Epic battles and tragic deaths lit the internet on fire with the releases of Avengers: Endgame and the third episode of Game of Thrones final season, “The Long Night.” These two pop-culture juggernauts not only concluded major conflicts in their story arcs, they turned millions of heads upside down.
As a fan of both franchises, I am still processing the fallout from Game of Thrones more so than Endgame. For two consecutive weeks now, Game of Thrones has toyed with my emotions. Last Sunday’s “The Long Night” episode featured 82 minutes of the most intense scenes I had ever watched on TV.
Fans can attest to that jaw-dropping ending being the most memorable, but last night’s episode, “The Last of The Starks,” upped the ante with another shocking moment. After the episode was over, I immediately surveyed Twitter looking to deliberate with my Game of Thrones pals. Sidetracked by reading countless fan reactions, messaging those friends quickly shifted into retweets and micro-discussions with other fans.
Unaware that 30 minutes had past, unread messages began flooding in from one of my friends. The most recent message read “???” As soon as I opened the conversation, two preceded with “They killed___” and “Watching it Monday…don’t tell me anything.” Right away, I was afraid that I’d inadvertently spoiled one of the episode’s biggest moments. Was it one of my retweets or a comment from another comment?Read More