Of course it had to be the king of ice zombies who would give the internet a clue as to when that monstrous showdown we both anticipate and dread will be roaring onto Game of Thrones next season.
**SPOILER WARNING: Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 lurk below!**
The Night King, otherwise known as Hungarian actor Vladimír Furdík, has unearthed something about the battle to defeat all battles that may surprise you (besides the fact that the leader of the undead army is actually saying it). If you’ve been paying attention to when the most explosive episode of each season airs, it usually ends up in the season's penultimate episode, right before the finale. That would mean the fifth episode of Season 8—but wait. You might want to get your stash of Three-Eyed Raven beer ready a little earlier this time.
At a fan convention in Hungary, Furdík reportedly gave away one huge thing about the battle, even if it isn’t who wins.
"In the third episode of the last season, there is a battle that the creators intended to be a historic moment in television," said Furdík, according to Hungarian site SorozatWiki and translated for Mashable by a native speaker of Hungarian.
This is the same battle that was as epic to film as it probably will be to watch. It took 55 days to shoot — 55 days which Furdík says has, by some sorcery, been condensed into an hour of television.
"Almost the full episode will be about the battle, it will take about one hour," he told his captive audience.
Is the real battle going to be between the living and the dead, or are all those half-defrosted zombies just a genius cover for strife between two power-hungry individuals who are both clawing their way toward the Iron Throne? Are these last two forces even the same ones caught in bed together at the end of last season?
Nobody knows anything beyond the whispers of the Night King, but you can glimpse previously hidden parts of Westeros while you wait to find out.