my makeup. Whether or not the purposefully hazy lighting worked for you, your mileage may vary. Her task completed, Melisandre allowed herself to succumb to her advanced age and wither away in the snow—an enthralling and graceful end for a fascinating character. Throughout the episode, you were almost certainly at the edge of your seat, both because it was intense as hell and also because you were squinting extra hard. Rather, thrones would continuously ruin everything—including Denaryus and Aragorn. But the vast majority of the warriors who died in this episode were faceless people of color, extras tossed at the whirling maw of the plot.
To paraphrase Jon Snow Kit Harington , we needed all the light-bringers we could get and she stepped up, lighting the trenches when Daenerys Emilia Clarke couldn't. Incoherent close-ups, wild camera swerves, shots that last for only a handful of frames before cutting away…clearly, the intention with the editing is to place in the audience in the action, to be a part of a battle where everything is out of control. Game of Thrones did a mostly okay job of showing the deaths of well-known characters like , but much of the rest of it was chaotic for the sake of being chaotic. The performances of the two leads are outstanding, with Tony Leung Chiu Wai cast against type in a similar manner to Henry Fonda being cast as a bad guy in Sergio Leone's Once upon a time in the west. But that's a huge part of the fun of being a Game of Thrones fan: The books, and sometimes the show, are crafted so densely, with layers on layers of meaning and allusion, that combing through line-by-line to suss out every last secret feels endlessly rewarding. Let's take a look at what happened the first time around as per the lore pieced and patched together from the few carvings and records left behind by the First Men.