Or perhaps it'll make more sense when I watch the next episode. Surprise and suspense are an important part of the television experience for some of us. Part of the joy of experiencing television in single-episode installments is the excitement, suspense, and confusion of waiting for next week. The best episodes of Game of Thrones leave us craning our necks toward the TV whispering to ourselves, "That's it?" hoping that the credits will give way to scenes we know deep down will never come.

We spend the next few days combing over the recaps, thinkpieces, and power rankings trying to come to terms with what we've just seen. This experience, the last closest thing we have to water cooler talk outside of sports, is valuable to some of us, and we don't want it interfered with.