Note: This post contains a lot of spoilers for the third section of Game of Thrones Season 8, The Long Night. We suggest that you look at the episode first before you continue reading.
The red woman Melisandre has wandered Westeros for most of the game of thrones, trying to prepare people for the great war – the last battle between living and dead. When Nattvakt tried to convince Westero's gentlemen to send help to the wall, Melisandre was one of the only people who believed in the threat immediately. She was the one who convinced Stannis Baratheon to help the Night Watch defeat the Wildlings, to protect people's realms from the dead army.
When the dead army finally reached Winterfell in episode 3 in the game of Thrones Season 8, the long night Melisandre had already had a great impact on everything that happened that led to that point. She resurrected Jon Snow after he had been betrayed by his watchmen; she led Stannis to his judge fighting Bolton's in Winterfell, leading Davos to join Jon; and she suggested that Daenery's meet Jon and hear what he had to say about the Night King threat. And when Melisandre ran into Arya Stark during the battle, she also had an influence on her ̵
If you do not remember the interaction between Arya and the Red Woman, it depends on that it was quite volatile. It happened back in season 3, when Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie were nabbed by Brotherhood Without Banners. Gendry had decided to stay with the brotherhood and blacksmith for them, but it changed when Melisandre was arrested with them.
In exchange for the money they needed to feed and defend themselves, the brotherhood, led by the moral law Beric Dondarrion, was sold to Gendry to the red woman. She intended to use her king's blood – Gendry is King Robert Barathe's bastard – because her rods would help Stannis defeat their enemies and take the iron throne.
Arya confronted Melisandre briefly when she and Stannis men dared to board. 19659003] "You are a witch," said Arya. "You will hurt him."
Melisandre, for his part, was arrested by seeing Arya and immediately made his magic vision.
"I see a darkness in you," answered Melisandre. "And in that darkness my eyes are staring at me, brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes, eyes you will close forever. We will meet again."
It was not clear what Melisandre predicted during the interaction, except that Arya would continue to be a frighteningly effective killer. "Brown Eyes, Blue Eyes, Green Eyes" seemed to refer to the many victims she racked up over the years. But then Arya found Melisandre at Winterfell, and both immediately immediately recalled their last meeting and how Melisandre said they would meet again.
"You said I would close many eyes forever," said Ayra in his final meeting. "You were right on that too."
"Brown eyes, green eyes – and blue eyes," answered Melisandre. The two locked eyes that Arya realized what Melisandre meant at that moment: She referred to the blue eyes of the white moments, and that was the revelation that sent Arya to godswood.
While it seems that Melisander's prophecy for Arya was realized when she took down Night King, we know that Arya still has points to settle down – her death list still contains Cersei Lannister and Mountain. There is a theory speculating that the rest of Melisander's prophecy refers to the Lannister Queen, who has green eyes (they are also called "emerald green" in the A song of ice and fire novels where the game of thrones is based). Now that the show's focus is returning to the Iron Throne War with the last three episodes in the series, Arya can finally get the chance to cross the last names from her list.
We have even more games of Thrones coverage in season 8. Check out our review of Season 8 Episode 3, a tour of who has died this season, a list of Easter eggs and references you may have missed in The Long Night and some theories for the rest of season 8. We can also catch what happened to Jon Snow's dragon, Rhaegal and his direct wolf, Ghost – both of whom made it from Episode 3. Finally, we explain why it is very stupid to say Arya Strong is a Mary Sue.