We, as a nation, have spent the last week rendering our garments, preparing to lose everyone we’ve ever cared about during tonight’s Game of Thrones episode. Most of it was so dark Twitter spent most of the first hour cracking jokes about the lighting (or lack of), because we couldn’t see what was happening or who was dying anyway.
Anyway, after over an hour of horrifying battle scenes, Game of Thrones gifted us with one of the most satisfying, epic moments yet: Arya Stark killing the Night King. Yes, our fiery, feisty, and fearsome Arya took down the King of the Dead!
The assassin spent most of the episode reminding us why we love her in the first place. After ensuring Sansa will be safe in the crypts and entrusting her with a weapon, she leaps into the frenzy atop the battlements and takes down wight after wight. Arya even inspires The Hound to shake himself out of his doldrums and get back to fighting. Melisandre appears to give her a much needed pep talk just as it seems all hope is lost, and sends her off to complete the most badass kill we’ve seen on this show in a long while. What do we say to death? NOT TODAY!
Below, some of the best tweets in honor of a real one.
Our Arya understands politics and we have to respect that.
Ayra has two wild nights, though for her I imagine “losing your virginity” ranks somewhat below “feeding an enemy his own son.”
It was looking pretty grim for a while there…