The Night King and his army have arrived at Winterfell and the great battle begins.
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Filming this episode required 55 nights and an unknown number of day shoots on stages, with roughly 750 cast and crew members. Several actors described this episode as the hardest thing they ever filmed. Maisie Williams
stated in Entertainment Weekly, "Nothing can prepare you for how physically draining it is. It's night after night, and again and again, and it just doesn't stop. You can't get sick, and you have to look out for yourself because there's so much to do that nobody else can do... there are moments you're just broken as a human and just want to cry." Iain Glen
(Jorah Mormont) described it as a "real test, really miserable. You get to sleep at seven in the morning and when you wake in the midday you are still so spent you can't really do anything, and then you're back. You have no life outside it". Rory McCann
(The Hound) concurred: "Everybody prays they never have to do this again". See more
Many of the tactics used during the battle make absolutely no sense, like the cavalry blindly charging into the lines of the undead, the trebuchets placed in front of the army or the army being deployed outside the walls of Winterfell rather than on the walls. This could be seen not as a plot hole but simply chalked up to the heroes' stupidity and incompetence, except that the battle plan was prepared by the likes of: Daenerys with Jorah Mormont and Grey Worm (who waged a very successful military campaign in Essos); Jon Snow (veteran of several battles and former leader of the Night's Watch); Tyrion and Varys (who successfully defended King's Landing against Stannis); Jaime Lannister (experienced military leader); Yohn Royce (experienced military leader); Davos Seaworth (who, while not a military man himself, has been the second in command of an expert general like Stannis for years). It defies belief that supposedly intelligent and competent people could prepare a plan so nonsensical for the crucial battle of their lifetime. See more
[Jorah collapses after been stabbed multiple times in battle
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The Night King
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi See more