In "Game of Thrones" season 8 episode 2, "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" everyone and their dog was talking about how safe the Winterfell Crypts are. This, of course, led a lot of fans to believe that something terrible is going to happen down there. More specifically, they think that the Night King will raise the dead Starks as wights in the upcoming Battle of Winterfell, which can only mean death for all those women, children, and defenseless people that will be hiding in the Crypts.

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There is, however, one theory that suggests that the Winterfell Crypts are, indeed, the safest place there is, and Bran knows it. This theory makes a ton of sense, so without further ado, let's see what it is about.

Warning: Potential spoilers for "Game of Thrones" season 8 episode 3 ahead.

The misleading clues

Reddit user u/Youre_On_Balon starts his post by explaining how "Game of Thrones" showrunners are tricking us into thinking that something terrible will happen in the Winterfell Crypts in season 8 episode 3.

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First, as mentioned above, they went to great lengths trying to convince us that these crypts are safe, which in the world of "Game of Thrones" surely means that something will go terribly wrong. And then there was "The Crypts of Winterfell" promo for season 8 which hinted at the White Walkers going down there. Not to mention that shot of Arya from the trailer that showed her running from someone in what we should assume are the Crypts.

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All in all, there's no doubt that they are setting up the idea of something terrible happening there. According to this theory, all of this is meant to mislead us.

The Winterfell Crypts are safe, and Bran knows it

The theory then explains why the Winterfell Crypts are the very last place we would ever see a wight or a White Walker for that matter.

According to u/Youre_On_Balon, the only reason the Crypts are safe is that the same sort of spell protects them as the Three-eyed Raven's cave and the Wall.

Bran knows it which is why he himself refuses to go there. He's learned his lesson, and he now knows that his presence in the Crypts would break the protection spell because of that icy mark the Night King had left on his arm.

After all, it was this mark that allowed the Night King and his minions to enter the Three-eyed Raven's cave. Some even go as far as to suggest that the Night King wouldn't be able to destroy the Wall even with the undead dragon if Bran hadn't previously crossed the Wall with his icy mark, but that is the topic for another discussion.

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The point is that Bran has finally learned his lesson and that's why he won't go to the Winterfell Crypts.

"Game of Thrones" season 8 episode 3 will air this Sunday, April 28 at 9/8c on HBO.

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