*Spoilers ahead from "Game of Thrones" Season 7, Episode 6.*
It's fitting that a solar eclipse followed last night's "Game of Thrones," since fans were left feeling dark, cold, and ready to blow off work.
GoT Twitter used a lot of "Titanic" memes to vent (especially about there being room for both Jon Snow and Uncle Benjen on that horse), with someone even setting Viserion's death scene to the Celine Dion power ballad:
Sniff. Must've. Sniff. Looked at the sun for too long. Sniff.
"Beyond the Wall" was the penultimate episode of the year. There's only one more episode left for at least another year, and fans aren't emotionally ready for the end. They weren't ready for the one before the end, either. GoT fans always dominate Twitter on Sunday nights, and despite Episode 6 being leaked in advance, the episode got a stronger reaction than ever, with viewers struggling to keep up with all of the events -- including three deaths:
- Thoros of Myr
- Benjen "Coldhands" Stark
Jon Snow didn't even have time for a proper reunion with the uncle he'd spent forever searching for. Benjen returned just long enough to sacrifice his semi-alive self to help Jon.
Viserion was the big blow, though, and not just for the Mother of Dragons. Fans were also heartbroken by the death of one of Daenerys Targaryen's children, with the Night King adding insult to injury by reviving Viserion as one of his own -- yep, a White Walker dragon.And that's not even mentioning Littlefinger successfully pushing Sansa and Arya apart to the point where death threats are now on the table. Brienne won't even be around to help in the Season 7 finale, since she's the one going to White Walker Jam Fest at the Dragonpit in Sansa's stead.
The fan reaction started strong, with everyone loving the unexpected Tormund/Hound bromance, but then things went downhill until it was just a frozen flood of tears:
Uncle BenJen not getting on that horse is the new Jack not getting on the door with Rose. #GameofThrones— ADAM SILVERA🌈 (@AdamSilvera) August 21, 2017
How is it when a person dies, I'm bummed but a Dragon dies and I AM DEVASTATED/DEAD/HEART BROKEN?!!! #GameOfThrones— Brooke Hoppy (@bahoppy_02) August 21, 2017
You know what? Benjen's horse could have carried two to three people. It's Titanic all over again! #gameofthrones— Ron Francisco (@ohhieverybody) August 21, 2017
I can't believe this show brought Benjen back for three second just to do him like that #GameofThrones— Nerd Girl Says (@Rachael_Conrad) August 21, 2017
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