This Game of Thrones Reddit theory about the Winterfell crypts makes us want to cry

Laura Capon
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From Cosmopolitan

If you haven't caught up on Sunday night's Game of Thrones episode yet, you better get off this page asap because spoilers are most definitely coming.

For those of us who spent the bank holiday the right way, you'll know that episode 2 of season 8 was a big calm before the storm. With all of Winterfell preparing for the imminent arrival of the Knight King and his particularly unattractive Army of the Dead.

Now, yes, other stuff did happen. Arya and Gendry most definitely did more than their fair share of lethal weapon handling (more on that here), and Brienne and Jaime did become our new favourite couple (click here if you're also obsessed).

While all of that was going on, Jon and Daenerys were preparing their battle plans. Which mainly involve using Bran as bait to lure the Knight King... Kind of awkward if you're on board with the theory that he is in fact the guy with the crazy blue eyes.

With Bran as bait, the other well-equipped northerners (and their pals) will be busy keeping that terribly thinning haired army at bay. While the women, children and the two most intelligent men (Tyrion Lannister and Samwell Tarly) are kept safe in the Winterfell crypts.

And you can see where we're going with this already can't you.

If the people of Reddit are to be believed, that is single-handedly the worst possible plan, because they believe that the dead are already in Winterfell and episode 3 will see the Starks rising from their crypts.

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And I most definitely felt some bile just come up in my throat.

As Reddit points out, the crypt is where all the dead people are kept and in last night's episode, everyone did seem to keep hammering home how safe everyone hiding in the crypts would be. When anyone who has every watched Game of Thrones knows that no one, I repeat no one, is ever safe.

Plus the theory has already been foreshadowed in the books...

"Last night he had dreamt the Winterfell dream again. He was wandering the empty castle, searching for his father, descending into the crypts. Only this time the dream had gone further than before. In the dark he’d heard the scrape of stone on stone. When he turned he saw that the vaults were opening, one after the other. As the dead kings came stumbling from their cold black graves, Jon had woken in pitch-dark, his heart hammering."

Although, one good thing could potentially come out of all this...

Looks like it's your time to shine again, Sam and Tyrion.

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