Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Night King Cometh

Title fight on Game of Thrones Sunday night.  The set-ups are over, now it's time to get down to the business of war.  Dragons, Dothraki, Unsullied, Valerian steel, and a bunch of rough and tough Northmen yet the best army Westeros has ever seen might still get wiped out Sunday night.  HBO released several photos of the upcoming episode (posted below).  If you need some action before the weekend, Youtube released Season 2 of Cobra Kai last night.  The series is worth the price of a one month subscription although be warned - you might get used to having no ads on Youtube videos.


Anonymous said...

Jamie's right hand will be an asset.
Bron will save the day!

I need a life said...

Kingfish, fellow GOT nerd here. I am just waiting for the Night King to raise all of the dead Starks in the crypts to attack the humans seeking shelter down there...since all they talked about on S8E2 is how the "safest" place in Winterfell is in the crypts (obviously forgetting the NK has the ability to raise the dead). In one of the teasers Arya is running from something down there frantically and in another teaser the Stark children (absent Bran) are staring at their own stone crypts - foreshadowing much? It would be absolutely gut wrenching to watch her take on her reanimated mother Catelyn (Lady Stoneheart from the books?) who died protecting her children, the writers came up with the shock that was the Red Wedding so not so far-fetched. Also, given how much time they spent on her knighting, I think Brienne is a gonner, most likely Theon, possibly Varys & Jaimie (I think Arya survives so she can steal Jaimie's face and cross Cersei off her list). I have also read where the NK may skip over winterfell with 1/2 of the wight army and head straight to Kings Landing to surprise the Queen. Curious to hear your theories. I really hope Jon, Tyrion, Dany and Sansa survive is all.

Either way, you better prepare thyself for alot of deaths of our favorites this episode - i got my bourbon ready. Winter is finally here, cheers.

Anonymous said...

I didn't think Catelyn Stark's body made it to the crypt. Didn't the Freys toss her body in the river? Ned's body was just bones, and the other corpses down there wouldn't be much more than dust. Then again, this is a show about magic dragons, ice monsters, and zombies now, so who knows?

Anonymous said...

KF what is your prediction on who dies Sunday?

9:03 back again said...

April 25 @ 9:23

Hmmmm good point. Not sure - don't remember seeing visual confirmation of her or Rob's body tossed. Doubtful Ned will be a front-runner for being raised given his body is probably in kings landing alongside his head. Ohhhh what about Littlefinger though? Interesting.

side note, I really hope Podrick Payne with the angelic voice doesn't parish. Ha.

Kingfish said...

Hmmm........ If I have to guess, Sansa gets it. Dany goes Mad Queen and betrays Jon somehow. Brienne? Yup. Eddard and Tormund are probably good bets as well. I think Lannisters survive. We have to lose some major characters here. Has to hurt, if you know what I mean. Jorah will die protecting Dany, D&D haven't gotten bad about fan service lately.

However, those crypts. Are they protected by Bran the Builder's magic or is that broken by the Night King as well? They've mentioned the crypts so much lately that well, figure it out.

Of course, the plan is built on one assumption, that the NK will go for Bran. Hmm..... there is some speculation on ShatonTV that the NK doesn't even show up at Winterfell but attacks somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Touche' KF. Ahhhh I forgot about Jorah. That one will sting. I think the mad queen theory is high probability as well. Since the wall came down and Bran has been touched by the NK I don't think Bran the Builder's magic extends to the crypts any longer. Wouldn't it be something if NK pulls a fast one and destroys king's landing. I don't believe that lying hooker cersei is pregs anyway - doesn't fit with the prophecy.

Thanks for the insights. We are going to have a hell of alot to talk about Monday morning it seems.

I'm just going to leave this right here said...

Anonymous said...

My understanding is that by the Night King touching Bran the spells have been broken. But, it is also said the Walkers do not like Iron. And each Stark is buried with an iron sword across there lap (the statues) thus they will not be able to be raised by the Night King. Then there is the theory that the Night King is from the house of Stark. This may explain why Jon Snow and the King had the staring contest earlier and may bode well for Winterfell? He may just want his deal to be put back in place where he gets the 'prince to be' (second Stark baby) every X number of years. Check out the theories on YouTube.

Anonymous said...

BTW: Note the face in the shadows behind Sansa in the last pic. Jon? Little Finger? WTH!

Anonymous said...

@ 11:12

Holy shit, that looks like Littlefinger! He was always hiding in the shadows around corners when he was alive. Thanks for spotting that easter egg! Dayummmmmmmmm its about to go down.

Anonymous said...

Sansa, Bran, Theon, Podrick, Breianne, Gilly, Little Sam, Thoros, Lady Mormont, Grey Worm and Ghost fall to the Army of the Dead.
Tyrian will be executed for treason. Jorah will kill Khaleesi with Heartsbane and dies ending the long night. Arya really is No One and will kill Cersi, then marries Gendry. The Hound kills The Mountain. Davos, Jon, Sam, Jamie, Bron, The Hound and Mesandie are left. Jon melts the throne, Mesandie takes care of the baby.

Anonymous said...

11:48 AM, some have said... well, spoiler alert just in case. Some people may not want to dive into this theory.

Anonymous said...

@11:12 could be Ramsey in the curtains too? Maybe?

Kingfish said...

If that is Ramsey, then that is No One.

A Man would make Arya run as well as some undead in the crypts is she thought No One was trying to kill her.

No One said...


Indeed! Makes sense though -

my only rebuttal to that is, with Bran being the weird all-seeing (only record of history) 3-eyed creature that he is, how would he have been duped by Baelish pulling such a stunt?

I am loving this thread by the way KF. GOT nerds unite. We should have a watch party of this epic battle...with lots of hard liquor or giant's milk to drown our sorrows.

Kingfish said...

Only problem is, Bran tends to screw up everything he gets his hands on.

Anonymous said...

Bran can see events that are known but not unknown. Past and present (greenlight in animals ex.) and some glimpses that are more like prophecies. But, I don't think he has full on power to see the future like Dr. Strange. So, now we can morph this into the Endgame thread ... lol!

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