Thrones Time: Breaking Down GoT – S8E3 – The Long Night

Games of Thrones’ long night has come and gone for the heroes of the North, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with breaking down Season 8, Episode 3, which was much more controversial than many predicted. Not in terms of what happened, but more in regards to what didn’t happen, as well as the poor visibility showcased throughout the episode. Plus, a major plot thread got resolved in a way that left many fans feeling a bit cheated, so I have dubbed this episode the Game of Thrones version of The Last Jedi!

Anyway, Nick, Keith, and I riff on all things The Long Night, which is the title of the episode that featured the Battle of Winterfell and plenty of dimly lit shots. We start out with our general reactions to the episode, which I would say weren’t quite as positive as we all thought going into Episode 3. Keith really wasn’t a huge fan of this episode thanks to the shit lighting and a few narrative choices, but Nick appreciated it much more, although he too had a few issues with it. I also found the lighting to be ridiculous, but did find the episode to be extremely intense, so while I didn’t like how the Night King thread was resolved with a stab of a dagger, I was entertained by what I could see at the time.

We also delve into all of the top moments I highlighted in my recap and moments post that I do for each new episode of the show, so we discuss Arya’s big moment, the near deaths of the two living dragons, Melissandre’s powers, and many other standout moments, so tune in above, and if you like what you hear, please subscribe to join in on the fun!

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