Cool victory at a tremendous cost

Battle of Winterfell in the third episode of Game Of Thrones' final season starts out hopeful, but ends on a sombre note

Game Of Thrones' Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, left) and Brienne Tarth (Gwendoline Christie, right) get ready for battle.
Game Of Thrones' Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, left) and Brienne Tarth (Gwendoline Christie, right) get ready for battle.PHOTO: HBO

In a daring move, the makers of Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 decided to release the Battle of Winterfell as a radio play. Against a black screen, one could hear thrilling sounds of the combat promised in last week's episode.

However, it becomes clear that this is a normal episode, not a radio play or audio podcast. That it is called The Long Night should have been a clue. By squinting and turning up the television's brightness to maximum, this recapper is able to pierce the murk to bring you the tale of Fifty Shades Of Black.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2019, with the headline 'Cool victory at a tremendous cost'. Print Edition | Subscribe