WTF just happened?! Fans of Game of Thrones are still reeling over the HBO show’s epic, insane and bloody season 6 finale, which aired on Sunday, June 26.
Warning: Spoilers ahead!
The jam-packed episode, “The Winds of Winter,” included multiple shocking deaths, the majority of them caused by Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). As GoT diehards know, Jaime Lannister’s incestuous twin blew up the sept in Kingsland, killing hundreds, including Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) and Ser Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones). The queen made sure that her son Tommen Baratheon was far from harm’s way, but after learning of the attack he killed himself. Though in mourning, Cersei ecstatically sits upon the iron throne at last.
This being Game of Thrones, the brutality and bloodshed didn’t end there. Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) finally completed her vengeance to-do list when she sealed Walder Frey’s (David Bradley) fate with a special, um, meal. In disguise, she killed Frey’s sons, served them in a pie, and slit his throat.
An explosive episode of GoT wouldn’t be complete without Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington). As the Queen of Dragons, now armed with a huge, unified fleet of ships, she moved one step closer to arriving in King’s Landing to claim the throne, and the true identity of Jon Snow’s real parents was discovered by his brother, Bran Stark, in a vision. (To sister Sansa’s subtle disappointment, Jon also finally won the approval and support of his Northern allies, who anoint him ‘King of the North.’)
Viewers of the episode were obviously left shocked long after the credits rolled. “Omg Cersei. Omg aria. Omg jon snow. Omg daenarys. OMG GOT,” one fan tweeted on Sunday. A second added: “ARIA IS SUCH A SAVAGE. DAENERYS IS ABOUT TO SHOW CERSEI WHATS UP NEXT SEASON AGHHHHH #GOT.”
For more, read the recap here — and browse through some of the best Twitter reactions below:
— Reggie Cunningham (@kidnoble) June 27, 2016
So Cersei is now Queen of Westeros. #GoT
— Joe Gizzi (@districtjoe) June 27, 2016
Never thought I’d love Cersei Lannister. Spectacular stuff in that last GOT episode.
— Ahmad (@ahmadf_o) June 27, 2016
Cersei got what she wanted at a huge cost. #GoTFinale
— Karen Scott (@Karenknowsbest) June 27, 2016
So…GOT recap…cersei officially MUST die
— Shadowdancer (@MCcentricity) June 27, 2016
Cersei’s got skills
— Cameron McDonald (@C_mcd98) June 27, 2016
CERSEI LANNISTER!!!!! #GOT
— Ted Ten (@teddydow) June 27, 2016
Me every episode of GOT: *im naming my daughter Aria*
— S†εph Bro (@stephbroseph) June 27, 2016
The Starks are finally home, Cersei got to burn the city, Aria got her revenge, Dany’s smug ass coming, AND WINTER IS HERE!!
— the martian bride (@swinegypsy) June 27, 2016
Aria or Denarius, can’t tell who got the baddest bitch award.
— Daniel Lee (@Dleesta) June 27, 2016
!!!!!! Freaking tf out over GoT rn
— Maria ♛ (@QueenM_aria) June 27, 2016
Killing off Margaery? Margaery was an amazing character who dominated pretty much every scene she was in. It’s dumb they got rid of her.
— Friend A (@Rem_Abila) June 27, 2016
Margaery got cheated. Her death is pretty disappointing. Other characters in the series die when they screw up. Margaery didn’t screw up!
— Friend A (@Rem_Abila) June 27, 2016
The best episode ever ? full of actions but I’m really sad about queen Margaery ? #GOT
— Mansour (@only_Mansor) June 27, 2016
Margaery deserved better, but the Lannisters will get what’s coming to them. #GoT
— ㅤ (@royaIty) June 27, 2016
im watching the got finale and jon snow being lyanna starks son was the biggest plot twist ever
— josie (@msterpieceofsht) June 27, 2016
— Emily Simpson (@e_simpson13) June 27, 2016
Jon snow the King of the north niceee #GOT
— Bernard (@benninwa) June 27, 2016
Jon Snow is going to have both power and beauty #GOT ??
— Ahmad Zewita (@zewita) June 27, 2016
Wow what an end to the season,beware the woman scorned,but to be fair Jon Snow doesn’t stands a chance with all the women next season #GOT.
— Theresa Riches (@TheresaRiches) June 27, 2016
I think the greatest twist in Game of Thrones is Jon Snow #GOT
— Nnaoma (@Chatterbox_mike) June 27, 2016
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