Game of Thrones fans were convinced Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) would take the reins in killing off the harrowing Night King (Vladimir Furdik).
But much to many viewers’ surprise, in the final moments of season eight episode three, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) jumped out of seemingly nowhere to stab the creature in the stomach with a Valyrian dagger.
While viewers were a little perplexed as to why this event wasn’t carried out sooner, they were also confused by where Arya came from.
The Weirwood – where Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) was as he was about to be killed by the tyrant – was surrounded by white walkers, and undead wights.
Fortunately for fans, the truth has now been revealed, as Game of Thrones: The Long Watch has explained exactly what went on.
During the behind the scenes documentary viewers can see the show’s producer Bryan Cogman reading through the scripts with the cast – namely some of the bigger scenes such as this one.
Before Arya’s fateful moment, Bryan read out: “Something is hurtling towards [the Night King] out of the darkness: Arya.
“She vaults off a pile of dead wights, leaps at the Night King, and she plunges the dagger up through the Night King’s armour.”
In a dramatic tone, he added: “The Night King shatters.”
Although this may seem like it solves any problems fans may have had with the event, it doesn’t completely explain where the supposed pile of bodies came from.
However it would make sense to assume the amount of bodies needed to create a pile large enough to jump from would have no-doubt come from the Night King’s wights.
Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allan) spent a lot of time in the Weirwood killing off wights to protect Bran.
It must have been these bodies that allowed Arya to eventually kill off the tyrant in an ironic twist of fate.
Either way, at least fans now have an answer to Arya’s inexplicable flight into the back of the Night King.
Fans have also been diving into the first season to find any hidden secrets regarding Jon or Bran.
And they seem to have found some evidence that Catleyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) predicted Jon’s life and death early in the books.
The fan wrote: “Catelyn Stark said she prayed to the gods to ‘take him away’ and ‘make him die’. She said that when Jon Snow came down with the pox, maester Luwin said that if he made it through the night he’d live, but it would be a very ‘long night’.
“At this point she regretted that she had condemned him to death, so she prayed to all seven gods to ‘let him live’ through the long night and she would ‘beg her husband to give him a true name’. He lived through the night, but she said she couldn’t keep her promise.”
Fans will know Jon did leave Winterfell for the Night’s Watch, where he was eventually killed by members of his brotherhood.
In reference to the third point of the plea, the fan concluded: “Back at Winterfell, even though the Night King/Death is coming for Jon Snow, the gods let him live through the Long Night.”
However as Arya was the one to save the world by killing the Night King – why was Jon kept alive?
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