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"Game Of Thrones" Fans Have A Theory About What's Going To Happen In The Winterfell Crypts, And It's Giving Me Heart Palpitations

"The dead are already here." Um, what?

OK, so if you watched Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones last night, you know that everyone at Winterfell is gearing up for a battle with the White Walkers and their army of wights. Preparations are being made, hookups are happening, the works.

But there's one detail about the battle prep that keeps coming up: the fact that women and children are going to be staying in the Winterfell crypts, where it's "safe."

Jon says it:

Gilly says it:

And even Sam says it:

And because Game of Thrones has already given us seven seasons' worth of major trust issues...this repeated detail set off a LOT of people's spidey senses:

When they say “the crypt is the safest place” eight million times in one episode #GameOfThrones

Because ICYMI, a crypt is a place where you literally store dead bodies over, like...centuries...

Everyone in Winterfell: It'll be safer in the crypt Everyone in the Audience, knowing that the crypt is full of dead people: #GoT #GameOfThrones #GOTS8

And we're already dealing with a bit of a fighting-dead-people situation...

Sooo... who is gonna break it to Jon and crew that the *crypt* is not exactly the safest place to be when you’ve got a literal Zombie King coming to knock down your door. 🙈😬😅 #GameOfThrones

Which includes a Night King who we've SEEN turn dead people into more wights!!!!

#GameofThrones Soo everyone's going to hide in the crypt with all the dead Starks while an army who can raise the dead approaches and no one forsees a problem with that? We are so getting White Walker Ned.


Sooooooooo it looks like we're in for some serious zombie trouble in the next episode...

Who thought it would be a good idea to put the women and children in the crypt? #GameOfThrones


And if you still aren't convinced that some shenanz are about to go down in the crypt, Iet me just leave this SUPER CASUAL line that Danaerys says in the Episode 3 preview right here.

In closing: Winterfell, and I can't emphasize this enough, is screwed.


The upcoming battle is with the White Walkers and their army of wights. A previous version of this stated that everyone would just be fighting the White Walkers without making a distinction between them (the ones actually created by the Children of the Forest, who ride horses and ~control~ the wights) and wights (basic reanimated corpses brought to life). Scary but important difference!

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