Last night, a battle eight seasons in the making hit along with the long-promised winter. All across the country, Game of Thrones fans watched the Battle of Winterfell with bated breath, and many took to Twitter to cheer, scream, and react in real time with a community born of ice and fire.
BELOW ARE SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES’ “THE LONG NIGHT.”
Many on Twitter were complaining about the decision to make the battle we’ve all been dying to see basically impossible to see.
Do I have a shitty TV or is this what the GOT battle looked like? pic.twitter.com/IJxSwuodFz— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) April 29, 2019
Me watching the Battle of Winterfell pic.twitter.com/VHYU0i4Lmx— Jamie Righetti (@JamieRighetti) April 29, 2019
Guess what? In a show involving dragons and imaginary lands I don’t need a realistic understanding of the chaos of battle. This isn’t the History Channel. It’s made up. https://t.co/zPKn3c6OGD— roxane gay (@rgay) April 29, 2019
Beric Dondarrion is the Battle of Winterfell's true MVP, because he carries a flaming sword everywhere he goes, so you can actually see who's fighting in his scenes, and what's actually going on. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/CbJtSOPCpP— Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson) April 29, 2019
In the battle, we lost some beloved characters.
Bran gonna Bran.
JORAH: I'll lead the first charge.— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) April 29, 2019
BRIENNE: I'll command the left flank.
GREY WORM: The Unsullied shall protect the gate.
BRAN: How cool would it be to fly around and just do like, general bird stuff
And can we talk about the crypt “twist” that the smartest people on the show SHOULD HAVE SEEN COMING!? Jessica Chastain gets it.
This little angel is the protector of the Crypt. Who thinks it’s a good idea to hide women & children near dead bodies when fighting The Night King?! He literally raises the dead. Tonight’s going to be rough on me #BattleOfWinterfell pic.twitter.com/GvhGPYxehP— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) April 28, 2019
As the dust settled, audiences were left unclear on some major points.
I… I'm not sure who all died?#GameOfThrones— Sarah (@Cinesnark) April 29, 2019
Will someone just please tell me what the FUCK happened to Ghost?! #GamesOfThrones— Elaine L. (@LaineyGossip) April 29, 2019
But one thing is clear: Arya Stark is the baddest badass on Game of Thrones.
Holy shit. #GameofThrones— Terri Schwartz (@Terri_Schwartz) April 29, 2019
@Maisie_Williams props to you because you did your good good work in these episodes!!!! Congratulations!!!— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) April 29, 2019
Arya rode dick and saved the whole world all in one night— she/her (@obaa_boni) April 29, 2019
Dany and Sansa better fucking recognize the real fucking queen— Kaiser@Celebitchy (@KaiseratCB) April 29, 2019
Jon Snow has now been saved from death by Dany, Melisandre, Sansa, Ygritte and Arya, but I guess he’s more electable. #gameofthrones— Monica Hesse (@MonicaHesse) April 29, 2019
YOU BEEN MY GIRL DAY ONE ARYA. DAY F****** ONE!!!!!!— Pedro Pascal (@PedroPascal1) April 29, 2019