The World tonight braces itself for Battle of Winterfell, as we head nearer, literally everyone has the same theory about Season 8 Episode 3, i.e., we may see the dead rising from the tombs. Battle of Winterfell marks the beginning of the first battle in Season 8 of Game of Thrones; we’re expecting more in the next episodes. This climactic battle took 55 days to shoot; it is being directed by Miguel Sapochnik. The worst fear that all of us have is, the dead stark kings and ancestors may rise from the tombs in crypts of Winterfell. You know how they have been saying that the crypts are safe, don’t think they are since all the dead lay there and Night King has demonstrated his ability to wake the dead in Hardhome.
Physically, the crypts are difficult to access, but the thing is, we are dealing with human armies but armies of the dead that know magic. There are Lyanna there; there’s the body of Ned Stark, the Stark kings and Queens have lain there, could it be that they rise from the dead and turn “the safest place in Winterfell,” into the most dangerous trap of all? We did see Arya running in the crypts from someone, who could she be running from? She’s brave enough to face wights or even White Walkers herself IMO. Arya may run from zombie-ghosts of Ned and her Aunt Lyanna though.
The crypts have been used as a safe passage for Gilly, Sam, Little Sam, the girl with the burnt face, Varys, Tyrion and pretty much everyone else, women children and men who cannot defend themselves. I am counting on Tyrion to spring into action, as he did in the Battle of Blackwater, or not.
This may just be a fan theory, but it is widely accepted on the internet, that the crypts are nothing but White Walkers’ trap. With only four episodes left to sew every loose end and a handful of cast mates that will die in the Battle of Winterfell, it has fast emerged that the crypts are the most important factor in the war.
Season 8 Episode 3 breaths of air on HBO and will (drop onto streaming services) at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 21.