To understand, we must take a look at the map of Westeros. The Wall was the northern-most part before the frozen tundra the White Walkers and Wildlings inhabited. If they're heading south, where do you think they'll pass through?
Oh no. One of the first places they'll come across is Winterfell. Could this wolf formation have been the Night King sending a message to Bran Stark, who he has caught psychically spying on him in the past?
As soon as it seemed like things were looking up for our favorite family, too. Just take a look at this picture from happier days. Are those still living about to be reunited with their departed family, or will they join the army of the dead?
On the bright side, while this may end in heartbreaking disaster and the total destruction of the North, it will undoubtedly be great television. Don't forget, Arya has a Valyrian steel dagger. Could we see this little assassin taking out White Walkers?
Of all the places they could attack, they do it in the place with all of our favorite characters. Season eight is going to start off with a huge impact. After all, the Night King and his minions aren't the only ones heading to Winterfell.