Summer was pretty much literally killed by winter. I suspect this may have been part of the plan...
Originally Posted by grundletaint
Seriously...she's dragging him into the snow with the lords of snow a football field behind them, at most, with the snow king's GPS burned into his arm. This is just sloppy plot development.
I could be way off base, but I suspect that, while the white walkers were happy to kill the man in the tree, they don't actually want to kill Bran. They want him to flee south to the wall where his mark can break down the magical defenses that hold it together. Bran the Builder erected the wall, and now Bran the Broken is going to become Bran the Breaker.
Originally Posted by Ataturk
I was impressed that, at one point, someone stabbed someone and the armor actually stopped it.
Otherwise, it was all garbage, I agree. No one bothered to warn Bran this could happen? What did they talk about for the years he's been living under that tree?
Lol. Yeah, my friend is convinced there is something special about Meera being able to kill the walker...because the COTF tried to stab one and didn't kill it, but she did and looked surprised. I was like...I'm pretty sure that's because they tried to stab him in his armored breast plate. Even if they were stabbing with valyrian steel or dragonglass, you gotta actually cut them.
But I see your point...armor tends to not be very functional in these shows, so I can see why she might be convinced it was something about Meera rather than just "the armor worked".
But I think the man in the tree (not sure if we can call him Bloodraven in the show) knew this would happen. Bran had to close the loop on Hodor. Hodor got him there, but hodor had to die to do it. If the man knows elements of the future, then perhaps he knew this had to happen. I mean, he guessed pretty quick that the Night King touched Bran, and he knew exactly what that meant....