Okay, anyone who hasn’t seen last night’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” out of the post. Seriously. Don’t even take a moment to glance at the title again, just GET. OUT. NOW.
This is usually a spoiler-free zone, but not today. If you’re looking for something spoiler-free checkout Stephanie’s review of “Avengers: Endgame” — here. For a pick-me-up, you can watch (or re-watch) Taylor Swift’s new ME! music video — here.
Okay, last chance. This is your last SPOILER ALERT!!! This is officially on you now.
Now that they’re gone — OH. MY. GOD. I’m officially retiring from speculating and just enjoying the ride. The Iron Throne may still be up for grabs, but it’s pretty clear who runs this world.
Gents, you did a great job. Special shout out to Theon who made the mistake of getting his shit together, and went down fighting the good fight. However, the ladies owned this battle.
It all started with Melisandre who may have been late to the party but did not come empty-handed. She literally brought the heat and all the cheat codes. As if that wasn’t enough, she had the top assist of the night with her subtle hint of brown eyes, green eyes, BLUE eyes, to the night’s MVP.
The biggest kill of the night goes to Lyanna Mormont who crushed it while being crushed. She may have been pint-sized ruler, but she was a true badass. She saw a giant problem and she attacked it head-on. She also received the very rare honorable death. One that was worthy of her character.
Finally, there’s Arya, who had both the most surprising and least surprising moment of the battle. How could anyone but her take out the Night King? I won’t lie, for half a second I held my breath and saw her life flash before my eyes. Then she reminded us all why she is still here — she’s scrappy, skilled, and she gets shit done.
I could literally talk about this all day, but I’m going to cut myself off here. Just like the aforementioned females, I need to get shit done. So, here’s to a Monday that’s as motivated and powerful as the women of Westeros.
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