Theories Why the Crypts Will be Key in the Battle for Winterfell

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Of course, the big question going into this Sunday's episode is how will the Northern Lords of Winterfell defend their Stark Stronghold from the unsafe threat that the Night King poses? We know the dead are already at Winterfell.

No matter what Jon Snow (Kit Harington) says, the crypts at Winterfell are not safe. The show's production team actually remodeled, rebuilt, and expanded the iconic location for the series' final season, and a new 20-minute behind-the-scenes video shows just how they pulled it off. It's the middle of the night and the camera zooms out from the castle.

The new theory floating about on Twitter and other social media platforms, suggests that Night King is on his way to King's Landing. The forces of the Night King throw down with Jon, Daenerys and pretty much everyone still alive save Cersei. We know that the Night King is soaring through the air on Viserion somewhere, but what if his plan doesn't include making an appearance at the battle at all?

Still, while this would might make a lot of sense militarily, removing the Night King from the Battle of Winterfell would rob the episode of some weight.

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The obvious conclusion is that he must be riding a certain dragon up above.

Game of Thrones' Stark family is set for yet another shake-up as the Battle for Winterfell unfolds this weekend.

The theory has been sparked by the fact the end of the "Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" episode saw a show of the undead army, commanded by White Walkers, but no Night King.

Silly (Hannah Murray), Samwell Tarly (John Bradley), baby Sam, Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), Sansa, Gendry Baratheon (Joe Dempsie), Arya, Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) were all shown at one point in the montage. All of those visions have since come to past, except the one where he actually sees a destroyed throne room and a dragon shadow pass over King's Landing. Also, the survival of Drogon and Rhaegal after the war is important as Daenerys' journey to the Iron Throne will begin after the Great War.

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