2. Green Eyes
For years, fans have been parsing Melisandre’s prophecy to Arya in Season 2:
“I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me. Brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes sealed shut forever. We will meet again.”
A couple of weeks ago, it seemed that the first two parts of the prophecy had already come true. She killed Walder Frey, who had brown eyes. Then she killed the Night King, who had blue eyes. And thus, her third victim would be Cersei, who had green eyes.
But after tonight, that’s no longer possible.
Instead of Cersei, perhaps the prophecy was referring to Daenerys, who also has green eyes (although if the show was true to the books, they should be purple–but whatever). A lot of the carnage in this episode was shot from Arya’s point of view, as she tried (and failed) to save the women and children around her. That might be enough motivation to push Arya toward one last act of vengeance, despite the Hound’s warning to choose a better path.