Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for those who haven't seen the "Game of Thrones" finale.
After we watched Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) begin her descent into madness by leading the massacre at King's Landing at the end of the penultimate episode, Jon Snow, the true Targaryen heir did what he had to do, much to our chagrin.
"You are my queen, now and forever," would be the last words Daenerys would hear before Snow plunged his sword into her gut. Ouch.
Devoted GoT fans were even more gutted than Daenerys after realizing the epic adventure that had captivated them since its premiere on April 17, 2011, was over.
The Iron Throne... finally. Was it worth it? #GameofThrones #ThronesYall https://t.co/zpciTGiJlX— Black Girl Nerds (@Black Girl Nerds) 1558316285.0
@saensastark John betrayed the Queen.— Eileen Jiang (@Eileen Jiang) 1558324660.0
Some thought the Mad Queen's death was justified.
@saensastark @Legendcr Well her parents were brother and sister. And her grandparents were brother and sister. Surp… https://t.co/t5VttAi4U4— Averagegumdrop (@Averagegumdrop) 1558348567.0
@EileenJiang9 queen was crazy so— sarah| queen in the north (@sarah| queen in the north) 1558324772.0
@nikabell @daenerysmyquee1 @memommy68 @saensastark That literally doesn’t change the fact that she also said she wa… https://t.co/5hCIBLTW7z— emily 🌊 (@emily 🌊) 1558352033.0
But that didn't mean it was easy to watch, nor was it expected.
@saensastark Broke my heart— 2020 ITS ON ! Dastardly Don BEGONE (@2020 ITS ON ! Dastardly Don BEGONE) 1558317233.0
@susanna_g888 @saensastark Had so much more to do , so many more lands to conqueror. Long may she reign— Cohen Schwager (@Cohen Schwager) 1558326902.0
@saensastark I didn't see that coming— mitchell henson (@mitchell henson) 1558316562.0
@saensastark I understand Danys crazyness last show. Groef makes you do things you normally wouldnt. Hurting ppl h… https://t.co/H2edp39kgO— Cheyenne ❌ (@Cheyenne ❌) 1558320900.0
"Bran the Broken" became the King of the Six Kingdoms (after Sansa insisted on ruling the North independently.) So how did everyone feel about that?
For starters, people didn't stand for it.
@BlackGirlNerds Can’t stand him. 😑— MonCheri83 (@MonCheri83) 1558318139.0
BRAN HAS BEEN TROLLING US ALL! #GameofThrones #ThronesYall #DemThrones https://t.co/pzl48632X9— theblerdgurl™️ (@theblerdgurl™️) 1558317257.0
When you don’t contribute in the group project & still get an A #TheFinalEpisode #GOT https://t.co/UwsAC1JYLH— ||SMKS|| 📸 (@||SMKS|| 📸) 1558317874.0
Some found it predictable.
@LJEModelAgency I saw it coming. When they killed the Night King before he got to King’s Landing. They had no where else to go.— theblerdgurl™️ (@theblerdgurl™️) 1558318925.0
@theblerdgurl I saw it to. But when he said he’s going to find Drogon and then left the room... this dude is a bum ass king. 🤣— LJE Model Agency (@LJE Model Agency) 1558319018.0
@theblerdgurl I JUST... https://t.co/9RuXZUAcY6— Nicole Pierman 🌸 (@Nicole Pierman 🌸) 1558318580.0
Sansa just out here dropping bombs tonight. #GameOfThrones https://t.co/NoanECiqGZ— Binge Mode (@Binge Mode) 1558317390.0
I’m actually not mad at this. #demthrones #thronesyall #got— Bettina The Miniature Pony (@Bettina The Miniature Pony) 1558317421.0
Despite the outcome, emotions ran high knowing this was the closing of an epic chapter.
WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU, STARK FAMILY. Your parents would be proud. #GameOfThrones 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/n0boe6e3cD— Binge Mode (@Binge Mode) 1558318079.0
okay but when they showed all the starks walking, i truly LOST it, full sobbing mode #gameofthrones— calum (@calum) 1558318989.0
@marvelmnds This Got damn show 😩😩 me too snot and all— Meredith L. Johnson (@Meredith L. Johnson) 1558319263.0
@marvelmnds Me too. My husband's told me, "there's no crying in game of thrones"— J (@J) 1558319418.0
Last time I’ll be hearing this Theme song with an episode I haven’t seen following it 😭😭😭— Matt Seabrook (@Matt Seabrook) 1558314266.0
Discussion immediately followed as the credits began to scroll.
It's time. #TalkTheThrones is LIVE with @MalloryRubin and @netw3rk along with @ChrisRyan77, breaking down the fin… https://t.co/4NBVggoqBo— Binge Mode (@Binge Mode) 1558320053.0
Game of Thrones really ended like a last minute written essay that was due an hour ago.— niggathée chalamet (@niggathée chalamet) 1558317756.0
@bettinajudd Thought it a perfect ending. Now let's see G.RR Martin top this! @GameOfThrones— CAROL BRISCOE (@CAROL BRISCOE) 1558319310.0
Brienne out here altering Jaime Wikipedia page— Tyler R. Tynes (@Tyler R. Tynes) 1558317947.0
Here are some of the best reactions to the final episode.
There was plenty to say.
Drogon destroying the iron throne because new king Bran got his own seat #GameOfThronesFinale #TheFinalEpisode… https://t.co/BQsGfs8JtY— Pravin Suthar (@Pravin Suthar) 1558318476.0
HE FOUND JAMIE’S GOLDEN HAND IN THE RUBBLE https://t.co/g3XOO7Yb2Y— antonio (@antonio) 1558314798.0
sansa @ all her haters after outliving all her abusers, getting the north's independence and being crowned the quee… https://t.co/vsVdoV8fg1— mir. sansa stark warrior (@mir. sansa stark warrior) 1558317506.0
ARYA STARK > CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS— h (@h) 1558317889.0
THE QUEEN IN THE NORTH THE QUEEN IN THE NORTH THE QUEEN IN THE NORTH #GameOfThrones https://t.co/cGot55xeEM— kryn (@kryn) 1558317661.0
This world cannot be over. We must see the rising of a new dawn.
@debrowniess Sequel!!!!— leftcoaster🇺🇸 (@leftcoaster🇺🇸) 1558322750.0
HBO adamantly stated there will never be a season 9, but a sequel or prequel series taking place in Westeros is not out of the realm of possibility.
A spinoff, tentatively titled The Long Night, is in development and will begin filming this summer. The series will star Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse, and will co-star Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Miranda Richardson, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo.