Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 "The Long Night," aka The Battle for Winterfell was 78 minutes of epic, non-stop battle scenes, dragon fights, flaming swords, and heroic deaths. The remaining 5 minutes left a lot of fans feeling let down by the show they've been obsessing over for the past 8 years. All the endless theories about the Night King, Bran, Azor Ahai, etc. all were crushed with one swift jump from out of nowhere.
All this bullshit about Azor Ahai and the Night King being unbeatable, then Arya rocks up and kills him in a few seconds. It's like Mcgregor v Aldo all over again #GameofThrones— Michael Lee (@MickLee15) April 29, 2019
I hope that George Martin gives us a better ending in the books. Having Arya kill the night King was a surprising and a well directed scene but it makes azor ahai and the prince that was promised stuff redundant. Also we know nothing about who the night King was. #GameofThrones— Nikhil Mantravadi (@NikhilMantrava1) April 29, 2019
WTF. No Azor Ahai? What about light bringer and the sword that slow the great other 8000 years ago? The prince that was promised...and all that?? Come on #GameofThrones , that shit was not cool. Who wrote that epsiode?— A-rod much (@test197925) April 29, 2019
8 years of build up for the NK to die to Arya sneaking up on him. All the hints and prophecies about Azor Ahai, and he's killed by someone who hadn't heard of him til a week ago. I'm still looking forward to the last three episodes, but damn, that was underwhelming #GameofThrones— Luc (@Luc_Fitz) April 29, 2019
Just completely stupid...killing main villain like a chump by having Arya come out of nowhere in middle of his army, while rendering Azor Ahai prophecy meaningless and eliminating threat the series built up over eight seasons.— Dennis Jordan (@DennisMJordan) April 29, 2019
90 minutes of best TV ever ruined by last 5 minutes.
Lots of people also complained about how dark the episode was. We're talking screen brightness here, and not dark in a thematic way:
I'm not saying Game Of Thrones was dark this week but I think Bran saw more than I did.— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) April 29, 2019
Alright guys, I hate to break it to you but that episode SUCKED. It was Walking Dead level of over dramatic and nothing that happened made ANY sense. It was so unseeable and dark that it could have been directed by Zack Snyder. #GameofThrones #BattleForWinterfell— Joel Alexander (@jalexander305) April 29, 2019
We’ve gotta have a conversation about how damn dark that episode was. Not in a thematic sense, like actual brightness from an illumination standpoint. I’ve got a 65” 4K tv (not to brag) and I couldn’t see shit with lights off and brightness all the way up.#GameOfThrones— Pablo Escobarner (@PabloEscobarner) April 29, 2019
There's also a great new fan theory suggesting Jon Snow may have helped Arya get to the Night King, and check out our Season 8 Episode 3 memes.