The Night King Won the Battle of Winterfell, According to New Game of Thrones Theory


Warning: Spoilers for all aired episodes of Game of Thronesahead.

There are just two episodes of Game of Thrones left: Let the fan theories fly.

As enthusiastic as Game of Thrones's fan base is, some are getting fed up with this season. Characters are making uncharacteristic moves, and love scenes seem to be overpowering actual battles. Fans are angered with how their favorite characters are behaving. Showrunner David Benioff confirmed that Daenerys Targaryen just “kind of forgot about the Iron Fleet and Euron [Greyjoy]’s forces,” while Tyrion Lannister is definitely not the clever man he used to be. So what’s really going on here? Well, one fan has a possible explanation.

Redditor Inherent_Advice argues that the Night King actually won the Battle of Winterfell, even though he ended up being killed by Arya Stark. What if his job was already done by then? The fan recalls what the undead leader wanted, which Bran Stark tells everyone in the episode “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” While they’re preparing for the war against the dead, the Three-Eyed Raven explains that the Night King wants to kill him to erase the world and start “an endless night.” Samwell Tarly then goes into his little speech, stating, “That’s what death is, isn’t it? Forgetting. Being forgotten. If we forget where we’ve been and what we’ve done, we’re not men anymore. Just animals.”

“Winter did come for Westeros. And what do we know about winter? That it's an endless night of forgetting,” the Redditor writes, referencing all of the poor choices the characters have made since the Battle of Winterfell. They also point out how Bran has become useless since “The Long Night.” This could be because the Night King is dead, but it also could be because he won.

As you might expect, the comments section has received all kinds of reactions, with one even writing, “This could also explain why [George R. R. Martin] forgot to write the last two books of the series.”

Are our favorite characters really this naive in the war for the Iron Throne? We’re hoping for an explanation before the series ends.

Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3 Video Is Full of Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.
Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Gaten Matarazzo in Stranger Things.

Stranger Things's third season was full of many surprising twists and turns, not to mention some awkward teen romances. While the gruesome Mind Flayer and the evil Russians were no doubt terrifying, the show kept its sweet touch of nostalgia due mainly to the fact that the Hawkins gang is now smack-dab in the middle of the 1980s.

It doesn’t take a keen eye to see many of the series's '80s references, particularly in the latest season. With scenes taking place at the new mall, references from the decade—including Hot Dog on a Stick, Sam Goody, and Back to the Future—are all part of the setting. However, creators Ross and Matt Duffer wanted to pay true homage to the decade, and thus left Easter eggs throughout the season that you likely missed.

Luckily for us, as BGR reports, Netflix has just released a video explaining the hidden references (with the New Coke debate, Mrs. Wheeler’s erotica novel, and Hopper’s Tom Selleck-inspired Hawaiian shirt among some of our favorites).

Check out the full video above and see what you missed!

[h/t BGR]

Disney's Lady and the Tramp Remake Will Star a Mixed-Breed Rescue Dog Named Monte


Following the success of The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp will be the next classic Disney movie to be revamped in 2019. And while most of Disney's live-action remakes boast star-studded casts, the lead in this upcoming film is totally unknown. That's because Monte, a mixed-breed dog from Phoenix, Arizona, spent his pre-Hollywood days living in animal shelters.

As AZ Central reports, Monte will make his film debut as Tramp when Lady and the Tramp releases alongside the launch of Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service, on November 12. In the original 1955 animated movie, Tramp was portrayed as a mutt who lived on the streets, so instead of looking for a purebred dog to portray the character, producers stayed faithful to the source material.

Monte lived in a New Mexico animal shelter before transferring to HALO Animal Rescue in Phoenix. When the filmmakers went there in search of a star for their movie, he instantly won them over. Like Tramp, Monte is a mixed-breed dog, but the shelter doesn't know exactly what his background is, other than being part terrier. Despite his scrappy appearance, Monte is very well-behaved. He knows how to sit, walk on a leash, and he's friendly with everyone he meets, according to the shelter.

The Lady and the Tramp crew adopted Monte in April 2018, and earlier this month, Disney released the first promotional image of him for the film. It features Monte snuggling up with his co-star, Rose, who plays Lady. True to the original, Lady is portrayed by a purebred cocker spaniel. Though you likely don't recognize the dogs on the poster, you may have heard of the voice actors who will bring them to life: Justin Theroux is playing Tramp and Tessa Thompson is Lady.

[h/t AZ Central]