Well, Game of Thrones has truly outdone itself. Episode 9, “Battle of the Bastards,” was pretty much a perfect piece of cinematic excellence. Of course, the long-anticipated Season 6 penultimate episode had Twitter buzzing with reactions from fans — celebrity and otherwise.
A lot of people were having some serious issues with the fact that the NBA Finals were airing simultaneously.
Geraldo Rivera was having somewhat of an existential crisis about the conflict.
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) June 20, 2016
Bruno Mars was a little more laid-back about the abundance of battles that lay before him all in one night.
Wow. Sick game. Crazy thing about is there's a second game tonight… A Game Of THRONES.
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) June 20, 2016
Let’s be real, the ladies have completely owned this season and fans are loving it.
After the tragic, unexpected death of Anton Yelchin, Anna Kendrick expressed her sadness but seemed to find a silver lining in the fact that this episode was so saturated with warrior women.
Today was grim. The ladies of #GameOfThrones really pulled it out tonight. And for that, I thank them.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) June 20, 2016
The focus of the night was definitely on Sansa’s badassery and Ramsay’s brutal exit.
A writer for Shameless, LaToya Morgan, said what we were all immediately thinking, right?
— LaToya Morgan (@MorganicInk) June 20, 2016
Jace Lacob, writer and host of Masterpiece Studio, praised our girl for coming through at the very last moment. I mean, when Littlefinger rode up with the Knights of the Vale, the galaxy cheered. It was quite possibly the greatest moment in television.
Also: ALWAYS LISTEN TO SANSA. Sansa gets it done. #GameofThrones
— Jace Lacob (@televisionary) June 20, 2016
A lot of people, myself included, couldn’t help but cheer.
Josh Gad was pretty much enthralled with the magic of the episode.
Can't believe they got Tarantino to direct that episode of #gameofthrones. Jesus
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 20, 2016
Last night's #GameofThrones was easily one of the most accomplished and greatest hours of television I've ever seen. I can't get over it
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 20, 2016
Big Brother‘s Dick Donato had a revelation.
I don't think I have actually clapped at an episode of a TV show before#GameOfThrones
— Jolly Ol' St. Dick (@EvelDick) June 20, 2016
Actress Keegan Connor Tracy celebrated the end of Ramsay like we all did.
— Keegan Connor Tracy (@keegolicious) June 20, 2016
Even T-Pain had to celebrate the demise of Ramsay Bolton.
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) June 20, 2016
Emma Caulfield, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, lost her damn mind, so she let her emojis convey her emotions.
AGHHHHHHHH!!!!!! 👀👀👀👀👀⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯 !!!!!!!!!! #GameofThrones FFFFFFFFF AHAHAHHA AMAZING
— emma caulfield ford (@emmacaulfield) June 20, 2016
Kevin Smith commented on the two battles because let’s not forget that Dany flew around with her dragons to stop the impending masters’ ships from reaching Meereen.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 20, 2016
A lot of people hailed this episode as the greatest of the series and possibly in television history.
Saturday Night Live‘s Taran Killam said it best.
Best. Hour. Of. Television. Ever. #GameOfThrones
— 🇺🇸 Taran “VOTER” Killam 🇺🇸 (@TaranKillam) June 20, 2016
Tonight's ep of #GameofThrones is my favorite movie of the year so far.
— Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell) June 20, 2016
Leah Remini found a pretty successful diet during the battle.
I believe I lost 3 pounds watching #GameofThrones tonight! Best episode of the season. Crazy good!
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) June 20, 2016
Finally, Aaron Tveit said what we all were thinking when those Stark banners were draped over the walls of Winterfell.
— Aaron Tveit (@AaronTveit) June 20, 2016
All hail the Starks of Winterfell! Let’s all take a moment to re-watch Ramsay’s face being eaten over and over again.