By: Jake Lepore and Shane Bresnahan
SPOILERS AHEAD, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
Game of Thrones, Season Eight :Episode Three was released this past Sunday, leaving fans with very mixed emotions. Seriously, if you haven’t seen it yet, don’t read any further.
The entirety of the episode surrounded the battle of Winterfell, which put the living against the dead in an epic war. The duration of the 80 minute battle makes it the longest fight scene in any TV series or film ever!
The story line with the Night King and the army of the dead has been a crucial part of the show since the very first episode, as he was perceived to be the big villain in the show. Season Eight: Episode Three was meant to be the big payoff for this plot in the show.
Overall, WHS students and staff members were satisfied with how the fight played out and how the Night King was finally defeated. However, there was some major criticism surrounding it.
Senior Riley Grenier said, “The fight was great, but it could’ve been better, I was wishing for more action and important deaths in the 80 minutes of straight chaos.”
When asked if she enjoyed the episode, psychology teacher Mrs. Niemiec said, “I definitely enjoyed it!” Although she said that there were amazing moments of excitement, there were some moments of frustration, including the lighting used throughout the episode.
A main complaint among WHS members and thousands around the world was the darkness of the episode. The battle takes place in the middle of the night so it was very dark and hard to see at times.
However, something that most of the interviewees were ecstatic about was the moment when Arya Stark plunged her Valyrian steel dagger into the heart of the Night King, obliterating the army of the dead and winning the war for the living.
Senior Luke Johnson said, “It was a fantastic moment because it seemed as though the war was lost for Jon Snow and his army, and then out of nowhere, there’s Arya ending it all. I never saw it coming and that’s what made this scene so good”.
Not everyone was incredibly pleased with this villain’s ending though. Seniors Holden Hoon and Shun Wong knew that the Night King had to die, but they both thought that it was a little rushed.
Holden said, “When Arya stabbed the Night King, I was happy that this part of the show had finally been resolved, but then I thought about the fact that we still have no idea who he was and why he was trying to kill everyone and that made me a little upset”.
Shun stated,“I just wish that the show elaborated on his story a little more and maybe gave him an actual speaking part so the viewers could know his identity”.
Overall, everyone agreed that this episode lived up to the hype and delivered the experience that the viewers were looking for.
The excitement has quickly shifted from the Night King to Cersei as the show closes out on the final three episodes. The students and staff at WHS couldn’t feel more bittersweet about it, as they are excited to see what happens, but are sad to see the show end, since it has been around for nine years of their lives.
What did you think of this episode?
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