hbo Spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight ep

first_imghbo [Spoilers for Game of Thrones season eight, episode five below] Tired: Bran is the Night King. Wired: Bran is a horse. In the final seconds of the second-to-last episode of Game of Thrones, “The Bells,” Arya wakes up from a concussion I assume among the dusty ruins of King’s Landing to discover a white horse. There were many possible explanations for the magical equine — including the right one, which we’ll explain in our Thrones discussion post later this morning — but the most popular theory involved Bran. As in, Bran warg’s himself to King’s Landing in the guise of a horse to save his sister. Is there any truth to this? In a word: no. For one thing, the horse, which is not a figment of Arya’s imagination, appeared earlier in the episode it’s the one ridden by Harry Strickland, the leader of the Golden Company, er, former-leader of the Golden Company. Also, co-showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been increasingly less interested in the more “magical” elements of the Thrones universe, especially now that the Night King has been defeated Bran’s warging abilities could have come in handy during the battle against the Army of the Dead, but all he did was briefly turn into a crow. Or as Vanity Fair‘s Joanna Robinson put it, “Bran is not: the Night King, the voice in Aerys’s ear, or THAT WHITE HORSE AT THE END. Get a grip, people.” Sometimes, a horse is just a horse, of course. Source: UPROXX.COMlast_img read more