Sometimes, "Game of Thrones" is almost too much to handle, and Sunday was one of those times.
Read on only if you're prepared for spoilers from Season 7, Episode 6, "Beyond the Wall."
The episode brought real progress for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington), yet for many "Game of Thrones" fans, those strides were nothing but a sideshow to the (hopefully) budding romance between Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). The wildling man and "the big woman" didn't even come face to face in "Beyond the Wall," but they had many of us barely able to contain ourselves.
Ever since HBO accidentally released the episode early, Tormund and Brienne shippers have been extra tweet-happy. The episode offered tons of Twitter fodder, starting with Tormund telling the Hound (Rory McCann) all about his desire to win her over and have huge, conquering babies. Of course, that got us more invested in them, and the show's writers used it against us. Not long thereafter, Tormund nearly died, making us fear that those wonderful, giant children would never exist.
Episode 6 was a roller-coaster for Tormund and Brienne fans, so naturally, the tweets rolled in. As you'll see below, if you're watching the show just for them now, you're not the only one.
Tormund chasing Brienne is the only love story worth witnessing in #GameOfThrones
— Jack Scott (@hithisisjack) August 14, 2017
"The big woman?" I can't get past my love for Tormund & Brienne or his love for her. I want it almost as much as Dany and Jon #gameofthrones
— amanda jearen (@amandajearen) August 14, 2017
— ???? KATE ???? (@OhMyMithrandir) August 14, 2017
— Erin (@talulamai) August 14, 2017
I love how Tormund low key asked Jon if the large woman/Brienne was with them. #GameOfThrones
— Samantha Coppola (@SooperSamantha) August 14, 2017
I'm so here for Tormund and Brienne ????????????
— Ife K (@yippykayyee) August 12, 2017
Get you someone who looks at you the way tormund looks at brienne of tarth ???? pic.twitter.com/Cl0HypP7Bd
— King in da North???????? (@1youngjonathan) August 21, 2017
"Well, not with her, yet." Tormund's hope to be with Brienne is literally all that's giving me hope on this show. #GameofThrones
— Faith D'Isa (@FaithNoMoar) August 21, 2017
— Molly Harper (@mollyharperauth) August 21, 2017
— Lora (@loonylora) August 14, 2017
— Andrea Merren (@andymerren) August 21, 2017
— Ellen McDaniel (@ellenmcdanielxo) August 21, 2017
— Catherine Clark (@enidjcoleslaw) August 21, 2017
Would not be mad if everyone died except tormund and brienne
— blue eyes white dago (@thefly1986fan) August 21, 2017
— Anisa (@NiisDaSniik) August 21, 2017
Can we at least all agree that the GoT spin-off is a sitcom featuring a married Tormund & Brienne living next door to The Hound?
— Chris Pine (@pinetime99) August 21, 2017
THE HOUND SAVED TORMUND BECAUSE HE SHIPS TORMUND AND BRIENNE YAAAAS #GameOfThrones
— Millie (@MillieSansoye) August 21, 2017
— kim powrie (@radgirl08) August 21, 2017
— Holly Drogon (@Holly_Drogon) August 21, 2017
i'm maximally invested in tormund and his crush on brienne and they both better not d.i.e.
— risfw (@remmiplapper) August 21, 2017
I want the ending of Game Of Thrones to be The Hound giving a banterous & expletive filled best man speech at Tormund and Brienne's wedding
— Jack Appleby (@JackAppleby1) August 21, 2017
The "Game of Thrones" showrunners have jokingly warned that we shouldn't get too attached, but it's clearly already too late. Tormund + Brienne 4Ever!
The final episode of Season 7 airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.