The most awaited series of the decade ‘Game of Thrones’ has eventually returned with its ultimate season, Season 8. The six-episode season has already broadcasted its initial three episodes. It has received both critical acclaim and commercial success.
All the three episodes found extremely high viewership. The first episode, Winterfell, was watched by around 11.76 million people and the second episode, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by 10.29 million people only in the USA.
The series is known for its habit of doing absolutely random plot twist which nobody expects. And the final season is expected to follow the same. Although, the initial two episodes did not have much to offer the audience. Those episodes just built the atmosphere. But with the premiere of the third episode, fans cannot stop themselves from going head over heels.
Episode three was aired on Sunday and was titled as “The Long Night”. The episode was directed by Miguel Sapochnik and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It ran for a total of 82 minutes and depicted the battle between the Army of the Dead and combined armies of the living.
Episode 3: Recap
*Episode 3 spoilers ahead*
Episode 3 entirely took place in Winterfell. As the episode’s title suggests, ‘Long Night’ was a historic winter in which the White Walkers first descended upon Westeros. This episode repeats the past. The Army of the Living and the Army of the Dead face each other on the field. Soon, the superior numbers of the dead wipe out the Dothraki.
Edd is killed while saving Samwell. The living retreat behind the castle walls for protection. Melisandre uses fire to delay the advance of the dead. Jon and Daenerys battle the Night King. The dead somehow manages to cross the firewall and attack the walls of the Winterfell.
The defenders are defeated. Lyanna Mormont dies and Beric sacrifices himself in order to save Arya and the Hound. Jon knocks down the Night King and Daenerys burns him. But, he is immune to Dragonfire. He uses his powers to raise the fallen Winterfell defenders to fight for him.
The deads in the crypt raise and begin attacking the civilians. Daenerys was knocked from her dragon. Jorah gets wounded defending her. The Night King arrives for Bran and kills Theon. But, Arya suddenly appears from nowhere and attack him from the back. She somehow manages to kill him with a Valyrian steel dagger. The Army of the Dead collapses. Melisandre dies from her old age while she removes her magical necklace.
So, this was the third episode which had intense action sequence and exciting plot twists. This episode concluded one of the main storylines in the series. Similarly, the fourth episode is expected to feature the climactic showdown at King’s Landing.
The fourth episode will be 78 minutes long. It is directed by David Nutter and written by the duo David Benioff & D. B. Weiss.
So, if you are looking for when and how to watch Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 then you are at the right place. As for fans from the US, you can watch the Epidose 4 on HBO on 5 May at 2 am GMT and as for viewer from the UK, you can watch it on NOW TV and Sky Atlantic on 5 May at the same time. There is also a repeat telecast of the episode on Sky Atlantic at 9 pm.
The expectation and excitement for the fourth episode increased when the trailer for the episode was finally released. The trailer hints that the characters are looking to prepare for what Daenerys is calling “the last war”. Those who survived the Night King battle will be heading to King’s Landing to remove Cersei Lannister from the Iron Throne.
“We have won the great war, now we will win the last war. We will rip her out root and stone,” Daenerys is seen encouraging her army of survivors with a smile on her face. We can expect another thrilling battle in the upcoming episodes and as a result, more deaths are expected.
Now, we can only wait and see who would die. No leak has happened for episode 4 yet.