Asi_PasasiI feel like Theon got close enough to the NK to pull of pretty much the same trick Arya pulled and I would have preferred it that way because it would make the Theon character arc ending even stronger and because when Arya does it it just feels like someone pulling a WWE signature move out of no where.
This isn't true and I agree with Ombrack here. Bran could probably see what was going to happen and knew Arya was coming. There is absolutely no way Theon could have just charged in and killed the Night King surrounded by White Walkers. The show had spent seasons with Arya training to be a Faceless Man, who are basically known to be the most silent and deadly assassins in the world.
It was anti-climatic and I think the show could have used an extra season but having Arya be the one to kill the Night King was very clever. She sneaks past the White Walkers and when the Night King grabs her by the neck she stabs him in the tiny gap in his armor. NO other character in the show would have been able to get past the white walkers and kill the Night King other than Arya.
Theon's arc thoughout the show (and books) is about his betrayal to the starks and then his redemption in sacrificing himself and I found it a fitting end for him.
I think people are being a little harsh on this episode and in my opinion and this season (so far) has been better than the last 3 seasons, Also people say that no main characters were killed but most of them were in the crypts and Jamie, Brienne and the Hound are 3 of the strongest and smartest warriors and they know when to retreat and where to position themselves.
alfaThe Dothraki feeding in the first 10 min of the episode was the best part honestly, shame they didn't build up better on that.
Also bran goes like " theon gtg" then just plays Crow Flight simulator 2000 while everyone dies? Wtf was that about, they better explain this.
Their whole plan was to bait the Night King to Bran as that was the only way they could win. Bran was basically using his warging powers to scout for the Night King and to see what's going on from what I can tell.