Game of Thrones season 7 has come to an end, my friends. Revelations were shared, plotlines were resolved, a great war was set up, and the somewhat breakneck pacing has led us all to this moment. So what did everyone think? And if you haven't been watching, what are some pithy reactions that you can steal to blend in when it's the hot topic at the office watercooler?
We've trawled Twitter to find out, and collected the responses here. Read on to see the fan reactions. Oh, and it should go without saying, but SPOILER WARNING. We are talking about the season finale, after all.
One of the first big, dramatic moments in an episode chock-full of them was Daenerys' arrival at the meeting with Cersei via (what else?) dragon. Everyone was impressed save for Cersei, who ignored the whole flying lizard thing and focused on her rival's timekeeping instead. Of course, then the gang showed her what was inside their giftbox, and everyone quickly changed their tune.
The sheer audacity of Dany showing up on Drogon is how I intend to enter every party from here until the end of time. #GameOfThronesAugust 28, 2017
The best hype man in Westeros? Missandei? Ser Davos? Nope. #Drogon. You can't beat a riding a roaring dragon into an arena. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/4hf0ZT25TsAugust 28, 2017
Oh, the Mother of Dragons knows how to make an entrance. #GameOfThrones https://t.co/we7brp7uYnAugust 28, 2017
Leading up to that fateful meeting, we saw several characters reunite and play catch-up, including Brienne of Tarth and Sandor "The Hound" Clegane. Both of them were pretty proud of how their protege, Arya Stark, has turned out.
Can we talk about Brienne and the Hound acting like an amicably divorced mom and dad co-parenting Arya, their Murder Baby #GameOfThronesAugust 28, 2017
"The only one who needs protecting is the one who gets in her way"These proud parents, I simply can not.#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/ktg7wN33gjAugust 28, 2017
After last night, I am a full on Brienne/Sandor shipper. *Never* expected that to happen. I'ma call them The Beauty & The Hound. #GoT7x07August 28, 2017
Speaking of Arya, she and her sister Sansa finally - finally! - stopped leading the audience on and teamed up to end Petyr Baelish, AKA Littlefinger. While it seemed at first that Sansa was letting Littlefinger manipulate her into executing her own family, it turned out that the sentencing was directed at him, not her. Fans loved it.
Sansa: you're being accused of murder and treason, what do you have to say for yourself.... Lord BaelishBaelish:#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/dbWT1zL8JgAugust 28, 2017
I'd like to nominate Littlefinger getting exposed as the new "Blinking White Guy" GIF #GameOfThrones #GameOfThronesFinale pic.twitter.com/bmoGv27qdgAugust 28, 2017
Sansa: How do you respond to these charges....Lord Baelish?Littlefinger: #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/qL7tYmSkC3August 28, 2017
When you get your revenge after waiting for years.... #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/C5uKJj6qyRAugust 28, 2017
I shouldn't be laughing this hard #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/8piD0UNlkzAugust 28, 2017
#ThronesYall #GameOfThronesFinale Sansa: you stand accused of murder, treason. How do you respond.....Lord Baelish?Entire audience: pic.twitter.com/drSMYmJLhCAugust 28, 2017
Littlefinger: No one was there. You didn't see anything.Bran:#GameOfThrones #DemThrones pic.twitter.com/4uwmoVNteLAugust 28, 2017
Ladies and Gentlemen, Little Finger is finally dead #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/P3Ysc7zwx7August 28, 2017
Another big payoff was finally getting explicit confirmation of Jon's parentage. Yup, his father was a Targaryen, his mother a Stark. The all-seeing, all-knowing Bran laid it all out for Sam, who also revealed that Jon was born in wedlock, making him a legitimate heir and not a bastard at all. The timing on this revelation could've been better though, as Bran basically narrated while audiences watched Dany bone her nephew (not that she would know). Fans also pointed out that given his seeming omniscience, Bran could've told those around him of some slightly more pressing matters.
it isn't incest if you don't know she's your aunt #ThronesYall #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/nWhvhf8DpyAugust 28, 2017
Bran: "I see everything" *Cersei betrayal happens**Ice Dragon happens*Bran: "Let me tell you what Jon's real name is"#GameOfThronesAugust 28, 2017
When youve been waiting for Dany&Jon to get together and it finally happens-as Bran narrates the story of how theyre related. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/ayxwY3EKpYAugust 28, 2017
Season 1: EWWWWWW INCESTSeason 7: YEAYYYYYYYY INCEST#GameofThronesAugust 28, 2017
Aegon Targaryen of House Targaryen, first of his name, King in the North, the White Wolf, the Undead, the Aunt Fucker. #GameOfThronesAugust 28, 2017
Jon Snow is not a bastard, but he probably just made one.#GameofThrones #GameofThronesFinale #ThronesYall pic.twitter.com/f2sPiE38JgAugust 28, 2017
Daenerys: "My dragons are my children, they're the only children I'll ever have."Jon: "Challenge accepted" #GameOfThronesFinaleAugust 28, 2017
Of course, there's no way to talk about the season 7 finale without addressing the undead ice dragon in the room. Er, at The Wall. Well, that's gone now too... Y'know what, this was a bad metaphor. Point is, the Night King used his reanimated Viserion (who now spits blue flame) to destroy The Wall and begin his march south. It was undeniably cool to see and the zombie horde will be a major focus for season 8. That said, some couldn't help but notice a passing similarity to the World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King.
Bran: Nothing will get through this wall. Viserion: #GameOfThrones #ThronesYall pic.twitter.com/u7bKuqIq9aAugust 28, 2017
i'm not sure if i am crying because it is my poor baby viserion or because it looks so damn amazing #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/S8dp52Zf2iAugust 28, 2017
this is LITERALLY VISERION right now #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/dCzZmL7t9MAugust 28, 2017
#GameOfThronesMe after watching the wall fall pic.twitter.com/DkqitkMsRJAugust 28, 2017
When Game of Thrones goes full Wrath of the Lich King. Feelsgoodman. pic.twitter.com/Bv8NJiSnKDAugust 28, 2017
Wow what a great trailer for Game of Thrones S8 https://t.co/6NF5o783EWAugust 28, 2017
Now for us to patiently wait... ugh, two years?! I know an army of the dead probably isn't going to be the fastest thing in Westeros, but come on!
Mood until 2019 #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/hA6s9BzUN8August 28, 2017
Ok what the fuck do i do now that #gameofthrones is done 😩August 28, 2017