This season of Game of Thrones has been a little divisive, to say the least. Whilst the events themselves are fine, the speed of progress has left many less than amused. In the longest episode to date The Long Night, now two weeks ago, there was a scene where Jon Snow is prevented from getting to the Night King by the undead dragon Viserion. In this scene, there is a point where Jon simply stands up and starts (silently) shouting or screaming at Viserion.
One of the theories doing the rounds online is that Jon has seen Arya making her way to the Godswood and whilst distracting Viserion, he is actually shouting “GO, GO” at Arya. I think it was just a case of fans trying to explain something a little daft with a bit of headcanon. However, Sound Editor for The Long Night Tim Kimmel has shot down this theory in a recent interview with Inverse. Check out the relevant quote below.
“To my knowledge, he’s just yelling. He is doing his best to get to the Godswood to protect Bran because he knows the White Walkers and the Night King are headed in that direction and that’s his duty to go over there and protect him. Unfortunately this ice dragon is in his way. So to my knowledge, he is not aware that Arya is heading over there. He is really just trying to protect himself and he realizes he’s caught in a bind. He’s screaming to try to psych himself up to take this dragon out somehow.
I’ve seen those theories. I’d done some reading on people’s reactions and I did see that. Personally, I don’t feel that that’s what’s going on. I never asked Benioff or Weiss, the showrunners, if that was the intention, but as far as I know, he’s just yelling, getting ready to fight this thing.”
I never felt like this was a solid theory to begin with, but there may be a few fans disappointed in this rather straightforward answer from Kimmel.
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