Spoiler warning: Stop here if you haven’t watched season 7, episode 4 of Game of Thrones.
After a week of leaks and spoiler ambushes on social media, the masses finally got to see season 7’s fourth episode. It started with an unusual scene between Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) and Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), but “The Spoils of War” shot into many fans’ “best GoT episodes ever” lists by its end.
Have a look at some of the most talked about moments from the episode below.
But first, why Bran’s “Chaos is a ladder” line freaked out Littlefinger: He was quoting Littlefinger back to himself.
Also, a little appreciation for Meera (Ellie Kendrick), who took her leave of emotionless Bran.
Meera: my brother died for you, Hodor and Summer died for you, I almost died for you.
— Steve Mac (@ThatSteveMac) August 7, 2017
— Denizcan Targaryen (@MrFilmkritik) August 7, 2017
And now the best moments:
When Arya (Maisie Williams) hit the gate of Winterfell, there was a nice echo of young Arya, the cat chaser, at the gate of King’s Landing from season 1 trying to talk her way past the guards there too.
This time, Arya slipped away and disappeared, but Sansa (Sophie Turner) knew her little sister visited their father in the family crypt. Tears!
A GIRL IS ARYA STARK OF WINTERFELL
— Louise Belcher (@soykawai) August 7, 2017
Sansa tells Arya that Jon (Kit Harington) is going to be stoked to see her.
Sansa to Arya: "he was happy when he saw me, when he sees you his heart might stop"
Sansa's never been so right in her entire life
— cris (@mardyjon) August 4, 2017
Arya: You should get new guards
Arya: I almost sliced open their throats just to watch them bleed out
— John Anthony (@chocobohomo) August 7, 2017
— Destiny Samuel (@dessysamuel27) August 7, 2017
Sansa: "Bran's home"
Arya "How is he?"
— ED-weird (@MorningWeird) August 7, 2017
— Nerd Girl Says (@Rachael_Conrad) August 7, 2017
Jon wants to show Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) the dragonglass, then “There is something else I want to show you [in bed], your grace.” OK, it’s just some ancient cave carvings (like France’s Chauvet Cave).
Jon Snow 100% doodled those cave drawings before calling Daenerys over.
"The swirl says we should be friends."
— Jeff Loveness (@JeffLoveness) August 7, 2017
One romantic torchlight chat later and…she’s asking him to bend the knee again.
— CeCe Stern (@ccstern84) August 7, 2017
The gang’s all there when they exit the cave, including Hand of the Queen Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), who has some bad news. Fed up with the failures of Tyrion’s ideas, she turns to Jon: Advise me now, future nephew-husband!
Arya training with Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) was everything we love about this show.
"Who taught you how to do that?"
I SEEE WHAT THE FUCK YOU DID THERE ARYA STARK#ThronesYall
— DJ Khal (@TheCoolTeacher_) August 7, 2017
is maisie williams lucky to play arya stark or is arya stark lucky to be played by maisie williams
— arya (@ncrthqueen) August 5, 2017
My baby girl Arya Stark though!! #GameOfThrones
— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) August 7, 2017
— Jenifer Naoe (@jeniaoe) August 7, 2017
I just want an entire series about Arya Stark being an assassin. PLEASE HBO. pic.twitter.com/xIvXFLwhfH
— Austin (@AustinCTweets) August 7, 2017
— UAK (@ualreedykno) August 7, 2017
Arya, Sansa and Bran are finally reunited! Also, when Sansa saw Arya fight with Brienne she was like pic.twitter.com/Pgu08lrUU3
— Derek Tahara (@DerekTahara) August 7, 2017
Jon: “She has a good heart.”
Ser Davos: “I’ve noticed you staring at her good heart.”
But then: Theon.
— The Game of Nerds (@TheGameOfNerds) August 7, 2017
— That Girl (@MizzEllen) August 7, 2017
Theon saves his own ass by asking after Sansa.
Jon: “What you did for her is the only reason I’m not killing you.”
$10 says Theon Greyjoy sells out the humans and ends up with the White Walkers. It's his M.O.
— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) August 7, 2017
This was posted a couple of days ago, but still applies:
Littlefinger/theon: hey Jon…
Jon: *dont fuck him up, don't fuck him up, don't fuck him up, don't-*
— Shadeisha Pettyson (@_hopepeacelove) August 5, 2017
Bronn: “Men sh– themselves when they die. Didn’t they teach you that at fancy lad school? Well, I learned it when I was 5.”
Bronn loling at "Dickon" is the highlight of this whole show
— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) August 7, 2017
Is anyone else still laughing about Bronn laughing about "Dickon"? That was the most Bronn moment of everything Bronn. #Gameofthrones
— CK (@wordsabound) August 7, 2017
Why was that Dickon Tarly's first battle
He's like 35#GameOfThrones
— ghost, to me (@GhostEsq) August 7, 2017
Then the Dothraki horde descends on the fields outside of King’s Landing led by the Mother of Dragons riding Drogon.
— zennyyoo (@zennnyyooo) August 7, 2017
— Matt Nazario, M.Ed. (@MattMNazario) August 7, 2017
What do you think Rhaegal and Viserion say to each other whenever they get left at home? Do they feel unloved? #GameOfThrones
— Kwame Opam (@kwameopam) August 7, 2017
— CorneliaT (@CorneliaT123) August 7, 2017
Jaime: “Qyburn’s scorpion is over there”
Bronn: “Go get it then.”
Jaime: “I can’t shoot with one hand.”
Bronn was out there like pic.twitter.com/Zxm7MFaWDy
— Sean. (@Way2FengShui) August 7, 2017
Is it possible to be Team Daenerys and also be ride or die for Bronn? Asking for a friend. pic.twitter.com/ZsPkoM68qj
— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) August 7, 2017
I've never felt so much anxiety fearing for the safety of a fictional animal that's never existed in reality. pic.twitter.com/3EQTK4WoIv
— Victor Nikki🇺🇸 (@hapkidobigdad) August 7, 2017
— William Flachmeyer (@wotto357) August 7, 2017
You can kill thousands of men but once that dragon is hurt I'm like. pic.twitter.com/cm1IbtAud7
— Salim Stark (@SalimAlSamar) August 7, 2017
And Jaime decides to charge a downed Drogon.
Tyrion, watching from afar: “You f—ing idiot.”
Everyone! FLEE, YOU IDIOT.
Jaime: There's a dragon. I'm gonna charge straight at it. I want to be call "Dragon Slayer" Oops💥 #GameOfThrones
— La Marie (@FordMcCartney) August 7, 2017
— Cliff Pringle (@Sunnysdad34) August 7, 2017
the acute tragedy of jaime lannister being the only person in the world who cares about both cersei and tyrion
— ✍ (@aprikii) August 4, 2017
I genuinely think Jaime Lannister, as a character, is George R.R. Martin's finest creation. He's the defining tragic figure of that story.
— Alison Herman (@aherman2006) July 31, 2017
Calm down, everyone – it’s not like Jaime died. Oh, wait…
— Jeff Wheeler (@AnotherJeff199) August 7, 2017
— Arre (@arrestormborn) August 7, 2017
— Dominique Tipper (@Mi55Tipper) August 7, 2017
I don't know what excited me more about GOT tonight. The last few minutes, or that one scene in the teaser for next week. #GameOfThrones
— Tess (@TessTales) August 7, 2017
When I grow up I want to be Arya Stark. Or a dragon. #GameOfThrones
— Robot Chicken (@cyborgturkey) August 7, 2017
— Sarah |V|ayersohn (@Maayerson) August 7, 2017
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