{SO MANY SPOILERS! TURN BACK! Unless you’ve seen GoT Season 8 Episode 2. Then READ READ READ!!}




EEEEE!!!! I swear by the old gods and the new, Game of Thrones season 8, episode 2 made me cry harder than any episode in the entirety of the show. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie). Brienne, you guys. But, I digress. As much as I loved meeting the newest and worthiest knight the Seven Kingdoms has ever seen… something big happened in this episode that speaks to the future of Westeros. Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) dropped some knowledge in this episode. He has a plan that will, I think, be the end of the Night King and the army of the dead. And, I’m sticking to my previous theory: Arya (Maisie Williams) will do the deed. 

Let’s think it out. Bran tells the leaders of the living, gathered in the war room at Winterfell, that the Night King will come for him. Bran has the Night King’s mark, he can be found, he holds humanity in his three-eyed-raven brain and the Night King has tried to kill three-eyed-ravens before him. That’s news. We knew about the mark, and we knew it was important. But, the fact that the Night King has been on a mission to kill the three-eyed-raven(s) to launch the world into perpetual night is a revelation. So Bran will lure him out in the Godswood. Hmm.  

Why the Godswood, you ask? Well, it’s out in the open. Good. Bran can talk to the heart tree. That will surely come into play. There’s likely room for a dragon to land. But, that means an ice dragon, too. To tell the truth, Arya asking if dragon fire will kill the Night King and Bran saying no one has tried…probably means that dragon fire cannot kill the Night King.  

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The biggest deal about being in the Godswood at the heart tree is… that’s where the Night King was created. He was pinned to a heart tree…through his heart…by the Children of the Forest. Full. Circle. And, who’s the sneakiest, lurkiest character in all of Westeros who promised Bran she wouldn’t leave him alone out there AND who’s reaction we saw IMMEDIATELY after Jon (Kit Harington) said that killing the Night King was the goal? Arya-freaking-faceless man-Gendry loving-Stark.  

Arya is gonna nail the Night King right to the heart tree with her new dragonglass staff (or the Cat’s Paw dagger) and save the world. Maybe all of that running through the halls of Winterfell in the trailer was Arya getting herself to the Godswood. Huh? Right?  

Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) will be vindicated…many will, in fact, live. Theon (Alfie Allen) will die trying to protect Bran. Arya might die too, you guys. She just lost her virginity. Carnal knowledge. That’s definitely a sign of impending doom. Ugh. 

The big question: How will they separate the Night King from his new undead pet, Viserion?   

Cersei is waiting. 

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