Warning: MAJOR Game of Thrones Season 8 spoilers ahead!
The Game of Thrones episode we’ve all been waiting for finally aired last night, May 12th. And just like past penultimate episodes have taught us (aka “The Red Wedding”), we should always expect the unexpected from this show. Not only did Season 8, Episode 5, titled “The Bells,” feature Daenerys Targaryen following in the Mad King’s footsteps, but we also witnessed a ton of major character deaths, including Lord Varys, Euron Greyjoy, The Hound, and the long-awaited demise of Cersei and Jaime Lannister who—to everyone’s surprise—died in each other’s arms.
It was one hell of an emotional rollercoaster for fans, many of whom were extremely disappointed by several key episode details. And what most of us thought would happen in the series finale is going to change now that Dany is the Mad Queen and Kings Landing is charred beyond recognition.
As always, fans had a lot of thoughts—and we’ve compiled a list of all the best memes about them.
Varys was right about Daenerys all along.
— Bann🐺 (@Phanny_Pack08) May 13, 2019
— éłêćtrïç čhåïr (@ionknow99) May 13, 2019
— Danez Smith (@Danez_Smif) May 13, 2019
Dany lost her chill and literally burned the whole place down.
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 13, 2019
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) May 13, 2019
— Ben (@Benhb55) May 13, 2019
After eight seasons, it was a rock that finished Cersei off? (Really?)
— Johannes (@johanneshvl) May 13, 2019
— Alischa (@angell81) May 13, 2019
— Ella (@ella__bou) May 13, 2019
— Arman Singh Walia (@ArmanWalia) May 13, 2019
Arya Stark went through a lot (as per usual), which has fans thinking they know how the show will come to an end. (*cough* green eyes *cough*)
— Lina Mosaab (@LinaMosaab) May 13, 2019
— Harry 🚀 (@Harray97) May 13, 2019
— fuming (@phonoxide) May 13, 2019
It turns out Ygritte was right: Jon Snow knows nothing.
— Emily Fisher (@emilykayfisher) May 13, 2019
— AVENGERS⍟assemble (@cap10sMjolnir) May 13, 2019
— Nivie (@nivmad89) May 13, 2019
— DAISY (@jacobeandaisy) May 13, 2019
And overall, this is how most viewers seemed to feel.
— Sidra Malik (@Sidra619) May 13, 2019
We can expect a lot more memes when Game of Thrones airs its final episode next Sunday, May 19th at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.