Published: Tue, April 23, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 episode 3 teaser: Let the battle begin

‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 episode 3 teaser: Let the battle begin

First of all, it appears the dreaded Night King and his army of the dead have rocked up in Winterfell.

But what we all need to know is: where did he come from, and why didn't we see more of him?!

And it is going to begin in the third episode. The crypts are actually larger than Winterfell itself, so it's possible that the wights could enter tunnels - ones the Starks have forgotten even existed - far outside the walls of the castle and gain access to the crypts without Jon and Daenerys' (Emilia Clarke) army being any the wiser.

The crypts of Winterfell were constructed by Bran the Builder, the founder of House Stark and the person who built the Wall.

Tyrion Lannister [Peter Dinklage] and Jorah Mormont [Iain Glen] also were seen briefly with anxious looks on their faces.

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Don't forget to check out our guide on where and how to stream Game of Thrones season 8, so you don't miss a single episode. Then, in quick succession, the faces of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), Sansa and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), and Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) flash across screen.

Theon Greyjoy nocks a flaming arrow.

The placement of the big battle in episode 3 will no doubt surprise some fans who were expecting it to come later as it's been long teased as the show's climax. "The dead are already here", Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) grimly notes. While the Night King's undead fleet lurk beyond Winterfell's borders, all the characters are on edge. Someone whispers "The Night King is coming" - which is something we know because he shows up at the end of episode two ready to kick some ass and take some names. I appreciate the work that goes into creating huge battle scenes, but I'm also one of those people who often finds them a little same-y and boring after a while.

For the second week in a row, the enormous viewership for Game of Thrones Season 8 has over-burdened HBO Go and HBO Now, resulting in reports of connectivity problems.

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