The Long Night

After a successful first two episodes of season 8, HBO has officially released the third episode, The Long Night of Game of Thrones on 28 April 2019. Unlike the last two episodes, the third episode has also topped the charts. The episode was viewed by 17.8 million people through different platforms.

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Episode 3 is one of the longest episodes of the series with a duration of 82 minutes. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 was written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

The previous episode 2 of the game of thrones was “A knight of seven kingdoms”. A lot of people have made a guest appearance in episode 3. The episode 3 has marked the final appearances of Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion), Vladimir Furdik (The Night King), Ben Crompton (Eddison Tollett), Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont).

What critics say about the episode…

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Different critics have different views about the third episode. Reviewers praised the Arya Stark storyline, scale of the battle and the visual grandeur.

However, some criticized the conclusion of the White Walker storyline and the resolution of the battle. In all, reviewers gave 8.97/10 scores, which is the highest score of season 8 till now. In the episode, Arya unexpectedly defeating the Night King was praised.

Guest appearances in the episode…

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There have been many guest appearances in the episode and for some, it was the last appearance on the long-running show. Some of the guest appearances are:

Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion
Vladimir Furdik as the Night King
Ben Crompton as Eddison Tollett
Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne
Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont
Ian Whyte as the giant wight
Megan Parkinson as Alys Karstark
Staz Nair as Qhono
Javier Botet as wight
Chris Stapleton as the wight
Seamus O’Hara
Bea Glancy as Teela
Lucy McConnell
Bronte Carmichael as Martha
Eileen McCloskey as a village woman
Robbie Beggs
Roma Tomelty
Claire Connor
Logan Watson as Sam
Finn Watson as Sam

Why Bran’s reaction was so weird in the entire episode.?

While watching episode 3, you all must be wondering what happened to Bran Stark? Why was he acting so weird? And many such questions must be popping up in your mind.

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Some also said that the transition of Bran into Night King occurred when the Children of the Forest pierce the man’s heart with dragon glass.

However, now that the Night King is dead we still have so many questions that have gone unanswered. Why was Bran warning? What did the Night King have to do with Bran? Why did Arya not become a White when the Night King held her by her throat even though we have seen it happen before in previous seasons? What happened to the Dothraki’s? Yet some still believe that there’s a chance Bran could still be the Night King. Let’s hope that our questions are answered in the final 3 episodes of the series.

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