Now that we have just about stopped happily humming the Game of Thrones intro music after a frankly fantastic episode of action, suspense and raw emotion, we can just about come back down to earth and think properly about what we just witnessed.
Warning: this article contains spoilers for episode 3 of Game of Thrones' season 7.
Absolutely loads of big goings-on went off in tonight's Game of Thrones showing, and here are the highlights of people's reactions to what they were seeing.
So dive in to get a spoilerific flavour of what went on, through the medium of tweets.
The episode kicked off with the meeting of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen – a tense exchange in which the Mother of Dragons demanded that the King of the North would bend his knee before her. Jon wasn't having any of it, and was more keen to explain the dangers of the undead...
Jon ain't got time for your game of thrones Dany. He has bigger fish to fry. #GameOfThrones- Thalia Al Gul (@SuliaJenifa) July 31, 2017
How awesome was that "meeting"? The banter and dialogue surpassed my expectations! @GameOfThrones- Thyagu (@thyag1994) July 31, 2017
A little later on Cersei had a pow-wow with none other Mark Gatiss, who so many people recognise and Mycroft from Sherlock Holmes:
Mycroft Holmes on Game of Thrones, still have the mystery and highest power #WinterIsHere- Mutya Annisa (@mutyannisa) July 31, 2017
OMG MYCROFT IS MAKING A CAMEO IN GAME OF THRONES AND HE IS NOT FOOLED #GameOfThrones- Emi Menk (@EmiMenk) July 31, 2017
Mycroft is on GoT right now.- Chrissy Corbett (@chrissy_flies) July 31, 2017
Just hear me out, hear me out:
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Emotional scenes played out at Sansa was reunited with Bran – but things got a little weird as Bran attempted to explain that he was the Three-Eyed Raven:
Almost dropped a tear when Bran and Sansa reunite. #GameofThrones- Diana (@DreamsCali) July 31, 2017
Bran's stoicism irks me & cracks me up all the same lol #GameOfThrones- Kate (@katelakyra) July 31, 2017
Bran: "I'm the three-eyed raven."- Jadie Ferreira (@jadieferreira) July 31, 2017
#GameOfThrones I think Bran Stark scared the 💩 out of Sansa with that Three-Eyed Raven weirdness- My Boo (@ShePrissy1) July 31, 2017
Bran: I'm the three-eyed raven now.- Shannon Dunn (@skploughdunn) July 31, 2017
Sansa: What's that mean?
Bran: It's hard to explain.
YOU CAN AT LEAST TRY, BRAN. #GameofThrones
Samwell was top of the class after he helped to heal Jorah – but all he did was read instructions:
Samwell Tarley remains the boss of the seven kingdoms. #GameOfThrones- SandyStClaire ✨🔑 (@SandyStClaire) July 31, 2017
"I read the books and followed the instructions."- Suzannah Lutz (@suzannahlutz) July 31, 2017
TARLY KEYS TO SUCCESS #GameofThrones
Samwell shows us the value of reading books and following the instructions #GameOfThrones- Lily Jasper (@Lajasper15) July 31, 2017
"I read the book and followed the instructions"--a word for life honestly. #GameofThrones- Amber, A Black Woman (@KillahGotYou) July 31, 2017
Samwell Tarly.. first man ever to read and follow the instructions #GameOfThrones- Ashleigh (@ashholesimmons) July 31, 2017
Arch Maester: "Samwell how did you cure this man?"- Ben (@ben_strahle) July 31, 2017
Sam: "WebMD and WikiHow"#GameOfThrones
But after all the night's action, the stand-out scene was Olenna accepting poison from Jaime Lannister – before checking out by admitting it was her behind Joffrey's death:
YOU BETTER GO OUT WITH A BANG, LADY OLENNA! BITCH!- Cocky McSwagsalot (@MoreAndAgain) July 31, 2017
I. HAVE. CHILLS. #GameOfThrones
I can't believe Olenna is GONE but she took it like a champ I have so much love for her 😩❤ #GameOfThrones- Alex (@AlexandraSlagle) July 31, 2017
Love the closing line by Olenna Tyrell. "Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me." Diana Rigg is awesome.- Richard Hennings (@BrunchFreeOrDie) July 31, 2017
Game of Thrones airs on HBO in the US and was simulcast on Sky Atlantic.
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