(WARNING: Major spoilers for the “Game of Thrones” season finale ahead)
Last season, “Game of Thrones” left its fans with one big thing to talk about: is Jon Snow dead or not? This season, they left them with way too many things to talk about. Every single minute of the show’s extended finale was loaded with moments designed to get fans pumped up for the big showdown coming up next year between the various factions still fighting for control of Westeros. Let’s get into them shall we?
First, there’s the most tragic of the many, many deaths that came in this episode. Margaery Tyrell is no longer with us.
– ToddInTheShadows (@ShadowTodd) June 27, 2016
– Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) June 27, 2016
Pouring one out for Margaery. The shrewdest of them all, but her unwillingness to murder basically everyone was her undoing #GameofThrones
– Kyle Trembley (@KyleLovesTV) June 27, 2016
Cersei destroyed her enemies with wildfire, but in the process she may have destroyed what little support she had left by bringing about Tommen’s death.
Cersei be like pic.twitter.com/aGWrbrIkbR
– sick (@TheMaxxProject) June 27, 2016
MARGE TYRELL: ok listen everyone i got a sneaky plan to
*CERSEI ARRIVES SCREAMING, CRYING, NUDE, IN MEXICAN PARADE MASK, HOLDING SPARKLERS*
Samwell Tarly arrived in Oldtown, looking for more answers on how to beat the White Walkers. What he found was his little piece of heaven: The Oldtown Library.
– Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) June 27, 2016
– Drunk Austen (@Drunk_Austen) June 27, 2016
Arya Stark appeared from out of nowhere and slit the throat of Walder Frey. It was a moment of poetic irony, as Frey suffered the same death his men brought upon Catelyn Stark.
Arya just hit Walder Frey with the “Scott Tenorman.” ????#GameofThrones
– Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) June 27, 2016
Anyone who says Millennials are worthless never had Arya Stark’s cooking
– Jerry Thornton (@jerrythornton1) June 27, 2016
– Kris Weinrich (@krisweinrich) June 27, 2016
Sansa made peace with Jon, but Littlefinger is back in her head, and she may not like the fact that her bastard brother is now King in the North.
Whenever Littlefinger and Sansa are alone together I expect Chris Hansen to appear and interrupt them. #GameofThrones
– OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 27, 2016
I love this Mormont kid, but this should have been Sansa’s speech and they should have been swearing allegiance to the queen. #GameofThrones
– Leigh Bardugo (@LBardugo) June 27, 2016
If next season is all Jon and Sansa getting turned on each other by Littlefinger I hope Lyanna Mormont kills everyone. #GameofThrones
– (((Tara))) (@tara_atrandom) June 27, 2016
And, of course, it was finally revealed through Bran’s visions that Lyanna Stark is Jon’s mother. That proves that Ned is not the father…it’s Rhaegar Targaryen.
Jon Snow, The King in The North. Son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen and still knows nothing. Tell a friend!#GameofThrones
– Jon Snow (@JonNightsWatch) June 27, 2016
Omg. Its going to happen. They’re going to do the DNA test. Rhaegar, in the case of Jon Snow, you ARE the father. #DemThrones
– Steelo Mean (@upthetwerx) June 27, 2016