At the end of the Battle For Winterfell there was a ton of confusion on how, or why, or what happened to get Arya to be able to get to the Night King and end the battle. GoT fans have a new theory on how it happened and it involves Jon Snow and The Ice Dragon.
Fans have long predicted that it would be either Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen to take down the Night King, but in a twist ending, Arya Stark actually snuck up on the White Walker and stabbed him with her Valyrian steel dagger, reducing him to a pile of icicles. But Jon may not have been entirely useless in the cataclysmic battle — one scene in particular may prove Jon’s important role in helping Arya succeed in destroying the Night King.
As we see the Night King begin slowly advancing towards Bran near the weirwood tree, the show cuts to a scene of Jon Snow hiding under a piece of rubble from the undead dragon Viserion at the edge of Winterfell. Jon looks panicked, but then suddenly leaps up in a burst of energy to face the dragon and screams at it. It is not entirely clear whether Jon is just screaming in general or screaming a specific word, but fans on Reddit think Jon is screaming “Go!,” and you can definitely hear that upon rewatch. This is important because it suggests that Jon is distracting the dragon in order to allow another person to escape it. Only a few seconds after this scene of Jon screaming, we see Arya sneak-attacking the Night King.
All of this paints a picture where Jon Snow spotted Arya near Viserion as she was trying to make her way to the godswood, and to help his little sister out, Jon decided to potentially sacrifice himself by distracting the dragon so Arya could make it to the weirwood tree in time to kill the Night King. Thankfully, Arya was able to make it to her assassination appointment right on time thanks to Jon Snow’s dragon-bait distraction, and in turn, she was able to save Jon from Viserion by killing the Night King, which also caused all of his army to crumble with him.
Interesting. This helps shed some light and gives us a bit more sense on how she was able to get to The Night King. Do you buy this theory?