The Best Reactions To *That* ‘Game Of Thrones Ending Scene

It went down in Winterfell


Ahead of Monday’s Game of Thrones season eight episode, there were plenty of theories as to what would go down at the battle of Winterfell. From the dead waking up in the Crypts to the Night King making his way to Kings Landing to meet Cersei. Game of Thrones is no stranger to delivering the unexpected, and boy did they deliver. 

At the climax of Episode Three, ‘The Long Night’, the Night King finally meet his match – but not, as many viewers had speculated, at the hands of Bran Stark. Instead, Arya Stark would say ‘no’ to the God of Death, ‘not today’.

A recap: In the middle of the battle, Arya briefly confronted Melisandre, the Red Witch. Melisandre recounts that she had prophesied Arya would take “many lives”, including those of beings with “blue eyes”. Arya was clearly paying attention, because in the episode’s climactic moment, just as the Night King was about to kill a thoroughly indifferent-seeming Bran Stark, Arya pounced on him out of nowhere and stabbed him with her trusty Valyrian steel dagger. It was the very same dagger that’s been knocking around Game of Thrones since season one, and which has played an important role in both triggering and ending major events throughout the series.

When Arya killed the Night King, she took out the Night King’s entire army of thousands in one stroke.

Unsurprisingly, viewers went CRAZY for the battle ending.

WATCH: ‘Games of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4 Trailer.

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