The Battle of Winterfell in pictures
In The Long Night, the Night King’s army makes landfall at Winterfell, and the allied forces of the living are prepared to fight to the death in order to preserve the human race, and the entire world.
*Update: The full boxset of Game of Thrones S1-8 is ready to be binge-watched on Showmax.*
WARNING: Some spoilers ahead
But no matter how many armies are united together against the dead; no matter that the army of the living has exactly double the number of dragons that the Night King has; no matter how courageously our favourite characters look their foe in the eye; no matter how much fire and magic Melisandre has at her fingertips; no matter how impenetrable the battlements seem, and no matter how inhumanly stoic the Unsullied may be – nobody at Winterfell could have predicted the sheer force or scale of the Night King’s army.
And, no matter how many clever one-liners (Arya to Melisandre: “Not today”) and no matter how poetic or valorous the deaths of some of our favourites, nobody could have prepared us, as viewers, for this epic episode.
These images courtesy of HBO feature some of the most heart-stopping moments.