This Is How They Set Up *That* 'Game Of Thrones' Twist
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*Warning, this contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8, episode 3*
Game of Thrones is known to keep us on our toes, but midway through season eight has offered up the biggest twist we've ever seen on the iconic show.
I hope you were listening when we said spoilers were coming up because the Night King is dead, and not only that, Arya Stark defeated him!
While we were trying to get to grips with who was born out of smoke and stone, the programme was busy setting up Arya Stark to become the real hero the entire time.
If we think all the way back to the very first episode (yep, it was a long time ago, but cast your mind back), when Bran was struggling to hit the target, Arya snuck up behind him and nailed the target.
That's not too dissimilar to what happened in the godswood, when Arya fires an arrow during the fight against the Army of the Dead. It was pretty impressive.
In the second ever episode, Jon Snow gives Needle to Arya, and she tells him "I can be quick," before Jon gives Arya her first lesson in killing. That brings us back to this week's episode in which Arya defeats the Night King.
So, if we look back - Arya has been learning how to kill the entire time she's grown up on our screens. After Jon, she learned from Syrio Forel, who taught her how to be quick like a cat and how to stare in the eye of the God of Death and say "not today."
This is exactly what Melisandre reminds Arya of, just before she says "not today sir" to the Night King himself. Anyone else feel like a proud mum?
Can we also take a moment to appreciate Ned Stark sacrificing himself to save his daughters, for Ayra to go on to single-handedly win the Great War?