Game of Thrones Battle of Winterfell most tweeted episode in TV history

Brienne and Jaime prepare for battle

Social media, Twitter specifically, roared last night with almost 8 million Tweets about "Thrones", many using the hashtag #Arya, #NotToday and more.

Another Bran-centric theory that's on the rise right now is the idea that Bran will turn Jon Snow into the next Night King by plunging a dragonglass dagger into him the way the Children of the Forest did to him at the weirwood tree all those millennia ago. Episodes like "The Long Night" are the reason that Twitter exists.

During the longest recorded battle sequence ever filmed, fans had a hard time making out what was on screen - and containing their nerves. That was short-lived, as the violent warriors were easily killed off by the dead. Now we get to see what Cersei has planned for the survivors, and just as many questions about who will ultimately come out on top in Game of Thrones.

Listing Stark as coming from "Winterfell" is a nice touch.

Amid the terror happening, Lyanna Mormont, the tiny but fierce head of House Mormont, was hoisted in the air and crushed by a zombie giant. Atop Drogon, she clashed with the Night King, who was flying her former dragon Viserion.

It's also highly likely that Alys Karstark (Megan Parkinson) died, as she was helping to defend Winterfell when the wights scaled the walls. Or that Sophie is best friends with her GoT co-star Arya Stark in the show?

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While dozens of Winterfell men retreated, the absolute badass Lyanna Mormont stood her ground until the very end.

Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) was killed for the final time while saving Arya and the Hound (Rory McCann) inside Winterfell. As a result, every major character walking away from the one battle we've been preparing eight years for largely unscathed wasn't a victory, so much as a disappointment. As the wight army approaches near banging the hall's door, Melisandre asks her: "What do we say to the God of Death?". "The cinematographers who've been doing it since then, I think we're all very much on the same page where we're trying to be as naturalistic as possible". Melisandre reiterates that Arya would "shut many eyes" - "brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes" to which Arya seems to take special attention and she understands the hidden meaning.

So, which characters' eyes are the colors they're referencing? She even ended up giving Arya an all-important coaching that could have been what spurred the young Stark into action to kill the Night King.

Once the Night King was vanquished, she walked out into the wilderness, taking off the amulet that had been prolonging her life.

All these hints and possibilities lurking around and the Night King shattered into pieces in the Godswood (the same place where Bran gives the Valyrian steel dagger to Arya) makes for a fantastic blend of myth and reality in the realm of Game of Thrones.

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