Game of Thrones, series 8, first episode

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After nearly two years of painfully waiting for our beloved HBO show to return, the titan "Game Of Thrones" finally debuted its final season last night, and despite it being a relatively lighthearted episode (much to the dismay of its bloodcurdling, raw-hungry fans), there was one defining moment that stood out...and naturally became the premise of countless memes on social media soon after. The series stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. Secondly, well, it's all about Jon's good friend Samwell Tarly, isn't it?

Then, as weapons are being forged, and while Daenerys approaches a anxious Jon in the Winterfell crypts, we hear Arya's voiceover from the original season trailer: "Death".

Another Twitterati posted: "Am I the only one who didn't like it?" He's not trying to cause trouble. The two of them will have to come to either some sort of peace, or split farther apart.

When Sam emerged from his heartbreaking conversation with Daenerys, Bran was there, waiting for him in the courtyard. However, after the episode had drawn to an intense close, I perused the platform and was a little taken aback by how quickly and brazen people were being about posting plot specifics and pivotal screenshots. They have to be ready to face a war with the Night King and his army. Even though, you know, Jon has repeatedly shunned leadership at every turn, only to have it thrust upon him again and again. In fact, it looks as if he's standing "trial" of sorts, fielding questions from Sansa, Dany, and Jon Snow.

Added to all this is the awful, terrible, icky, no good fact that Jon and Dany seem to have fallen into actual love with each other, and have, well, had some unfortunately hot sexytimes for an aunt and her nephew.

Exhibit A: Instead of a warm welcome to Jon Snow, his "half-brother" (not really) that he grew up with for most of his life and whom he hasn't seen since season one, Bran just stares blankly at him until Jon Snow bends down to kiss him on the head.

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