Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 is what fans are waiting for, probably even more than Avengers: Endgame. Episode 2 was very fan-pleasing in every way, shape, and form. It did have a controversial moment that has the fans divided, but the good thing is that it wraps up the initial story elements before the death of upcoming certain characters in the very next episode. Now that Episode 2 is leaked, done and dusted, we’ve got the promo for episode 3, check it out:
Spoilers for Episode 2 follow.
The second episode did extremely well to set up the epic battle that has arrived at Winterfell’s doorstep. It gave us great moments before the war begins. The Theon and Sansa reunion, Daenerys and Sansa clear things up to a certain extent, Tormund does what he does best, the Jaime and Tyrion talks, Brienne becoming a Knight only to probably die in the next episode, Arya doing it the first time, the Jaime and Brandon Stark one on one, the wine gathering, the Goal of the Night King, and Jon’s big revelation to Danny. It was all great.
Now we get into the third episode, and perhaps what the promo shows is only a very tiny glimpse of what we are about to get. We can expect a war as epic as the Battle of the Bastards because this entire episode has to be dedicated to that. With even more people fighting this time, this battle has to be epic. But it will also bring about the death of certain characters, and their transformations into Wights.
If we were to assume, then logically, at least 4-5 supporting characters and one or two top tier characters could end up dying. The likes of Tormund, the Hound, Ser Brienne of Tarth – Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, Ed, Gendry, and maybe a few others could end up fighting for the Night King’s army by the end of the episode. Along with them, we could probably see the likes of Jaime Lannister also turn into the undead. The big twist that could be heading our way is the transformation of Daenerys Targaryen into the Night Queen.
The two episodes were sort of building her up to be the ultimate villain, and now that she knows that her claim to the Iron Throne is weaker than that of Jon Snow, aka Aegon Targaryen, she could perhaps be killed off in the upcoming episode. This will build us up for an epic battle in Episode 5 where Jon and Dany will have to face each other, and the “Azor Ahai” theory will probably come true. Still, let’s not bet on it. This show can surprise us in many ways. We still haven’t seen the Night King and he could have the biggest tricks up his sleeve.
This season is going to be full of epic moments, but it will also be a massively emotional ride. Here’s what Kit Harrington had to say about it:
“The last season of Thrones seemed to be designed to break us. Everyone was broken at the end. I don’t know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so fucking tiring. We were sleep deprived. It was like it was designed to make you think, Right, I’m fucking sick of this. I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, ‘I’ve had enough now. I love this, it’s been the best thing in my life, I’ll miss it one day – but I’m done.’”
This season will bring about the end of this storyline, and Director David Nutter did mention that he was completely satisfied with the way that the show comes to an end:
I’m completely satisfied with how season 8 ends. I think that [the showrunners] did a tremendous job, and they took into consideration what the fans want, as well as what is right as far as storytelling is concerned. I guarantee there’s going to be lots of surprises and shocking moments, but it’s really very compelling stuff.”
The next episode will premiere next Sunday, April 28.