T The last time we saw Melisandre, she was her role model and Varys' death at the end of Game of Thrones Season 7. During the 8th season of Game of Thrones ] she has not raised or suggested that she would appear soon. That could change in Episode 3's Great Battle of Winterfell. Melisandre promised to die in Westeros, a brazen new theory is that the Red Woman is already dressed in Winterfell and ready to fight in the fight against the White Walkers.
Redditor u / jt-clark argues that the Red Witch may have had their Season 8 in Episode 2 return, we just did not notice it back then.
"She used her ruby to enchant herself as this little girl with a burn scar," they write. [1
If the theory turns out to be true, it means that Melisandre knew Ser Davos and Gilly would convince them to hide in Winterfell Crypts for safety. This complements the theory that the Night King beautifully transforms the deceased Starks and the women and children hiding in the crypts into the undead. Considering that Melisandre has no combat training, her powers could be better used against the Night King's plan. One can only guess how she will handle it.
It is possible that she will surprise us all by bringing the dead Starks back to life and fighting for the good guys.
Melisandre has played a key role in Game of Thrones but she seemed proud to have brought together Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in Season 7. Instead of naming a day and going permanently to Volantis, Melisandre suggested she had seen her death herself and it happened in Westeros. The loyal servant of the Lord of Light may have gone to Winterfell to help fight the Night King and his army because she already knows where she will die. Knowing that she's not popular, she lets the glamor run free through Winterfell.
This theory is equally plausible and wise. After all, it does not go unnoticed that the little girl with whom Melisandre has disguised herself has a clear grayscale sign on one side of her face. Shireen Baratheon had the same scar, and Game of Thrones drove home this point by using Shireen's own music theme during Scene 8.
It's a brand that has surely caught Ser Davos's attention. Given that Melisandre was involved in Shireen's death, it is both funny poetic and cruel that she could use the scar in her glamor. However, the Red Woman always makes decisions based on her interpretation of the Lord of Light's wishes. If the use of the sign as part of the disguise attracted the attention of Ser Davos, enough to send them knowingly to the crypts, then so be it.
Maybe Melisandre feels guilty for Shireen's death and for helping Stannis for so long, or maybe she's doing it as a last chance for salvation in the eyes of Jon Snow. Whatever their reasons, Melisandre is back in Winterfell. If she is to die on this continent, the Battle of Winterfell will surely be her last stop (as many will be) and she also predicted that Varys will die in Westeros (and happens to be traveling to Winterfell's crypts Well, it would be a strange but appropriate reunion before its demise.
Game of Thrones Season 8 will air on Sundays at 21.00 Eastern on HBO.