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Arya’s white horse inspires an onslaught of Uber memes

'It's your Uber. I'm here'

 

Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Published May 13, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 12:45 pm CDT

This post contains spoilers.

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The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones was a doozy.

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After seven and a half seasons of waiting, the battle between Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen began—and ended—in fire. Once the smoke cleared, fans were mostly dismayed at the violence unleashed on the innocents of King’s Landing.

When the destruction ceased, a mostly unharmed Arya was left standing. In a moment dripping with symbolism, a pale white horse approached her through the haze. The episode ended with a lone Arya riding her unexpected savior out of the ruins. While the shot was beautiful—albeit convenient—many fans were reminded of the speed with which an Uber shows up after a hard night of partying.

“Bran sent a horse uber to save Arya and some of y’all think he’s useless,” one user wrote. “That’s more than what Jon did the entire season.”

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Other fans couldn’t help but be reminded of Lil Nas X’s chart-topping “Old Town Road.”

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Some people poked fun at how long Arya’s shot with the horse lasted… in an episode that very much felt strapped for time.

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The scene was soaked in symbolism, leaving many fans to guess as to what the writers were trying to communicate. Does the pale horse symbolize Dany’s death? Did Bran warg into the horse to save his isolated sister? Has Uber finally perfected its Westerosi expansion? Regardless of the reasoning, one of Westeros’ most capable killers is on the move. We can’t know where she’s headed until next episode, but we know she’ll get there quickly.

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*First Published: May 13, 2019, 9:39 am CDT