The Battle Of Winterfell On 'Game Of Thrones' As Told In Tweets

These Tweets Are Almost As Good As Last Night’s ‘Game Of Thrones’

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The Battle of Winterfell had “Game of Thrones” fans losing it on Twitter

As a die-hard Game of Thrones fan, the first thing I do after seeing a new episode is hop on Twitter to see what’s good. Usually I’m comforted to see that things I was thinking during the episode (like, HELLO, why was it all so dark last night?) are things my fellow Thrones people are thinking too, but mostly, I’m just there for the laughs. And the memes. Oh so many memes.

Last night’s extremely nail-biting hour and 22 minute Battle of Winterfell was breathtaking, heartbreaking, stunning, gasp-worthy, and a number of other exciting adjectives. Thankfully, so much of its greatness can be summed up in these completely framable tweets.

First of all, the darkness. Twitter damn near lost its mind at how poorly lit the battle was, and not being able to see who of our beloved characters was possibly dying only made the entire ordeal more stressful.

The first moments of light ended in the complete loss of the Dothraki army. When they pounded into battle toward the dead, howling and yelping, Melisandre-magic-lit arakhs held aloft, only to see them snuffed out like birthday candles in under a minute was not a great sign of things to come.

Like, after eight entire seasons of standing by Dany’s side, they’re just… gone? APPARENTLY.

It was honestly one of the most upsetting moments of the entire episode and it came so early. My shivers began in earnest at that point and didn’t go away until the very end.

But when Jorah returned from the Dothraki charge unscathed (but without Ghost, COME BACK DOGGO) we all breathed a little sigh of relief — while also verifying the color of his eyes.

Meanwhile, as the battle against an endless night raged outside, the women, children, and Winterfell folks not up for fighting huddled together in the crypts, the place hyped as the “safest” place which was actually not at all safe considering the enemy can literally rise corpses by simply raising his hands. Didn’t think that one through, y’all.

But not all children were hiding in the crypts. Lyanna Mormont went out like the badass little Lord she was, in the hand of a wight giant who was crushing her to death as she raised her dragon glass and stabbed him right in the eye. Her heroic end broke the hearts of every single one of us — and we won’t ever forget her.