If you watched Episode 3 of Game of Thrones on Sunday night, there are a lot of thoughts you may have in terms of Jon Snow and his hand in helping to defeat the Night King. Some people online thought that after all the time of complaining, discussing, and pressuring people to come to help fight the Night King, Jon Snow himself should have done more to end the war. But, others were pretty damn happy that it was our girl Arya Stark who finally defeated him.
Many people pointed out that while Arya Stark was out there being the badass that she truly is, Jon Snow was sitting pretty and screaming in a dragon’s face. It was a huge running joke on Twitter after the episode aired.
Lmaoooo we all thought Jon Snow was the key to ending the Night King and all this dude did was fly around for 80 minutes and then scream at a dragon #GameOfThrones
— Jaspreet (@jaspreeeetkaur) April 29, 2019
so if the lord of light resurrected beric to save arya then did it resurrect jon snow to scream at the dragon
— paige cober (@paigemco) April 30, 2019
i just wanna drop everything and scream at all my problems just like how jon snow screamed at that dragon
— rain hasn't seen endgame so shut up yall (@bookdragonism) April 30, 2019
While it seems a bit ridiculous, that Jon would be standing there, screaming in the face of a dragon who could just blow him away in a split second, Reddit user u/Applesoapp decided to go back and rewatch the scene, looking for some clues as to why he was doing it in the first place.
Jon screamed at the undead dragon to distract it so Arya can run past and kill the Night King. The undead dragon was protecting the entrance to the Godswood.
Watch it again, you can actually hear him scream “GOOOOO – GO – GO”.
10 seconds later the scene you can see the hair of a White Walker flying up when Arya sprints past the group of White Walkers.
Jon once again was ready to sacrifice himself to kill the Night King.
If you rewatch the episode, it’s not entirely clear whether or not Jon was screaming “go” or if he was just frustrated and screaming at the dragon because he was preventing Jon from literally leaving the one confined space in Winterfell that he was standing.
In all honesty, it could be possible that he saw Arya running and wanted to distract the dragon from knowing she was there, and maybe get the attention of White Walkers, too. And, Viserion was blocking the entrance to the area where Bran was seated—so the Night King can ensure he “do what needed to be done.”
It could be possible that Arya ran out of the Winterfell castle, and when Jon was seated behind the rocks, he saw his little sister running to protect their brother. At that moment, Jon may have realized he needed to create a distraction so that Arya can protect their family.
And, it seems that others believe that Jon was yelling “go” at the dragon.
Jon was yelling "GO" to Ayra when he was screaming at Viserion. Viserion was camping the entrance to the NK, so Jon decided to distract him. After Jon posted up on the dragon, you can see the white walker notice something ran past it. pic.twitter.com/FCbbfKChZu
— Myles (@97_myles_away) April 30, 2019
Sooo this whole time Jon Snow was yelling out "Go goo gooo" to Arya so she would sneak by the dragon pic.twitter.com/ce1ksDNQVQ
— Bibi (@BoiiAhmed) May 1, 2019
When you finally realize Jon Snow was yelling "Go!" to Arya while facing the dragon… pic.twitter.com/kYIxoZgr1e
— Ingram (@AIngram_OK) May 2, 2019
— Robert Noss (@mburgrob) May 1, 2019
Rewatched the battle of winterfell because the first time i was like "why is jon yelling at the dragon???" HE WASNT YELLING AT THE DRAGON. I THINK HE SAW ARYA RUNNING TO THE NIGHT KING AND HE WAS SAYING "GO, GO, GO".
— Michelle Grace (@dailygracevlogs) May 2, 2019
when you realize Jon squaring up w viserion screaming senseless is actually him distracting the dragon whilst yelling “GO!” to Arya so she can kill the NK. pic.twitter.com/Ljg0AvY2c2
— yAmi (@lorddaenerys) April 30, 2019
Viserion at the entrance to where Bran was, stopping Jon from getting past. Jon sees something… starts yelling.
Everyone: Jon thought he killed the dragon by yelling at it… Doofus.
Jon: Um.. I was yelling "GO!" at Arya and distracting the dragon, ACTUALLY. #GameofThrones
— Kelly Marie (@iMarieKelly) April 30, 2019
The night king’s dragon was protecting the gods wood.
Jon Snow wasn’t yelling at the dragon, he was distracting it so Arya could get in there to kill him.
He was screaming go.
— Ty (@ssteez) May 1, 2019
After my 4th rewatch of the #GoT Season 8 Episode 3 aka #TheLongNight I noticed that Jon yelling at the dragon at the end has subtitles [YELLS] but when I turned up the volume I heard "Go! Go! Gooooo!"
I think is he saw Arya and understood he needed to create a distraction.
— Bear (@BearUNLV) May 1, 2019
Just watched the sequence at the end of GOT. Jon shouted GO!, and he wasn’t yelling at the dragon. He was distracting it so Arya could pass #GamesOfThrones
— Octavian (@SirLibrai) May 1, 2019
Game of Thrones spoiler!!
I thought Jon was being useless last week but did anyone else realize he was distracting the dragon so Arya could go save the world real quick? When he yelled at the dragon, he was yelling, “Go!” to Arya since the dragon was protecting Godswood!
— Ryan (@RyMcCauley) May 1, 2019
If Jon was actually helping Arya—I wouldn’t be surprised, as the two have had a close-knit relationship since Season 1 and are the boldest members of the Stark family. However, I hate the idea that people want to take away from Arya’s iconic kill.