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Last night’s Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones marked the first time most viewers have ever been happy to see the arrival of winter. The finale was a packed set-up for Season 7, including the deaths of major characters, the crowning of two new rulers, the forming of alliances we’ve been waiting six seasons to see, some concrete news on the history of the world’s most famous bastard, and a really, really nice library. You go, Sam.
*The following post contains spoilers on last night’s Game of Thrones because, well, this is the Internet.
The Season 6 finale of GoT was full of OMG moments from start to finish and that means a lot of feelings. Here’s a gif recap of all the feels we’ll continue reeling from until Season 7 premieres next year.
The episode started with a reminder that Game of Thrones is a show that will kill Ned Stark and make children into murderers, so buckle up.
Cersei blew up most of Westeros, including the High Sparrow and Margery, and because this is Game of Thrones the destruction came only after we had to endure Ser Loras enduring that awful forehead tattoo.
Cersei’s plan became clear to you at the exact same time Margery realized all was not well.
And you quickly made your peace with the Tyrells.
Then just for a moment you felt happy for Cersei and then had to question what kind of a person feels happy for Cersei.
Then Tommen stuck the landing in quite possibly the quietest death to ever take place in Westeros.
And again you thought, snap, do I have to feel bad for Cersei?
But then you got a quick reminder that Cersei is TERRIFYING.
A grieving Olenna Tyrell took down all the Dorne women in about five seconds.
Making you think, she should rule all Seven Kingdoms?
Then you try to figure out how Varys went from Meereen to Dorne and back so fast, but Jamie missed EVERYTHING.
Then Dany makes a treaty with the Iron Islands in a real ‘Lean In’ women’s empowerment scene and follows it up by ending things with the beautiful Daario and you’re like damn, the game of thrones really is tough.
Then Dany and Tyrion have a ‘moment’ and you think wait, are they gonna get married?
Then Uncle Benjin dumps Bran in the forest and peaces out.
Which at least gave Bran time to have a vision confirming the long-held theory that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen.
And you were like, um, we know. Now let’s test if Jon can walk through fire and stuff.
When Sir Davos confronts Melisandre about Princess Shireen’s death and she said it was the Lord’s will.
Then Little Finger tried to kiss Sansa, who has not forgotten he sold her to Ramsay Bolton.
When pint sized Lady Mormont shames grown men for not following Jon Snow and declares him King of the North.
Then Arya makes up for forcing us to listen to her say ‘A girl is no one’ for an entire season by finally avenging the Red Wedding.
When Sam arrives at the Citadel and it’s like, your move, Hogwarts.
When you’re super excited that winter has arrived, but then realize you have to wait a year for the next season.
But then the episode ends with a badass new song called “Light of the Seven” and you were like, okay GoT, take your time.