There will be lots to cover in the morning recap of tonight’s Game of Thrones, including the return of a much beloved character. The truth is, resurrecting Jon Snow in this episode may have been the only way to distract the think-piece masses from a moment on the show that many (on Twitter, at least) felt went too far.
It started out innocently enough. Roose and Ramsay were having a nice chat about strategy, when they were informed that Roose had a new son, and that Ramsay had a brand-new baby brother. Congratulations, right?
Not so much. Ramsay plunged a knife into his father, and Twitter lost its mind.
RAMSAY KILLED ROOSE #GameofThrones— Ronald (@talagtagronald) May 2, 2016
What the fuck ramsay?! #GameofThrones— shewolf (@loroaraine) May 2, 2016
RAMSAY WHAT THE HELL #GameofThrones— jess.✿ (@jess_garavaglia) May 2, 2016
WTF RAMSAY KILLED ROOSE BOLTON WTF #GameofThrones— ♚Adrian Lannister♚ (@adrianirvan) May 2, 2016
WTF! RAMSAY YOU MOTHERFUCKER! #GameofThrones— Silent Rusher Fred (@EffdUpFred) May 2, 2016
JEEEEEESUS CHRIST, RAMSAY BOLTON #GameOfThrones— RUmail Nanjiani (@RusiruAtulu) May 2, 2016
WTAF RAMSAY HAVE YOU LOST WHAT LITTLE IS LEFT OF YOUR FUCKING MIND #GameofThrones— (^-^)) Olivia ((^-^) (@unSpokenArt) May 2, 2016
Ramsay Bolton is a true vile psycho ass MF who just killed his own father #GameofThrones— Ketta (@BMomma76) May 2, 2016
Ramsay Bolton is a little fucking shit #GameofThrones— vt. (@viviantang_) May 2, 2016
Jesus, bring back Joffrey and take Ramsay instead #GameofThrones— Le Croix Devereaux (@miss_hellion) May 2, 2016
Ramsay totally lacks the patricidal finesse of Tyrion. #GameofThrones— Lisa Branford (@chtease) May 2, 2016
Ramsay Bolton is a sick sick fucker. #GameofThrones— Kyle Marlett (@oGbPrime) May 2, 2016
Ramsay Bolton just threw The Red Baby Shower #GameofThrones— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) May 2, 2016
RAMSAY IS A HEARTLESS PIECE OF SHIT #GameofThrones— naza (@mystiquejlaw) May 2, 2016
Wow! Ramsay is a bastard. Fuck that guy. Fucking asshole. Fuckin sicko. #GameOfThrones— Vic Lovón (@VicTeflonDon) May 2, 2016
Maybe Game of Thrones should’ve left well enough alone — that was enough sadism for one episode, right?
No, because Ramsay didn’t want to leave an heir behind, so he fed his brand new baby brother to the dogs, which is when Twitter went berserk. “TOO FAR! TOO FAR!” they cried.
THEY JUST KILLED A BABY IN GAME OF THRONES. I ALSO ENJOY HOW THIS SHOW MAKES MY SIBLINGS LOSE THEIR FUCKING MINDS..— Nick?! (@NELT89Proof) May 2, 2016
TOO MUCH, GAME OF THRONES.— Katie Adams (@KatieANYC) May 2, 2016
"AND THEN we're gonna have Ramsey kill his baby brother…. Right. After. He. Is. Born. IT'LL BE GREAT!" -Game Of Thrones producers probably— ally (@allyawalker) May 2, 2016
I want to continue to love Game of Thrones, but I just can't. Ramsey letting the dogs kill his baby brother? Ramsey in general?— Bonnie Jett Adams (@bjettadams) May 2, 2016
*Thinks to self "babies 👶🏻 and dogs🐶 in the same Game of Thrones episode how cute, what could be better" @GameOfThrones— Michael Osborn (@mwosborn17) May 2, 2016
Game of Thrones is too evil sometimes…..sicking dogs on a mother and her new born? Christ.— Queen*Lola*McFierce (@CaNdY_n_VoDkA) May 2, 2016
Game of thrones JUST FED A BABY TO A PACK OF DOGS. Where does this show get off????!!!!!!— Marge (@GloomyGal69) May 2, 2016
Nothing like Game of Thrones making us watch a decent woman get fed to some rabid dogs. Stay the same, show.— Manuka Henny (@Pschlarm) May 2, 2016
JUST WHEN YOU THINK GAME OF THRONES CANT GET ANY MORE SAVAGE THEY SICK DOGS ONTO A NEWBORN 👀— .TIFF (@tiffanyseeger) May 2, 2016
Game of Thrones Mad Libs:— mike toole (@miketoole) May 2, 2016
Let's have [character] force [animals] to eat [a baby let's say a baby].
No way. Nah. Game of Thrones you’ve gone too far now. WOW. No way. WOW. THAT’S A FUCKING BABY.— uché (@mynameisuche) May 2, 2016
Showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff saved their ass in the end, however, by pulling out the biggest gun in their arsenal. They brought back Jon Snow, and now all is right in Westeros.
#GameofThrones JON SNOW IS ALIVVEEEEEE— Paul (@FamousManDude) May 2, 2016
More insight and analysis on tonight’s episode from the rest of the staff tomorrow morning.