** Proceed with caution because spoilers ahead, obviously **
If you find yourself banging your head against a wall after the Game of Thrones finale— you're not the only one. As the show is known for its brutality and zero chill with killing off main characters, the last episode of season 5 definitely lived up to expected GoT blasphemy. While major story lines were straight up martyred, there's still plenty to look forward to as the episode consisted of cliff-hangers galore with Tyrion coming to hold down Daenerys Targaryen's empire while she's held hostage (?) by a khalasar, and Arya Stark sonning yet another one of her listed enemies but going blind by the Many-Faced God for not obeying his orders. Regardless—Twitter went off.
Hitting fans right in the feels at every turn, "Mother's Mercy" was almost as merciless as "The Red Wedding." With Cersei's walk of shame for her atonement of the crimes she committed to Jon Snow being stabbed in the back—well, in the front literally, but you get the point—the reactions were much of the same.
So what is with this fanbase being so masochistic? Why do we put up with this savagery anyways? Who knows, but I'm sure at least one of the Rs in George R.R. Martin's name stands for ruthless. *Drops mic*