Warning: Contains Spoilers
We did it guys, we made it through The Long Night, give yourselves a pat on the back.
Though it was rather hard to see sometimes, many people survived and many people died, others who were dead died again, came back to life and then died again.
Though one person/cold-hearted being in particular came to an end in spectacular fashion, in a twist no one saw coming (except for the whole prophecy thing of course…).
So what were we all doing during the most epic episode of Game of Thrones ever? We were on our phones of course! Because it’s not really an experience unless you validate it on the internet, right.
Apparently so, because The Long Night has officially become the most tweeted-about scripted television episode of all time. More people tweeted about the recent Game of Thrones episode than any other TV show in history. (Well up to a point anyway – imagine if Twitter was around when The Beatles played The Ed Sullivan Show? Or during the moon landings!)
The staggering showdown garnered more than 7.8 million tweets, according to Variety. Second place on the list was, unsurprisingly, the season eight premiere, which gained over five million tweets.
In 2019 alone, there have been 52 million tweets about Game of Thrones, with the most tweeted characters – during The Long Night – being Arya (obvs) then Night King (bae), Bran (evil?), Jon Snow (mind that dragon!), and Cersei (she wasn’t even in the episode!).
While we know 15.9 million viewers tuned in for the second episode the eighth season, viewing figures for The Long Night have not yet been released.
A girl has a name. Everything that happened to her leads to THAT scene.
— Harshal (@iHarshalWatts) April 30, 2019
This is Bran.
He gives the dagger to Arya.
He knows where and how it's going to end, but keeps his mouth shut.
Brain doesn't give spoilers.
— Henryxz henryxz (@HenriHenryxz) April 30, 2019
Jon Snow fan boys just sit the f*ck down. 😏
Your boy did absolute f*ck all.
Man was ducking worst than AJ.
— Punzee (@official_punzee) April 30, 2019
Despite not appearing in The Long Night, Cersei Lannister was still one of the most tweeted-about characters. That’s because, now the Battle of Winterfell is over (we think), our attention must turn to King’s Landing. Cersei is heavily featured in the preview for next week’s episode.
Check it out here:
As Daenerys says, referring to the upcoming clash with Cersei:
We have won the great war, now we’ll win the last war.
Of course, Dany’s army may be smaller now, but at least it’s not undead. Bring it on!
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.