Next week’s episode of Game of Thrones promises one of the biggest battles in the show’s history. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Battle of Winterfell will be the longest consecutive battle scene in film and television history, the result of 11 weeks of shooting. Our heroes will literally be fighting to save humanity ... so it's really too bad they came up with a really lame plan.
During their big tactical meeting in Episode Two, Bran told everyone at Winterfell that the Night King will "come for me. He's tried before many times with many Three-Eyed Ravens," Bran says. And according to Bran, the Night King "wants to erase this world, and [Bran is] its memory." Sam, whose time at the Citadel likely taught him a thing or two about historical memory, agreed. "If we forget where we’ve been and what we’ve done we’re not men anymore, just animals," he told Bran. "Your memories don’t come from books, your stories aren’t just stories. If I wanted to erase the world of men, I’d start with you."
Jon wanted to put Bran in Winterfell’s extra super-safe crypts, but Bran had other ideas: Bran will wait in the Godswood under his favorite tree, and the Night King will be lured into the open where they'll have a shot at killing him. Ser Davos proposed that Daenerys' dragons and rest of Winterfell’s forces should try to hold off the dead while the others try to shank the Night King. “If [the dragons are in the field, they’re not protecting Bran,” Jon responded, meaning that the big plan is to use their most important weapons to protect a single kid-one who hasn’t even been very forthcoming with helpful information-instead of using them to save the castle. That's when Theon volunteers to help keep Bran safe when they use him as Boy Bait.
So, here's what they're going to do: They're going to put Bran out in the open where the Night King will find him, then I guess someone is going to kill the Night King when he gets there, which would-in theory-turn all of his wight army back into harmless corpses.
It’s a very, very bad plan-one that's built on a lot of assumptions. Do they think the Night King is just going to walk up to Bran unprotected and unsuspecting of a trap? Are they forgetting that the Night King will probably bring his shiny new ice dragon with him? Will Theon be able to do anything at all? One thing’s for sure:Pretty much everyone’s going to die next episode.
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