This Game of Thrones Theory Suggests the Night King Isn’t Going to Winterfell at All

Christopher Rosa
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This Game of Thrones Theory Suggests the Night King Isn’t Going to Winterfell at All
This Game of Thrones Theory Suggests the Night King Isn’t Going to Winterfell at All

Game of Thrones fans are waiting on pins and needles for the battle between the living and the dead. HBO has been building this war up for seasons now, and it's only a matter of time before we see it. The Starks have a pretty solid plan in place to lure the Night King to Winterfell (essentially, they're using Bran as bait). But one fan on Reddit, Jurkovsky, thinks the family isn't fully prepared for all that could happen. There's a new theory floating around suggesting the Night King isn't going to Winterfell at all, but to King's Landing—which throws a wrench in all the Starks' plans.

Game of Thrones has a history of making viewers believe one set of events would go down and then throwing the wildest of curve balls. This just happened in season seven, when Tyrion was discussing the plans to obtain Casterly Rock. Here's what Jurkovsky posits specifically:

"The scene [from Sunday's episode] with Jon going through the battle plans reminded me a lot of the scene in [season 7] when Tyrion was discussing the plan to take Casterly Rock whilst they showed out the actual events. In this scene, the Unsullied were tricked and the Lannister army used this deception and took High Garden instead.

I believe this is exactly what will happen next episode. We will get the entire battle of Winterfell, and at the end the characters will be waiting for the Night King and they will show him riding Viserion, yet when they pan out it won’t be towards Winterfell. It will show him riding towards Kings Landing."

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So if the Night King is going to King's Landing, does that mean he's going to kill Cersei? Is he trying to make more White Walkers? My head is spinning with questions.

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The trailer for episode three provides even more evidence for this theory. Notice how we see the army of the dead at Winterfell's gates, but not the Night King. We only see him briefly in a shot flying on Viserion. "I believe this was some trickery by the producers, and that will be footage from the Night King in King's Landing at the end," Jurkovsky continues.

I could totally see this happening. After all, Sansa did say in season seven that they needed to be fighting this battle from all angles. That includes King's Landing!

Of course, we will find out what happens definitively at some point this season. Game of Thrones airs Sunday nights at 9:00 P.M. ET on HBO.

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