Well, it finally happened. After eight seasons of anticipation, the Night King and his Army of the Dead finally squared off against…basically everyone in the Seven Kingdoms except Cersei and the Golden Company. The Battle of Winterfell was one of the most highly anticipated episodes of the series and it did not disappoint.
Aptly titled “The Long Night,” the episode was 82 minutes long and jam-packed with action, symbolism, and a lot of death. There was so much going on (and everything was super dark) that there’s a good chance you might have missed something. WARNING: There are some serious spoilers ahead.
There’s a lot more to the dagger that Arya used than you might think.
Arya’s Advice To Sansa Might Have Sounded Familiar
When Arya and Sansa part ways at the beginning of the battle, Arya hands her a dragonglass dagger. Sansa admits that she doesn’t know what to do with it and Arya simply replies, “Stick ’em with the pointy end.”
Thrones fans might recognize the line from the second episode of the first season. Jon gives Arya her first sword, Needle, and gives her the exact same advice on how to use it. The line is so iconic that the show actually named a season one episode after it.