Spoiler warning: Stop here if you haven’t watched season 7, episode 3 of Game of Thrones.
Not only was #GameOfThrones trending, but so was “Olenna,” “Euron,” and “Tell Cersei.” And while each of those moments were highlights of the episode, the highlight was the meeting between Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and his aunt Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).
What a great beat in the series. We were all so focused on Jon meeting Daenerys, we didn’t stop to think what Jon’s reaction would be when he met her kids. The scene also gave Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) a nice moment, smirking as Jon and Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) hit the ground.
— Shingai Mureriwa (@MureriwaShingai) July 31, 2017
Then the meeting that was promised finally happened.
Missandei: This is Daenerys Targaryen, blah blah queen mother dragon khaleesi blah blah
One hour later..
Davos: Dis Jon Snow #GameofThrones
— Lady🐺Stoneheart (@LSHNorthAF) July 31, 2017
Ser Davos’ folksy charm doesn’t go over well in this environment; for one, in announcing Jon’s status as King in the North.
"He took a knife to the heart…"
— GoT Things (@GoTthings_) July 31, 2017
Davos: he took a knife to the heart
— M!ke (@mykiie_) July 31, 2017
— Manny Pérez (@mperezidente) July 31, 2017
In an aside, Jon’s masterful brooding makes Tyrion feel like a failure at brooding over failing.
— Cassie Wentlandt (@BendinInTheWind) July 31, 2017
Later, at Dragonstone…
— Steph Dixon (@Stephh_Dixon) July 31, 2017
I hope Jon Snow can mine dragon glass as fast as Euron Greyjoy can build 1,000 ships #GameofThrones
— Matt Crews (@crewser82) July 31, 2017
After granting Jon his dragonglass request, Daenerys does the over-the-shoulder look back at him. Everything about this dude is different — most notably, this is one of the few times a male leader hasn’t come at her penis first.
We saw this parade in last week’s preview of this episode, so we knew there would be some epic gloating involved. But when Euron (Pilou Asbæk) marched triumphant into King’s Landing, he had a few of us at home — some reluctantly, some not — cheering for him, too.
— Loras Tyrell (@SerLorasTy) July 31, 2017
Euron walking into King's Landing tonight like… pic.twitter.com/zKtCNaKt4p
— Joe Caporoso (@JCaporoso) July 30, 2017
— Beach Bird (@beachbirdsurf) July 31, 2017
Euron flat out asked Jamie to his face if his sisterbabymomma likes a finger in her booty. Greatest GoT villain of all time.
— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) July 31, 2017
Jaime's reactions to Euron are giving me life 😂😂😂 #GotS7
— C (@Derek2008) July 31, 2017
Euron is that dude who buys you a drink at the bar without you asking and then thinks you're indebted to him
— Katy Coduto (@katydee) July 31, 2017
You may not have liked Myrcella and Tristan’s Game of Thrones–style Romeo and Juliet tale, but Myrcella really was an innocent and didn’t deserve to die. Plus, you know, Ellaria (Indira Varma) also violated guest right and all.
Am I feeling sympathy for Cersei? What is this show doing to me?! #GameOfThrones
— Aanchal Bhakuni (@AanchalBhakuni) July 31, 2017
We should’ve known what the Sand Snakes were in for it when we saw Cersei’s off-colored lips. Cherry-red isn’t her usual look.
like I hate Cersei but no one does revenge and monologue-ing quite like Cersei #GameOfThrones
— Iggy (@DetroBOOM) July 31, 2017
Lannisters are up 28-3 #gameofthrones
— Jonathan 🏒 (@JonathanPapz) July 31, 2017
(Just a thought: Wasn’t Tyene Bronn’s favorite? Think on the possibilities for a minute.)
Also in the Cersei dept, it was also nice to see Mark Gatiss return as Tycho Nestoris, representing the Iron Bank of Braavos.
— Humphrey (@humphreylitan) July 31, 2017
— lee (@okshaleila) July 31, 2017
Sansa: *close to tears, running to hug Bran*
— Denizcan Targaryen (@MrFilmkritik) July 31, 2017
— erica marie (@eisfabulous) July 31, 2017
— U.S.S. Gendry (@AreyouthereZod) July 31, 2017
— Marie (@handbagbaby) July 31, 2017
Bran has been smoking way too much weirwood tree 😂 #GameOfThrones
— King Jon Snow (@LordSnow) July 31, 2017
Bran talking to Sansa about the Three Eyed Raven is all of us explaining this show to our parents.#GameofThrones
— Daenerys Targaryen (@Daenerys) July 31, 2017
The Archmaester’s (Jim Broadbent) inspection of Jorah Mormont’s (Iain Glen) healed grayscale-scarred skin was thankfully much less moist than Sam’s (John Bradley) treatment of the disease last week. Sam took another risk and won again, and viewers applauded his rule-breaking ways.
— Scott Rushing (@theScottRushing) July 31, 2017
— Tim Fredrick (@tim_fredrick) July 31, 2017
Samwell's actions are an example of not waiting for permission to do what needs to be done. #GameOfThrones
— Kevin D. Murry (@kevindmurry) July 31, 2017
Sam is DEFINITELY getting an invite to the Slug Club after tonight's episode. #GameOfThrones
— Jordan Kranse (@jkranse) July 31, 2017
Samwell you could have been killed, or worse, expelled. #GameOfThrones
— Kristin Elizabeth (@thenalivaika) July 31, 2017
— Elisabeth Ashlee (@lis_ashlee) July 31, 2017
Cersei: Nobody could execute a more vicious revenge than me.
Olenna: Hold my glass of poisoned wine. #GameOfThrones
— Laura Mac (@LauraInAurora) July 31, 2017
— Bilal (@Sillly_Point) July 31, 2017
— escobasar (@Basarldn) July 31, 2017
— – (@RosiieCortez) July 31, 2017
— Michelle Romano (@michellleromano) July 31, 2017
— gendry is coming. (@househarington) July 31, 2017
— giovanna (@gilucena) July 31, 2017
"Tell Cersei I want her to know it was me." And just like that Cersei's entire war against Tyrion is proven to be for nothing. #DemThrones
— Rod (@rodimusprime) July 31, 2017
It takes Jon 1 ep to go far south.
White Walkers have been heading south for 7 seasons and haven't hit the Wall yet. #GameofThrones
— Mark Alvarado (@FineHijinx) July 31, 2017
— Kyra Nicholai (@knicholai) July 31, 2017
#GameOfThrones next week
B: I'm the 3-Eyed Raven
S: Arya.. talk some sense into him!
A: I'm a many faced assasin and I killed all the Freys
— Scruffy Old Grump (@KL2YM) July 31, 2017
— Domenic Z (@DomZenga) July 31, 2017
— Dan Palmer (@Daniel__Palmer) July 31, 2017
— Little Miss Stanley (@LindsaySpinzay) July 31, 2017
#NoConfederate was also trending, as a contingent of GoT viewers mingled their episode 3 observations with protests of producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ announced next project: an alternate universe in which the Confederate States won the Civil War and slavery remains.
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