Game of Thrones Fan Theory Predicts That Arya Will Kill Bran

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Helen Sloan, HBO

*Spoilers ahead.

There’s no denying the latest Game of Thrones episode “The Long Night” was met with a divided reaction from fans. Many were angry the Night King was defeated with just one easy stab, especially since we still had so many questions about the undead leader. Fans believe there has to be more to the whole conflict between him and Bran Stark. As we all question what the Night King’s true motives were, one fan theory brings a new idea into the mix.

Redditor SilentPr3dator suggests that the Night King might not have been the villain at all. They argue that the Three-Eyed-Raven is actually evil and wants to kill all of mankind, in turn resulting in Bran having those intentions as well. After seeing what men do—killing and destroying nearly everything—the theory states that it’s made the last greenseer want to cleanse the world.

This would explain why Bran has been causing destruction throughout time, perhaps even causing the Mad King to go insane. This is an idea which has circulated around Reddit for some time (we saw that he’s clearly capable it when he caused Hodor to lose his mind). According to the fan's argument:

“The White Walkers were, in fact, ‘good’—so to speak. They have been trying to kill the [Three-Eyed-Raven] for generations. As soon as he ventured South of the wall in the form of Bran, they followed suit ONLY to try kill [to] him. So what does the [Three-Eyed-Raven] do? He manipulates the rest of humanity to save him from the [White Walkers], painting THEM as the evil guy. That's his only option. The [Night King]'s mark is on him and will hunt him down.”

Going with this idea—that the Three-Eyed-Raven has engineered the entire thing—would explain why Bran gives Arya Stark the dagger to kill the Night King. But the theory becomes even more interesting when the user postulates that just as Arya killed the Night King, she will be the one to kill the Three-Eyed-Raven, too.

The Redditor believes that Melisandre's prophecy to Arya—“Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you'll shut forever”—in both season 3 and season 8 signifies the brown eyes of Walder Frey (whom Arya killed), the blue eyes of the Night King (whom she also just killed) and green eyes of the greenseer, a.k.a. Bran. This would mean she’ll have to kill her brother as well.

We’re all hoping for more of an explanation as to what Bran’s intentions and plans are, and this theory would definitely be epic if it turned out to be true. With just three episodes of Game of Thrones left, we don’t have long until the truth is finally uncovered.

Pottery Barn Is Launching a Friends-Inspired Furniture Line That Includes Rachel’s Iconic Apothecary Table

To celebrate this fall’s 25th anniversary of the premiere of Friends in 1994, Pottery Barn is releasing a line of furniture inspired by the beloved NBC sitcom, Deadline reports.

The collection will feature accessories, furniture, and tabletop items, including Central Perk mugs. One highlight is a replica of the apothecary table that made a name for apothecary tables everywhere with its spotlight-stealing performance in the season 6 episode “The One with the Apothecary Table.” In it, Rachel purchases an apothecary table from Pottery Barn and, when she finds out Phoebe hates Pottery Barn, tells her the table is an antique from the “days of yore.” It gets more complicated (and hilarious) from there.

Pottery Barn's 'Friends' furniture collection
Pottery Barn

According to BuzzFeed, the episode was actually part of a product placement deal with Pottery Barn, and Entertainment Weekly even ranked it first on their “Best Product Placement” list for Friends.

You can shop the collection beginning on July 30, with prices starting at $12.50. If you’re a diehard Friends fanatic looking to celebrate its 25th anniversary in a way that Rachel Green would be proud of, you can also enter Pottery Barn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win a free trip for two to Los Angeles, complete with a $1000 shopping spree to Pottery Barn and a Warner Bros. Studio Deluxe Tour which includes, of course, a visit to the Central Perk set.

And, if you haven’t seen “The One with the Apothecary Table,” you can watch it on Netflix before Friends leaves for WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max in 2020.

[h/t Deadline]

Target Has Launched a Harry Potter Line of Clothing, Accessories, and Home Goods


No more blending in with the mediocre Muggles—now wizards can decorate and accessorize like the magical creatures they are with Target's brand-new line of Harry Potter clothing and home goods.

Target shoppers will feel like they’ve stepped through Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station as they wander the Harry Potter-stuffed aisles. Popsugar reports that Target will carry more than 500 Harry Potter-themed items, including socks, lanterns, pillows, dolls and much more.

You’ll be able to wake up in your Hogwarts sheets, have your morning coffee in a Slytherin mug, and take a ride on a foam Nimbus 2000 replica while rocking a Potter t-shirt. Not sure what house you’re in? No sweat! Target is even carrying a real-life sorting hat.

Whether you need a gift for the kiddos, or just want to treat your inner witch, Target is sure to have the perfect find in its Wizarding World line.