This post will contain spoilers for season 7, episode 6 ("Beyond the Wall") of Game of Thrones. If you're not caught up, now's your chance to escape. Go on, get!
Though it feels like we've just begun, there's only one episode left in season 7 of Game of Thrones. Thus far, fans have borne witness to some undeniable greatness: we've seen a long-awaited Stark reunion in Winterfell; we've seen dragons light the Lannister army TF up; we've gotten clue after clue about Jon Snow's true lineage; and we've learned the identity of the true hero who killed Joffrey. (Pour one out for Lady Olenna.) Unfortunately, GoT watchers have also been subjected to some sketchy storytelling—but that's neither here nor there.
Here and now, the world is reeling from the consequences of Jon Snow's not-so-well-thought-out actions, which, long story short, led to the loss of one of Daenerys's "children," Viserion. The Night King himself took the dragon out with one hoist of an ice spear. The scene was a mix of things: horrifying, heartbreaking, and... hysterical? Let me explain. In the year 2017, it's almost impossible to appreciate the full range of a TV show without the additional commentary of social media. And holy shit, did the internet deliver on this one, by immediately comparing the ice spear toss to a javelin throw.
From the U.S. Olympic Team:
To Thrones super fans who deserve awards for having the world's fastest Twitter fingers and Photoshop skills:
The Night King already gotta sponsor? mannnnnnnnn pic.twitter.com/1KD5KxOWY2— Kofie コフィー (@KofieYeboah) August 21, 2017
The internet came through. And because the internet is nothing if not resourceful, there was even a lit crossover moment between Game of Thrones and another hit HBO show, Insecure.
Sunday marks the end of season 7. Something tells me even more fire memes are on the horizon.