We watched last night's GoT episode with a mixture of excitement and trepidation.
Of course, we couldn't wait to see The Battle of Winterfell finally take place. It was a battle that reportedly took eleven weeks to film and a battle that was set to rival The Battle of Helm's Deep from Lord of the Rings.
But with greatness comes great sacrifice. And we were understandably worried about the imminent deaths that would ensue.
And quite rightly so.
Some were predictable but others . . . oh my good god!
We have each and every one of these graphic and violent death scenes below...
Warning: major spoilers to follow.
The third episode of season eight certainly did not disappoint.
This battle was set to be the biggest and most epic battle that GoT had ever attempted.
The battle in question actually took eleven weeks to film.
And, of course, we were prepared for the worst to happen.
Last night we finally got to watch the drama unfold.
Let's start with the good news.
But, now, let's check out the first casualty of the night.
With his life being taken by a wight whilst protecting Samwell Tarly.In typical GoT fashion, Edd was viciously and gorily impaled by a wight, thus becoming one of these zombies himself. Not the nicest way to go, but at least he went out with a bang! Well, it was more of a squish really...
And fans of his were devasted.
Can we please acknowledgement eddison tollett died a virgin?#GameofThrones https://t.co/sUs1unFLGt— Peda Thoughts (@Peda Thoughts)1556508422.0
Next up was Lyanna Mormont.
And kick some ass she did.
And fans are singing her praise all over social media.
Lyanna Mormont OMG OMG OMG!!!!! TOOK A DEAD GIANT ALL ALONE YOU BEAST. Speechlessssss. #GameOfThrones— Saira Khizar (@Saira Khizar)1556536334.0
But we didn't have long to mourn before yet another character shuffled off his mortal coil.
Maybe it was his destiny to die at this particular battle?He certainly perished protecting one of this episode's most vital characters. Yes, we are talking about Arya. And it was another particularly gruesome death; he was overrun by the undead and stabbed... a lot.
Fans were devastated.Especially as they are used to him dying and being brought back to life. This time, he's gone, never to return. It's the end of an era!
And just as we were starting to like him...
He was heroic! Hoorah!Theon and his men were trying to keep Bran safe - a pretty arduous task, to say the least. And Theon did extremely well in doing this until he was faced with The Night King himself, when he was then impaled on a pike. Ouch. But, thankfully, not before he was forgiven by Bran and finally obtained true redemption from his previous sins.
And then there was a bit more good news.
Our beloved Ayra, of course!Who else could it possibly have been? The Night King had gone to find Bran in order to eliminate the memory of human civilization, as you do, and just as he was about to draw his sword, he was attacked from behind. By the brave and unwavering Arya. Whew, this was one tense scene!
By defeating him, she also destroyed all threat from the undead.
You'd think this would have been the end of the bloodshed but oh no.
But at least the love of his life had the decency to look sad when it happened.Dying may even have been worth it for him, just so he could see how much he actually meant to her. We were literally weeping into our GoT themed snacks.
Fans were pleased to see her soft side for the first time in a long time.
well, a bit apreciation to daenerys would not make me retarded anyway. in this episode i love her when she cried at… https://t.co/uucOiH6gmk— Apinja Anastasia (@Apinja Anastasia)1556541733.0