"The Long Night," the third episode in the final season of Game of Thrones, was stacked with a marathon of death that thrillingly handed its most crucial moment of confrontation to Arya Stark. However, a segment of viewers took issue with the general darkness of the episode's historic battle sequence.
(As with anything Thrones-related, perhaps proceed with a bit of caution if you're not caught up.)
Enter the dedication found among video-knowledgeable Thrones Fans. Earlier this week, as spotted by ComicBook Friday, YouTube account Hivemind shared a brightened version of the sequence, complete with side-by-side comparisons with the original cut. The Hivemind channel has also brightened up some dragon battling, as well as that aforementioned crucial confrontation. Fans have also been brightening up other moments from the episode, including the crypts happenings.
Debatably, brightening up these scenes—though it does allow for fans to get a more detailed look at what's actually going down—effectively removes the ambiance and arguably takes you out of the believability of the sequences.
At any rate, we now move into full-blown spoilers. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly earlier this week, Maisie Williams recalled the moment she learned Arya had been tasked with the Night King's takedown.
"It has to be intelligently done because otherwise people are like, 'Well, [the villain] couldn't have been that bad when some 100-pound girl comes in and stabs him,'" she said. "You gotta make it cool."