A few months back, Game of Thrones show runner David Benioff announced that season 7 would only be seven episodes long, opposed to the usual ten. But they're making up for the short season with extra action. Last night's episode featured a massive battle between the Dothraki horde and Lannister army while Daenerys rained fire from above on the back of Drogon.
Social media users were on the edge of their seats for a solid 15 minutes...
At first, people were naive enough to think that Jaime actually stood a chance.
And then Drogon happened.
As soon as it became apparent that things were going down, no one knew who they were rooting for.
me: OMG BRONN DON’T KILL DROGON!— (@JHerondaleW) August 7, 2017
me: OMG DROGON DON’T KILL BRONN!
me: OMG JAIME DON'T KILL DAENERYS!
me: OMG DROGON DON'T KILL JAIME!
But some people were pretty clear with their allegiances.
Others remembered Olenna Tyrell's advice to Daenerys.
And as much as people love Jaime, they were screaming at their television screens.
NO JAIME, EVERYTHING IS NOT FINE.
And once it was all over, this realization hit everyone like a truck...
Episode 5 of Season 7 of Game of Thrones, "Eastwatch," was packed full of some pretty incredible moments and fans are already chomping at the bit for next week's episode.
However, the most important detail from the show probably flew right past you, despite the fact that it seemingly foreshadows one of the biggest possible conflicts in the series, and blows a huge point in the plot wide open.
This is a massive potential spoiler, so if you're the type of person to get annoyed by that, then it's probably best you don't keep reading.
But of course you can't help yourself, so I want you to sit back and consider last night's scene between Samwell Tarly and Gilly as she pores over the diary of High Septon Maynard. Tarly's a bit preoccupied with his work, as is usually the case, when Gilly asks him a seemingly innocuous question:
"What does annulment mean?"
Sam, too busy to pay serious attention to what Gilly asks, says it means ending one marriage so a person can marry someone else. Then Gilly follows up and says that the annulment was for a "Prince Raggar," and since Jon Snow is the love child of Prince Rhaeger and Lyanna Stark, that means that the Targaryen King very well may have technically ended his marriage, married a woman he was madly in love with (Lyanna) and birthed a son who is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne.