In Defense of Arya Stark

There are lots of different aspects of Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 that fans are unhappy with (to put it very lightly). It was way too dark, a lot of the action was imperceptible, not enough people died, we didn’t learn enough about the White Walkers, and just about everything about the way the Night King was defeated was problematic. While I could defend almost all of these choices and I think a lot of it has to do with expectations not being met (have we learned nothing from The Last Jedi?!), I can understand fans’ grief with them. But I want to focus on one specific part that I think worked to perfection, and that is Arya Stark being the one to take down the Night King.