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Twitter Lost Its Damn Mind Over Tonight's Episode of 'Game of Thrones'

By Dustin Rowles | Game of Thrones | May 1, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Game of Thrones | May 1, 2016 |


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.

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.

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.

More insight and analysis on tonight’s episode from the rest of the staff tomorrow morning.

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