My friends and I took bets tonight on how many deaths there would be out of the seven major characters who went beyond the Wall.
I guessed six. Only Jon would survive.
I was preparing myself for the worst because I knew this episode tonight was going to be catastrophic.
It was. It was catastrophic, but in an even more terrible way than I could have imagined.
WARNING: Do not continue reading unless you’ve seen Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall.”
I’ve been prepping myself for a dragon death since that dragon crossbow was unveiled. But the horror of the dragon not only dying but then being reborn as a walker was enough to bring me to tears and then make me feel like I was going to lose my dinner within a matter of minutes.
The horror I feel cannot be described. And the horror is only going to continue, because now the White Walkers have a dragon. And the pain will only continue, because you know Daenerys is going to see it. And we have to see it. And we now know the dragons are not even a little bit safe.
Thankfully, I have Twitter to help share my grief. Let these tweets help you laugh through the tears.
— Jessica Napoli (@napoli_jessica) August 21, 2017
— phoebs (@phoebss12) August 21, 2017
— Yari (@YARITZAGF) August 21, 2017
— Taylor Ryan (@ohtaytaytayy) August 21, 2017
— Willi White (@WilliTroyWhite) August 21, 2017
— Tina (@xtinatedesco) August 21, 2017
— Jason Pellegrini (@JPellegrini1983) August 21, 2017
— Bianca (@BiancaIafrate) August 21, 2017
— osha (@oshawildling) August 21, 2017
— The Hodgenator (@thehodgenator) August 21, 2017
— Kellie (@__kellie__) August 21, 2017
— Jess Dellen (@theDellenator) August 21, 2017
— Veronica Lopez (@veee_low) August 21, 2017
— Victoria Torrez (@Vic_Torrez) August 21, 2017
— mira (@Iadytargaryen) August 21, 2017
— 😇 (@CelesteTheBesst) August 21, 2017
— Chucky Blalock (@chuckyblalock) August 21, 2017
— Mina (@rminamin) August 21, 2017
— Gabby VanAlstine (@GabbyVanAlstine) August 21, 2017
— Sierra (@RoseSie_) August 21, 2017
Jon saved Drogon's life. And he was furious about Viserion. I LOVE THE PAPPA OF DRAGONS
— .* (@jonftrhaegar) August 16, 2017
RIP Viserion. Although, by next season, we’ll probably all be rooting for his death — again — since he’ll probably be breathing ice over all of our heroes. FML.