The climactic finale of this week’s Game of Thrones featured a heart-pounding sequence where it looked like all our heroes were about to bite the dust and become wights under command of the Night King.
A lot of the episode was devoted to Jon Snow seemingly rolling around and grunting uselessly throughout the battle before getting pinned down by the zombie dragon.
Jon gets up from behind the rock, looks the dragon right in its undead eye and… shouts at it?
Folks on Twitter certainly thought it was an interesting choice of strategy.
— yasmin (@yazzz__) April 29, 2019
— Nora (@pinot_nora) April 29, 2019
dany didnt even know how to pick up a sword the rught way and she still killed more white walkers than jon pic.twitter.com/VbfMf1GZmP
— kat (@goIdenrep) April 29, 2019
However, Arya wouldn’t have been able to kill The Night King without Jon’s actions.
“Jon screamed at the undead dragon to distract it so Arya can run past and kill the Night King. The undead dragon was protecting the entrance to the Godswood. Watch it again, you can actually hear him scream ‘GOOOOO – GO – GO.’ 10 seconds later the scene you can see the hair of a White Walker flying up when Arya sprints past the group of White Walkers. Jon once again was ready to sacrifice himself to kill the Night King.”
With that context in mind, Jon went from one of the most useless fighters in the battle to a runner-up for MVP and hands-down the player with the greatest number of assists in the game. But don’t take my word for it, watch for yourself.
It also appears that Jon squints his eyes and notices something around the 28-second mark (my money is on Arya). So, after spotting Arya, he decides to distract the dragon in the best, dumbest way he knows how by shouting “GOOOO! GO! GO!” at it and ushering Arya to quietly run up on The Night King and securing the win.