Game of Thrones: Here's WHY Arya Stark's journey to Weirwood Trees before killing Night King was chopped

The Battle of Winterfell revealed that Arya Stark told death "not today" and ended the Long Night by killing the Night King. But the question about her journey from within the castle to the Weirwood Trees caused a lot of curiosity. Here's why the makers did not reveal her journey.
Game of Thrones: Here's WHY Arya Stark's journey to Weirwood Trees before killing Night King was choppedGame of Thrones: Here's WHY Arya Stark's journey to Weirwood Trees before killing Night King was chopped
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There were several questions left unanswered in the Game of Thrones finale season. There were also a few hard-hitting questions that were given birth in the last few episodes as well. One of the most asked questions would hands down be: How did Arya manage to sneak up on Night King? Yes, one of the most anticipated battles in the history of the show ended on a shocking note. While the Night King was defeated, it was Arya Stark who managed to bring an end to the night. 

Fans would remember that iconic leap Arya took and stabbed the dagger into the dead King's chest. As brilliant as it was, GoT fans kept asking how did she manage to sneak up on the Night King. While the episode did not reveal the answer, director Miguel Sapochnik has now revealed that there were scenes shot showcasing Arya's journey but it was chopped on the editing table. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy 2019 nominated director said it was disturbing the "rhythm" of the episode.

“I questioned everything and we worked long and hard to find the right balance of credibility versus wish fulfillment. Then we shot it and reshot it and found that what was really important was rhythm," he recalled. “At one point there was an elaborate plan to have her fight her way into the Weirwood forest, but as we progressed we realized she’d already done that earlier in the episode, so it felt like a repeat. In the end, we felt it didn’t matter how she got there — what mattered was setting up that moment when the Night King catches her mid-leap and we think she’s done for, then she pulls her knife switch and takes him out. I loved Maisie’s performance post the takedown as well, sharing a moment with her brother, Bran. That weary smile. ‘Not today,'” he explained. 

We would have loved watching it play out. What a nerve-wracking few minutes it would have been. Damn! What did you think about the Battle of Winterfell? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.  

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