The longest-running episode of Game of Thrones – Season 8, Episode 3 – aired on Sunday, marking the biggest battle scene to date. A key component of this was the role the dragons played (or did not play), and you can read everything about what happened to Rhaegal below. If you've already seen it, be sure to check out our Easter eggs and references from Episode 3 – there was quite a row, and given the problems some people had with the degree of darkness and visibility, you might have missed something.  The third episode of Game of Thrones's final season, The Long Night, brought us to the climax we've been waiting for since the very first episode of the series's first episode. The Nightking's Dead Army broke through the wall, and the Living Forces, led by Daenerys, Jon Snow, and the two dragons of Dany, laid everything down to stop them once and for all during the Battle of Winterfell.
] It was a competitive battle that claimed many victims. Take a look at our complete overview of those who have not made it, and our review for our assumption that the Long Night was successful in solving the conflict with the night. But after the dust had settled, there were still some questions. Ghost, Jon Snow's poet, disappeared in the first attack and asked everyone online what had happened to him (here's the answer). And then there was Rhaegal, the dragon that was ridden by Jon, who had fallen half and was never seen again. What happened to him?
Although Rhaegal looks pretty cruel in the middle of battle, we know for sure that he survived the Battle of Winterfell. That's because he appears in HBO's episode 4 teaser, albeit very briefly.
Rhaegal and Drogon, the dragons of Daenery, were a powerful force in battle until a blizzard destroyed the visibility dragons tried to help the fighters on the ground. As the Nightking emerged with the undead Viserion, things got even more hectic.
Viserion and Rhaegal literally crashed into each other during the blizzard, with the dragon trying to cook Rhaegal's rider while beating each other. The Night King took the opportunity to try and rip Rhaegal and tear him down forever, just as he did with Viserion in Season 7's Beyond the Wall episode. But eventually Rhaegal won the fight and tore off a piece of Viserion's face. Both the Night King and the mighty dragon fell to earth. But Rhaegal's injuries were pretty heavy and he fell to the ground as well – he fell and threw Jon off his back, and that was the last time we saw of the dragon.
The question that remains now is the condition Rhaegal will go on. Like the other Daenerys forces, Rhaegal struck while fighting the Night King, with Viserion holding a huge wound in his chest. It also looks like he has tears in the wings of the teaser (though it is difficult to keep the dragons apart at any distance). It is very likely that he will not be 100% back for some time, and this may jeopardize his role in the upcoming Battle of the Iron King at King's Landing.
Daenerys has already lost much of his military power leadership Until their last attack to defeat Cersei Lannister, the dragons were always their ace in the hole. We've seen her accomplish a lot with a single kite, but a weakened Rhaegal (and possibly Drogon) will definitely be a setback.