While I still have mixed feelings about Season 8 of Game of Thrones, I am by no means saying it sucked, I just think it could have been so much better. I am fine with how things ended up for the main characters, I just didn’t like the rushed way the story was told to us. For the most part, it’s Episodes 4 and 5 that I have the biggest issues with. I did really enjoy the first three. Yes, even “The Long Night.”.
For me, the title implies the battle would be over one way or the other in a night’s time. Sure, they could have spread it out over two or three episodes, but it was wonderful chaos for about 90 minutes. During the episode, Arya Stark made the kill of the ages, cementing herself in the history of Westeros by stabbing the Night King and stopping the threat of the White Walkers.
In the scene, a girl appears out of nowhere, gliding through the air like an Olympic long jumper when the Night King turns around and grabs her out of the air by her neck. Upon initial viewing, I thought the Night King was going to snap her neck. As we all know, that didn’t happen, and Arya pulled her hand-switch move and pierced the Night King in the same spot the Children of the Forest did long ago, which made him into the Night King.
One thing fans have been wondering is, how did Arya get so high in the air and glide so far? The recently released documentary, The Last Watch, gives a simple explanation. While viewers would never see it, Bryan Cogman, an executive producer on the show said that a girl “vaults off a pile of dead Wights” during a table read.
Even though we didn’t see this on screen, I can accept this. Arya is basically a trained assassin, and however she managed to wisp passed the Night King’s generals and take him out, I’m good with, not saying I wouldn’t have enjoyed seeing this on screen but, Arya hops are the least of my worries as far as Season 8.
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