Love him or hate him, Theon Greyjoy has truly proven to be one of the main characters with an amazing story arc that led to a heartbreaking conclusion in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3. Not surprisingly, Sophie Turner decided to honor Alfie Allen and the character he portrays.
Theon Greyjoy may have started out as a questionable character when he was introduced in the first season but he goes through so much in the series that he has one of the best-written story arcs on the show. After betraying the Starks and being tortured by Ramsay Bolton, Theon reached for redemption by helping Sansa Stark escape Ramsay. However, his story finally comes to an end in Game of Thrones Season 8.
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Episode 3 spoilers ahead.
In The Long Night, Theon realized that despite being Ironborn, he has always considered Winterfell as his home. This was confirmed for him by Bran Stark, who he defended at the Godswood. When the Night King finally approached, Theon knew it was over for him. However, Bran finally said the words that Theon had longed to hear for a long time: “You’re a good man. Thank you.”
Theon’s demise was undoubtedly one of the most emotional moments in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3. Several fans paid tribute to Theon including Sophie Turner, who wrote a short but sweet message for Alfie Allen and his character.
Both Theon and Sansa went through horrible torture when they were held captive by Ramsay Bolton. However, Theon ultimately fought against his own terrible experience to make sure Sansa made it to safety. Their touching reunion in A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms was only the first step for Theon to find his place in the entire story. He may have been a flawed character but he finally found redemption in his de.ath.
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