I have been reading a lot about Game of Thrones S8E3 and what each scene signified. And there is this weird theory that what Jon Snow was doing right before

Arya stabs the Night King

was on purpose. He was trying to distract the dragon so that

Arya could have a shot at killing the Night King.

But the scene where is stands in front of the dead dragon and shouts an approximate "Go, go, go" and cuts immediately to the next scene where

Arya jumps onto the Night King, stabbing him.

Is there any proof/interview/statement/image from the episode to show that Jon actually was distracting the dragon for next scene to happen? Or this is this a far-fetched theory?

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    I think this is wrong because [Y] was being [Y] when [Y] did [Y]. Otherwise they would have both [Y].
    – Jenayah
    Commented May 2, 2019 at 7:46
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    But Y ??? I was hoping Jon was being Jon and X was being X with no strategy, no mind connecting - warging. I dont want the moment to be taken away from X, but X and Y working in tandem is great, if the showrunners have given out such info
    – Anu7
    Commented May 2, 2019 at 7:51
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    The incident X was already preplanned in the season X episode Y. X tells Y that something X will happen. But X realizes Y and rushes towards X2. So, Y knows this already that X would do X3 to Y.
    – Nog Shine
    Commented May 2, 2019 at 7:53
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    WAIT WHAT, to incite incident X was planned - but i thought Y executing the plan X was not planned !! Was this planned by them ?? Z giving the knife to Y, Z egging A to go all out on the NK (you're a good man) thereby feigning a vulnerability(of no one to protect him), and then Y snooping in in the last moment and carrying out X ?? I mean Z can see the future and all - did he see Y doing this to the NK ? It all played out well thats it right ?
    – Anu7
    Commented May 2, 2019 at 8:00
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    @Anu7 Did Jon actually shout go go go? I thought he was just trying to shout it to death
    – EpicKip
    Commented May 2, 2019 at 11:21

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I know that people have been saying this, on reddit, and on this article from EliteDaily too.

You can listen for yourself. Or play the episode and the moment begins at the 1:16:45 timestamp.

Subtitles show

Jon Snow's yell as only [YELLS].

In other examples of people yelling real words, they caption the words and I've yet to see foreign subtitles with different content.

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For my opinion, people are reading too much into this scene. There is no clear evidence and as of yet, no commentary from the directors or the actors backing up this theory. I love tin foil theories as much as anyone

(R.I.P The Night King goes to King Landing theory of 2019, you were too beautiful for this world)

but sometimes we have to accept that it's just a theory.

Until conclusive proof comes up otherwise (and I'm doubting it will, the producers in the after the show segment made no mention of this plan, and they have always mentioned such things in the past) I think we should assume it was just a powerful scene.

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    I'm pretty sure they would have been more overt if there was a connection here. Viewers need to realize that the visual medium has severe time restrictions, and dramatic effect typically overrides explaining every detail. (imo, the producers were meaning to convey that Theon's self-sacrifice was what bought Arya the time--Theon had been fully redeemed when he met his death which is as big of a deal as Brienne's knighthood.)
    – DukeZhou
    Commented May 2, 2019 at 21:34
  • Thank You ! I'm content ! Arya's moment hasn't been stolen _/\_
    – Anu7
    Commented May 3, 2019 at 4:07
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    I really doubt that there could be any connection between Jons and Aryas actions. Neither of both even knew where the other one was or what each other was up to. Jon had the goal to reach the NK when the dragon blocked his way. Arya was running through the castle all the time while Jon was on the open field Commented May 3, 2019 at 10:01

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