^that was the look on my face for the entire hour and a 1/2.
I’VE BEEN DRAGGED
“game of thrones” dragged tf outta me.
first “avengers: end game” did a slight tug,
but “game of thrones” dragged me down the block.
in all of my years of good tv (with potential spoilers)…
i ain’t NEVER seen no shit like that.
i thought the “battle of the bastards” was intense,
but the “battle of winterfell” took it to another level.
i thought they were pretty much doomed.
as soon as the dothraki and their fire swords went out,
that’s when i said it was pretty much lights out.
i still can’t get my shit together.
the death count is pretty much 1 milli+,
but the characters that died were (via “the hollywood reporter“):
Victim No. 1: Dolorous Edd (Ben Crompton). The acting Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch is the first main character killed in the battle against the White Walkers, following the undead’s first major assault on the forces of the living. He’s stabbed from behind after saving Samwell Tarly (John Bradley); it’s a death that mirrors what happened to poor Pyp (Josef Atlin) during the Castle Black battle in season four’s “Watchers on the Wall.”
Victim No. 2: Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey). The Lady of Bear Island is no more. She doesn’t die without a fight, though. She’s standing in the way of an undead giant when it bursts through Winterfell. After she’s bashed out of the way, Lyanna stands back up and charges at the giant. It grabs her, lifts her up, and makes a crucial mistake: letting Lyanna get too close to his undead face. She drives a dragonglass dagger through the creature’s eye, defeating the biggest foe on the battlefield, save for the Night King and the undead Viserion.
Victim No. 3: Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer). The Lightning Lord has died many times — and now, his watch has finally, officially ended. Beric does his best to rally courage in the Hound (Rory McCann) throughout the battle, and is most effective when he leads Clegane on a mission to rescue Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) from getting overrun by wights. Beric loses his life on that mission, sacrificing himself to keep her alive. “The Lord brought him back for a purpose,” Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) tells Arya when Beric passes. “Now? That purpose has been served.”
Victim No. 4: Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen). Once the Prince of Winterfell, then Reek, then a hero who stood his ground all the way until his dying breath. He once jumped ship when he couldn’t face off against Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek). At the end of the line, Theon was more than ready to take on the deadliest foe of them all: the Night King, master of all White Walkers, who he tried to skewer with a spear. Of course, he didn’t survive the showdown, but it’s the thought that counts.
Victim No. 5: The Night King. You read that right: the Night King is dead, stabbed in the gut by Arya Stark, using the same Valyrian dagger that was once meant to kill Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright). Chekov would be proud. Since the Night King is dead, that means the entire White Walker army is done, too: Viserion, all the other White Walkers, the Wights — all of them.
Victim No. 6: Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen). He’s killed after doing everything in his power to defend Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) once she’s surrounded by wights. He’s stabbed multiple times, and yet, he manages to push on right until the bitter end. His death, combined with the death of Lyanna, means we have seen the last of House Mormont.
Victim No. 7: Melisandre (Carice Van Houten). The Red Woman is one of the surprise heroes of the night, showing up to Winterfell right before the battle begins. She arms everyone with fire, guides Arya into the act of killing the Night King, and when it’s all over, she collapses in a heap outside the gates of Winterfell. The Great War is finally over — which means Melisandre’s watch has finally ended.
they all went out like OGs,
theon had such a great arc.
i’m glad he went out defending bran and died at his true home.
i loved how jon was about to square off with that dead dragon.
i was like…
“It’s over Jon.”
although i was confused about what he was thinking,
trying to run up on the night king?
he knows he raises the dead.
i thought sansa and tyrion were gonna do a double suicide.
the true hero of this episide tho:
get this vixen her roses.
i want only the best for her.
i thought she was legit dead by that throat grab,
but she remembered all of her teachings led up to that moment.
i’m so glad i got into this show.
i would have been missing out on some epic shit.
lowkey: everyone talking shit about sansa not fighting.
she isn’t a fighter.
what do folks want from her?
she is pretty much a behind the scenes ruler.
dany only picked up that sword because she had to.