Game Of Thrones S8 E03: Significant Deaths of The Long Night

The third episode of this epic series finale is nothing short of amazing, brilliant and full of surprises. With episode three, many key characters faced death, but did not budge. This was how they got here and in some cases, how their lives set up the pivotal moment for Arya.

As if it wasn’t obvious enough, spoilers full steam ahead.

Lyanna Mormont

Lady Lyanna Mormont is the young lady of Bear island and the head of House Mormont after her mother died fighting for Rob Stark. At just 13 years old, she is the smallest of all the warriors but she is the most ferocious. Lyanna Mormont was initially meant to be a small character but after she captured the hearts of fans with scenes that involved her talking down to fully grown men 4 times her age, she was given an end befitting her ferocity.

In her dying hour, she charged towards the ice giant and managed to stab it in the eye with a dragon glass weapon, essentially making Lyanna the only person to have single-handedly taken down an ice giant – Lyanna “Giantsbane” Mormont.

Lord Beric Dondarrion

Beric is the only person in the series that has been revived five times. Four more times than Jon Snow. Why does the Lord of Light keep reviving him? In this episode we finally find out.

“The lord bring him back for a purpose. Now that purpose has been served.”

Melisandre

Beric died protecting Arya from a swarm of wights. He stood held-fast with a T-pose, ensuring that the wights do not pass through him and allowing Arya to escape so she can do what she was always meant to do.

Theon Greyjoy

Theon is a character that we have all hated, pitied and now, I can honestly say, I am proud of. After Theon tried to take over Winterfell and failed, he was captured, tortured and castrated by Ramsay Bolton.

Regretting his actions, he saved Sansa from Ramsay and now swore to protect Bran from the Night King till his dying breath. Right before the Night King, Bran thanked Theon, knowing full well that Theon was going to die. With a lighter heart, Theon charged at the Night King one last time.

Theon’s sacrifice might not seem like much, but it gave precious seconds for Arya to reach Bran.

Ser Jorah Mormont

While Danny was surrounded by wights, Jorah appeared to fight off the wights. This desperate scene of both of them trying to stay alive was heart-wrenching as it is a classic tale of a man protecting the woman he loved with all his heart even if his love was not reciprocated.

Despite being stabbed countless times, Jorah stood again and again to protect Danny. Each time receiving more stabs that should have ended his life and yet, he stands. Right after Arya killed the Night King, all the wights fall along with Jorah and Jorah died in the arms of Danny.


This episode could honestly feel like the final episode of GoT. However, there is one more antagonist and the burning question of who gets the Iron Throne. Will Danny relinquish the throne to Jon who is the rightful heir? Will Cersei actually gets what she wants and murder both Tyrion and Jamie? The final confrontations starts soon.

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