Game of Thrones: The Best Moments of ‘The Long Night’

‘The Long Night’ was dark and full of terrors, but these moments were bright spots for ‘Game of Thrones.’
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By  · Published on April 30th, 2019

Jaime and Brienne Show Off Their Moves

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Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth are a power couple. They are both bad with feelings, so they still haven’t made it past low-key eye sex and almost-flirting, but the couple that slays together stays together and these two definitely have battle chemistry. Along with all the other forms of chemistry. And a special shout out to that one moment where Brienne realizes Jaime is getting overwhelmed on the battlements and just tears a path through the wights to save his ass. That’s some A+ content right there.

Proof Sandor Clegane Has a Heart

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Back in season 2, the pyrophobic Sandor Clegane thought he had encountered his worst-case scenario at the Battle of Blackwater when the entire bay went up in flames. Six seasons later, he realized he was very, very wrong after finding himself in a similar situation only now with more zombies. And much like at Blackwater, the Hound was fully ready to throw in the towel when Beric Dondarrion pointed out our lord and savior Arya Stark, unlocking Sandor’s well-guarded soft side. Some serious Molly Weasley “not my daughter, you bitch” vibes went on, and it was glorious. Even Faceless assassins sometimes need an assist, and Sandor coming to Arya’s aid hit all the right emotional notes.

The Night King Smirks

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The Night King has always had serious smarmy bastard energy going on—see: his legendary “come at me bro” raising-the-dead checkmate at Hardhome—but he always kept a more or less blank expression. Until this scene, that is, in which he finally let loose the dastardly smirk we always knew he felt inside. It does raise the question of why, exactly, the Night King is fireproof—and, considering Arya ended up handling the situation, a question that will definitely go unanswered—but still, what a moment. Just don’t think about the logistics too hard.

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