Game of Thrones Fan Theory Predicts That Arya Will Kill Bran

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Helen Sloan, HBO

*Spoilers ahead.

There’s no denying the latest Game of Thrones episode “The Long Night” was met with a divided reaction from fans. Many were angry the Night King was defeated with just one easy stab, especially since we still had so many questions about the undead leader. Fans believe there has to be more to the whole conflict between him and Bran Stark. As we all question what the Night King’s true motives were, one fan theory brings a new idea into the mix.

Redditor SilentPr3dator suggests that the Night King might not have been the villain at all. They argue that the Three-Eyed-Raven is actually evil and wants to kill all of mankind, in turn resulting in Bran having those intentions as well. After seeing what men do—killing and destroying nearly everything—the theory states that it’s made the last greenseer want to cleanse the world.

This would explain why Bran has been causing destruction throughout time, perhaps even causing the Mad King to go insane. This is an idea which has circulated around Reddit for some time (we saw that he’s clearly capable it when he caused Hodor to lose his mind). According to the fan's argument:

“The White Walkers were, in fact, ‘good’—so to speak. They have been trying to kill the [Three-Eyed-Raven] for generations. As soon as he ventured South of the wall in the form of Bran, they followed suit ONLY to try kill [to] him. So what does the [Three-Eyed-Raven] do? He manipulates the rest of humanity to save him from the [White Walkers], painting THEM as the evil guy. That's his only option. The [Night King]'s mark is on him and will hunt him down.”

Going with this idea—that the Three-Eyed-Raven has engineered the entire thing—would explain why Bran gives Arya Stark the dagger to kill the Night King. But the theory becomes even more interesting when the user postulates that just as Arya killed the Night King, she will be the one to kill the Three-Eyed-Raven, too.

The Redditor believes that Melisandre's prophecy to Arya—“Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you'll shut forever”—in both season 3 and season 8 signifies the brown eyes of Walder Frey (whom Arya killed), the blue eyes of the Night King (whom she also just killed) and green eyes of the greenseer, a.k.a. Bran. This would mean she’ll have to kill her brother as well.

We’re all hoping for more of an explanation as to what Bran’s intentions and plans are, and this theory would definitely be epic if it turned out to be true. With just three episodes of Game of Thrones left, we don’t have long until the truth is finally uncovered.

Friends's Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc Once Pitched the Idea of a Phoebe and Joey Romance

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It's hard not to get sucked into all the romantic relationships that Ross, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Rachel, and Phoebe had on the hit '90s sitcom Friends. And if you're a devout fan of the show, you probably have some opinions of your own on the various love interests seen throughout the 10 seasons. Or you may even have rooted to see relationships play out that never happened. For those viewers who ever hoped to see Phoebe and Joey get together: you're not alone. That was one romance Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc pushed for, too.

During a joint interview with Entertainment Weekly back in 2016 (per Insider), Kudrow and LeBlanc, who played Phoebe and Joey, respectively, revealed that they had pitched a secret affair between their characters at one point in the show. When asked why the pair never got together, LeBlanc explained:

"Towards the end we actually pitched the idea that Joey and Phoebe had been having casual sex the entire time. We’d go back and shoot all the historical scenes and just before a moment that everyone recognizes, there’s Joey and Phoebe coming out of a broom closet together. But they were like, 'Nah.'"

While the idea sounds like it was shot down pretty quickly, imagine the Central Perk crew finding out that Joey and Phoebe had been having an affair all along. But for now, this reveal from the actors is all just a "moo point" at the end of the day.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

You Could Get Paid to Watch Disney+ While Social Distancing

She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
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In October 2019, Reviews.org chose five lucky couch potatoes for its “Disney+ Dream Job,” a position that paid people $1000 and gave them a year-long Disney+ subscription to watch 30 Disney programs in 30 days.

Now, the technology review site is accepting applicants for a similar (albeit less time-consuming) role: 10 people will receive a $200 Visa gift card and a free year of Disney+ to watch one single Disney film. Since most Disney movies are around 90 minutes long, your one-time wage works out to about $133 per hour.

To enter, all you have to do is send an email to giveaways@reviews.org with “Dream Job” in the subject line and your name and the title of your favorite Disney film in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random, so you don’t have to worry about trying to pick the “right” movie or explaining why you’re the right person for the job. You do, however, have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, April 10, and winners will be notified by email on the following Monday, April 13.

While October’s dream job was more about drumming up excitement for Disney+, which was a brand-new platform at the time, this one is all about encouraging social distancing and supporting people through the coronavirus crisis. With Disney+’s wide array of entertainment at your disposal—from National Geographic animal documentaries to animated classics you loved as a kid—you might feel a little less bored while you’re camped out on your couch.

If you want to check out Disney+ for yourself, head here to learn how to get a free seven-day trial.

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