Game of Thrones Episode 3 Theories: “The Long Night”


Game of Thrones Episode 3 Theories: “The Long Night”

“The Long Night” didn’t mark the end of mankind, and it didn’t kill half the cast, but this 82-minute TV milestone whisked us from fear, to hope, to dread, to triumph. Was it Game of Thrones’ crowning achievement or a sign HBO has lost its nerve? Listeners wrote in and called in to argue both sides.

We read through more than 180 emails and listened to more than a dozen calls to curate this expanded edition of the Small Council listener mail pod. Game of Thrones fans debate plot armor, Arya’s destiny, what will happen next, Lyanna Mormont’s death, Mellisandre’s refusal to pop more smoke monsters, Jon’s intelligence, whether Tyrion and Sansa will rule, and much more.

Plus, get a full Battle of Winterfell report from an actual fighter pilot (he even awarded medals) and hear from our podcast’s first sponsor: Listwak & Listwak – Fantasy Lawyers.


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Storyline for Episode 3: “The Long Night”
Upon reaching Winterfell with their combined armies, Jon and Daenerys learn the Army of the Dead has breached the Wall and the Night King commands the undead Viserion. The Northern lords and their allies rally around Winterfell, but distrust Daenerys and doubt Cersei’s pledge. At King’s Landing, Euron returns from Essos with the Golden Company and entices Cersei to consummate their union. On Cersei’s orders, Qyburn hires Bronn to assassinate Tyrion and Jaime. Theon rescues Yara, who then sets out to retake the Iron Islands, while Theon returns to Winterfell. At Winterfell, Jon reunites with Bran and Arya, and later learns to ride Rhaegal. Sam meets Daenerys who reveals that she executed his father and brother. After Sam and Jon are reunited, Sam tells Jon his true identity is Aegon Targaryen, king and rightful heir to the Iron Throne. At House Umber’s seat of Last Hearth, Tormund and Beric encounter Edd and other Night’s Watch members. They find the castle’s occupants dead and Ned Umber’s body used as a gruesome message from the Night King. Jaime arrives at Winterfell where Bran is awaiting him.

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1 Response

  1. Marcus says:

    Much respected point of view from a 12b (combat eninger for y’all civilians)on shaping the battle field. WTF Why didn’t you place the artillery behind the walls?! Where is my CAS? (Close air support) where are my choke points? All of these answered and more.

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